Lulu's Waterfront Grille - Ponte Vedra

4.2
73 reviews
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Lulu's Waterfront Grille is in Ponte Vedra, Florida, providing a fantastic dining experience that is right on the waterfront. It is open for lunch and dinner and can offer you a range of tasty items. Popular starters include the crab Galette, Cedar Key Clams, Pan Seared Scallops and the Lulu's Mac & Cheese.



Lulu's Waterfront Grille has some tasty entrée options, too. Try the Shrimp Scampi, Lulu's Bouillabaisse, Chicken, Fish or Shrimp Tacos, the Palm Valley Burger and the Fresh Catch Sandwich. Lulu's Waterfront Grille also has a menu for the kids. It has items such as grilled cheese, fries, chicken tenders, Fried Shrimp and Pasta Marinara.
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SI
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Took over 1 hour 20 minutes to get our first piece of food. Very uneven preparation of food for the tables (table that came into the restaurant 20 minutes after us was eating appetizers and entrees before we saw any food). Once the food came, some of it was Luke warm. Mentioned the problems to the manager but no reaction by him. They indicated the kitchen was backed up. I guess that’s our problem and we just have to suffer.

We will not recommend this restaurant.

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AJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great early dinner on Saturday evening. Sat in screened in porch. A lot of seafood options and a few others. Good waterfront dining.., not beach front.

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SG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the view of the sunset from the screened patio. The food was really good - we tried several appetizers and liked them all, in addition to our entrees. The service was good but a little slow. It took a long time to get our bill after we were done eating and ready to leave.

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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CJ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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L
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I've been going to Lulu's since they opened. It was our favorite place to go eat. We knew the owners, the staff, and it felt comfortable. When Lulu's changed hands several years ago, we stopped going, and it would be several more years before we finally tried it out. The menu is basically the same, which works for us. The interior (including the screened in patio, has been spruced up, but still the same vibe. We do not go 1x or 2x a week, as in past years, but we go a couple of times a year (for nostalgia). I haven't been there since last summer (2018). I had guests coming to town, and I wanted to take them someplace local. I chose Lulu's, as I feel it is more local than some of the other "local" restaurants. Happily, LuLu's didn't disappoint.

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OT
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a great place to take the kids. Our waitress, Taylor, was very attentive and great with the kids.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love sitting at the table located outside by dock!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Very kid friendly and absolutely delicious cocktails and food!

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j
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I already did a google review and I have never complained about any place but this visit really was not good. I have been here before and sat outside by the water and it was nice. This time although we requested to be sat outside they sat us inside a screened in patio at a table for 2 that was literally 2 inches next to a table of 8 along a wall like we were part of that party. We requested to move outside and girl (Carol) said no because no one was serving out there. My wife than asked for an open booth right by us and she said no because tables were reserved(I had a reservation myself). They then sat 2 more people on the other side of us at maybe 4 to 6 inches away. So ordered drinks and the drink for my wife came out terrible. We asked to have it remade. Dinner entrée took a long time. Fried Shrimp dinners had a terrible taste...old oil? Sides were iffy. We sat for 20 min waiting for server so we could just get check and that's when the remade drink showed up right when we got check and of course the drink was on bill. I said nothing. Server didn't care employees didn't care so I guess we will not go back.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Poor service and very average food.

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GT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the porch, it was a great day. Great service

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PF
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal! Love being on the porch overlooking the water.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Wonderful atmosphere and fresh fish!

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MO
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slow, especially drink orders. Friendly wait staff though.

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BS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place good vibe. Staff was nice and accommodating. Reasonably priced. I would go agai and recommend it to others.

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LJ
Jacksonville
24 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lulu's is always a favorite for us. This visit was during TPC and we were there with friends in for the tournament. Each year they insist that one night of their visit will be spent at Lulu's. Considering the crowd, service was excellent as was the food. There was a good band outside, so we relaxed after dinner at an empty table and finished our drinks while listening to the music. A very enjoyable evening!

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OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great casual place

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Responded on March 13, 2019

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took some special friends for brunch on the water and Lulu’s did not disappoint, we had a great time and the food was wonderful. We’ll definitely be back.

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Responded on March 13, 2019

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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p
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and they take reseevations. Fried green tomatoes were outstanding.

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Responded on March 13, 2019

Thank you for your review. We here at Lulu's look forward to seeing you again soon.

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PK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I loved the shrimp & grits that I had, but would recommend that it be advertised as "rather warm to the taste buds". Otherwise, all was good.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner with family. Miniature golf and corn hole even kept our 2 year old entertained while we waited for our food. The only bad part about sitting outside was the biting midges that were already out in early March.

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B
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good. First visit and we’ll be back!

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BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lulu's was definitely waterfront - we sat in the screened in area that could not have been more than ten feet from the intracoastal. And on top of that - the food was great. Fried green tomato to start were great but not even a hint as to how incredibly good/fresh the shrimp tacos were going to be. Wrapped in a corn then flour tortilla - these were the most tasty/fresh/least fishy shrimp of all time - yes, of all time!!!
I can not wait to return.

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Responded on March 9, 2019

Thank you for your review. We here at Lulu's look forward to seeing you again soon.

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W
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They denied my reservation even though OpenTable confirmed it and I was 5 min early. They said I booked to close to my reservation time even though the slot was available and I was early. Very strange.

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MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Has been a while since I have been to Lulu’s and it had certainly been updated since the storm damage. Everything was well presented and prepared and enjoyed by all.

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JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Chelsea, was wonderful from beginning to end. We had our 5 year old daughter with us for Valentines dinner and had a great experience. We had a shrimp appetizer and I had the shrimp and grits and my husband had the oceans platter for our meal. This was our second time at LuLu’s and we will definitely come back.

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Responded on February 24, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We here at Lulu's look forward to seeing you again soon. I will let Chelsea know what a good job she did.

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BR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must to visit when in Destin! Great location, friendly staff and best of all tasty food. Reign is the best waitress ever 🤗

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Responded on February 24, 2019

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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n
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at Lulu's several times. It is never disappointing, The food, the service and the ambiance are always wonderful. This time, I introduced some friends to Lulu's. I am sure they will return. I know I will.

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Responded on February 24, 2019

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you and your friend again soon.

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S
Jacksonville
75 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

We have dined here often and almost always really good. This time the experience was very much below par. Several items were fried to a point that were almost uneatable. Should have told our server who was excellent, but the place was busy.

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KC
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating outdoors ( or screened in area), the food is great and it is our grandchildren’s favorite place. They love the putting green and the kids menu has something for all of them

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We have been going to Lulu's for years. This time we were a little disappointed. The menu selections were limited (although the server did say they were coming out with a new menu) and we feel the prices have been elevated beyond being any bargain. We are on a fixed income and always found Lulu's pricing to be within our budget. Not sure we will be back.

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good but a little over priced. Server was okay.

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P
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Will not eat there again.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Delish meals!

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Responded on January 27, 2019

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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M
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wonderful ambience, attentive service...all at affordable prices

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KH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal here. The views are beautiful, the service was impeccable, and the menu is varied, even offering Sunday brunch. We would highly recommend this spot.

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a
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. I love the new menu items and they have a great happy hour!

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Responded on January 27, 2019

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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ON
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lulu's is one of my favorite intercostal places. Always great for casual beach atmospher dining

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a
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and they were very accommodating to our large group!! Excellent waiter!

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