Yellow Dog Cafe

905 US Highway 1, Malabar FL 32950
$$ American New

Located on Malabar’s scenic Indian River, we offer a jam-packed menu of fresh seafood, sandwiches, steak, and other local favorites. Reserve your tables now and let us charm you! We’re open for lunch, dinner, and take-out.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 905 US Highway 1, Malabar FL 32950
  • Cuisine: American | Contemporary | Desserts | Pasta | Seafood | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Valet Parking |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (321) 956-3334
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Valet Parking, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, River View,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Green Room
Tuesday
All Day - Green Room 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Green Room 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Green Room 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Green Room 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Green Room 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Green Room 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.85 out of 5 stars based on 2354 votes

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May 16, 2022
Amy G.
We loved our dinner at Yellow Dog. The view, food, and service was fantastic.

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May 15, 2022
Mary R.
Loved the atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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May 12, 2022
Stephen M.
Everything was perfect

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May 09, 2022
Chester W.
Great food, great service, great place

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May 04, 2022
Danny D.
Could not have been better party of six food excellent service wonderful beautiful decor no improvements necessary keep up the outstanding work

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 28, 2022
Darcy C.
Absolutely the best place from the view to the food and the dessert. This place is fabulous.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 27, 2022
Tracy S.
Great food, great service and the ambiance on the patio is beautiful. Beautiful venue.

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Apr 26, 2022
Guy B.
Awesome

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Apr 23, 2022
RICH E.
The food was excellent, service excellent

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Apr 22, 2022
Cherie S.
Our server and food was top notch!

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Apr 21, 2022
Penny S.
Always amazing chef prepared meals. Martinis were perfect and the managers suggested wine went perfect with our mahi meals! Love Yellow Dog. Consistently great.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2022
Anh T.
A scenic place for a gathering of friends. Nice selection of food and a wonderful friendly staff

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2022
Mary L.
In my opinion it is the best restaurant in the Vero Beach Melbourne area. The food the ambience is top-tier! We always look forward to going back to the yellow dog

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Apr 13, 2022
Kristen B.
Absolutely amazing dining experience. Our service was fabulous, the food simply delicious, the views of the river spectacular!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 11, 2022
James L.
It was excellent as it always is. In our eyes everything was perfect.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 08, 2022
Sherry S.
Excellent food and service.

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Apr 06, 2022
John W.
Great food and service. Had the pepper tuna and it was great. Also the C. Salad was great

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 05, 2022
Robert W.
We were visiting Yellow Dog Cafe for our anniversary . When we arrived we were met by a friendly hostess who took us to a cozy table that was perfect for the occasion. We had the blackened mahi-mahi with the lobster sauce, it looked an tasted delicious. The service was wonderful and the occasion was memorable in the best way. Oh the dog bone brownie was a perfect ending to the meal but you might need to share.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 02, 2022
Judy C.
We brought friends who had never been to your restaurant and they loved it!! Raved about the crab bisque and fish and puffs. Our waitress Leslie was fabulous!! We will be back :-)

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 01, 2022
Susan E.
Everything was wonderful and our server came out with desert with a candle for my 93 year old Mom.

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Mar 31, 2022
Diana P.
Drove from Orlando and had lunch with a friend who had dined at YDC and raved about it. From the road, this restaurant looks small but it's quite large and uniquely decorated; its charming separate rooms are perfect for whatever occasion you may be celebrating. The food was overall delicious. The crab bisque was amazing and wish I'd ordered the bowl instead. Our cocktails, entrees, salad, and dessert were all beautifully presented. Our server, Mary, was fantastic; she explained everything including the many specials, and was perfectly courteously attentive. Also, the view in just about every room faces the water and there is outside dining. I can't wait to go back... Yellow Dog Cafe, thank you for doing it right!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2022
Sharon O.
We love the service and your staff is hands down the best. The food is amazing always great.

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Mar 25, 2022
Trisha H.
One of the best meals I've had! The staff provide an amazing experience.

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Mar 24, 2022
Judith P.
This restaurant is beautiful. The food is excellent. The waitstaff is wonderful. We did have an issue with trying to change our reservation time on the OpenTable site and could not reach anyone at the restaurant that morning but the hostess was More than accommodating when we arrived! All worked out perfectly!

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Mar 21, 2022
Thomas W.
Excellent birthday meal for my wife! Food was outstanding, Service was excellent, the restaurant has a "Classic" feel.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2022
Elaine P.
It is a great place for dinner. We enjoyed the food and the service. The only negative is that it is noisy.

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Mar 17, 2022
James N.
Everything was GREAT. Mom was so happy with her birthday experience.

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Mar 12, 2022
Paul B.
Best salmon. Best waitress. Best view. Best parking of car. Will come more often. Thank you for an enjoyable meal and kind wait staff

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 11, 2022
vincent m.
It was my first time. It was an important business meeting. Everything was excellent;, service, food and ambience. Could not have been more pleased!!!!

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Mar 11, 2022
Judy M.
A true dining out experience.

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Mar 10, 2022
Janine M.
I do not get to go to Yellow Dog Cafe very often. You are my restaurant of choice when I do go out to eat. I meant to stop and say thank you to the chefs and all involved for once again an incredible amazing meal but my neighbors wanted to take a tour of the amazing scenery and restaurant itself who have heard wonderful reviews but just have never made it to the Yellow Dog Cafe so I was side tracked. Our lunch was incredible and my neighbors absolutely loved what they ordered commenting that our meals were creative, fresh, delicious and now have to try themselves to make something similar at home that they never thought of making!!! For me I love to try the specials. The fresh made mozzarella was beyond words!! Makes me wish I wasn't Italy!! Our waitress Leslie was very attentive with a goal to please and she did! Thank you for making food worth going out to eat for!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Mar 09, 2022
TJ L.
Pricey but awesome food

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Mar 06, 2022
Robin P.
I am new to this area and they never fail to impress. The food is superb and fresh. Martinis outstanding. Can’t wait to bring our next visitor to The Yellow Dog in a few weeks !

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Mar 06, 2022
Kevin G.
Food was outstanding.

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Value: 7/10
Mar 04, 2022
Patricia H.
Our table in a private enclave was perfect. There was some construction going on outside our window but not a huge deal. Prices have definitely increased over our last visit a few years ago. Great service. Excellent food.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 27, 2022
Perry W.
Everything was top shelf except the cocktails

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Feb 25, 2022
Diana W.
Such a find! Delicious food, great service and a perfect setting.

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Feb 23, 2022
Seth W.
Amazing from start to finish!! Highly recommended

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Feb 22, 2022
Judy G.
Loved this place! Great service, great food and magnificent views of water.

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Feb 19, 2022
Gary P.
Everything was perfect. Best lunch in a long time.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 18, 2022
Brittany G.
This was our second time here and it’s always a joy!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2022
Renee W.
Our food was amazing as always and our server was the best.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2022
Gerald H.
Cocktails, food and view were incredible. The service was a slight fumble, but we spoke with the manager at the end and feel much better about the experience. We will return to enjoy more of the menu.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2022
brian d.
outstanding. food was creative and good, service fantastic and view great. could not have had a better experience. highly recommend

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Feb 13, 2022
James R.
The yellow dog cafe is a super restaurant. I went on my birthday and had a delightful evening. I recommend it highly.

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Feb 07, 2022
Shelley B.
Wan an overall pleasant experience. We will return!

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Feb 04, 2022
Jerry A.
Awesome experience, Kelly was great! We were there for lunch on Sunday and Thursday both experiences were exceptional. Both waitresses were wonderful and the food and atmosphere were superb. Thanks for making our trip so great.

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Feb 04, 2022
Luke C.
Dinner was great and our server Danny was very hospitable and attentive. Would recommend yellow dog

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Jan 31, 2022
Debra C.
Only negative was we were a party of five and three were served lunch and two waited at least 10 minutes for our food that was only luke warm. We did not mention it to our excellent waitress, Lauren, because she kept apologizing. We did have a wonderful afternoon Thank you.

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Jan 30, 2022
Neala E.
The food is phenomenal, the setting is lovely along the ICW and Mary is an excellent server in every way.