When we first moved here we searched high & low for good seafood with Very disappointing results! We just couldn't believe, being right on the coast that there was so little good seafood. We were soooo happy when we found Grills! It is now one of our absolute favorite restaurants & it's the one place we have taken all of our friends & family members when they come to visit. When you go, you should sit out back & enjoy the views & sea breeze! The outdoor, water view deck seating is first come, first serve. When you get there you walk out back & grab a table when it comes available. It's a great place to go with the family, friends or even as a couple. But there aren't any small tables for 2 outside. The indoor dining room is very nice too & has much of the same views if you prefer to be inside.
I'll be honest, the alcoholic drinks are mediocre and very obviously made from pre bottled mixes, but that's not why you come to Grills. You come to Grills for the FISH!! The File Fish to be exact. It is a local fish you can't get just anywhere & it is amazing!! I have taken fish lovers & people who aren't really big on fish & Every One of them has raved about the File fish! Whatever they put on it to season it is really flavorful! I also really love the black beans & coconut rice, and my husband loves the Tahitian taters.
Grills has a 2nd restaurant up in Port Canaveral near the cruise ships that we visited once. Only once because we were honestly disappointed. It's smaller, much more crowded & didn't have that same great atmosphere. But most of all, the food just wasn't as good, across the board. So we stick with the one in Melbourne.
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