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Waldo's at the Driftwood

3150 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963-1954
772-231-7091
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Ranked #57 of 270 Restaurants in Vero Beach
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waldo's located in th historic Driftwood Resort, inside and ocean front dining. Come find out why we are "THE LAST OF THE GREAT AMERICAN HANG OUTS"
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Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Waldo Sexton was quite the character and you feel his presence while dining in his restaurant beachside. It has changed over the years but his many artifacts are still there. You feel as though you are a part of a ship or a Spanish castle. He was quite the collector and he used all of his treasures in this building... More 

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Miami, Florida
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201 reviews 201 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I always stop in Waldo's when vising Vero Beach on business. Its really a funky place and the Bar is a fun place to kill some time at. The Bar over looks the Hotel Pool and the Beach so this can be interesting at times. They use to let people smoke in here and that kept me out for years,... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The food was good, the service was good, martinis too sweet. We were sitting inside, as far from patio as possible, and we kept getting whiffs of cigarette smoke from outside. Great atmosphere, right on the Atlantic Ocean.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have been here at least once or twice a year in the past and for my first visit of 2015 I have to say I was a little disappointed. Whenever I'm by the coast my cuisine is almost exclusively seafood. I decided to try them for lunch. Fast and friendly server... Check Beautiful ocean view.. Check Giant rum and... More 

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40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stay at the Driftwood every year, and Waldo's is a great bar scene, live music, right on the beach, great views. Food is not upscale or fancy but good The atmosphere and location are the important things here. Good prices too.

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The food was good. The atmosphere was not. I was meeting with a colleague from Alexandria, VA who had never been to Vero Beach. There was a rock band playing 30 ft from us inside the facility. I have hearing aids and took them out. I could not communicate to my friend, 34" across the table. PLEASE, tone it down...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My stepmom and I stopped into Waldo's for a drink before going on to the Citrus Grillhouse for dinner this evening. We sat at a table near the bar and when a server finally approached us, he asked us if we were there for dinner, I said "no, for cocktails". He hesitated and looked towards the bar, I asked him... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Despite the hype, the food we had was just a little bit better than average. Some was not heated, white wine was not chilled. But the prices were good and the atmosphere was very attractive (eclectic). The staff was attentive and pleasant. If you are in Vero, you should see this place, and eat there too. The history is interesting.... More 

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Batavia, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Everyone told us we "had" to eat at the Ocean Grill -- and some other places around Vero Beach. Very few take reservations, though, and waiting 90 minutes for a table for dinner is not my idea of an enjoyable evening. A local had recommended Waldo's, and now we know why. We had no wait (although it got more crowded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Interesting location in a rambling hotel/resort. On the beach if you want. Very friendly and professional staff with good sense of humour. Very good food.

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Address: 3150 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963-1954
Phone Number: 772-231-7091
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Vero Beach
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Mexican

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