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Hutchinson Island Area Restaurant Suggestions?

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truffles2 Jul 7, 2010 01:57 PM

We will be in the South Hutchinson Island area during September for a getaway. Does anyone have some restaurant recommendations to share? We are looking for something more on the casual side, but not the same old stuff - a creative chef is a wonderful find. A bar with a great atmosphere would be much appreciated too. Can go across to mainland as well. Any ideas out there?

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    jeff6806 Aug 8, 2010 03:23 PM

    There's a nice restaurant called 12 A Buoy on the Fort Pierce side of the north bridge to South Hutchinson Island. It's a casual restaurant but everything I've had there has been great and my friends have only had good things to say about it as well. I don't believe they have a website but their listing on urbanspoon has the menu posted, although it could've been updated since then.

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      makymark02 Jul 29, 2010 01:49 PM

      There is what i assume is a new place called Artichoke i was there a few weeks ago and enjoyed it. I was not that hungry so i had light meal but the menu looked promising. Also there is a Pub called Carson that is very good j had lunch there and it was very good

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        sarge Jul 9, 2010 06:59 PM

        11 Maple fits the creative chef requirement. It really is excellent. I would bypass Flagler Grill. I like Renato's for Italian (Shrimp Monachina is A+). In the same shopping center as Renato's (which is just across the bridge from S. Hutchinson Isl.) is Prawnbroker, which is a pretty good bar, and it is not the worst food you will have. Conchy Joes is a great bear with reggae music, but poor food

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          HoosierFoodie Jul 11, 2010 01:01 PM

          Prawnbrokers used to be a whole lot better than it is now. Which is why I didn't mention it but at one time it would have "made the list".

          I'm always surprised that there are more really good seafood places in the area. Most rely on cheap fried stuff.

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            sarge Jul 13, 2010 06:09 PM

            Conchy Joe's is a great bar, not a bear

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            trail 6 Jul 9, 2010 01:46 PM

            I have just the thing for you: Pietro's on the River. Jensen Beach. Very imaginative. Good wine list. Folks used to be involved with Roddy's and Brick Wall. escargot with 4 cheeses is sinful. Crab cakes are excellent. $$$ http://pietrosontheriver.com/

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              HoosierFoodie Jul 9, 2010 07:58 AM

              11 Maple Street in Jensen Beach is probably the best in the area. Creative chef been there forever, good wine list. Flagler Grill used to get some great press and was very, very good when we were there but we haven't been for about 5 years. The Riverwalk Cafe and Oyster Bar is a favorite of ours. Harbor Bay Gourmet (Sewall's Point) offers some interesting sandwiches. Its also a deli and wine shop and sells some serious gelato, too. Renato's in the same complex is dependable Italian. Conchy Joe's is on the water that's been around for years. Sort of a quirky seafood serving dive bar.

              There is nothing that isn't on the casual side in that area so that isn't going to be an issue.

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              Flagler Grill
              47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994

              Riverwalk
              801 12th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102

              11 Maple Street
              3224 NE Maple Ave, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

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                smartie Jul 8, 2010 05:26 AM

                maybe post this on the Miami board too, you might get some North Palm Beach suggestions/Stuart/Jupiter. The 2 boards have cut us off a bit from each other.

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