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Waterway Cafe

105 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Groups

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Waterway Caf� in Palm Beach Gardens, FL has been serving up some great food and a wonderful atmosphere since 1986. It is a very popular restaurant thanks to the location, the ambience and the great food.

Waterway Caf� has a menu full of delicious items including appetizers, such as chicken quesadillas, conch fritters and chicken fingers. Other options to consider include the Alaskan king crab, seafood gumbo, lobster mac & cheese and the mojo chicken sandwich. You can also find quite a few nice desserts at Waterway Caf� including Key lime pie, lemon crunch cake, apple crisps and Oreo cheesecake.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(561) 694-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Drew Galbreath
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Cross street
Prosperity Farms
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The Seaview Allstars -6:30-8:30
Classics from the 50"s, 60's, 70's
The Sierra Band - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Classic Rock Favorites
Rich Mojica
Acoustic Music: 4:00pm to 7:00pm
The Shakers: 8:30 - 12:00
Rock, Pop, Dance
Sway with the island beat of Reggae with "Rythmation" - 7pm until midnight.
Happy Hour : Mon, Tues, Thurs: 4pm-6:30pm, Wed: Noon-6:00pm, Fri: 3pm-6:30pm
Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Happy Hour, Late Night, View
What 105 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tops (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on August 31, 2014

Not a great brunch. It was just ok. Would not go back for brunch. Maybe lunch would be ok outside.

GoodFoodLover (Miami)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2014

We recently celebrated my wife's birthday at Waterway Café. Being from the Philippines, she knows good seafood and thought the steamed lobster was excellent. We were seated outside and enjoyed a light breeze, the rising moon and several boats sailing past. The food was great, the service was excellent and the ambience was perfect. We definitely recommend the Waterway Café for whatever occasion you want to celebrate.

Jbeats (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 26, 2014

Great location, mediocre (at best) service and food.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2014

Be sure to book an inside table in airconditioning this time of year. Even though Open Table says that all reservations are inside, the restaurant doesn't know that. They accomodated us but it took some persuasion.

bostonbuy (Miami)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2014

Food good service was prompt but the waitress clearly did not want to be there or want to wait on us

Lovey (Nashville)
3.0  Dined on July 3, 2014

The Waterway Cafe has great water views. Service is adequate and food is mediocre, nothing special or nothing I would return for. I visit here once a year when in the area. The views are their saving grace.

vipwcvisit (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2014

Great atmosphere, reasonably priced food with a scenic intracoastal view, waitress was very pleasant and courteous

SLLW (Miami)
4.0  Dined on June 11, 2014

We enjoyed our Evening. We had to select a table on the second level because one of our party was in a wheel chair, but the restaurant was most accommodating. The menu was somewhat limited, but the food was above average, but not great. Our party was 5 people, including an aide.

clr08h (Miami)
2.0  Dined on June 1, 2014

The food was ok, nothing special. The service was fine and the atmosphere was good. We sat outside for lunch and it was a little warm but it was June in South Florida so that's to be expected! The inside seemed a little warm and stuffy, too though. I don't know if I'll go again just because it was average food and service for a slightly higher price.

vipDiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 31, 2014

Booked a table of 10 for may 31. We attended and have drinks & dinner

docandcar (Miami)
3.0  Dined on May 21, 2014

I have been to waterway several times in the last few months and this time the food was not as good as it has been in the past, several people in our party of 8 said their food was not good!

vipCatbert (Miami)
2.0  Dined on May 10, 2014

I went to Waterway with a group of 30 people for a birthday party (mine.) 3 of us ordered fish and it was not done and we sent it back. The second time it came back and was still not done. Took the server a long time to come back and I told her but it was went no where. Manager never showed up to apologize. I was disappointed in the service and the food was awful. I would not go back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on April 26, 2014

They were out if my first choice dinner
st 7:30. My second choice wasn't cooked
the way I asked even thought it was tasty.

vipciaoshop (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 19, 2014

I usually always dine here when i visit jupiter and being this was my second night here during my trip.I found that they are very accommodating and always aim to please..but on this visit i had a charity dine certificate which i purchased and no where did it state I could not use it on the twilight menu. They refused to honor it. My suggestion to the restaurant is state it clearly like your competitor does "Juno Beach Fish House" so the customer does end up leaving the restaurant feeling like they have been cheated.

vipciaoshop (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 15, 2014

celebrated my mom in laws birthday. we had great food and great service. we have been coming here over 16 years!

Birthday (Miami)
5.0  Dined on April 5, 2014

My boyfriend has been coming to Waterway Cafe since he is a child, and he loves it. For his 27th birthday I took him there and invited his friends to come. One couple even brought their toddler. The food was great, we could enjoy ourselves as adults, and at the same time didn't have to worry about the toddler. You can see the boats passing by (this was the first time my boyfriend went to Waterway Cafe by land), there are nice kiosks, and a nice bar area. The place has a very laid-back feel to it, but at the same time it feels elegant. I had also been here previously by boat with my boyfriend, for a special lunch at work, to get some coffee and deserts with a friend at night, and to hang out with friends at night.

Ohio (Toledo)
3.0  Dined on April 2, 2014

The view was great, the company better, the food was just ok.

vipKpbg (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 31, 2014

Other than an occasional fly buzzing around us, we had a very nice meal with friendly and attentive service for a good price. We had to send a happy-hour priced drink back due to a complete lack of rum, but the other drinks were fine and wine was very reasonably priced. There is a very lovely view and a relaxed atmosphere. Try to sit far from the bar if you want a quiet meal. The woman who makes balloons for the kids was incredible! The two people in our party of eight who ordered the NE Clam chowder found it almost completely lacking in clams, and it was served not very warm. Do use the salt scrub in the ladies room- it is wonderful! We would go back with a group because they take reservations. Happily, our table was ready when we arrived.

higginser (Miami)
5.0  Dined on March 29, 2014

After reading some of the negative reviews on this site, we were pleasantly surprised with the excellent food (loved the conch appetizer and the scallops) and great service. Of course the location is so very the best of Florida.

vipEmdrdh (Naples)
2.0  Dined on March 19, 2014

First, the positive. We requested a table near the water and received one.
Our waitress was indifferent and the service was very rushed. We ordered drinks first and 2 apps. One of our group ordered a split of champagne the waitress brought it out with a regular wine glass and left the bottle unopened. We had to ask her twice to bring a champagne glass. The waitress then took our dinner orders which all included choice of soup or salad. In a few minutes she brought the salads, but still no apps. Brought out the apps and another brought out dinners within 5 minutes. Our group of 5 was done and out in about an hour and fifteen minutes. We were expecting a leisurely dinner but it was anything but.... Food nothing special.