Fort Pierce, Florida
End of the Line
By Polly Dean
Photos by Jimmy Jacobs
Established in 1947 as a military shack that served beer to soldiers, Archie’s Seabreeze is the perfect “stop-as-you-are” beach bar and grill to grab a “cold one” and a bite to eat following a day on the water. Conveniently located on A1A at the north end of Hutchinson Island this casual watering hole and restaurant has a large outdoor patio that is ideal for telling fish tales and lies.
Following the formation of the Naval Combat Demolition Unit (NCDU) School in Fort Pierce in 1943, Archie’s was built to serve the men who trained year-round at the facility. Called frog men in their day, they are now known as Navy Seals.
Owner Patty McGee purchased Archie’s nearly 25 years ago, after working for the bar and grill. Today she continues to pour her heart and soul into making it the “feel at home” place that it is – a place to put your feet up, relax and enjoy the Atlantic breeze while enjoying live entertainment, delicious food and a refreshing beverage.
There are several bars and seating areas throughout Archie’s. Trees and umbrellas provide shade and pirates provide atmosphere. From the “Out House” area in the back to the street side bar, you will find a spot for you and your friends to kick back. This place is everything and more than one would expect in a welcoming casual beach community bar and grill.
Archie’s menu includes tantalizing appetizers, sandwiches, soups, salads and seafood baskets. Their hefty Archie burgers are made fresh, never frozen. Children are welcome as well as dogs. Archie’s even serves the best breakfast on the beach from 8:00 to 11:00 seven days a week. Live entertainment is almost nightly.
Stop in at Archie’s Sebreeze Bar & Grill for a cold brew or a glass of wine and be sure to say hello to Patty!