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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
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“Awesome sunset views over the marina, great food, service, atmosphere and music. We also love that it's right on the Riverwalk. Best of all, it is a short walk from Maison du Soleil.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“We love this little hole in the wall!! The food is AMAZING and they have a cute patio area with live music. David loves the traditional jambalaya. Carolyn loves the blacken chicken pasta with 1/2 white sauce and 1/2 red sauce (jambalaya sauce) it’s a little traditional and a little spice 🥰. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Lots of great shows here all year long, but many more during the winter season. Check out their website to see what's coming up...”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“One of our favorite places to hear music. It's more a concert venue that serves alcohol, rather than a bar that has a band off to the side. It's mostly about the music here!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“stuartmainstreet.org Packed into a small area that’s easy on the feet, this historic downtown, with its quaint commercialism, is perfect for those looking to buy a knick-knack found nowhere else, or those merely interested in some serious window-shopping. Like the stores, each restaurant has something unique to offer. The pedestrian-friendly downtown has roundabouts, one of which is the aptly named and famous (infamous?) Confusion Corner. One roundabout features a sailfish sculpture; another, at the Haney’s Circle fountain, is anchored by Lady Bountiful, a bawdy statue sculpted for the 1939 World’s Fair and brought to Stuart 10 years later. After dinner, stroll on the boardwalk along the St. Lucie River and admire the Roosevelt Bridge towering overhead. For the party crowd, the annual Dancin’ in the Streets festival in downtown Stuart is one of the Treasure Coast’s biggest, and most entertaining, one-day events. Green Market is held every Sunday, 9am - 1pm ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“This popular two-story local favorite is across the street from the water and has traditional bar food and fresh seafood. Located in quaint downtown Jensen Beach, Mulligan’s is the perfect place to begin and end your evening while enjoying the epitome of relaxed Florida living. There’s always a great mix of people and a good time to be had in a casual and open setting. Make sure to take your picture in the enormous beach chair in the front of the restaurant! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Large park featuring a walking trail, mangrove boardwalk, fishing pier & gardens, plus picnic spots.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Breakfast. Sit outside and people watch while eating copious amounts of food. They also have bloody Mary’s and mimosas (why not?, you’re on vacation). ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pool
“Water park, but there is also an olympic swimming pool on the east side to swim laps in. It costs around $6.00, but the pool is perfect!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best location on the water in Stuart. Amazing views. Great food. I often have dreams that includes their Mac & Cheese. Friendly bar and happy hours. After a long day. I often go have a few beers and soak up the views. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Cozy upscale atmosphere. Fine dining stuart style. A special place for a special night. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“A really nice children's museum; includes a large Spanish galleon and a supermarket”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Sit with your feet in the sand and watch the boats go by. A great place to take kids - they can grab pails and shovels from the service cart and play in the sand while you sip a drink and relax.”
  • 10 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Featured on Emeril's Florida. Excellent fine dining. Reservations req'd Wed-Sat night. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fresh seafood which supplies a lot of the local restaurants with their seafood. Go to the Fish Market for bring home seafood or dine in at the (walking distance) dining room. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“There are many tasty and cozy restaurants downtown, which is a 20 minute leisurely walk form us. This is one of them.”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Awesome sunset views over the marina, great food, service, atmosphere and music. We also love that it's right on the Riverwalk. Best of all, it is a short walk from Maison du Soleil.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“We love this little hole in the wall!! The food is AMAZING and they have a cute patio area with live music. David loves the traditional jambalaya. Carolyn loves the blacken chicken pasta with 1/2 white sauce and 1/2 red sauce (jambalaya sauce) it’s a little traditional and a little spice 🥰. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“This popular two-story local favorite is across the street from the water and has traditional bar food and fresh seafood. Located in quaint downtown Jensen Beach, Mulligan’s is the perfect place to begin and end your evening while enjoying the epitome of relaxed Florida living. There’s always a great mix of people and a good time to be had in a casual and open setting. Make sure to take your picture in the enormous beach chair in the front of the restaurant! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Breakfast. Sit outside and people watch while eating copious amounts of food. They also have bloody Mary’s and mimosas (why not?, you’re on vacation). ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best location on the water in Stuart. Amazing views. Great food. I often have dreams that includes their Mac & Cheese. Friendly bar and happy hours. After a long day. I often go have a few beers and soak up the views. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cozy upscale atmosphere. Fine dining stuart style. A special place for a special night. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Fresh seafood which supplies a lot of the local restaurants with their seafood. Go to the Fish Market for bring home seafood or dine in at the (walking distance) dining room. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Featured on Emeril's Florida. Excellent fine dining. Reservations req'd Wed-Sat night. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

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