Heaton's - Vero Beach

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39 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Join us oceanside at Heaton's, a contemporary American fish house. With a handcrafted cocktail program, craft beer selection and beautifully paired wines, Heaton's offers a unique experience on Ocean Drive. Heaton's boasts the closest waterfront dining on the beach with unparalleled views of the ocean. Come join us and treat yourself and your guests to a true experience!

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EileenN
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Our waiter was great once he took our order. Waited a while. Food was cold, tasteless. Potatoes were delicious but rest was mediocre at best. Very windy that night. Would have preferred the screens to be lowered a bit. Waiter did take swordfish off of bill and we appreciated that. Would go back for happy hour, music and drinks. Place has a lot of potential but food needs to improve.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thanks for the feedback Eileen!

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vipAnonymous1234
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

95+db noise level and 1/2 the group were having upset stomach within 4 hours. Pricey and not that great of food. To be avoided.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thanks for visiting and sharing your feedback! We have live music 3 nights per week and you can always check our calendar for the most up to date information!

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Julie
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Menu was limited, the restaurant seemed to be short staffed.

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vipStephenH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Poor ambiance.. just plain plastic tables and chairs on open concrete. The food comes from the hotel's main kitchen,which also serves the fancier restaurant next door which has an infinitely better decor and setup. Lots of noisy kids in the area didn't help but is to be expected at what is a family restaurant. Nevertheless the cost was $100 with tip for two. Not bothering to go back. Lots of other better experiences to be had at that value level.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi Stephen! Thanks for dining. Heaton's actually has it's own separate kitchen, culinary team and menu. Thanks for your feedback and we'll pass it on!

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Trude
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The advertising blitz for the new Heaton's did not match our experience. The photogenic outdoor deck seating was not open for lunch, and we were seated by the pool, full of families staying at the hotel. The food was typical hotel pool-shack fare, not at all what I expected. It was the kind of hotel pool experience you only go to because you want the kids or grandkids not to have to leave the pool - not a good experience for a non-guest, looking for a beachside bite with a friend. Staff was wonderful, and not to blame for our experience with wet, rowdy kids, and substandard cuisine.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on November 4, 2020

Good Afternoon! Our deck is open daily, but was closed for installation of our heating and cooling system for a few days last week. We apologize for your experience as the restaurant vibe certainly shifts between lunch and dinner service. All the information is always available on our website and we hope to welcome you again soon!

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MCal
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice covered outdoor venue with a view of the ocean. A somewhat limited menu for lunch but food quality is good though slow to arrive on this day. A bottle of Chardonay eased the wait. Would return.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on October 29, 2020

Thanks for visiting!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Room furniture old
Jacuzzi very small
Valets very friendly and profession
Front desk cold and indifferent
Outdoor bar great
Cobalt overpriced

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thanks for visiting and sharing your feedback - we will pass on to the hotel team!

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WesleyF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. We will definitely return for a second visit.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on October 21, 2020

Glad you enjoyed Wesley!!!

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Harper
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. We’ll be back!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thanks for visiting!!

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SuzyQ616
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had reservations thru opentable for 730pm Saturday October 10,2020.
She did not have us listed, so we ate at high top table by the bar.
Food was luke warm at best, flavorless, no seasoning. Zero presentation.
Many people got up and left. Our waitress was running around like a maniac
trying to take care of everyone.
MANAGER NEEDS TRAINING!!!!!!!!

Suzanne Walters
Alexandria Va.

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JaredM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance after the renovation. Will definitely be back.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thanks Jared - see you soon!

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vipMarvin
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had haddock crusted with crab and grilled lobster wine was
Paired nicely good meal and nice night out

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on October 12, 2020

Glad you enjoyed!!

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wrbvero
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently enjoyed an excellent dinner at Heaton’s underneath the new canopy attached to the poolside bar. We had the snapper special and the pan seared pompano. Both entrees were fresh, perfectly cooked and accompanied with tasty sides. Dessert was a gluten free apple crisp! Absolutely delicious! Service was exceptional.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thanks for dining

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vipJTU1
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

The location is great, the quality of the food was good. What annoyed us was that there was a 15% promotion and the server refused to apply the discount. He said we could not use the code on the day we dine, this was never stated in the promotion and I had actually dined at Cobalt their sister restaurant the day before. This left us upset and not feeling great about how the situation was handled.

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GailC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Troy was great , food amazing , great location!
We want to stay there next weekend get away , thank you !

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thanks for dining Gail - we'll pass it on to Troy!

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Bumpkins
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another couple join us for dinner outside and looking at the ocean the entire time was just what the four of us needed during this COVID-19 experience. We all live on the island but had not tried Heatons. What a delight!! We all had seafood that was outstanding, especially the Swordfish!! Wonderful server too!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on September 29, 2020

Glad you enjoyed - we hope to see you again soon!

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Vesper
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the outdoor setting, especially considering the times. Food is all delicious.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on September 15, 2020

Glad you enjoyed!

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LisaW
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A little pricey for the amount of food but is a very nice place with excellent staff and great ambiance.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thanks for visiting Lisa!

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AdamJ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

When it comes to oceanfront seafood and fine dining, the twain never shall meet often. Thanks to the Kimpton resort, it can happen at a fair price and great locale at Heaton's. There are just three things of note -- live entertainment can drown out the conversation at a table, and the restaurant does require a trek out poolside. Then, there is the service -- glacially slow. Is this because all of the seafood is frozen and thawing for preparation is necessary? It's just a tad curious. Oh, and the insects just loved my wife. That said, this is a great restaurant and we would happily return -- open for non-guests with complimentary valet.

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Irene
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A lovely setting over looking the ocean. Attentive servers. Very noisy thanks to the loud background music and some energetic patrons watching a football game. The food was alright, better than cooking at home. Go for the view!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on September 8, 2020

Glad you enjoyed Irene!

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jjjim
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Love the view, hate the noise level. Grilled swordfish delicious.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thanks for visiting!

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CathyS
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a little slow as our food took about an hour to come out, but we had a beautiful ocean view. Food was good and not too badly priced, but they get you on the wine. Overall, an enjoyable night!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on August 25, 2020

Glad you enjoyed it Cathy!

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vipRebeccaM
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Troy was wonderful! So attentive! The view is spectacular! Good food, but could improve a bit on the menu.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thanks for dining Rebecca!

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vipRebeccaM
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The setting is spectacular, and the service was exceptional. Our husbands had burgers for lunch which were perfectly prepared to order, with wonderful French fries. My friend and I both had fish tacos which were just OK. The corn tortillas were soggy and the fish was a bit dry. They should improve on that item. The setting, and the service made up for a lot!!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thanks for visiting Rebecca!

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Ltc1hair
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Watching the horizon with a great meal was absolutely the best ever. It was not crowded when we were there but I’m sure the weekends really pick up

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on August 10, 2020

Glad you enjoyed it!

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LeslieG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was very limited but entrees were delicious. The view of the ocean was spectacular. It was a nice evening dining al fresco.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on August 10, 2020

Can't beat the view Leslie, right?!!

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vipKCru
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great menu, served al fresco with fresh ocean breezes and overlooking a sand dune.
The restaurant space is a lux covered patio with automatic awnings if the weather is inclement. Service was very attentive and our meals delicious.
We will definitely return for another date night!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thanks for visiting - glad you enjoyed!

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place t eat in Vero with a million dollar view!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 28, 2020

Thanks for dining Mike!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had the catch of the day (red snapper) it was amazing. The view is magnificent. It’s so nice to be out to dinner!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 28, 2020

Thanks for visiting!

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LizN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite place!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 28, 2020

Glad you enjoyed Liz!

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vipKatie
Miami
68 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Toby is the best...A delightful young man. He goes out of his way to make your dining experience fabulous. Needless to say, the view is to die for.Thank you,
Katie

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 23, 2020

Fantastic - thanks for visiting Katie! We'll make sure to recognize him!

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GerieH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two friends and I enjoyed a Friday night out with an excellent view of the ocean. Service, food and ambience were excellent. We each had a different fish choice each to our liking; Mahi, Swordfish and the evening special Snapper. Along with our chosen side it indeed was enough but not too much. An enjoyable night out by all.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thanks for visiting Gerie - see you soon!

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LizN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, nice menu, food was delicious. Piped music was a plus, when the vibe was beachy.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 18, 2020

Glad you enjoyed Liz!

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this place and would ordinarily give food 5 stars but this visit my wife had a main course that was not up to usual standards but they took it off bill w/o our needing to ask.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 13, 2020

Thanks for visiting James and glad we got it resolved!

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vipClaireF
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I should have paid more attention to the fact that this is a much more casual restaurant. When my wine came in a plastic cup, I realized my mistake. I did ask for a wine glass and was accommodated. The food was average. The crab and artichoke dip was more pasty flour dance than crab and artichoke. Unfortunately it was a rainy, stormy evening and although covered, the roof leaked throughout dinner.

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vipZandraS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor service and overpriced-70 dollars for a seafood platter that had anything but fresh seafood

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Judy
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The renovation and the expanded deck is very done and the views are outstanding. However, the musician was so loud it was uncomfortable. The sounds of the ocean would have been a better experience. The staff is great but are managing so much. The issue I have is the food. I’ve been eating here for 10 years and it clear the kitchen staff has changed over. We did not enjoy our food. Overcooked, fishy and cold vegetables.

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The redone Heaton’s is a must! The food and drinks we amazing and the view can’t be matched!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on June 18, 2020

Thanks for visiting!! ;)

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BernieS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Disappointed with this new opening. They set tables by the pool area instead of the gazebo. Had people in bathing suits right next to our dinner table. Food underwhelming. Clams casino were thick and bready, bayou pot was lacking seafood.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on March 13, 2020

Hi Bernie - our apologies. We are still in our soft opening phase and had some unexpected construction that forced us to close the deck. We will be 100% complete by the middle of next week and hosting a Grand Opening in April!

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FAQs

Heaton's - Vero Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (772) 538-0464.

Heaton's - Vero Beach is rated 4 stars by 39 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.