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The Waterman Fish Bar


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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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Josh Aguirre

in the last week

Excellent food, spectacular service and the ambiance was right on point. The attention-to-detail that went into launching this place did not go unnoticed. I especially respect the owner/managers walking around and ensuring everyone's experience was perfect. I will definitely be back and bringing friends. This will become a staple of Charlotte!


John Clevenger

a week ago

Everything was excellent! Very tastey and casual trendy. Super cool place


Josh Mangum

a week ago

This was a great experience oysters are grade nice atmosphere and we had terrific service. The sea level oysters were a really good size great value!


David Pneuman

a month ago

Seafood is outstanding!! Everything is so fresh and is prepared extremely well. Reasonably priced too for the quality you're getting. The manager, Alexis, is awesome!! She gave us a sampling of appetizers to try since it was our first time here and she came over regularly to check on us. Great experience all around, will definitely be back!!


Andreas Willis

2 weeks ago

First visit was great! We met friends and decided to eat in the restaurant first, only so we could carry on a conversation. Food was excellent; however, the size of the oysters we ordered was small! But they were good! We ordered the boo fries, spicy and delicious! (Also ordered hamburger and poboy sandwich) All food was great! Service was great, too. We had a little trouble with opening some of the oysters and the server said the kitchen staff could help. That was a great tip! After we finished our meal and walked upstairs for more drinks. The rooftop view was great and comfortable seating. The drinks were strong but they were all delicious!


Kate Acevedo

3 weeks ago

The Waterman is absolutely fantastic. Delicious seafood and a great variety! I had dinner there with my husband and my dad on the rooftop patio (Topside) that has an amazing view of Uptown! Food came fast and service was great. Perfect seafood spot. Will definitely be back.


Tom Twitchel

a month ago

Great Food and Fun Setting. Live entertainment in a contemporary warehouse/tavern setting. Upstairs open air deck, downstairs high ceiling dining and bar area. Clean and decorated with non-cheesy nautical pieces. We ordered calamari to start, and Lobster Rolls for dinner. Both were excellent in generous portions (the rolls too!). The fries were standard but also generously portioned. Cocktails were good. The menu has enough variety to please different palettes and an expected broad range of beverages. Service was brisk, efficient and capable. Highly recommend.


Louise K

in the last week

I really like this place it's near my house. Food is really really good and I'm not a big fried seafood person (its so good here)but they have other options. I think they should work on their staff a little bit. Not the friendliest people.