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About Waterside Grill – Tampa Marriott Waterside

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.

700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 1:30pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Channelside Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 221-4900

Website:
http://www.marriott.com/hotel-restaurants/tpamc-tampa-marriott-waterside-hotel-and-marina/waterside-grill/75510/home-page.mi

Parking Details:
Discounted valet provided with breakfast/lunch/dinner receipt based on availability. (excluding special event nights at Amalie Arena)

Public Transit:
From Tampa International Airport: Take I-275 North for 6 miles to downtown Exit 44. Follow signs to Convention Center & Harbour Island. Hotel is 12 blocks ahead adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center on Old Water Street. Bus service: $11.00 USD (one way) Estimated taxi fare: $22.00 USD (one way)

Executive Chef:
Kevin Randles

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Waterside Grill – Tampa Marriott Waterside Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.6

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
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Special Occasion (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Casual (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

When a person pays top dollar( fifty dollars a plate) for dinner, you expect the food to be hot and cooked properly. Not the case! My prime rib was cold and the shrimp was under cooked. I was disappointed in our, Valentine's Day dinner. When we left the restaurant we noticed there was a buffett in the lobby and the price was $26 dollars a plate, half the price with the same food. I could tell that at least that food was hot. We could of had a better dinner in the lobby.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice meal out and convenient to the convention center and Amalie arena.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We couldn't have been happier with our choice. Drove up from Sarasota to attend a concert at the very near-by Amalie arena. Sat outside, food was way better than we expected from a hotel restaurant. The wait staff was excellent. There was also the surprise birthday offering from the restaurant...3 delicious desserts and a bottle of Prosecco for the five of us, all complimentary! Will go again before another event at the Amalie.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Made a reservation. Was told that staff screwed up and our table was given to a self-seating table without an apology. Offered a table by the window and were taken to a table not near the window. Menu was not the same as advertised on website.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Was sad that our first two choices for a bottle of wine was not available. Food was good but not exceptional.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Waitress was nice, seemed a little overwhelmed. Menu online didn't match menu in restaurant. I ordered the ribeye with a side extra of shrimp. After waiting about an hour the waitress came to us saying our food was taking longer because of the change of menu and offered us free desert or drinks. Restaurent wasnt busy at all. When the food finally came out the steak was burned on the outside and red on inside. 3 potatoes under the steak and the shrimp was rubbery like it was overcooked. Probably under heat lamps for so long. Asked for a manager and couldn't wait any longer because we had to be somewhere else. Overall bad experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food for a hotel restaurant. My grilled grouper was outstanding and my wife’s salad with shrimp was delicious. The breakfast buffets here have also been very good.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I took my wife here for a birthday brunch prior to the NHL All Star Game. The brunch buffet was fresh and well-stocked with interesting options. The scrambled eggs were to-die-for. Very pleasant staff and a complimentary piece of cake for the birthday girl!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Nice spot for outdoor dining, just next to the river walk. During my visit the weather was a bit chilly and only one of three propane gas heaters worked. Menu was limited and the food quality was average. Service was a little slow and sperratic. There are better choices in the general vicinity of the Tampa Convention Center.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We asked to be seated out in the patio so we can look out the waterfront. However, the hostess failed to notify the wait staff that she sat us outside because only when I went inside to let them know that we needed to be served did they realise they had patrons outside waiting to be served! Food was decent and corresponding prices were a bit stiff but over-all the outside seating was quite lovely.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Was not told at time of reservation or when restaurant called me to confirm a few days prior that only a special menu would be served and cost of $70 per person.
Reserved asking for waterfront seating, when I was called to reconfirm they asked me if I still wanted waterfront dining which I advised yes. But... when we arrived were told no room on patio. Group walked in after us was seated, expressed interest of being outside and they were moved.
After finishing our meal, which was served buffet style with many of the items cold, we walked outside and only 1/2 of the tables were occupied. Very disappointed, I am a long time Marriott member and cannot recommend this restaurant.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely dinner and perfect location before a comedy concert at the Amelie Arena...

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This dining experience was for the Christmas dinner . The fish was dry and selection was not the greatest. The service was terrible and the staff did not seem to care. Would not come back or recommend.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fun,relaxing time with family.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I am very happy with my choice to spend Christmas Eve at the Waterside Grill. I took out my father and daughter and we all had quite a delicious meal with impeccable service along with a gorgeous waterfront view. We also enjoyed the fact that the noise level was low so we could hear each other speak without shouting. The meal was pricey but worth it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our server Ennis was awesome! The food was amazing, the view incredible. We were a party of 7 and we were all very satisfied with the experience ,we will definitely go back!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had incredibly slow service, despite the fact that the restaurant was only 1/3 full. Took 20 to get a glass of wine.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Disappointing dining experience.

VERY poor service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent outdoor dining on the patio overlooking the channel. Seafood very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was great service was BAD

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was excellent but the services was a bit slow. We would have loved to have dessert but we were afraid we would have missed the beginning of the hockey game

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 1, 2017

An absolute amazing night. From the moment we walked in we were met with beautiful smiles and caring demeanor. Such nice people that work there and are very passionate in what they do. We've gone to many different places throughout the years but this one in particular stood out to me, more based on service than anything else. No questions were asked that night from our side everything went above and beyond from the service we were each provided. Our waitress had recommendations as well as very detailed descriptions of the meals and drinks. I've never had that experience before and to have it at this kind of occasion to me was the very best I was very Extatic especially for my mom which was her birthday and anniversary night. Everything was a surprise for her. Couldn't have asked for a better group of people. From the host to the waiter and the waitresses. I was at complete aww. Thank you guys ever so much!! Will definitely be going back soon!! P.S. the bday cake you guys brought out to us and sang to mom with.. was soooo goood!! Guinness chocolate yummmyyyyy!!!! THANKS AGAIN FOR A PERFECT NIGHT!!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2017

There was a lightbulb missing from the lamp at our table. The server was knowledgeable in the sense that he was able to recite a plate from per-meal, but showcased no knowledge of the menu or food items. Did not spiel menu, give highlights or provide any beverage knowledge. Plates were not hot. Grits were cold but shrimp was warm. Lobster in pasta was over cooked.

The menu was extremely limited from what we thought it was going to be. Similar dishes as options.

I would not recommend this to anyone.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for thanksgiving meal advertised for all you can eat Thanksgiving meal. Shortly after we arrived, they ran out of turkey! Service was terrible, had to continually ask for water glasses to be filled. Buffet was very slow to be refilled. Very disappointed!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving dinner and everything was great. Did not have to wait for anything and the food and service was great.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving meal hear was just wonderful. So much delicious food. Service was fantastic.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The only complaint I have (its more of a suggestion) I was really looking for sweet potato casserole and there was none!!! It is the only time of the year that I eat it ;P Other than that, the food was very good. The service, Mr Omar, was very attentive and very polite. Excellent service.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving lunch. Valet parking, table was ready when we arrived, food was presented nicely and was delicious, staff was wonderful. Would recommend and will return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent Thanksgiving spread with a house Apple Cider rum drink that was so Good!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good and came out in a timely manner. The waitress took a long time to come to our table after we were seated and did not check back with us often. We ran out of drink and had to ask her for more. We would still go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Bread was amazing. Highly recommend this for a nice pre-hockey game dinner

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place overlooking the water and Harbour Island. Outside seating is on the Riverwalk trail. but the atmosphere is very nice.

Tags: Waterfront, Tapas
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We made reservations for a date night dinner. Not real sure why we were asked what kind of occasion this was but we filled in the question. The servers were understaffed and Not attentive, We had to flag the manager to request bread, drinks and after dinner espresso was cold and had to send it back. Dinner took well over 40 minutes to reach our table. Not sure if we would try this anytime soon. We are an elite member and take part in many Marriott amenities and this is one we could not recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Afternoon Tea
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 24, 2017

GREAT atmosphere

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was better than expected, very tasty!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Understaffed. Service was horrible. Even afterSpeaking to the manager took over a half an hour to get our drinks and he didn’t even go out of his way to go get them when he knew we were waiting for that long

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

After discovering the few restaurants we had in mind were all booked for reservations on the time we needed, we decided on this place last minute. I’m glad we did! We arrived to a less busy atmosphere and got all the attention. Our server, was very attentive! We originally sat outside but after ordering wine, we realized it was a bit breezy, our waitress helped us to a table inside. My husband’s sangria style wine was garnished with what the server called a “filthy cherry” my o’ my, that was fantastic!! He also had the surf and turf, his steak was cooked perfect and his Maine lobster tail was delicious! I had the filet topped with leeks which was a wonderful combination. It sat on top of cheddar mashed potatoes,,, Delish!!! Lastly, the desert,, we shared the crème brûlée, it was an everlasting taste we will never forget! We followed our dinner to the theater.. Memorable evening. Thank you Waterside Grill for being a part in that.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 11, 2017

It was amazing service and delicious food

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 10, 2017

An outstanding meal at an outside table on the water...very relaxing, very aesthetic. Our server, Christina, was perfect.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great steak and salad at a reasonable price. I would return again for any occasion where I needed time and space to conduct a personal meeting.

Tags: Casual
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