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The Waterfront Dining

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American, Bar, Canadian
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590 Liverpool Rd | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
+1 905-420-2020
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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Pickering, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food good very nice decorated good selection of beers 😊😊staff very friendly 😊😊owner mario class act give it a try you will enjoy 😊😊

1 Thank 647mike
Pickering, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I go here about once a month, mostly for the after-dinner stroll on the boardwalk. But last week, I dropped in for dinner with a girlfriend and was delighted to find out it was "Wing Night". There was a great selection of wings and both our orders were really tasty. The wings were of good size and quality for a... More 

1 Thank BaileyFairy
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Business lunch with a customer who has become family over the years. Great selection, warm friendly environment. GREAT VIEW of Lake Ontario.

1 Thank Devin80
Toulouse, France
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I assume dining on the outside terrace is probably a top experience during the summer given the location, dining in the main room in the middle of November is definitely not! Basic room organization, poor light, average food, not much to remember...

1 Thank Afreh
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Just got in from dinner, I can' say enough! My steak was cooked to perfection and my wife's chicken was awesome too. We have been here several times, and never been disappointed. Service is the best, we are always greeted with a smile at the door and the owner always stops at our table to check in on us. Great... More 

2 Thank John H
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Its all downhill from the moment you meet the hostess! Horrible service, mediocre food and damp smelly atmosphere. Great location, however it sucks that this crappy place exists where something else should. I call it the sore eye of the waterfront. LOL

3 Thank EatwellLivewell1
Kingston, Canada
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Well...tough review! The mussels were good - especially because they are half priced on Monday's, but I was charged full price until I mentioned it-honest mistake I suppose! I ordered the sagnaki salad-it was what it said it was, however it was not what I expected as it had no lettuce, I think the server should have pointed it out... More 

1 Thank LaughDanceLive
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

PLEASE READ! High expectations but let down. Visited The Waterfront to take family that was visiting from Calgary looking for a good steak. I ordered my Peppercorn Striploin medium rare, after a few bites I realized the steak was undercooked. The waitress said they will "fix" the steak. Fix the steak?? After about 5 minutes she returned with the same... More 

4 Thank A M
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

lobster mac and cheese 24$, normally it's a hefty portion but they cut the portion size in half but kept the price at a whopping 24$... I've ordered this several times but this last trip will be my last.

3 Thank jaynearmstrong
Port Perry, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Interesting, varied menu. Try the lobster mac and cheese or the oysters Rockefeller. Beautiful view of Lake Ontario. The young serving staff are consistently cheerful and considerate. It is a bit of a young person's place. We were there on a Friday night and it was very noisy.

1 Thank ZaneSG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
American, Bar, Canadian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 590 Liverpool Rd | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Pickering
  • Phone Number: +1 905-420-2020
The Waterfront is a long time addition to Pickering and the East G.T.A. Located at Frenchman's Bay overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario. The Waterfront features one of the most desirable patios with a view in an undeniable setting. Take in the atmosphere as you enjoy Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Cocktails, offering you a casual and comfortable dining atmosphere featuring a modern, yet classic inspired menu.

The Waterfront is a Perfect Spot for a "Year Round" Getaway.

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