One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with today's Groupon for waterfront dining at Pirate's Loft Restaurant in Stuart. Choose between two options:
- For $10, you get $20 toward lunch.
- For $20, you get $40 toward dinner.
Pirate's Loft Restaurant overlooks a vast natural manatee habitat and hooks in hungry guests with fresh seafood and prime meats. The tender littleneck clams are a gulf-grown specialty ($10). The crab-stuffed shrimp swims in citrus beurre blanc ($17), and the rack of barbecue ribs backstrokes in tangy house-made sauce ($14 half, $23 full). Around lunchtime, the popular Reuben sandwich reinvents itself with seaside flavor by wedging batter-dipped, fried grouper between coleslaw, swiss cheese, and crispy rye bread before running as lieutenant governor of the ocean ($15). The daytime menu also presents smaller portions of dinner fare, including fresh-netted fried fish platters ($12–$19) and a six-ounce Angus reserve sirloin ($13).
In between bites, guests at the boathouse-themed Pirate's Loft Restaurant can gaze through waterfront windows to look for boats leaving the marina or palm trees covered in diamonds at a luxurious nearby resort. Meander to the adjoining tiki bar for a postmeal cocktail or, on select nights, live music and dancing.