Cafe 66 – Restaurant Review

We here at The Treasure Coast Foodie love writing about success stories, especially during these trying times. With a lot of restaurants struggling due to Covid-19 restrictions, this one seems to be thriving. Owners, Dan and Lacy are two of the hardest working people in the industry and have taken this business from a take out only place in the middle of no-where, to a full fledged sit down restaurant in under 2 years. Now that’s pretty impressive! Since moving to the new location and officially opening on July 23rd, their business has quadrupled! As a backyard BBQ enthusiast myself, I’m pretty picky when it comes to BBQ and theirs is some of the best I’ve tasted in this area. The only thing missing in my eyes is a sticky sweet cornbread to make it nearly perfect. I’ve made my request, and they are working on adding to the menu very soon!

Dan and Lacy officially took over Cafe 66 from the previous owners on Feb 1st, 2019. Their first location was out off of Oslo (9th) and 66th Ave next to Audrey’s Feed & Tack store. Dan had been working there for at least 2 years since it first opened, so he already knew his way around the kitchen and their menu. With a few menu updates, and putting their own personal touches on a few of the dishes, business started picking up. With limited parking space and only outdoor seating available, they knew it was time to move on and find a place of their own. As unfortunate as it was that Smokehouse BBQ had to close, their location ended up being exactly what they were looking for. With a short turn around time of only 3 weeks, they were open and ready for business.

Now let’s jump right in and see what this place has to offer and what I had to eat!

Front Entrance
Left to Right: Dan, Abbie (daughter), and Lacy
Dining Room
“Fishy Business” Smoked Fish Dip – Served with Crackers, Veggies & Jalapenos
Loaded Jumbo Baked Potato – Piled High with Pork & Brisket, Shredded Cheese, Bacon, Green Onions, and Jalapenos (slight upcharge for Pork & Brisket mix)
Loaded Nachos – Piled High with Pulled Pork, Tortilla Chips, Shredded Cheese & Nacho Cheese Sauce, Jalapenos, and Pico Salsa
The Pork & Mac – Pulled Pork Topped with Mac & Cheese, Chopped Bacon and Jalapenos
The Cajun Black & Blue Burger – Cajun Seasoning, Blue Cheese, bacon, Lettuce, Onion, Tomato, and a Spicy Mayo Served on the Side
Full Rack of St Louis Style Ribs – Sides are Collards, Cabbage, and Baked Beans

Cafe 66
Address: 685 US-1, Vero Beach, FL 32962
Phone: (772) 567-6700
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday, 7:00am – 8:00pm
https://www.facebook.com/cafe66verobeach

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Written by Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller, aka “The Treasure Coast Foodie” and “The Foodie Guy” is big on organic everything and very particular about his butter. He has reviewed over 150+ local restaurants in the last 5 years and is invited by Disney to review the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival every year. His food photos are devoured by 10’s of thousands monthly on The Treasure Coast Foodie website and as a Google Maps Local Guide, his photos have been viewed over 20 million+ times. His foodie tribe is over 14,000+ people right here on the Treasure Coast.

3 Comments

  1. We absolutely LOVED Cafe 66 at its old location on Oslo Road. We discovered them during the recent unpleasantness, and they were doing their BEST to keep everyone happy AND safe! BUT, we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their new location! Same spectacular BBQ and service! So much room in the new place! Such lovely staff! And… did I mention the BBQ?!? They have other wonderful food too… and maybe some day I’ll try that! Go, you will NOT be disappointed!

  2. I went there for lunch today and I was blown away by the great food, friendly service, and reasonable prices. I had a BBQ Beef sandwich with Cole Slaw. Sorry I didn’t take a picture. I topped that off with a most fantastic piece of key lime pie. I will definitely be back.