Waters Restaurant

4.7
1230 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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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding!! Delicious and served beautifully! We will return. Service was terrific!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 6 with a reservation. We were seated as soon as we got there. Food was amazing! Best swordfish, hushpuppies, calamari, and fried oysters I have ever had! Our server, Elaine, was amazing! She was very attentive. She was very knowledgeable about the menu down to the preparation and cooking technique. Very impressive! Our whole experience was amazing! We will definitely be back!

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TB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Waters! This is a great restaurant. We went for a belated Valentine’s Day celebration and had a wonderful time.

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S
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed an early dinner this last Saturday at Waters Restaurant. The bar staff and wait staff were attentive and very courteous. The oysters were outstanding. I had the halibut and my boyfriend had the swordfish. It was all very fresh and had a great taste. I would definitely recommend this place.

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RP
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding! Love the downtown location. It's a great place for evening out with friends or just the two of you.... The BEST

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JN
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so amazing, Oysters were delicious, and the service was fantastic. Mona was our server and she took great care of us. We will be coming back.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was beyond great. I’ve already recommended this restaurant to others. Can’t wait until next time.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late Valentines Day dinner was awesome. We had the crab legs and although it didn’t seem like a whole pound the taste was superb. The fact that the Chef splits the open to make it easier was perfect. We also had the hush puppies for an appetizer which were really good. Our server Elaine was great. I would definitely ask for her again.

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B
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Waters. The food was wonderful (try the Scallops) and our server Jacob was nice, helpful and paid just the right amount of attention to us. We'll definitely be back!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome post-valentines day dinner at waters. The food and service is always impeccable. 💯❤️

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were supposed to sit inside because it’s a cold night. We were sat outside so we ended up leaving before we could order. We have eaten here before and enjoyed it but this time was not a good experience.

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E
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Waters is outstanding! We enjoy our visits time and time again.

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TM
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even with the crush of Valentine's Day, the service was prompt and impeccable. The food, as always, was second to none.
Thank you.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Waters! Food, service, and location. All around great place for a nice occasion.

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MH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food goes way beyond typical DFW offerings! Just be prepared to spend a lot more than usual for a Fort Worth dining experience.

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AS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food, atmosphere, and ambience. A few couples even brought their kids and the restaurant didn’t miss a beat! It was Valentine’s Day so service was a little slower than I suspect is their usual. DEFINITELY check it out BEST calamari we have ever had—and we try the calamari EVERYWHERE we go.

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C
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whether sitting at the bar for a “Dirty Dozen” and a glass of champagne or at a table, this is great food, good service, good atmosphere.

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D
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and servers were very attentive and kind.

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DF
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was good except for the thin steak. I was disappointed in the amount of fat and it being 1/4 inch thick. That’s the main part of the meal and it left me remembering better quality at other restaurants . Therefore I will frequent them and spend 200 dollars on a better experience

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MJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took important clients to Waters during a TradeShow, it was the highlight of the week. Everything was absolutely beyond perfect. Best food I remember and service that was way above anything I have experienced lately. I will be back to this place as often as possible.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Waters has excellent seafood offerings. I made the mistake this time of ordering the ribeye steak special because the waitress said that the chef also owns a steakhouse. This was a huge mistake! The alleged dry-aged ribeye was essentially a glorified breakfast steak. Very thin with too much fat and not cooked properly. First, it was grossly undercooked, then they killed it by overcooking it.

Waters should stick to seafood and leave the steaks to someone who knows how to cook them!

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S
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service great! Food great! Ambience great! I have been using Open Table to help me find new and different places for every day dining and special occasions. I hit a homer with Waters. Prices are such that I personally cannot go there regularly, but for special occasions...well worth the money! We will be back.

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M
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Still one of our favorite Ft Worth and frequently metroplex restaurants but this was a disappointing experience that happened to be celebrating my wife's birthday and included a "first-time" Waters guest and diner. Food: While the Amberjack special was excellent, the Halibut was dry and the gnocchi was gummy. Service: Delivery of Dirty Dozen was abrupt with no enthusiasm or personal explanation of each of the oysters, from where each was sourced and how each was special...nor reminder of how to identify and match to the written descriptions...i.e. no flair for what has typically been for us a unique and exciting start to dinner at Waters. Sommelier made excellent recommendation but his initial arrival and eventual delivery of wine was slow and neither he nor the wait staff came back by for refill pours. Again, we'll surely be back but look forward to some food preparation and service improvements that return Waters to a top-shelf dining experience.

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DA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Waters was a nice restaurant with really good servers. The Bloody Mary was excellent. But the main course was lacking. I got the lump crab with avocado salad. The crab didnt even taste like anything, just white lumps. The salad greens had long stems that made it hard to eat and the taste us very mild to nothing.

My husband had the business lunch with salmon. It was good but a tad soggy.

The best item we had was the calamari. It was fresh and tasted awesome. We are gonna try it at night.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waters is nice. The food is above is above average. We enjoyed the calamari & salmon was an excellent dish. The lobster tail was overcooked & dry. We went to celebrate a birthday & the dessert wasn't complimentary. So grading it out, I would recommend that customers reading this review not spend their special occasion here because the overall experience is not worth the investment. Good environment. Obviously the dining is expensive, but the food is only above average. Overall, nothing special.

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J
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Order the Oysters! Lovely dinner out. A little late seating us for our reservation, but we were able to enjoy our cocktail at the bar without feeling rushed to being seated.

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LM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waters is a great date night place to go or for a special occasion. Everything we ate was a top notch seafood experience. The menu also had steak and vegetarian options for those that don’t like seafood. The service was amazing as well. Highly recommend.

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1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant and service. I had the daily special which was Amberjack and it was AMAZING. I’m still thinking about that dish. Definitely worth checking out!

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Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annie was incredible. We had some special needs and were graciously accommodated. The gumbo is among the best we have ever had— loaded w seafood.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 4

Excellent seafood at a very reasonable price. Staff was uniformly friendly and helpful

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MS
Minneapolis
129 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with exceptional service. Scallops were beautifully prepared and presented. Goat cheese crouton on a beefsteak tomato was to die for. The creme brulee was perfect. Great bar area and exceptional wine selection. Service was top notch and everyone was extremely attentive and very friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome customer service!!!

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1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! The only thing I would change would be something other than country music to listen to.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with great service.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place

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TJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food and waitress were outstanding. The ambiance was perfect ! They treated us like we were the only people in the dining room.

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KP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Very good service, and delicious seafood

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SC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Freshness with blending of flavors without overwhelming the basic flavor of the fish. Nice selection of oysters on the half, calamari light and flavorful. The halibut and crab cakes from the menu were only out done by the chef's selection.

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c
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently first-rate. Very fresh and well-prepared seafood (which is what I always find myself ordering there). Good wine list. And excellent service.

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