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Top Water Grill

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April Fool Point, San Leon, TX 77539-2649
+1 281-339-1232
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Pearland, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great. The service was great also. It is very well staffed. I would recommend the Torpedoes for an appetizer. Next time we are going to sit outside in swinging tables/booths.

Thank captksand
Seabrook, TX
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My Wife and I eat here frequently. Our mistake was coming last Saturday night before Mother's Day. The wait for a table was long, and our waitress was just God-awful slow with everything. PLUS, the menu prices went up; the softshell crab which we absolutely love, went from $19.99 to $27.00 per plate; that's a 35% increase, which seems excessive... More 

Thank Wadester2u
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came with family on our way to the cruise terminal for vacation. Our family (in the area) loves this restaurant but I think everyone agreed the service could have been better. Our waitress, Brittany was great but the girl at the hostess stand was completely out of it. We told her we wanted outside but yet she tried to... More 

Thank brittaru
Pearland, Texas
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typing this as our son drives us back home but wow, very very disappointing. First clue should have been when the waitress warned us that the kitchen was 30-40 minutes behind BEFORE we even ordered. But we had driven all the way there & we wanted some food fish that we remember eating there before. Two hours later our food... More 

Thank Joseph C
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an appointment in Clear Lake but wanted to stop for a quick bite of lunch. We sat out on a glider and had a great waitress, Destiny, who suggested the fish or shrimp tacos and she would enter them as appetizers to get them out quickly. She was right. We had blackened gish and shrimp tacos on the... More 

Thank gatormom04
Canton, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had four in our group and everyone claimed their meal was the best! The history of the restaurant was posted on the entryway wall. What an amazing journey for the owners. Our daughter requested outdoor seating in a glider swing along the water with sunset views over the bay. Music was pleasant and great selections for conversation. Server was... More 

Thank C0astalm0m
Alto, New Mexico
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was great. Weather was a little cool so we didn't eat outside although we would have loved to....service was good. Overall we had a great meal at a reasonable price.

Thank mrp0302
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We've been to Top Water on two different occasions in the past year. The first time was a breezy November afternoon with family, including two children. We sat on a large glider swing overlooking Galveston Bay, and everyone enjoyed the friendly service and great seafood. We mostly had fried oysters, shrimp po'boys, calamari, etc. The second visit was last week...just... More 

Thank Interlochenkids
Fargo, North Dakota
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Here's a family-style place where a family can enjoy some really good seafood (they have some awesome hamburgers and non-seafood, too!). They handle large parties very well (we had ten in our group, six adults and four 6-to-10-somethings) and do it with a smile. They have a good selection of very tasty food, but one can only select one (not... More 

Thank avsafe
Houston, Texas
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182 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

There were ten of us. We really enjoyed the dinner. Each of us had a different dish, and everyone was pleased. The only exception was my wife who ordered a medium steak and it came out well done, brown all the way through, and dried out. She cut it open, called the waitress, who glanced at it and immediately said... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: April Fool Point, San Leon, TX 77539-2649
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Leon
  • Phone Number: +1 281-339-1232

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