Blue Water Grille
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.
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)
Great day after lake grouper sandwich is the bomb.
We had a great evening with a beautiful sunset. We drove our ski boat over and parked in the back of the restaurant.
Merlin was an awesome server. Our food arrived promptly
Really good food, the best prepared food in the Smithville area.
Our Sunday lake lunch choice. Wonderful staff. Tasty food. Only negative is the air conditioning needs to be upgraded and added to the bathrooms.
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.!!
Got the crab cakes again, and they are always delicious.
Rachel is an Awesome Server 👍😎🇺🇸
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Love this restaurant, I only wish that it was open year round.
The fourth Friday shrimp boil is outstanding.
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!
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!
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.
Food was great. Atmosphere was fun.
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!
After a day on the lake and listening to the live music & food was was perfect!
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!
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.
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.
Great go to when we’re at the lake . My fish tacos were excellent!
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 ;)
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
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!
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!
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!
Our waitress did not know how to make change. Cards, she could process. Given cash and she needed a math class for simple math.
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!
Since Chef and previous cooking staff have left, the food has declined considerably..
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.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.