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Waterfront Grill

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5201 Desiard St, Monroe, LA 71203-4642
+1 318-345-0064
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate lunch here and was seated inside, but next to a window with a great view of the bayou. There is also limited outdoor seating. Wait staff was friendly and efficient. The food was good, but the entrees were pricey, in my opinion, for dishes with catfish and chicken for lunch. We shared a delicious spinach and jalapeño dip with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a gumbo connoisseur -- try it wherever I go. When it's good, you can pretty much bank on everything else! Rich, velvety brown (NOT red) roux, healthy chunks of chicken, okra (not slimy!), a little skimpy on the shrimp but not enough to really complain. The side salad was very fresh. Loved the parmesan peppercorn dressing--tangy and nice parmesan... More 

Thank Deborah F
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Thursday evening traveling through town. The parking lot was packed, and they had several large parties which caused smaller tables to be squeezed in too small of spaces. It was a realitively loud environment, not condusive for a couples dinner. The dinner salad appeared to be bagged lettuce from the grocery store; It was dry and... More 

Thank Jennifer C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place! Our server was great and very friendly! Even though they were very busy, we got our food in a short amount of time! The crab cakes are amazing 😉 Everything was so good and large portions. We both had leftovers!

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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We opted to dine here because of the view after seeing an ad in a travel magazine. We enjoyed everything. The peel and eat shrimp was perfectly flavored. The salad was delicious and the grilled shrimp po' boy was memorable. We will recommend this place!

Thank Karen D
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met a good friend for lunch while working in Monroe. The menu is typical for this area, lots of fried fish and seafood. Ordered the BBQ shrimp poboy with "sauce" on the side. The shrimp were tasty and spicy but the sauce was too "oily" $or my tastes. Service was great, attentive and quick. May come back to try something... More 

Thank Nancy H
Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great seafood place on the river in Monroe. Loved the Shrimp Rekke and the baked catfish melts in your mouth. Great service with a spot right on the river and reasonable prices ranging from $10 to $30 or so for entrees. If you time it right you will see the Skiers from the water ski school that is across the... More 

Thank Lido55
De Queen, Arkansas
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

After hearing from a few people that this place was great, I took my wife for a date. The service was very poor. Our server was too busy flirting with the ladies to pay us attention. Our food was decent. Bananas foster was good. Too many better options in this town to settle on this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The wait staff is always great. The food is consistently good. This place is fabulous! Rarely can you find a place that always meets the mark!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Monroe, Louisiana
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have eaten here many times. Get a table by the windows, which are plentiful. There are few tables that don't give you at least a partial view of Bayou Desiard, which winds its way past the nearby University of Louisiana - Monroe, and continues for miles through town. The setting is typical of Louisiana, where the cypress trees are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5201 Desiard St, Monroe, LA 71203-4642
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 318-345-0064

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?