Catches Waterfront Grille

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513 reviews
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Seafood
You"ve come to the right place if your looking for fresh seafood, awesome crab cakes and some of the best appetizers in town. We offer great daily drink specials as well as being situated on the Cottee River for an amazing meal while watching the boats go by
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BG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted with a smile and seated promptly. The surroundings are very nautical with a nice view of the harbor. The menu has a vast selection of fish and shellfish. The dinners were brought out promptly, nice and hot. There was a wedding reception going on in the party room, but the noise level was very minimal. This was my wife's Birthday and this was a great experience.

c
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The fried grouper my wife had was not very good , she only ate 2 or 3 bites , the waitress did notice and had management take 10.00 off after she never came back to our table after the appetizers were brought out.

JA
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place very good food. Prices were good and the amount was good. service was very good

K
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this place. The food, the service and the whole experience is always perfect.

PF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood, the Captain Platter is superb. Great service, and friendly staff.

TG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our first time there, it was a special dinner for our 45th anniversary. The service was good and the crab fries were very good. e both ordered the Captains platter , as it listed Maryland crab cake and we are from Maryland. The crab cake was flatter than a pancake and even though our waitress said it was crabmeat from Maryland and they also use Old Bay spice, it was all filling and very little crab meat. Definitely not a Maryland crab cake - terrible. The platter came with a couple of scallops, shrimp, fish- all were good. I did ask for cocktail sauce and when the waitress brought it ,it was a frozen lump, had to ask for another. The baked potato was barley warm enough to melt the butter.

When I made the reservation I indicated it was for our 45th anniversary and wanted a table inside. We ended up in a both and while window tables were empty they would not seat us at a window. I also asked for a small chocolate cake at end of meal , they not only didn't recognize the anniversary but also forgot the cake.

So why make the reservation with request?

MR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Our food was Bland. I got the stuffed flounder took one bite and I didn't like it and the waitress didn't offer to get me something different or to remove it from your check. You cannot choose a side salad as a side even though it cost the same as a regular side which makes no logical sense.

CS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We will be back as it is one of the better seafood places around but the last two times we took guests there the mahi wasn't up to par and the service was just adequate.

G
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Vacation dining - one of the better non chain restaurants in the area!

JS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The reason for lower number of stars is your steamed veggies were mushy you use to have excellent vegetables not so good lately you must have changed the item

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere was very nice and the staff was friendly and efficient, however, the food was disappointing. Three of the four seafood dishes we had were very dry and didn’t have a lot of flavor.

JA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the meal. I Was surprised to see Redfish on the menu since I have never seen it offered anywhere else. I had it blackened and it was exceptional. I like that they do not over-blacken so you can still taste the fish. Our waiter was very nice, helpful, and pleasant.

MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was perfect for a delicious fish dinner. Everything we ordered was amazing. Appetizer, fried calamari was fresh and delicious. Our dinners of salmon, stuffed flounder, scallops were all perfectly prepared. The service was friendly and extremely helpful...not intrusive. Will absolutely return!

CO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

This venue has everything going for it. Location on the water, inside and outside seating. Reasonable prices. But either the place is understaffed or they are disconnected from how the wait staff are interacting with customers. Our waitress was FRANTIC the entire time. She ran around telling every table "I'll be right back". When she did get to us, she made us feel rushed and we knew full well she would not be back anytime soon. Taking orders was stressful as she watch all the other tables around us with pen in hand franticly writing. The opposite of what we want when we go out for dinner. My experience tells me she thinks by having this posture everyone knows how hard she is working...but the restaurant was basically empty and no reason for this feel. I will not go back.

RE
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was just ok. Nice place but food wasnt great for the price.

GK
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Overall good experience but don’t sit in bar area for dinner. Bartender was only one making drinks and waiting tables - and this was a sat night with a crowded restaurant and large party in private room.

Def would give a second try

J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I was disappointed that the greeter had NO IDEA of my reservation .. I specifically had requested upper level and a booth. He started to direct us to a completely different section of the restaurant.

It appeared that you were short-staffed; Susan was waiting on us in the upper level, along with two other groups, as well as another section of the restaurant. She was also waiting on individuals at the bar and GREETING some guests.

We WILL come back, however!

RT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location by the waterway is excellent. The service was great. The server was on point about dinner specials and refills. The fish was fresh and the portions were large. We had a great time

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner service

i
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

It took over an hour to get our food and they were not busy. Fish came out tough had to use a knife. Bloody Mary was watered down.

TM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Vegetable were served barely
Warm and not fresh. Lobster roll was only fair . The restaurant was beautiful and our service was good but the food was not up to par for the cost. Tea was also really cloudy. So pretty but won’t be going back again. Was very expensive for an Applebee’s meal.

CF
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was impeccable!!

OT
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We came to eat dinner, to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The service was slow. But the food was really good.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Frankie Raye was a rare treat. Phenomenal set list for a super layed back evening meal. Food was great and sever was cordial and invested. Diverse menu and the patio overlooks the water. All in all it was a fantastic experience. Will be back soon!

CA
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Catches is back in old form from 10 years ago. Excellent food again....I am happy to return

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as usual and Missy was great.

SW
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Vegetables were much too soft. Over cooked and mushy.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time here. We went for Mother's day and the stag was excellent.

DN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

The mother's day experience at Catches was very disappointing to say the least. I should have known when I was able to get a reservation the same day that something was a miss. I looked online prior to making the reservation and I did not see anything noted about the special mothers day menu. I was able to view the regular menu and we were really looking forward to some Oysters Rockefeller and fish spread which we have enjoyed there before as apps. When we arrived they handed us a menu that was limited and only had a handful of items and it appeared that they only wanted to steer you towards items that were more pricey. I would have spent much more money on dinner if they have had the full menu available and I could have enjoyed what I wanted. I'm not one to write bad reviews, but this was incredibly disappointing. The restaurant was half empty as well so that certainly says something. Its a shame because have enjoyed meals there in the past, but it has been a long time since we were there. I can say confidently that we will not be returning again.

SC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I haven’t been here in over a year because my last experience wasn’t pleasant as well. I don’t think I will be coming back after this time though. The service is always below average. I got sick after eating steak and lobster also. I would not recommend coming here.

KK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Been here twice. Service was the worst! Was bad the first time but gave it a second chance. Service this time was deplorable! Waited 20 minutes to even be approached by waitress, which we had to flag down. Then another 15 minutes for a drink. After we placed out food order it took over an hour to get food. And that was after we got the manager. He apologized and got our food out and discounted the check. He definitely did the right thing. Waitress looked like she was in drugs. Very disappointed! They should not have people like that serving customers if they want to stay in business. Won’t be back!!

JT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Catches. The staff was fun and personable, the food was fantastic as always. We look forward to our next visit.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The hostess was pleasant, and we were sat almost immediately. We had made reservations through Open Table, and had requested a table by the window w/water view. Which they were able to accommodate us.
We started w/drinks: scotch & water , Infused Vodka Martini w/ olives no lemon no twists ... just out of the bottle! (Simple pour & put olives in) Drinks came Martini was Vodka w/mango & olives shaken ...one look, new it wasn’t right! Waiter took it back, asked bartender to remake & she wanted to infuse w/something, evidently not knowing that it is the name of their VODKA, Russian Infused! Our waiter brought my correct Martini. All was A-OK!
For my meal=Tried Mediterranean Hog Snapper, thought I would enjoy cuz I love the ingredients but seemed the flavor was over powered by the sun-dried tomatoes , plus it needed more capers & I believe it said it was supposed to have artichokes in it, but they were missing. The dish had a nice presentation but was dry! Would have been much tastier if it had a lemon butter sauce drizzle something ... not so dry!
My husband got the rib eye, (med) delicious!
Our waiter was pleasant, accommodating & service was prompt.

RV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

The buffet food was cold and not very tasty, the best things were the prime rib and ham, not worth the 29.99 per person!

JF
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome assortment of food. Truly loved the blue cheese dressing/salad, the Salmon was terrific and the prime rib and shrimp were very good as well. Absolutely full when we left.

CW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Easter buffet was below average for the price. Not a good value. Never did see the "exotic" desserts touted on the menu.

PC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter, Lindsay was very helpful and attentive. We only want her serving us next time we dinner with your restaurant.
The food was fresh and very tasty plus we enjoyed the bright sunny ambiance and water view.

NL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner and drinks on the deck. If we vacation in your area we will certainly return.

TP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The grouper was horrible. It felt like rubber and tasted awful. I have never had grouper taste like this. Steak was ok shrimp was small but ok. Will not return

L
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been back in several years since we didn't have a good experience. This was different! Rachel Dee was a friendly & helpful server, food was great..loved the sauce on my fish. We will be back next year when we return.

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