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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
Outstanding food and service!  Pulled ...
Outstanding food and service!  Pulled pork nachos rock!  Clean place and amazing staff ... read more
Jen N. via yelp.com - Jan 3, 2021
Absolutely The Best Smoked Pulled ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
Lunch and dinner
I’ve been to this restaurant for lunch and dinner mini mini times and I rated it as a four because the service can be great and also be substandard. I’ve always enjoyed the food there for me especially of the fish which I find to...More ... read more
johnbJ2216LG via tripadvisor.com - Jan 7, 2020
Great casual place
4 of us chose this new place. Loved the generous and delicious food. Will be back! You should try it as you will not be disappointed.
Dottie B via tripadvisor.com - Jan 5, 2020
We are visiting from Palm Beach County (other side of state) and brother in-law took us here. Great little place with tasty food. Shrimp basket is really good. The Havana Banana dinner (with Mahi) is a favorite now. The only minus on our second trip here in a week was service. They really need to step up their game on that end. It wa ... read more
Don Ledsworth via google.com - Dec 30, 2019
We are visiting from Palm Beach ...
We are visiting from Palm Beach County (other side of state) and brother in-law took us here. Great little place with tasty food. Shrimp basket is really good. The Havana Banana dinner (with Mahi) is a favorite now.
The only minus on our second trip here in a week was service. They really need to step up their game on that end. I
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Don L. via yelp.com - Dec 28, 2019
Casual Waterside Dining
Visited Waterside twice and had the pulled pork sandwich both times. Excellent flavor. One complaint is the price online is less than what was on the printed menu at the restaurant and the printed menu was less than what we were charged when the bill...More ... read more
rono1946 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 14, 2019
Excellent Vibe - Local Flare and Fare
My wife and I sat at the bar. We were treated to some great bar-tending and food service. We each ordered the Red Fish sandwich, a local favorite for us. It was prepared perfectly - I had mine fried, she had hers broiled. If you...More ... read more
L6929MOandrewj via tripadvisor.com - Dec 4, 2019
Great food, great service
This is a great place to bring family & friends for a good meal like their Redfish Fingers basket & the Cuban sandwich. The staff are always efficient & friendly, the drinks are good. They also serve a really good breakfast with great omelettes &...More ... read more
Marcie S via tripadvisor.com - Nov 30, 2019
Jerry's Tiki Bar (Waterside Grill) Has Stepped It Up!
We have been going to the Waterside Grill since long before it became Jerry's Tiki Bar. It was a little off-and-off. Jerry has made some good changes - especially adding the smoker. My wife and a friend split the smoked prime rib and were very...More ... read more
Douglas H via tripadvisor.com - Nov 23, 2019
Excellent Food, Excellent Service
The new owners who had some issues when they first took over but have now made this into an excellent restaurant. We visited with friends for lunch and found the food excellent. The outside terrace has great views over the water. The staff we spoke...More ... read more
Steve M via tripadvisor.com - Nov 22, 2019
You can count on good food here!
Always best to go when the snowbirds aren’t here as the restaurant does become very busy!!! Service is good but maybe adding a few more servers and cooks during Season would lessen the wait and increase customer flow.
Michigan-TLWCAW via tripadvisor.com - Nov 12, 2019
Excellent food and service
First time there Nov 5, 2019, Denise the bartender treated us like she knew us for years. Very friendly and lots of laughs. We both had the turkey wrap with sweet potato fries. I never had fries like that before. We will definitely be back...More ... read more
Bob H via tripadvisor.com - Nov 7, 2019
Glad we came back
Tried this place a few years ago and were not impressed. Returned 4 months ago, and very pleased with food, wait staff and entertainment. It’s now become a regular stop!
FoodlovinMama65 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 19, 2019
Great Place for Fish and Sandwiches
As locals, we have eaten here many times. This place will not disappoint you. They have a great menu from appetizers, salads, sandwiches, baskets, and meals. The grill is located on the water that has a great view. You can come here by boat, car,...More ... read more
jetbiker via tripadvisor.com - Oct 13, 2019
Charter Captain
Waterside Grill is a perfect stop to take a break from all that fun on the water. It is accessible by boat or car and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable of the area's activities. Bring your family and enjoy the music and great food!...More ... read more
fishing4reelcharters via tripadvisor.com - Oct 9, 2019
Family Eats
The Waterside Grill & Tiki Bar is definitely worth a visit! Nothing fancy, but great, fresh food at a very reasonable price. You have to try the conch fritters, sooo good! Plus, they smoke their meats on site! The prime rib & steak were awesome....More ... read more
David D via tripadvisor.com - Aug 25, 2019
What a pleasant surprise!
We are Placida residents full time 25+ years. Been to Waterside Grill in many different permeations over the years. Never had it so good before. Seriously. This is not fine dining, but it’s darn good food at a good price with great, friendly service. We...More ... read more
Winterblac via tripadvisor.com - Aug 11, 2019
Great spot for lunch and dinner-always good!
We ho there all the time- because it’s 1 the most beautiful marine in the Florida 2 service is great as well as the food 3 has a great gift shop with good prices ... read more
tandabrook via tripadvisor.com - Aug 8, 2019
First visit. Really impressed.
Been down to this area on vacation maybe 10 times. Just got in to town and decided to drive down to this area from Englewood. Let’s get right to the point. Grouper sandwich massive. Cooked to perfection. Fresh. Mahi mahi that I stole off my...More ... read more
VivaLasVegas0012 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 6, 2019
Recommend this place for food and beverages
Friendly staff, clean restaurant/bar and clean bathrooms. They offer good food and reasonable prices. Indoor and outdoor seating choices.
Lee R via tripadvisor.com - May 12, 2019
Good seafood at Waterside
When my group at at Waterside Grill, the main lunch crowd was clearing up, so we were seated quickly. The server was fast and attentive, and the food was good. Everyone at our table was pleased with the meal and the atmosphere.
Keith H via tripadvisor.com - Apr 26, 2019
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