Aqua Grill - Ponte Vedra

4.6
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1029 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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B
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service. Price a bit high for a few slices of corned beef, some cabbage and potatoes.

OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service just great

JM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for always providing a great dining experience. Aqua Grill is one of our first choices for entertaining guests. Jennifer was our waitress and she provided us with excellent service.

PA
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, our server, Rachel was fantastic!

GM
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Aqua Grill while I'm in PVB! Ask for Amanda for the best service!

BE
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was slow....had to flag waitress down multiple times for service. Took 2.5 hours to complete meal

ES
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love Aqua Grill. The food was fabulous, fresh seafood and a great wine list. It's pricey, but worth it. Service was great as well. Love the overall ambiance. Highly recommend.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Protein portion of the starters were small. Plates were not as described. Ordered the tuna with wasabi pea crust and lobster spring roll. There was no lobster inside and no crust just wasabi peas sprinkled all over the plate. No vegetable lomein, just vegetables. Very disappointed. Others were happy with their meal.

F
Jacksonville
39 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This eatery is much improved over the past couple of years and would highly recommend for great seafood. The wait staff is friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and accommodating. Management is on-site and comes around to ensure your experience is a good one. Try the Vidalia Crusted Grouper or the Cod, both are quite tasty and portions are good. The clam chowder and pea soup were also well-liked by the group. Reservations are highly recommended as they really do pack the place. The noise level can be quite high when the tables are full but it's worth the price of admission. They have valet parking as well.

D
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall a very good experience.

SB
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio. It was a beautiful evening with perfect weather for eating outdoors. Food and service was great, as usual!

OT
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My daughters favorite place!

KH
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice couldn’t help myself

LF
Jacksonville
26 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The noise level was so high in the room that we were in that we practically had to shout across the table to hear each other. We were a party of two. There were six tables occupied in our part of the restaurant but one very rowdy & loud table of 6 diners/drinkers made the entire room too noisy.
Service was very good as usual. Food was fine. I’ve never had such a noisy meal at Aqua Grill in all of my visits. If I can’t sit outside (we went on a very chilly night) I will not sit inside again.

D
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening, sort of punctuated by booking the same restaurant from 5 year’s ago when we stayed in Ponte Vedre, unknowingly. It was Sunday, but it was not very busy.

LS
Wilmington
70 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting. Great service. Yummy, yummy food.

S
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You know I was concerned about having a choice for my husband because I wanted fish and guess what they had a grilled pork chop with the bone. He loved it! They made it perfect for him. So happy .. great experience

AM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food !! Service, Kailee was excellent as well. Will Return. Thanks

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a wonderful experience all around, would recommend to anyone looking for a great place at a great value.

MB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were three mid 60s-70s couples who met for dinner prior to a concert. We had appetizers of ahi tuna, salads, and oysters, followed by meals of seafood, including Alaskan halibut, salmon, scallops, and crab. One interesting drink option was a “wine flight” of three 3-ounce glasses of your choice of wines. I tried the Cabernet and enjoyed the chance to try three selections . Others enjoyed a variety of drink options, as well. The location was easily accessible, food was delicious, waiter was attentive, and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We would highly recommend.

B
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Server was not pleasant. Seemed over worked. She was not rude or abrasive. Food was great. Restaurant was nice and clean.

LI
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would eat the Bang Bang Cod Pad Thai every day if I could! Wish you had a smaller cheaper portion on the lunch menu too! Our food and service is always great. Our server on Valentines was extra good, Erika D. Table 74. We liked sitting there, hadnt sat there before in the area by the kitchen window, it is actually less noise there and great for your back to prop your feet/legs on the railing on the bottom of the table.
Cant wait for my nephews surprise Bday dinner on the 6th! see you soon!

MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the Beaches area! Dined on the heated deck outside for Valentines day 2020.

BC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

To start I will say that the scallop appitizer was delicous and our service was good, unfortunately the rest of the meal and experience was disappointing. Our reservation was for an outdoor table although I asked if there was anything available inside because it was cool out. The hostess said yes and had another lady escort me to a large table inside. As I walked to the table I noticed that there were heat lamps outside and informed the girl that I would prefer to just keep my original table outside. The lady told me there were no tables avaible outside. I explained to her that I had a table reserved for outside so it had to be available. She went and spoke to the hostess and then took me to another indoor table. I expressed my disappointment and informed her that no one else had been seated so I know my table was still available. She looked right at me and lied saying there were no tables available outside. The lady told me she would be happy to get a manager. I never saw a manger but she came back and moved us to an outside table, one of 3 open tables outside! My dinner was way over cooked. I do appreciate the waitress’s quick response to the issue although when my correctly cooked steak came out all the vegtables were burnt. (Im guessing they rewarmed up the ones that were on my plate originally and just replaced the steak.) Needless to say we have no plans to return.

KC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating at Aqua Grill for years. I love the food, the service is always good. It can be a little loud but not to bad. I am from Columbus, Georgia and always look forward to dining at Aqua Grill when in town.

m
Western NC
25 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience with superb food!!

RL
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Thank heavens for Colton our waiter. He was attentive, knowledgeable, and made our dining experience pleasant. We were seated at one of those high top tables, you know the one where your feet tangle like a little kid. I watched as customers, without reservations, be seated at normal tables. I observed lone patrons, seated at normal tables. But there I was seated in a high chair like a baby. I ordered a burger because I knew I could not really enjoy a meal that way. I will try Aqua Grill again, one bad experience shouldn't be a deal breaker. But a high chair again, hello Metro Diner.

DF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress, Kelly, was terrific! She was attentive, helpful and very pleasant to work with.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We will go back

RZ
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aqua Grille is always fun. Great menu with a lot of variety and high quality food. Great staff and service. One of the best spots at the beach!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner experience with Jennifer. Food was amazing, banana bread pudding was unbelievable! My husband and I had the best date night, highly recommend!

PF
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved Aqua Grill. The menu was enticing - we ordered way too much. The portions were huge - we couldn't finish! Everything we tasted was excellent.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner everyone enjoyed the experience

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were early and seated right away. Our server was very attentive and her comments on the menu and wine list were excellent. We shared the whole snapper and it was phenomenal, so very fresh. The house salad was exceptional as well.

T
Las Vegas
67 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a group of 4and everyone really enjoyed their meals. Whole Snapper, Mahi, Tuna, and Seafood Buccatini were all excellent.

G
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aqua Grill never ceases to amaze. The food was delicious and the bread pudding was other worldly. We will absolutely be back.

S
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed anniversary dinner at Aqua Grill. Food was good and service excellent

KC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were fantastic!!

DB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent. My main complaint is the noise level. The decor is all hard surfaces and the tables are close together so there is nothing to mitigate the noise. We were originally seated in a booth but either the table top is too high or the seats are too low, so it wasn’t very comfortable. We asked to be moved to a table, which they did right away.

OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was okay, but it seemed that the menu was filled with many dishes featuring the same ingredients. Not as much variety as I would have liked.