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Catches Waterfront Grille
Catches Waterfront Grille

Catches Waterfront Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.catcheswaterfrontgrille.com/
  • Email: Catches@eastlakellc.com
  • Phone: (727) 849-2121
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner : Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Comfort Food, American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Thomas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View
  • Private Party Contact: Catering Manager (727) 849-2121
  • Entertainment: In our Tiki Bar which is the largest of its kind in Pasco County, we have some of the best entertainers in town, on the weekends 7-11pm and 4-7 reggae on Sundays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 19
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have onsite parking with plenty of room and also handicap accessability.
A word from Catches Waterfront Grille
You"ve come to the right place if your looking for fresh seafood, awesome crab cakes and some of the best appetizers in town. We offer great daily drink specials as well as being situated on the Cottee River for an amazing meal while watching the boats go by
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The Easter Brunch menu looked great but some of the dishes were disappointing. The prime rib was raw and tasted funky, and the pork chops were way overcooked. For the hefty price the lack of quality was inexcusable. Desserts, wherever they got them from, were delicious though. Also even though it was a self-serve buffet, our party was charged an automatic 18 percent gratuity that we found insulting."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The restaruant is well lit and very nice. Our server was very nice but was obviously new at her job. She did not know the wine list or some of the food items. When I asked if the Seafood Bisque was cream or tomatoe based she said she guesses that it is a little of both becasue it is pink. When we ordered wine by the glass and asked for the Pinot Grigio she asked for the name of it. There is only one Pinot Grigio by the glass on the menue. She did try very hard to please and did check back with us often. We were both pleased with our food and the size of the portions."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The ownership of Catches we believe have changed hands over the years. Some visits are better than others. With this visit, a pre-Easter celebration, we came away very impressed. Mostly due to our waitress, who was attentive, but not over bearing, pleasant and funny but not over doing it. The food was very good, portion a bit small for the "market price" but all in all, very good. We like the ability to walk over to their Tiki Bar & Hut and enjoy the outdoors in a very large covered patio and bar."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The outside dinning was a wonderful experience. Very friendly excellent service, excellent food and relaxing view, nice music. Pleasant romantic evening. We weren't rushed. Drinks from the bar were excellent also. Overall wonderful experience."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We ate at Catches for the first time in March 2014. They seemed very disorganized. We were seated relatively quickly but we were then ignored for a full 20 minutes. There didn't seem to be any waitstaff in the main dining room. There appeared to be waiters outside, but they didn't come inside. Everyone was complaining. We eventually flagged down a waiter who was working on the other side of the room. He couldn't find the waiter assigned to our table so eventually he did wait on us. The food was fair at best. It was very disappointing."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Catches has been a longtime favorite of mine and I go there quite regularly. Keep in mind, however, that if you happen to get there during prime dinner hours on a Friday that you'll have a lot of trouble finding parking (I had to follow a couple who were leaving in order to get a parking spot) and had I not had a reservation the wait was nearly an hour. Food is amazing, with delicious soups and fish entrees as well as wraps and salads that are fresh and large. The desserts are varied and always a winner with my party. A great value for the money, my dining partner found that he could take a leftover that would easily give multiple servings."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "200 reservations our night plus walkins and I was expecting a long wait for our food. Remarkably it came out in 20 minutes and it was all great. I have never seen Catches that full. Our visitors were very happy too. All liked what they ordered. Too much breading on my Basa filet tho on my reef plate. Tad salty too."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went on Valentine's evening with a reservation. We were seated in a fairly short amount of time and the service was a little strained but not too bad. Like many of the other reviews this place has the potential to be something really special but it doesn't quite make it. Have been twice and both times it has been fine - good food and good service(but not great) - but it just seems like the place should be a couple of notches better because of the restaurant itself and the great river views."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We loved everything about Catches: the food was outstanding, as was the service. It was a very Floridian, nautically themed atmosphere, light and bright, and makes a fantastic lunch outing on the water. I'm going back for dinner at my soonest opportunity."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The Catches provides a lovely atmosphere for dining. The service and attention were above the norm. The pace from appetizers to dinner was just right. Like all restraunts these days could use a little sound absorbing technology. The level of noise increases as the number of patrons increase. The speech level increases in concert with that increase so you can be heard. Noise is my biggest complaint with any restaurant.."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Good food, friendly waitresses. Multiple TV adds to the surrounding atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Been here for many winters. Menu changed to boring. Fish selections were not interesting or special. We remembered a superb fish meal last year. Ended up with non- fish selection. Waitress forgot salads, served with meal after we reminded her. Won't go back any time soon."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Seafood platter broiled was good but the crab cake was excellent. Real identifiable pieces of crab and a great taste. Even though the place was packed our service was timely and friendly. We will definitely return and bring guests."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was very good. Fish was well-prepared. Bar attendant was very slow. They had a sign on the bar that said 1/2 off apps, if it's not valid on a certain day, it should be taken down. Waitress at our table was very friendly. Price was a little high for what we got."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had lunch on a weekday. There was one large group and several couples scattered in a very large restaurant. Décor is nautical and very nice looking. Dining room is stepped so everyone can have a view of the river. Mahi wrap and lobster quesadilla both good. NE Clam Chowder was tasty and plenty of clams but plenty of potato too. All in all a great lunch spot, easy to get into even during "season"."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The server was very friendly and attentive. the menu was varied and everyone in our party was very pleased with their food."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We enjoy eating at Catches when our friends come to visit from out of town!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Making the reservation was easy, a change in the time was done by staff with ease and they were cheerful about it. We were seated almost immediately in our preferred/requested seating. Our server was cheerful, knowledgeable about the menu and brought drinks, apps, salads and food at a timely pace, so cold was cold and hot was hot. A very pleasant experience and the food was very good, as she had promised and we were expecting."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "great food. have never had bad experience .have taken several friends to your restaurant .have always been happy with service and food"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had a young lady waiting on our table whose name was Patience, she was very attentive as was the gentleman who was shadowing her, Rick. The food was delicious and I know our group of 6 were extremely satisfied. Thank you,"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Our salads were crisp and fresh with a variety of greens. Our dinners were fantastic the fish was very fresh and tasty not over done at all. The dinner bread was warm and fresh served with olive oil would have been nice to have been offered butter also. The service was fantastic the server was attentive without being a pain."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner on New Year's Eve. We reserved for 5:30 p.m. to beat the rush. The service was prompt, attentive and friendly. We didn't feel rushed and enjoyed our rib-eye steak and sirloin steak.. My sirloin was a 10 oz and done perfectly to my liking. We had a table with a view of the water, and the atmosphere was very nice. I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The Christmas day buffet had just about everything you could possibly want. The salmon was delicious! Our wait time in the lobby was excessive considering that we had reservations and there were 4 families in the lobby after us who were seated before us. We waited about 30min. I had requested a booth if possible, so I suspect that may have contributed to the wait, but communication would've been nice as I would've readily taken a table to save time. Other than that, it was really nice. The food was good and our service once we were seated was great. I do think that the restaurant was shooting themselves in the foot by adding the tip onto the bill as people are generous during the holidays and the restaurant probably could've gotten more."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Nice building. No waterfront dining. Good view of the parking lot though. Waiter could barely speak English and knew little about the food. He tried though. Go to RL instead."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Had the snow crab plate and it was wonderful. You get so used to over cooked or dried out crab, that when you get perfect crabs legs you need to let people know. Service was spot on and friendly. It was a great treat."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Christmas buffet was marvelous...we were pleasantly delighted..."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We decided on Christmas morning to go out for Christmas dinner. We went online searching for an open restaurant and came across Catches. It was too early to call and make a reservation, but they had an online reservation service which I used. The wait was minimal. The booth was spacious, and the decor was beautiful. They had a Christmas buffet with so many wonderful dishes. My husband and Mother-in-Law were especially fond of the lobster bisque. Our waitress "Danielle" was a gem. She was very attentive and friendly and went out of her way to make our experience enjoyable. Not only did we find a great Christmas dinner, but I found a new favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Brought a group of 13 people to the restaurant. Waited 45 minutes for food arrival. The waiter was good but kitchen staff was bad. This was at lunch with only one other table occupied."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Our little party of 4 had a very nice time at Catches. Great casual dining establish with good food."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Great night out, moderately expensive, food is very good, outdoor dining is wonderful. We were treated to a Christmas boat show while we were eating, and live music from across the river, a pleasant surprise and made for a great dining experience."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Had a very good dining experience. Our waitress was very attentive and was awesome. The food was very good with good size portions. Enjoyed the end of happy hour half priced drinks. Would recommend this restaurant for good drinks and food."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "Best when sitting outside. Prices comparable to area. Caesar Salad is a must."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "What a great place! Ate on the riverside porch which had boats going by as the sun was going down. Fabulous backdrop to a great meal. Fish was perfectly char grilled accompanied by beautifully seasoned grilled veges. The fish stew was delicious and packed with flavor. Warm read with generous plate of spiced extra virgin olive oil. The inside dining area was spread out and airy with large booths and also inviting. Marvelous place with great seafood, service and atmosphere. Definitely try the place, we'll be going back!"
    Dined on 9/20/2013