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Intrastate Florida Driving Trip

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winegal5246 May 1, 2013 02:23 PM

Starting an intrastate Florida trip next week. Working our way down from Panhandle. First night in Altamonte Springs with reservations at Seasons 52. Looking for non-chain restaurants in Viera/Melbourne, Port St. Lucie, Cape Coral/Fort Meyers, Wesley Chapel. A good wine list would make us happy. Any suggestions?

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  1. CFByrne RE: winegal5246 May 1, 2013 05:49 PM

    This is strictly the SOUTHEAST Florida board. You should repost on the other Florida board:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/10

    Also you might do better with a more specific post title, for example:

    Local treasures (w wine) in Viera/Melbourne, PSL, Cape Coral/Ft Meyers, Wesley Chapel

    That's more likely to arouse interest from local experts, rather than "Intrastate Driving trip". Good luck!

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      winegal5246 RE: CFByrne May 2, 2013 05:51 AM

      Thanks for the suggestion. Will do.

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      cavandre RE: winegal5246 May 2, 2013 04:22 AM

      River Rocks gives you two options. The outdoor deck sits over the Indian River and offers a good casual menu (and my favorite fried shrimp in the area). The inside dining is more adventuresome.

      http://www.riverrocksrestaurant.com/

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        winegal5246 RE: cavandre May 2, 2013 05:52 AM

        This menu looks very interesting. Thanks.

      2. grampart RE: winegal5246 May 2, 2013 04:29 AM

        Great place on the Indian River just south of Melbourne.
        http://yellowdogcafe.com/

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          winegal5246 RE: grampart May 2, 2013 05:52 AM

          Another good suggestion. Thanks.

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          LargeLife RE: winegal5246 May 2, 2013 05:27 AM

          Not much good to eat in Port St. Lucie.....that I can assure you!

          EMac
          Ft. Pierce, FL

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