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The Tides

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3103 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach, FL
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine dining with delicious food.

I highly recommend making reservations a day or two ahead of time. They book up quickly and it's not a place you can just show up and get a table. The outside of the restaurant is deceiving. It doesn't look like fine dining, but once you're inside, it is very nice. The waitstaff is wonderful, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Terry A
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend making reservations a day or two ahead of time. They book up quickly and it's not a place you can just show up and get a table. The outside of the restaurant is deceiving. It doesn't look like fine dining, but once you're inside, it is very nice. The waitstaff is wonderful, very helpful and accommodating. Large... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We live an hour south of Vero, but travel north on occasion for a change of scenery, some light outlet shopping, and dinner. We decided to deviate from making a reservation at one of our usual restaurant selections, and this time attempted an impromptu dining experience at a new location. After reading the favorable reviews on The Tides, we decided... More 

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Toms River
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our first time at The Tides and we absolutely loved the food. From appetizer to main course the food was attractively presented and delicious. We have been to several of the top picks by Tripadvisor in Vero beach and The Tides is by far the best.

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Whitby, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Wonderful food, generous portions, friendly, efficient and attentive staff, never wanted for anything. The Chef is #1. Have been there a few times, and will always return when I'm visiting. We sat outside, loved the atmosphere. The Tides is the best place to eat!

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

The Tides is a fine dining restaurant that not only deserves the number one rating in Vero Beach, but can hold its own with most fine dining restaurants in the US. For appetizers, we had Caesar salad, mussels, and a spinach salad. The salads were very good. The mussels were fantastic! The mussels were fresh and all very large in... More 

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Albany, NY
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336 reviews 336 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

On the last evening while staying in Vero for an extended stay, we decided to bypass the favorite places we go to each and every time we are in town (Ocean Grill, Bobby's, Dockside, etc.) and try something different. We decided to try The Tides due to all of the positive reviews here on TA and it was close to... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We eat at The Tides about once a month. The ambiance, food and service are all impeccable. Love the Sunset menu -- go right after work and have a light supper.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We chose to eat with friends and took advantage of the sunset menu (nice name for early bird special) fixed price. The choices were attractive and portions smaller which would be my choice anyways. The food was excellent and the service good. Although when it starts to get crowded the restaurant feels a little tight and tables are rather close... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Had a nice family dinner at The Tides. All the locals say it's number 1 and I'm inclined to agree. I had a Grouper dish that was excellent. I don't remember what anyone else had...only that it was agreed that we would return for a special occasion. Make a reservation, even out of season and during the week. There is... More 

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NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Perfect charm, perfect food, perfect. Wait staff perfect. Ambiance perfect. Did I say everything was perfect? In all the restaurants I've eaten in all the world this one, I'm thinking, is about the very best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3103 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Vero Beach

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?