Blue Water Grille

4.6
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137 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Nestled between rolling hills that caress Center Hill Lake's shoreline, Blue Water Grille is located at Hurricane Marina. We are literally floating, extending out into the water, enabling us to host some of the most colorful sunsets on the lake. Your unique dining experience will only be heightened by our attentive staff and attention to detail. Whether dining inside in air-conditioned comfort or under our weather-protected patio by the water, the ambiance is like nowhere else! But a lot more than atmosphere brings locals and notables to our establishment. Our Chef-inspired specials will delight you each and every week. We have a full bar, boasting creative lake specials! And remember, whether you are celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. We also cater locally! Please visit our website for specific event information, including bands and other fun activities on the dock!
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yumm13
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We ordered grouper for lunch and the waiter didn’t tell us it would be $29 for a Geouper sandwich! That’s outrageous! Food and atmosphere are feb but c’mon, that should have been told to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

everyone loved the grouper sandwiches, really awesome and these folks were from Florida! Had bbq Village ken nachos which I’d had before, not crazy about them. Took a burger home and it was lustily demolished (good)

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vipThewineguy
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great day after lake grouper sandwich is the bomb.

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vipFranklinWhitmores
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening with a beautiful sunset. We drove our ski boat over and parked in the back of the restaurant.

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MistyT
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Merlin was an awesome server. Our food arrived promptly

MM
vipMarkM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food, the best prepared food in the Smithville area.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Sunday lake lunch choice. Wonderful staff. Tasty food. Only negative is the air conditioning needs to be upgraded and added to the bathrooms.

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vipFranklinWhitmores
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We depend on the great food and lakeside convenience of Blue Water Grill. We drive our boat from about 24 miles away. If you stay late - make sure you know the way home.!!

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vipSuzieQ
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the crab cakes again, and they are always delicious.

DD
vipDavidD
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Rachel is an Awesome Server 👍😎🇺🇸

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vipSuzieQ
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are so caring and quick to take care of anyone in the dining room. The team seems to work like a big family. Love the chef's specials both for the entrée and dessert. We shared the iceberg wedge for an appetizer at our table and loved it. Love that the food is freshly made and beautifully presented, not prepackaged food! First class!

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MichelleN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We have a slip in the marina and We’ve made reservations and eaten at Blue Water for a couple of years now. We had issues making reservations then got them to work and who we went in there was a party of ten after us that specified inside dining so we we’re booted to the outside or we could’ve waited for another table to finish. There was a poker run on the lake and we happened to be there at the time all the very loud boats were coming in for their chips. We’ve never had to specify inside or out before, but lesson learned. The waitress and the food were good just feel like the personal touch has been lost at the whole marina.

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Waited for the 5pm menu and they could not make either entree as the had no inventory of the grouper. Chef attempted to substitute redfish for grouper without notifying us.
Cannot understand on a menu that highlights grouper that you could not have any on a Saturday evening.
Had reservations for 430pm purposely to be able to ensure availability of these dishes. Also a party the had 7pm resvations were seated before us at 430.
Very underwhelming experience.

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vipSuzieQ
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Called the restaurant, as I had a conflict and needed to move the reservation to 5:15. Staff was so accommodating and made us feel welcomed. The dinner special was magnificent—a rack of lamb with the best squash casserole and grilled asparagus.

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MillieV
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our reservation was on a busy Sunday afternoon but they had us on their schedule. Food was good, I would really rate 3.5 for most all but was not allowed to do so. Casual atmosphere. Server was cheerful

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CDBB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I have always loved this place but the food just isn’t that good any more. The servers were pleasant, helpful, great but the food was very average . So disappointed

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff are always wonderful. Great attitude, big smile, and sincere effort to please. And the ambience is wonderful on the lake - the only reason I gave it four instead of five stars, is that they kind of need to upgrade the air-conditioning for the indoor area. It is never quite able to keep up.

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Moni
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had reservations at 4:00. We were seated quickly outside in the sun, our server did not take our drink order until 4:20. It was very HOT at 4, this ruined our dinner experience. Food was good. We will not make reservations to be seated outside again.

MB
MariaB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

We’ve been coming to the restaurant for 8+years
Things have changed but not fir the better in some areas.
The restaurant cooks seem slow, the food is rarely hot and there are flys in the restaurant the door blowers haven’t been running all Sumer ( or at least when we’ve been there) the waitress staff are friendly and seem to work very hard, no complaints there. The AC is awful not comfortable at all to sit inside and unless there’s a breeze, outside isn’t an option.
Not sure we will return for any meals, we will drive to centerhill or Sligo

MM
vipMarkM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this restaurant, I only wish that it was open year round.

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vipEatOutTooOften
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fourth Friday shrimp boil is outstanding.

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vipSuzieQ
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the way the crab cakes are served differently this year: not heavily breaded or in oil, but moist, fresh and natural. Enjoyed the bed of spiralized squash: creative and yummy. Son got the blackened grouper sandwich and loved it (again). Excellent service, too!

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vipSuzieQ
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the special appetizer, "Crabbie Fries" (really XL potato wedges, loaded and with crab. Loved my crab cake entree over the spiralized zucchini and crooknecked squash with tomatoes. Also appreciated the delicious grilled asparagus. For dessert I got the best-ever banana pudding (a special that I hope is made a regular menu item!). Our server, Samantha ("Sam") was upbeat and helpful! We had a great dinner and can heartily recommend!

SQ
vipSuzieQ
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your typical restaurant on the lake. Definitely not "concession-stand" food. This place has gourmet offerings, weekly specials, creative offerings from the chef and beautiful presentation of each plate. Makes me happy to eat at BWG.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Atmosphere was fun.

SQ
vipSuzieQ
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel, our server, helped us with our selections and was very attentive. All our food was well prepared and beautifully presented. Can't come here often enough!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

After a day on the lake and listening to the live music & food was was perfect!

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a warm day , so they offered to change our table. The food was delicious as usual. Our server was excellent and took good care of us! We can’t wait to return!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Great food. Took a long time for the first contact from a waitress or waiter. They forgot to bring me the salad bar plate. However, the food was amazing. Burger was outstanding.

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SylviaT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places! As always, the food was great, the staff is very friendly and efficient. You cannot top the view and the atmosphere is fun.

ML
MitziL
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great go to when we’re at the lake . My fish tacos were excellent!

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aseeker
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Water Grill is great!! The food is delicious, the staff are friendly and efficient, and the view can't be beat!! We love supporting this small business and the hard-working folks who seriously bust their rears at times to accommodate such a fluctuating number of patrons on any given weekend. So much more than one might expect to find on the lake! Be sure to check out the day's specials ;)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I chose to eat here for our anniversary dinner and it was awesome the food was good and the service was fast we waited maybe 15 minutes for our food waiter was very nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing time!! Amazing food, gorgeous view, and the friendliest staff! The menu is so good it’s so hard to choose! The owner definitely knows what he is doing and chooses literally the best items to have on the menu and knows how to choose the staff to make the experience 100% worthwhile!

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CindyP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time to eat at Blue Water Grille. Both times, I came to hear Rockin' Country. The food and service were excellent. We frequented the previous restaurant many years ago when our sons were young. I was afraid I would be disappointed in the "new" restaurant, but I needn't have worried. The atmosphere was relaxed and the servers were friendly and efficient. High fives all around!

MJ
MJHH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed The Blue Water Grille! Service was great, food was really good, and the view was awesome! The only thing I would suggest is more signs for the restruant location!

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DonnaV
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our waitress did not know how to make change. Cards, she could process. Given cash and she needed a math class for simple math.

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aseeker
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Blue Water Grill! Chef Preston and the entire BWG team creates and serves delicious food with smiles galore. This is not your typical marina fare. Lots of elevated dishes and weekend specials to choose from. Check it out!

JP
vipJeffP
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Since Chef and previous cooking staff have left, the food has declined considerably..

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Blue Water Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (931) 858-2275.

Blue Water Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

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