Vero Vine Top 9 Barbecue

Everyone loves some good barbecue! We’ve come up with the top local spots that are serving the community with some of the best bbq around. Let us know what your favorite places are to chow down in the comments below!


Wilke’s 14 Bones BBQ

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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Smokehouse BBQ Grill

The original restaurant known as “Fatboys” opened in 1973 by former Florida Gator player and then current Vero Beach High School football coach Lawrin Giannamore. It was Vero Beach’s first restaurant dedicated to barbeque with an indoor smoker. The original oak hardwood smoker and all its flavors are still in use in the kitchen today. The basted and slow-smoked barbeque pork, beef, chicken and ribs quickly became a Vero Beach staple. The “Fatboys” chain spread throughout Florida. “Coach”, as he was known to all in Vero Beach, opened a second location off State Road 60 on Vero’s west side in the early 1980’s. The restaurants became a second home to many and in 1986 the Friday night pre-game meal location for our beloved Vero Beach Fighting Indian football team under the direction of local legend Billy Livings. Billy and “Coach” became fast friends and their numerous stories and tales grew over the next twenty plus years. 

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Sonny’s BBQ

Long-standing fast-food chain specializing in meats slow smoked over oak, plus sides & salads.

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Southern Social

Our favorite food experiences have never happened while in the company of ourselves. It’s 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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Riverfront Chill & Grill

After celebrating 2+ years in Sebastian off of Indian River Drive, Chill and Grill jumped at the opportunity to move their restaurant to a new venue within the welcoming town limits of Vero Beach. With a menu focused on fresh local ingredients, simple Southern and Home-style cooking elevated to an art form, and select house-smoked meats, there is a little bit of something for everyone. For any Beer-o-philes and Vin-o-philes, there will be a discerning selection of specialty craft beers on draft along with select boutique wines by the glass or bottle to savor with the culinary taste sensations or on their own. You decide. 

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Cafe 66

Known for their pulled pork sandwiches, swamp cabbage, sausage gravy and biscuits, and friendly folks on the Treasure Coast. 

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Wes’ Backyard BBQ and Grill

Serving up everything from pulled pork to cuban dishes, we have fish, great wings, philly cheese steak and 1/2 lb burgers and sooo much more come check us out we are lad back and friendly beyond belief… or let us cater your next party.

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Seaway Smokehouse feat. Tillman’s Famous BBQ

Tillman’s is dedicated to providing the community high-quality food and ingredients. Tillman’s smokes its meats fresh every day starting the night before, cooking all night long as we say LOW AND SLOW ready for opening the next morning ensuring meals are ready for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is designed for a quick meal if you are in a hurry get in and get out, if you want to visit a bit that’s okay too. The center of Tillman’s features a large BBQ Pit where the smokehouse meats are served from all day long.  Specialty designed smokers slowly cook Tillman’s pork butts, chicken, brisket, and ribs giving the meat perfect flavor and a golden smokehouse color.  Our staff at Tillman’s BBQ hopes you enjoy the restaurant and home cooked food as much as we do we do cooking it and serving it to you, can’t wait to serve you again soon! 

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The Saussie Express

Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out, Catering, and Outdoor Seating.

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