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Waves - 16 Reviews - 24223 Jefferson Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080-1521, Saint Clair Shores, MI - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (586) 773-3279

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24223 Jefferson Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080-1521
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
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Waves - Saint Clair Shores, MI
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Waves - Saint Clair Shores, MI
Waves - Saint Clair Shores, MI
Waves - Saint Clair Shores, MI
Waves - Saint Clair Shores, MI
Waves - Saint Clair Shores, MI
Waves - Saint Clair Shores, MI

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Best

had a party for 25 people on a friday the food and service was the best would recommend this place to everyone our server was danielle she was great and the food was outstanding t...

Worst

First came the appetizer, Calamari. I have to tell you I'm accustomed to the lightly breaded fried Calamari served with a dipping sauce on the side. However, at this restaurant th...

Overpriced, Terrible Food, Excellent Wait Staff 4/4/2011

First came the appetizer, Calamari. I have to tell you I'm accustomed to the lightly breaded fried Calamari served with a dipping sauce on the side. However, at this restaurant they served the fried squid in a plate of tomatoes, capers, lemon juice and herbs. This was an okay appetizer at best. Too much lemon, under-fried squid, and soggy from having been served in-sauce. I order the fried catfish with a side of redskin potatoes. The fish was way over-breaded and also overcooked. It had absolutely zero flavor and was inedible unless dipped in the tartar sauce. The redskin potatoes were seasoned (very lightly) with chopped parsley, and nothing else. Probably just microwaved the potatoes and served them. My wife ordered the vegetarian pasta and ate only a few bites. It was too salty and the noodles were overcooked. For dessert we had the ""Chocolate Nemesis"". A cake made with three layers of chocolate. This was somehow bland and lacked the rich chocolate flavor you would expect . On a positive note this was the only dished served with any sense of presentation. All the other dishes were very thrown together. Add a coffee and diet coke and the bill came to $52. The only thing worth paying for was the wait staff. She was very courteous and had a positive demeanor. She made great suggestions and was genuinely working to make us happy. Unfortunately this is not enough for a restaurant to survive. We will not be returning. more

Great Food;nice""island""atmosphere,friendly staff!!! 9/8/2010

I visit my aunt in St. Clair Shores,Mi. about every 3 to 6 weeks and we always go to Waves for either lunch or dinner. We have always had very good food; whether it be a pasta meal or a seafood meal or a steak meal; it has always been WONDERFUL. The staff are pleasant and very friendly. I will say that, on occasion, our waitress(server) was busy with another table; but we have never had a time that someone else that works there won't answer our question or maybe give us more water. I would reccomend WAVES to anyone; my experiences there have always been GREAT. And the only reason I don't give them 5 stars is there may be room for improvement. Keep up the great job and both my aunt and myself hope you'se never leave!!! more

LOUSY FOOD FOR THE MONEY 2/3/2009

WENT TO WAVES ON 02/04/09 TO CELEBRATE MY DAUGHTER'S RETURN HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN. THE WAITRESS WAS FRIENDLY AND STEERED US AWAY FROM A COUPLE OF DINNER CHOICES WE WERE CONTEMPLATING. THERE WERE 5 IN OUR PARTY AND WE ORDERED 5 DIFFERENT DINNERS. ALL WERE MEDIOCRE, TO SAY THE LEAST. FROM THE LUKE WARM SHRIMP, TO THE OVER COOKED CHEWY TALAPIA, TO THE TASTELESS SCALLOPS. THE DIRTY RICE SHOULD BE RE-NAMED ""DRY TASTELESS RICE"". IT WAS MY DAUGHTERS CHOICE TO GO THERE.....WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING...EVER! Pros: COLD BEER Cons: THE FOOD more

Your Horrible Customer Service 1/26/2009

Upon ordering King Crab Legs at your restaurant and being unhappy with what was received. I asked for... more

Your Horrible Customer Service 1/26/2009

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Upon ordering King Crab Legs at your restaurant and being unhappy with what was received. I asked for something else. Waitress and Manager refuse... more

Good Value - Good Food 11/13/2008

The food is great. Very good fish dinners. I've eaten here many times. Also, if you sit at the bar they have $1 pints of beer all the time, which adds to the value. The bad parts are that the bar is kind of smoking, and sometimes they play loud rap music, which is very annoying. In fact, I've walked in, and walked out disappointed, because of the loud rap music. Pros: Good Food, Good Price, Nice Atmosphere Cons: Sometimes they play loud rap music, so you have to catch dinner somewhere else more

couldn't wait to leave 10/11/2008

Hard to get service. Very tight small dance area and just being inside the club, which made it hard to get drinks and such. And creepy older people there, which is odd to see that drastic of a mixture of ages. more

this place is awesome 10/2/2008

had a party for 25 people on a friday the food and service was the best would recommend this place to everyone our server was danielle she was great and the food was outstanding this place has become one of our favorite places on the nautical mile . to bad you could,nt pick this place up and put it on top of jacks waterfront so they could be on the lake.already booked another party for December.the dj tommy holiday was alot of fun too. more

The worst overly rated restaurant in St. Clair Shores 8/17/2008

Oh you don't want to even try this place. My family of ten went there last night and what was supposed to be a celebration turned out to be a total disaster. Our waitress was so inept. Didn't bring water when we asked and never brought it throughout the meal. She had no problem bringing us cocktails though. Waves special salad was a joke. Lettuce,nuts and cheese with a sickly sweet dressing. That was our only choice. No other dressings available. My perch was awful over breaded and tasteless. My wife and cousin ordered the $18.99 ribeye steak. They complained about the meat to our waitress and she ignored them. When told a second time she took the steak away and brought my wife a free appetizer coupon. That was adding insult to injury. My wife was furious. She asked to speak to the manger and no one knew his name. How can these people be in business? As I was about to get in the car the waitress ran out to say the manager was in front and I could talk to him. Hmmmmmmm! He looked like a kid and just said I'm sorry you were so unhappy. Oh, I forgot to mention. We had two checks for two parties of five and the waitress had the gall to add her tip of $20.00, of which we still paid. What a shame. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your money. Pros: The magician was adorable Cons: The meal,service and management were deplorable. more

Best place to go on the nautical mile 8/3/2007

This has to be the best place they have great food, great service and a good time all in one place. I went their on a tuesday when they have half off martini's they excellent. The band they have rocks!!! I had a great time I will definately go back. Pros: met alot of new friend Cons: crowed more

Avoid this place! 4/26/2007

Went last night for the first time in years, the band was terrible and the crowd was trash. Don't spend your money here, someone needs to pick this bar up and dump it into a trailer park somewhere, that's where it belongs. Probably won't be in business much longer though, dangerous crowd, I walked in on the bald headed bouncer doing lines with the band in the bathroom, also noticed some of the patrons carrying weapons, nice place, yea right. more

Fun atmosphere 5/18/2006

Great atmosphere, and awesome food! Service can be slow at times, but they are very nice and always seem to be happy to help you! Love going for a nice little dinner, or just a good relaxing night out on the town. If you want to go somewhere tropical, but can't afford to go to Hawaii or the Carribean, head on over to Waves! Pros: Great Food, Live Music, Great Atmosphere Cons: sometimes slow more

Poor Service, Unprofessional Staff/Management 11/14/2005

As get-together site, Waves is convenient (proximity). Biggest draw is $1 drafts, but be prepared to wait up to 10-15 minutes for refill. Bartending staff are obviously not professionals/are inattentive, making a ""Valium"" effort to wait on customers. They're lacksadaisical/inefficient (walking as many as 6-7 times past a row of empy glasses on the bar). Some are blatantly rude, disrespectful (one person actually stating ""I've the right to ignore you"".... her problem not being in her perceived ""right"" but in the poor judgment of actually stating this opinion to the customer's face). Worse, the night manager, rather than addressing this unprofessionalism, suggested if I didn't feel welcome, I shouldn't come to Waves. And what was my ""crime""? I was told my $12 tab (dinner) wasn't big enough to justify being waited on. There are a few able staff members, but for most part, professionalism, proper etiquette are sorely absent. Pros: Atmosphere, Proximity Cons: Inattentive Service, Unprofessionalism, Rudeness more

I LOVE WAVES 7/18/2005

MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IS BY FAR WAVES. THE FOOD IS AWESOME! IT IS A FUN PLACE TO GO DURING THE DAY AND AT NIGHT. THERE IS LIVE HULA DANCERS THAT DANCE ALL AROUND THE RESTAURANT. I LOVE WAVES! Pros: FUN, INEXPENSIVE, FOOD IS GOOD Cons: SLOW TO BE SAT more

HOW TO LOSE CUSTOMERS 9/15/2003

went to Waves for the first time on September 13th, 2003 with my daughter and my girlfriend . I attempted to pay with a AAA Visa gift card,the waitress returned and said the card had been declined, when I asked to speak to the manager( this was impossible) a manager came to my table and told me that their system would not accept my kind of card. I asked him to call Merchant Card Services, another manager came to my table and told me that my card wasn't good because it was an incentive card good only for catalog merchandise(false) asked her to call card services as the card was valid and good at any place that accepts Visa she said that she had and it wasn't good. I called after returning home and of course they hadn't called and my card was valid,they just didn't do the charge correctly Pros: food Cons: no customer service more

Hawaii on the lake 10/7/2002

If you don't take the food offerings too seriously, you can have a great time at Waves. The menu is vast, and runs the price range from inexpensive to stratospheric. All the offerings are Island oriented so the predominent taste is sweet/tart. I've grown very fond of their Ybor City Cuban Sandwich, a meal in itself. This gem is a combination of pork tenderloin, salami, greens with an island sauce served in authentic Cuban bread. Delicious. The place is made to be a light-hearted experience so be prepared to go with the flow. Pros: Unique, Fun, Full Bar Cons: Indifferent service more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Get comfortable under a thatched roof in the dining room or perch at the bar for a casual bite. Soft lighting and island-theme murals add local color, and service is leisurely...

  • 5/15/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Daily, 11am - 2am
  • Payments:

    Cash, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover
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