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: A local, casual favorite, Squid Lips is all about freshness. But it's more than the typical beachfront grill. Food here is grilled over an open oak-wood fire, and nothing is pre-breaded or pre-made. Start with the Cajun bacon-wrapped scallops, which will prepare your tongue for the signature black cherry pepper pork. The crab cakes are another favorite. If you're looking for some beachy entertainment with your meal, you can often hear live music here, too. Find two Squid Lips in the state, one in Melbourne and another in Sebastian. Arrive by boat, if you want the quintessential Space Coast experience.
: Squid Lips is a casual, local favorite that serves fresh, expertly prepared seafood. It's also a fun destination to take a group, with live music and outdoor seating. Call ahead for groups of eight or... Read More
: Squid Lips is a casual, local favorite that serves fresh, expertly prepared seafood. It's also a fun destination to take a group, with live music and outdoor seating. Call ahead for groups of eight or more and you can get "preferred seating," which will bump you to the front of the line. This is convenient in a restaurant that otherwise does not take reservations (and has been known to draw quite the wait).
Squid Lips offers two Space Coast locations: Melbourne and Sebastian, and both appeal to groups for unique reasons. In Melbourne, chill at the Shark Bar on the water. In Sebastian, for a total Space Coast experience, arrive via boat.
The menu spans Cajun bacon-wrapped scallops, black cherry pepper pork and crab cakes.