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Riverwalk Cafe and Oyster Bar Restaurant Review – Stuart, FL

Nestled in the heart of Stuart, Florida, the Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar is a true embodiment of historical charm and culinary excellence. The cafe’s setting is a nod to the past, with original wood floors from 1922 and brick walls that create a warm and inviting ambiance. Boasting an indoor seating capacity of approximately 50, as well as an outdoor patio with a view of the St. Lucie River and the Stuart Riverwalk stage, the cafe offers an intimate and picturesque dining space perfect for a variety of occasions.

front entrance and outdoor dining patio for Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar located in Stuart Florida

Under the skillful guidance of Chef/Owner duo Steve and Pam Feder, who have been at the helm since 2006, Riverwalk Cafe has earned a reputation for its dedication to sourcing local ingredients and its impressive wine collection. With over 120 carefully curated bottles of wine from around the world, the cafe offers wine enthusiasts a diverse range of options to complement their dining experience. A standout feature of the menu is the prime steak specials, which showcase different cuts selected by the chef based on the finest quality available. These culinary delights are crafted by Chef Damon Steffens, a seasoned talent who recently secured second place in the prestigious Treasure Coast MasterChef competition.

indoor dining room for Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar located in Stuart Florida

Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar has also earned its place in the spotlight, attracting visits from renowned figures in the culinary world. Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse filmed an episode of “Emeril’s Florida” at the cafe, further solidifying its status as a culinary destination worth exploring. For those seeking exclusive deals, the cafe’s Facebook page offers a gateway to secret promotions and offers. As a testament to its rich history, commitment to local ingredients, and exceptional dining experiences, Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar continues to be a cherished fixture in the Stuart dining scene.

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

#1 Grade Ahi Tuna Nachos as prepared by Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar located in Stuart Florida

The first appetizer that I tried was the #1 Grade Ahi Tuna Nachos. Artfully crisscrossed sauces – ponzu, wasabi mayo, and chipotle aioli – adorn the plate, creating visual appeal. Crispy chips provide the perfect vehicle for sesame-seared #1 Grade Ahi tuna, while an Asian slaw adds a delightful crunch.

two crab cakes as prepared by Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar located in Stuart Florida

Up next I tried Don’s Crab Cakes, two exquisite crab cakes delicately perched over rich and flavorful remoulade sauce, with a refreshing petite arugula salad nestled at the center of the plate. These cakes are a showcase of pure crabby goodness, using as little filler as possible for the perfect texture, and then they are seared to golden-brown perfection.

Fresh catch summer salad known as "The One" as prepared by Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar located in Stuart Florida

A customer-favorite salad, “The One” is highly sought-after for its vibrant blend of colors, flavors and textures. The salad features Blackened Fresh Catch on crisp mixed greens with Gorgonzola, strawberries, candied pecans, and red onions, all tossed in Red Wine Vinaigrette. The interplay of salty, sweet, and crunchy textures makes a satisfying meal choice for savoring Florida’s extended summer season.

American Kobe Burger as prepared by Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar located in Stuart Florida

The immediate visual appeal of the American Kobe Burger when they sat it down in front of me made the anticipation of my first bite all the more exciting. The beef patty was cooked to a perfect medium with just the right touch of pink in the center. Nestled between a lightly toasted brioche bun, the burger was topped with iceberg lettuce, tomato, American cheese, grilled onions, pickles, and crispy bacon. The result was a symphony of flavors and textures that was nothing short of extraordinary, making it a true delight for a burger aficionado like myself.

Coconut Crusted Fresh Catch, grouper, as prepared by Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar located in Stuart Florida

The highlight of my evening was undoubtedly the Coconut Crusted Fresh Catch. This delectable dish featured a large grouper filet, topped with a coconut crust and grilled to a perfect golden brown before being finished in the oven. It was presented over a bed of Jasmine rice and surrounded with a cashew curry sauce that was nothing short of spectacular. The sauce seamlessly blended sweet & savory notes and a subtle nuttiness that elevated the entire dining experience to new heights.

Chocolate Turtle Bread Pudding as prepared by Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar located in Stuart Florida

As I savored the final course of the night – dessert – I couldn’t have asked for a more delightful conclusion to my meal. The Chocolate Turtle Bread Pudding was served warm and topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. The decadent dessert was a true indulgence, perfectly capping off my visit to Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar!


Riverwalk Cafe and Oyster Bar
Address: 201 SW St Lucie Ave, Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: (772) 221-1511

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Thomas Miller

My name is Thomas Miller, aka “The Treasure Coast Foodie” and “The Foodie Guy” and now the host and producer of the brand new show called Holy Grail Eats! I’ve been a professional food blogger for the past 8 years and I’m very passionate about finding “Holy Grail” dishes and supporting local mom and pop owned restaurants! I’ve reviewed over 300 local restaurants in the last 8 years and my food photos are devoured by 10’s of thousands each month on my website treasurecoastfoodie.com. As a Google Maps Level 8 Local Guide, I have submitted over 3,500 photos that have been viewed over 72 million times. My foodie tribe is over 125,000 strong on the Treasure Coast and my Foodie Meetups and Chef’s Table Dining events are some of the Top Culinary experiences on the Treasure Coast!

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