Topwater Grill

★★★★☆
  • 815 Ave O

    San Leon, TX 77539

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  • 281-339-1232

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

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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. : )

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★★★★★

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. : )

Pros: A great place to be all the way around

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Topwater has wonderful seafood and stuffed jalapenos! I love that is it located on the water and during the spring time it is nice to ride your boat to the dock and eat. The staff is super sweet!

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★★★★☆

Topwater has wonderful seafood and stuffed jalapenos! I love that is it located on the water and during the spring time it is nice to ride your boat to the dock and eat. The staff is super sweet!

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

Pros: Authentic, Fresh Seafood from the Gulf

Cons: Kinda' Hidden in San Leon. But ask locals; you'll find it!

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Topwater Grill offers a great location and great local seafood. They have very good stuffed shrimp, stuffed jalapenos and seafood plates. Their blueberry bread pudding is excellent as well.

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★★★★☆

Topwater Grill offers a great location and great local seafood. They have very good stuffed shrimp, stuffed jalapenos and seafood plates. Their blueberry bread pudding is excellent as well.

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was down there in sept but never got to experance Topwater grill its now gone cause of Ike.............

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★★★☆☆

was down there in sept but never got to experance Topwater grill its now gone cause of Ike.............

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: parking, location

Cons: price

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Easy to park, good food and service

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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.

Suzie

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★★★☆☆

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.

Suzie

Pros: good service and food

Cons: a little pricy

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It was my 1st time in topwatergrill the food was okay not to out of the price rage . are waiter Mark was excellent I have never seen anyone as perfect. When you walk in you see a host stand I didnt understand why the host dont sport topwater with the shrit . they all walk a little to fast i didnt want to run to my table ,only if they would smile a little more not look like they have it so bad. Amy i think her name was sounded like she needed to let the staff do there job not yell at them tell the night is over .overal they need some help and happy faces.

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★☆☆☆☆

It was my 1st time in topwatergrill the food was okay not to out of the price rage . are waiter Mark was excellent I have never seen anyone as perfect. When you walk in you see a host stand I didnt understand why the host dont sport topwater with the shrit . they all walk a little to fast i didnt want to run to my table ,only if they would smile a little more not look like they have it so bad. Amy i think her name was sounded like she needed to let the staff do there job not yell at them tell the night is over .overal they need some help and happy faces.

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My fiance and I were looking for a place to enjoy a nice relaxing meal without having to deal with all the commercial restaruant traffic. She searched through the yellow pages and really couldn't find anything that looked appealing. She then jumped online and found all the reviews about this place. So we dicided to give it a try. The restaraunt is tucked away from the rest of the world in a secluded location right on the bay. No city traffic, or having to park a mile away and walk. When we got there, the waiter sat us and then handed us a menu. He stated that there were about 100 items on the menu and if that wasn't enough, there were another 300 ideas in his head. I was really impressed with his knowledge of food and flavors. He had recommended the Blackened Swordfish with a lobster cream sauce!!! Just the sound of it made my mouth water! We both ordered that and some blue crab chowder for an apetizer. Before we were done licking the bowl clean, our entres had arrived. Very quick service!! The food was phenominal!! Being an avid fishermen, i can taste the difference in the type and quality of any fish! I was very impressed how fresh and flavorful the entire meal was. The lobster cream sauce was a great compliment to the swordfish! We polished off the evening with some of thier homeade deserts that were absolutely to die for! Great scenery, great prices, casual atmosphere, outstanding food quality, and overall just a very enjoyable experience!! I highly recommend this place to anyone!!
Joe Stepanski

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★★★★★

My fiance and I were looking for a place to enjoy a nice relaxing meal without having to deal with all the commercial restaruant traffic. She searched through the yellow pages and really couldn't find anything that looked appealing. She then jumped online and found all the reviews about this place. So we dicided to give it a try. The restaraunt is tucked away from the rest of the world in a secluded location right on the bay. No city traffic, or having to park a mile away and walk. When we got there, the waiter sat us and then handed us a menu. He stated that there were about 100 items on the menu and if that wasn't enough, there were another 300 ideas in his head. I was really impressed with his knowledge of food and flavors. He had recommended the Blackened Swordfish with a lobster cream sauce!!! Just the sound of it made my mouth water! We both ordered that and some blue crab chowder for an apetizer. Before we were done licking the bowl clean, our entres had arrived. Very quick service!! The food was phenominal!! Being an avid fishermen, i can taste the difference in the type and quality of any fish! I was very impressed how fresh and flavorful the entire meal was. The lobster cream sauce was a great compliment to the swordfish! We polished off the evening with some of thier homeade deserts that were absolutely to die for! Great scenery, great prices, casual atmosphere, outstanding food quality, and overall just a very enjoyable experience!! I highly recommend this place to anyone!!
Joe Stepanski

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I had been going to this place for a very long time. I went there before the patio was covered, back before the chaires with the Marlins cut out of the back. I had always liked this place. I decided to take my mother there for an early Easter Lunch. The service was terrible. This is not new. The last time I went there the service was bad. Last year I noticed that the quality of the food was not what it use to be. I decided to give them anothr try. We waited for an hour before our meal arrived. They wer very slow on refilling mine and my mothers ice tea class. The waiter would disapear and we would not see him for a long time. My stuffed flounder was not cook consistantly though. Some parts of the flounder were warm orther were cold. The vegitibles were cold. Terrilble service and mediocer food. I will not return.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had been going to this place for a very long time. I went there before the patio was covered, back before the chaires with the Marlins cut out of the back. I had always liked this place. I decided to take my mother there for an early Easter Lunch. The service was terrible. This is not new. The last time I went there the service was bad. Last year I noticed that the quality of the food was not what it use to be. I decided to give them anothr try. We waited for an hour before our meal arrived. They wer very slow on refilling mine and my mothers ice tea class. The waiter would disapear and we would not see him for a long time. My stuffed flounder was not cook consistantly though. Some parts of the flounder were warm orther were cold. The vegitibles were cold. Terrilble service and mediocer food. I will not return.

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We came by here one lazy, cold Sunday afternoon and had several plates of their baked Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Au Gratin, along with a cold beer or two. It's a simple little place that's hidden in the outskirts of San Leon, right at the water's edge on Galveston Bay. But they put out really fresh seafood at reasonable prices, and have really good service. You won't find this excellent combo at any Landry's restaurant. This is the real deal, served from the Gulf, to your plate.

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★★★★★

We came by here one lazy, cold Sunday afternoon and had several plates of their baked Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Au Gratin, along with a cold beer or two. It's a simple little place that's hidden in the outskirts of San Leon, right at the water's edge on Galveston Bay. But they put out really fresh seafood at reasonable prices, and have really good service. You won't find this excellent combo at any Landry's restaurant. This is the real deal, served from the Gulf, to your plate.

Pros: Fresh seafood from the Gulf

Cons: Hart to find location

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Been there many times. Food is great. Get the fish or shrimp tacos. Staf is friendly. Its like out of a Jimmy Buffett song. Get there early enough to see the sunset and enjoy the light as it goes to dusk. It is another world from the concrete city to the north.

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★★★★★

Been there many times. Food is great. Get the fish or shrimp tacos. Staf is friendly. Its like out of a Jimmy Buffett song. Get there early enough to see the sunset and enjoy the light as it goes to dusk. It is another world from the concrete city to the north.

Pros: View, Food, Service, Music

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Thank goodness for Mapquest or I would have never found this place!
My husband and I wanted to go exploring on the south side of town to find a new place for seafood. We certainly did find the Topwater Grill to be a place we will be returning to again and again! We loved the view of the bay, the casual atmosphere and the friendly wait staff...not to mention the fact that the seafood was very fresh and DELICIOUS. The portions were generous and we were pleased with the menu prices. Way to go Topwater...we definitely recommend your restaurant! See you soon!

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★★★★★

Thank goodness for Mapquest or I would have never found this place!
My husband and I wanted to go exploring on the south side of town to find a new place for seafood. We certainly did find the Topwater Grill to be a place we will be returning to again and again! We loved the view of the bay, the casual atmosphere and the friendly wait staff...not to mention the fact that the seafood was very fresh and DELICIOUS. The portions were generous and we were pleased with the menu prices. Way to go Topwater...we definitely recommend your restaurant! See you soon!

Pros: Great food, great service and nice view of the bay

Cons: It takes me an hour to get there... : )

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My boyfriend and I love this place. Perfect evening for great food, great atmosphere and great service. We also love when they have live music! The people that work there seem to really enjoy their job, no matter how busy they get (and they do get busy on the weekends). We recommend this place to everyone!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I love this place. Perfect evening for great food, great atmosphere and great service. We also love when they have live music! The people that work there seem to really enjoy their job, no matter how busy they get (and they do get busy on the weekends). We recommend this place to everyone!

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The food was oustanding and the atmosphere is so so relaxing......love to drive out for an afternoon. Enjoyed all the parrots as well.

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★★★★★

The food was oustanding and the atmosphere is so so relaxing......love to drive out for an afternoon. Enjoyed all the parrots as well.

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Yes this is an out of the way kind of place but well worth the drive. The food was great. I had a cup of Lobster Bisque and the Shrimp Tacos. Both we great. Wonder meal, nice view, good band, cold beer, fun place. Doesn't get much better than that. Very laid back. My kind of place. We were told the wait would be 30 minutes but we were seated in 10. I like it much better than fighting the crowds at the Boardwalk.

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★★★★★

Yes this is an out of the way kind of place but well worth the drive. The food was great. I had a cup of Lobster Bisque and the Shrimp Tacos. Both we great. Wonder meal, nice view, good band, cold beer, fun place. Doesn't get much better than that. Very laid back. My kind of place. We were told the wait would be 30 minutes but we were seated in 10. I like it much better than fighting the crowds at the Boardwalk.

Pros: Food, Service, View

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Whether you bome by Bike,Boat , or Car, this place is one of the best destinations on the coast!
Great food with a great view!!

Sit upstairs and watch the boats go by!

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★★★★★

Whether you bome by Bike,Boat , or Car, this place is one of the best destinations on the coast!
Great food with a great view!!

Sit upstairs and watch the boats go by!

Pros: Scenery, Fresh Food

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unless you live in the south side of town, make this a day trip because it is far and out in the middle of no where. i have no earthly idea how to get back there. it is by far not fine dining, but it is great to eat out by the water on a nice day. the red fisha and snapper are tasty and fresh.

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★★★★☆

unless you live in the south side of town, make this a day trip because it is far and out in the middle of no where. i have no earthly idea how to get back there. it is by far not fine dining, but it is great to eat out by the water on a nice day. the red fisha and snapper are tasty and fresh.

Pros: waterfront, fresh seafood

Cons: far, may be hard to find

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Friends of our took us there for a business deal, and I must say we were a little skeptical about the place, but it was easily the best dining experience ever.

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★★★★★

Friends of our took us there for a business deal, and I must say we were a little skeptical about the place, but it was easily the best dining experience ever.

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Got nothing to do on a weekend night and want to get away from the city, check this place out. If you want a nice layed back casual ambience overlooking the water this is the place. And not to mention great authentic seafood. Good place to take the family as well. The wait ranges from 25 to 30 mins but, hey have a drink or two while you wait.

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★★★★★

Got nothing to do on a weekend night and want to get away from the city, check this place out. If you want a nice layed back casual ambience overlooking the water this is the place. And not to mention great authentic seafood. Good place to take the family as well. The wait ranges from 25 to 30 mins but, hey have a drink or two while you wait.

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Top Water Grill is the antidote to the area's many corporate-owned seafood restaurants that seem to all have similar menus and elevated prices. After a circuitous journey through the San Leon coastal plains, the road…

 

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