Redfish Rick’s Neighborhood Grill began as a gas station diner, specializing in hot, home-cooked meals created for people with an on-the-go lifestyle. Owner Rob Pociask named the restaurant to honor his brother who passed away. Since it’s conception, the restaurant has moved to a more centrally located plaza in Pt. St. Lucie. Try the bacon wrapped shrimp over a fried grit cake with bacon gravy, or for breakfast try the breakfast burrito.
Fernando’s Dockside Grille offers a mixture of New England, Portuguese and Mediterranean fare. Inside the quaint, newly constructed Spanish colonial style building, there is a dozen tables dressed in white, some of which are situated on the cobblestone patio next to the St. Lucie River. Highly recommended from the menu is the bacalhau a braz, consisting of a boneless, salted cod finely flaked and battered with thin fried potatoes, scrambled eggs and extra virgin Portuguese olive oil, garnished with kalmata olives and roasted peppers. Pair this with a local Portuguese beer or wine.
The Cottage Grill is an All-American establishment opened by local restaurateurs, Robert Caravan and Robert Wilson. The welcoming Florida-style restaurant offers patrons a relaxed atmosphere where they can enjoy menu items like fish and chips, New England clam chowder, crab stuffed mushrooms, lobster bisque, and other daily specials. The restaurant serves consistently good made-from-scratch menu items for a reasonable price.
The Cottage Grill, 8573 South US 1 Highway, Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA +1 (772) 323-0236
GOMA’s Chef Kohel Kurasawa was born in Japan and uses his native skills to serve up some of the best the best sushi and other Japanese cuisine on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Tucked away in a nondescript strip mall near the intersection of Bayshore and Port St Lucie Drive, Chef Kurasawa works with worldwide specialty vendors to bring the freshest and most quality fish available to the Treasure Coast. Try the udon noodle shrimp tempura soup, the spicy tuna roll, spider roll, red dragon roll or the bento box.
GOMA, 222 SW Port Saint Lucie Blvd. Port Saint Lucie, Florida, USA, +1 772 879 7072
Lola’s Seafood Eatery is a chef-owned joint serving a New England style menu and New Bedford seafood. Food is ordered at the counter and served at the table. There is nothing fancy going on in here, just fresh, quick and tasty seafood made-to-order. Recommended from the menu: coconut crusted grouper, soft shell crab sandwich, clam bellies, fried oysters, and shrimp tacos.
Tavola Pizza makes daily fresh bread and made-to-order hand tossed wraps and salads. A surf theme resonates throughout the cozy, contemporary pizzeria, as the owners pride themselves on being part of the community and sponsoring events like local fishing tournaments and surfing contests. The walls are decorated in art from local artists, whose portion of the proceeds goes directly to a local school’s art program. Try the garlic knots, marinated portabello and the green room, mavericks and blue crush pizzas.