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“The best view in Vero Beach, on the ocean, and combined with excellent food.”
Review of Citrus Grillhouse

Citrus Grillhouse
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Ranked #21 of 324 Restaurants in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ocean Drive
Description: Citrus Grillhouse is an American bistro-style casual seaside restaurant. Dishes are simple classics with Mediterranean and Italian influences. Direct oceanfront views. Executive Chef Scott Varricchio's creative plates have been described as 'approachable comfort food bursting with flavor'. Our menu changes with the seasons using regionally grown produce and specialty meats and seafood.
Vero Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“The best view in Vero Beach, on the ocean, and combined with excellent food.”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

Citrus is on the ocean, with a view of the beach, and across from a lovely park, on a scenic street on the barrier island of Vero Beach, Florida. It has an indoor bar and an out door bar, with seating inside or a lovely outdoor covered patio. It is chef-owned, although a few prominent local businessman also have ownership. This chef, is very serious, about food, about wine and about pleasing his customers. The dinner menu is outstanding, with high quality ingredients and interesting dishes. The luncheon menu is a bit sparse, but usually has a good special of the day, not to mention the absolute beauty of the ocean beach. The Vero Beach area has lots of waterfront restaurants, and they are mostly "decent", but Citrus is far above the crowd and worth a visit.

  • Visited January 2012
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Smalltown, America
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“You will enjoy!”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

Try the Mahi, you will love it. We enjoyed the friendly staff, fresh ingredients beautiful surroundings and the wine selections

Visited January 2012
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Bluffton, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Worst of Vero Beach”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

It is such a shame how this restaurant has gone down hill in 1 year. We had a great dining experience in 2010 & decided to make it a regular spot. However, after dining there in 2011 we will not be back. The prices have escalated, the portions have greatly diminished & the service was definitely lacking for the prices they were charging. I had 3 small scallops for a absorbant price of $26.00 Where are they coming from. My brother in-law had a hamburger for a rocking $18 price. The ladies had appetizers and the bill was rediculous. The cost of a shot of jack daniels is only $11 & bud light is only $6 a bottle. What a joke. We will never be back.

  • Visited December 2011
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“disappointment”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

Limited lunch menu. Not as a great a view as you would think. I had a haystack mesculin saland. Basically it was lettuce on a plate with no other salad vegetables for something like $8

Visited December 2011
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Port ST
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Loud and lousy staff”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Situated at a perfect point in Vero, this want to be "upscale" restaurant spells out loud, basic food with crappy service. New York strip very fatty to the point of "cheap meat", the staff horrible at wine service, the management unprofessional, and the specials and menu small. For an upscale town as Vero, the place should have been packed, but the lack of patronage tells me, that someone does not aim to please... Poor ownership and training of their staff. Highly recommend other restaurants in Vero beach over this one!

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