The Edgewater Grill

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$30 and under
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Edgewater Grill is located in Seaport Village, on downtown San Diego's Bay. We have one of the finest waterfront views in San Diego! Spanning the length of the restaurant are outdoor patios where guests can enjoy an unobstructed view of the Coronado Bridge and Island.
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New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our shoes stuck to the floor as we walked. It smelled like ports potties. Even with windows open it triggered gag reflexes. First time I have walked out of a restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both great. Friendly and attentive staff

CR
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in San Diego on vacation with a group. We had a great time. Food was fabulous and great atmosphere. Server was very attentive also

SE
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was nice, but very drafty due to the doors being open. We kept closing them, but the staff would open them again.

BP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All the flavors of the food were good but the scallops were a bit chewy and the asparagus was mushy

D
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Being that this was Christmas there were very few places open or had expensive buffets. Only picked it due to availability and location. Nice location, but most of the regular staff was off. Menu descriptions were poor. Butter sauce is not cream sauce. Could not even see the ravioli in the bowl. Poke was not fresh and did not taste good. Overall food wasn't good and presented poor. I think the regular cooks were off that day. Lesson learned, eat at home on Christmas. All the regular staff in restaurants are off that day.

GE
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Located in a nice waterfront mall. Great views of the waterfront. A bit challenging to find, but if you just walk through the shops to the bay, you will see it. Good food, server was good. Kids Mac ‘n Cheese came out with no cheese (just the mac). Server was quick to remedy!

VW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Right on the water but decor/ambience was nothing to be desired. Food was poor.

KC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great view. Wait staff was excellent. I highly recommend.

EM
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food.

JH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We almost skipped this wonderful experience because of the negative reviews. After carefully reading several reviews, we realized that most of the negative reviews were from “locals” and the most of the positive reviews were from “travelers”. Since we were visiting San Diego we decided to trust the reviews of fellow travels. So glad we did. The service was awesome, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was comfortable. We’re not sure why the “locals” are so down on this place, but I hope some of them give this place another chance to impress.

SR
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service & tasty food.

L
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Shrimp tacos were very good. Service was ok- my order had the wrong side - not the one I ordered. Had a nice table outside with heater on.

SF
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love sitting outside and enjoying a nice Sunday brunch with the lovely waterfront views. The service is really, really good as with the food.

The Edgewater Grill
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you so much - we are so happy you enjoyed yourselves! Come see us again :) -EG (^Megan)

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GJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much. We come to visit whenever we visit San Diego.

The Edgewater Grill
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you, Gale -- we appreciate the review, and your loyalty! We're so happy you enjoyed yourselves. -EG (^Megan)

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LS
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location
Good food / value
big location so uncrowded
outside sets on the waterfront for groups up to six

d
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The views were lovely, the waitress was very nice and good but my meal was overcooked.

MM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Very old restaurant including furnishings. Looks like an old breakfast diner. Food is ok, similar to a fast food quality. View is great. That is it! If you want to show San Diego to friends, do not take them here. You will embarrass yourself!

HF
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood on the patio overlooking the bay. Good, relaxed service. Prices were a little high, but considering it is in a tourist part of the town in Seaport Village, and is right on the water, not too bad.

LS
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was slow. The server did not refill water nor solicit more food or drinks. We had a large group of 14 people, however, it was not a busy night. I would not recommend or plan to visit the Edgewater Grill again.

j
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful with gluten free options. I got GF Shrimp Tacos with GF pitas and rice. It was delicious. The fries are not GF.

PD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside at this restaurant makes the quality of food almost irrelevant, but the food is great. The Shrimp Cobb Salad and Crab Omelette were excellent.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Coronado Beach for the weekend to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and take some time away from the busy world and reconnect. Greatest thing we’ve ever done for ourselves! With that said, we enjoyed our dinner on the water. My wife ordered shrimp tacos and some wine while I ordered the fish tacos and a beer on tap. The fish tacos didn’t have enough flavor, but the shrimp tacos were amazing! The wine and beer were both very good as well. The service was great and the view was incredible. The prices are high, but that was expected considering the location of the restaurant. Overall, I’d rate the place a 4.5 out of 5.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cold steaks, undercooked scallops, bad service, old school outdated vibe. All around bad choice on our end. Nothing redeeming here unfortunately

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio seating overlooking the water with a beautiful sunset .. great food served by a fun waiter... couldn’t have been better!

DD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let's face it, how can you beat the view from the patio area? You can't. The food (pizza) was great and the service was excellent. I would go back there in a heartbeat.

MO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside. Beautiful view of the harbor. It was great people watching and saw many boats pass by.

v
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

visiting from out of town(Tucson) with friends who live in SD, we all totally enjoyed it and plan to return!

thank you again!

vidal

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted very warmly. It was made clear that first come would get seating on the outside area. We had hoped for this and the staff worked very hard to make it happen. We also were seated at the reservation time. Our waiter was excellent and everyone enjoyed the appetizers and dish they had ordered. The price was very fair for the location, quality of food, and ambiance but it is a bit pricey! Good value!
Overall, it was a complete 5 star for us!

MD
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Enjoyed the view by the beautiful beach with family and friends.

M
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Edge Water Grill has always been a place where our family and friends go for lunch. We had never been for breakfast and it was pleasant between the two families we have 4 younger kids the antention was great and the timing was quick from order to food at the table. We did make a reservation and that made it easier for us and the restaurant as it seemed.

W
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I have been to Edgewater Grill many times. Until my recent visit, it was one of my favorite spots.
I checked in and asked for outdoor seating, which is typical. The hostess informed me that there would be a 20 minute wait. We were happy to wait and I was assured we were next up for a table. I was disappointed when I saw a group of four being escorted outside less than five minutes later.
When we were seated, the hostess took us to a table for two in the back corner. There were two tables for four open next to us most of the time we were there. One of the tables, however, was finally filled with a twosome. Before I left, I asked the hostess why she squeezed us in at the table for two, but put the other party of two at the table for four, which was much more comfortable. Of course, she apologized profusely saying that her manager seated them and that’s something that she tells her not to do.
Very disappointing!

PR
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at The Tavern. This was our second time dining there. Both times were equally great. It is a fun place and the service was fantastic. The menu items were diverse enough to satisfy many tastes. The food we had was awesome. Well worth the visit. We would definitely recommend!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was very slow and then the food was at best like warm. My wife complained and the plate was taken away without any apology or mention of when and if she would get a replacement. Eventually we gave up as everyone else in our party had finished. And the second beer I had ordered never turned up. When we asked for the missing food to be taken off the bill we were met with a somewhat rude and non apologetic response. Suffice to say we couldn’t get out of there quickly enough and would not recommend this place .

AD
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good. We were sat right away. We ordered the burger, the smoked tuna melt and the ravioli. Everything was great and our server a total seweetheart

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It took 1 hour for our appetizers to come out. 1 1/2 hours to finally get our entrees and my steak was burnt. Many other great restaurants in San Diego than this one.

D
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

The food was not up to par. My wife got the scallops and it only had one and a half scallops. I ordered the prime rib and asked for medium rare and it came out well done. Will not be going back. It was 120 for 2 dishes, two mixed drinks, and one beer. Ridiculously expensive.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was extremely slow and inattentive despite the inside being only half full and the tables around us seemingly getting better service from their server.
The food and setting is very good.

L
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I found this restaurant while Googling waterfront places to eat with my family on our vacation in San Diego. We have a 3 year old and a baby, so family friendly was a must. We made a reservation and got outdoor seating without a problem. I was a little disappointed that the outdoor furniture was junky plastic. I would think in a place like San Diego where the weather is nice year round that they could use nicer outdoor furniture, especially for their menu item prices. The view was nice, but the sunset was off to the far right, which you can't really tell in the pictures. Not really anything the restaurant can control, just thought I'd mention. The bartender was super nice to our three year old and gave her a cup with some cherries and an umbrella, which just made her day. I had a the seafood pappardelle and my husband had the stuffed scallops. Both were fresh and super tasty. We overall enjoyed our experience at Edgewater Grill.

K
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful to see Kristi - but starting our day with her was just ideal. Great breakfast and fabulous service by Kristi.