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Find me great food near Palm Bay!

rudykins Apr 15, 2007 05:53 AM

Is there a terrific seafood joint, etc., near Palm Bay/Indialantic/Melbourne? We love great food, any kind, but will have a bunch of 10-year-olds with us, so nuthin' too fancy please. I'm thinking maybe a spot with fresh fish, but I'm open to anything tasty.

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    rudykins RE: rudykins Apr 15, 2007 02:14 PM

    I did some searches and came up with some ideas. Any ideas? Even know if these are still open?
    The Island Fish Grill for seafood
    Bizarro's in Indialantic for pizza
    Meg O'Malley's for pub grub
    Goombays on the Beach for fish tacos
    Tropical Grill at Austin's California Bistro
    Conchy Joes

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      cavandre RE: rudykins Apr 16, 2007 07:57 AM

      I found that there's not a lot of us from Brevard County (PB's located there), so don't expect a ton of responses. Also, it's a little difficult to reconcile "good food" & keeping 10 yr olds happy.

      Bizarro's probably has the best NYC style pizza in the area...however, having lived in the NYC area all my life until 2 years ago, the best here is only "average" up there.
      Meg's has reliable pub grub...but there can be a wait for a table on certain nights, and not much for kids to do while waiting. I'd call ahead to see what the situation is on that given night.

      Haven't eaten at the others you mention, so I can't give you a yea or nay on them.

      You might also want to check out...
      Coconuts on the beach ( http://www.coconutsonthebeach.com/ ) for beachside pub grub
      Longdoggers ( http://www.longdoggers.com/ ) for lunch or light dinner

      If you plan an adults-only night, check out the Yellow Dog Cafe (http://www.yellowdogcafe.net/YellowDo... )

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        rudykins RE: cavandre Apr 16, 2007 11:24 AM

        Thanks. I've been to Coconuts on the Beach and think it would be perfect (even though I had an awful gloppy chowder there) but it's far from the Crowne Plaze, where we're staying. Londoggers has promise although the food doesn't sound so tempting--but maybe I'll be surprised. No time for gronw-ups only, unfortunately.

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          cavandre RE: rudykins Apr 16, 2007 01:13 PM

          Might also want to check out City Tropics Bistro
          ( http://www.citytropics.com/)

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      rudykins RE: rudykins Apr 17, 2007 05:31 AM

      Know of any seafood places or maybe barbecue joints?

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        TomFl RE: rudykins Apr 17, 2007 06:54 AM

        As mentioned above good food/kids might be an oxymoron.

        I'd still give Longdoggers a shot.

        Try the original Charlie and Jakes on Eau Gallie Cswy for bbq.

        Try Da Kine Burrito on A1A in IHB.
        Giant burritoes and assorted TexMex

        Try Doubles Bar and Grill in the hotel on South Patrick Dr. a couple miles from you.

        People get off I-95 and even drive from Orlando for the NYC style pizza mentioed above.
        It is close to you.

        The kids may like RJ Gator's on the Eau Gallie Cswy.About like a TGI Friday's.


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          pp48 RE: TomFl Apr 17, 2007 07:20 AM

          Another BBQ suggestion is MeeMaws, also on the Eau Gallie Cswy, on the north side.

          I also second Longdoggers especially with kids.

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        rudykins RE: rudykins Apr 19, 2007 07:05 AM

        Someone mentioned Bunky's in another post. Any opinions?

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          TomFl RE: rudykins Apr 19, 2007 08:01 AM

          Close to the house.

          Always a crowd.

          Classic raw bar,with lots of fried seafood offerings.

          Used to be in People Magazine,TV.etc, a lot.

          Lots of variety,so the kids will like it.


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            Densible RE: TomFl Apr 22, 2007 04:45 PM

            Bizarros is best pizza for sure-two locations-one on beach in Indialantic-right down the street is Moo's-great soft-serve ice-cream and hot dogs/burgers etc. Bizarros on Wickham (way closer to I-95) has better pizza IMHO Eggplant sandwiches and rolls are good too.
            Island Fish Grill is good casual better than average fish preparations.
            New England Pub is very casual-local hang out on A1A in Melbourne Beach-not close to anything-about a mile past the Publix towards Sebastian. Good lobster salad and steamers. Inexpensive.Great for lunch or dinner right after hitting the beach.
            Bone Fish Willies off of Eau Gallie has tables on the water-fun for kids to spot dolphins. Great oyster po-boy, bread, mussels/raw oysters. Very relaxing.
            Mee Maws is a favourite BBQ place among locals.
            Japanese-good sushi and other Japenese dishes like Tempura on Route 1 right near The MB causeway. Forgot the name. Very family friendly and wonderful Japanese hospitality.
            Blueberry Muffin-is that what it is called ? in Satellite BEach on A1A is good for breakfast.
            Also French Toast (again not sure of the name) in the mini mall on the bend after you turn left at the library toward the ocean (on the left) is good for breakfast too.

            Have a wonderful time. We have a second home (we live on West Coast) in the area and love the ocean and the people there.

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              rudykins RE: Densible Apr 23, 2007 03:28 PM

              This list sounds terrific. Can't wait to try something--maybe Island Fish Grill or Bone Fish Willies.

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                Densible RE: rudykins Apr 23, 2007 03:59 PM

                Great! Not sure if you are familar with the area or not-Island FIsh Grill is easy to find-but FBW is a little off the beaten path. Here is website:

                Please report back as I am always looking for new places to try.

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                  TomFl RE: Densible Apr 24, 2007 07:47 AM

                  You might find Bonefish Willy's a little pricey for all those 10 year olds.

                  Blueberry Muffin is a breakfast/lunch place in Indalantic.


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                    augiegator RE: TomFl Apr 25, 2007 06:40 AM

                    The sushi place on US1 is Miyako's - very friendly and from my experience very good food.

                    Da Kine Diego's in on A1A Satellite Beach and Big Island Burrito in Indialantic both have very casual burritos, fish tacos, etc. Da Kine is outdoor eating only, and they show surf movies sometimes at night.

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          PrezClinton2001 RE: rudykins May 6, 2007 05:56 AM

          I cant belive nobody has sent him a short drive south to Sebastian Fl (15 minutes).
          Captian Hirams has gread seafood and a sandy beach bar outside with live music every day(My favorite!!), Squid Lips, Ozzies....all great seafood. AyJasisco for mexican.

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