Best Waterfront Restaurants

Dockside Dining Destinations

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Dockside dining is a treat and food just tastes better when enjoyed with good company and epic views. You don’t have to take our word for it though; the next time you’re in one of these great cities, schedule time after your boat rental adventure to enjoy the views and fresh air of these top-rated waterfront dining restaurants.

Bonna Bella Waterfront Grille, Georgia

Outside of Savannah, Bonna Bella Waterfront Grille serves shrimp and grits as a speciality. The restaurant was included on a list of America’s best waterfront seafood shacks by

Boat House Waterfront Dining, Rhode Island

Loved for its scenic view and romantic ambiance, Boat House Waterfront Dining has a 4.6 overall rating (out of five) on and was named by OpenTable as one of the best restaurants with a scenic view in America in 2014.

Bayside Grill, Florida

Located in Miami, Bayside Grill is in the Standard Hotel and offers diners a creative menu and sexy atmosphere (is anything in Miami not sexy?) The Miami New Times included Bayside Grill in the 2011 Best of Miami list.

Steiner Ranch Steakhouse, Texas

Named among the best waterfront restaurants in Austin, Steiner Ranch Steakhouse overlooks Lake Travis. Your trip to Texas isn’t complete without a visit to a steakhouse, so why not make it one with a view?

The Marine Room, California

The USA Today dubbed The Marine Room the “most unique dining experience” in California. Located in La Jolla, the old building is right on the sand, making high tide a dramatic eating experience.

Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge, Washington

Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge offers a seasonal menu using only organic and naturally raised produce. The beautiful views of Elliott Bay are just part of the reason the restaurant was included in TABELog’s list of 12 best waterfront restaurants in America.

Mack’s Pizza, New Jersey

Who said waterfront dining can’t mean a big ol’ slice of pizza? Mack’s Pizza in Wildwood was named among the best beachfront restaurants by If you’re strolling the boardwalk we highly recommend a pizza break!

Anthony’s Cafe On The Waterfront, Massachusetts

Breakfast on the water. It’s music to your ears, huh? Anthony’s Cafe on The Waterfront is a cash-only restaurant in the North End and was included on a list of Boston’s best waterfront restaurants for 2014.

The Flagship Restaurant, Virginia

In the summertime you can dine outside and enjoy views of the Elizabeth River. The Flagship is one of the oldest restaurants in Portsmouth and is a favorite eatery for locals and visitors alike.

The Kitchen, Illinois

Adjacent to the Chicago River, The Kitchen produces meals with local goods. This upscale restaurant was named by Zagat as one of the eight best waterfront restaurants in Chicago. You can enjoy the views from indoors, which makes this a destination eatery season round.

North River Lobster Company, New York

“River dining in the heart of the city” pretty much sums up North River Lobster Company, which was named among the best waterfront restaurants and bars in NYC by The restaurant is a former Florida gambling ship that offers guests views of the west side skyline and George Washington Bridge.

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