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H2O, Pensacola Beach, FL

H2O

3.3
3.3
156 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Just like water, our restaurant is cool and refreshing – serving fare from both land and sea, 7 days a week, 3 meals a day. We’re all about fusion. Fancy and Fun. Spicy and Sweet. Contemporary and Casual.

From our eclectic, delectable cuisine to our refined yet unpretentious beachfront atmosphere, we invite you to enjoy fine dining inside … or no-frills food poolside.

In our wide-open, delightfully designed dining room overlooking our Gulf front deck, we also have a full bar – for socializing and sipping.

Whether for brunch with friends, lunch al fresco or a night out on the town, let us take care of your party and help you make memories over a memorable meal.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (850) 343-6791

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Omar Torres

  • Private party contact

    Anthony Eman: (850) 343-6791

  • Neighborhood

    Pensacola

  • Cross street

    Via De Luna Dr.

  • Parking details

    Self Parking with lighted parking garage. Valet parking for a small fee is also available.

  • Public transit

    There is a convenient free beach trolley that shuttles all over the island and has a stop in front of the hotel.

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz during Sunday brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 156 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.3
3.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 2.9Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for Brunch

  • Northwest Florida

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northwest Florida

    Healthy

  • Northwest Florida

    Hot Spot

  • Pensacola

    Fit for Foodies

  • Pensacola

    Healthy

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  1. DB

    DawnB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Calamari? HUGE BOWL. never actually found calamari. All fried breading. For $19. Ribeye well done and a low quality cut of meat. The baked potato was microwaved or boiled and cold, the Caesar salad…wait for it….all iceberg lettuce. Ribeye $69. Charged for 4 tiny pieces of bread. AWFUL….Applebees quality for Morton’s or Ruth’s Chris prices. HOWEVER….the service was impeccable and the manager a delight! He offered complimentary dessert which was the highlight of the evening. A 6 layer vanilla cream cake but each layer was the color of a rainbow. Gorgeous. Will NEVER return. Btw I NEVER write reviews or complain. Just sayin….
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    anniversary
  3. SP

    StephanieP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was just ok. They served our water and coffees in plastic cups. Not super impressed. It was just like a regular hotel buffet, nothing special. We had been several years ago and I remember it being a lot nicer. I will say though, the woman making the omelets was so wonderful and the omelet was delicious!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just Amazing! Every dish was spot on. Scallop appetizer was delicious and the pork chop was a standout dish.
  5. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Went for Sunday Father’s Day brunch and was a little disappointed this year. It seemed a bit better in previous years/Sunday brunches. I feel there has been more option in the past and it’s looked a little nicer, the dessert was pretty bad. The service was great though.
  6. JM

    JodiM

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We could not have asked for a better experience for our 40th wedding anniversary dinner! We were treated like VIPs with a private dining room experience, excellent food and drinks, and a dessert prepared and personalized just for us. H20 really knocked it out of the park for us and we couldn't be more grateful. Thank you to our smiling and welcoming Hostess, Katie; our sweet and incomparable server, Edward; Justine, the manager who made sure everything was to our liking and even told us our 40 years together gave them all inspiration ❤️; and finally, Chef Blake Harp, who came to our table to meet us and we were able to thank him for the wonderful meal. It was truly a remarkable and memorable evening.
  7. JC

    JessicaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was ok. Service was medium, our waiter got order wrong and I had to ask him twice for a refill on my soda. Good was done Quick
  8. DD

    DrDan

    Birmingham

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    This is a restaraunt in the lobby of the Hilton hotel. They do not have parking for the restaraunt or have signage outside the hotel. Food was good. But, it is an open space in a hotel lobby.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Nothing short of pitiful
  10. CH

    CarolynH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were pleasantly surprised- our food and service were exceptional.
  11. JH

    JeffreyH

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice, food was tasty and presented well. Ask for Morgan and you will be taken care of.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Great service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A year ago I left a negative review of H2O because the place was nothing like what was advertised on the Open Table app. A manager replied to the review apologizing for the experience, noting that the actual restaurant was undergoing renovations at the time. Yesterday, we decided to give it another try, and we’re glad we did. The service was fantastic. The food was worth the price. The view of the pool area and glimpses of the Gulf were the perfect atmosphere on a sunny Spring afternoon. The calamari and mussel appetizers were great. Even the 5 and 6-year-old kids liked them. The filet and scallops were cooked and garnished beautifully. The grouper was exceptionally well prepared. Even the kids’ menu items were remarkable (my wife finished the kids’ cheeseburger instead of her entrée, but only because the burger was that good). We’re local, and without question we’ll be back.
  14. FG

    FriendsGetTogether

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were there for our friends wedding anniversary, which I noted on this reservation, was disappointed they never acknowledged it.
  15. Z

    Zanydoc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great often overlooked restaurant in Pensacola beach. Had the lobster ravioli, Waygu filet, baked Brie, and bushwhacked pie. All were perfectly presented and cooked-delicious! Cocktails were also delicious, but maybe a little too pricey-happy hour pricing would have been appreciated since we were there so early.
  16. d

    david

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We returned back to H2O again for a Valentine dinner. It was better than ever before (we are locals)... basically had the restaurant to ourselves, except the bar (more on that in a sec). Food was outstanding. Probably the best bone in pork chops I have ever had! She had the flounder plate and it was also excellent. Drinks were good and dessert was excellent! Since we were the only ones initially in the restaurant the service was really good. Now the noise level, was not great. Since we celebrated Valentine's on Sunday, unfortunately the Super Bowl was on the big screen basically in the lobby. So the noise from the game was pretty loud. Louder than we expected and really cared for. If I had known that the setup would have been like that, probably would have chosen somewhere else just because of the noise level. Other than that, great food and great service.
  17. KA

    KennethA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    6 course meal and left hungry... very small portions for valentine's dinner
  18. CR

    CarlaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Ms. Shirley's bright spirit and cooking. We will definitely be back to get some more good homemade, southern cooking.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Last minute dinner on a rainy night. Great server. Good food and drinks. On the expensive side.
  20. BR

    BRIANS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cymber was a great server. Not a fan of the decor. Visible hotel guest traffic from pool.
  21. WJ

    WhiteJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Lack of staff caused a long wait for food. But waiter was nice. And it was Christmas!! Great to be with family!
  22. ME

    MarkE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Christmas day and they didn’t have my reservation but sat us after I proved I had one. Short staffed so 2hours 45 minutes to get the food. Mutilple tables left so we stayed. I am not lying when I say the food was excellent. I had the ribeye and my wife had the pork chop. Wonderful. The waiter was new and we only received two drinks in the amount of time. Everyone was in a good mood around us so made it easier to deal with. We will be back.
  23. TB

    TracieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought our family of seven to this delicious buffet for our Christmas day dinner. I hope this will be a tradition for us in years to come. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service and the ambience.
  24. FB

    FBSL

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was awful.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were looking for a new brunch location. I did a quick google search and made reservations on open table. Staff was friendly. I looked at the menu before booking. We had no idea it was Buffett only as there were breakfast items and prices listed on the website and open table menu. We did not want the Buffett but when sat down that was the only option that was presented to us by our waitress. All 3 of us said we would give it a try since we were there. I have not seen a brunch Buffett like this one. Sushi, roast beef, finger foods, rice, pizza etc not much of a breakfast brunch. The only highlight was the homemade omelette. The sushi was inedible and most of the other food tasted like it stayed out for a long time under the heat lamps. Our bottomless mimosas were not bottomless. We had 2 glasses each. My fiancé and his friend ask if they could make them a waffle since it was on the online menu and really what they came in for. The waitress was nice and accommodated. She came out with 3 waffles so my fiancé and friend had to split the waffles. I guess they ration waffles. The brunch buffet came to a whopping 245.00 including tip! 58.00 per person. That’s insane for the cuisine offered. Judging by the amount of people “granted it’s off season” there were only about 5 people in the restaurant eating, now I see why. We are locals and were not told about the 15% off as the waitress did card us. I am a Hilton Honors as well and will not be returning. Not a good experience overall. Would recommend for anyone local or out of town looking for a yummy brunch spot and more bang for your buck I recommend: 5 sisters, Polonza Bistro, McGuires Irish Pub and George’s Bistro.
  26. t

    terryf

    Tallahassee

    101 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food was awful undercooked overpriced
  27. CC

    CarenC

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious Wait staff very friendly. Food pricey
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Brunch
  29. H

    Heather

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The food was insanely over priced for what is was. Steak was $65 abs we could barely cut it, even cooked medium rare it was bad. Very salty food. Positioned as a high end restaurant but is not based on food quality and atmosphere. You’re literally in the lobby of the hotel. I would never recommend this place. Such a disappointment.
  30. JT

    JeremyT

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Food was moderate at best. Typically on a brunch buffet, there is something that is super, however, nothing was "super". The charcuterie and dessert were the highlights. Way over priced for the quality received. The ambiance and music was nice.
  31. L

    Lovelife

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was the best we have had in a long while anywhere really!
  32. LR

    LisaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I would not recommend this place. The food was not great and the price was high.
  33. SE

    SEL4285

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Service dx
  34. JK

    JulieK

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ate there twice this week. It had been a few years since I’d been, and the menu is completely different. I honestly chose it because this is Blue Angel's week and everywhere else was packed with a long wait list, and I had no wait at H20. Both meals I had there were really excellent, so good that I was shocked at how empty the place was. I highly recommend the red snapper, ask for a little extra salsa on top. It’s perfection on a plate. The charcuterie is good too. Not spectacular, but I’ve had some that disappointed in the past, and I ate everything on this one except the white cheese.

    H2OResponded on July 13, 2021Thank you kindly for your review, Julie K. We look forward to serving you in the near future!

  35. TB

    TeriB

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    In Pensacola visiting my son. Looked for a reservation at last hour found this. I didn’t realize it was in a Hilton Hotel. Like everywhere, service is soooo slow food takes forever. Everyone was very nice.

    H2OResponded on July 13, 2021Thank you kindly for your review and valued feedback, Teri B.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Food was okay but service was terrible

    H2OResponded on July 13, 2021Thank you for your review and valued feedback.

  37. F

    Figurilli

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The chef here as really done an excellent job matching foods that work well together. Our appetizer, salad and English pea pasta was amazing. We had a raspberry lemon cheesecake that was to die for as well. If I only has room for a milkshake. I would highly recommend.

    H2OResponded on July 13, 2021Thank you kindly for your review. We look forward to serving you in the near future!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leanne was awesome! Food was all delicious temperature was great and seasoned well. Our waitress made sure we had drinks and water before we were empty. Although it was cloudy and a little stormy it was still a nice view of the water.

    H2OResponded on July 13, 2021Thank you kindly for your review. We look forward to serving you in the near future!

  39. TV

    ThomasV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food average.

    H2OResponded on July 13, 2021Thank you for your review.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Easy walk from hotel. Tropical storm Claudette shortened the line..

    H2OResponded on July 13, 2021Thank you kindly for your review. We look forward to serving you in the near future!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

H2O offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 343-6791.

H2O is rated 3.3 stars by 156 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 2 times today
Google Map for H2O

12 Via De Luna Dr., Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Via De Luna Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Pensacola

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self Parking with lighted parking garage. Valet parking for a small fee is also available.

  • Public transit

    There is a convenient free beach trolley that shuttles all over the island and has a stop in front of the hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Omar Torres

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz during Sunday brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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