The Mansion, Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL | Local Dining in Brevard County, FL | Carolyn Smith, Realtor

The Mansion Melbourne FL

Carolyn Smith, Realtor - Local Dining in Brevard County, FL - Restaurant Review: The Mansion, in Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL Formally known by many Brevard County locals as "The Strawberry Mansion", this landmark restaurant has been completely renovated, redone, and renamed "The Mansion", and it is just what Historic Downtown Melbourne needed! A LOT of money was obviously spent in the renovation of this historic restaurant, and it turned out absolutely beautifully. The Mansion is not your typical restaurant, … [Read more...]

Sandbar Pizza Grill ~ Great Family-Friendly Restaurant in Melbourne Beach, FL!

Melbourne Beach Sandbar Pizza Grill

If you are looking for a family-friendly restaurant in Melbourne Beach, FL, don't miss the Sandbar Pizza Grill on Ocean Ave. The name of the restaurant pretty much sums up their menu - they have pizza and they have "grill"-type items such as burgers, sandwiches, wings, wraps, burritos, and salads, as well as their famous (and amazingly delicious!) fish tacos. The Sandbar Pizza Grill is not fancy and it doesn't have a ton of seating, but it has friendly service, good food, and great prices. And, if your kids are a … [Read more...]

Great Deal for Squid Lips Restaurant ~ Melbourne, FL

Squid Lips in Melbourne, FL

When I see a great local deal, I just have to share it! Today's LivingSocial "Daily Deal" is for Squid Lips Overwater Grill in Melbourne or Sebastian - $25 to spend on appetizers and drinks for $12! Wow, what a bargain! If you have never been to Squid Lips Overwater Grill, it's a casual restaurant situated directly on the Indian River, with an amazing outdoor patio perfect for enjoying an appetizer and drink on a lazy afternoon. This deal is only available for one more day, so follow the link and order yours … [Read more...]

It’s Stone Crab Season in Melbourne Beach!


That's right, from mid-October through mid-May, these deliciously delightful crustaceans can be found in restaurants and seafood markets throughout the state of Florida. Although stone crabs can be found in places as far away as North Carolina and Texas, they are primarily harvested from the waters of our very own Sunshine State. And the best part is, stone crabs are rated Green (Best Choice) by the Seafood Watch, meaning that the stone crab's population is strong and well-managed... so go ahead and crack another … [Read more...]

Have You Tried “Chef’s Corner” at the Melbourne Beach Market?


I did, finally, the other day when I realized we had nothing in the house to make for dinner! And it was AWESOME! I am sure you have eaten at Bella's restaurant in Downtown Melbourne at one time or another, or maybe you remember Mezzaluna on Eau Gallie? Well, the chef who made these two places "famous" has now opened a new location, but instead of being a restaurant, it is a takeout counter located inside the Melbourne Beach Market. You might be thinking, "Takeout counter... really?", but trust me when I tell you … [Read more...]

Grapevine Cafe at Green Turtle Market in Indian Harbour Beach… Amazing Lunch!


Admittedly, I have been to the Green Turtle Market too many times to count; their selection of freshly prepared foods is always spectacular and delicious, their wine selection always has me browsing for longer than I intended, and a free "pour your own" local draft beer while I shop... what more could I ask for?! That pretty much sums up my ideal food shopping experience! This gourmet market also offers fresh meat and seafood, as well as an assortment of freshly-made, drool-inducing bakery goods. So, while I am … [Read more...]