This is the final article in a three part series with all of the restaurants featured below from YOUR suggestions! You submitted over 25 different restaurants and I narrowed the list down to the Top 10 most suggested. With over 250 votes cast for your favorites, these restaurants ended up being your Top 3 foodie favorites in Indian River County! I had a blast working on this article series over the last 3 months and I hope you’ve had as much fun reading about it. Now let’s dive right in and see all the amazing dishes I tasted over the past few weeks while creating this article!
Post & Vine – Vero Beach
One of 2018’s most highly anticipated restaurant openings was Post & Vine. Co-owners, Bobby Del Campo and Sean Tuohy did an extensive renovation of the old post office building on 14th Ave before opening their doors. With one of the largest outdoor dining spaces in Vero, they are in a very good position when it comes to keeping their customers safe during these difficult times with Covid-19. The menu has gone through subtle changes over the years, but their most popular items like the Asian Sticky wings and the Cheese Goddess Portabella stuffed mushrooms remain. The dishes I tasted on my most recent visit were new and quite tasty! The Pretzel & Bacon crusted chicken is one of my new favorites!
The Tides – Vero Beach
The Tides has been a fine dining institution in Vero for nearly two decades. As you walk up to the restaurant, which appears to be an older converted house, you are greeted with lush landscaping and a covered outdoor patio for al fresco dining. On clear nights, they setup additional tables outside under the stars for your dining pleasure. The inside dining room is tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Chef Leanne’s menu features elevated classic new American dishes using only the finest ingredients available. While it may not be so much as “Undiscovered” like the article title states, diners choose this place because they know they will have an exceptional “foodie” experience every time they dine here.
Trattoria Dario – Vero Beach
I was excited to finally try Dario’s since I’ve not had the pleasure of dining here before, so thank you for voting this as one of your top foodie favorites! Located on Ocean Drive near South Beach Park, this area is not as well traveled as it’s northern half, so I think it goes largely unnoticed by vacationers to the area. The interior is gorgeous as you can see from my photo above. The high red booths allow for a more intimate dining experience for you and your guests. They do have a covered outdoor patio if you feel more comfortable dining outside. The menu has a nice selection of classic Italian dishes expertly prepared by Chef Juan, and a few that are out of the ordinary. You need to try the grilled octopus, it was the most tender I’ve ever had!
In case you missed Part 1 & 2, click on the links below to read the previous two articles!