Restaurant Review: The Original Tiki Bar

Recently a friend and I made the 25 minute drive down from Vero Beach to check out The Original Tiki Bar in Fort Pierce. The Original Tiki Bar & Restaurant was built in early 1990 at the Fort Pierce City Marina. Situated on the banks of the Indian River, the Tiki Bar boasts open-air dining under an authentic Tiki thatched roof.

When we arrived we were told it would be about a 20 minute wait. The hostess took our cell phone number and told us she would call when our table was ready. Cool. We spent that time walking around the marina checking out the boats and looking at the fish. It was raining a little, but not enough to deter us from checking things out.

Our wait was right around the 20 minute mark and we were seated at a table near the windows with a nice view of the water. Unfortunately it got dark not too long after we were seated so our view went away pretty quickly. Service wasn’t so great when we were there, but we realized that they’d sat 4 tables in our waiters section all in a matter of about 5 minutes. We waited a little longer than we would have liked to get our drinks and place our order, but he was doing the best he could (ALWAYS on the move).

I started off with their Hemingway’s Mojito. It was like a mojito, but with lime and mint. It was REALLY tasty and REALLY strong. It wasn’t too cheap, but that was okay because I really didn’t need a second one.

The Original Tiki Bar

We both decided to go with sandwiches. I got the Crab Cake sandwich and my friend ordered the Tiki Chicken sandwich. We both REALLY enjoyed our sandwiches. My crab cake sandwich was HUGE. I couldn’t believe it. After I got over the shock of the size, I started to worry that the crab cake would be all filler. Thankfully it was not. Lots and lots of crab in that cake 😉 It was served with their house made calypso sauce which is delish!

I really enjoyed everything about The Original Tiki Bar and would love to come back (when its cooler and not raining). It is a nice place to go when you want something a little different.

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