Waterside Grill – Tampa Marriott Waterside

3.9
384 reviews
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Enjoy our new menu from our Tampa Channelside restaurant’s relaxed settings. Our menu takes inspiration and guidance from the seasons. We pride ourselves on celebrating the local bounty through recognizable favorites with commitment and respect …. That simple! Many of our ingredients are grown in our very own garden. The Waterside Grill is perfect for a casual breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Located inside the Tampa Marriott Waterside hotel, we offer waterviews and outside patio seating. Also, a private dining room with waterviews for parties of 10 to 50 persons.
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Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Quick dinner before hockey game. Food was good, reasonably priced, pleasant meal.

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PE
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was amazing and beyond our expectations

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

This place looks like a classic diner. Very open and kind of loud. Temperature is a bit on the cold side. If you want valet parking...it's 20 bucks and if there is an even at the convention center or arena that night, valet is the best bet unfortunately. The menu does not have a great selection. They had a different menu for Valentine's day that didn't have the same items as normal.

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LH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our visit to Waterside. We arrived almost an hour early for our reservations and they sat us right away. We also requested a booth and they were able to accommodate that as well. We both ordered the cuban sandwich and both loved it! All of the staff were as friendly and helpful as any place I've ever been. We will definitely go there again!

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TG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This actually wasn't the place I was planning to go to for breakfast but it worked out fine. The service and food were great. I was with people I only see about once a year so we were busy talking the entire time. We stayed at our table when the place was packed and the server never ONCE implied that we needed to wrap it up. I ended up leaving without giving a tip or signing my credit card slip OR taking my CC home. The server turned it in immediately and closed out my bill. I so appreciated her I drove back 45 mins to the place to give her an appropriate gratuity and get my credit card.
Menu not extensive but they had a buffet.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Not enough people to serve you, extremely noisy, and food was burnt.

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D
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We told our waiter upon arrival that we had a 7 pm game time to meet. We were seated at 5:15. 45 minutes later we still had no food. The waiter had gotten us drinks but they were long gone before the food came and he never came to ask if we wished refills. The food was less than mediocre. The service was also less than mediocre. Don't plan to return. There are just way too many good restaurants in Tampa.

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B
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside with friends from out of town. Great views, fantastic food and our server was especially attentive which was a nice touch when showing off your town!

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D
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Laura provided excellent service for my son and I. The restaurant was excellent, food, service and location were perfect, we’ll be back.

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J
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Convenient being in the hotel but food was very average. Fries had been sitting in the back a while as they were cold both days we ate there. Burger was good though. Servers were very nice, just very busy. Might have been short staffed when we were there.

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DO
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful New Year's Eve.buffet.Very good selections of all types of food to choose from.Good,friendly,service.Right on the water.Free fireworks at midnight.

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B
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our reservations were for New Years Eve so they had a special menu & buffet. I was prepared to be disappointed but the buffet was great. Wonderful lobster bisque and fresh shrimp & crab claws. The entrees were wonderful (short ribs, grouper & chicken were the best). Great dinner for NYE - good food and relaxed atmosphere.

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

NYE dinner. Buffet style with lots of options. It would
Have been helpful to know the venue was buffet style prior to booking. However, food, service and ambiance did not disappoint!

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BB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The service was awful. Don’t go unless you have several hours to kill and only want one drink. You won’t see wait staff more than twice in an hour. We ended up asking for our bill as the food came because we were afraid we’d have another hour wait to pay.

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Crispy French toast is very good. Corn beef hash isn’t what I expected but wasn’t too bad..

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EP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely phenomenal! No complaints at all!

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t
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Second visiting this restaurant , service horrible both times.

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ED
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Slow service and mediocre food for the high price

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JH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

It was just ok. The lobster was a little tough. The drinks were overpriced.

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E
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

We arrived at 11:30 a.m. for our Christmas luncheon/dinner. It was a plated menu with a choice of 3 items as an entrée for $40 each. Apparently, we never should have booked our Christmas dinner at that time. Marriott was still serving a Christmas breakfast buffet. People were dressed very casually in shorts and baseball hats. Diners were going in and out the back doors to view the water. It was very distracting to our dining experience. We felt like we were in a noisy breakfast diner. The waiters/waitresses were making lots of noise clearing dishes off of tables. They were speaking loudly to each other in Spanish. There were no tablecloths on the tables. I expected a tablecloth for my Christmas dinner. The salad was nothing special. Our dinners were average. The dessert plate, on the other hand, was very well done. The presentation was lovely. However, our waiter delivered all of our desserts while my husband was still eating his dinner. It was inappropriate. Overall, it was a disappointing dining experience on Christmas. I had expected something nicer. We will not be returning to this restaurant. On top of this, the restaurant reported me as a No Show to Open Tables even though I properly checked in when we arrived.

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SL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Not what was advertised. Ads said fancy buffet with seafood and prime rib when it was only a typical hotel free breakfast. Biscuits were rock hard

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OT
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location for concert. Had buffet it was good but pricey. Made reservations, arrived late but reservation was accepted.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James was great

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DJ
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant- menu selection was just right and prices were fairly priced based on the location

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MS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Elaine for the hospitality.

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CB
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Tampa for a conference, but every restaurant near the convention center seemed to have at least an hour wait. Was able to get a reservation here on Open Table so grabbed it. Lucky us! One of us has the buffet, the other short ribs. Food and service were excellent!

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OT
Tampa
110 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food presentation and portions, and ambiance sitting outside was good. Nice that had a buffet. However Snapper was bland to the point of nearly being flavorless and calamari was heavily breaded with unremarkable sauce. We want to like this place so will give it another try but it feels like something is missing in the kitchen.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement

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LA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The wait for our food was 40 minutes from the time ordered. The appetizers took 30 minutes. It was a Saturday nite and we were warned the kitchen was very busy but we had reservations and 40 minutes is a bit too long. The next morning we went for breakfast and they were out of my favorite.... lox. So I’m pretty generous in giving 3 stars. Too bad because outside view is beautiful.

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DP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible. It was like they were terribly understaffed and confused. We waited 15 minutes for them to approach the table to discuss ordering and then the food came out slowly. The restaurant was not overly busy, just seemed like no one there was in charge or steering the ship. We won't be back.

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Great location. But service for this part of the hotel seems to have been an afterthought. Waited inordinately long for service as the waitress had two large tables (not her fault...she was otherwise). But again...you can't beat the view

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LV
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Visiting the area - close to hotel - elected to try. Server was outstanding. Food was good. Value is so-so. A good place if in a pinch.

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ME
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

My family picks different restaurants for holiday dining. Unfortunately, dinner was not here this year so my daughter and I snuck over for brunch. The food is always wonderful. The outside dining was amazing. The service this time was so/so. The server was nice, I just don’t believe he was trained well. It wasn’t super crowded but our food was taking a long time so I requested bread or dinner rolls for my starving kid and he said it wasn’t possible. Minutes later the table next to us made the same request and they were accommodated with a whole warm loaf. I was a little mad because they were adults. I asked for a hungry kid. ;(
Oh well....

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Post-Wedding lunch

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OT
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The soft taco with hardly any shrimp is not good value or enough for lunchenu. It should be snacks. I had to wait for 40 mins, which is not acceptable for lunch. The waiter should have told me that before I ordered there was a lunch buffet. I would have eaten that instead which was quicker and had mire choices of food items.

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New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Another meal at the restaurant. Ordered the waterside salad again as it was really good. Soup was great as well.

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CM
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside. Beautiful evening and wonderful views. Les wanted a good dessert so I selected a restaurant with several great sounding desserts. We ordered light fare. I chose the chicken salad sandwich with fresh fruit. Les chose a hamburger with French fries which I helped him eat. Everything was delicious and most generous. In fact, neither one of us could eat dessert. A most enjoyable evening!

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j
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Having stayed at multiple Marriott hotels and have dined in the hotel restaurants especially for Sunday brunch, this experience was very disappointing. The buffet breakfast selections were very limited. The patio on the waterfront was not usable because of the limited shade cover and was just not appealing. I will not return.

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JK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great, parking is a bit difficult since it's inside of the hotel - but otherwise pretty great!

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JI
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We needed a bite to eat before seeing the game of thrones experience at Amalie arena. Located about a block south made an easy walk from the parking garage. Kaitlyn was our server and took great care of us. It had recently rained and was overcast, with a slight breeze unusual for this time of year. But it made it very comfortable. The rissotto balls were delicious, as were the Cuban and the burger that we had. The bar poured strong drinks as well. Overall great experience!

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