Shrimpers offers dining with waterfront view

Feb 14, 2018
Shrimpers leans over the water of Port Salerno’s Manatee Pocket, making for refreshing breezes and great water views. (Photo by Jeffrey K. Smith)


Appetizers, soup, salad, raw bar, seafood, sandwiches, burgers, steak, chicken, pasta.


Fun, open-air bar and grill with a tropical vibe, it overlooks Manatee Pocket in the St. Lucie River. There’s a full bar and plenty of comfortable tables inside and out, offering spectacular waterfront views and a memorable dining experience.


We started with an appetizer of shrimp cocktail ($10), six oversized prawns that served as a nice accompaniment to the complimentary crusty bread we enjoyed shortly after being seated. The seared tuna salad ($16) was a tasty entrée of thin-sliced, yellowfin tuna seared with sesame seeds and garnished with ginger and wasabi, served over Asian coleslaw with noodles and sesame ginger dressing on the side. A friend declared it a perfect pairing of fresh seafood and Asian spices. My fish and chips ($13.95) was a hearty portion of perfectly browned fish tenders and French fries. The crispy planks were nicely seasoned and made for a satisfying seafood experience.


Fun waterfront eatery close to home, nestled in quaint Port Salerno. Boat docks line the perimeter, allowing guests to arrive by land or water. We visited the night of a local boat parade, which ended in front of the restaurant and made for some dazzling entertainment.


Very good. The waiter was friendly and quick to fill requests.


The usual chatter from neighboring customers. We dined on the outside porch, which was wrapped in plastic sheeting due to the chill outside.


Children will enjoy all the noise and frivolity here, plus they can choose from such dishes as chicken tenders, mac and cheese, mozzarella sticks, burgers, shrimp and fish. It’s also fun to take a stroll along the river after dinner.


4903 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart, 772-220-3287

Hours: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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