What a disappointment. Had gone there several time for the entertainment. ... but when drinks come out with no alcohol in them its a problem. Happy hour or not. That is not how it works. When a business runs out of something that is part of a menu item you replace it by buying it until this item comes in... good business. .... that's how it works. Very unhappy after going many times. This local will not return.
We dined on the outside deck of Sweet Waters Friday evening. We had a burger, which was huge and good. I like the sweet potato fries too. My husband the prime rib sliders, he really liked them. Atmosphere is great, right on the Intracoastal and just found out that they have indoor seating with ac on the water too. I read some of the other reviews about service, our server was attentive and although a little busy, we enjoyed the music while we waited for our food and drinks.
Shrimp was frozen and 2 out of 12 were black. Told hostess who said sorry but no offer made to replace. Headhock was like eating a big grease ball. Really bad. Brisket was good but not served hot. Great atmosphere great one man band. Great location.
Went over spring break with the family by boat for lunch. You can fresh cut fries all day long, but if you don't know how to cook them, it doesn't do you any good. They were dried out and over cooked. Besides that, the fried pickles came with fried pickled peppers which I don't remember ordering. Think it was the bottom of the barrel and we got the leftovers. Just seems lazy to me. The burgers were good. Service was a little slow and lackadaisical. Great atmosphere. Just give up on the two restaurant idea and do one thing well.
The BBQ ribs taste like they are baked in an oven. They are tough and do not "fall off the bone". There was a thick membrane on the bottom of the ribs that made them very hard to chew. Also, this restaurant does not have a smoker so I don't know how they can claim Smokehouse Ribs as there is no Smokehouse flavor at all. Very bland and disappointing. The BBQ sauces taste like grocery store bought sauces. The baked beans are just like Van Camps Port and Beans in a can. The menu is larger in the dining room so if you want to eat outside be prepared for a very limited menu. You cannot get the same items outside that are served in the dining room. Really silly I think. No offers to refill my soda drink. Overall, the place is very expensive for what you get. The dining room is very clean however and nice atmosphere but the food is seriously lacking. No plans to ever go there again.
Review by Frank and Dori, Pine Hill, NJ / Palm Coast, Fl
Review date: 1/26/2014
First time dining here and didn't expect anything more than the basic restaurant flavor for the dinners (bland thawed out frozen food with the only taste coming from the usual seasoning). I am not a "foodie". Sometimes I think I just eat out of habit, but this was one of the best dinners I can remember. Soup, salad to main course the food was great !! Everything we had seemed to have it's own unique taste...I have already recommended Sweet Waters to friends visiting next week. Definitely returning!!! ....Good location, Good service and Exceptional Food
Finally, what has been numerous different restaurants, will hopefully survive under the new ownership. Today 4 of us decided to have lunch at the "new" Sweetwater's Smokehouse and Grill in Flagler Beach and were pleasantly surprised. Because it was raining we ate in the inside dining room which was bright and welcoming. Our waitress (Lydia) was pleasant, efficient and attentive. We each ordered different selections (clam strip hoagie, broiled Atlantic Cod, Chicken sandwich and BBq chicken/ribs) from the somewhat limited lunch menu and enjoyed our food which was plentiful and presented nicely. Since the owners of this restaurant also own Tuscan Grille we ordered two desserts to share (coconut cake and lava cake)and weren't disappointed. When we left it had stopped raining so we walked around the outdoor dining area. What a change! They now have nice tables and comfortable chairs (replacing the picnic tables and benches) and instead of walking on sand, there's a beautiful wood deck. The covered pavilion that overlooks the intracoastal was also nicely updated and now has a much better atmosphere than previously. Good Job.