Renowned for its fresh ocean dishes and mouthwatering coastal cuisines, Florida’s Treasure Coast is a food lover’s paradise. This tropical locale along the east coast is home to some of the top restaurants, with award-winning dining options for every time of day and every discerning palate. Here’s a glimpse into just a few of the incredible dining experiences that make the Treasure Coast irreplaceable.
New & Noteworthy Restaurants
For farm-to-table favorites, Colab Kitchen in Stuart features everything from vegan-friendly flatbreads to lemon ricotta pancakes and waffles. The open-air backyard area is a favored spot to dine, with a patio area, lawn games, and plenty of places where people can spread out, lounge, and enjoy good food. Colab Kitchen also features its own fresh market to shop for local produce, house-made bread, pastries, and more.
Hudson’s on the River
Hudson’s on the River is a brand-new restaurant designed to bring friends and family together in a relaxed atmosphere. This trendy waterfront restaurant combines a unique location underneath the Roosevelt bridge with tropical design flair. Hudson’s is known for its fresh seafood and sushi, along with a unique roster of mixed drinks.
Stringer’s Tavern and Oyster Bar in Stuart provides a flavorful menu of fresh oysters, classically reimagined seafood dishes, hand-crafted cocktails, and the area’s largest selection of rum. This restaurant is also very fond of the historical influence of boat builders and surrounds guests with the city’s unique history.
Located at the Post Office Arcade in Downtown Stuart, Café Martier is an eclectic modern European café that features a wine garden, breezeway piano bar, and a speakeasy. This vintage chic eatery serves everything from brunch omelets and waffles to pan-seared scallops and hand-cut ribeye for dinner.
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Luna Italian Cuisine
Established in 1991, Luna Italian Cuisine is a restaurant icon within Downtown Stuart. This casual Italian restaurant is known for its specialty pizzas, and irresistible homemade garlic knots.
Located at the edge of the Riverwalk, Stuart Boathouse boasts views of the St. Lucie River from every seat. This serene Stuart centerpiece is open seven days a week, complete with a mouthwatering American-style menu that will make any visitor a regular.
Jan’s Place in Jensen Beach is a family owned and operated restaurant that has been serving delicious food for over 20 years. The restaurant is open seven days a week serving breakfast, brunch, and delicious homemade pastries.
Best Private Club Dining
Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club
For a night at home, this private club community offers three restaurants ranging from formal waterfront dining to a la carte casual fair. The Grille Room is a favorite casual spot for lunch, dinner, and drinks in a casual, comfortable setting. The Dockside Pavilion is one of the favorite pub venues among members, hosting a la carte dining while enjoying live music, cocktails, and watching the beautiful sunset colors reflect on the estuary waters. Finally, as more formal dining venue, the elegant Riverview Dining Room hosts the Club’s gala affairs, with a variety of dining areas to suit any mood.
South Fork Kitchen
Located in Stuart, South Fork Kitchen and Bar focuses on a farm-to-table approach, sourcing only the freshest local ingredients available. This casual atmosphere is known for its vast wine selection, and one of the best burgers in town.
Talk: House provides an intimate and relaxed dining experience, with an innovative menu focused on the freshest ingredients. Popular menu items include the cashew-crusted salmon and specialty New Zealand rack of lamb.
Located in a cozy Key West-style house just outside of Downtown Stuart, Casa Bella provides creative and authentic Italian cuisines. This family-owned restaurant focuses on homemade food and pasta using the only finest ingredients.
The Chef’s Table
Since 2009, The Chef’s Table has been pairing bold New American and Italian cuisines with a friendly atmosphere. Understated yet elegant, the main dining room is centered around a family heirloom, a well-loved table that seats up to six. The restaurant’s executive chef creates seasonal menus that showcase handmade pastas, the freshest local seafood, choice meats, and peak of the season vegetables.
Located in the heart of Downtown Stuart, The Gafford is a sophisticated bistro offering high-end American cuisine. This family-owned and operated restaurant is known for its exceptional fresh fish, beef, and daily specials. The Gafford has also won Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Award four years in a row.
The District Table
District Table & Bar in Port Salerno, Florida, is a seasonally driven restaurant with Southern roots and a laid-back atmosphere. From small plates meant for sharing to the freshest Florida seafood and Prime grade beef, The District Table fulfills every craving.
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Oak & Ember
Just outside Palm City’s limits, Oak & Ember is the latest concept in new steak dinner restaurants by Kyle Greene. This steakhouse is known for its delectable meats, craft cocktails, fine wines, and an ambiance that sets the tone for a memorable evening. They also have a second location that will be opening in Downtown Stuart this fall.
Overlooking the Saint Lucie River and the Roosevelt Bridge, TideHouse is the perfect place for food, drinks, and beautiful views. With indoor and outdoor seating available, this restaurant provides a mix of Florida seafood, shareable plates, and a creative cocktail menu.
The Twisted Tuna
As a Port Salerno icon, The Twisted Tuna is the city’s largest waterfront restaurant, offering 10,000 square feet of indoor dining on two floors – each with panoramic views of the St. Lucie River. Nightly live entertainment, a diverse food and drink menu, and great views make this spot a favorite among locals.
Kyle G’s Prime Seafood & Steaks
Located on Hutchinson Island, Kyle G’s is an award-winning restaurant boasting spectacular ocean views. Open for every meal, this seaside dining locale has created an amazing menu from sunrise breakfast and brunch to fresh oysters, seafood, and steaks.
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Sailor’s Return is a favored spot for boaters, offering 930 feet of docks right in front of the restaurant. This waterfront restaurant provides guests with a wide variety of food from seafood and steaks to classic American fare. For a quick cup of coffee or a sweet treat after dinner, Gilbert’s Coffee Bar is also located in the same plaza.
Easy access to Treasure Coast’s Top Restaurants
Situated on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club enjoys premier access to the Treasure Coast’s top restaurants. The club’s private Water Taxi ensures seamless travel, transporting residents from their home to Downtown Stuart for a night on the town. Members relish the convenience of hopping onto the taxi from their home, and leisurely cruising down the river to their dinner destination.
Premier Waterfront Living
Harbour Ridge is the premier private waterfront and golf community on Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast. The 45,000-square-foot Clubhouse is the heart of our community, where residents can focus on health and wellness with the tennis program, full-service spa, aquatics center, and spacious fitness facility with physical therapists on hand. Harbour Ridge is also home to three private marinas, with a combined 98 slips for boats up to 80 feet in length. An active calendar of events keeps resident Members active with everything from fishing and golf tournaments to waterfront dinners.
The wide variety of homes for sale within the Harbour Ridge community offers varying price points and styles to suit every need. All single-family homes and condominiums have stunning views of the St. Lucie River, lakes golf courses or nature preserves. Move-in-ready rental residences are also available for seasonal residents. Our complimentary digital brochure shares an even closer look at the amenities and lifestyle offered within this waterfront community. Visit HarbourRidge.com or call 772-336-3000 for more information.
Are you ready to see powerboats skip across the surface of the Intracoastal at speeds up to 175 mph? Well if you’re not, it’s time to get ready because the annual Stuart Sailfish Regatta is coming to the area this weekend and record crowds are expected to fill the beaches to watch the yearly extravaganza.
When this year’s Regatta kicks off Friday night with a VIP party, it will return to the shores of Stuart with a following and strong foothold in the international boat racing community.
Not only do the two days of races bring thousands of people out to see the boats skip across the water at 175 mph, it makes a lasting impact on the community as a whole.
Proceeds from the races are donated to the U.S. Sailing Center in Jensen Beach and the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast. Ancillary impacts are even more far reaching than that, said Sergio Nativi, past Regatta president and current treasurer.
Stuart Sailfish Regatta
When: Friday through Sunday. The VIP party in downtown Stuart begins at 7 p.m. on the Riverwalk stage. Racing is Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Both days will run until about 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets to the VIP party, which includes two drinks, appetizers and a boat racer meet-and-greet cost $75. Race day tickets cost $15 before the event for general admission ($20 at the gate) and $60 for Race Day VIP tickets, which include food, two complimentary drinks, live music, premium viewing locations for racing, and pit tours.
“We are expecting between 10,000 and 15,000 people to attend the event this year,” Nativi said. “The Marriott is sold out that weekend. Overall, the Regatta brings about a $2.2 million impact to this community.”
This year’s event will feature eight classes racing in heats on Saturday and finals on Sunday, including the Grand Prix class, which had 13 entries preregistered this year. The most Grand Prix boats — which are the fastest in the field — the Regatta has ever run is 10.
Stuart and the Treasure Coast is an water front paradise, located just 55 miles from the west end of the Bahamas. Known as the, “Sailfish Capital of the World,” by fishing enthusiasts, the Treasure Coast is world-renown for its laid back quality of life centered on beaches, boating, fishing and community.
Waterfront communities in the area, like Harbour Ridge, put an emphasis on that laid-back boater lifestyle and provide their residents with convenient boater amenities. Situated on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, Harbour Ridge’s shoreline encompasses two miles of beautiful, pristine riverfront. Here, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds with a secluded safe harbor for your vessel and with easy ocean access just minutes away.
Harbour Ridge is home to three private marinas with a combined 98 slips, ranging in size from 24 to 60 feet. For the non-boaters in the community, the estuary shoreline is also a haven for anglers, as the river is teeming with redfish, snook, tarpon and trout.
An abundance of shoreline and natural beauty keeps generations of families from around the globe calling Stuart home. Miles and miles of waterways invite exploration and adventure. Catch a glimpse of a Florida lobster or large snook swimming the reefs at Bathtub Beach. Share the shoreline with sea turtles and hatchlings, and watch the tarpon swimming along the beach just yards away.
Don’t let another beautiful winter weekend slip away from you. Enjoy all these local events…sunshine included.
Friday February 24, 2017: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Harbour Ridge Open House
An opportunity waiting to be found, this extraordinary waterfront community with two championship golf courses offers the perfect lifestyle for active sports enthusiasts, nature lovers and savvy homebuyers. We invite you to explore the amenities and residential offerings of this private, member-owned club community. From the moment you arrive, Harbour Ridge will leave you breathless. See PDF of participating residences.
Thursday – Sunday February 23 – 26
Honda Classic – PGA National Resort & Spa
Make way for the PGA Tour as it stops for its annual visit to PGA National. A hole-in-one for players and fans alike, as the Champion Course becomes home and host to the prestigious Honda Classic. Played on one of the PGA TOUR’s absolute toughest, this celebrated course features the famous and (often infamous) hardest three-hole stretch in all of pro golf, the legendary Bear Trap. For tickets click here.
Saturday & Sunday February 25 & 26: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
27th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival
Over the years, this festival has established itself as one of the main art fairs in Martin County. The Stuart Festival of the Arts is set up along Osceola Street in Stuart’s historic downtown area. This event brings together some of the best artists in the nation, displaying life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography and more. Howard Alan Events offer patrons the opportunity to personally meet with the artists, commission a work of art, and learn what inspires the artists work. For more information on exhibits click here.
Friday – Sunday February 24 – 26: Varied Show Times
The Lyric Theater Shows
From tenors to dogs, these shows will have you coming back for more at this historical downtown Stuart hot spot. Friday and Saturday 3 Redneck Tenors are back again with “Shut Up and Sing!” The three tenors are as classically trained as they are funny. Featuring Matthew Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan Fruge, with music arranged by the award-winning composer Craig Bohmler. Featuring music ranging from country, to gospel, Broadway, and classical, the group is widely celebrated for their hilarious comedy routines blended seamlessly with professional musical numbers. For the dog lover in all of us the Lyric Theater is presenting Mutts Gone Nuts. Mutts Gone Nuts is a unique comedy thrill show featuring some of the most talented dogs you’ll ever see. It is a high-energy, family-friendly show featuring some of the cutest, and most talented dogs in show business. For tickets click here.
Every Saturday Through April: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Guided Hikes at The Oxbow Eco-Center
Get the nature lover in you out the door to enjoy the beautiful Florida winter. With 225 acres located adjacent to the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, there is a lot to discover at the Oxbow. Join the staff on Saturdays (November through April) from 9 to 10 a.m. for a free guided hike and learn about the interplay of plants and animals that exists in some of Florida’s natural habitats. For more information click here.
Nestled on the North Fork of the Port St. Lucie River, Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club provides its residents a unique and casually elegant life experience complemented by a fully comprehensive array of quality services. Bordering two miles of pristine riverfront, Harbour Ridge boasts two championship golf courses, three marinas, and a stunning 45,000 sf club house that plays host to numerous activities and dining options. Residents at Harbour Ridge are able to enjoy everything South Florida has to offer without leaving the comfort of home. For more information on the Open House and living so close to these fun events to you, please call (772) 873-6013, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://harbourridgebrochure.com/.