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Water Grill

615 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7017
+1 619-717-6992
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
615 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Water Grill was a pricey, somewhat satisfying culinary experience- but mostly disappointing... We were attracted to the comfy booth by a huge open window on a beautiful 70 degree day in January. (That proved to be a bit noisy due to street traffic.) The Fresh...More

Thank 147lynnz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here with a group of eight. The atmosphere is nice though too chilly for me with all the windows open. The server was attentive but seemed to slack off toward the end. We also didn't think that loud rock music was appropriate for...More

Thank redhills
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and surroundings with really unique décor. Amazing food, both seafood and steaks. The Dungeness crab was out of this world! We really appreciated the fact that they note on the menu which farm etc the produce comes from. We will definitely go back.

Thank anniefidge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had mixed feelings with this place. The first impression was good, with a nice ambience and décor. We were taken to our table than completely ignored and forgotten. One waiter passed by several times and it was like we were not there. Suddenly one...More

Thank ApiciusHotelier
Reviewed 8 December 2017

This is a beautiful restaurant - designed by one of the great restaurant design groups - Hatch Design - the food is FRESH and impeccably prepared. You will not get cutting edge preparation. Drinks great. ..and service by one of the most well trained staffs...More

Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Sorry, the food here was a disappointment. It was recommended by our hotel. Unfortunately, it felt like a trap. The soup had shells in it - what soup has shells in it? The bread here was good and there are free refills on sodas but...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We were cold on a Friday night in early November so wear a jacket to eat here as windows are all open to street at least on this night and it was cold out. Service was good, many fish choices and food is good not...More

Thank Rick N
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Had a delicious (gourmet) dinner at this beautiful restaurant. Original food stylings, primarily fish. Try the caramel bread pudding for dessert- recommended do us by our server (Jordon, who was exceptional). He said it was the best bread pudding ever, and he was right! Not...More

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Lobster rolls and clam chowder are outstanding! Chris is an awesome server and a great guy! Check this place out when you are in San Diego!

Thank MarkGMiller
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The concierge had a sparkle to her eyes when she recommended this place...and now I see why. Excellent service, excellent food, great selection of beers and wines. Sitting at the window on J St with the windows up made for a nearly outdoor dining experience....More

Thank Leonard S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7017
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-717-6992
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