Best Seafood Places along Florida's Treasure Coast

Who doesn’t love delicious Treasure Coast seafood? If you’re planning a visit, read on to find out where the locals go for the best Port St. Lucie seafood. And along the way, learn about other Treasure Coast attractions you won’t want to miss.


Tin Fish Restaurant in Port St. Lucie

Topping our list for the best Treasure Coast seafood is the Tin Fish. Awarded the Certificate of Excellence Winner in 2015 - 2019 by TripAdvisor, this is a popular spot for both visitors and residents of the Treasure Coast. You can't go wrong dining here for lunch or dinner. It's known for fresh seafood, a relaxed beachy vibe, a casual atmosphere, lots of seating, and friendly staff.


Some of the favorite items on the menu are:

  • Famous Crab Cakes - These crab cakes are some of the best Port St Lucie seafood.
  • Spicy Shrimp Appetizers - You'll enjoy just the right amount of spice.
  • Coconut Shrimp - Lightly breaded and cooked to perfection.
  • Seafood Combo - Packed with jumbo shrimp, tender calamari, and fresh fish.
  • Coleslaw - Freshly made light and crisp and not too heavy on the sauce. 
  • Clam Chowder - Considered the best in all of the Treasure Coast restaurants.
  • Grouper Sandwich - You can't visit Port St. Lucie without eating a grouper sandwich.
  • Shrimp or Blackened Mahi Tacos - If you love fish tacos, try these for lunch or dinner.


Once you've had some delicious Port St. Lucie seafood, check out a few Treasure Coast Attractions nearby. We suggest Savannas Preserve State Park, where you can take a relaxing walk through the 15 miles of trails, or enjoy water activities like kayaking, fishing, and canoeing. Jensen Beach is close by and the perfect place for sunset strolls. If you're staying overnight, make reservations at the historic Jensen Beach Hotel only 5 minutes from the ocean.


Ocean Grill in Vero Beach

If you're visiting Vero Beach and love seafood, then plan to dine at one of the best Treasure Coast restaurants. Follow Route 60 to the beach and you'll see it. This place is always busy because of their consistently high-quality food, incredible service, and breathtaking ocean views. They don't take reservations, so relax and enjoy the atmosphere while you wait for your table. When you dine, you'll enjoy the laid-back elegance and the nautical motif. The building, which sits right on the beach, is considered a historic landmark and dates back to 1938. For those who love to shop, there's also a gift store packed with Treasure Coast goodies. If you need a T-shirt for the beach or a memento of your trip, you're in the right spot.


Since the central part of the menu is fresh seafood, it changes depending on the season.

  • Stone Crab is in season October 15th to May 15th.
  • If broiled Pompano fish is in season, it's a must-order.


Other Treasure Coast seafood favorites include:

  • Blushing Chowder - A delicious mix of blue crab soup and New England clam chowder.
  • Scallops - Dine on large melt-in-your-mouth scallops.
  • Diver Scallops - Seared fresh diver scallops that melt in your mouth.
  • Gluten-free - Enjoy gluten-free appetizers, entrees, and desserts.


After dining, a few nearby Treasure Coast attractions are the Vero Beach Museum of Art, which has permanent exhibits of over 880 works of art. Displays are always changing, so this is a museum that is worth visiting more than once. If you'd like a little or a lot of luxury, stay at the oceanfront Kimpton Vero Beach hotel and spa, voted a top resort in Florida by Travel + Leisure and given the Four-Diamond award in 2017 by AAA.


Riverwalk Cafe and Oyster Bar in Stuart

Called the best Treasure Coast seafood in the entire area by its customers, you'll have to dine there and decide for yourself. It’s in downtown Stuart, just a block from the beach in a charming brick building. Open for both lunch and dinner, the menu has many items to choose from, and the specials regularly change upon the season. Besides offering over 120 different wines, they also have a fresh raw oyster bar. The servers are always friendly and ready to make suggestions. This place is an absolute must-try if you're in Stuart. But be sure to make a reservation because it gets packed and you will not get a table any day of the week if you don't call ahead.


Some of the customers’ favorites include:

  • Soups - She-Crab Soup, Andouille Sausage, and Rock Shrimp
  • Hogfish - Sautéed hogfish in pistachio brown batter
  • Scallops - Pan-seared jumbo sea scallops with caramelized shallots
  • Tuna - Fresh salad with seared tuna


The top Treasure Coast attractions in Stuart are The Florida Oceanographic Coast Center located on 58 acres. Whether you’d like to take a guided nature tour to the Indian River lagoon or pet a live stingray, visitors of all ages will enjoy themselves. After dining at a few of the top Treasure Coast restaurants, you can enjoy the Riverwalk along the intercoastal and watch the boats and the Roosevelt bridge. It's beautiful at sunset.


After trying these delicious Treasure Coast seafood restaurants and having a wonderful time visiting the local attractions, you may decide you’d like to move to Port St. Lucie. That way you can live where you vacation. Take a look at Pulte's new homes on the Treasure Coast to see how wonderful life can be.



Contributed to Your Home blog by Carol Youmans

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Published 11.13.19

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