Waters Restaurant

4.8
1185 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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GC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, ambiance and service but the price is not effective.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. A real Fort Worth gem. Great oyster selection, sweet potato soup was the bomb!

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PL
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ordered the “Dirty Dozen”-delicious, such a treat to have fresh oyster! I ordered the fried shrimp, one of the Winter Restaurant Week entrees, probably the best I’ve ever tasted!

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SR
Baltimore
102 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal with excellent service. Food was uniformly plated attractively and tasted as nice as it looked.

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MS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We recently dined at Waters and ordered from the Winter Restaurant Week menu. My wife and I both found the Sweet Potato soup to be delicious, and we both really enjoyed our entrees - the redfish for her, and the shrimp for me. The only thing that left us less than completely happy was the dessert course. She is a big fan of Tiramisu and found the Tiramisu cake to be lacking in flavor. I thought my pumpkin panna cotta was rather bland as well. Having dined at the original Bonnell's and Waters on many occasions, we won't be deterred from returning based on one course out of many dinners being less than expected.

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KC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent

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

Winter Flair

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DB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Great food. Great location.

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D
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and service was great. There were four
of us and everyone had something different. Everyone
was very pleased. Can’t wait to return.

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S
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed The Waters. The staff made us feel special. The food was delicious. The ambiance - classy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My First time visit it was absolutely marvelous, the food was delightfully delicious and very fresh. The atmosphere was great. The bartender was spot on with her bloody Mary's, omg the best on the first order nothing else needed. It was a grreat first time experience. Thank you Waters.

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YB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! A great treat.

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P
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn't realize I booked a reservation for a high-top table, my wife doesn't like the high-tops. After discussion with the staff, they were able to put us in a booth without hesitation.

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OT
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years dinner with friends. Delicious !
Mary, our server was great! Attentive and excellent service!

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for NYE. The seafood was fresh and cooked perfectly. Service from Host to servers was exceptional. I would highly recommend. Cocktails were done well and not overly priced.

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

Third time to visit the restaurant and I don't know why I haven't been there more times. The bar tender was great and was knocking out all the drink orders. The food was delicious and one of a kind. The desert was so good too. Left completely satisfied.

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OT
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First experience at Waters was a great one. Our waitress was excellent. Very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent. The halibut was as good as I have ever had.

I am already looking forward to going back.

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KR
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We were disappointed with our meal as it was very average at best.

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SM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The gnocchi under the halibut was not a good idea; a gooey gummy mess with no taste. Oyster Texasfeller was very good as usual. Since my wife is allergic to shellfish our waiter thoughtfully brought a couple of hush puppies for her. The Char with arugula was excellent. Well cooked and tasty. Very good service from waiter Ryan Owen. He was professional yet personable, informative, helpful and thoughtful.

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New England
50 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific high quality, reasonably priced seafood/cajun restaurant located downtown Fort Worrth. Surprising good - fresh, creative and well plated.

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T
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are originally from Louisiana and are pretty tough critics when it comes to seafood. The fried oyster appetizer was delicious. We ordered the scallops and the special of the evening, red snapper. Both were very good. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu and made excellent recommendations. We will return.

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J
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, but we all wanted a little more spice. Our server, Mary Crelia, was fabulous. She knew the menu, the wine list, and the cocktails and she gave us great recommendations.

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KT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was amazing and the bartender made especially good drinks.

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LR
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding staff recommendations - great martini - superb seafood & wine

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t
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!! Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience every time!

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j
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve dinner

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I recently had a nice, quiet dinner with a friend at Waters. The food was very good, but a bit expensive for the quality, depending on what you order. Although they weren’t super-busy, service was a little slow.

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W
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect environment. Perfect attention to detail. Great staff. Menu is spectacular. Just wish they were still in 7th District. We miss them but it’s worth the trek.

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S
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Our party had everything from steak to king crab and it was all delicious. Ryan was a fantastic server too!

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JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!!!

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MM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood tower was great for two people. We even skipped desert.

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood restaurant but also steaks, salads and vegetables. Unique dishes and excellent chef! Owned by a Fort Worth family and quality and service is impeccable.

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TO
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I live in Dallas and do not have much experience with Fort Worth restaurants. After talking to some friends and doing some online research I decided to try Waters Street. There was nothing bad but nothing great. I ordered the fish and chips as did one of my friends and another person ordered the cajun pasta. The fish was good but the chips (steak fries) were cold and not very good.

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding dinner at Waters! The service was very good and the food was amazing! My only disappointment was they didn't do anything special for my friend's birthday. I mentioned it was her birthday when I made the reservation on Open Table. Maybe there was a lack of communication with the restaurant. Other than that, an outstanding evening!

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C
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed a relaxing Sunday evening birthday dinner. Service was great, not rushed, and food excellent. Appreciated the birthday dessert and thoughtful card. Would definitely return.

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OT
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great, Oyster were small compared to Eddie Vs

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e
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It has a great bar i the center of the dining roo. with an extensive wine list. Don't be tempted to skip the crab cake appetizer just because it seems like something you can get lots of places - theirs is magnificent. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time if possible.

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TE
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waters was a delightful experience. The food, from the appetizers to the entrees to dessert, was excellent. The service was great and the drinks were perfect. If you want some great seafood in a very nice setting in downtown Ft Worth, Waters is the place!!

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Amarillo
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is very nice.
We made reservations for 5:15 as this was the only one available on the day we needed. We arrived and placed near the kitchen...which is not the best. The restaurant was empty at this time! Then, as we were ordering our drinks the wait staff walked through the dining area with a trash can and broom. Then the table next to us was being prepared for a large group...This is not the ambiance I was looking for. The waitress was wonderful, and attentive though. The food was excellent. The restaurant did eventually fill up within the hour. I feel that no matter what time your reservation is the restaurant should be available to allow you the experience of great food and ambiance... this is a pricey restaurant!

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