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The Waterman Fish Bar




South End

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This neighborhood seafood restaurant features a casual atmosphere while serving fresh and sustainable seafood. In addition to the fish camp-style food, diners can also be seated at the rooftop bar, Topside, which features a stunning view of South End and the Charlotte skyline.

Cuisine Type: Seafood

Ambience: Casual Dining

Price: $$

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Chris M

in the last week

Great selection of oysters. Very tasty as well.. friendly staff. Bartender makes a great oyster shooter as well.. if I remember correctly I had a snapper they had on special it was also very good. A little on the pricey side but its quality food.


Crystal P

a month ago

Amazing food!! Amazing atmosphere! Amazing Service from Chad upstairs on the rooftop! Super happy with everything here. I got a cold and hot lobster roll. I got slaw also. I actually took half my hot lobster roll home and had the entire cold lobster wrapped to go. I loved how the hot lobster roll was toasted. Its a lot of lobster and tastes very fresh. Also the rooftop has fans everywhere so its a few nice breeze up there. You can see uptown! Down side was the construction noise. It was loud at one point. You dont even have to go inside to get to the top. Stairs outside and covered if it rains. Would I go back here? Yep!


Franck M

a month ago

Great food! First outing in COVID times and it was great. The place is clean and the food was really good. The fish was cooked perfectly and the drinks were spot on! Try the Nautical Mule and Tequila Hummingbird - very well balanced. We decide to endulge in desserts and you should to; the pecan bar and larceny bourbon cake are exquisite. Definitely a treat this has been!


Msbossy lovinglife

a month ago

This was the first time eating here and I must say I really enjoyed it! The food was great and our server Cody was the best (5 for him)! We had this drink called the blue hummingbird OMG we loved this drink! It was truly a adult drink! It was not watered down at all and after a long work week we need nice adult drinks! The food was amazing! We had the waterman fish platter and it was enough to feed me and my husband. This is by far the best layer back place with great everything! If I could give 100 starts I would we need more places like this. Great food and no water downed drink! And once again thanks Cody for the top notch service it was much needed and appreciated!


Lesley DeSessa

2 weeks ago

My husband and I went today and had a great server. He was excited to be waiting on us, and had great energy. That is the only positive thing about the experience. Unfortunately, the food was awful. The nachos weren't good. They needed a lot more salt. My husband got the tacos and he said they were not good at all either. The Waterman looks like it would be a fun place to go, which I'm sure it is for drinks, but do not go for the food. There are other places to go to get seafood.