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Citrus a Vero Beach Diners Choice Winner

OpenTable 2019

Diners Choice:
Best Ambiance, Most Booked, 

Vibrant Bar Scene

Citrus Vero Beach a Diners Choice Award

OpenTable 2020

Diners Choice:
Best Service,
Most Booked,

Best Outdoor Dining

Citrus a Vero Beach Diners Choice Winner


2011 - 2019

Diners' Choice Winner

Citrus Grillhouse Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence 2015 -2017

Best Waterfront Restaurant

2015 Winner

"Best Waterfront" & Best Farm to Table" Restaurant

Best of Vero Beach - American Restaurant

2015 Best of Vero Beach Award - American Restaurant


Golden Spoon Award - Best New Restaurant 2010

Florida Trend Magazine's 2010 Golden Spoon Award for "Best New Restaurant"

2010 Best of Florida Awards

Florida Monthly

2010 Best of Florida Awards:

1st Place -"Best New Restaurant"

2nd Place -"Best Restaurant"

3rd Place -"Best Restaurant View"

Press & Reviews


The Lori Davis Show: January 2024

Interview with Chef Scott Varricchio: VIEW>


Treasure Coast Foodie: August 2023

Citrus Restaurant Review: VIEW>

Vero Beach 32963: March 2023

Celebrity chefs serve up memorable wine-pairing dinner:  VIEW>


Vero Beach Magazine: August 2022

Secret Ingredient:  VIEW>


Restaurant Clicks: March 2022

Vero Beach Restaurants with Waterfront Views:  VIEW>


Vero Beach 32963: March 2022

Three Top Chefs Serve Up Wine-pairing Dinner to Remember:  VIEW>


TCPalm: November 2021

Citrus a Perfect Seaside Bistro:  VIEW>

Palm Beach Illustrated: January 2021

A Selective Guide to Area Dining:  VIEW>



Andrew Talk to Chefs Podcast: February 2020


32963 / July 2019

Citrus: Better than ever with adventurous new dishes.  VIEW> April 2019

Citrus Grillhouse reopens in Vero Beach with new name, different menu.  VIEW> April 2019

Citrus in Vero Beach is back and better than ever.  VIEW>


32963 / March 2019

Citrus reopens: New dishes, new digs, new shorter name.  VIEW>


32963 / Jan 2019

Citrus Grillhouse: A taste of sumptuous dishes to come.  VIEW>

2018 April 2018

A re-birth for Vero Beach's Citrus Grillhouse and its employees.  VIEW> Jan 2018

McKee Botanical Gardens "Secret Supper" held at Citrus Grillhouse.  VIEW>



Visit Indian River County: 2017

2017 Best Waterfront Dining in Vero Beach.  VIEW>

Vero Vine: 2017

Restaurant Review.  VIEW>

Flamingo Magazine: July 2017

Where to Eat in Vero Beach.  VIEW>

Palm Beach Illustrated: February 2017

Top Romantice Tables in Vero Beach.


Vero Beach 32963: August 2016

Citrus Grillhouse named one of best places to dine al fresco.  VIEW>

Vero Beach Newsweekly: June 2016

Citrus Grillhouse named one of best places to dine al fresco.  VIEW>


Vero Beach 32963: May 2015

Citrus Grillhouse - Preview of Tasting Menus to Come.  VIEW>


Vero Beach 32963: May 2015

DINING: A Japanese Wagyu treat for Vero steak lovers VIEW>


Vero Beach Newsweekly: March 2015

Citrus Grillhouse's Scott Varricchio has high standards – and the skills to keep them.  VIEW>



Vero Beach 32963: May 2014

Summer Dining: Citrus Grillhouse's Prix Fixe.  VIEW>



Palm Beach Illustrated: May 2013

Seaside Delight.  VIEW>


Palm Beach Illustrated: April 2013

Top Ten Tables - Rated #7.  VIEW>


Featured on Road Trippin' with CBS Channel 12 News April 25, 2013



Vero Beach 32963: August 2012

Rated 'Best Lobstah Roll' - The Search for a ‘Wicked Good Lobstah Roll’ when a Trip to New England is Out.  VIEW>



Vero Beach Magazine: December 2011

Italian Inspiration On Easter Lily Lane. VIEW> September 2011

Food and setting spectacular at Citrus Grillhouse.  VIEW>


Vero Beach 32963: September 2011

Chef Scott Varricchio and His Lavender Dessert.  VIEW>


Vero Beach 32963: April 2011

Dining Out: A special meal for a special occasion.  VIEW>



Vero Beach 32963: November 2010

Citrus Grillhouse: Did I Mention The Truffled French Fries? September 2010 Several Indian River County businesses recognized in Florida Monthly magazine's annual Best of Florida issue. VIEW> June 2010

Dining at Grillhouse a heavenly experience.  VIEW>


"What an amazing experience! Creative and delicious food; perfectly paired wines; warm and friendly staff; and the great vibe. It was perfect. Thank you for making Jim's birthday extra special!"

 - Tenee



"My family and I dined at your restaurant Saturday night. We sat near the open kitchen, next to where you walked back and forth. Your food was so delicious, you were caring and welcoming, and Harry should get a medal as role model for servers. He was so helpful, attentive and knowledgeable. You are able to walk on water with this family, and I was so amazed at how taste explosive your food is."

 - Joe

"This is one of our favorite restaurant in Vero. Love to sit on the porch and watch the ocean & people! Excellent wine list, and great, ever changing menu. Good choice for a date night or special occasion."

 - TripAdvisor Review

"Not only is the view unsurpassed, but the food and service goes along with it. I am a realtor and Citrus Grillhouse is one of my favorite places to take clients. The scallops were cooked to perfection - crispy and juicy! I had the lion fish last week, which was excellent. The tomatoes are always fresh as is all their veggies and fish. Do not pass up the truffle fries which is enough for 4 and unfortunately....the BEST!"

 - Beth, OpenTable

"Delicious food and drinks and the service was wonderful. We had a tangerine margarita and grapefruit martini, the spicy crab avocado salad as recommended and a white truffle risotto - amazing! Grilled pineapple was good but the key lime cheesecake was phenomenal!!
Olives and hummus good too:!"

 - Desere G, Yelp Review

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