WTR Pool & Grill
WTR Pool & Grill features modern and airy nautical décor with light woods, white, tans and shades of blue. A bodega bar built inside the restaurant will offer guests a separate space for drinking and dining.Guests take in the Florida sunset from waterfront seating, while shaded by a sail-like canopy and ordering drinks from a rustic beach bar. For Pool side reservations call 813-265-1234 or text 813-786-1300. For Grill reservations please call 813-281-0566.
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Every time we go to WTR we are never disappointed. The food and the ambiance is amazing as well as the service! We love sitting outside to enjoy the view of the bay!
Thank you for this wonderful 5 star review!
Service was outstanding!!! Great food and great drinks!
Glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you!
We really enjoyed our time, love the pool near the bar and the water view from the deck . We had an awesome time and the band was great. Very Fast service !
We met another couple for an early dinner, and the although the food and service was good, the INCREDIBLY LOUD pool party had me worried we wouldn't be able to hold a conversation at the table. We sat as far away as possible, and it was tolerable. Great views of the water, the tacos we had were good, drinks were refreshing, and the service was what we'd expect. I will be back, and I'd recommend it to others.
Thank you for your feedback, Brian.
They offer reservations till 12 o’clock for brunch but then I got there at 11:30 and was told that it was closing down in 10 minutes and there is really nothing to choose from and no offer her any suggestion to refill the stations. And the omelette station closed at 11:30
We found the place to have Delicious food great atmosphere and nice people
Thank you for your 5 star review, Claire. Good to hear you enjoyed yourself.
Went on Mother’s Day, and their mother day menu was not appetizing. We had drinks and left. Great place and great staff.
We took our Mother there for Mother’s Day. Dat at a table for approximately 20-25 minutes before a waitress asked if we had been waited on and the place was not busy only 1 other table inside was occupied. She said she would find our server but he was no where to be found. So she waited on us she already had 8 tables outside. Ordered and everyone got the food except my mom who ordered a chicken sandwich.... food was ok and we were really hungry by then. The manager did come over and gave us 25% off but it was Mother’s Day and for that it was incredibly disappointing.
Awesome service with a great view! Excellent bartender and experience.
Thank you for the 5 stars, Michelle!
This was a family lunch for Mother's Day with 10 of us for their buffet. The food was ok. It was decent for a pool bar/restaurant.
Valet system is very unorganized.
It was Mother’s Day. We had a reservation for eight and showed up about 10 minutes early. They had no table ready and that took a few minutes. The biggest problem was that the buffet was constantly empty. There were not that many people there at all and yet they could not keep up with making scrambled eggs, bacon, pancakes, etc. also, I expected a bigger spread for Mother’s Day and it really was just a normal breakfast buffet
Server and atmosphere where fantastic. Can’t say much for the food and in only had a salad, but that was prepared well. I’d go back.
What an awful place. Service was horrendous. Food on the breakfast buffet was meh at best and the best part—the fruit cups— were not replenished. Overpriced for what you get. Wouldn’t return or recommend.
Awesome service and view.... I can’t think of any other place with a laid back environment and view like this.
Thank you, Michelle! See you soon
There weren’t a lot of choices on the buffet, but what was there, was all excellent!
Fun being out by the pool and the outdoor bar area. Our blonde haired waitress left a lot to be desired. They had 2 girls serving customers at the tables near the bar and around the pool. Easily 1 or 2 more girls would have been a big help.
Impressive and fun. Great value. Service and view were great.
Thank you for your 5 star review, Matthew!
Food was pretty good. Service was not. Had to wait long time for server to come by and check on us. Brought out our meals and dessert in intervals. Ask another server for help totally blew us off. Shame to spend over $100 and receive service like that.
Watching the sunset while having dinner with family was espectacular. The service was kind and good.
This is the first time we have visit since it has become the godfrey. The food and drinks were poor and the service was worse. We had to send back multiple cocktails because they were not drinkable. Our waiter told us the reataurant had had 15 managers in the past year and was a disaster behind the scenes....not really what you should tell paying guests. We waited over 30 minutes for some pita bread to go with our appetizers, so long our mains (which were cold) came before it. After this experience, we will not be returning. Only positive was the location on the water
We have written to the guest with our apologies for service and are waiting to hear back. We always appreciate feedback good or bad so we can improve and create a great environment for our guests.
Many needed improvements have been made to this venue. Food, staff, and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back during the week. Weekends might be too much for the family to handle.
Didn't even eat the food it was undercooked and had been sitting
Matthew was amazing and attentive and Liz was great. Except for the fact that my guests dropped 900.00 they were not granted the water they asked for. Really. But for the most part all was good.
The veggie burger and truffle fries were very tasty! Our server Kiley was new but went above and beyond to make sure our visit was awesome. WTR is one of the few places to eat which is directly situated on waterfront, and we enjoyed the serenity by sitting outside. On my previous visit, our server was Elizabeth, who is also excellent. I’m looking forward to enjoying breakfast at WTR one day soon.
We went on Christmas day and we felt very rushed to finish. It seemed like no one wanted to be there and the quality of service showed. If you didnt want to be open for Christmas then dont. I paid $32 for a below average steak, I expected more quality.
I am terribly sorry we were not able to make up for the steak service before you left. Im assuming you spoke to a manager about the steak? Give me a call so I can make this up to you.
We dined here on Christmas Day at 5:30pm. Didn't realize it was a buffet, but you could also order from a limited menu. Our daughter is vegetarian and we gently expressed our concerns for having suitable options for her. Next thing we knew, they had prepared a lovely plate of grilled vegetables for her. The food from the buffet was pretty good, too. We caught a beautiful sunset and had fun exploring their "pop-up Winterland" that was set up around the perimeter of the pool deck. Overall, it was a pleasing outing at WTR.
Thank you for posting and it was lovely having you
False advertising for the winterland event.
Please email me and we can discuss. I certainly dot want anyone feeling they got scammed. If this is for Dinner with Mrs Clauss, she was here for 2 hours but had to leave unfortunately so we called in Santa himself!
Really great server - she was attentive and funny. Will definitely come back
Food was really good but service was not that great. The hostesses were not very nice and food/drinks took a while but tasted good.
We loved this place when it was ... (whatever it was called prior to this opening) so we knew the ambiance was great and were excited to try it. We stood at the host desk for quite a while, someone finally sat us, and then drinks took so long we didn't bother eating there. We ended up walking to Whiskey Joe's (which was awesome, btw). The place was dead, and that should have been our first clue. Just don't bother going there during the day. There was no one around, and it took our server far too long to accomplish anything (bring water, refills, etc). After standing at the desk (again, for what seemed like forever) I asked for our check and a manager and (not surprisingly) one never came. Just go to the pool bar. It's really pretty by the pool, and the bartenders will get you drinks fairly quickly. (PS it required me to put in a rating for food, although I didn't actually get any)
Thank you for your feedback, I do apologize that we failed to provide you with the service you deserved. We are continuously training the staff to provide a great experience for our guest. I hope that you will try us again so we can have the opportunity to serve you better. Thank you
Awful...don’t know how this place is in business
I have contacted this person privately to get more information
We were looking for an easy place to have dinner after flying into Tampa. An easy drive from the airport and water front. Limited menu because it was Thanks Giving was still good. Out waitress (from western Mass) was very friendly and accommodating! We shared the calamari, which was good because it had skinny onion straws and mushrooms mixed in and was in a light batter, she brought 3 sauces. The margharita flat bread with added chicken and jalapeños was just right! We had never heard of a pumpkin cranberry bash, but you should try it! All with a fantastic waterfront table! We will stop in again!
Thank you for your feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear that we provided you with a great dinning experience. I have shared your kind words with our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
The food was great and the server was good. Outside seating was a little warm. Would recommend outdoor fans.
Love the new concept and menu... great food and nice atmosphere. It's a crazy party on one side and the other is relaxing and a beautiful waterfront view.
The grouper sliders were good and accompanying truffle fries were excellent. The location is pretty scenic alongside Tampa Bay. Inside seating is all tables and high tops, with no booths. Large bar. The chairs were somewhat cheap and dirty. There were not very many people there for lunch so it is not quite the lunch destination it could be.
This was a great experience. The food is incredible. The view at Wtr seems to be the best in town as far as I’m concerned. Service was fast and on point. But the highlight of the experience was with the bartenders great attitudes and delicious cocktails. This will be my new weekly destination. Thanks for making my date so enjoyable.
This is my absolute favorite place to chill! My bartender Sheena has the best personality ever! She was the most energetic fast paced hard working bartender I have ever seen! I highly recommend this place!
I had been to this location many times in the past, as Hogan’s beach and beach bar. I had revisited this place so many times because the location has a charm like no other. The restaurant views of the bay and the outside bar give you a sense of being on a remote tropical island. But this time...I WAS LEFT IN AWE. To my surprise my go to getaway had undergone a bit of a facelift. As I walked in to what now is WTR...I was rendered speechless. The old decking and volleyball area has been replaced with a pool adorned with white Cabanas. Something that resembles Ibiza. The old bar was redone and wraps along the front of the pool, making it able to view the water and sunset as you dine and drink. Brand new TVs line every point, so you won’t miss out on any games. Let’s not forget the menu and drinks have been upgraded too. I had an amazing tuna poke bowl, ceviche, and the most delicious lobster sliders! And I ordered a drink called a tropical itch that was so tasty! It even had a back scratcher in it! I can say that this bar is officially like no other place in the whole area! And the staff is dynamite too! So friendly and charismatic! If you looking for that hidden gem, you’ve found it. ✨
This place is amazing! I’ve heard the buzz about a new Miami style pool bar and restaurant so I had to try it out. The food was incredible! Not to mention the beautiful pool with cabanas and pool chairs surrounding it. This is my new hangout spot for sure!