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BEST IN VERO BEACH: Restaurants, Bars & Live Music

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

Are you looking for breakfast or brunch? Do you want a waterfront restaurant? How about Italian, Greek or Mediterranean food? Do you have a date night or special occasion coming up, and you need help deciding where to go? Does live music strike your fancy? Are you searching for the best pizza or maybe you just want some drinks at a local bar? We have Vero Beach's answers to all of these questions and many more!



Restaurants on the water

Diners, Breakfast and Brunch Restaurants

Seafood Restaurants

Italian Food & Pizza

Vero Beach live music venues

Sports bars & pubs

Dog friendly restaurants and bars

Date night restaurants & Special Occasion

Vero Beach Steakhouses

Lunch places to eat

Mediterranean and Greek Food


A guide to Vero Beach restaurants, bars and entertainment including breakfast and brunch, waterfront dining, seafood restaurants, steakhouses, top Italian, Mexican & Mediterranean food, live music and much more!



Cobalt Restaurant

3500 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963

(772) 469-1060

Facebook Description: "Oceanside American grill, focusing on fresh steaks, seafood and local farm raised ingredients."


Heaton's Vero Beach

3500 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963

(772) 231-5666

Facebook Description: "Heaton's Vero Beach is an American Seafood Grill offering the finest in al fresco oceanfront dining with the best views in Vero Beach."


Mr. Manatee's Casual Grille

30 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach, FL 32960

(772) 569-9151

Facebook Description: "Stop by for a tropical concoction and a great meal with a relaxing island atmosphere! Make sure to say “hi” to Woodrow, the resident manatee!"


Mulligan's Beach House - Vero Beach

1025 Beachland Blvd. Vero Beach, FL 32963

(772) 492-6744


Ocean Grill Vero Beach, FL

1050 Beachland Blvd Vero Beach, FL 32963

(772) 231-5409Facebook Description: "Reservations by phone only. Vero's oldest restaurant with award-winning wine list, consistent delectable food and an incredible view."

Seafood Restaurant · American Restaurant · Gift Shop


Riverside Cafe3341 Bridge Plaza Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963(772) 234-5550Facebook Description: "Awesome food, happy hour daily, beautiful sunsets on the river."Bar & Grill


The Crab Stop Seafood Bar & Grill II89 Royal Palm Pt Vero Beach, FL 32960(772) 257-5221Facebook Description: "Get your taste buds ready for the Best Garlic Crabs in Town!"Seafood Restaurant · Cocktail Bar


Waldo's Restaurant & Bar

3150 Ocean Dr Vero Beach, FL 32963

(772) 231-7091

Facebook Description: "Waldo's has been called "the last great American hangout." Built in 1937, Waldo's offers diners seating both inside or outside with a view of the ocean. Entertainment is offered. Bar hours extended to 11:30 p.m. nightly, 12:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

What began in 1937 as a kitchen in the Sexton family’s beach house evolved by 1947 into the beachfront restaurant named after Waldo Sexton.

Like other Sexton-built properties, the airy and open Waldo’s restaurant is paneled in wormwood and decorated with objects d’ architecture – wrought-iron grates and gates, hundreds of sometimes quirky, hand-painted tiles, found objects, collections and bells from ships and other modes of transportation.

“Everything is like his wife told him to clean out the garage and it ended up here, but it’s not messy; it’s quaint and welcoming. Waldo used to take off with his pickup truck and come back a few days later with it full of architectural pieces he would find all over,” says Jean Radlet, manager of The Driftwood Resort, where Waldo’s is located.

When the family began renting guest rooms as The Breezeway, the area lacked restaurants. Waldo’s wife, Elsebeth, cooked for guests from her family kitchen. When the existing restaurant was built in 1947, guests dined together at 25-foot-long tables, reminiscent of roadside inns from the time when the United States was being settled.

If you asked where he got them, even he might not remember, Radlet says. In an old Waldo’s menu, the author hinted that you might see the ghosts of Amazon tribesmen or Sir Henry Morgan. But you might certainly see a few celebrities from the era. Pilot Eddie Rickenbacher, conductor Leopold Stokowski, author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt were among the more famous guests."


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Riverside Cafe - brunch on the water with unlimited mimosas!

3341 Bridge Plaza Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963

(772) 234-5550

Facebook description: Awesome food, happy hour daily, beautiful sunsets on the river...


The Green Marlin Restaurant and Raw Bar - Bottomless mimosas available!

1475 US 1 Vero Beach, FL 32960

(772) 999-5248

Facebook description: The Green Marlin Restaurant and Raw Bar serves up high-end seafood in a casual, Irish pub atmosphere. Join us for happy hour today!


Cobalt Restaurant - waterfront brunch restaurant!

3500 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963

(772) 469-1060 Facebook description: Oceanside American grill, focusing on fresh steaks, seafood and local farm raised ingredients.


Ono Luau - Offers bottomless mimosas

2045 13th Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32960

(772) 999-2657

Facebook description: Our mission is to provide an authentic island cuisine with trending twists, healthy fresh ingredients and a local Aloha!


First Watch

500 21st Street Vero Beach, FL 32960

(772) 807-3447

Facebook description: First Watch is an award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch favorite that specializes in both traditional and innovative creations all freshly prepared to order.


Baci Trattoria

1918 14th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32960

(772) 794-4747

Facebook description: Everything you see I owe to spaghetti...Sophia Loren


The Wave Kitchen & Bar @ Costa d'Este - Waterfront and Offers bottomless mimosas

3244 Ocean Dr Vero Beach, FL 32963