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“Loved their salad dressing.”

Ocean Grill Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 329 Restaurants in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

The view is worth the trip. We were right on the ocean. The menu choices for salads were slim but the seafood was good...not great. The desserts were WONDERFUL! and the service was top notch. The place was built by Waldo Sexton so the ambiance is similar to by he driftwood lodge only level and a little more up scale. The restaurant smelled a little musty when we first walked in but that passed by the time we were seated at our table. All in all a good experience.

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Thank Lori M
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

The service was fantastic! Ask for the ocean view table and their famous Painkiller drink! A bit pricey but worth it.

Thank Snitroxy
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Enjoyed Cajun grouper and a nicely prepared red snapper. Sides were very good as well. service was very friendly, good and knowledgeable. Host was also very friendly & parking was convenient.

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Thank Randy J
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Go to this place a half-hour before sunset-it's west-facing, directly on the river, right under the bridge to the beachfront. Very scenic. Otherwise, it's a noisy bar atmosphere, marginal service, but decent food for the money. Had the crab cake dinner, which was over $20, but came with two hockey puck-sized cakes that were almost all crab meat. Could have used a bit more seasoning, but what the hell. Nice place to go if you're just hungry, and want to chill out.

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1  Thank Mark H
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

As a Vero Beach resident, I have frequented the Ocean Grill many times. On my last visit I took a friend and his wife as our guests. They had never been to the Ocean Grill and was hoping to enjoy a peaceful adult dinner together. To make a long story short, my friend's wife ended up leaving literally in tears before finishing her meal due to the sarcasm of the waiter when she tried to return her dish.

The food here is typically ok, I do not recall sending anything back in the past. However on this occasion, she did not care for what she was presented as it was not prepared to her liking. After waiting more than 20 minutes to explain this to our server, he had sarcastic comments to say that led to us seeking management. After all was said and done the manager on the floor was kind enough to take care of her dinner.

Regardless, we left with a very upset friend and a ruined night once again. The management really needs to get control of their staff. Sarcasm and unsolicited comments are extremely unprofessional. It is even more unprofessional to continue to carry on with the comments after someone has told you that you have taken it too far, to only continue until she had to leave the establishment in tears.

I am disappointed in what is supposed to be one of the top local establishments on the treasure coast. Hopefully they can put some drive back into their staff. If this establishment would hire more friendly energetic staff, they may produce a happier clientele. Not to mention I do not think a background check would hurt either. I could not help but notice the ankle bracelet on one of the employees! Disappointing to say the least.

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1  Thank Harry J
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