Dinner last night at Conchy Joe's. Fine place with a jammed bar area ($3 pints and $3 house mixed drinks will do that), but the restaurant section out on the Intracoastal Waterway was very pleasant and quieter. Several $$$ yachts bobbing at anchor, the Jensen Beach causeway lighting up at night, Hutchinson Island across the water.
Prices are up a buck or so, but they've expanded their use of up-charges on various treatments. Want the sweet potato crust on that fresh fish? Add $3. $2 more for horseradish crust. You can add conch chowder and a slice of frozen solid key lime pie for $5, but just for the fresh fish. Not for the salads or sandwiches. And so on.
The fish was very good, as usual. Dee had the mahi, with the sweet potato crust. Very juicy, almost wet, inside a dry tasty crust. I've got to figure out how they do that. I had a nice piece of wahoo, with panko crust. Good, but not as good as the mahi. Had a Dogfish 60 and some of their excellent, and complimentary corn bread and banana bread. Served with butter and cream sherry.
Once the key lime pie defrosted, it was pretty good.
$80, all in. Good place, great location, fine food. I don't think it has the fishy inventiveness of Riverwalk in Stuart, but it's probably the best combination of price, location, and food in the JB area. New England Seafood is another JB fish restaurant, but I've not been pleased there on two or three visits, and taken it off my rotation. They do a lot of wholesale work.
Lures on Indian River Drive may be next, I've heard good things about it. I don't think they have a view, but supposedly they have very good food.
Kyle G's Prime Steak and Seafood has opened in the old Pietro's on the Ocean space. Haven't heard anything directly, but TripAdvisor is all over the map. 50 reviews, many gushing and delighted from people with 1-2 posts. Others more measured. At their prices, there's not going to be a lot of tolerance for problems. I may let the novelty wear off before heading over. Great space, right on the ocean. Maybe see if they have a happy hour, and happy hour bar menu first.
Dreams come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.