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Aqua Grill - Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Aqua Grill - Ponte Vedra

4.8
4.8
2197 Reviews
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Established in 1988 and reinvented for 2016, Aqua Grill offers guests a beautiful, new contemporary restaurant concept located directly on the lake in the renovated Sawgrass Village shopping center. Guests will enjoy award-winning cuisine from an eclectic, multi-ethnic menu featuring the freshest of local ingredients prepared to order. We offer private banquet facilities, a fully covered lakefront deck with climate control, and a lively full service bar with all NFL ticket, sports packages and 4K HD TVs. For your convenience, we serve lunch and dinner daily.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 55 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (904) 285-3017
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mike Thomashunis
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining Room: Can host up to 40 seated guests. With a menu customized to suit your party’s individual needs, this room can be subdivided to accommodate different configurations and seating plans for various party sizes. The private dining space has a room divider for smaller gatherings, and it also has a privacy paneled glass door which can be brought down to keep the energy of the main dining room separate from your function. Lakefront Deck: Can host 20-80 seated guests. Regardless of the weather, we’ve got you covered with our climate-controlled deck. Offering A/C , fans or heaters, we ensure that you’ll have the best of comfort in al fresco dining. Our deck extends over the water for the ultimate enjoyment in lakefront dining. For guests who want to enjoy their favorite sporting event while at their private function, we offer the section of our deck with two HD TVs. This area of the deck can accommodate up to 30 people
  • Neighborhood
    Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Cross street
    A1A & PGA Tour Blvd
  • Parking details
    Valet parking normally on weekends from 5-10PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,197 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Best Overall

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Best Food

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Best Service

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Best Ambiance

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Best Value

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Good for business meals

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Good for groups

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Neighborhood gem

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Great for fine wines

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Romantic

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Good for special occasions

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Most Booked

2,197 Reviews
  1. WilcherWV

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting Aqua, food and service were exceptional. We will be back.

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  2. SherriA

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was by far the best Reuben I have ever had. As always the service was exceptional and the atmosphere is so nice.

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  3. LULU

    Charleston

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food as very good. Rebecca was a wonderful server. Celebrating our 49th anniversary.

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  4. DeniseC

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was very attentive. Food and service excellent. Environment not too noisy.

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  5. SylvainL

    Naples

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    good experience and a fair value proposition, I recommend

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  6. DeeR

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress and food was absolutely fantastic! Food portions were well worth the money. Cocktails were priced too high

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  7. PeterK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was outstanding, very good advice when asked what to order. Food was amazing, as usual.

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  8. Avoid

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful meal! Short ribs enchiladas were the best.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious and our waiter was spot on attentive. Love Aqua Grill definitely will be back.

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  10. IreneP

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal, as usual. The evening was made even more enjoyable by our delightful server, Haley. She could not have given better service!

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  12. AlpharettaMike

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and ambience was very nice. While I think the cost is on the high side it will not stop us from going back. I do wonder if it does stop others. We had some out of town guest. I was looking for reservations at all the fine local seafood places. I could not get a reservation at any of them between 4 and 8. However, there were a lot of time choices here. That seemed odd. I think cost has something to do with it. Again, putting this aside, it was a very nice evening.

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  13. Paran

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    3rd and last time. Food keeps going downhill. Many entrees at the table barely touched.

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  14. barb

    Jacksonville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food, service and ambience....always

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been driving by it for years and have never been. My wife and I decided to go and it absolutely did not disappoint. Atmosphere was awesome and the food was even better. Outstanding service. This is considered a splurge for us as far as the price. Cocktails, wine, shared appetizer, salads and entrees were ~$180, but for the quality of food and service, I found that extremely fair. I've definitely paid that much or more for far lower quality food and service. Will absolutely add this to our date night places to go.

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  16. JamesA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I came to this restaurant to celebrate Valentines Day, so we wanted little intimacy, nothing quite or isolated mind you. We got none of it. If it wasn't the loud table near us, it was the constant interference from the wait staff constantly pushing their way past our table. I mean constant, they pushed through our table from both directions even with heavy trays of food over our heads to get food to the tables behind us. It became annoying and sometimes obtrusive. Heaven forbid the restaurant take one table out so that the wait staff would have a proper pathway to tables behind us. There was a moment there when I almost pushed our table to one side or the other to give the wait staff an opening. It became ridiculous actually!

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  17. Marty

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    On time arrival and seated immediately. I had requested a table near a window with a view and we were stuck into a side booth that was poorly lighted and tight. Our waiter said it was the only thing available. Not only did I request it through the online reservation but I also called and was told they would be able to accomodate us. Very upset about that and it definitely put a damper on the evening. Waiter gave us great service and the food was fine. Unfortunately our seating was uncomfortable. I plan on definitely speaking with the management about our negative experience.

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  18. KathyM

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was out of several good items, but it was Valentine’s Day and we did have a later reservation. 

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  19. CashW

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has been a go to spot for my wife and I for years! Everything we have ever ordered has been good!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food. Enjoyed our dinner. The waitress seemed like she wasn’t feeling well. The one that brings people back to tables. tall and thin girl  was extremely unfriendly notably so. Didn’t smile. All she said was enjoy your dinner and left the table, and when we arrived, did not greet us. Don’t recommend someone like that greeting people that come through the door at such a fine restaurant.

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  21. CMosa

    Jacksonville

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lunch is a good value at Aqua Grille. Our server could have been a little more attentive…water refills… Food was delicious!

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  22. TommyO

    Atlanta Metro

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, as usual. Service was very slow. But it WAS Valentine’s Day

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  23. Carol

    Jacksonville

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Valentine's Day lunch at Aqua Grill. As always, cocktails, food and service were excellent. Haley is one of my favorite servers. She is positive, friendly, and attentive, without being annoying. Thanks for another wonderful experience at Aqua Grill!

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  24. DinnerForTwo

    Jacksonville

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never had a bad meal or service at Aqua Grill !!!!

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  25. PaulB

    Jacksonville

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My blackened Snapper was wonderful, her scallops were absolutely heavenly! Staff was helpful and friendly.

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  26. FrankJ

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. It was a little puzzling that we needed to wait for our table even though there were a preponderance of empty tabkes

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  27. JABJAX

    Jacksonville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal, drinks and the service was awesome!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Calamari and seafood chowder were excellent. Bread/buns unique but very bland. Salmon was dry. Scallops and shrimp scampi were good, but pasta on the heavy side. Excellent service, good ambience. Music on patio on the loud side, I suspect to drown out the road noise across the water. Overall, a good experience, but not quite up to my expectations for the price, at least on this Saturday night.

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  29. SueP

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had guests visiting from Wisconsin. We ate outside and everyone raved about the food selections, presentation, and quality of their dishes. The atmosphere sure beats the cold snowy northern winters! Service was top-notch!!!! It was so good…my husband wanted to return for dinner! We will be back.

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  30. JenD

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food quality is very good. Presentation is pleasing and dinners came to the table in a timely manner.

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  31. LesM

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Aqua Grill always provides excellent service and food in a lovely atmosphere.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service. Food arrived on time and promptly served

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! That is all that needs to be said. But the food, service, atmosphere, and overall experience were beyond exceptional.

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  34. JeanineH

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time celebrating my sister’s birthday. The food, service and ambiance was top notch!

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  35. MusicMaker

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and unique menu. Gorgeous view and seating arrangements.

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  36. MichelleM

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a girls lunch and we all loved our choices. Two of the them had their favorite chicken salad that they get all the time, one got the Rueben and it was huge and could only eat 1/2 but enjoyed it and I had the Mayport shrimp and avocado salad and it was amazing! may be my new favorite! The service was great as always!

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  37. DavidN

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aqua Grill is always an enjoyable experience with excellent food and staff.

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  38. gw13

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mia is Wonderful, and you need to put Mexicali back on the menu!!!!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice experience. Excellent food and drink. Waitress was excellent.

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  40. Tino1126

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    food was excellent, excellent value, great service - only downside was the tables were too close and made us feel uncomfortable, hard to have a private conversation.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Aqua Grill - Ponte Vedra offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 285-3017.

Aqua Grill - Ponte Vedra is rated 4.8 stars by 2197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 55 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Aqua Grill - Ponte Vedra

395 Front St, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Additional information

  • Cross street
    A1A & PGA Tour Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking normally on weekends from 5-10PM
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mike Thomashunis
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (904) 285-3017
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining Room: Can host up to 40 seated guests. With a menu customized to suit your party’s individual needs, this room can be subdivided to accommodate different configurations and seating plans for various party sizes. The private dining space has a room divider for smaller gatherings, and it also has a privacy paneled glass door which can be brought down to keep the energy of the main dining room separate from your function. Lakefront Deck: Can host 20-80 seated guests. Regardless of the weather, we’ve got you covered with our climate-controlled deck. Offering A/C , fans or heaters, we ensure that you’ll have the best of comfort in al fresco dining. Our deck extends over the water for the ultimate enjoyment in lakefront dining. For guests who want to enjoy their favorite sporting event while at their private function, we offer the section of our deck with two HD TVs. This area of the deck can accommodate up to 30 people
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