Heaton's - Vero Beach

4.2
122 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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4.3
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Friends
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Terrific location on the beach a band was playing . The server was attentive and knew the menu well as to what to recommend for drinks based on our preference. The only reason I gave a 4 was because there was such minimal tuna in the tuna nachos.

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vipJudy
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is so amazing and the service and food was outstanding. We sat with Erika who is just a great access to the hotel. We love this hotel and restaurant.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for dining Judy!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very disappointed

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Lorre
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fine ambiance, good food, enjoyed Tuna Nachos. Not enough menu choices but excellent service.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 24, 2021

Thanks for dining!

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vipKeithB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan is always amazing ! Kimpton is very lucky to have him.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thanks for dining Keith!

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HonestLy
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Atmosphere & View awesome. Food was good. The server was very nice but over worked so his visits were few and far between. Took a long time for someone to come to table. Long time to receive drinks, long time to get check, etc. but that view was worth it. Hopefully staff will increase as we come out of pandemic.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thanks for visiting - we're certainly addressing these issues!

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MarcyB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table of 8 - service was great (thanks Chase!) and everyone loved their meals! Balsamic Chicken, Ribeye, and Crab-crusted Haddock were the popular items.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for dining Marcy!!!

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Ate here when they first opened. Clean, fun, good food. This time, dirty floors, bathroom appalling, food came out cool not hot. Prices WAY to expensive for what they serve. Noise level very high. Not conducive to a good conversation. This place would be better served as a burger beach bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

We were expecting to order the specials for the beach party that was advertised but we were told you had to be on the beach to specials & beach chairs were only hotel guests. Overall not a great experience

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thanks for visiting! The beach party activities, specials and cocktails were all on the beach. Specific events for the restaurant will be marketed as so. Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a drink and loved it so much, we stayed for dinner. The view is outstanding, as well as the food and service. The ahi nachos with crisp wantons were delicious!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thanks for visiting!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

They had the blinds open and it was raining. We left after 1 cocktail.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thanks for visiting - we'll take note!

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CathyM
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. We'll definitely go back.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on July 2, 2021

Thank you for dining!

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ElodieR
Treasure Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely spot up the beach, great view. Food was ok, nothing to rave about. Interesting cocktail menu. Service was good, felt a little rushed to pay the check, it was given before we even asked for it or the table cleared.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thanks for visiting and sharing your feedback - we'll be sure to address it!

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PHopkins
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Service was good, not great, and filets were not cooked as ordered. Disappointed for a $350 meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fans on the deck extremely noisy made it hard to have a conversation. Not necessary with sea breeze.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks for visiting!

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TomP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience! Food was good, but service was outstanding!
Our server was professional, friendly, and attentive.
Outside patio was clean and socially distant to suit my taste.
Would like to see fish tacos or couple other items on the dinner menu.
I'm more of a small plate girl.
All in all we enjoyed ourselves and will go back.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks for dining! Insider tip - fish tacos are always available at Heaton's upon request!

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Aloni
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Father’s Day

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks for dining!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service was slow and one of the meals (crabmeat encrusted haddock) was terrible.. The haddock was dry and the crabmeat salty. The waiter quickly responded by replacing the fish with chicken.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for dining and sharing your feedback!

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BillS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great view, nice but limited menu, music. Best ocean front casual restaurant un Vero.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thanks for dining Bill!

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vipNikkiredsauce
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here because we were in Vero FIU our son’s lacrosse tournament. This place is outstanding. We had some tuna tacos…oh my goodness gracious! To quote the great Suzyn Waldman. One of the best dishes I’ve ever had! My son had a steak that he asked, “how do they make it like this so that it like melts in your mouth?” Wife and I had a Bayou Pot. SERIOUS!!! Let me tell you, if you go to Vero Beach, you must go here. Out of control. Great service too. Great scene right on the beach, and good crowd.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thanks for dining - glad you enjoyed it!

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Samm
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was great! His recommendations were perfect.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on June 14, 2021

Glad you enjoyed!

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BethB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Out of the oysters, my choice for an appetizer. Then I ordered the special (Mahi) and they “just ran out”. This has happened every time I’ve been there. Last time they ran out of rose.
So I ended up ordering another fish the waiter said was white and flaky. They brought our entrees while we were still eating our salads and left our salad plates until we flagged someone down to take them. The fish so over cooked I couldn’t eat it. Not going back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the food and the view!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you for dining!

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EileenM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thanks for visiting!

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DouglasD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The poolside terrace location, shaded by a patio roof, was very enjoyable with ocean breezes. The food, however, fell well short of expectations. We waited almost 45 minutes to get our food, some of which was supposed to be hot and arrived cold. Our server provided no updates or explanation for the long delay. Frankly, you can walk south on Ocean Drive less than a quarter mile and get much better food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
41 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was ok, I wouldn’t jump to go back if I’m honest. The food was ok but not incredible. There was a table close by that was incredibly loud and I don’t believe the staff did anything.

Other than that it was ok

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thanks for visiting!

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DavidG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view from all of the tables. Chase our waiter was great. The presentation of the meal was excellent. We very much enjoyed the food, the view, and the service. The acoustical guitar player played many great tunes from the late 60's and early 70's.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thanks for dining David - we'll make sure to recognize Chase!

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ColaThai
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was conveniently located. Parking was on the street. The service was good. The food was very good. The first small glass of their best Chardonnay came out of a box. Bizarre. The second came from a bottle. Both were small glasses for$14.00 per glass. Next time I will order a bottle. Prices were competitive with other Vero Beach restaurants. All in all I would go back.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 26, 2021

Glad you enjoyed, see you soon!

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Terry
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

NOISE: The noise was the big issue for our party of three. The volume on a guitar-strumming entertainer was WAY too high! We couldn't talk at our table for most
of the time he was playing. (And we WANTED to talk.)

Also, we are "older" folks who didn't care for the type of music being played. But
we could have tolerated it if the volume had been reasonable. It was not. And his
friends seated at a front-row table were trying too hard to be cheer-leaders for
him. They applauded, yelled and carried on too much in an attempt to get the
diners to react positively. Very few did!

FOOD: We ordered three different dishes. My Bayou Bowl was very good. But
not as good as the last time I had it. Not enough chorizo and crayfish. But plenty
of shrimp and clams. Also, it appeared to be be toned down--needed just a bit
more heat!

My wife's pompano was way over-cooked. Browned and dried out. And her
broccolini was not hot enough (almost cold).

Our guest ordered swordfish. The piece was plenty large, but like the pompano,
over-cooked. She said her roasted potatoes were good.

For dessert we shared a key lime pie. Someone tried to "deconstruct" it, and it
didn't work very well. It was too tart and unappealing, all three of us thought.

This is the first time we came away from dinner at Heaton's disappointed.
Every other visit there drew only good comments. Perhaps because it was
on a Sunday, the "real" chef wasn't working? (That was our guess.)

By the way, a woman came by our table when we were half-finished with the
meal and asked how everything was. We all made the comments cited above.
She left and never came back to explain, apologize or whatever. I was always
taught that if you can't take the criticism, then don't ask. Asking sort of implies
that you care and will respond in some way to the criticism.

We have reservations again for this coming Wednesday night. The last wine
dinner we did was excellent. Hopefully, this one will be too.

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Marty
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for 7pm and the table was ready. Waiter was there immediately with drink choices, menu options for appetizers. We spent a lot of time with the appetizer just having conversation and the waiter was very watchful. The sea bass dinner was very good and the waiter was excellent. We ended up being the last to leave and had a very enjoyable night. Will definitely go back as it's one of my favorites.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thanks for visiting Marty!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The menu was limited and the waitress was the worst. Bathroom was so gross, dirty. Beautiful view of the ocean but the service and menu were the worst.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna nachos was soo great!! And the soup!! On point!!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 19, 2021

Glad you enjoyed!

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vipCathe
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty food, relaxed atmosphere and soothing live music.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thanks for visiting!

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RobertR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Potions are small, prices average, view was very nice. $20.00 to park & have dinner is crazy.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 13, 2021

Hi Robert - parking is validated when you dine at any restaurant, just ask your server!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location with beautiful ocean views. A bit overpriced, but overall we had a good time.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thanks for dining!

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NovaLulu
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting for lunch by the ocean. We both had the fish tacos Yesterday the fish was Mahi. Very nice server.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 10, 2021

Glad you enjoyed!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We ate at Heaton’s the first week in May. It was our 3rd time eating there in as many months. Wondering if the place is under new management as the quality of the food, drinks and service has sharply declined. The drinks were watered down and a $16 glass of wine came from the tap. What?? One of our dining companions noticed that the wine had an effervescence to it and asked the server about it. She was told that it came from the tap and she would check to see if they had any left in the bottle. Fortunately, they did and the taste was much more to our companions liking. Our meals arrived cold. The vegetable quinoa was comprised of shrunken peas and black spotted matchstick carrots perhaps straight out of the freezer.

Clearly, Heaton’s has a beautiful setting but it lacks decent well priced food. Much better to walk a few steps next door to Cobalt.

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Cheerio
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+++++ Fantastic!!!!

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thanks for dining!

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SallyT
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We wanted a casual meal ocean front. We have dined at Cobalt many times and we were disappointed to see the exact menu at Heaton’s as Cobalt. What’s the point?? I ordered pompano. It came and was terrible. Undercooked and so tough I couldn’t even saw it with knife. It was replaced but I didn’t enjoy the second one knowing how the first one had been prepared. The server was very attentive and friendly I must say. She was lovely. What I don’t understand is why you don’t serve a more casual menu there. Hamburgers, sandwiches salads etc. we had made reservations to come for every Friday night for 6 weeks and canceled every one because of the menu. I’m sure you would have a better crowd if you’d switch the menu up. I know we’d come back. We’ve stop by the bar for a drink and there is never anyone dining at the outdoor restaurant and that’s a shame as it’s a beautiful location.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on June 11, 2021

Hi Sally! Thank you for dining and sharing your experience. We apologize about the preparation of the fish. Heaton's is a completely different menu then Cobalt, and leans heavily seafood. Cobalt is primarily a steak and meat oriented menu as we wanted to provide two different experiences for our guests. If you'd like a more casual salads, sandwiches, etc., we encourage you to visit during the day as we have a completely different menu for lunch at Heaton's. Cheers!

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Renee71
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved having dinner on the beach. Not a lot of selection for entrees but the food was really good. Would suggest a little light for the menus when the sun goes down. Very romantic.

Heaton's - Vero Beach
Responded on May 7, 2021

Thanks for visiting!

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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 4.2 stars by 122 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.