Blue Water Grille

4.4
106 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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ST
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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ML
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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a
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 ;)

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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DV
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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a
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JP
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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

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EL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I went with my husband and two children for the first time. I was very excited, but I ended up extremely aggravated before we even got to the restaurant due to parking- it was RIDICULOUS figuring out. You can’t even see the restaurant anywhere, and the few signs that we saw were lame, and stopped well before where the restaurant was. We gambled on it and started walking down a TERRIBLE slope (where others were going). Well beyond the massive houseboats, you can finally see where you’re needing to be. GET SOME SIGNS! People who have never visited have NO IDEA what to do!

Our server was great. I really liked her (I’m sorry that I don’t remember her name.)

My fish was $14. It says it comes with cole slaw and a side- but my coke slaw was more like a garnish that comes with a burger elsewhere. My salad was the best salad ever though! My kids’ chicken was SMOTHERED in pepper. Good for adults- not children.

This place has real potential, so I hope someone considers giving better direction so new customers can have a better experience.

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AH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lunch menu at supper prices. The ambiance is great but I feel the food is overpriced.

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KP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We love to go the Blue Water Grill!! But this was our worst experience yet!! We where a party of 7. I payed for 5 of the ppl and it was almost $200 we knew it would be a high bill b/c we were talking other people.. Our waitress was awful! She must have been having a bad day. We had to ask for everything! She knew that gratuity was added to our bill so she was kinda rude. I hope the next time will be better???

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ML
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family gathering.. l

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SC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This is our favorite restaurant on the lake, and so we decided to bring a group of friends who were visiting. The servers were great, and the food was good, but we waited a very long time for our food to come out. Such a long wait for food hasn't been our past experience, so not sure what happened this time.

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KC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took our boat up with friends to celebrate our anniversary. The food and service was great.

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SP
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a party of 14 and we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the food. We have already made reservations to come to the restaurant with our family

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SQ
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The monthly shrimp boil is outstanding. Our server, Kevin, was very attentive and made our dining a pleasure. Enjoyed the coconut pie special, too. Our family loves the Blue Water Grille.

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F
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very slow and unattentive service, and food was not very good either.

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SQ
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salina was a wonderfully attentive server. Wedge salad (plus chicken) was delicious. Always enjoy the specials .

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good experience

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day Lunch

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and good times

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JJ
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Shrimp boil! I eat here every Friday night. I Love he atmosphere, the view is phenomenal watching the sunset over the water with a nice refreshing cocktail is he perfect way to start every weekend! Great Job Preston

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is absolutly incredible. Can’t beat the setting on the lake. Service was outstanding.

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ST
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful local restaurant by the lake. One of our favorite places!

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KL
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Beautiful view and good food very relaxing friendly staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We were seated quickly with our reservation that we made. No silverware and no napkins. We were told our silverware was coming. It didn’t without having to ask for it and for napkins. Appetizers were good. Limited menu and many items we are accustomed to getting are not available. Food was slow to arrive. I requested sweet potato fries as a side due to a food allergy. My husband’s meal came with a side of sweet potato fries. We got our food after a long wait. Only one order of sweet potato fries came for us but that was ok as we could share while waiting for the other to arrive. Our friend’s ahi tuna did not come out with our food. He was told it was coming in a few mins. It never came. The bus boy was clearing plates and we had to ask him about it. We were all ready for checks and his food finally arrived. Very small portion especially after waiting for an hour and a half. Our check had an up-charge of 3.00 for sweet potato fries and we didn’t get the second order that came with my husband’s meal. They corrected it after we brought it to their attention. Food and service has definitely gotten worse at a place we routinely look forward to going to regularly during lake season. This was a disappointing experience. Something has definitely changed since last year. We will be heading to Sligo to dine from now on.

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BB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had brunch there on Mother's Day. Although we were one of the first ones there, the service was a bit slow. Everything else was wonderful. Steak and Biscuits, Crab Cake Benedict, Grouper Sandwich, Caprese Flatbread, etc. All delicious. Go and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere! Just don't be in a big hurry.

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KA
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Portions were small, service was slow, didn’t have order correct on one entree.

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TU
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxing environment with great waitresses and good food.

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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BB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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LE
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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SQ
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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SQ
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SQ
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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