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Top Choice Seafood in Vero Beach

Riverside Café

This casual, waterfront eatery and dock sits right on the Indian River Lagoon, with incredible sunset views and tuna nachos so good some folks have considered purchasing second homes nearby. Okay, not really, but ma…
Top Choice Museum in Vero Beach

Vero Beach Museum of Art

With changing fine-art exhibitions and regular outdoor jazz concerts, this sleek, white museum in Riverside Park could easily hold its own against any big-city heavy hitter. Look for signs on Hwy A1A.
Modern American in Vero Beach

Tides

This is the hottest fine dining around, with New American and Floridian cuisine spiced up with French, Caribbean, Southern and Latin flair, plus an award-winning wine list with a perfect pair for any dish. The seafo…
Gardens in Vero Beach

McKee Botanical Gardens

In Vero's early-1920s tourist heyday, Waldo Sexton (of the eponymous Waldo's) and Arthur McKee joined forces to open the 80-acre McKee Jungle Gardens, which delighted visitors for decades until Disney stole the show…
Wine Bar in Vero Beach

Grind + Grape

Coffee shop by day, wine bar by night, this place is super cool no matter when you show up. Proving you can never have too many good things under one roof, they've got cold-brew coffee, a vast tequila selection, del…
Nature Reserve in Vero Beach

Environmental Learning Center

This 64-acre reserve, dedicated to educating folks about the fragile environment of the Indian River estuary, offers hands-on displays and a boardwalk through the mangroves. Check the website for details on EcoVentu…
Pub in Vero Beach

Kilted Mermaid

Do as they say and 'drink outside the box' at this raucous local pub that serves over 80 craft and imported beers. Then order charcuterie or fondue (cheese or chocolate!) to keep the party going. There's an open mik…
French in Vero Beach

Maison Martinique

Maison Martinique recently ditched its French roots and began offering American cuisine, while maintaining its first-rate service and intimate surrounds. On warm evenings, eat by the little pool; for something more …
Cafe in Vero Beach

Barefoot Cafe

Although it doesn't have a beachside location, this laid-back deli is a surf shack in its soul. Sandwiches, salads and wraps (the most popular of which is the Tuscan wrap) are homemade daily. There's seating inside …
Seafood in Vero Beach

Waldo's

Built out of driftwood by pioneering Vero settler Waldo Sexton in 1935, this is a Vero Beach institution for dinner and music for everyone (from 9pm). Eat blackened mahimahi wraps on the deck overlooking the ocean o…