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Water Grill San Diego Dining Room - Water Grill - San Diego, San Diego, CA

Water Grill - San Diego

4.7
4.7
3391 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located steps away from Petco Park in the heart of Downtown San Diego, Water Grill is a true seafood destination. Family owned and operated, Water Grill focuses on first-of-the-season seafood and has delivered a superior dining experience for more than 30 years. Their devotion to quality seafood sourced in-house, is illustrated on their daily menus.

Sourcing from local fishermen, Water Grill’s seafood arrives from boat to table in a matter of hours. Water Grill Executive Chefs prepare the dishes with care, allowing the fresh seafood to shine, while using high-quality ingredients to elevate the recipe. From Spiny Lobsters in the fall to Wild Salmon in the spring, Water Grill’s focus is all about local, sustainable seafood and a one-of-a-kind experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Fine cuts
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 717-6992
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jason Gethin
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Water Grill - San Diego can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Arian James : (619) 717-6992
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    6th Avenue and J Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,391 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Seafood

3,391 Reviews
  1. KevinF

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service...food atmosphere. Must stop if your in the Gaslamp

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  2. Gerronimo

    Palm Springs

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here. This place is so comfortable and energetic……great architectural ambience. Ultimately it’s the way they have with fish….best ever preparation……we are going to be their best customers. Highly recommended.

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  3. AWG49

    San Diego

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great evening. Our server, Savannah was wonderful, accommodating us without hesitation. While it was a very busy night, she always lept on top of things. A special thank you to Adrian (manager?) for being so nice and thoughtful with my wife.

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  4. RiverPeople

    Salt Lake City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me start by saying that our server, Savannah, was fantastic. She was friendly, attentive and informative. Our pre-dinner cocktails were fantastic. Dinner was very good but not up to par with the prices being charged. The odd stand out was the coleslaw and rolls. Not what I would have expected to say in a review for this place! The lobster was very good, filet was a bit overcooked but yummy, broccolini wasn't anything special, mashed potatoes takes like they were box potatoes covered in butter, mixed salad was delicious. Additionally the bread pudding was amazing. The atmosphere of the restaurant itself was open and lively. The chairs for the tables, although comfortable, are too low though, forcing you to eat at almost chest level. Ask for a booth especially if you are petite! Again, thanks to Savannah for her excellent service.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Water Grill is my favorite place to go for special occasions. Great food, great service and I’m never disappointed.

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  6. RachelD

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joey and Nick were absolutely amazing. Very polite and attentive and even fun to chat with briefly. The halibut and fingerling potatoes were delicious, and we love the sourdough rolls! Everything was perfect! We eat out 4-5 times per week, and it is very difficult to find all of the positives in one place. Thank you!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best seafood tower anywhere. Our favorite place to dine.

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  8. SandraD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot - great food, reasonable prices, and excellent service!

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  9. LindseyB

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The service and food here has gone down hill. I was served old lettuce for a salad. I had to send it back. Salmon entree had no seasoning. You usually always get served bread but we had to ask for it. No refills for drinks until the end of the meal. The restaurant itself was not filled so you would think it would have been a little better service. Seems like this is not the same restaurant that we have frequented so much previously. Very disappointing.

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  10. Mike

    Houston

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and very fresh. Our server was exceptional. She listened carefully to my wife’s food allergies and was empathetic excellent service!!!

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FAQs

Water Grill - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 717-6992.

Water Grill - San Diego is rated 4.7 stars by 3391 OpenTable diners.

Water Grill - San Diego does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Water Grill - San Diego

615 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    6th Avenue and J Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Fine cuts
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jason Gethin
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 717-6992
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Water Grill - San Diego can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Arian James : (619) 717-6992
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