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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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  • 214
    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
Most recent review
Deserves It's Reputation

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Leighdee30
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Vero Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vero Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Vero Beach FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I am a local and eat at The Tides at least once a month.Kenny is a great waiter. Everyone there is attentive. Lovely atmosphere, and the food is unsurpassed. Try to save room for dessert - rich enough to share, but so delicious you may order a second! Nobody hurries you, but be sure to make reservations. 2-3 days in... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Iimpeccable is the best word I can find to describe The Tides Restaurant; impeccable ambiance, impeccable food, impeccable service, and an impeccable dining experience. We went here for a birthday celebration and it couldn't have been nicer. This rivals any fine dining I've ever had anywhere else in the world and to think it's right here in my own backyard!... More 

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PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great meal with wonderful service (Kenny's the man!). The chef was wonderful with my dietary needs and prepared a farro dish to my individual specifications. True I love farro, but this was an incredible dish cooked to perfection with sautéed mushrooms. My seared tuna was also fantastic. Husband started with a fabulous grilled pear salad over endive, followed by duck.... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was our favorite dinner during our stay in Vero Beach. We thought the atmosphere was good. Yes, it wasn't beachfront, but the inside was delightful. The food was terrific--pear salads, fish specials, and key lime pie. Service was prompt.

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Sebastian, Florida
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464 reviews 464 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Tides is located in a convenient location with adequate parking. The food was fine. Usual for this type of place--small servings, large price tag. The service was good with prompt attention paid to our every need. I would like this place a lot better if the ambiance was better. I feel we paid "oceanfront" prices for a closed in,... More 

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Oakton, Virginia, United States
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167 reviews 167 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Fries oyster app was a disappointment - but the rest of our choices were great. We had a seafood soup, salmon, striped bass, grouper - all were well prepared and plated with tasty complimentary sides. Only issue was it was an hour between the apps and the entree arrivals. Waiter avoided us - versus updating us on the status. A... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Best Vero has to offer. As a local I dine here at least three times a month. Service and food is always superb.

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had heard very good things about the TIDES and decided to give it a try. The reservation was made with ease, and I had to call to add a half-hour, which they easily accommodated. I was seated outside on front patio and near the warm gas lamp in February, which was nice. The bisque was excellent and it was... More 

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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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