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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. Diners can also enjoy $1.50 Sea Level Salt oysters weekdays from 2-7pm at this local spot.

Cuisine Type: Seafood

Ambience: Casual Dining

Price: $$-$$$

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Fermena Mitchell

3 weeks ago

Love, Love, Love this restaurant! Everything looked so good we dug right in and I forgot to take pictures. We had the fresh catch of the day (grouper), the blackened sea food platter, the shrimp tacos and mac and cheese. The food was absolutely delicious and our server Faith was equally amazing, so much so we made sure to let the manager know how great she was. My husband said he now has a new favorite seafood restaurant after eating here. We will definitely be back.


Nicole Garver

a year ago

Wow! This place is super yummy. We tried the Waterman's Platter and the blackened North Carolina Trout. The trout was perfect as was the catfish. And can we take a minute to appreciate the hush puppies?! They were like a dessert! The atmosphere was relaxing, with good music and pleasant staff! Oh!!! And don't forget to try the Ghost pepper Pomegranate Margarita!!! That was delicious! And thank you to our sweet waitress who gave me a good recommendation for a nail salon!


Joe Battaglia

in the last week

Excellent food and Awesome service! We enjoyed several different types of raw oysters. All were juicy and obviously extremely fresh. They were pretty busy, but our server, Sasha, was great. She let us know that after the switch from lunch to dinner, several different bottles of wine would be 1/2 half off, which was not posted anywhere. One of our appetizers took longer than expected, as they only had one person shucking the oysters. We had enough other items that it was no issue to us, but the Manager, Jake, brought them to us. He apologized and explained why it was delayed. He said there would be no charge for it and gave us three $10 gift cards. Totally unexpected, but a pleasant surprise. Jake really went above and beyond. Between him, Sasha and the food, it was a wonderful experience. Thanks so much!


Molly O'Day

a month ago

First time going only because I was specifically looking for lobster! Hands down the best Maine lobster roll Ive ever had down south. I also tried the CT lobster roll (warm & buttered) which was delicious as well. Oysters were fresh and very good, as were the grilled oysters. Service was top notch, friendly, and looking at the expo line they were really efficient & communicative. Only critiques were that the area for restrooms was directly behind diners seating area - it was blocked off but by pieces of spaced out wood, just a little weird to look into the bathroom as youre eating - and the stools/chairs in the restaurant were a little uncomfortable. Overall a great time and experience with fresh seafood and excellent service. Will be back soon!


James Williams

a year ago

I can't say enough about this place. Service is always on point. The rooftop bar area is awesome. The food is always on point. All of the food is good. I haven't had a bad meal yet at this place. Low key, their burger is one of the best in the city. The quality of the beef is fantastic and it's always super juicy.

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