Citrus Grillhouse

4.6
1244 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Citrus Grillhouse is an American bistro-style casual seaside eatery. Dishes are simple classics with Italian and Mediterranean inspired origins. Executive Chef Scott Varricchio’s creative plates have been described as ‘approachable comfort food bursting with flavor’. The menu changes with the seasons using regionally grown produce and fresh locally caught seafood, featuring the highest quality of ingredients.
Citrus Grillhouse is high-energy, lively, and personable, where there is always something going on. Citrus Grillhouse is ideal for any gathering of friends, family, business associates, locals and tourists alike. A place where you always feel welcome.
Reservations are highly recommended, and our outside seating is also always first come-first serve.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1244 people are saying
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PennyL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated inside at a nice corner booth with a view of the restaurant and bar area. Our server was informative and attentive. We shared the Baby Arugula Salad tossed in a delicious lemon vinaigrette. I got the Snapper entree. It was cooked perfectly and served with a lemon pasta. Both were delicious. My son liked his “melt in your mouth” Spinach Tagliolini. For dessert, we shared the Deconstructed S’mores and had to stop ourselves from licking the plate. The marshmallow tasted like it was heated over a campfire. All courses were spaced appropriately. I had a glass of my favorite wine, Belle Glos Pinot Noir, which is hard to find “by the glass.” Citrus did not disappoint!

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Bigdog0411
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere starting off with a great hostess, bar tender and server (Nelson)!!! Sat at their “Honeymoon Table” on the beach!! Pork Chop was elite and scallops were perfect! Suggest reservations as others had to wait 30-45 minutes to be seated!

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elleira
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting the area and this restaurant seemed like perfect stop for lunch. The view from the porch overlooked the beach. Service was great. The food was delicious and the price was right. There wasn’t a single dish that we didn’t devour. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all sround

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had the flounder. It was excellent, light and fluffy. The lemony angel hair pasta served with it really added to the flavor. Service was on the spot :)

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vickiec
Mississippi
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived an hour early and they were very accommodating. We had a beautiful view of the ocean. The service was wonderful and our waiter was exceptional and explained the menu. My husband had the scallops and risotto while I had the local red snapper. Both dishes were wonderful and very fresh! Dessert was perfect, key lime pie,a perfect pairing of sweetness and the tartness of key lime! Don’t hesitate to make a reservation for this perfect coastal Jewel!

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vipJKON
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We have been to Citrus Grillhouse several times and in the past have had a great experience, hence returning last night.
We did not have a great experience at all. From the moment we got to the restaurant the young male host was not very welcoming. We booked through open table and were informed that an outside table would be a 30 minute wait so we opted to eat inside. There should be an option when you book on the app 'inside', 'outside' or 'bar' instead of just 'bar' and 'standard' seating.
Then when we got to the table, Layla, looked less than thrilled to be given our table. She rushed through telling us what the specials were and then when we ordered the appetizers she wanted to get the entrée order quickly. My husband ordered his appetizer and then she proceeded to ask what he wanted for his entrée (very rushed). He asked if something happened and she replied 'This is our busiest hour and I want to get your order in'.
This restaurant I would class as a dining experience not a rushed, fast food type place.
I get it, people have off days but, when you are in the service industry you need to make an effort even if you're not feeling it.
She definitely didn't make an effort at all; rushed and aggressive!
The food was just ok too which was disappointing for what you pay.
Needless to say we will not be in a rush to return!

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vipLisa
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. Service was wonderful. We will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service.

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vipniadancer
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A hidden gem. The food was exquisite. The mushrooms were to die for. My husband and I had the lamb with hummus. Unbelievable. We liked it so much we returned for lunch before the end of our vacation. I can’t wait to go back.

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Foodie
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Layla was Amazing. Food was delicious. Service was exceptional.

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Virg
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Vernon, was wonderful. He had a great personality and was very attentive. Best meal we have had in Vero.

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JenH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to have a date night or dinner with friends

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PaulL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gorgeous location on the ocean in Vero Beach. Very clean with a nice beach elegance. Food was a little pricey, but excellent taste and well-seasoned. Wine selection was good, and moderately priced. Overall, a great choice

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EvangelineH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the truffle risotto and hubby ordered the pork chops. Food was superb and ambience was cozy. Service always good.

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vipAGYL
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very under staffed = slow service. We tried to be as understanding as we could because we know it’s the case for many restaurants right now. But when the server said they weren’t ready to seat us and we should’ve waited outside in the sweltering heat with an infant instead of coming in to sit.. and then brought me an overdressed salad when I specifically asked for it to be as lightly dressed as possible - it was enough for us. Probably will not be back again.

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GreyWriter58
Salt Lake City
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food
Beautiful ocean views.
Open kitchen
Food was great but not remarkable

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the servers knowledgeable and pleasant and the atmosphere was beautiful. The fries with truffle butter appetizer should not be missed! We stumbled upon this place nine years ago and make sure to come back every trip. Just an absolutely lovely dinner.

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Laurie
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The view was great! However, up-charge for almost everything. Above all kitchen staff (cook and waiters) were eating food from plates that were being served.

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MattR
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The Food was pretty good and the service was decent as well. The food was a bit overpriced, menu wasn't that big and the ambiance was alright. It was a decent experience but not amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The staff was great!

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BrendanR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and even better service. The entire staff went above and beyond in every way imaginable.

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vipLaurenandMike
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was a disappointment. I ordered the $90 Waygu steak dinner and although it was flavorful the presentation looked like they could not bother to “dress up” the plate. I believe a lot of what makes going to a nice restaurant enjoyable is feasting with your eyes as well as with the taste of food and this was not attractive. I expected more for a $90 investment in an entree.

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vipRIch
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Potentially a very nice place but the canvas in the bar was ripped and tattered; more like a look out of B Class movie. Though the place claims to have a chef the tuna was out of a tin! The burger lacked even a lettuce leaf and whilst I do not necessarily want lots of rabbit food something fresh with it would have been nice.
The saving grace a young Bar Man who knew his stuff and had a sense of humor! Or may be, the place was all about humor!

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dedehans
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Your chairs are too hard! Can't you get some cushions please? I was happy to leave as my butt was hurting.

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vipTommyG
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A birthday dinner for my special wife! Food great, service great, wine great………..all great!

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vipMarvin
Charleston
88 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is always very good but selections are limited. The atmosphere is very nice and the service is always exceptional.

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vipGaltal1963
Anchorage
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It’s SO LOUD. Music was blasting at us. Can’t this restaurant get this figured out; after years and years of the many of the reviews regarding the sound. Get a large rug for the center of the room to buffer the sound of the diners.

Just turn the music off.

Even outside it was loud. The music was heard on the street. Sounded like Riverside Cafe.

You are missing a great opportunity for GREAT reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived, the service was impeccable. The hostess was very accommodating while we waited for our table. Our server was exceptionally nice and our dinner was delicious! My daughter enjoyed her pasta made with butter sauce, my mom had the burger which was grilled to perfection and I had the skirt steak with salad. Overall, 5 stars !!

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vipJerry
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service from the kid pouring water to the waitress was wonderful. The food was great too. Our only issue was the restaurant was so loud. Wish they had some sound baffling

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vipKatherineM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is delicious and great location

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EllieBoo
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time with a beautiful window seat. The service and food were excellent. We will definitely be going back!

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carolspiro123
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely modern open floor plan. Can see kitchen from table. A bit noisy and bench type seating a bit congested but big pillows separate people. We had YAEGER for server and he was fantastic. Food was eclectic and very delicious. Arugla salad bountiful and beet salad so yummy, but smallish portion. They had flounder which was delicate and served as 2 filets. So good. We going back in few days.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food quality was very good. I would have wished for more seafood options for a location on the beach however. More vegetables as sides would have been nice too. There was a surprising amount of pasta with most entrees, not sure how that is commiserate with hot weather conditions, but whatever. Cocktail menu was quite strong, as was the wine selection.

Interior space was updated, classy, yet balanced the relaxed FL vibe.

Service was quite excellent, even down to the host and bussers.

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vipBillO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Too many bugs flying around. Also the food was at the table too fast. We felt a bit rushed.

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David
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipruby
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner , Food was fab , view gorgeous looked like a painting !

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Jbl12
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service as usual. Always one of our favorites. Our visiting guests had a lovely experience. Getting pricy post covid as is all food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Citrus never disappoints! The food and service are always excellent! The flavors are bursting and so delicious. From the drinks to appetizers to mains and desserts, we always leave full and very happy.

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vipChingy
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is just lovely. Relaxed, beach but upscale. A little pricey but worth it for a special occasion. I love going there.

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Citrus Grillhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (772) 234-4114.

Citrus Grillhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1244 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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