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Aqua Grill
Aqua Grill
  • Address:
    950 Sawgrass Village Drive
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
    Neighborhood:
    Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $30 and under

Aqua Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aquagrill.net
  • Email: CPaige.Aquagrill@gmail.com
  • 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: Seafood, Steak
  • 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 (904) 285-3017

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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Loved the atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food was so good and cooked perfectly. The specials were certainly noteworthy ."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Good food but took way too long to arrive. Server continually interrupted conversations. Very noisy on balcony. Just an okay spot."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Expensive and not good. The service exceeded the quality of the food."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time as a first timer. The service was excellent.Charity our server could not have handled the ten of us better. The food was fresh and very well prepared. The manager check in with us to assure our satisfaction. We will return."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We found the menu to be stale & out of date; including the salad starter. The fried fish in my husband's seafood platter was very watery and unappetizing. It was a struggle for me to get what I wanted- an appetizer and a $4 side. I specifically requested no salad & nothing more be added to my plate, but it arrived with a mushy side of veggies. Finally, it was not worth the $25 they charged me for the items that added up to $13 separately. We will not be dining at Aqua again, very disappointed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food, service were fantastic.Ross was attentive and knowledgeable. My wife had the best lobster of her life and I thoroughly enjoyed the Osso Bocco. Portions were generous and everything was cooked to perfection. We will be back whenever traveling in the PV area. Seafood chowder was also amazingly good. Had no room left for desert."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Aqua Grill is my go to restaurant when I want a great meal in a comfortable environment and good wait staff. My wife and I have never been disappointed with any meal. The seafood selections are always solid and the kale caesar in a nice change of pace."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Aqua Grill is a wonderful restaurant. They did it all right last Saturday evening. Great table, great service, great food. We will return !!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great Food...Great Service...Prices high but, good quality...will be going again..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our experience at Aqua Grill was great. In relation to other reviews, the hostess was a bit "cool". However, our waitress Ann was very friendly and helpful, giving recommendations and explanations when asked. We had scallops for a starter and then a BLT wedge salad, which was very fresh and flavorful. My husband's entree was the vidalia crusted flounder, which was excellent. I had the Mediterranean salmon with orzo, which I enjoyed. For dessert we shared the banana creme pie. This was fresh made and very good. The overall experience was very good, and we'd visit again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service was very good, very friendly. We ordered the fish Hemingway, selecting grouper over tilapia. The food was scorching hot when it arrived at the table, far too hot to eat. We both felt the reflected heat on our faces. It was 8-10 minutes before we could safely eat. By then, the fish had overlooked and was a bit dry. The sauce over the fish amounted to about a teaspoon, far too little for the portion size. The potato selection with the fish was a baked, sliced, somewhat crispy variety, which looked very good. It was far too salty to eat though. We remarked that it was potato flavored salt. All-in-all the food was inferior compared to a number of similar restaurants in the Beaches area, many of them less costly."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Have dined here several times and have always had a good experience. Extensive menu with many interesting twists on seafood. Notable wine list. Service is exceptional. They obviously do a great job training their servers."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "we were seated at nice table without asking, wait staff well informed and knowledgeable about menu. appetizers were quite good, fried green tomatoes were among best we have ever had. main courses shrimp dish was excellent. However, blackened fish a la "Atkins" was overwhelmed by strong blue cheese flavor amidst the vegetables and fish. Fish itself was good, We felt it was too expensive. noisy group at nearby bar area was a little issue for conversation. Overall we enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Always a great time at Aqua Grill. Food is excellent."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Aqua grill met all expectations. Wobbly outdoor table fixed quickly. Food terrific"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great outdoor dining. Great salads and seafood. Always a constant great place to go."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We are visiting the area and ate at the Aqua Grill three times during the week. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food and service were outstanding too. We will definitely return again when we're back in the area!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "But service wasn't up to par. Our server was more interested in "turning the table" then giving us excellent service....even though we had told her it was my birthday (special occasion). Server came across "impatient" when I was tossed between deciding a seafood dish or a meat dish. Good thing the food was excellent."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I travel every week for work and for personal reasons I choose to eat gluten free. I asked the waitress if she had a GF menu which she brought and guided me through with outstanding recommendations. It was evident she was familiar with it. I ordered the blackened triggerfish that was to come with avocado, balsamic and goat cheese. Yummy. I ordered the Kale Caesar which was also highly recommended. Both were absolutely delicious however a couple notes. It is a good thing that I am not a Celiac and GF is a lifestyle choice as the salad came with croutons and the chef substituted Blue Cheese for the Goat Cheese both of which would be a major problem for someone with Celiac disease."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Although the menu had but 2 selections both were outstanding as Irish food. Our waiter was excellent."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "You won't go wrong going to Aqua Grill for seafood!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "First visit. Buying property in area. Will be a go to place for us. Great special seafood dishes the night we dined."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Very poor Filet, gristle and tough. more like a cheap Sirloin. Ate half, left the rest. Manager was great, adjusted the bill but dinner was a flop. Grouper (?) was nice but overpowered with sauce and rice flavor. Could have been any fish and would not have known the difference. Out of town visitors so we really expected a great dinner. Too bad."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Tammy, our server was so great to us. She explained the menu and was energetic about the food. We will be coming back to this great restaurant."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We have eaten at Aqua Grill before and the food was good but a little disappointing this time."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My wife and I were visiting Ponte Verde Beach for the first time for an extended weekend of golf. We enjoyed our time here and were looking forward to a nice dinner on our last night out. Aqua Grill was rated #3 in Ponte Verde Beach by TripAdvisor so we took a shot at it. In summary, it was really disappointing and our worse dining experience while we were here. While the food was above average, the service was terrible (eg. they served our main course as we were 1/2 way through our appetizers), there were long waits at other times, the waitress didn't seem that engaged, and the ambience seemed dated and lacking. We're usually pretty easy to please but we both found this place and our last dinner very disappointing."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Finally- a nice place to dine where you can also talk to you friends. Quiet enough to enjoy. And the food was good, if not a bit pricey. But then it was Valentine's day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and great service! Can't go wrong eating here!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Northeast Florida. Their gluten-free menu is outstanding. The food is prepared carefully and is presented graciously. Just alittle pricey, but excellent food, service, and accommodation."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We dine here for our anniversary, and it was the ideal location. Great food, wine and drinks. An attentive but not overbearing staff. First rate without being over-the-top expensive. Don't miss Aqua Grill."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Had a rehearsal dinner event recently, and it was the best rehearsal dinner I've been to. Our servers, Angela and Scott, were always present, and we never had to ask for a thing because all of our needs were anticipated. The menu was vast, the food fresh and cooked to perfection. We had steak dishes, seafood and chicken dishes at our table, and everyone was thrilled with their choices. I would recommend this place for any special event or just a great night out for delicious food."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "My branzino was tasty, presentation poor. It would have been better to filet before serving. Kale salad good. Blackened mahi mahi good. Again they should work on presentation."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We loved the food and service. The fish was just wonderful. We loved the bread and salads. Very fresh. We will go back again when we are in the Ponte Vedra area,"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This was our first time to the Aqua Grill. Our server was very helpful and asked if we were first timers. We started with the calamari, which came out quite quickly. It was as good as advertised. The garden salads were tasty and the bread nice and hot from the oven. My wife had the flounder special, while I tried the Mahi-Mahi small plate. Everything was wonderfully prepared. We would definitely come back!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food is great, the service is good, the ambiance is pleasing. It is a favor restaurant when we visit the Ponte Vedra area. We know that we will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We haven't been to this restaurant in over a year because the last time we were there, the server was extremely rude. Went decided to go back again on Saturday night and, unfortunately, got the same waiter. When asked how they made the cosmos, he stated "I don't know, I am not the bartender". Any other questions we asked, we received a snide comment. Don't think we will give this restaurant a third try."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and ambiance however the service was really lacking for the price level of the restaurant. There was a lack of attention to our table and service was extremely slow. We often had empty water glasses and drinks. The house dinner salads took 25 mintutes to receive as well as lengthy delay on entrees. This is a very seasoned establishment and ticket times should be better. I don't understand why restaurants don't employ "beverage stewards" just to keep drinks flowing and incidental needs.?"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "One of our special places. It is a 40 minute drive one way but the food is worth the drive."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This is the 3rd time we were spending New Year's Eve at Aqua Grill !"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Made a last minute New Years Eve change but fortunately was able to only get a very early dinner reservation. The menu was different for the occasion so it took a little more time to decide. The only negative for the evening was the waiter coming by 4x in 5 minutes to ask if we were ready to order. Otherwise the meal was great and we'd gladly return."
    Dined on 12/31/2013