Aqua Grill
Aqua Grill

Aqua Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aquagrill.net/
  • Phone: (904) 285-3017
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm,, Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Mike Thomashunis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Banquet Specialist for over 22 years!
    Aqua Grill provides elegant rooms for your rehearsal dinner, graduation, anniversary party, as well as the ambience for corporate meetings. We can arrange and personalize our facilities and menu to satisfy your event"s specifications and needs. Our lake view private dining room
    can serve up to 60 people. Our lakeside patio seating and private bar can accomadate up to 120 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Cary Paige 9042853017

Getting there

  • Cross Street: A1A and PGA Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Aqua Grill
Consistently chosen as one of the "Top 25 Restaurants" by Jacksonville Magazine, and repeatedly recognized as the "Readers Choice Favorite Restaurant" by Women’s Digest Magazine, Aqua Grill continues to wow its guests with superb cuisine and service for over 25 years. As one of the oldest and most successful owner operated restaurants in the Jacksonville area, Aqua Grill continues to differentiate itself from the masses by always delivering an unforgettable dining experience.
Appreciated by its customers for the expansive menu and seemingly endless choices of eclectic cuisine, Aqua Grill serves only the freshest gourmet seafood, aged Angus steaks, live Maine lobster, creative pasta dishes. Also available are vegetarian selections, and special dietary requests are always honored. Dining choices at Aqua Grill include the casually elegant main dining room, the private banquet room with scenic lake views, al fresco dining with lakefront patio seating or the ever popular lounge.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Aqua Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (44)great for outdoor dining (44)special occasion (33)good for groups (29)scenic view (24)romantic (19)great for lunch (19)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (16)notable wine list (16)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Another wonderful evening
    blakej
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    We have never had a bad meal or poor service at AG. There is always something for everyone on their extensive menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant.
    Eric
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    After a great day at TPC Sawgrass this is a great place to relax and eat. If you are staying at the Marriot...they will drive you right over!! Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dad's birthday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    VIP room was nice for the 5 of us. The $3 brunch drinks were delish! The brunch food was just mediocre at best. They should stick with their regular menu it is much better. We have been there many times before and will continue to dine there just not for brunch. Tempura filet mignon was tiny and overcooked. The chicken & waffles needed a true flavored hot sauce, served with Tabasco..not good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aqua Grill with friends
    welltraveled
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The food and atmosphere was good. Our server was very attentive and our friends loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love2betheir
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We have been customers for over 18 years. This is our special restaurant for birthdays,anniversarys, and whenever we have guests ciome to visit. Please----don't ever leave. Service & foor have always been execellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great good and service!
    BDC15
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The patio was a great evening spot and the Mahi Mahi was fantastic. The restaurant was very busy but our server never left us waiting for a thing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ga458
    Ga458
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Nice place but food didn't live up to reviews or price. Steak was good but my husband ordered shrimp scallop & swordfish it was not good at all. Maybe we ordered wrong thing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    untamed58VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Unique expansive menu. Food is tasty, nothing special though. Website states casually elegant (seems like an oxymoron to me) however this restaurant is quite casual.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as we remembered
    divinedining
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It's been about two years since we last dined at Aqua Grill (we don't live in the area) but the food, service and atmosphere were excellent. We were celebrating an anniversary and highly recommend this restaurant for a date night or any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Second Visit
    sbm7117
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Loved the restaurant last April and returned in October. Salad dressings were bland. Lobster expensive and tasteless. Weiner Schnitzel sauce was bland and lacked flavor. Rolls were doughy. Server had trouble remembering ice for my martini.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outside Dining
    EBF711
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Selected since wife wanted lobster. Lobster perfectly prepared & reasonable price. I have morracan fish. OK - fish overcooked & not apparently fresh. Other outside dinners were smoking creating poor ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Cindi
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Very enjoyable and the food was delicious. We all had different meals and shared and each eas very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect as expected!
    aahice
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Wonderful Birthday celebration with the fam and special guest visiting from NY. SO happy to spoil her with a special birthday dinner at Aqua Grill. Our server, Ashley was flawless and lots of fun. Loved her. And thanks to the owner who sent our table a luscious shrimp cocktail dish to share AND a key lime pie dessert on the house. Wonderful dining experience as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    WE visit Ponte Vedra every three months, first time for brunch with kids, food and service excellent, Jennifer did a great job, so far my favorite restaurant in area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beat the crowd!
    RickVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We decided to go out early . Made reservations on Open Table. We were seated right away. Always enjoy the meal....regular menu items and specials!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Two couples enjoyed an excellent meal and a pleasant visit. We looked forward to their fresh fish and had a difficult time choosing with so many wonderful options. All of our dishes were delicious. I especially recommend the Mahi Rizzo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very, Very Good
    jlbc
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Aqua Grill is always a great place to dine. There is seating inside and out. Good view. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great food!
    Tblevins
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was great. Food, customer service. One of the best restaurants I've been too!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary delight
    JaxBchRob
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first time and we had dinner reservations fro 6:30 but arrived early and were immediately seated. The waitress knew everything on the specials and how they were prepared as well as the items listed on the menu. She also had a good knowledge of the wine list. The ham wrapped shrimp appetizer came out promptly and was fantastic and with perfect timing the salads were brought out so as not to crowd the table. Upon finishing our salads the entrees came out and they were both fabulous. My wife had the salmon and I had the angus filet. There was no need for a to go box as we both cleaned our plates. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Mdfnf
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Ok food but not deserving of near top restaurant in ponte vedra on trip advisor
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprising Find
    DixonGuy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I found this gem only because of its proximity to a conference I was attending. The food was incredible and our servant was a blast. I highly recommend Aqua Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • billy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Delightful experience! As always, you can count on excellent service, great presentation and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tom w
    Tomsfood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a great time with friends and the food and service was excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thediners
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Always, always consistently superb food and service. Creative menu with something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Dinner is always excellent, but I was a little disappointed with brunch. The French toast and the waffles were mushy and not cooked through and the portions were way to big. Since I am such a big fan of Aqua Grill and love their dinner menu so much, I will give brunch another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    Nana
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We asked another couple to go to brunch & all 4 of us had a great experience. Quality of food, variety of food, & service was top notch. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    aboveandbeyond
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The first thing you notice upon entering is the outdoor trash receptacle with stained pavement and stray cats. None of the three are welcoming features. Upon entering the restaurant in the daylight, it is dark and and the interior feels dated, only to become narrow through a hallway and opening to the main dining room that also seems tight and dated. The dinners were extremely large. We would have preferred half the portions at half the price! It was just too much food, although the food itself was good, people from out of town can't take home leftovers! Portion control could be addressed with prices to match!
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  • New Favorite Beach Spot
    IlovetoDine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been there twice in the past month and this place is awesome. Our server the first time was Mandy and the second time was Freddie, you could tell that both of them where very knowledgeable and experienced servers. They have a great wine list, great cocktails, and it's all easily listed on a Ipad which is a very cool touch. The food was Amazing, especially the Seafood. I had the Mahi Rizzo the first time and the Ahi Tuna the second time....so good. We had a Shrimp and Brussel Sprouts appetizer both times which was to die for. They have a great selection of salads that you can add to the entrees. Get the Crab Salad. This is a very professional restaurant with great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • billy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. As always great food & attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Aqua grill is great - VEGAN OPTIONS
    ChipandNancyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Have been enjoying the new brunch menu, but whatever AG is doing now with their dinner menu is also really superb. I had a meal that was so good and beautifully plated, I had to take a photo. I was able to substitute tofu in place of the regular selection which was ahi tuna. For me, being able to eat vegan is important, and a rarity here in Jax. AG will do this for you on any entree they can. It was absolutely delish. Will be back again and agin.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely horrible experience
    pontevedralocal123VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We live in ponte vedra but hadn't dined @ aqua in years - and now we are thankful we avoided it all those years. The food was absolutely horrible - virtually inedible. We went there with a guest from the UK and we were mortified by the horrendous quality of the food. Had our waitress or anyone else bothered to ask how our dinners were - we would have gladly told them. Instead - the best solution is to never return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Antiquated Reception
    JParVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    They received my reservation, but reported to Open Table that I had missed the reservation. Hostess/ Reception needs to move from paper to computer!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can you get a bad meal at AG?
    blakej
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I ask as I have not had one yet. This was my first try for the highly-recommended Eggplant Parmesan. It did not disappoint. The generous portion even provided dinner at home the next evening. Everyone at the table enjoyed their meal. The staff was accommodating as I had blown it and showed up a day late for our reservation. Be sure to get the calamari!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was disappointing.
    Rouge
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Service was diasppointing but at least the food was good. The restaurant was not that busy yet I had to stop a server to ask for service. A wine list was not provided and in my reservation I had already stated that it was a birthday celebration. The server did not tell us of their brunch cocktail specials (which we would have enjoyed had we known) I just happened to overhear another server. When we asked for a glass of Prosesco we were given a split of Cava - not the same. I've been dining at Aqua Grill for many years and the past two experiences have been disappointing in the service area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly excellent
    Mark
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a fish special and a filet mignon. Both were cooked to perfection and fork tender. The martini list was interesting. The fried green tomato appetizer and the clam appetizer were both dynamite. The portions are generous and the presentation excellent. Our server never missed a beat and anticipated our every need. I highly Recommend Aqua Grill and understand why their success has lasted 26 years.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was great fresh and on time service was good just spectacular surf and turf. And be sure and get the fried green tomatoes app great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Spent an enjoyable dinner at Aqua Grill for my birthday. As a member of the restaurant's email club, I received a free meal for my special day. Can't beat that! Our server was very friendly and attentive. Look forward to returning again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    phbailey
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was good but not exceptional--e.g., fried green tomatoes had too much coating but the sauce was terrific. The server was really friendly & accommodating to our large party. I'd go again if staying close by, but I wouldn't make a special trip to eat here. Prices were rather high but typical for other restaurants in area, I think.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a View
    Nana
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Party of 2 had a window table overlooking the lake. Service was prompt and efficient. Food was wonderful and we would hghly recommend the Aqua Grill to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 393 reviews are from the Aqua Grill reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Had a great Birthday dinner. Our waitress, Laura or Lara, not quite sure, but she did an excellent job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate