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Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood Reviews List

Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood

Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille is a casual, comfortable restaurant and meeting place, featuring a polished service style and ambience. It is showcased by a Chef inspired American menu with a global edge. The open kitchen allows guests to take note of the culinary expertise in a front row seat. A streamlined, simplistic, yet profound mixture of martinis, drafts, and wines completes this creative food and beverage experience.

Rivals" interior ambience is driven by an edgy, classic rock soundtrack with a backdrop of sports action; presented on 32 individual high-definition plasma big screens. Large groups are encouraged with two private dining rooms, a semi private championship billiards room and a separated lounge and bar area.

The exterior exudes the calmness and relaxing atmosphere of the dockside with views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Docking for the mega yacht as well as for the casual sailor's ship is encouraged.
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37 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(37 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 37 reviews
5 stars
(12)
4 stars
(11)
3 stars
(10)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for outdoor dining(15)
  • scenic view(11)
  • good for groups(8)
  • great for lunch(8)
  • kid-friendly(5)
  • late-night find(4)
Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood Reviews List
Review 1 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Crystal was our server and she was excellent! Great personality and fun spirit! Cobb salad was very good."
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
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Review 2 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Review 3 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
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Review 4 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2002
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2002
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Review 5 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2010
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Review 6 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

post orange bowl

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"There was a large # of people due to the Orange Bowl and New Years Eve. We had made a reservation ahead of time and they were ready for us. Despite the crowd and chaos, service was good and we had an enjoyable evening."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 7 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Whatever sports bar

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"It's an average sports bar. If beer is all that you require, then it's fine. Food is quite atrocious. Fried stuff, it'll stay with you next day. Only in a pinch or if you belong to a rowdy group ganging on the tv for some big game.
We had a confused hostess but a good waiter. Careful on cocktails; they are cheap.
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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2006
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Review 8 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Post-Orange Bowl

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Went here after the Orange Bowl. Very busy. Lots of Clemson football parents at this restaurant and Clemson fans. Some Clemson football players Not many servers for NYE. But lots of TVs and great atmosphere to watch Bama vs Mich State game while celebrating our win! #ALLIN"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 9 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 10 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 12 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
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Review 13 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 14 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/18/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Nuce place, service not too attentive"
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2015
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Review 16 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 17 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 18 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/22/2015
 2004
Dined on 5/22/2015
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/22/2015
 2004
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Review 19 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/07/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/07/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/07/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 20 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/01/2015
 2014
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Review 21 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Solid choice if staying at the Diplomat

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The fish and chips were quite good, nice light crisp batter, and fresh fish. I was staying at the Diplomat and did not feel like going far for dinner. This was a good choice, good food. Nothing outstanding but nothing bad either."
Dined on 8/09/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 22 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good sports bar with great views

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was good for sports bar. Nice views of inlet and boats. Service was excellent"
Dined on 8/01/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 23 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2008
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Awesome food with a beautiful waterfront view"
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2008
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Review 24 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/04/2015
 2010
Dined on 7/04/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/04/2015
 2010
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 25 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/03/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/03/2015
 2015
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Review 26 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Can't believe it's part of the Diplomat hotel, although it's now Hilton I believe. The drinks were good, but the food was really bad. I ordered the fish and chips and ate just a quarter or it, so over fried and terribly oily, I had to peel the batter off. My husband ordered the fish sandwich - did not like it; ate it because he was hungry but nothing to come back for. They used to have grass fed burgers, guess what - no more. Are you kidding me, going backwards?? Bad idea."
Dined on 6/28/2015
 2011
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Review 27 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Good bar with water view

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is good place for couple drinks in a good company with comfort food. They have very nice water view which is perfect for late night dinner. If you want you can play at their pool table, but you also can share night with others at the spacious bar."
Dined on 4/24/2015
 2009
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 28 for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Amazing food and service! Best outdoor spot to dine in Hollywood."
Dined on 4/14/2015
 2008
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood
Based on the average of (9) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
3 out of 6 recommend this product
Food 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
Noise Level
2.6 / 3
Energetic