Waves

★★★☆☆
  • 24223 Jefferson Ave

    St Clair Shores, MI 48080

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  • 586-773-3279

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First came the appetizer, Calamari. I have to tell you I'm accustomed to the lightly breaded fried Calamari served with a dipping sauce on the side. However, at this restaurant they served the fried squid in a plate of tomatoes, capers,

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★★★★★

First came the appetizer, Calamari. I have to tell you I'm accustomed to the lightly breaded fried Calamari served with a dipping sauce on the side. However, at this restaurant they served the fried squid in a plate of tomatoes, capers,

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I visit my aunt in St. Clair Shores,Mi. about every 3 to 6 weeks and we always go to Waves for either lunch or dinner. We have always had very good food; whether it be a pasta meal or a seafood meal or a steak meal; it has always been WONDERFUL. The staff are pleasant and very friendly. I will say that, on occasion, our waitress(server) was busy with another table; but we have never had a time that someone else that works there won't answer our question or maybe give us more water. I would reccomend WAVES to anyone; my experiences there have always been GREAT. And the only reason I don't give them 5 stars is there may be room for improvement. Keep up the great job and both my aunt and myself hope you'se never leave!!!

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★★★★☆

I visit my aunt in St. Clair Shores,Mi. about every 3 to 6 weeks and we always go to Waves for either lunch or dinner. We have always had very good food; whether it be a pasta meal or a seafood meal or a steak meal; it has always been WONDERFUL. The staff are pleasant and very friendly. I will say that, on occasion, our waitress(server) was busy with another table; but we have never had a time that someone else that works there won't answer our question or maybe give us more water. I would reccomend WAVES to anyone; my experiences there have always been GREAT. And the only reason I don't give them 5 stars is there may be room for improvement. Keep up the great job and both my aunt and myself hope you'se never leave!!!

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WENT TO WAVES ON 02/04/09 TO CELEBRATE MY DAUGHTER'S RETURN HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN. THE WAITRESS WAS FRIENDLY AND STEERED US AWAY FROM A COUPLE OF DINNER CHOICES WE WERE CONTEMPLATING. THERE WERE 5 IN OUR PARTY AND WE ORDERED 5 DIFFERENT DINNERS. ALL WERE MEDIOCRE, TO SAY THE LEAST. FROM THE LUKE WARM SHRIMP, TO THE OVER COOKED CHEWY TALAPIA, TO THE TASTELESS SCALLOPS. THE DIRTY RICE SHOULD BE RE-NAMED "DRY TASTELESS RICE". IT WAS MY DAUGHTERS CHOICE TO GO THERE.....WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING...EVER!

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★☆☆☆☆

WENT TO WAVES ON 02/04/09 TO CELEBRATE MY DAUGHTER'S RETURN HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN. THE WAITRESS WAS FRIENDLY AND STEERED US AWAY FROM A COUPLE OF DINNER CHOICES WE WERE CONTEMPLATING. THERE WERE 5 IN OUR PARTY AND WE ORDERED 5 DIFFERENT DINNERS. ALL WERE MEDIOCRE, TO SAY THE LEAST. FROM THE LUKE WARM SHRIMP, TO THE OVER COOKED CHEWY TALAPIA, TO THE TASTELESS SCALLOPS. THE DIRTY RICE SHOULD BE RE-NAMED "DRY TASTELESS RICE". IT WAS MY DAUGHTERS CHOICE TO GO THERE.....WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING...EVER!

Pros: COLD BEER

Cons: THE FOOD

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I rate a lot of the restaurants I go to based on the bread / appetizers they give you before your meal comes. This place has the best breadsticks! They come in a little bucket and are so yummy!! The tropical atmosphere is great and the food is unique and delicious. I highly recommend this place. They also have a GREAT Mother's Day Brunch, be sure to make reservations though.

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★★★★☆

I rate a lot of the restaurants I go to based on the bread / appetizers they give you before your meal comes. This place has the best breadsticks! They come in a little bucket and are so yummy!! The tropical atmosphere is great and the food is unique and delicious. I highly recommend this place. They also have a GREAT Mother's Day Brunch, be sure to make reservations though.

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The food is great. Very good fish dinners. I've eaten here many times. Also, if you sit at the bar they have $1 pints of beer all the time, which adds to the value. The bad parts are that the bar is kind of smoking, and sometimes they play loud rap music, which is very annoying. In fact, I've walked in, and walked out disappointed, because of the loud rap music.

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★★★★☆

The food is great. Very good fish dinners. I've eaten here many times. Also, if you sit at the bar they have $1 pints of beer all the time, which adds to the value. The bad parts are that the bar is kind of smoking, and sometimes they play loud rap music, which is very annoying. In fact, I've walked in, and walked out disappointed, because of the loud rap music.

Pros: Good Food, Good Price, Nice Atmosphere

Cons: Sometimes they play loud rap music, so you have to catch dinner somewhere else

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Hard to get service. Very tight small dance area and just being inside the club, which made it hard to get drinks and such. And creepy older people there, which is odd to see that drastic of a mixture of ages.

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★☆☆☆☆

Hard to get service. Very tight small dance area and just being inside the club, which made it hard to get drinks and such. And creepy older people there, which is odd to see that drastic of a mixture of ages.

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had a party for 25 people on a friday the food and service was the best would recommend this place to everyone our server was danielle she was great and the food was outstanding this place has become one of our favorite places on the nautical mile . to bad you could,nt pick this place up and put it on top of jacks waterfront so they could be on the lake.already booked another party for December.the dj tommy holiday was alot of fun too.

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★★★★★

had a party for 25 people on a friday the food and service was the best would recommend this place to everyone our server was danielle she was great and the food was outstanding this place has become one of our favorite places on the nautical mile . to bad you could,nt pick this place up and put it on top of jacks waterfront so they could be on the lake.already booked another party for December.the dj tommy holiday was alot of fun too.

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Oh you don't want to even try this place. My family of ten went there last night and what was supposed to be a celebration turned out to be a total disaster. Our waitress was so inept. Didn't bring water when we asked and never brought it throughout the meal. She had no problem bringing us cocktails though. Waves special salad was a joke. Lettuce,nuts and cheese with a sickly sweet dressing. That was our only choice. No other dressings available. My perch was awful over breaded and tasteless. My wife and cousin ordered the $18.99 ribeye steak. They complained about the meat to our waitress and she ignored them. When told a second time she took the steak away and brought my wife a free appetizer coupon. That was adding insult to injury. My wife was furious. She asked to speak to the manger and no one knew his name. How can these people be in business? As I was about to get in the car the waitress ran out to say the manager was in front and I could talk to him. Hmmmmmmm! He looked like a kid and just said I'm sorry you were so unhappy. Oh, I forgot to mention. We had two checks for two parties of five and the waitress had the gall to add her tip of $20.00, of which we still paid. What a shame. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your money.

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★☆☆☆☆

Oh you don't want to even try this place. My family of ten went there last night and what was supposed to be a celebration turned out to be a total disaster. Our waitress was so inept. Didn't bring water when we asked and never brought it throughout the meal. She had no problem bringing us cocktails though. Waves special salad was a joke. Lettuce,nuts and cheese with a sickly sweet dressing. That was our only choice. No other dressings available. My perch was awful over breaded and tasteless. My wife and cousin ordered the $18.99 ribeye steak. They complained about the meat to our waitress and she ignored them. When told a second time she took the steak away and brought my wife a free appetizer coupon. That was adding insult to injury. My wife was furious. She asked to speak to the manger and no one knew his name. How can these people be in business? As I was about to get in the car the waitress ran out to say the manager was in front and I could talk to him. Hmmmmmmm! He looked like a kid and just said I'm sorry you were so unhappy. Oh, I forgot to mention. We had two checks for two parties of five and the waitress had the gall to add her tip of $20.00, of which we still paid. What a shame. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your money.

Pros: The magician was adorable

Cons: The meal,service and management were deplorable.

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My family likes Waves. We have eaten here many times over the years, and found they have good food at decent prices. The staff is usually friendly but can be slow.

Waves is easy to find and has decent parking.

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★★★☆☆

My family likes Waves. We have eaten here many times over the years, and found they have good food at decent prices. The staff is usually friendly but can be slow.

Waves is easy to find and has decent parking.

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This is a great place for young people to meet. This is a nice bar with a rustic setting. Dancing and good food. The service was ok. We had a great time with friends new and old.

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★★★★☆

This is a great place for young people to meet. This is a nice bar with a rustic setting. Dancing and good food. The service was ok. We had a great time with friends new and old.

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Although their food is good, both the food and the service has been steadily declining for about the past two years. All the while, their prices have slightly gone up and portion sizes has considerably diminished. I also had a problem when they changes something over their frequest diner program, but continued to pretend that my card worked when it did not. Despite these issues, I still crave their cocomut bay chicken and tsunami every now and again!

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★★★☆☆

Although their food is good, both the food and the service has been steadily declining for about the past two years. All the while, their prices have slightly gone up and portion sizes has considerably diminished. I also had a problem when they changes something over their frequest diner program, but continued to pretend that my card worked when it did not. Despite these issues, I still crave their cocomut bay chicken and tsunami every now and again!

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This has to be the best place they have great food, great service and a good time all in one place. I went their on a tuesday when they have half off martini's they excellent. The band they have rocks!!! I had a great time I will definately go back.

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★★★★★

This has to be the best place they have great food, great service and a good time all in one place. I went their on a tuesday when they have half off martini's they excellent. The band they have rocks!!! I had a great time I will definately go back.

Pros: met alot of new friend

Cons: crowed

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Went last night for the first time in years, the band was terrible and the crowd was trash. Don't spend your money here, someone needs to pick this bar up and dump it into a trailer park somewhere, that's where it belongs. Probably won't be in business much longer though, dangerous crowd, I walked in on the bald headed bouncer doing lines with the band in the bathroom, also noticed some of the patrons carrying weapons, nice place, yea right.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went last night for the first time in years, the band was terrible and the crowd was trash. Don't spend your money here, someone needs to pick this bar up and dump it into a trailer park somewhere, that's where it belongs. Probably won't be in business much longer though, dangerous crowd, I walked in on the bald headed bouncer doing lines with the band in the bathroom, also noticed some of the patrons carrying weapons, nice place, yea right.

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Great atmosphere, and awesome food! Service can be slow at times, but they are very nice and always seem to be happy to help you! Love going for a nice little dinner, or just a good relaxing night out on the town. If you want to go somewhere tropical, but can't afford to go to Hawaii or the Carribean, head on over to Waves!

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★★★★★

Great atmosphere, and awesome food! Service can be slow at times, but they are very nice and always seem to be happy to help you! Love going for a nice little dinner, or just a good relaxing night out on the town. If you want to go somewhere tropical, but can't afford to go to Hawaii or the Carribean, head on over to Waves!

Pros: Great Food, Live Music, Great Atmosphere

Cons: sometimes slow

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As get-together site, Waves is convenient (proximity). Biggest draw is $1 drafts, but be prepared to wait up to 10-15 minutes for refill. Bartending staff are obviously not professionals/are inattentive, making a "Valium" effort to wait on customers. They're lacksadaisical/inefficient (walking as many as 6-7 times past a row of empy glasses on the bar). Some are blatantly rude, disrespectful (one person actually stating "I've the right to ignore you".... her problem not being in her perceived "right" but in the poor judgment of actually stating this opinion to the customer's face). Worse, the night manager, rather than addressing this unprofessionalism, suggested if I didn't feel welcome, I shouldn't come to Waves. And what was my "crime"? I was told my $12 tab (dinner) wasn't big enough to justify being waited on. There are a few able staff members, but for most part, professionalism, proper etiquette are sorely absent.

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★☆☆☆☆

As get-together site, Waves is convenient (proximity). Biggest draw is $1 drafts, but be prepared to wait up to 10-15 minutes for refill. Bartending staff are obviously not professionals/are inattentive, making a "Valium" effort to wait on customers. They're lacksadaisical/inefficient (walking as many as 6-7 times past a row of empy glasses on the bar). Some are blatantly rude, disrespectful (one person actually stating "I've the right to ignore you".... her problem not being in her perceived "right" but in the poor judgment of actually stating this opinion to the customer's face). Worse, the night manager, rather than addressing this unprofessionalism, suggested if I didn't feel welcome, I shouldn't come to Waves. And what was my "crime"? I was told my $12 tab (dinner) wasn't big enough to justify being waited on. There are a few able staff members, but for most part, professionalism, proper etiquette are sorely absent.

Pros: Atmosphere, Proximity

Cons: Inattentive Service, Unprofessionalism, Rudeness

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MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IS BY FAR WAVES. THE FOOD IS AWESOME! IT IS A FUN PLACE TO GO DURING THE DAY AND AT NIGHT. THERE IS LIVE HULA DANCERS THAT DANCE ALL AROUND THE RESTAURANT. I LOVE WAVES!

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★★★★★

MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IS BY FAR WAVES. THE FOOD IS AWESOME! IT IS A FUN PLACE TO GO DURING THE DAY AND AT NIGHT. THERE IS LIVE HULA DANCERS THAT DANCE ALL AROUND THE RESTAURANT. I LOVE WAVES!

Pros: FUN, INEXPENSIVE, FOOD IS GOOD

Cons: SLOW TO BE SAT

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went to Waves for the first time on September 13th, 2003 with my daughter and my girlfriend . I attempted to pay with a AAA Visa gift card,the waitress returned and said the card had been declined, when I asked to speak to the manager( this was impossible) a manager came to my table and told me that their system would not accept my kind of card. I asked him to call Merchant Card
Services, another manager came to my table and told me that my card wasn't good because it was an incentive card good only for catalog merchandise(false) asked her to call card services as the card was valid and good at any place that accepts Visa she said that she had and it wasn't good. I called after returning home and of course they hadn't called and my card was valid,they just didn't do the charge correctly

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★☆☆☆☆

went to Waves for the first time on September 13th, 2003 with my daughter and my girlfriend . I attempted to pay with a AAA Visa gift card,the waitress returned and said the card had been declined, when I asked to speak to the manager( this was impossible) a manager came to my table and told me that their system would not accept my kind of card. I asked him to call Merchant Card
Services, another manager came to my table and told me that my card wasn't good because it was an incentive card good only for catalog merchandise(false) asked her to call card services as the card was valid and good at any place that accepts Visa she said that she had and it wasn't good. I called after returning home and of course they hadn't called and my card was valid,they just didn't do the charge correctly

Pros: food

Cons: no customer service

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If you don't take the food offerings too seriously, you can have a great time at Waves. The menu is vast, and runs the price range from inexpensive to stratospheric. All the offerings are Island oriented so the predominent taste is sweet/tart. I've grown very fond of their Ybor City Cuban Sandwich, a meal in itself. This gem is a combination of pork tenderloin, salami, greens with an island sauce served in authentic Cuban bread. Delicious. The place is made to be a light-hearted experience so be prepared to go with the flow.

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★★★★★

If you don't take the food offerings too seriously, you can have a great time at Waves. The menu is vast, and runs the price range from inexpensive to stratospheric. All the offerings are Island oriented so the predominent taste is sweet/tart. I've grown very fond of their Ybor City Cuban Sandwich, a meal in itself. This gem is a combination of pork tenderloin, salami, greens with an island sauce served in authentic Cuban bread. Delicious. The place is made to be a light-hearted experience so be prepared to go with the flow.

Pros: Unique, Fun, Full Bar

Cons: Indifferent service

 

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