Food comes with tropical vibe at Twisted Tuna


Appetizers, raw bar, soup, salad, seafood, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, tacos, pizza, oyster and sushi bar, steak, chicken, pasta, desserts.


Fun, open-air bar and grill with a tropical vibe, it overlooks the dazzling St. Lucie River. There’s three full liquor bars in this expansive eatery, and an entertainment stage that juts right out over the water. Plenty of casual outdoor dining. For more formal, air-conditioned dining with tablecloths, there are two spacious, elegant dining rooms upstairs.


We decided to branch out from our usual appetizers and order up some gator bites ($12.99). The delicious alligator nuggets were hand-breaded and fried to a crispy brown, served with a tangy coconut lime sauce that paired nicely with the decidedly Florida dish. My husband splurged on a royal steamed platter ($37.99), a feast fit for a king with its ample offerings of Maine lobster, snow crab, shrimp, mussels and clams. The seafood was steamed in white-wine lemon-butter broth and served with red potatoes and corn on the cob, making for a truly memorable meal that was ample enough for two.


Fun waterfront eatery close to home, nestled in quaint Port Salerno. Tasty food at reasonable prices, and there’s live entertainment frequently. If you want to stop in for a cocktail, there’s lively ambiance and plenty of TVs at the three bars, and there’s a separate sushi and oyster bar.


Very good. Our waitress was friendly and quick to refill drinks.


We dined outside on the porch, with moderate chatter from nearby guests and background music.


Children will enjoy the fun outdoor setting, plus they can choose from such dishes as chicken tenders, mac and cheese, pizza, fish fingers, and pasta and meatballs.


4290 SE Salerno Road, Port Salerno, 772-600-7239

Hours: M-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight; F-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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