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The Waterfront

$$ - $$$, Barbecue,
269 Fontana Blvd, Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI 53125-9604
+1 262-275-9034
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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CUISINES
Bar, Barbecue, Grill, American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
269 Fontana Blvd, Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI 53125-9604
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I (14 total, 6 kids under the age of 5) dined here on a Saturday night. Now, I'm sure the vibe in the summer is way different since it was only 27 degrees F so I cant speak for the warmer months....More

Thank Gobadgers0302
Adrienne S, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your stay. I'm sorry that a few things through out your experience weren't up to par. Please note that your concerns have been passed on to our restaurant staff. This critical...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018

Visited The Waterfront twice during our stay at the Abbey. Enjoyed our bartender Rick and he remembered us and our preferences on the second day. Great brandy old fashioned, amazing Bloody Mary and yummy pretzels with beer cheese soup. Didn't eat a meal but all...More

Thank mamieof3
Adrienne S, Marketing Coordinator at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your positive experience with us! I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest in our resort!

Reviewed 5 February 2018

I have never been in a place where you are offered a choice between cod and walleye for the same price. The fry was all you can eat, good except for some bones in the broiled walleye in both my wife's and my fish. Very...More

Thank allaboutthefamily
Adrienne S, other at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thank you for your candid feedback! We're glad to hear that overall, your visit was good. We hope you will join us again as we will definitely exceed your expectations upon your next visit with us.

Reviewed 22 January 2018

The restaurant was so good that I would go back if in the area, even if not staying overnight. That should convey a lot because very few restaurants located in hotels or resorts are much to write home about. Food was prepared as expected and...More

Thank Richard M
Adrienne S, other at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thank you for your review and for choosing our restaurant! I'm happy that you enjoyed your visit and I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest in our restaurant.

Reviewed 11 January 2018

We stopped in for a last minute dinner, it wasn't very busy but we still had a nice quiet dinner. The food was great!

Thank yjacobson
Adrienne S, Marketing Coordinator at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

I am so glad to hear that we were able to offer you a refuge from your busy schedule! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 19 December 2017

I ove the view from this restaurant. Wait staff is friendly. I loved the spotted cow fish fry and the brisket! YUM! I love that they keep different barbeque sauces on the table from a local company. I bought a bottle in the gift shop!

Thank inlove13
AbbeyMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

I appreciate your positive feedback about our restaurant! We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. If you're traveling to our area again soon, don't hesitate to call us.

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Good service, casual dining and good food. Stop here for a cocktail in the afternoon with a great view of the harbor.

Thank Captaincarl_11
Adrienne S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for your review and for choosing our restaurant! I'm happy that your enjoyed your dining experience and I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest in our restaurant.

Reviewed 14 November 2017

The all you can fish was based on you placing your first order and afterwards they bring you one piece of fish at a time. That was unexpected however at the same time it was funny because it was six of us and we all...More

Thank WestsideSouthside
Adrienne S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your dining experience. Please note that your concerns have been passed on to our Waterfront Management Team. We do hope you give us another chance as we will definitely improve our...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Slow service for being off-season and only 10 customers. Food okay. A few annoying flies kept buzzing us (gross).

Thank TJOswego
Adrienne S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for your candid feedback. I am sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied with your visit to The Waterfront. We have sent your feedback to the restaurant management team.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

It is amazing how different restaurants in the same facility can vary. The Waterfront at the Abbey missed all the boats. Can you imagine waiting 45 minutes after the second round of drinks for the wrong hamburger? Only two other tables and a half filled...More

Thank Jimgo
Adrienne S, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

I am very disappointed to hear that you found our service to be below your standards. We have sent your feedback to the personnel concerned I apologize for this bad experience. We hope you can give us another chance to make it up to you.

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Leanne S
16 February 2018|
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Response from Adrienne S | Property representative |
Yes, we are running our "Pulling Up The Docks" special on Sundays through March. Its an all day special from 11:00am - 10:00pm with $3 draft beers and your choice of pit-smoked BBQ pulled pork, BBQ chicken wings or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, Barbecue, Grill, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 Fontana Blvd, Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI 53125-9604
    (Highway 67)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fontana
  • Phone Number: +1 262-275-9034
  • E-mail
Description
The Abbey Resort's very own Waterfront Restaurant is known for its casual, laid back vibe. It's the perfect place to unwind, either on the patio or indoors, and serves lunch, dinner or drinks. We use the techniques of award-winning Pitmaster Matt Whiteford to create specialties like the Waterfront's famous mouthwatering barbecue, salads and wraps . The Friday Fish Fry is a fun and delicious experience, especially when there's live entertainment. And did we mention drinks? From Wisconsin's own Spotted Cow beer to signature cocktails like the Bloody Mary with a touch of bacon (yes, bacon!), you're in for a one-of-a-kind experience. There's also a full children's menu and take-out.
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