Whiskeys on the Water

4.4
104 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Whiskeys is a place for people to gather and enjoy great drinks and fantastic food.
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4.4
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4.4
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Signshooter
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were thinking that there would be a view of the water from the restaurant, however, the only view of the water that we saw was from the parking lot.

The restaurant itself is basically a bar inside a well-kept old building so the ambiance isn't as romantic as I had hoped.

Everything else was absolutely perfect! Our waitress, Venessa, was very professional and attentive.

My steak was perfectly cooked and quite a bargain at $22 ($20 + $2 for sauteed mushrooms added on top). My wife enjoyed her chicken entree as well.

Out Manhattans were very good and also the Bordeaux wine was nice.

We will be back.

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vipBobeboo
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is situated just west of the Detroit River and the water makes an excellent back drop. We ate outside which we wanted and our server was excellent. Only negatives were two dogs that were barking quite a bit (there was a dog walking event down the street from the restaurant, not their fault) and we were told that the vegetable was green beans and we got broccoli. However, we would dine there again without hesitation!

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ShawnT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Will definitely be eating there again next time we’re in town.

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, outdoor seating was enjoyable. This trip, we ended up with brand new waiter who spilled drinks on us. The manager covered our (new) drinks, so that helped. Overall a good experience. We are regulars and will continue to be.

MJ
vipMaryJ
Louisville
67 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for food and fun!!! Chambord cocktail is the BOMB!!!

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AliciaS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waitress took forever to bring drinks and food. Definitely over priced for the food quality

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Girl
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The hostess was extremely rude, and very snoty back to us! We made reservations for 8:15 and then were told we still had a 30 min wait... What is the point of making reservations if you still have to wait 30 mins

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vipKathyK
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chicken with mushrooms and spinach was outstanding. Burgers looked good too. Great service, a bit loud in the bar area for catching up with friends.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was great except for the bees that were swarming us and the few tables around us.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great!! The bees that invaded the patio area not so much🥴

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KTUCK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff and the food is great. Amazing drink choices as well.

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DonaldB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to sit outside and there is construction going on to the condos next door. It was very loud and the smell of diesel fuel doesn't make your food taste very good.
No fault of the restaurant, everything else was great.
Going back tonight to see Eva under fire and have diner.

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KK729
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was phenomenal and everyone was super friendly. They were constantly cleaning and employees were wearing their masks.

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JenniferL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bees are an issue outdoor but otherwise great!

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EmilioB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Highly recommend.

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SimonM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and the server were amazing. Amazing customer service and good vibes and very nice atmosphere.

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BrittneyR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Food is always great! This time a person in our party had to wait for her food for about 10 minutes after we all received ours but overall it was great. Will be back again. And we loved the outdoor patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not the best experience on 7/18. I ordered a vodka lemonade, which definitely didn't have much vodka in it. Then ordered a burger. Server asked how I wanted it. I orderded "medium". Burger came and was very dry, which is to be expected because instead of medium, it was well done. Once we got our servers attention, my husband was done with his meal so we just had her remove it from the bill. The artichoke dip was good, as was the chili. Overall not a great experience. Will likely go somewhere else next time.

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KarenP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outside was comfortable. The Mac n cheese with pulled pork was very good. Larger than expected portion. Highly recommend it!

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal was awesome. Wait staff was tremendous

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SusanV
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was great. Social distancing in place. Waitress was friendly, food was awesome!

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vipDoubleG
Detroit
46 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and drinks, excellent service by Adrlanna 👍 ($5 uptick of Open Table menu entree 8oz steak from house menu)

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Whattanight
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Very nice night out
Drinks delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love the atmosphere. Great beer selection. The only drawback was that the waitress seemed new & paid us minimal attention.

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Lovnewplaces
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Came in to what used to be one of my favorite places downriver to enjoy a night out. The employees were wearing masks incorrectly and NO One who came in was asked to, or wearing a mask at anytime. Tables were closer than 6 feet, bar was wall to wall people.
Our server was exceptionally nice but was not only training, but very busy. When we ordered we were told you were short staffed so food would take longer than expected. True, it was a while but also was incorrect to what I ordered. Now another 25 min later , correct food but guest with me was done eating.
With what I experienced I think it will be a long while before I return.

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KeithJ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I have frequented Whiskies on several occasions but my last couple of visits have a lot to be desired. The meal I chose was excellently prepared but lack greatly in portion size. I found it appalling that the Atlantic Salmon came with No sides and each was a three dollar charge. And for the life of me, I cannot understand why the last three occasions, I have been placed in a corner, the same corner table. The time before last, I went in with a friend from out of town. there seemed to be somewhat a riff going on between the hostess and female manager about the Hostess seating us, in the same corner table I might add. In the end, we told that we would either have to back to the front and wait once more or we could sit at the bar. Not exactly where we wanted to have our dinner. It may be awhile before i return to Whiskies....

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kacey was awesome!!

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JenniferD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whiskey's never seems to disappoint us! The food is AMAZING and the staff is always FANTASTIC! Whiskey's is always one of our go to places.

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HughC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For being the first week open Things went pretty smoothly. They have adjusted well in this ever changing environment. I hope these added measures don’t cut too far deep into their bottom line so that they can continue to survive and patrons like me can continue to support them.

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GeriR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner for my family. The food was awesome. The staff was very personable and took care to make sure our dinners were to our liking. We will be back very soon!

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nancyp
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service. This is an energetic, loud atmosphere which is good for casual dining. It is probably not what you are looking for if you want a quiet or romantic dinner.

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Blucke13
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and appetizers.

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Suesue
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We love it there, especially in the summer. Took some friends there, it was their first time and they really liked it. It's nice to see the business so good but the noise level was overwhelming, we couldn't even talk to one another.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and drinks, a little too loud for conversation..

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GIGirl
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The only thing negative I would say is that the noise level is very high due to the open ceiling. Even before it got crowded, it was hard to hear people at your own table due to the overwhelming echo of voices from all over. I would suggest some type of acoustic absorbers in the ceiling to help this.

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Karen
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food at a great price. Nice selection of spirits. Friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flew in for a visit with my sons.

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Melissa
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We knew they had a bar element, but it was so loud that it was difficult to have a conversation...to top that off we were at the last table by the kitchen. A pony or partial wall would be helpful to muffle some of the sound involved in the dishes being dropped into the bins. We were disappointed that a dish we saw on the online menu wasn’t available in the current menu.

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vipKathyP
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were huge groups already seated upstairs when we arrived, so I had (unvoiced) concerns that we may be in for a long wait in terms of ordering/receiving our meal. Pleasantly surprised when our server came over almost immediately to get our drink order and was attentive throughout the time we were there, despite the crowd.

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jgw1
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was ok, we were there a few years back and it was nice but kind of disappointing this time around. We live in Plymouth and I am not sure that we will drive that distance again to go there We asked for crushed red pepper for chili and never got it. Service was slow, food was just ok. My fish and chips was very greasy, my husband said his hamburger was over cooked. The setting is nice but there needs to be some improvements.

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You can order delivery directly from Whiskeys on the Water using the Order Online button. Whiskeys on the Water also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Whiskeys on the Water is rated 4.4 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.