Our Metiki adventure this weekend took us to Cabana Shores in Palm Shores. Cabana Shores is a large tiki hut right on US1 in Melbourne. It's been there for a year now and is one of my favorite 'tiki spots.' It is not a true tiki bar - beer & wine only - but Cabana Shores has a great 'tiki attitude.' Upon driving The Metiki into the parking lot I was entranced but the large palm frond roof with wood beams jutting out. It overlooks directly onto the Indian River.
Secret Agent Man and myself decided on an 'outdoor table' although all the table are technically outside. The entire establishment is open air. But we went the sandy route and sat under the lanai area - this is what I like to consider 'roughing it' when dining at least. So with sand between our toes, we ordered our drinks (slight tear for lack of tiki drinks.)
They boast a huge menu with many different food choices - tacos, nachos, fajitas, burgers salads and even a bunch of pasta dishes. Every offering has two variety's clean or dirty (healthy or not.) This is a great concept, I'm surprised more places do not offer. We ordered our food - Suicide Steak for Secret Agent Man and Blackened Chicken for me. Both came served with our choice of sides - we picked Squash/Zucchini Mix and a baked potato.
This proved to be a great stop and filled our need for a little tiki. I'll leave you with some interior shots of this fantastic Florida Tiki Hut - the construction is amazing. I forgot to ask who constructed it, I'm sure some locals know and will maybe drop me a line. Enjoy!
Remember, keep your tiki mugs filled and be on the look-out for The Metiki Gal!