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About Citrus Grillhouse

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.
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.

1050 Easter Lily Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32963
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday through Saturday 11:30AM - 2:00PM



DINNER: Every Evening at 5:00PM (7 Nights a Week)

Cross Street:
Ocean Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(772) 234-4114

Website:
http://www.citrusgrillhouse.com/

Executive Chef:
Scott Varricchio

Additional:
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Citrus Grillhouse Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (28)
Scenic View (17)
Good for a Date (16)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Romantic (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fun (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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Late-night Find (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Too pricey for simple dining of salad and pasta app.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was good, but a little pricy. We all enjoyed our meals, but not over the top. I had swordfish and it was over cooked. My friend had the endive salad and pasta and felt it was very good. It was a Thursday night and the restaurant indoors was about 2/3rds full. No one table was really loud, but overall it was very noisy. At times when talking across the table you had to really raise your voice to be heard. Not sure I would return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We were in Vero for a couple of days and wanted to stay beachside and be close enough to walk. The food was decent. We had 2 of the specials - Beef and Swordfish. We sat outside ( kind of bright) and the attire for the entire restaurant is dressy casual. Service was alright. A bit slow as our waitress seemed to 'overlook' us on her passes by our table. My guess is for really good food, you need to go into the downtown area, or drive further south on Ocean Dr.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Made the res online. Stated anniversary for the occasion. Everyone there knew it was our anniversary. Great service. Special table overlooking the water. Special, no charge, dessert. Great food. Will be the first place we book upon returning to Vero Beach.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Consistently excellent food and service.fantastic view of ocean

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Sat on the patio, beautiful night. We truly enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best truffle fries ever! Everything was good. We go every time we are in town. My daughters favorite restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We spent a chilly Sunday evening under the heaters on the outside porch at Citrus. Grillhouse. We were immediately greeted by the friendly outside bartender, Taylor. She shared with us the highlights on a menu that was small and unique. (We appreciate small menus.) They do everything well. We started with a delicious pumpkin squash soup. Then had scallops and swordfish dinner. The whole meal was scrumptious! Moreover, the service was outstanding through the night. We will be back!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had the fixed prix menu and it was stunning, great value for money and we enjoyed it so much we went back the next day. My eight year old daughter also loved it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Appetizers were poor
Steak was cooked very good
Charged $4 for bread seemed to nickel and dime things and not focus on service or quality
Not as good s it was several years ago
Go to the Tides instead

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Quick Bite
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We were celebrating a wedding anniversary. The food was very good, our server was attentive and friendly and helpful. It was a very pleasant evening. We will probably go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Enjoyed the scallops which were prepared to perfection and served over potatoes with bacon. The salad was enjoyable with kale and brussel sprouts with a creamy dressing. Served with a bottle of wine. We added the desert which was tasty. Portion sizes were adequate. good value for the money in a great beach location.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I have to say I was disappointed in the Snapper entree. Both my friend and I had it it was not light and flaky like the Snapper I remember in Florida.

And it was a featured entree with a kind of bitter dark sauce that I think think belonged on beef.

I always think Snapper takes a light ...hand a little lemon and perhaps capers... perhaps a mango salsa.but this was a very odd sauce I was disappointed. I read about fish not being what was listed. This was my take away.
Next time steak which is usually tip top.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Although I have been to the Bar, both inside and outside, during "Happy Hour", this was my first time dining on the Patio. Although the view of the Ocean is outstanding, the portions are small and we weren't offered bread with our meal.
The hostess and wait staff was friendly, attentive, and cooperative. A late decision to dine on the Patio was accommodated. This was a far cry from my first experience several years ago when I was turned away during the "off season" since I didn't have a reservation even though the dining room was empty.
All in all, it was a good dining experience. I shall return!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went for a nice dinner date. We decided to eat outside which was fine, although the outdoor terrace needs some noise trap, later at night the view is worth a movie backdrop, very pretty.
The food is really not matching the view and we were extremely disappointed. The $40 entree was not worth a $6 plate in a franchise diner. The fish was dry and flavorless. We favor quality over quantity but in this case the side were neither.
The drinks were ok, but yet again we didn't order extravagant cocktails.
This place could be a great restaurant, it has great potential especially with its location but the decor and the food would have to get a total makeover to justify its fine dining pricing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

As usual the service and the food can not be beat. I tried a swordfish with seasonal vegetable risotto that was terrific. We tried the veal and spinach pasta, the Sunday sauce and meatball, and a red snapper special. The food was wonderful. Harry was attentive, friendly and not obtrusive. Dining on the ocean with such delicious food is hard to beat. This is one of my favorites in Vero Beach.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

one of the best meals we have had here in Vero. the staff was very attentive. to our table, everything came out together in a timely fashion and the whole atmosphere was enjoble. highly recommended!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had dinner there with friends.....have eaten there many times, tonight, the food was absolutely terrible, no flavor, extremely overpriced, (even charged for a bread basket). Unfortunately, tonight this restaurant has lost 4 local diners.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Once again, Chef Scott and his staff provided several amazing and creative dishes with great service. Thanks

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The desserts are limited. I felt a little rushed.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent place beach water front view! Great wine options!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Yum. Had the early bird prix fixe summer menu. Delicious. Loved that it is flexible, with or without wine and dessert for different prices!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great family lunch!Tuna sandwich, Turkey Burger and BBQ Sandwich all were really delicious. Waiter was friendly, helpful and attentive. Next time in cooler weather we would select the outdoor dining area right on the ocean. Outdoor bar looks great for a glass of wine to enjoy the roar of the ocean and the beautiful view.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

What can I say about citrus grill. They do some things very well and everything else not that well. Service is always good, but our Ribeye steaks were tough and gristly. I relayed my concern to our server, and got an apology. I did not expect a refund, but a gesture would have been appropriate. A cup of coffee would have sufficed. Oh well another water front Florida restaurant, they all disappoint one way or another.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Arrived late but were able to seat us. Great service, food and ambiance. Will be back.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had a great time with the wife at the Citrus Grille. Perfect for a date night. We had a great view from our outside table overlooking the ocean. Food was excellent and they have a pretty decent draft beer selection.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Food was inconsistent for our group of 6. Salads ranged from good to excellent. Pork chop and scallops were excellent. Swordfish good, slightly dry. 3 orders of salmon were all very dry. Presentations were all excellent. Nice evening but mixed results for food. Some of our party would definitely return, others maybe.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Love to eat on outside patio....nice ocean view....noisier inside. More outside fans are needed in the summer heat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Citrus dining is so fantastic! I had the early dining menu for $16 and a bottle of Pinot Grigio which the server was kind enough to wrap up to take home for $10. The portions are good sizes but not overwhelming. That said the porkchop and sides made their way home with me as I couldn't finish it. The Brussels sprout ceased was so creamy and falorful.
What could be better than great food, ocean view and an ever present owner Scott who makes sure everything is perfect!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Bar Seating, Tapas, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Service was fast, too fast!! Our entree was served before our appetizer. When we objected we were told the kitchen was in a mess and all the plates were just dumped on the table.

The chicken salad was stooge. We also found bones in the dog food like mass that was dumped onto a very watery salad

I am told dinner is better than lunch - it would have to be as it could not be any worse

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Anniversary. They are top notch. Get the burger!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Had a fantastic dinner this past weekend at Citrus Grillhouse. Eve was our server, and she was attentive and really knew her stuff! Cocktails were very well-made. Food was outstanding.

This was our second time dining here, and we will be back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always amazing food, beautiful inside and out!!
Thank you Chef Scott!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always great food!
Never a bad meal
Love the creativity of the chef

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We've been here many times and the food is always good and interestingly prepared. The outdoor porch is the place to be if you can get a seat - first come first serve. Inside is cool and always busy. Will keep coming back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 4, 2017

had a fabulous meal as usual with a fabulous view from the patio area

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 29, 2017

As a solo dinner, I sat at the indoor bar. Meredith, who was working the bar, was excellent. Wonderful personality, great service. I had the kale, Brussels Sprouts Caesar salad which was quite good, and the grilled swordfish. The swordfish was well prepared and generous, the orzo was okay. The small bite of chocolate cake with ice cream was just perfect to finish the meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Weeknight visit for Happy Hour cocktails and Early Bird dinner. Sat outside with view of ocean. Pleasant breeze made for comfortable dining. Early bird portions very generous. Took advantage of $10 bottle of wine offer. Swordfish dish was outstanding. Service was cordial and efficient.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 24, 2017

It is a great restaurant on the beach. Great service and tasty food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 22, 2017

After reviewing this idyllically located restaurant's reviews online, I unfortunately must say that my party and I were somewhat underwhelmed. The lunch menu we were presented with did not match what appears online and offered a limited selection of mediocre creations which were excellently presented, however in somewhat meager portions. Everyone from the hostess to the outdoor bartender and the waitstaff were eager to help and very accommodating, but my group all thought it was as if someone pondered how can we prepare the least amount of food and charge the most for it? I've got it, give it a nice presentation! I had a grilled shrimp dish which contained 3 small to medium tasty shrimp on a tiny bed of angel hair pasta. Others had various sandwiches served with commercially bagged potato chips, all of which were on the small side portion-wise (except the potato chips) and were uninspired. Desserts were fair, but again on the skimpy side. Perhaps we were all too hungry. Perhaps Citrus Grill should try harder.

Tags: Quick Bite, Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining
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