Dockside Dining: Fort Pierce, Florida

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If you’re looking for a charming Old Florida experience, look no further than Fort Pierce. This picturesque destination offers some of the best dockside dining and sunset viewing experiences in the state. The area is home to a variety of waterfront restaurants that serve up fresh seafood, local produce, and tropical cocktails, all while offering stunning views of the water.

Located on the Atlantic Coast between Vero Beach and Stuart, Fort Pierce is a great spot to stop on a Great Loop adventure or as a convenient anchorage at a private boat dock rental. So, fire up the engines, set sail, and check out these must-visit dock-and-dine restaurants in Fort Pierce.

Located near the Fort Pierce City Marina, Cobb’s Landing offers a tropical-themed atmosphere with a menu that includes tacos, seafood gumbo, salads, burgers, pasta, seafood, a raw bar, and a large selection of cocktails and wine. The tiki bar is a popular spot to unwind after a day of fishing, diving, cruising, or watersports.

At 12A Buoy, located at Fisherman’s Wharf, you can enjoy a rustic and laid-back ambiance while indulging in menu selections like pasta, seafood, black Angus New York strip, lobster, rack of lamb, and yellowfin snapper. Choose between indoor or outdoor dining to soak up the Florida sunshine.

For fresh Florida grouper and rum punch, Crabby’s Dockside Fort Pierce is a must-visit. Located at Cobb’s Landing, near the Downtown Farmers’ Market of Fort Pierce and across from the Manatee Observation and Education Center, the large menu offers a variety of pasta, hand-tossed pizza, tacos and bowls, fish and seafood, burgers, and shrimp po boy sandwiches. The restaurant overlooks the Indian River Lagoon and the Fort Pierce Inlet, providing easy access to private boat lift rentals, marinas, and local attractions.

On the Edge Bar & Grill, located at Dockside Marina and Resort, is a family-owned restaurant with boat and dinghy slips for guests. Pull up to the dock and enjoy live music in the open-air thatched roof setting. The marina has 58 slips for boats up to 50 feet, making it a convenient stop for boaters. The menu features a selection of fritters, Thai rock shrimp, seared ahi tuna, and wings.

At Little Jim Bait & Tackle, you can get your live and frozen bait and then indulge in a bite of seafood and live music. The menu offers house-made clam chowder, peel-and-eat shrimp, subs, salads, Cuban and Philly steak sandwiches, tacos, burgers, sandwiches, and a variety of tropical drinks. Located on Jim Island on N. Causeway/A1A headed to Ft Pierce Inlet State Park, this dog-friendly restaurant was once a military shack in World War II and is now a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

So there you have it, five must-visit waterfront restaurants in Fort Pierce that offer delicious food, refreshing drinks, and stunning views of the water. If you’ve been to any of these restaurants, let us know which ones are your favorites!

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Little Jim Bait and Tacos Blackened Mahi Tacos.

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