The Top 10 Restaurants In Port St Lucie, Florida

Photo of Audra Clemons
9 February 2017

Port St. Lucie, Florida, cherishes its sense of ‘the real Florida’. Visitors can hike environmental preserves, horseback ride on the beach and play golf and the city is also home to the New York Mets baseball team. Whatever your reason for visiting St Lucie, relax and enjoy a delicious meal at one of its 10 best restaurants.

A Breakfast Burrito | © stu_spivack/Flickr

Redfish Rick’s Neighborhood Grill

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.

Redfish Rick’s, 3427 Southwest Darwin Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA, +1 772 878 2801

Lily's Cafe

Cafe, Dessert, $$$
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Eggs Benedict with Crab Meat
Eggs Benedict with Crab Meat | © Todd Dwyer/Flickr
Lily’s Cafe is a quaint, 1950s style diner serving breakfast and lunch all day, as well as delicious home made cakes and desserts. Known for their excellent breakfasts, the restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating along with an old-fashioned jukebox. For breakfast, choose the old style French toast topped with bananas and whipped cream, or the eggs Benedict Oscar with lumped crab meat.

Fernando’s Dockside Grille

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.

Fernando’s Dockside Grill, 2214 Southeast Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA, +1 772 337 1110

Berry Fresh Cafe

Cafe, American, Vegetarian, $$$
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Berry Fresh Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch and serves menu items that are both organic and sourced locally. There’s always a wait for a spot at the weekend as it’s one of the most popular breakfast joints in the region. Start with the blueberry fritters – specially crafted donuts rolled in sugar and spice – then move to the French toast, which is rolled in cornflakes, stuffed with Nutella, and covered in bacon pieces and caramel drizzle. Accompany the meal with mimosas, loose-leaf tea or coffee.

The Cottage Grill

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.

Clam Chowder | © Naotake Murayama/Flickr


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

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.

Lola’s Seafood Eatery, 962 SW St Lucie West Blvd, Port Saint Lucie, Florida, USA, +1 772 871 5533

Cornerstone Bistro

Bistro, American, $$$
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Hailing from Syracuse in New York, Chef Z had a vision of opening a restaurant where Port Saint Lucie-meets-South Beach, Miami. Cornerstone Bistro brings a touch of class and sophistication to the up-and-coming area of Veranda Falls. Patio dining is recommended in the cooler months, to fully enjoy the courtyard waterfall. From the menu, order the blackened mahi mahi, grilled top sirloin, and sole almondine.

Tavola Pizza

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.

Tavola Pizza, 1684 Southeast Port Saint Lucie Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA, +1 772 335 0344

Milk N’ Things

Deli, Grocery Store, Healthy, Vegetarian
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Milk N’ Things is an old-fashioned grocery store and deli, carrying beer, wine, cigarettes, bagels, fresh meat by the pound, milk and more. Owned and operated by Jeff and Jeremiah Baron, this family store has comfortable patio dining and offers friendly service. Try the Cuban sandwich, Sunday’s biscuits and gravy, roast beef sub, Monte Crisco and potato salad. Accompany this with an old fashioned bottle of root beer or a cream soda.

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