Vero Beach, a gem on Florida's Treasure Coast, is not only known for its pristine beaches, but also for its vibrant culinary scene. This city is a haven for food lovers, offering a diverse range of dining options that cater to all palates. From fresh seafood caught daily, to international cuisine and gourmet dining experiences, Vero Beach is a gastronomic delight. This article will guide you through the best restaurants in Vero Beach, each offering unique flavors and exceptional service. Whether you're a local or a tourist, prepare to embark on a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
Got take out twice this week from River Twist. The service is great. The food is outstanding! The 1st day we had the BLTE absolutely excellent comes with great sides. The next day, we had the chicken flat bread. Rivertwist It's a great little hideaway in Vero Beach beach. Excellent food, give them a try you will not be disappointed!
5 / 5
My first experience & I will definitely be back! I had the Shrimp Louie Salad & it came with a cup of their Cream Broccoli soup, I would never order that soup but theirs wasn’t heavy or thick & it was full of wonderful flavor! I highly recommend both! Chef Michael Amaral & family do a great job! Great & friendly staff & loved the decor & music too! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5 / 5
Had a wonderful date night. The food was amazing. 10/10 We will definitely go back.
5 / 5
My husband and I are blown away by the meals we just enjoyed. It was our first visit to this restaurant and it is our new favorite place! We are making it our go-to from now on. The service was great and the food was really, really incredible! How lucky we are to have a restaurant of this caliber in our small town. If you haven’t tried it, you must!!
5 / 5
I went in late and really would have liked to have more time to try the menu. I did get an ahi salad and a flatbread, both of which were delicious. I need to go again with more time to give a proper review.
5 / 5
Colorful diner with a tiki-hut motif & faux palms serving casual American fare, steaks & seafood.
This is a pretty busy restaurant thats attached to the Ocean Breeze Inn on the beach. They have indoor and outdoor seating areas with a bar. We sat inside and enjoyed looking out at the ocean. Food was very good. Live band playing. Beach vibe, on point! We also had breakfast here, no pics, and it was pretty good!
5 / 5
Hands down, one of the worst experiences we've had in the area... We were seated immediately in a not super busy, and not super well kept dining room shortly after the main dinner rush and eventually our server, Julia made her way over to see us. The first words out of her mouth were, "What can I get you?" Not "Hi" or "Hello" or any other greeting, not any welcoming of any kind... she wanted us to order our drinks, appetizer, and dinner all at the same time, because she figured we had enough time to look at the menu. It took over 15 minutes to bring over our sodas, and our appetizer never came, we canceled it because the dinner meals showed up before the appetizer arrived. The fries on both entrees were room temperature, I say both even though the fish sandwich my wife ordered is on the menu with chips. When asked about this, the waitress lies and says they come with fries, we show her the chips and ask for them, and she says she will get them for her. They never come because she never puts in the request for the chips. Overall, we were made to feel like a headache and unwanted the entire time we were there. Don't waste your time, or headache, there are just better and more welcoming places on the beach right there.
1 / 5
We’ve always went to the Jensen beach location, and decided to try the Vero location WOW! it didn’t disappoint! Thank you for the amazing food! The bloody Mary’s are pretty awesome too ;) sit outside! It’s worth it!
5 / 5
Had the fish and chips dinner and took half of it home. A generous portion of 2 large fried filets that had a nice crusty coating with a good flavor. Tried the key lime pie which was mellow tasting and very good. Served in an unusual cup cake style. See photo. Service was very good and they had to handle a gathering of 20 people and did a great job.
4 / 5
Came here for convenience as was staying at the Ocean Breeze Inn. Cool deco, very beach-y, and had a band playing steel drums when we arrived. Service was good, food was good but seemed overpriced compared to other places. Ordered the apple crisp for dessert and was told the pie is hot, so of course added the ice cream to go with it, but the pie was lukewarm at best and very mushy. Wide choice on the drinks menu. Plenty of staff ( not the customers to go with them, unfortunately). From my point of view it seemed that this is riding the wave of convenience, so largely depends on tourist customers rather than also accommodating to locals and repeat visitors as the menu and food quality is not necessarily matching the quality of some key servers. Worth a try but not much to draw me back again.
3 / 5
Bar & eatery at the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa pairing locally sourced coastal bites with ocean views.
To start, the staff was lovely greeting us and recognizing from my reservation request that we were celebrating an anniversary. Kudos.. Next our table outside by the fire pit was a request I had and it was honored.I was worried it was going to be a bit nippy out since the weather had changed on us. So that was just awesome. Jonathan our waiter was just amazing bringing us sparkling and wishing us a beautiful evening to celebrate. His recommendations were within our tastebuds delight. Starting with the wagyu carpaccio, and lobster bisque to warm me up .Yumm kudos to the chef. We had the Cowboy ribeye with whipped mashed potatoes and the red wine sauce. Absolutely delicious. Jonathan was just a wonderful waiter and made everything especially wonderful. We had a great Pinot noir and ended our meal by the fire pit with an flourless cake berries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Our experience at the Cobalt was exceptional thanks Jonathan. We shall return very soon. 💕
5 / 5
Great restaurant overlooking the beach and pool. The Turkeys BLT is probably the best one I have had. Great service and hotel.
5 / 5
Nina Awad Becklund
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pitcher of mimosa (pineapple) - what's more to say it's a pitcher of champagne and a glass 🥂 of juice 😆. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - hamburger with avocado ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Shrimp cocktail, sauce was perfect, I enjoyed the flavoring/spices added to the shrimp. I do wish it wasn't as tough but it's on par with most places. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - French toast, thing was huge, wife had no complaints. Now the real reason I'm posting this... Few days ago we are there and when I handed my credit card to pay I informed her of two issues I had with the meals. I expressed I was okay with it because stuff happens but I don't expect majority of their clientele to have the same reaction. I was left speechless... ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- Their was two unfortunate issues with my drinkware and salad that I had planned on sticking it to them on review. However the waitress talked to the manager and they compensated me for the entire table. I was shocked and could only muster out a thank you. I don't know that I've ever been taken care of so well, it's so rare for a manager to step in and do the right thing this day and age. I personally thank the waitress and management for how they handled the situation and I will make sure to visit more often because of the kind gesture I received.
5 / 5
This is a nice restaurant overall. We had breakfast there while staying at the resort. They pancakes were huge for kids, so if you have littles, sharing is ideal.
5 / 5
We were taking my in-laws out to lunch. We knew that it was expensive, but it didn’t matter, we wanted them to have a wonderful time. They cannot afford meals at this price point. We ordered and waited. It took quite some time for our food but the view made it bearable. 3 out of the 4 plates were wrong. My father in law received an egg on his burger that he didn’t want. My fries were on his plate as well. My mother in law ordered over easy eggs on her bagel with her salmon plate. The yolks were hard. I ordered a burger with no bun, an extra patty, 2 eggs and bacon. I received only 3 patties. They went retrieve our server. She went off to get things corrected. They returned after two of us were nearly finished with new eggs for my mother in law. Also, they returned with bacon and eggs for me, no new patties, which were cold by now. I was a bit shocked but I didn’t want things to take longer so I ate it. I figured the server would make some adjustments on the bill. She didn’t! I had to say something to her, she then removed $15 from my $160 total. Not even close to what should have been done. Terrible service. I would have been happy to spend $200 for good service and the orders arriving properly. The only positive was the view!
1 / 5
Cheerful, family-run Italian restaurant offering spins on steak, seafood & pasta, with ample wines.
See, this is a quiet little Italian place to check out. Great wine menu. The sauce in the steamed claims and cioppino were amazing…chocolate cake was great! Very nice selection of cocktails. The atmosphere was very cute. If you are in Vero Beach, come check it out!
4 / 5
A most fantastic dinner! The four of us ordered four different dishes and each was a masterful preparation and presentation of food. Our waiter, Donnie Z, was outstanding, providing honest opinions of items on the menu. That was very much appreciated and encourages us to make a return trip (an hour away). The two desserts - cannoli and ice cream - were wonderful, as well. We ate outside in the covered dining area… great atmosphere and quiet. This is definitely a restaurant we will come to during our stays in the area. Compliments go to the chef, the wait staff, and management for running a top quality restaurant.
5 / 5
Delicious! So amazingly good. If you want actual authentic Italian, this is the place to go. I went with my boyfriend and I had the beggars purse on a whim based on the recommendation of our incredible server and it did not disappoint. It’s a must try place if you’re in town and looking for a yummy bite!
5 / 5
We always enjoy dining here. It’s one of the more reliable and consistently good options in Vero. Relaxed atmosphere and great food. Excellent drinks and desserts,too We prefer the inside dining room to the outside,due to humidity and temperature
4 / 5
I came down to Vero Beach for business travel & arrived for a late dinner. Luckily they were still serving. I had a great solo dinner. This may seem silly but they have the absolute best bread & olive oil starter of any Italian restaurant I have ever been in. Price was reasonable.
5 / 5
Burgers, sandwiches & other American eats are served at this homey spot with airport runway views.
I Finally had the opportunity to try C.J. Cannon's on the Vero Beach Municipal Airport property. What a great place for the entire family. Lot's of aviation memorabilia, as close to the ramp as you cane get without having an aircraft. The service was excellent and friendly. I had breakfast, and wasn't disappointed. I ordered my eggs and bacon well done so don't get excited when you see the photo of my breakfast. I will definitely try the lunch menu on my next visit. I highly recommend C.J. Cannon's when in the Vero Beach area.
5 / 5
Breakfast fare in a diner on Sundays only, every other days they have lunch & dinner also. We were there on Sunday and the food and service were both great. You can expect a wait during busy times but we think it’s worth it. We split a salmon eggs Benedict and it was delicious! We will be back. If you fly I you have to exit the ramp via the fbo and walk 20 yards to the restaurant. No parking or ramp fee if you go to the restaurant!
5 / 5
Perfect Cole slaw and Mac n cheese. Both were creamy and flavorful. Clam strips were more like crumbles. Maybe they were from the bottom of the bag? Turkey club was excellent. House wine was good. Atmosphere is really fun and funky. Great, friendly service. We'll be back!
5 / 5
Great experience all around, first time here. Waited about 10 minutes to seat, Saturday at 11:30ish. Great view of the GA ramp with great food and service. Really good Philly cheesesteak, country fried chicken, and flaky biscuits. Will definitely return!
5 / 5
UPDATE: November 2 came to eat lunch. Dad had liver and onions. I had the coconut shrimp. And again forgot to take photos of the food. And I forgot to take pics of the food. It had been awhile since I had eaten there. My dad had the blt, I had breakfast casserole. But I did take some photos of inside the resturant
5 / 5
Intimate restaurant with a high-end menu featuring local seafood & produce, plus a tasting menu.
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our dinner from start to finish. Anastasia was an amazing waitress, extremely professional and friendly. We had the lobster bisque and specialty beet and blueberry salad to start. Delicious! We had the grouper and the peppercorn steak for our entrees and nothing was left on our plates. The salted caramel crème brûlée was the perfect finish for our experience. We will definitely be back!
5 / 5
absolutely amazing food and just as amazing service! my boyfriend and I came in for homecoming dinner and were pleasantly surprised. worth every penny 😊
5 / 5
Just had a bad experience, coming with my todler 10 mins before opening and a rude lady at the entrance said they were fully booked without space for walk-in not even giving us the option to sit at the bar, even though all tables were empty there was a customer sitting at the bar waiting too. Very poor planing from the manager part of this restaurant. Unpleasant and rude, not coming back. I just walked next door to Pomodoro Grill and had a really good dinner there without any service issues. My previous google review Probably the best restaurant in the area. Excellent food including their pan seared crab cakes for 20, macadamia nut crusted snapper for 38, herb crusted chicken saltimboca for 32. They also had an excellent duck pasta with mushrooms. At last their dessert with bread pudding with icecream was great.
3 / 5
My wife and I had a lovely dinner here and we really enjoyed our entire experience. Great cocktails, service, apps, and main course. Didn't save room for dessert but we'll be back! The Pompano was incredible and the steak one of the best i've had in a long time. Great experience all around. Thank you for a great time!
5 / 5
One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Everything was on point, from the friendly and welcoming service to the delicious food. Absolutely worth your time. Will be sure to return.
5 / 5
Fine American fare & wine in elegant digs with an upstairs piano bar at the Caribbean Court Hotel.
This charming restaurant has the ability to transport you to a Caribbean Island as you dine in the garden surrounded by lush trees and flowering plants. The lunch menu was fantastic. We enjoyed delicious sandwiches and salads followed by exquisite dessert crepes and cappuccinos.
5 / 5
Overall a wonderful dining experience. All dishes were delectable and the ambiance was perfect. The only negative thing I can say is that within minutes of being seated, we were told by the waiter we had to be done by a certain time so the next reservation was able to be seated, which left us checking the time more than enjoying. If there is a time limit on tables it should definitely be part of the booking process. If not for that one comment, it would have been a perfect evening.
5 / 5
I just want to share my experience as a new Vero Beach resident with one of the local restaurants. My partner and I just bought a home here in Vero earlier this year and we love it here and have been excited to try out all the new places Vero has to offer. Last night we went on a date night to Maison Martinique and it left a real impression. The food, service, and staff were beyond expectations. I wish I had pictures to show but we were too focused on eating. Suffice to say the food was not only delicious but also beautifully plated and a lot more modern than I admit I was expecting. We had grilled artichokes and octopus with potatoes to start and the wild mushroom risotto and one of the many daily specials, a wild boar stew over polenta, as our mains - plus orange cake for dessert. We both tried some of everything and they were all prepared expertly and were just plain delicious. The octopus dish was the best I've personally had in a few years and we order it anytime we find it on a menu. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful and who I assume is the manager came and chatted with us as well. My partner and I dine out frequently, it's essentially one of our hobbies, and the comfortable and friendly atmosphere combined with the outrageously spot-on food really made an impression on me. Now I will say, the bill wasn't anything to laugh at but we felt it genuinely reflected the quality of food and service we received, and while we may not be able to afford to eat there on a regular basis I think it will definitely be at the top of our list for those special events that deserve a fancy meal. I don't normally leave public reviews like this but I felt like they really deserved it and I was a little shocked, especially after trying the food, to see our dining room practically empty on a Friday night. Maybe there are other dining areas we were unable to see that had more people but I can't stand the idea of such a local gem to go unappreciated.
5 / 5
Mason Martinique Wow! Have we been missing some great meals! This past Thursday I noticed in 32963 (that’s our island weekly newspaper), Mason Martinique was having a Bouillabaisse Night On Wednesday’s. I decided after many years of not going there it was time to give it a try one more time. Years ago we were regulars when Chef Yannick Martin opened it and then years later when he and his wife Val returned for a brief run. This past Wednesday evening I paid a return visit. We were totally blown away. There was a nice warm greeting upon arrival. Then, into that great Dining Room. The beautiful dining room felt friendly and inviting. Great memories from many wonderful evenings in the past resurfaced. The only thing missing was that fabulous chandelier in the center of the ceiling. The good news is, it still exists. The restaurant owner, Colleen is in the process of donating it back to the Boston Music Hall from whence it came. Savanah , our server, we later discovered was on her first night serving on her own. She was professional efficient and most helpful. As you no doubt know, Bouillabaisse is a meal in it’s self. Lot’s of Seafood, potatoes, leeks , and saffron. No need for an appetizer to detract from the main event. The Bouillabaisse was excellent! I was expecting it to be good, but not this good. All the seafood was perfectly prepared. The potatoes still had nice texture. Yes, and the saffron was definitely spiking the broth. I must say this, is this best Bouillabaisse I have had since France, 10 years ago. But wait, there’s more, not that we needed another morsel. The Bread-pudding had to be sampled! Once again it was better than we were imagining. It was moist, warm with lots raisins an cinnamon and overwhelming with flavors. The small scoop of ice cream on top was the piece de resistance. Tonight we were definitely in a “Vero Beach 5 star restaurant”. Great ambiance, excellent service and fantastic food. Mason Martinique is back on our dining list!
5 / 5
Incredible! The food here is absolutely top notch, classy, flavorful. Chef definitely knows his way around the kitchen. Colleen runs the front of house and does an incredible job. All the staff is very attentive and friendly. I can't say enough good things about this place. The atmosphere is really great, quiet,and classy. All in all this is our favorite go to. Highly recommend.
5 / 5