Wild-caught seafood brings flavor to the table in Viera

Melbourne Seafood Station's signature dish is their seafood boil which includes a unique garlic sauce. 

 

Melbourne Seafood Station restaurant recently opened its doors in Viera.

Located near The Avenue Viera at 7171 Lake Andrew Drive, Suite 102, the restaurant shares an outdoor seating patio with Tijuana Flats.

It offers casual-style seating and healthy seafood options.

“None of the food is fried,” said co-owner Nick Moon who operates the restaurant with his wife, Naomi Moon. “Everything is boiled or steamed, and we focus on wild-caught seafood.”

The couple owns five locations, four of which are in Brevard County. Their two sons, ages 16 and 22, also help with the family business.

Nick Moon learned about the seafood business when he opened a retail and wholesale seafood market in Melbourne at the intersection of Babcock Road and U.S. 1 with his father

in 2010.

The first Melbourne Seafood Station was opened in downtown Melbourne in 2016, offering a retail seafood market as well as seafood boils. When customers started raving about the menu, the Moons decided to close the retail store.

The menu includes seafood bowls and baskets, and a plethora of sides.

“Our signature dish is seafood boils with our famous garlic sauce,” said Nick Moon. “It’s a blend of different seafood boils you can get from around the country, but it’s unique to us because of the garlic flavor.”

“We’ve been hearing neighbors speak about it for the last couple of weeks,” said Mike Johnston, a Viera resident originally from Maryland, who ordered the sausage bowl. “We’ve been doing Friday afternoon lunches lately. We come early and try to avoid the crowd.”

“We love seafood,” added Johnston’s wife, Ellen. “We really like to try these kinds of things and we support local.”

For the holidays, Seafood Station will offer the “Feast of 7 Fishes”, which is based upon an Italian tradition. The dish features lobster, shrimp, scallops, crab, mussels, clam, and oysters. “It will be one of our seafood boils, served with corn and potatoes and served with our garlic sauce,” Nick

Moon said.

For more information, go to melbourneseafoodstation.com, or call 321.610.8328.