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Aqua Grill - Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Aqua Grill - Ponte Vedra

4.8
4.8
2236 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

7:00 PM


Booked 29 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 2,236 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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

2,236 Reviews
  1. CraigW

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, location and staff. You will enjoy Aqua Grill!

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  2. Jack

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service where excellent. I normally sit outside but could only make a reservation for an inside table. The noise level was so loud i couldn’t carry on a conversation with my guests. Next visit I will sit outside.

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  3. Jerica

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the appetizer to the dinner to the dessert, I enjoyed every aspect of this restaurant. The restaurant was extremely busy and our server (Becca), was on point and very attentive without skipping a beat!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terry was our server and could not have been nicer. All drinks, service and food was wonderful. Big portions, excellent flavor, fresh fish and succulent short ribs. One of our guests’ dinners wasn’t very hot when served and this was the only negative.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aqua never disappoints. The El Presidente wings are awesome. Started with them. My wife had the blacken salmon special and she really liked it. I went with the Aqua Burger. Cooked perfectly and the fries were crispy. Sat outside on the deck. One of our favorite places to go to.

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  6. BillC

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and food…despite how busy the place was. Obviously a fav for both locals and tourists.

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  7. JohnO

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server Becca was very attentive and helpful. We really enjoyed the food. Great evening

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  8. Mark

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and value. Will be back next time in town….

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  9. DawnC

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have dined here previously but last night was disappointing. The charcuterie board was smaller and had fewer cheeses as it did in the past for a higher price. The deviled eggs did not appear fresh. While the sword fish was fresh it was bland. Ratatouille seemed over cooked. I hope this is a one off because we have always enjoyed this restaurant.

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  10. Elizabeth

    Jacksonville

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful experience. Food and service was perfect for a date night. We'll be back for sure. Shout out to Breton hope I spelled correctly.

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  11. SherryS

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a perfect day and the drink special our waiter suggested was phenomenal!!

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  12. TMKPVB

    Jacksonville

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, attentive service. Well done as usual

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  13. MarkD

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were great. Food was slow coming out but we had a party of 10 people.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for our anniversary and had 5:15 seating. We sat at a 2 person table on edge of floor. Ordered drinks and appetizer. All ok at this point. Then ordered a salad to split. Time went by and our entree arrived, no salad. Grouper was a huge piece and was good. Blackened snapper was good but small portion. Salad was removed from bill after offer to take it to go. Manager ( in jeans and no introduction) came up to chat but was very weird. A bit pricey but food was good and wait staff were great. Have been going to this establishment since the 80’s and it was a great special occasion place but not so much now. Also, no mention of our special occasion.

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  15. LindaP

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The greeters were very friendly Wonderful server. Great food

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  16. JoanO

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We always found the food at Aqua Grill to be consistently good, but last night's meal was really poor. The flounder did not taste fresh. he risotto was god and the peach puree was the best part of the meal. When the restaurant got busy, it got very Noisyand the waitress seemed to be too busy to be attentive. W had to wait a LONG time for our check which was exhorbitant for what we had. We have a gift certificate, but am not looking forward to using it any time soon.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my husband’s birthday. Our server Kelly was great- the best personality. My only complaint was they ran out of the whole snapper! Oh my goodness! This was the ONLY reason I selected this restaurant so my husband could get that. I saw pictures of the fish displayed on the plate and knew he would have loved that. I was in complete disbelief that they ran out of snapper at 7pm for dinner. I didn’t make a big deal out of it… but yeah that was very disappointing! My husband really enjoyed his “alternative” meal and dessert. Everything else was great… the scenery, ambience… very nice.

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  18. LourdesD

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants; usually restaurants are good in food or service. Aqua Grill checks all the boxes with high standards !

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  19. KenishaD

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant. I will visit again in the future.

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  20. SandraO

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent customer service and good was very good.

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  21. LoriW

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was outstanding. The meatball appetizer was delicious and there were three good size meatballs. The sauce was great with the bread that came as well. I ordered the Bang Bang Cod over pad thai and it was amazing. My husband ordered the flounder off the specials and enjoyed his dish as well. For dessert we split the banana bread pudding. It was so tasty and we had plenty and actually couldn't eat it all. Would definitely like to go back next time we are in town.

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  22. Jack

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Started out negative. The table we were sat at was under a heated which was blasting hot and the table location was in the doorway so lacked ambiance. After requesting a change of table location our server moved us to a better location. Food and service was very good. Enjoyed our evening out.

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  23. OpenTableJR

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting from out of town and had great food and service experience. Excellent selection of wines plus menu offered a variety of entree choices. Definitely recommend and will dine again on future visits.

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  24. AmyL

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great here. The Thai cod over pad Thai is amazing. Pretty heavy food and salty so come hungry.

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  25. Flygirl

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terry was our server and was very attentive . Food was great and atmosphere was ok

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  26. jemejo

    Jacksonville

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food, drinks, and service … easily one of the best tasting restaurants in the Jax area

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  27. DennyD

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our dinner. You will not be disappointed.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was out of at least 6 items & after being out of so much wouldn’t let my son order off the kids menu

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  29. MarianneB

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 7 after the golf tournament on Saturday. Our table was ready a few minutes early which was very nice. Our waiter was prompt to take our orders and his service was very good. The fried shrimp, rainbow trout and ahi tuna were our faves! We highly recommend this place!

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  30. BradH

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service. Aqua never disappoints

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  31. Jeff

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and wonderful service. Becca was personable, efficient and provided excellent menu suggestions. The chicken piccata and triggerfish were really good. However the fried green tomato app was the most unique and memorable item of an overall superb dinner. Highly recommend.

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  32. Foodlover102

    Jacksonville

    111 reviews

    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aqua Grill deserves its outstanding reputation. We had lunch there on the day activities associated with the Players Golf Tournament were starting (Aqua is located on the edge of the golf course). We had the very best of service since the dining room was not heavily filled yet with tournament attendees . For example, for each course, used silverware was taken and fresh silverware wrapped in a cloth napkin was placed on the table. Our server was attentive but not overly intrusive and a somewhat spontaneous birthday surprise was accomplished perfectly. Now for the food. Our party of four all shared the divine fried green tomatoes and quasi spicy meatballs. Both were prepared exceptionally well. For the main course, I had the shrimp & lobster roll (as did another member of our party), which was well worth the anticipation (the roll was scrumptious); my spouse (the birthday boy) ordered the perfectly cooked mahi; and the fourth member of our party had the quesadilla, which he loved (it is a large portion). Dessert was also shared: key lime pie and peanut butter pie. Each mouthful was wonderful. All-in-all, Aqua Grill deservedly lives up to its reputation. We will happily return.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Love the unique cocktails too!

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  34. CathyC

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was excellent.. would highly recommend Aqua Grill.

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  35. Jack

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Are server Becky was excellent. Food was delicious. An enjoyable dinning experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my mother’s 81 birthday Very accommodating We brought a cake that they ‘discretely’ presented Great surprise for mom and a great dinner Thank you

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  37. PVGrammy

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just happened to be seated beside a table full of ladies that were extremely loud, so much so it was distracting and difficult to hear conversations at our own table. Absolutely no fault on the part of the restaurant.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    126 reviews

    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined here a number of times over the years and have never been disappointed. Food is great the service wonderful and a lovely atmosphere

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  39. Ingrid

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent really enjoyed the flavors as well as the presentation. Would highly recommend this restaurant to others.

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  40. JohnM

    Western NC

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made reservations for my wife and I and two friends. We were seated and greeted promptly. We were very pleased with the service, and the food and cocktails were exceptional.

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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 2236 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 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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