Waters Restaurant

4.7
1261 reviews
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Seafood
Waters is owned and operated by Ft Worth native, Chef Jon Bonnell. Our newest location is 301 Main Street in Sundance Square.

Waters Restaurant redefines the Fort Worth seafood scene with a vibrant and modern restaurant featuring an array of fresh oysters, the finest seafood, mouthwatering steak, and an award-winning wine list. Visit our bar for a lively happy hour, or relax in our upscale dining room for an unforgettable culinary experience.

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM

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DW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The waitstaff was very attentive and the decor is very nice but the food just doesn't live up to the standard set by the prices. The crabcakes were so-so and the bacon wrapped asparagus was mediocre. Best dish of the evening was the gumbo which was very good. For the price go to the owner's other restaurant, Bonnell's, for much better food and a great menu.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous oysters, as always! Great reliable choice.

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K
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The patio was great!

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SR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service staff were amazing. definitely going again!

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JM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was impeccable. Our waitstaff went out of her way to help us celebrate our anniversary. The crab cake app and scallop dinner was excellent. We had a great time and highly recommend Waters to everyone!

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GB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fantastic meal, with superior, experienced staff. Mona took great pains going over the menu with us and Brian helped select the perfect wine. We will definitely be returning!

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GG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time to visit. Friends had given us a gift card because the enjoyed Waters and are regulars. Out waiter was very personable and helpful. I was pleasantly surprised how quickly the food we ordered was served! That is something to be proud of. The food was out of this world. We took what we couldn't eat home. The gumbo was better the second day than when served. I guess it gets better with age!

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t
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Really nice selection of fresh seafood, friendly service. Portions small and pricey for no sides.

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G
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Greeted and seated on time for a 8:15 reservation. Wait staff Jacob was good . We had a glass of wine and martini - ordered the hush puppies and they were real good and we liked the jalepenos that went with the dish . Ordered the avacado salad — it was good — but a very small portion for someone who wanted it as a meal — very small — had the halibut — it was wonderful and had the green beans - real good . Carrot cake also real good .
My issues with the restaurant are the following —- noticed a $5 split fee for entrees — when buying a 44 dollar piece of fish — a split fee on a 200 dollar meal —- come on man — I dislike the martini glasses — just like seeing the martini in glass —bottle of craft beer over 7$ - I guess we are at the point that one beer will be more than a six pack - the bread was un memorable .

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DR
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very limited menu and they forgot to bring our sides.

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HW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the quiet at lunch, we hade all different dishes , my husband had the special of the day, the roasted pepper lobster bisque with shrimp and rice, he didn’t care for, I had the lettuce wrap, which was good, could have more spices, all the others where happy with their choices, except they thought they were kind of small. That was the said by the two younger chefs in my party, the service was excellent, we will try dinner next time.

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G
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance for a business lunch.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 30yr wedding anniversary there and were very pleased with how the staff and restaurant helped us have a wonderful experience. Service was excellent and the food was awesome. A great evening, thank you Waters Restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday on a Sunday night. We decided to share the seafood tower for an appetizer and then split the 8 oz filet and bacon wrapped asparagus for our meal. It was more than enough food and everything was absolutely delicious! The bread was hot and the butter was soft too. We finished up with the lemon cheesecake. Perfect night!

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

Great place for a date, and awesome drinks! Waitress was fantastic.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best experience. The food was amazing and our waiter truly made us feel welcome.

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HB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner. We sat in the bar and had a wonderful table looking out on Main Street. Great service and ambiance. Love the convenience of the valet parking where you can call for your car on your phone.

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MI
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was absolutely awesome. My brother in law loved his sea scallops as I did my crab legs. Our appetizer and salads were perfect. Our waitress saw that our every need was met without our having to ask and her friendly personality made our evening even more the better. Awesome job to all staff and management for providing a most enjoyable evening. MLO

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DH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was really good . Drinks were good also. We were in there early so the service was exceptional. Recommend the oysters and the crab cakes and the icebox lemon cheese cake. We will go back.

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SV
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful attention to detail......very knowledgeable server. I have celiac disease (gluten intolerance) and he didn't miss a beat.

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was amazing and the service prompt but not hovering! Waters and Jon Bonnell never dissapoint!

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MW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and our waitress was fabulous!

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

I took my mother. It was a beautiful experience. They were lovely. Food was amazing. Scallop jambalaya was great. Halibut was sensational.

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WK
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Tomato/Goat Cheese salad, delicious, and Crab Cakes just right with succulent lump crab—no filler—and a delicious aioli. A lovely night out with food and friends.

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

As expected a great meal with wonderful food and service . Can’t wait to go back

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New England
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being from Boston, we are pretty lucky to have very good seafood. I can easily say that not only is Waters the best seafood in DFW area....its some of the best Ive ever had anywhere. Then add the service that was way way on top of everything without being intrusive. Perfect balance. Keep up the most awesomest job Waters! Cant wait to go back.

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d
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waters is fabulous. Everything was perfect during our visit. When I booked my table through Open Table, I was informed there were only bar seats available. But when we arrived, they found a table for us in the dining room. Very accommodating. The selection of raw oysters is great. They are extremely fresh and reasonably priced. All the menu items were prepared just as we asked and the food was delicious. We had several types of fish as well as the scallops. I highly recommend the Creole Arctic Char. The staff was amazing. From the hostess to the server to the manager, everyone treated us as if we were special guests and took care of all our needs. They validated our valet ticket, took our valet ticket, and as we were paying out, had the valet bring our vehicle to the door so that we did not have to walk to the valet area. This was important because my elderly mother is limited on how far she can walk and she did not have to wait in the cold for me to go get the vehicle. Jon Bonnell has once again put his personal touch on another amazing Fort Worth dining establishment.

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EH
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous from start to finish. Amazing food, service & management!

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JT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had asked for a window table and was seated in the bar. I really wanted the dining room. The bar was crowded and noisy.

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D
Dallas
62 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waters is the best seafood restaurant in the DFW area in my opinion. The fresh seafood accompanied by a great drink and wine menu offer a unmatched experience. The oyster selection is top notch and the hush puppies are out of this world.

Its location in Downtown Fort Worth is easily accessible from the new TexRail station and is a great location for Sundance Square and theater visitors.

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YC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Staff, Food and atmosphere is always top notch. I enjoyed my birthday dinner with family

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YY
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding!! Delicious and served beautifully! We will return. Service was terrific!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 6 with a reservation. We were seated as soon as we got there. Food was amazing! Best swordfish, hushpuppies, calamari, and fried oysters I have ever had! Our server, Elaine, was amazing! She was very attentive. She was very knowledgeable about the menu down to the preparation and cooking technique. Very impressive! Our whole experience was amazing! We will definitely be back!

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Waters! This is a great restaurant. We went for a belated Valentine’s Day celebration and had a wonderful time.

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S
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed an early dinner this last Saturday at Waters Restaurant. The bar staff and wait staff were attentive and very courteous. The oysters were outstanding. I had the halibut and my boyfriend had the swordfish. It was all very fresh and had a great taste. I would definitely recommend this place.

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RP
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding! Love the downtown location. It's a great place for evening out with friends or just the two of you.... The BEST

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JN
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so amazing, Oysters were delicious, and the service was fantastic. Mona was our server and she took great care of us. We will be coming back.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was beyond great. I’ve already recommended this restaurant to others. Can’t wait until next time.

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SC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late Valentines Day dinner was awesome. We had the crab legs and although it didn’t seem like a whole pound the taste was superb. The fact that the Chef splits the open to make it easier was perfect. We also had the hush puppies for an appetizer which were really good. Our server Elaine was great. I would definitely ask for her again.

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B
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Waters. The food was wonderful (try the Scallops) and our server Jacob was nice, helpful and paid just the right amount of attention to us. We'll definitely be back!

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