Catches Waterfront Grille
Catches Waterfront Grille

Catches Waterfront Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.catcheswaterfrontgrille.com/
  • Phone: 7278492121
  • 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, American, Comfort Food
  • 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 7278492121
  • 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 WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Catches Waterfront Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (16)special occasion (14)great for outdoor dining (13)romantic (7)good for groups (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great Time
    DEEJAYVIN
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a last minute group dinner for 8 and they fit us in. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Davidt
    Davidt
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a great time.... They had a special table for us for our anniversary... Our server Fanel was great.. Rich was the one who set everything for us... Thank you so much Rich
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in town
    Zman
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My wife and I had the grouper and a bottle of wine. Very fresh and fit for foodies.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food, ambiance, waitress !
    misseatingout
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The lobster was out of this world! Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable, helpful to us with the menu. I had the best Caesar Salad EVER! The restaurant appearance was lovely. I cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining for new plsces.7
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    overall dining was pleasant, quiet I love that, main entree was very good, Caesar salad leafy lettuce it was made up more of the veining,and the calamari was very tender but lacked flavorthe appearance of some of the staff could have been tired dear but the entrees work place could be kept a little cleaner. dirty plates and tables on outside dining area was not a very nice view and landscaping needs to be worked on, it could be a beautiful place with a little TLC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • US 19 Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I have driven by this restaurant for 10 years thinking I had to go to Clearwater or Tampa to find a decent place to dine. We have to stay closer to home recently and when I went to make reservations Catches came up on the Open Table list. I decided to make a reservation for the 4 the of July for my husband and I, it turned out to be a wise choice! The food was delish they had filet tips as an appetizer that were so good. I got the Island Chicken with pineapple salsa and steamed veggies. I am a health nut and they cooked it to my liking. Martinis are good and strong! Wish I had given them a chance sooner. Will be dining here more in the future! Love the decor and tiki bar they have a water front view!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    Catchups
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The only downsides was a child screamed and cried for over a half hour which was disturbing but the parents didn't do anything and it made talking difficult. The witer was great and very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DiningDiva
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very good fish, lobster and oysters. Great desert choices too. We enjoyed our mesl very much.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food was great the service was great the atmosphere was great the staff where friendly nice view prices where reasonable can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mchebi
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    great layout and ambience, the food was excellent waitress forgot ! drinks reorder she needs to be more attentive
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • place was dead
    Mermaidstail
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I picked Catches because we had been there maybe 6 years ago with friends and it reminded us of a place in Indianapolis where my husband proposed to me. so it seemed like the perfect place for our 16 th anniversary. I made 8:30 reservations on a Friday. Had to hurry to get there because we were running late and thought it would be packed. It was dead, service was OK, food not all that great. husband ended up ordering a steak instead of fish because we goggled a fish on the menu we didn'trecognize and it (panga) ended up being the most toxic fish in veitnam. Other fish we knew was expensive. best part was the complementary cheesecake. 17 th anniversary I'll find some place closer to home.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Catches-what a find! Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Excellent food with warm and friendly staff. A clean and bright setting with a family feel.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newyorker
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were a party of 4 and were seated upon arrival. Hostess was very friendly and efficient. Our waitress was very pleasant, efficient and attentive. We would highly recommend Catches to all of our friends. We stopped in the bar for a drink, it was a little noisy, but that was due to the music. The waitress didn't realize that an Irish coffee should come with whipped cream and not in a Styrofoam cup. Other than that it was a pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quality seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The staff was not at all happy, no smile with service and even less knowledge of seafood in general. I had salmon that was cooked correctly but had no seasoning or taste and was supposed to be "blackened". The other guest with me ordered Mahi Mahi and it was served extremely overcooked (it was grey on the plate).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • prodigalson
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Very nice experience, My wife's 65th birthday dinner with the family. Party of 7 ! WaItres Lori was excellent. One of our favorite dining places although it is a bit of a drive! Many Thanks. Jim Maurer. Tarpon Springs
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 92 reviews are from the Catches Waterfront Grille reviews archive.
  • RitaC
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Nice selection, good/friendly service and dessert worth the carry out box. Also, while waiting for friends, spent a short time at the bar area and were treated very well by bartender (Crystal). Also, like that they have a light fare section (early bird in some places) not only for cost but for smaller portions for some of us who can't eat a lot of food (or shouldn't) at one sitting and taking food home, while fun once in awhile (what I refer to as a meal that keeps on giving), not always what I want to do. Have eaten here before and plan to return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    Rosiebud
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food took a long time to come out but when it did it was Hot and Very Good. The server was very soft spoken and everyone had a hard time hearing her. She did get our order correct and Food was Very good. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Menu
    SLM0511
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I went on line and looked at their menu. I made reservations for Mother's Day. At that time the website didn't say anything about a different menu for that day, which was pricier. It took a while for the waitress to come to our table once we were seated. I ordered a bottle of wine off of their wine list. A different waitress came back and told me that they don't have that one anymore and she didn't know why the other waitress didn't tell us. The other one on the list was over twice the price. We ordered by the glass. My Dad wanted to order off of the other menu and he was told no. We would have to go downstairs to the other restaurant (wasn't aware of 2) to get that. This was my first time there and I don't know if I will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot for Dinner
    Nick
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Pleasant, clean, comfortable, well lite with nice view of the harbor. Food was great and a nice selection including steak and chicken as well as fish. Service was good and employees made us feel welcomed. Prices were appropriate for the dishes served. A special note; the salad was fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dining
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We ate outside overlooking the waterway, and it was absolutely beautiful. Food was very good. Will return, and will also present to my Red Hat group for a wonderful excursion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group Lunch
    Lunchingtons
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I organize lunches for a group of 8-10 people on a monthly basis. I found your online reservation application outstanding. Our lunch was most enjoyable. I expect that our group will choose to return to Catches again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    Leslie
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The food was very good. The service was excellent. The drinks were weak.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Bdg16
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Holiday Buffet!
    Grandmaof5
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have now been to the Christmas and Easter buffet, and while there seemed to be many more food items to choose from at Christmas, the Easter buffet was also quite good! The shrimp were delicious! The turkey tasted wonderful, but was pretty dry. Thanks so much for being there for the people who enjoy a clean-free holiday meal! Keep bringing it on, Catches.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Catches Saturday Evening
    Richie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent
    ELLoad
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than expected
    Thomas
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I was worried this would be a nice location with lack luster food; but was surprised with dishes that were fresh and tasty. I imagine that the open wood ceilings and floors, would make it really noisy, when full.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #1 choice
    Luv2dineoutdoors
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    billyhtchcocVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 200 reservations our night
    JimW
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful nautical atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, friendly waitresses.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Good food, friendly waitresses. Multiple TV adds to the surrounding atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    BethD
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good. Fish was
    Firsttimer2
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service on a busy night
    swimroger
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    motelman
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    Seahorse422
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We enjoy eating at Catches when our friends come to visit from out of town!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catches is a great place
    BigD
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The server was very friendly and attentive. the menu was varied and everyone in our party was very pleased with their food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.