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Blue Water Grille

75 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:30pm

Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(931) 858-2275
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephanie Falk
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With over 30 years of progressive cooking and serving experience, our Chef Steph is defined by her pride on preparing food that is absolutely delicious and served in a way that leaves you with an impression that special care was taken just for your event. Whether your need is a nacho bar on a houseboat, or a 30-person sit down steak dinner for a howling Halloween extravaganza, her attention to detail is the same.
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Cross street
Highway 56
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Parking details
We have three levels of paved parking available. We offer complimentary golf cart rides to the restaurant and back to your car after your meal. You may call ahead to the marina at 931-858-2221 or the restaurant at 931-858-2275 for a ride down. Otherwise walking is always a good idea and good for you!
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Live music on the dock at least once a month, ranging from contemporary country, lite southern rock to old school dance. Our customers also really get involved in our theme parties that we host at the marina.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
What 75 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on all time ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The customer service and ambience was awesome!! Food, ok.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Best dining in Smithville area, if you are only thinking of the food and service. But then add in the view of the sunset over Center Hill Lake, and it is really awesome!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

You have to do Bill's Famous Fish Boil!!

BB56 (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

I have eaten lunch and breakfast at Blue Water several times, and it has always been fabulous! The pork tenderloin breakfast sandwich is amazing, as are the Blackened Grouper Sandwich, the burger, and the nachos for lunch. I went there for dinner for the first time this past week and ended up there twice! The Coconut Encrusted Grouper was exceptional - huge serving - thought I would never eat it all, but I did! It was so tasty! Even the house salad with ranch dressing was delightful. One of my friends who is from New Orleans had the Shrimp Boil and she raved about it! The service is great. The trip down on the golf cart makes for a unique experience if you have somebody with you who can't make the walk down the hill and to the end of the dock. The servers are friendly and personable. It's just always a fun experience along with really good food!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

My Wife & I stayed at a VRBO cabin on Center Hill Lake, for our 20 yr Anniversary. We came to Blue Water Grill for diner on a Saturday at about 5pm and though we had a reservation, there was seating available. Since the restaurant is out on the marina, the lot is a bit of a walk. Blue Water provides their patrons a complimentary golf cart shuttle, which only adds to the overall experience. First & foremost Center Hill Lake is gorgeous & Blue Water is at the tip of the marina, proving incredible views. I thought every thing we had was very good, albeit a bit pricey. Considering you are really here for the atmosphere, It was on point. Come on by. Unless your expectations are unreasonably high, you'll be quite happy you did.

Like2EatLocal (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Grouper was spot on! Basic southern sides were not up to the level of the fish though...

vipSuzieQ (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

Appreciated one of the daily specials--grilled Salmon. I love that Chef Steph offers so many specials (in addition to the great menu items), depending on what is seasonal, fresh, and available. I love the uniqueness of the Blue Water Grille and will find it difficult to have to eat at a chain after having a summer of such great foods at the lake!

vipSuzieQ (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

We all loved the side-dish special of stuffed baby Bellas--best stuffed mushrooms we have ever eaten! Everything is always cooked and presented perfectly. Chef Steph's creations are fresh and delicious. We love the Blue Water Grille.

vipSuzieQ (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2017

The staff doesn't turn over much at Blue Water Grille, as if it is a positive place to be. The servers seem invested in providing good service and seem to love their work (it shows!). Each time we go, we are served like VIPs with quick seating, lovely views, and great care (perhaps they make everyone feel this way). Chef Stephanie often comes out to see what her patrons are liking the best. She listens! Also, Chef Steph buys great food (love her specials) and strives to make each dish excellent. We notice and appreciate her gourmet seasonings, sauces, and drizzles. Love her homemade key lime pie for dessert! We always have a good experience at the Blue Water Grille and can highly recommend.

venarj (Pittsburgh)
2.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

This was the only restaurant on Open Table within a 50 mile radius of my mother's home where I could make a reservations - should have gone with the standard chain restaurants in the area.
Images & menu misleading - while food was good, it in no way warranted the sky high prices and the atmosphere even less so. This is a captured audience situation where people who own boats go to eat in their swimsuits so they don't have to drive for 40 minutes to eat somewhere else. Extremely disappointed.