Tail Gator’s, Aunt Louise’s Pizzeria and Surfside Grill win Best Carryout Restaurant Contest


As Treasure Coast restaurants prepare to partially reopen outdoor and indoor dining venues on Monday, we are happy to announce the winners of our Best Carryout Restaurants contest.

Nearly 1,000 ballots were cast in the contest, which  recognizes the food and service of three restaurants on the Treasure Coast — one each in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River — that provided outstanding food and service during the essential business phase of the coronavirus pandemic when restaurants could only provide carryout or delivery. Voters chose from carryout restaurants listed in TreasureCoastRestaurants.com, a service of Indian River Magazine Inc.

And the winners are...

Tail-Gator’s Brews and Grill in St. Lucie County, Aunt Louise’s Pizzeria in Indian River County and Surfside Grill and Pizzeria in Martin County. The winners receive a free 3-month digital promotion package from Indian River Magazine for the next three months.

Tail-Gator’s, 464 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, is known for ice cold beer, tacos and quesadillas and signature drinks link blackberry sangria and butterfinger tini. But they’re also known for their friendliness and service.

“Tail-Gator’s is the best because they treat every customer like a part of the family,’’ said customer Connie Sorman. “Whether we go in to eat or carry out, we have the same delicious food and friendly experience, which keeps us coming back.’’

Said Michelle Zarcone, “A very friendly place to go. They all make you feel like family there and their food and drinks are the best.’’

Aunt Louise’s Pizzeria, 13423 U.S. Highway 1, Sebastian, is best known for its New York-styke pizza, calzones and stromboli and wings.

“Their food is very flavorful and authentic,’’ wrote one fan. “We love it.’’

Surfside Grill and Pizzeria, 10545 S. Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach, is also known for its New York-style pizza burgers and sandwiches.

“The food is great,’’ said voter Jan Frulio. “The staff are amazing. Will definitely keep going back.’’

Said Letitia Lynch, “From the first time I walked into this restaurant, the staff have always made my family feel like you were at a good friend’s house for a meal. Great people. Great food. Coldest beer around. We have tried to support them through this tough time, because we want them there when we can once again have a seat at their table.’’

For updates on Treasure Coast restaurants as they begin limited reopening visit TreasureCoastRestaurants.com

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