TASTE OF THE TREASURE COAST
Downtown Stuart restaurant focuses on seafood
BY GREG GARDNER
ew restaurants on the Treasure Coast offer diners expansive
water views, fresh seafood dishes, sushi, house-made desserts
and signature cocktails at a reasonable price.
Located next to Stuart City Hall, Spoto’s Oyster Bar was remodeled
and reopened in 2013 by John Spoto, who runs a second restaurant of the same
name in Palm Beach Gardens. Once considered for demolition by the city to be
replaced with a hotel, the building has been home to a half-dozen restaurants since
the late 1970s, when it first opened as Lori’s Landing.
The Water Bar on the eastern riverwalk is a breezy place to enjoy the river,
protected from pouring rain. If you find it a little warm down below, the upstairs
GREG GARDNER PHOTOS
Fresh Blue Point oysters from Long
Island, N.Y., a restaurant specialty,
are ready to be savored by patrons
at Spoto’s Oyster Bar situated on the
St. Lucie River.
Spoto’s Oyster Bar
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