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Waldo's at the Driftwood

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3150 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963-1954
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Finally tried Waldo's, since we had a gift certificate, and had heard good things about it. Went for a late lunch/early dinner on a Monday afternoon, so it wasn't a problem getting a table. Chose to sit inside, as it was hot outside - although we ended up under the only ceiling fan that wasn't on. The doors are open,... More 

Thank Donna L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had some out of town guests who suggested Waldo's...we locals crinkled up our noses but decided to meet them anyway. It was a Friday night during happy hour (we're old so we eat early), and to say it was jammed would be an understatement. However, most of the attendees were plainly not eating, but rather imbibing and taking advantage... More 

Thank Lar347
Bokeelia, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We go to The Driftwood Innalmost every summer. Waldo's is a one major highlight of our visit. We always enjoy their food and drinks. We love the ocean and the balmy breezes. Usually, there is live music on weekends, a lively pool, and always such a magical atmosphere. Waldo's ghost still stirs amongst his patrons.

Thank Lindaswfl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love coming to Waldo's! They usually have a band playing on the weekends. Great food and drinks and beautiful view of the beach on the deck! I live in Vero and go often. Great to bring guests from out of town too!

Thank Allison D
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Waldo's with our Baseballlteam newporksbaseball.com and we had a blast. It was round Sunset and after a few Drinks we had our Dinner at the Top Location. When you are at Vero Beach you gotta see Waldo's

Thank Oldgreyfox14
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife went to Waldo's for a date night while we were visiting the area for the week. Waldo's is a 4 minute walk from our timeshare. We got sat quickly had a couple of drinks and an appetizer then dinner and just had a great time. My only complaint would be that it was fairly warm in there...most of... More 

Thank senseiblackburn
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Waldo's on the beach has one of the best views of the ocean in Vero Beach. Their seafood is fresh and delicious. Some of my favorite things on the menu are: Key West style fish taco's, the grilled fresh fish slightly blackened (Mahi), and the Key West conch fritters and crab cake for appetizers. If you enjoy having a drink... More 

Thank SurfWriter1
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is average but service sucks. Ask for a house salad with fiah and they brought a combo of fruit salad and lettuce... Not coming back

Thank Ari L
Lee O, General Manager at Waldo's at the Driftwood, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your salad. Our house salad is made with fresh green, tomatoes, scallions, cucumber and fresh pineapple to give it that Florida beach flare. Most people do enjoy the fresh fruit added. Hopefully in the future we will try us again. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love seafood this is the place. Great crab cakes. Great view. Interesting indoors to say the least.

Thank Ervanowitz
Vero Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Waldos food is excellent. My server Whit did an excellent job. My only complaint is most tables are outside and the sun can be a deterrent. The ocean is right at your doorstep. I would highly recommend Waldos if you like the outside atmosphere.

Thank gingerver0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963-1954
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Vero Beach
  • Phone Number: 772-231-7091
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?