Thursday, June 16, 2016

Searching for the Best Waterfront Dining on the East Coast of Florida

One afternoon I wanted to take my daughter out to lunch. I was looking for somewhere fun on the water. After some searching, I couldn't find a good list of waterfront dining, so I decided to start one myself.

I was very excited to work with @VISITFLORIDA  on this and to search for some great waterfront dining on Florida's East Coast.

I first made my way up North to start in Melbourne Florida and ended my search in Palm Beach County. I hope you're hungry and ready for some nice waterfront views.

Grills Riverside ~ Melbourne Florida

The first thing you'll notice is how big this place is! A huge deck with a tiki bar and lots of outside seating. Plus the view:

Great view of the Pineda Causeway

Great view of the Pineda Causeway

There's another section named, Buoy deck, and if it's too hot outside, another bar and lots of seats are inside in the air conditioning.

You can also bring your boat!

You can also bring your boat!

As you can imagine, fresh seafood is abundant but the extensive menu has many choices for non-seafood eaters as well.

Since it was taco Tuesday on my visit, I ordered the chicken tacos and they were delicious. Some locals were telling me the fish tacos here are famous and the Yellow fin tuna is their biggest seller. ** The most ordered desert, fried cheesecake! **

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Opened in May 2010 

Breakfast 7am - 11am

Live Music

Vegetarian Dishes

6075 N US Hwy 1, Melbourne, FL 32940 ~ 321.242.8999

Citrus Grillhouse ~ Vero Beach Florida

Citrus Grillhouse is an award winning, American Bistro-Style Casual Seaside Restaurant with some incredible views of Vero Bech.

Executive Chef Scott Varricchio creates delicious comfort food using regionally grown produce, specialty meats and seafood with different specials daily.

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Local Favorite: Truffle Mac & Cheese

Lunch | Monday - Saturday - 11:30AM-2:00PM
Dinner | Daily from 5:00PM

1050 Easter Lily Lane
Vero Beach Florida 32963 ~ 772.234.4114

Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar ~ Stuart Florida

The first thing I must revel is that the Riverwalk Cafe in not on the waterfront BUT you can see water from the window...AND it was so nice and the food is so good, I had to include it!

Look, water!

Look, water!

A casual but elegant dining experience located in one of Downtown Stuart's most historic buildings.

A Beautiful water view just a few steps away

A Beautiful water view just a few steps away

The first thing you'll notice is the's small, seats about 50 people. But the history and ambiance is very nice! White table cloths cover the few intimate tables that rest on the original wooden floors from 1922. A dark wooden bar shows off the history off this great location. And on the Menu? Their famous Ahi tuna nachos, hog fish, prime steak and fresh oysters. I had a 1/2 dozen and they were great! The local favorite is their homemade Bread Pudding that chef Steve Feder changes every few days.

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Monday -Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday - Thursday
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.


201 SW St Lucie Ave, Stuart, FL 34994 ~ 772.221.1511

Pirate's Cove Resort & Marina ~ Stuart Florida

When you stop at Pirate's Cove (family owned and operated) you have many options: There's the Locals favorite restaurant upstairs, the Pirate's Loft. Great seafood and homemade deserts ** Godiva Chocolate Cake** and you have to try the famous She crab soup! Plus the view....

Live bands play on Friday and Saturday nights in the upstairs bar. There's another bar around the corner and the Tiki bar downstairs. And if that wasn't enough, they have a full service 50-slip marina and 50 renovated rooms. 

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Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am – 9:00pm

4307 SE Bayview St.
Stuart, FL 34997 ~ 772.287.2500

Frigate's Waterfront Bar & Grill ~ North Palm Beach

Located on the water in beautiful North Palm Beach you'll find some great food, nice employees and 22 Flat Screen TVs, plus an 80-inch HDTV at their outside Tiki Bar!

Here you will find lots of space, inside and out. I sat inside and ordered the famous fish tacos and for desert, Executive Chef Keith Vaughn made me some little Italian donuts called Zeppoles! 

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11:00am - 10:45pm

Friday & Saturday
11:00am - 11:45pm

9:00am -10:45pm

400 US Highway 1
North Palm Beach, FL 33408 ~ 561.855.7497

Sailfish Marina Resort ~ Palm Beach Shores Florida

Here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner right on the waterfront. Fresh local seafood including the local favorite, snapper vera cruz with delicious key lime pie for dessert.

You'll notice there's lots of roo inside and out. Inside you'll find the raw bar, lots of seating and huge aquarium. Outside you'll find this great view and a fabulous gift shop. Do you want to stay the night? They also have 32 rooms available right next to the marina.

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Open everyday 7:00am - 10:00pm

Breakfast Buffet on Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm

98 LAKE DRIVE, PALM BEACH SHORES FL 33404 ~ 561.844.1724

So there you go...a few great waterfront dining establishments. Please let me know your favorites in the comments.

Follow #LoveFL for more things to do and see here in my home state of Florida..

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of VISIT FLORIDA. The opinions and text are all mine.

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