I love to point out my favorite places to eat whenever I’m showing houses to customers who are new to the area. I thought I’d make a list here online as well.
A few notations:
- These are “local” restaurants and not chains or franchises.
- I’m vegetarian and these establishments are good for the veggie and meat-eaters alike. I’ll make some “veg notes” for the vegetarians who would prefer something other than a salad.
- The list is in alphabetical order, not order of preference.
Address: 22 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Website | Phone: (772) 672-4524
This is the place to go after a day out on the water. Take your salty, sun-burned bum and sack out on their patio and order some beers. The seafood-lovers that I know vouch for the seafood portion of the menu. This is the only place I know that has peanut butter pie on the dessert menu and it is worth taking home if you can’t make room in your stomach!
Veg note: Seafood restaurants can be a tough choice for vegetarians and thankfully this place has a hearty veggie burger, a veggie pasta salad, and your typical salad.
Cuisine: Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch
Address: 1718 St Lucie W Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34986
Website | Phone: (772) 336-5291
My one true love. Berry Fresh started in SLW and has expanded to other locations. When checking in on Foursquare used to be a thing I was “mayor” and the owner Tim still announces “The Mayor is here” when we make our weekly visit. There are new recipes on the menu monthly and even when I try to go for lunch I always end up getting breakfast! Be warned that the St Lucie West location is usually always busy but the wait is worth it. The staff is SO friendly and attentive.
Veg note: There are veggie options for sure. The veggie burger is great.
Cuisine: “Seasonal new American fare with a Southern drawl”
Address: 900 SE Indian St, Stuart, FL 34997
Website | Phone: (772) 324-8357
This is my “date night” restaurant – a place to go for a special evening out (though it can be casual and no dress code required). Must try the street corn appetizer. The ingredients are locally sourced and the names of the farms are usually included on the menu.
Veg note: the menu generally doesn’t have a veg option but I’ve always asked the server for a “vegetarian meal” and it has never disappointed me.
Address: 222 SW Port St Lucie Blvd #102, Port St Lucie, FL 34984
Website | Phone: (772) 879-7072
We go here once a week and love the consistency. I consider Goma to be the workhorse of sushi restaurants – there’s no frills, you’re there for good sushi and you know you’re going to get it.
Veg note: I get the age tofu along with the veggie roll on most visits.
Address: 3099 SW Martin Downs Blvd, Palm City, FL 34990
Phone: (772) 221-1093
Even though we have other Mexican restaurants closer to where we live, we will drive to Palm City for this delicious, fresh Mexican food. It’s a large restaurant and we’ve never had to wait. The menu is diverse, delicious, and flavorful.
Veg note: There’s a superb vegetarian section on the menu. I love the spinach enchiladas but if I’m looking for something lighter and healthier I go for the veggie burrito.
Cuisine: Pizza, Subs, and Wraps
Address: 1684 SE Port St Lucie Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34952
Website | Phone: (772) 335-0344
OMG the absolute best pizza in town. I actually feel lucky that we have this little gem of a restaurant. I recommend eating the pizza in the restaurant straight out of the oven for the best flavor. There is also a changing menu of craft beers. The service could be better and the current location is cramped (they’re going to be moving soon) but the flavor of the pizza makes up for the lack of staff personality.
Veg note: Bleu Crush is my favorite but is very salty. Sometimes we get Green Room with portobello substituted for the chicken. You pretty much can’t go wrong with any of their specialty pizzas.
When we travel to new locations I turn to TripAdvisor and Yelp for suggestions and reviews.
Have you eaten at any of the places above or have some suggestions of your own? Comment below!