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Bluewater Grill

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
417 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2302
+1 760-730-3474
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“swordfish” (10 reviews)
“fresh fish” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
417 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2302
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hated to see the previous seafood restaurant at that location close, as Carlsbad has become dominated by Italian restaurants. While I love Italian, the top 5 restaurants are all Italian and it quickly moves to bar food after that. Bluewater is a good addition. For...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank johnephilp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this restaurant that we visited four times during our trip. The food is incredible. They catch their fish every morning, you can't beat that. The service was great and they have a seafood case where you can get fresh fish to take home....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank livingtheqlife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food wonderful atmosphere Not overpriced high-quality food great service. Homemade scalloped potatoes the grilled carrots were excellent.. The muscles there are one of a kind for an appetizer

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 502delynnm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seafood choices are many, but prices are high for what you get. The brothers who opened the original location were fishermen and they know their business. I object to the prices, however. Not a bargain place by any means.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Westwood1der
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Great time and great food on the deck with Bina, Maureen and Dave. Staff was pleasant and the selection of seafood and steak was outstanding. A bit understaffed so personal attention was limited but met all our needs. I would recommend this restaurant to all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The whole experience was great ! We were able to enjoy happy hour drinks and appetizers in the bar followed by dinner . The drinks , food and service were exceptional. Our waitress was Kat and she did a great job. All the entrees were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Camper821608
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We came in for lunch and were seated right away. Lobster roll and fins n chips were our choices. We had friendly service and the food came out quickly. The fish n chips were very tasty. I was a little disappointed in the lobster roll....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank L3094XLmichaelr
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We’ve been to a few of the Bluewater Grills, and this one also maintains a top notch rating. Took the place of another fish restaurant, and has maintained the fresh fish market as you come in. Food and service great.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CharleyandhisTravels
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We tried this restaurant a few months ago while visiting Carlsbad. We have since returned 5 times, as we crave the wonderful preparation of a few of their dishes. The scalops are amazing! Service has been from just above good to excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable, attentive,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Our friends took us to Bluewater Grill last night as they had visited previously and enjoyed their meals. Our server started off very friendly, but as the food was tasteless and we sent a meal back she became more and more unfriendly. The reordered meal...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MartiR205
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Sylvia G
16 April 2018|
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Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
No idea. From the experience we had, We do NOT recommend this restaurant. We did immensely enjoy and do recommend Vigilucci's by the water.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-730-3474
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