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815 Ave O, San Leon, TX | Directions 7753929.472519 -94.925408
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Not great. – This restaurant was recommended to us and the reviews were quite good so we thought we'd drive the 33 miles to eat here. It so wasn't worth it. It was primarily fried foods. The kids menu was just ok. While our waiter was very friendly, the service seemed quite slow. I was actually quite surprised that smoking was still allowed. Had I known that, we definitely wouldn't have gone. The food was just ok. The waiter recommened the most expensive dishes on the menu and they weren't that great. I would suggest passing this one up & go to Kemah, even if it's crowded.
Food 4/5; Ambience 5/5; Service 5/5, Price 3.5 - 4/5 – My wife had eaten at Topwater with other family members and wanted to share it with me tonight, ariving after 8 PM.
We were very pleased. A higher proportion of the dishes were more dressed up than I prefer, and I wish they would have been able to obtain larger oyster's than is possible currently (but that is like complaining about the weather). Our waiitress was very informative and frank, the service was excellent, and other staff were very pleasant. We selected large appetizers and large dinners, and left quite full and very happy.
The only Texas Seafood place I've liked better is S & D Oyster Bar in Dallas.
Excellent saltwater seafood is not available for a $ or $$ price.
Horrible Service – We attended a company party there today, paid $12 per person for a buffet. When we arrived there were two tables: one with food and one with plates and silverware. After finishing the first plate, we asked the waitress if we should use our plate when we return to the line or get a new one. The waitress told us to get a new one. The table no longer had plates or silverware and the waitress (the same waitress that told us to get new plates) informed us that she wasn't allowed to bring anymore out because "the hostess" said she couldn't. She did, however, bring out more silverware. We could also hear the staff complaining about the amount of food they were serving. There were people that were arriving late that were turned away even though they'd paid for the party as well. Once home, we called to speak with a manager, who sarcastically apologized and clearly was not interested in customer satisfaction. We will NOT be returning.
Finally open! – It's been a long wait but totally worth it. Top Water Grill re-opened on Mon, Feb 8, 2010. A little bigger, great service and of course, wonderful food!
Top Water reopening in 2010 – Top Water is a great family owned resturant with the freshest seafood you can find. The veiw is to die for you can get there by land or water. The food is as great as the people that work there. You can go with you'r family or alone and you'r have a great time. : )
Get Ready To Have Your Chance – We drove by Topwater Grill a couple of weeks ago, and they are rebuilding, following the devastation of Hurricane Ike from last year. They already have the exterior done, and are working on the interior. My guess is that they may be open again, in time for the Galveston Mortorcycle Rally, Oct. 31st, 2009! We are so happy they are rebuilding! What a great gem of a seafood restaurant this was; and now it's going to be even better!
never had the chance – was down there in sept but never got to experance Topwater grill its now gone cause of Ike.............
Loved the atmosphere – We have eaten here on several occasions. The service has always been very good. the only real complaint I have is that the food is not seasoned very much. I do love the location on the water and have sat inside, on the patio and on the dock. They are kinda pricey for the food you get so we generally do not go very often. Maybe 3 times a year.
Relaxed ambience, great food – Use MapQuest! It's an unassuming looking wooden building, with no signage viewable from the street. We were given our choice of tables...inside under the a/c, on the open air covered patio, or on the open deck, next to the water. We chose the deck and had no unfortunate seagull incidents. The deck was in shade and the breeze off the bay was wonderful. Boats can pull right up to the deck and tie up. We were seated within moments of our arrival and as soon as we were seated there was someone to take our drink orders. I chose a draft beer which was good and cold and my husband had iced tea which was fresh brewed and served with plenty of ice. When our drinks were served we were ready to order. I had the Malibu Coconut Shrimp which was served with jalapeno hushpuppies, french fries and shrimp cole slaw. My husband chose the seafood plate with shrimp and fried fish that came with the same side orders as mine. We were served in a timely manner and the food was really good. The shrimp was fresh and well flavored, crisp and hot and were accompanied with a mango habanero sauce. The sauce was the perfect combination of sweet mango and pepper. The jalapeno hushpuppies were excellent., crisp on the outside and a with a subtle jalapeno flavor . The shrimp cole slaw was cold and the cabbage crisp and wonderfully flavored. The french fries had a slightly spicy coating and were fried perfectly, not too greasy and crisp to bite into.The fried fish was crisp and flavorful. Our waiter was properly attentive. The total was more than we spend at our favorite Mexican restaurant but the ambience, people watching opportunities, good service and large portions of good food made it well worth what we paid. We were there on a Sunday evening and most of the patio and deck tables were occupied. with mostly locals which is usually a good indicator that a restaurant is consistent in service and quality of food. We will be back to see if that holds true in this case.
good restaurant – The food is good,but a little pricy.Good service,good atmosphere.I'd come here again.The mahi mahi is really good.The restaurant is clean.
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