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Bluewater Grill, Carlsbad, CA

Bluewater Grill

4.4
4.4
97 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Bluewater Grill is a seafood restaurant and grill serving delicious food for over two decades. Located along the swishy water body, the outdoor seating arrangement makes it a refreshing experience to dine in at this restaurant. The Bluewater Grill is a place to go for dinners in large groups, with friends or family; the place is also child friendly. The casual dining space offers television and free Wi-Fi.

Bluewater Grill has a full bar which adds to the delectable flavors of the cuisines. Some of the popular cuisine choices at the restaurant & grill include baked stuffed maine lobster, crab crusted cobia, cedar plank salmon, lemon pepper mahi mahi, san Francisco cioppino, Alaskan king crab and linguine vongole. The restaurant also has a wide variety of appetizers, daily specials, salads, a grill menu and deliciously prepared homemade sauces.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East County

    Fit for Foodies

  • East County

    Healthy

  • East County

    Great for Lunch

  • East County

    Outdoor Dining

  • East County

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  1. JF

    JeffF

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice outdoor dinner Saturday night. Food was very good, especially the smoked Salmon appetizer, Trout Almandine and Mussels w Chorizo. Service was excellent. Outdoor patio was very nice. Only downfall was the proximity to the railroad tracks and noise from trains every 15-20 mins or so. I larger beer selection would also be nice. Overall...very good dinner and nice evening.
  2. KS

    KenS

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Sand Dabs were tasteless, and the crab cakes were lukewarm. Server and management were helpful but it's tough to overcome poor food.
  3. MP

    MicheleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice location at Carlsbad Villagge. Plenty parking in the back. Nice place and ambusnce seating inside or outside, but outside has train track nearby so at times can be noisy. Good service from lady. Good food seluction and easy to read menu. Manhattan chowder was good. Octpus apetizer charbroiled was good. Main entre Snapper good but too many sauces on fish and side. Dessert was good again too many sauces.
  4. LL

    LisaL

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were very good! We were very happy with our meals.
  5. AM

    AndreaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service! I would definitely visit this place again!
  6. BA

    BARBARH

    Palm Springs

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a great meal in celebration of our son’s birthday. Wonderful server.
  7. C

    Carryll

    Phoenix

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We stopped in Carlsbad on our way from Dana Point to La Jolla. We shared the seafood Louie and it was delicious. Service was good, but the hostess could have been friendlier. We were seated without a smile and she wasn’t welcoming.
  8. AV

    AziV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor area. We were seated promptly upon arrival. The waitress was extremely friendly and professional. We had a great family dinner. We look forward to visiting their other locations.
  9. m

    mountainheifer

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was average. Not impressed. Waiter and his assistants were excellent. Ambiance was nice. Won't be going there again.
  10. LE

    Love2Eat

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Appetizers (2) both good (artichoke spinach dip and calimari). Cioppino was very good, however, after I had 2 bites of my mahi mahi, the inside was totally raw. Everyone was nice when I sent it back, but they brought me back the same piece of fish!!! And it had a lot of grisly parts. My sons seafood pasta was ok, just no seasoning. Had to add salt and pepper. I recommended the restaurant because of the byob policy, but I’m not sure we’ll go back. Definitely should have sat outside because of the noise.
  11. m

    mkpi

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Other than the train noise, great atmosphere.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate my sons 2nd birthday. Loved everything about the restaurant. The train however scared my son every time it went by and honked the horn. Not that its the restaurants fault. Service was nice. Food was good esp the kids menu. Love the bento box it comes in. Loved it so much we came back the next night and brought our friends.
  13. RM

    RebeccaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great place the business lunch we had. The food was really good and the service was professional, polite and conscience to the conversation.
  14. A

    Anne

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice window table, friendly, prompt service and our meals were wonderful. Excellent sourdough bread and butter to munch on before lunch, too! Parking in busy downtown Carlsbad can be a challenge, so arrive early! We love this place and will definitely be back.
  15. MD

    MichelleD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Steamed clams were delicious and the ponzu scallops really good
  16. ST

    ST5355

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The dressing for the Caesar salad was puddling at the bottom of the bowl and we were unable to finish it. The Oyster Rockefeller was filled with spinach and cheese but no oysters. However the dinner entrees were very good.
  17. t

    tina

    San Diego

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    They were out of 2 wines (Sauvignon Blanc) and also out of sand dabs which was listed on the “Today’s Fish” offering. That was disappointing. Substitute was good but not what I wanted.
  18. BK

    BruceK

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Poorly prepared food much overpriced. Will not return
  19. KT

    KelleyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were amazing! It was clear they were working so hard to give the best service possible to the restaurants. The food was fabulous! This is our go to restaurant.
  20. WW

    WorldWideGourmets

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A great dinner with our visiting out-of-state family, party of 6, teens through 80s. Positive comments from all about their food.
  21. M

    Motorboater

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Make your reservation. Drop ins are hit or miss. It seemed the staff was a bit overwhelmed as we waited for drinks for a while. Bread is amazing and I highly recommend the Ahi and scallops. Old fashions aren't too bad either😉. If you like trains, sit on the patio...🔊🔊📢📢📢🔊🔊📢
  22. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner with the family. Lots of good seafood choices. Our server did a wonderful job with recommendations, speed, and follow up. I personally enjoyed the Seafood Cioppino. The rest on the family thoroughly enjoyed their selections.
  23. BG

    60atBluewaterGrill

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding and made sure my girlfriend’s 60th birthday celebration was truly memorable.
  24. L

    Lisa

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. My husband and I had the calamari to start and it was super yummy! I had the walnut crusted halibut. It was a very generous portion and so good I ate it all. My husband had the cioppino. He too had a very healthy portion. We both would order what we had again.
  25. 4

    4food

    San Francisco

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful fish dinners and great flavors. Our server was super friendly and attentive.
  26. EC

    ErinC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was mouthwatering good
  27. M

    Mouse

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. Could have been a little warmer,Caesar salad was nothing to write home about, the dressing was not the typical Cesar dressing and kind of blah. Calamari could have been much better if it was warmer. The rest of the food had good flavor
  28. CA

    CathyA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Had Reservations, asked for a booth, plenty were empty, got put outside, train noise was obnoxious, ordered Lobster for my birthday dinner, no flavor, ordered key lime pie for dessert it was gross and was served with some kind of tomato juice? The wait on our drinks and food way too long. Appetizers came out with meal. Very disappointing.
  29. MW

    MichaelW

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mahi mahi was wonderful. Kid's meals were fabulous--steak was great.
  30. L

    Lolly

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect spot to catch up with old friends for lunch. Food was delicious and don't forget the Key Lime Pie. Service was attentive but did not rush us when we told her we had not seen each other for a year and were catching up. I drove 40 minutes to get there and even with ridiculous gas prices it was worth it!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    I ordered the black and blu ahi tuna for lunch. The tuna is fairly raw however it doesn’t bother me at all. It came with wasabi whip and Japanese ginger on the side which gave a little kick and clean your palette from the tuna.
  32. JH

    JimH

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Bluewater is a very good restaurant specializing in seafood, with the fresh fish of the day in a display case. I have eaten there often and found it usually to be very good. On this recent visit I had two guests with me for dinner and we had halibut, scallops, and trout almondine. The halibut was the best looking fish in the display case and indeed it was excellent. The trout was huge and very, very good. Unfortunately the scallops were not very good. It is the second time I have been disappointed by scallops at Bluewater, so I would say stick to the fish, especially swordfish, halibut, salmon and trout, and skip the scallops.
  33. BG

    BobG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    mussels fishy
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Competition celebration
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Had a reservation for date night. Sat us at a table that looked like it should be in a coffee shop cafe up against a wall. Room is old needs remodeling. Most likely won’t go back. Too many other nice places
  36. SS

    StevenS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. The restaurant is spacious, clean and well maintained. The service was friendly and professional. The food was all fresh and well prepared. We will most definitely be back.
  37. BA

    BonnieAnn

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The food was just ok but not much flavor. The waitress I think was having a bad day and I felt we were an inconvenience as she was a bit abrupt with us. We were greeted with grace and charm so I thought we had picked the right restaurant but then once seated the welcoming ended.
  38. K

    Kayte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, service, and decor was on point! That salmon is so good! Only complaint was music. A rock song was on at one point and my hubby and looked at each other. The music changed after to better calming music, which was good. :) Maybe they change it at dinnertime, but regardless, it was a wonderful visit (as usual!)
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!
  40. EK

    EugeneK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good. Our waiter Spencer was exemplary

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Bluewater Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Bluewater Grill

417 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2302

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    El Cajon / Lakeside

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

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