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Water’s Edge Bar & Grill

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

waters edgeHampton Roads boasts dozens of marinas for boaters in the Lower Chesapeake Bay.  For many, Salt Ponds Marina in Hampton, featuring the Water’s Edge Bar & Grill, continues to be a favorite. Rarely will you find a more relaxing and peaceful spot combined with enough good food and activities to keep the entire crew happy throughout your stay.

Salt Ponds Marina is three-and-a-half miles northwest of the Thimble Shoals Lighthouse. The channel is narrow but well-marked. Even at night, it’s easy to find with the beckoning of tall radio towers landward. Call ahead and be careful heading in as the channel is shallow and narrow at low tide.

Water’s Edge has a full-service bar, dining room, and outdoor seating on a balcony that overlooks the marina. A poolside tiki bar also offers the full menu, which is seafood-based. Appetizers range from a cup of creamy crab soup to homemade hushpuppies. Water’s Edge also has one of the best crab dips around. Don’t miss the seafood pizza piled with shrimp or crab and either a white garlic or marinara sauce.

There is something for everyone at the Water’s Edge. An extensive list of sandwiches and wraps includes classic BLTs, French dips, Reubens, tuna steak sandwiches, fish tacos, and buffalo chicken wraps.

The chefs are excellent and the staff will gladly accommodate dietary preferences — just ask. The pasta offerings may appeal to vegetarians and vegans; the grilled veggie wrap is also a good choice. Locally sourced fish are prepared to order in a variety of cooking styles such as blackened, fried, grilled, or jerk.

Diners can have a formal meal in the upstairs dining room overlooking the marina. But it’s also common for people to arrive in swimsuits and play volleyball in the pool while waiting for their meals.

Salt Ponds Marina has plenty of floating transient docks, fuel, a pump-out station, and a boaters’ lounge with coffee, maps, laundry, and Wi-Fi. To make reservations at the marina call 757-850-4300.

By Erik Speer

Water’s Edge Bar & Grill

1 Ivory Gull Crescent | Hampton, Virginia  | 757-864-0336



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