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Waterdog Tavern, Belmont, CA

Waterdog Tavern

3.7
3.7
869 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Waterdog Tavern is offering Modern Comfort Food, Cocktails, Beer and Wine for Outdoor Dining, limited Indoor Dining, Takeout, and Delivery. When making a reservation please specifiy outdoor dining if you wish to dine outdoors. If outdoor dining is not provided as an option, it means there is none available at the time you are requesting.
When dining at the restaurant ALL ORDERING & PAYING WILL BE DONE CONTACTLESS FROM YOUR PHONE AT YOUR TABLE. We do not accept cash at this time

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, American, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 622-4642

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sacha Parkin

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next party or event in one of our beautiful event spaces at Waterdog Tavern! For more information go to our website waterdogtavern.com - Parties + Events.

  • Neighborhood

    Belmont

  • Cross street

    Ralston Ave.

  • Parking details

    We are located in Carlmont Village, which has abundant free parking in front and in back of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 869 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Peninsula

    Kid Friendly

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  1. TT

    ThunTzu

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    This place used to be great but this was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. We waited about 10 minutes for the hostess to either start her shift or return from a break while other employees just walked past us. Beer selection used to be really interesting but now it seems pretty standard. We were served flat beers that I even questioned if they were the correct beer because they tasted so bad. He just shrugged his shoulders and then walked over to the taps, I guess to attempt another pour? While he was away we tried the fries which were obviously fried much earlier that day. They were cold and tasted stale. I found our server and told him we were leaving because the beers and food was not edible. I will never go back to this restaurant.
  2. R

    Richard

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Terrible service and the new food menu doesn’t match the previous owner
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    They have changed the recipes In their food and mixed drinks. Not as good- bummer.
  4. P

    Pokey

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The service was poor. The food was so so and extremely expensive. I had a salad and a glass of wine $47. Which included tip. We ordered garlic bread, it never came. Waited 45min to an hour for our entree. I will not return to this restaurant again.
  5. KH

    KayH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in time, and had drinks first before ordering. The food was as good as previous visits, and ambience is fun. It's a happening place.
  6. JL

    JoeandLaurie

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Please improve ! Needs better chef (food was oily and tasteless). Better service (ignoring polite but disappointed feedback), improved ambiance (nothing new from before). Give them time (90 days) after which I’m very sad to say that our local place has died off, will NOT survive here. I have better hopes but not looking great ☹️
  7. MT

    MomTeacherLocalResident

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food not what it used to be. Drinks seem watered down and less flavorful.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great time. While the patio area was closed for a private event, the interior was nonetheless very nice and the food was great!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Summer 2022, they claim to be in "soft (re)opening." The location is great, with a nice courtyard, and people bring dogs. Relaxed, friendly, and good for families. We had a reservation for 4 adults for dinner, and were given a small "Paris style" Cafe table. After immediate water service, nobody checked on us for orders for over 30 minutes. Once someone showed up, and took orders, then most appetizers and entrees and cocktails and drinks were served at the same time, which made us have to eat cold, and didn't fit on the table. (One appetizer and one entree arrived much later.) The burger ordered medium well was rare inside -- they did take this off the check. Any one of these things would've been okay, but clumped together, it doesn't come out swinging. I'll give them a few months to see where they're going before I give them a second shot.
  10. KS

    KarenS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    server was helpful, gave us a discount but we waited over an hour for mediocre food.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice clean place, but i guess it was a new takeover restaurant, the menu is so limited and its on the high pricing. But the atmosphere is great and easy to fund a parking. Price is alittle too high but i guess due to the location, they can get the price they want.
  12. RW

    RWC1

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Waterdog is now under new management and sadly, it shows. It took more than 45 minutes for our pretzel appetizer to come, it was drenched in queso and tasteless. Our food was mediocre and took another 40+ minutes to arrive. We used to love this place and unfortunately will go elsewhere. Despite lots of wait staff, the service was not good.
  13. CC

    CCopinion

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We ate outside. The garden like setting is the reason to go! Great brussel sprouts and beer. It would be nice if menu was expanded or there were daily/weekly specials.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday Brunch! Great food good environment great service
  15. l

    lizh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Missing items from our order and had to visit the kitchen a few times to request/check on order. Would be a wonderful addition to the service to hire just one or two people to walk around and ask table if they are needing anything or if everything is ok. Very tough customer service experience with the e-menu and e-ordering.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy brunch and peaceful atmosphere.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Outdoor patio is lush, with a river running through it. Dog friendly.
  18. S

    Smitty

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    As soon as we sat down outside, which was really nice, the young bus person spilled a huge cup of ice water on my 3 year old grandson. He was completely soaked. The young man apologized and vanished immediately never to be seen again. We ordered our drink, appetizers , and food via an app. Everything came out at the same time. There are no wait persons just food runners and bus people. The food was ok, mostly sysco corporate pre made food. The portions where large. The outdoor area was nice. I paid our check via the app and left. Had pretty much no contact with staff other than the free ice water bath. I would not return.
  19. SW

    SophieW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Great outdoor seating; pretty good food; slow service and muddled orders.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Our breakfast was served cold. It took so long to get it that we weren’t going to complain and wait for a re-do. We ate what we could and left. Dog friendly.
  21. C

    Cynde

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We enjoyed all of our food and drinks. We had to find our table, clean our table, and set it. No water refills. The ambiance outside was wonderful. Bundle up, it gets chilly.
  22. FB

    FamilyB

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Had requested indoor seating, they tried to put us outside. The QR Code did not work. Meatloaf did not taste like meat & had texture of mush. Manager was pushy. Waiters & Bar Staff very nice. $30 for a pitcher of Beer seemed high.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst dining experience ever!! After waiting 45 minutes for a margarita, we left without even drinking it. Absolute utter total confusion. It was 25 minutes before a server even came to the table. Additionally, a couple two tables away had their dog sitting on their lap inside the restaurant with its head on the table. I pointed out to management that this was against the California Department of Health rules. Management apologized and told me they wouldn’t let it happen next time. There was a huge patio area outside where there were many tables with dogs but this couple evidently did not want to sit outside. And no, it wacky a service dog. Just their pet/child. After 25 minute wait for a server to come to the table, and other 20 minute wait for the drinks, the total confusion going on in the place and the dog with its head on the table, I couldn’t stand any more. We asked for the check. Management told us we didn’t need to pay. As we left, with drinks on the table, a young girl accosted my friend about leaving without paying the bill. Ugly night and definitely won’t be going back there. Evidently the restaurant has been sold and new management in place. Good luck to all
  24. f

    franciek

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was a 13-year-old birthday. When I made the reservation through OpenTable I asked for a specific dessert to be delivered with a candle. It seems that the waiter had no idea about it.
  25. D

    Dixon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    This is a quick service place masquerading as sit down with sit down prices. There is *no* service at this restaurant. Even the hostess just points at a table and tells you to find it over there. Absolute mess.
  26. LB

    LB05

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Waterdog. It's our go-to casual hangout with friends, especially since Covid. Love their outdoor biergarten. Best brussels sprouts on the Peninsula. Kids meals are an excellent value and consistently eaten by my picky eaters. Fabulous brunch on the weekends, too!
  27. KZ

    KristineZ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Too much fun if your pack includes a dog! Will be back soon.
  28. R

    Rach

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really appreciated the service of the young son of the new owner. He was really efficient and ready to help with the menu. Thank you.
  29. ML

    MayL

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Hamburger was not cooked correctly. I asked for medium and it was cooked well done. Lettuce on salsa was wilted. Tacos were
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food was poor!!! Cold and seasonless.
  31. M

    Mamallama

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    They have utilized a new online ordering system with a glitchy interface. The hostess did not explain it at all, which resulted in each of us ordering separately, getting multiple orders of the things we canceled, and everyone's food coming out at different times, some 20 minutes apart. Not a great experience, which is too bad because I always liked this restaurant and thought their food was pretty good. The chilaquiles were awful.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Enjoying the outdoor dining with our dog!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    So disappointing, it used to be great. Online system and servers confused by outdoor table #s. Drinks and starters took 30+ minutes to arrive and were wrong. Mains took over 1.5 hours to arrive, one beer never made it and the burger was so undercooked it could have walked itself over. Major flaw in the ordering system - if food is delivered to the wrong table, picked at and rejected, the system thinks the order is complete, so the people missing the food don’t get fed. Had to call the front desk (yes call!) from the table and go inside a couple of times to get our meal re-made. Had to intercept the order when it was again given to another table. Recommend skipping the place until they get their act together.
  34. R

    4Real

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    I wish this place had better food. It’s always so-so and very inconsistent. The service is good and it’s a beautiful place, just mediocre food. The drinks are not as good as they should be.
  35. MK

    MichaelK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service2ambience5
    The garden seating area is great. Service was pretty slow.
  36. A

    Annie

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    I love Waterdog Tavern, but last night was not good. The starter and the main course came at the same time and both were cold. We asked twice about our drinks and eventually the cocktails came when we were nearly done with our dinner. When we told the waiter that one of the side dishes was not there he said they ran out and then said they would compensate for that. This is not a typical experience, and I think they were way understaffed. I felt sorry for the waiters. I hope the new management will make improvements, because this is such a local gem.
  37. TM

    TimM

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    First time submitting the order via the mobile app. Food tasty. Service very slow but friendly. Drinks came towards the end of the meal. We were at an inside table squeezed next to a plant that was drooping over us but we did pull the table away.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Horrible service. Never got our drinks we ordered. Never got napkins, silverware or water we asked for. Asked several wait staff and no one ever came back to the table.
  39. AB

    AlisonB

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Online ordering for takeout was unavailable so we made a reservation to eat there. Food came quickly but our drinks took an hour, a soda and two beers. Maybe it was just busy but with the phone ordering it's hard to flag down a server to ask or cancel parts of your order if you'd rather not wait.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My family loves this place! Great for families with kids and dogs. We love sitting in the beer garden with a little stream running through it. They have heat lamps for when it’s cooler out and nicely shaded and comfortable when it’s hot out. Food is delish and drinks are 💯! I highly recommend the smoky margarita!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Waterdog Tavern using the Order Online button.

Waterdog Tavern is rated 3.7 stars by 869 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online
Google Map for Waterdog Tavern

1015 Alameda de Las Pulgas Belmont, CA 94002-3507

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ralston Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Belmont

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, American, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are located in Carlmont Village, which has abundant free parking in front and in back of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sacha Parkin

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 622-4642

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next party or event in one of our beautiful event spaces at Waterdog Tavern! For more information go to our website waterdogtavern.com - Parties + Events.

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