Waters Restaurant

4.7
1280 reviews
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Seafood
Waters is owned and operated by Ft Worth native, Chef Jon Bonnell. Our newest location is 301 Main Street in Sundance Square.

Waters Restaurant redefines the Fort Worth seafood scene with a vibrant and modern restaurant featuring an array of fresh oysters, the finest seafood, mouthwatering steak, and an award-winning wine list. Visit our bar for a lively happy hour, or relax in our upscale dining room for an unforgettable culinary experience.

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM

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PW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a very nice meal. Thought it was a little on the pricey side for seafood, but the meal was excellent and we were given good service by Jacob our server and Bryan the wine steward. Very nice wine list. We would return and we do recommend this very nice restaurant.

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KS
New England
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable meal. The kitchen staff, servers and manager were all spot on.

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TS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just loved having our favorites on the menu plus great wine and desert. We got to Bass Hall on time! Many thanks for a wonderful evening!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Will be back

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mary as usual does a supper job

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Dallas
127 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We came to Waters for the first time with no expectations. It was a pre-theater dinner so we were not expecting to hang around for too long. In general food was ok but not creative. Presentation was below average, execution was just ok and pricing a bit overvalued. Paul, our server was very professional and courteous. Very knowledgeable on the art of making people feel appreciated. Just because of Paul we will go back before another play at the Bass.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and the service was on point.

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ME
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great time fantastic waitress and it was our anniversary she surprised us with framed picture of me and my wife it was a great touch and we will go back very soon The food was amazing only thing was missing candle on the table to complete the atmosphere

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Halibut, stone crab and great cocktails. Great sweet potato gnocchi... a really nice find of a restaurant.

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BJ
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and you won’t be disappointed

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A
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here is fantastic! The staff is friendly. Everyone works together to make sure your dining needs are met.

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p
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice white table cloth restaurant in downtown. Food was very good and seafood very fresh

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CL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Cute place. But limited menu selection. Portion size small. There are better seafood restaurants for the price.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time.

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SR
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food ! Great service . Everything was fresh and wonderful. Great place !

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our service was outstanding, the food was prepared perfectly and was absolutely delicious. I feel that the price reflects the quality of the food however the portion size for the price is not in line. I am a touch picky when it comes to my lobster and certainly know what the size should appear to be after it is cooked. The lobster tails were supposed to be 10 oz. I can assure you my tail was far under the 10oz mark. As I said though, perfectly prepared and delicious despite the size discrepancy

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Mona was helpful and delightful.

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The waitstaff was very attentive and the decor is very nice but the food just doesn't live up to the standard set by the prices. The crabcakes were so-so and the bacon wrapped asparagus was mediocre. Best dish of the evening was the gumbo which was very good. For the price go to the owner's other restaurant, Bonnell's, for much better food and a great menu.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous oysters, as always! Great reliable choice.

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K
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The patio was great!

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SR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service staff were amazing. definitely going again!

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JM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was impeccable. Our waitstaff went out of her way to help us celebrate our anniversary. The crab cake app and scallop dinner was excellent. We had a great time and highly recommend Waters to everyone!

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GB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fantastic meal, with superior, experienced staff. Mona took great pains going over the menu with us and Brian helped select the perfect wine. We will definitely be returning!

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GG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time to visit. Friends had given us a gift card because the enjoyed Waters and are regulars. Out waiter was very personable and helpful. I was pleasantly surprised how quickly the food we ordered was served! That is something to be proud of. The food was out of this world. We took what we couldn't eat home. The gumbo was better the second day than when served. I guess it gets better with age!

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C
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great location in heart of downtown Fort Worth. Food is consistently good. Menu for lunch could use more options. A bit pricey for what you get.

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t
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Really nice selection of fresh seafood, friendly service. Portions small and pricey for no sides.

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G
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Greeted and seated on time for a 8:15 reservation. Wait staff Jacob was good . We had a glass of wine and martini - ordered the hush puppies and they were real good and we liked the jalepenos that went with the dish . Ordered the avacado salad — it was good — but a very small portion for someone who wanted it as a meal — very small — had the halibut — it was wonderful and had the green beans - real good . Carrot cake also real good .
My issues with the restaurant are the following —- noticed a $5 split fee for entrees — when buying a 44 dollar piece of fish — a split fee on a 200 dollar meal —- come on man — I dislike the martini glasses — just like seeing the martini in glass —bottle of craft beer over 7$ - I guess we are at the point that one beer will be more than a six pack - the bread was un memorable .

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DR
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very limited menu and they forgot to bring our sides.

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HW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the quiet at lunch, we hade all different dishes , my husband had the special of the day, the roasted pepper lobster bisque with shrimp and rice, he didn’t care for, I had the lettuce wrap, which was good, could have more spices, all the others where happy with their choices, except they thought they were kind of small. That was the said by the two younger chefs in my party, the service was excellent, we will try dinner next time.

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G
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance for a business lunch.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 30yr wedding anniversary there and were very pleased with how the staff and restaurant helped us have a wonderful experience. Service was excellent and the food was awesome. A great evening, thank you Waters Restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday on a Sunday night. We decided to share the seafood tower for an appetizer and then split the 8 oz filet and bacon wrapped asparagus for our meal. It was more than enough food and everything was absolutely delicious! The bread was hot and the butter was soft too. We finished up with the lemon cheesecake. Perfect night!

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SN
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date, and awesome drinks! Waitress was fantastic.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best experience. The food was amazing and our waiter truly made us feel welcome.

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HB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner. We sat in the bar and had a wonderful table looking out on Main Street. Great service and ambiance. Love the convenience of the valet parking where you can call for your car on your phone.

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LH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, convenient location. Always hard to get quality seafood in Texas but a very good option. Would definitely go back and worth the time.

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MI
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was absolutely awesome. My brother in law loved his sea scallops as I did my crab legs. Our appetizer and salads were perfect. Our waitress saw that our every need was met without our having to ask and her friendly personality made our evening even more the better. Awesome job to all staff and management for providing a most enjoyable evening. MLO

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DH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was really good . Drinks were good also. We were in there early so the service was exceptional. Recommend the oysters and the crab cakes and the icebox lemon cheese cake. We will go back.

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SV
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful attention to detail......very knowledgeable server. I have celiac disease (gluten intolerance) and he didn't miss a beat.

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was amazing and the service prompt but not hovering! Waters and Jon Bonnell never dissapoint!

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