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What are your 5 favorite restaurants anywhere near fort pierce?

We're going to be staying on hutchinson island for a week in february and are looking for restaurants for lunch and dinner. We live in NY, and are especially looking for fresh seafood, fried seafood, cuban food, anything local. Price range is very flexible. We're happy to drive up to an hour if it's really great. Where would you want to eat? Thanks!

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  1. 11 Maple Street in Jensen Beach, River Walk Cafe in Stuart, Renato's Italian in Sewall's Point but its been a couple of years...

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

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    1. re: HoosierFoodie

      i dont think there are 5 good restaurants at all in ft pierce lol, jupiter is 30 minutes south and 45 to palm beach now your talking better food

    2. I performed at the Sunrise Theater last November. I really enjoyed Yellowtail Grill. A unique and tasty rendition of Shrimp and Grits, and the toasted lager from LakePoint (I think that's the brewery) was really good.

      1. First off, I suggest you look away from Ft Pierce for dining.

        I think you would really enjoy the Food Shack in Jupiter for very fresh and unique seafood offerings. Closer to Hutchinson Isl you may try King Neptune, a little hole in the wall seafood place in Port Salerno (the south side of Stuart). Great conch chowder and seafood chowder. Closer still is New England fish Market in Jensen Beach. The seafood is very fresh, and local if possible. I personally don't care much for their fried food, but most others like it. I suggest you try it for yourself.

        Cuban has sort of gone on Hiatus from the area.

        11 Maple is fantastic, expensive, fine dining. I always enjoy Renato's.

        I rarely go up to Vero, but you may search that area and find something worthwhile. And there are plenty of other good places in Stuart

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        Food Shack
        103 S US Highway 1 # D3, Jupiter, FL

        King Neptune Restaurant
        4795 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart, FL 34997

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        1. re: sarge

          Forgot about New England Fish Market.....good call....

        2. thanks everyone! can't wait to try some of these. and as we pass the most snow ever recorded in ny i can't wait for some sun.

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          1. re: kwar228

            I really encourage you to try Food Shack. It's a little bit of a drive,but it's worth it. I make it there regularly from Jensen Beach

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            Food Shack
            103 S US Highway 1 # D3, Jupiter, FL

            1. re: sarge

              Food Shack is definitely worth the drive but go early or be prepared to wait. 11 Maple is very good and Claretta's in Palm City is wonderful. New England Fish Market is always reliable. Osceola Cafe, Flagler Grill in Stuart don't disappoint either.

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              Food Shack
              103 S US Highway 1 # D3, Jupiter, FL

              Flagler Grill
              47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994

              New England Fish Market
              1419 NE Jensen Beach Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

              1. re: estarae

                That's true, there can be a wait at Foodshack. A weeknight will be less so, probably under 30 minutes. They are closed Sundays.

                I was not impressed by Flagler Grill, but that was about 4 years ago. I can't recall the last time I went to Osceola Cafe, and I can say it did not make a lasting impression for what that is worth.

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                Flagler Grill
                47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994

          2. 1. Norris's
            2. Chuck's Seafood
            3. On the Edge (more bar than restaurant but great view)
            4. Hurricane Grill - for wings
            5. Cafe Creme - port st Lucie - great German food but unfortunately closed