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This place is great! They are on the water close to the boat ramps and kayak launch, they have patio or indoor dining, and they don’t force the staff to wear ridiculous/useless masks. Very cool atmosphere and good salads and burgers. BOOM!
DetectiveDave InvestigatorOnCall via google.com - Jul 4, 2021
We ate there on Sunday afternoon after a kayak excursion at Ben Coy Park on Placida road. I highly recommend both this restaurant and the kayak vendor. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the critters she showed us and the environmental issues in SW Florida. The trip was great and the food and service at the restaurant were grea ... read more
Belinda Weber via google.com - Jul 4, 2021
The Food here was eclectic & delicious ! Classics like the Philly cheese steak and Reuben was "prote
The Food here was eclectic & delicious ! Classics like the Philly cheese steak and Reuben was "protein" versed by mixing it up. The cheesesteak was actually a cheese chicken which was a nice twist while the Reuben could paired with Turkey ! Every sauce served was delicious and some thing about their onion rings taste like it's batter ... read more
Victoria L. via yelp.com - Jul 4, 2021
Great marina and finger food. Full bar, lots of food variety and great atmosphere. Drive up or boat in; Curb side or dock side delivery.
Ignacio via google.com - Jun 18, 2021
Stopped in for the first time a couple of weeks ago after a day at Boca Grande beach. Very nice staff and DELICIOUS food! We had the pulled pork nachos and OMG they were amazing! The spicy margaritas were delicious as well. Loved our server Karlie. Will definitely stop in any time we visit the area. Highly recommend!
L Maxwell via google.com - Jun 13, 2021
The food, drinks and service were wonderful. If you're in BG and looking for real food and real people this is the place. Our server Devan was great and the outdoor seating spot on.
Christie Kirchoff via google.com - May 6, 2021
Absolutely delicious! Could not have been better. Service, food and waitstaff superb.
Teresa Vanhorn via google.com - Apr 9, 2021
So happy we decided to try this restaurant. Fast service, great server, food came out really fast, r
So happy we decided to try this restaurant. Fast service, great server, food came out really fast, reasonably priced and the food was amazing! I ordered the crab cake platter with mashed potatoes and sweet potato fries and everything was delicious. Definitely recommend trying this restaurant.
olivia c. via yelp.com - Apr 8, 2021
It's been over a year since my last visit to Waterside and due to Covid safety measures, ordered tak
It's been over a year since my last visit to Waterside and due to Covid safety measures, ordered takeout this time around. Went with the Grouper Sandwich, a side order of Sweet Potato Fries and the Gator Bite appetizer and ALL were good portion sizes and ALL were delicious. So pleased we were able to continue to support a great estab ... read more
Mozzie12 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 5, 2021
I see a lot of one star reviews for staff not wearing masks. It’s simple, don’t eat here if you don’t like it. This is one of our favorite places to eat and love the atmosphere and will support this business fully!
Jim Mollard via google.com - Apr 2, 2021
What an amazing meal! Smoked Prime Ribeye!! Would definitely recommend everyone try Smokin Jerry's! Great service, great food and just a great experience!!
Bill Gordon via google.com - Mar 25, 2021
Nice little spot. Pulled the boat right up. Great food & service.
R M F via google.com - Mar 20, 2021
Again this one is very casual also busy for lunch so plan on a wait this time of year. Everything he
Again this one is very casual also busy for lunch so plan on a wait this time of year. Everything here is good especially claim chowder soup.Good bartenders and drinks ... read more
644dennyp via tripadvisor.com - Mar 16, 2021
Awesome food! Chicken was fresh and juicy, serving sizes were great, and they have outdoor seating options on the water. Service was great ! will definitely return ... read more
Jenn Gonzalez via google.com - Mar 13, 2021
Not bad, saltwater bar ... read more
DJM R via google.com - Mar 13, 2021
Warning...staff are not masked! But, we stayed and were amazed at how delicious the food was. The previous owner and named establishment were terrible. We hadn't been there in over two years. We thought we'd give them another try after seeing the new name. My husband and I had the fish and chips. Three oversized pieces of delicious ... read more
Linda Curd via google.com - Feb 19, 2021
This is the closest bar and grill to the boat yard and the parking lot is small. Lots of great food options with a back patio view to a small marina. They offer plenty of smoked meats along with fresh seafood, no one goes home hungry. Service is attentive and friendly. We visit a few times a week.
Ana Van Meter via google.com - Feb 3, 2021
Had the most amazing smoked pork nachos. I will definitely be back for the ribs.
Danielle Heienz via google.com - Jan 18, 2021
First time at this place today 1/7/21. Hostess was friendly and we sat outside. Our server was Karlie and I’m sure she’s probably the best thing that’s happened to this place. Very attentive, friendly, funny... you name it!!! She made our time there very enjoyable. Food was great. My friend had shrimp scampi. I had a burger that was ... read more
Raye Cruise via google.com - Jan 7, 2021
Absolutely The Best Smoked Pulled Pork Nachos in the World ! Wife and I share for lunch with the hug
Absolutely The Best Smoked Pulled Pork Nachos in the World ! Wife and I share for lunch with the huge Greek Salad w extra Feta ! Red Fish Fingers are also amazing !!
Jamie G. via yelp.com - Jan 2, 2021
I don't know why they have this restaurant in two different locations, but this is the real name of the restaurant. I had a pretty good dining experience there, the food came out in a decent amount of time, the bar was a little busy so drinks took a little time, but other than that the food was really good. One of my biggest complain ... read more
Blink8533 via google.com - Jan 1, 2021
Im giving 4 stars for the waitress. She was so kind, polite, and attentive. I could not give 5 stars because none of the staff wore face masks and they should.
Felicia Clark via google.com - Nov 30, 2020
Ate there a couple months ago. Food is tasty, drinks are great. Nice view, friendly staff & good atm
Ate there a couple months ago. Food is tasty, drinks are great. Nice view, friendly staff & good atmosphere for families. Will be back!
Amanda Brandy M. via yelp.com - Nov 8, 2020
Great as always! Wife had a stuffed smoked pork casadilla, said was the best she ever had, I had ribs and fantastic as usual! Thanks Jerry!
longboard grandpa via google.com - Oct 30, 2020
Very nice place to sit outside and eat . Chef salad was excellent!
Cathy Pinsonnault via google.com - Oct 30, 2020
Place has a great atmosphere for a marina restaurant. Everyone is always so friendly and attentive.
Place has a great atmosphere for a marina restaurant. Everyone is always so friendly and attentive. Great bbq and now Sunday breakfast! Plus Jerry the owner is always there making sure your satisfied with your meal/service. This is definitely on the rotation of our regular places to eat. Try the smoked brisket or prime rib - you won' ... read more
N B. via yelp.com - Oct 25, 2020
We are OPEN FOR DINE IN & TAKE OUT. 11AM TO 9PM MON- SAT. 730AM TO 9PM SUN.
Heather Rush via google.com - Sep 30, 2020
Good clam strips and dinner ... read more
John Fehlberg via google.com - Sep 30, 2020
This place is amazing. The service is incredible and the food comes out 10 min after you order it. J
This place is amazing. The service is incredible and the food comes out 10 min after you order it. Jerry's Tiki bar has some of the best burgers around and the brisket is savory too. Pulled pork nachos are my go to app. Really can't go wrong with the tiki bar. All the food is great and the staff is too.
Tyler A. via yelp.com - Sep 7, 2020
We have eaten here about 4 times, never have been disappointed. Wait staff is friendly and accommoda
We have eaten here about 4 times, never have been disappointed. Wait staff is friendly and accommodating. We have had the brisket, ribs, French Dip, turkey wrap, burgers along with sides of chips, onion pedals and others that I now have forgotten all were very good. We took our out of town guest there and all were happy with the food ... read more
Bill W. via yelp.com - Aug 7, 2020
Good food and server Charlene was nice and friendly ... read more
Gloria L via google.com - Jul 30, 2020
As soon as I arrived I was absolutely astounded by how welcoming this establishment was. Employee Kat was very kind accommodating and professional. She handed me my eggs Benedict and I was mesmerized by how perfect it was. It could have just been Ms. Alonzo that made my experience amazing and not just the eggs benedict. I love this p ... read more
Billz billz via google.com - Jul 30, 2020
Found the giant tiki hut in the Gasparilla Marina and had awesome pulled pork nachos, then prime rib and then the ribs. The meat fell right off the bone from the ribs. Sooo good. Enjoyed some nice cold drinks after a hot day on the water. We are definitely coming back for more...there are talks of scallops, lobster and wings on the s ... read more
Kyna Smith via google.com - Jul 30, 2020
First visit & highly recommended by friends...we were not disappointed! Food was amazing and McKayla was a wonderful server! Will definitely be coming back!
Jennifer Daniels via google.com - Jul 30, 2020
Outstanding food and service. Their Havana Banana plate is so good it should be illegal.
George P via google.com - Jul 30, 2020
The smoked prime rib sandwich Was the best we ever had. I gave it only 4 stars. Would have been 5, b
The smoked prime rib sandwich Was the best we ever had. I gave it only 4 stars. Would have been 5, but their happy hour Drink time ends at 5pm - WHY! Should end at 6pm like 90 plus percent of the restaurants. Not sure if we will come back due to the happy ends so freakin early even though prime was good.
Rosanne B. via yelp.com - Jul 29, 2020
I'm pretty sure Smokin Jerry's has been perfecting its menu and smoked meats during the Covid pandem
I'm pretty sure Smokin Jerry's has been perfecting its menu and smoked meats during the Covid pandemic because the Havana Banana dish we ordered for takeout a few nights ago was PREMO. It's a full dinner plate with deliciously cooked fresh chicken breast seasoned with jerk spice and drizzled with key lime sour cream and tortilla stri ... read more
Julie A. via yelp.com - Jul 17, 2020
Great seafood and service was tops ... read more
Stan Shorey via google.com - Jun 30, 2020
The smoked brisket was tender and moist, good smoke flavor but not overpowering. Good portion on the
The smoked brisket was tender and moist, good smoke flavor but not overpowering. Good portion on the platter with 2 sides for $16.95. We'll be back to try the pulled pork and redfish. Servers were great.
Cody G. via yelp.com - Jun 21, 2020
Dinner
Since the new ownership has taken over the food and service have improved tremendously. There is inside seating outside seating and seating out on the deck they have a full bar and a pretty good menu ... read more
johnbJ2216LG via tripadvisor.com - Mar 22, 2020
The only reason I'm giving 5 stars is the atmosphere and food are amazing AND reasonably priced. Our server, Kattie was just grumpy and inattentive. But we saw other servers who were so friendly and interacting with their guests. Highly recommend this place, just don't get Kattie on a bad day!
Eric Peterson via google.com - Feb 29, 2020
We ordered calamari for an appetizer and it was great. For our entrees we had pasta shrimp scampi and brisket. The brisket was fantastic and the pasta shrimp scampi was very flavorful. The setting was great as we watched boats come and go. We would have given 5 stars, but our server, Kattie was the unfriendliest, inattentive and ... read more
Karla Peterson via google.com - Feb 29, 2020
We visited for a late lunch/dinner on Valentine's Day and did post a review not realizing the name has changed. Both our entree's and appetizer were fresh and delicious. Smoke brisket platter I had will make me a repeat customer for sure. My bride enjoyed her blackened grouper platter. We're locals and will recommend to our friends f ... read more
Steve Kiray via google.com - Feb 29, 2020
I know Smokin Jerry's as Waterside Grill, which is what is on the sign on the ICW if you are coming
I know Smokin Jerry's as Waterside Grill, which is what is on the sign on the ICW if you are coming by boat, So the new name may confuse you if you are looking for them. We have been coming here for years, so I hesitate to give a negative review, but it was not a good day. I will still give four stars just for all the good meals we h ... read more
Chris C. via yelp.com - Feb 23, 2020
Stopped for a quick cocktail after leaving the beach Mai tai really washed the salt away lol Pretty
Stopped for a quick cocktail after leaving the beach Mai tai really washed the salt away lol Pretty good bar food and our server was a total sweetheart. Great stop.
Wild W. via yelp.com - Feb 21, 2020
Good service and food
Friendly, knowledgeable server. Great burger cooked to temp wanted. Delicious chicken quesadilla. Cold beer on tap. Everything fresh and good!
DRW1123 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 2, 2020
I believe this used to be called the Waterside Grill. All good for us. Started with gator bites, where were very tender and tasty. Had the seafood special, which was smoked snapper, prepared blackened. Large piece of fish, served with choice of two sides. Service was friendly and prompt.
David Mahoney via google.com - Jan 30, 2020
We had a great meal here tonight. Had been here a few years ago and it was a disappointing. Tonight found out there is a new owner “ Smokin Jerry”. Well it was great service great food and we will be back ... read more
Marcia Verkaik via google.com - Jan 30, 2020
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