Whiskeys on the Water

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$30 and under
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American
Whiskeys is a place for people to gather and enjoy great drinks and fantastic food.
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GR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner for my family. The food was awesome. The staff was very personable and took care to make sure our dinners were to our liking. We will be back very soon!

n
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service. This is an energetic, loud atmosphere which is good for casual dining. It is probably not what you are looking for if you want a quiet or romantic dinner.

B
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and appetizers.

S
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We love it there, especially in the summer. Took some friends there, it was their first time and they really liked it. It's nice to see the business so good but the noise level was overwhelming, we couldn't even talk to one another.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and drinks, a little too loud for conversation..

GI
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The only thing negative I would say is that the noise level is very high due to the open ceiling. Even before it got crowded, it was hard to hear people at your own table due to the overwhelming echo of voices from all over. I would suggest some type of acoustic absorbers in the ceiling to help this.

K
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food at a great price. Nice selection of spirits. Friendly staff.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flew in for a visit with my sons.

M
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We knew they had a bar element, but it was so loud that it was difficult to have a conversation...to top that off we were at the last table by the kitchen. A pony or partial wall would be helpful to muffle some of the sound involved in the dishes being dropped into the bins. We were disappointed that a dish we saw on the online menu wasn’t available in the current menu.

KP
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were huge groups already seated upstairs when we arrived, so I had (unvoiced) concerns that we may be in for a long wait in terms of ordering/receiving our meal. Pleasantly surprised when our server came over almost immediately to get our drink order and was attentive throughout the time we were there, despite the crowd.

j
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was ok, we were there a few years back and it was nice but kind of disappointing this time around. We live in Plymouth and I am not sure that we will drive that distance again to go there We asked for crushed red pepper for chili and never got it. Service was slow, food was just ok. My fish and chips was very greasy, my husband said his hamburger was over cooked. The setting is nice but there needs to be some improvements.

M
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

This felt like a chain restaurant. Nothing super great but not bad either. I had to order three different beers because each one I choose, they were out of. It was a bit frustrating. Why have something on the menu if you don't have it. At least inform the waitstaff so I'm not ordering and then being told no multiple times. I wouldn't make it a point to go back.

k
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We made last minute reservation for my daughters birthday but was not busy at all. Staff was very friendly and helpful to accomidate six of us. Moved tables etc. Our waitress was nice, seemed distracted at first, did not take beverage order until I asked when we placed food order but she did ok. Followed up with us, provided us a lighter to light candles on daughters cupcakes lol. Then checked back etc. So overall she did good.
Every one said there food was good. I ordered fish and chips and was really disappointed. It was average at best and I personally did not like the tarter sauce. Had weird taste to it. Had better fish a lot of other places. And only got two average to small pieces. But overall nice place, will come back again. Thank you

CA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I thought the restaurant was good and well priced, however, service was a little slow and the meal that was recommended (blackened chicken wrap) was incredibly chewy, overall we had a good experience

N
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice atmosphere. Need more drink variety for those that do not like beer or liquor. Perhaps some wine coolers or spiked seltzer.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Nice menu selection. Good food. Good beer. Very loud inside though. Next time we'll opt for the patio seating. Even though it is next to the street, it's still quieter than inside!

NV
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

5 of us enjoyed our dinners. Sirloin steak every tender and tasty. Seasoned well. Two had hamburgers that were very good. The ahi tuna is my daughters favorite here. Recommend this place for sure.

GR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, setting, and staff. I can honestly say that their chili was the best I've ever had in a restaurant. I dig the patio section!

PG
Chicago
150 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great sandwich choices and drink menu

OT
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience

LP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for a party, just dining out, or drinks with friends. Kid friendly, and there's a lot of variety on the menu!👍😎 I had the whiskey salmon and was impressed with the flavor, it was cooked to perfection. My first time here... I'll be back 🙂 Highly recommend! The server, Erica, was great!

RG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Good service. A nice atmosphere but it is a bit pricey.

F
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My open table reservation didn’t work on the restaurants end so that was a bummer waiting on a table for a party of 8 on father’s day. But the food was good and the drink bar was awesome! Our server was super nice!

BW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The chicken was tough in my salad and my Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich. Everything else was amazing. Thank you

MA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Waitress spilled drink and didn't apologize or help clean up.

Drinks and food were overpriced for the quality.

AS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Food is great, staff is great and friendly!

AJ
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time going to Whiskeys on the Water. My wife and I loved the food. Restaurant was very nice. Are waitress was Kelsey and she was great.

JS
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose this restaurant/bar for somewhere different to try since we have heard so much about it. Wow, so much fun! The food was really good and the service fantastic. The manager even came to our table and asked if we were enjoying our food and experience. Great time!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious

SL
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful rustic vibe and great food would recommend to anyone.

JB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

We were a family with children. They sat us between a bachelorette party and a surprise party. My children saw some adult items/foods that they should not have.
We were charged $10 for a small alcoholic drink. Anywhere else it would have been $5. Our food arrived cold. We would have complained but the server didn’t come back until she had our check. By that time we just wanted to get out of there. We will not be going back.

IB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All 4 in our group have eaten here before and have always had a good experience. Our server was friendly and attentive and the food was good and reasonably priced. It does tend to be noisy with the wood /brick decor unable to absorb the sound. WOTW will remain in our dining rotation!

DG
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only had cocktails and an appetizer. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. the atmosphere was cool. Would have been nice to have a whiskey list at a place called Whiskeys on the Water.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food service was good loud down stairs

OT
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a great spot for a lunch date. Our server was great and gave good recommendations for our meals and dessert. The whiskey salmon was great! We will certainly be back to this place.

AD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was our first time visiting and we really weren't impressed. I tried booking a table online and it said the restaurant was offline. I called the restaurant and was told that I couldn't make a same day reservation. The hostess was not pleasant on the phone. I decided to try online again and it worked this time. Hmm.
After getting to the restaurant I ordered a drink that I saw on there online menu. I was told that they didn't have that. I said it's a mixed drink you have listed on your website. She said that the website hasn't been updated in a long time, but she would ask the bartender. I got my drink. The food was acceptable, but not worth the price.
We asked for a whiskey menu and were given one that the waitress said was super outdated. There were bottles on the shelf not listed and one's listed we were told they no longer have.
All in all it was not a great experience. Food was mediocre and drinks were all right, but neither were worth the prices charged. It's really not hard to keep up with your website in this day and age and it's highly recommended. Also, keeping up with the whiskey menu when claiming to be a whiskey bar seems like it should be common sense.
I think they have the potential to be a pretty great place, but I know that our group won't be back anytime soon.

FM
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a perfect casual great dinner. Everyone was friendly, food was great and prices were good.

AB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had wonderful experience at Whiskey's on the Water. Plan on going there again

TL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We LOVE Whiskeys. We live near by and have been there for Mothers Day brunch, dinner, drinks regular week night dinner,even late night after too many other kitchens are closed we had a quesadilla and it was SUPER delish!! It's always a great place to be. The staff is awesome and the food and drinks are great too!

DT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good and the service was great. I like a server that regularly checks in to see if you need anything. Reservations are a must on the weekends as it's busy. It is quite noisy, but the lively atmosphere is what it's all about, especially for the younger crowd.