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Vero Vine Top 9 Burgers

Burgers are a classic go-to. So who has the best? We came up with 9 local favorites that are serving up the best sizzling patties. Where is your favorite burger served? Let us know in the comments below!


Green Marlin Restaurant and Raw Bar

The Green Marlin Restaurant and Raw Bar serves up high-end seafood in a casual, Irish pub atmosphere. Join us for happy hour today!

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Bobby’s Restaurant and Lounge

Bobby’s Restaurant and Lounge, located on Ocean Drive, has been serving Vero Beach for over 30 years. Recipient of the 2014 Reader’s Choice Best Sports Bar award by TCPalm, as well as award-winning burgers, Bobby’s is a top choice for local’s looking for great food in a casual atmosphere.

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Casey’s Place

Love an outdoor setting with fantastic food and just a short walk away from the beach? Casey’s Place is your place then! Located on the corner of Cardinal Drive and Azalea Lane in beautiful Vero Beach, it is a local favorite. Some regular customers drive from as far away as West Palm Beach just to get a taste of Casey’s! The trademark market umbrellas create a comfortable shaded setting at the large classic wooden tables.

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Baci Trattoria

At Baci Trattoria, we have built a great reputation for quality food with a diverse menu, awesome presentation, excellent service, and a professional staff, all while striving to orchestrate the perfect experience.

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Osceola Bistro

The bistro’s quality of food, consistency of superior service and its unique atmosphere are by far its most appealing attributes. The inside dining room has an open airy feel, with high ceilings, earth-tone color walls, custom trim work and a simplistic, yet elegant decor. Join the hip crowd and have a drink, dinner or both in the bistro’s bar-made of an eco-friendly white limestone and local beach shell material. 

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Nick’s Family Restaurant

Known for great burgers and a family-friendly atmosphere.

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Southern Social

Our favorite food experiences have never happened while in the company of ourselves. Its been surrounded by family and friends. Southern Social is centered around just that; food, family and friends. This is our interpretation of southern cuisine with a progressive twist and many outside influences. We appreciate where food comes from and wholeheartedly believe that our cuisine is only as good as the ingredients we cook with. We are dedicated to serving delicious food and giving the best southern hospitality possible all while you create lasting memories.

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Wilke’s 14 Bones

Wilke’s 14 Bones BBQ is proud to present the 14 Bones Outpost! We are now bringing you a Create-Your-Own, BBQ To Go menu. Choose one of our delicious fresh real open pit smoked meats: Beef Brisket, Pork, Turkey, Chicken or Sausage. Make it into a platter, on a bun or toast, in a wrap or burrito with unlimited toppings, sauces and spices. Don’t forget the wings for the game. Get your Shrimp fried or grilled. You know we got your ribs. Now you can get a quick homemade breakfast: Bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes and biscuits & gravy.

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Mrs. Macs Fillin’ Station

At Mrs. Mac’s Fillin’ Station we fill your tummy, not your tank. Here, Mrs. Mac’s long tradition of top quality food made to order, has a new/old touch we think you’ll love! Just like Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen in Key Largo since 1976, and Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen by the Sea here in Vero Beach until 1992, we’ve continued to provide a serving of fun along with our great food. We think the days of an old-fashioned drive in the country represent the idyllic time to which we’d all like to return every now and then. 

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Vero Vine Top 9 Breakfast Joints

These are a few of Vero’s local breakfast favorites. What’s your go-to breakfast joint? Was it left off the list? Let us know in the comments! 


Baci Trattoria

Located in Downtown Vero just off 14th Avenue in a strip mall, Baci is in the corner between the new VB American Bar & Grill (review) and Carmine & Lucia’s (review).  Parking is somewhat limited depending on the time of day you arrive, but there is street parking if you cannot find any spots in the parking lot.  While the inside air-conditioned space is limited, they do have an outdoor patio that has lots of space.  Even in the heat of summer, its shaded and lots of fans to keep the air moving.  The inside is nicely decorated and Italian inspired. Serving the best breakfast in Vero Beach!

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Kountry Kitchen with Love

Serves breakfast, lunch, and coffee. Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, and Take Out is available. This is a local favorite!


Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree continues the tradition of good food at a good value.The Lemon Tree Restaurant, in the heart of the Beachsides popular shopping and dining district, is a destination for many hungry locals and visitors. To our customers, we thank you for making The Lemon Tree a very special place. Please come back soon! Join us for a meal and we know you will come back!

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Beach Bum Bagel Cafe

Beach Bum Bagel Cafe is the Vero Beach Breakfast And Lunch Place to Eat, Relax, and Enjoy Delicious Food and Drinks. We are more than a bagel company with a wide variety of meals including burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Our many regular customers have enjoyed our style and quality since 2000. Come check us out if you haven’t already – we are sure you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Tasty-O Donuts

First opened 08-12-1971. Baked fresh daily. Made by hand. The first donut shop here in Vero Beach Florida and a local hot spot for anyone with a sweet tooth. 

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Mrs. Mac’s Fillin’ Station

At Mrs. Mac’s Fillin’ Station we fill your tummy, not your tank. Here, Mrs. Mac’s long tradition of top quality food made to order has a new/old touch we think you’ll love! Just like Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen in Key Largo since 1976, and Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen by the Sea here in Vero Beach until 1992, we’ve continued to provide a serving of fun along with our great food. We think the days of an old-fashioned drive in the country represent the idyllic time to which we’d all like to return every now and then. 

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Mulligans Beach House

Our restaurants are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve breakfast, lunch & dinner. Mulligan’s offers an array of daily drink and food specials. Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill is fun and family-oriented.

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C.J. Cannon’s

C.J. Cannon’s Restaurant and Lounge has been serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for over 30 years in Vero Beach, and has become a destination for locals, visitors, and celebrities through out the years.

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La Tabla

Good food tastes good right from the start so there’s no need to add much to it. For us, less is more and we hate long lists of ingredients and processed stuff in our food and drinks. We source locally as much as possible and choose organic when it makes sense. We are what we eat. We eat to live and to feel good, and the balance of these two is what we like to offer at La Tabla.

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Baci Trattoria – Restaurant Review 2017

by Thomas Miller – Food Blogger / Restaurant Critic for Vero Vine and Vero Beach Foodie

As one of my all-time favorite places for breakfast in Vero, I was really excited for the opportunity to review Baci again.  Last year my friend and guest blogger, Eden Collona wrote the review and I was a bit jealous because the food and experience we had was so amazing.  The items on the menu are truly unique and tend to have funky names and a story behind them.  Getting to meet the owner, Karen Scott Fulchini was another highlight of my first visit.  Her warm greeting makes you feel like you are family and dining in her own home.  If you have an opportunity to sit down and dine with Karen, I highly recommend you do.  Her stories alone are worth the time to have a meal with her.

Located in Downtown Vero just off 14th Avenue in a strip mall, Baci is in the corner between the new VB American Bar & Grill (review) and Carmine & Lucia’s (review).  Parking is somewhat limited depending on the time of day you arrive, but there is street parking if you cannot find any spots in the parking lot.  While the inside air-conditioned space is limited, they do have an outdoor patio that has lots of space.  Even in the heat of summer, its shaded and lots of fans to keep the air moving.  The inside is nicely decorated and Italian inspired.  The staff does not seem to change that often, so it’s nice getting to know them and seeing them again each time you visit.

 

Now on to the food!  Let’s jump right in and see what I had to eat!

Insalata Antipasti – ($13.00) – As someone who follows a very low carb diet at home, it’s nice to see a restaurant offer this as an option for someone like me.  The antipasti platter includes shaved prosciutto, genoa salami, mortadella, fresh mozzarella, provolone, and fire roasted peppers.  Portion size was large and quite the bargain for the quality of meats and cheeses served.  Two of my favorites on the platter were the mortadella and the fresh mozzarella. They were both superb! The fire roasted peppers were soft, sweet, garlicky, and went perfectly with the taralli croutons served alongside.

Fried Polenta Fingers – ($8.00) – We got our first taste of these at the Bacon Festival and immediately fell in love with them.  While these don’t have bacon in them, they do have parmesan cheese and are wonderful!  They have a certain richness to them, and the more you eat, the better the flavor gets.  You get two sauce options, either the tomato basil gravy or the spicy Italian pesto dipping sauce.  We had the Italian pesto sauce and it was a perfect match with the polenta.

Shrimp Emanuela – ($13.00) – The polenta at Baci seems to be taking a starring role lately due to customer request.  I know because I’m one of the customers that have requested it several times in other dishes and not just in the Primavera Benedict.  This dish was the inspiration of Chef Amy and she insisted we try it even though we just had the polenta fingers.  It contains two of the same polenta cakes that they use in the benedict and are topped with garlic butter shrimp, served over a bed of fresh spinach, and garnished with shaved parmesan cheese.  Additional garlic butter sauce was served alongside.  Such simple ingredients, yet they work so well together.  It was so good!

Peasant Grits Pot – ($10.00) – If you are really hungry, then might I suggest you give this one a try?  The pot is filled about a 1/3 of the way with their wonderful creamy grits, then topped with sautéed spinach, bacon, pimento cheese, two eggs cooked to order, and chopped chives as a garnish.  I ordered my eggs sunny side up because I figured the runny yolk would further enhance this dish.  The grits were nice and creamy, the bacon was crispy, and the eggs were perfectly cooked sunny side up.  It was delicious!

Holy Cannoli Pancakes – ($10.00) – HOLY CANNOLI BATMAN!!!  This right here is why I say that Baci is different.  Where else can you find something like this on the menu in Vero?  It’s made with 2 pancakes, with the top one folded back and stuffed with cannoli filling.  It’s then topped with more filling, a strawberry then drizzled with some chocolate sauce, and dusted with powdered sugar.  The pancakes were light and fluffy and I was surprised that it was not as rich as I thought it would be with all the cannoli filling.  What does make it rich is the chocolate sauce, so they only put a little bit over the top for garnish and give you a side of it so you can add as much as you desire.

In Conclusion:

Why do I love Baci so much?  Because it’s different, and in this case, different is good.  While they do still have some classic Italian dishes on the menu, they also don’t follow the rules of what an Italian restaurant is expected to serve and have created some truly unique dishes.  While spaghetti may have had a hand in building this place, stuffing it into a gigantic meatball and covering it with Sunday gravy is what keeps people coming back time and time again.

Have you tried Baci Trattoria?  What has your experience been with them?  Sound off in the comments below and let me know your thoughts, or feel free to email me at thefoodguy@verovine.com with your questions or comments.

Atmosphere – 5 Forks

Service – 5 Forks

Food – 5 Forks

Rating Scale Legend:

1 to 5 Forks – 1 Bad to 5 Excellent

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Address1918 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Phone(772) 794-4747

Open Daily from 7:00am – 3:00pm