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Waterfront Restaurant & Marina

2131 Oleander St, N 26' 29.492 W 086' 04.899, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (32 reviews)
“gator bites” (6 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2131 Oleander St, N 26' 29.492 W 086' 04.899, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small restaurant is on a canal leading out to a bigger body of water, very nice view from outside. Staff was friendly and we were greeted immediately as we walked in the front door. Seating is in 3 general areas, a bar side with...More

Thank brewlovers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place, I had the grouper and daughter had the Scampi, both were excellent, great selection of Local craft beer as well as domestic and import

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove over to Pine Island and stopped for lunch and had the fried chicken special with onion strings. Food and service was good, but it is a small and very busy local restaurant. Great local place with lots of history, as you can see on...More

Thank MustangMiller
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We fist went here 3 years ago and loved it. Made a special trip yesterday and found the food terrible. The shrimp tasted of the oil they were overcooked in. The Mahi Mahi batter was unedible. The sweet potato fries were soggy. Not a good...More

Thank mbguest
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Pretty good . Food 9 Service 8 Atmosphere 9 Not bad going to the ocean. Waterfront they are busy so that says something.

Thank noraleeno
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We have never been to Pine Island before so we decided to take a drive. Once in Pine Island, we drove until we hit the marina and could go no further. Saw the "VOTED BEST IN TRIPADVISOR" flag on the front porch and decided to...More

Thank Screwball
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We had been on the hunt to find a place that was non touristy to get a seafood basket, on the water, in Southwest Florida. We drove to St JAMES City on Pine Island from Fort Myers. We were not sure what to expect for...More

Thank cornbread35
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This place is a fabulous find. We sat outside and the view was outstanding. Our server was awesome. The food was delicious. I had the most delicious scrimp and it was a generous portion. We had a wonderful time.

Thank Lindamaebda
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Delicious lunch, my two friends had grouper dishes, my peal and eat shrimp were as the menu stated „plump and succulent“! Our waiter Tom was a bit grumpy at first, but we were able to “win” him over :) A definite for fresh seafood lovers!

Thank Trudy R
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We were first time diners at The Waterfront. Loved the food, service & the vibe. Our server, Jennifer, couldn't have been friendlier. We were there for lunch & had no issues with the service at all. My wife had a burger that was HUGE &...More

Thank Cincinnati-Vic
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Maggie C
30 January 2018|
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Response from Guy P | Reviewed this property |
I've seen many large cruisers and sailboats come in the canal and also tie-up. I doubt you'd have any problem overnighting either.
26 December 2017|
Response from JD H | Property representative |
Sure... we have your basic salad.. and our black beans are vegan... as is our veggie burger... we are in process of adding a vegan cauliflower crust pizza to the menu! Hope to have it going in a couple of weeks! My name is... More
10 August 2017|
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Response from villagordie | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2131 Oleander St, N 26' 29.492 W 086' 04.899, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint James City
  • Phone Number: 239-283-0592
Pine Island's original and oldest restaurant, The Waterfront Restaurant & Marina has been around for 100 or so years. Serving "Ole Florida Style" seafood baskets & entrees, burgers, salads & more, The Waterfront is a local favorite. Our seafood is local and fresh, what's on your plate today was swimming yesterday! Conveniently located at the mouth of the Henley Canal, we are a boater's favorite as well, with 16 easily accessible boat slips and the shortest idle time of all local boat friendly establishments. Come on in for one of our daily specials, Saturday features $9 Dozen Raw Oysters, plump, delicious & hand shucked to order. Sunday's special is our FAMOUS Sweet Tea Fried Chicken, available only on Sundays, until we run out! Check out our picture gallery for our other Daily Specials. We have beautiful outdoor dining, dockside with frequent manatee & dolphin sightings as well as breathtaking sunsets. On the deck, we welcome your well behaved pets as well!
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