Restaurant Recommendations

Although nearby New Smyrna Beach is known for its pristine white sand beaches and its quaint seaside charm, it is also known for some pretty incredible dining options…

Looking for lunch with a view? There’s Ocean Breeze on Flagler Avenue – a delightful, open air tiki bar and grill overlooking the ocean – where you can opt for firecracker shrimp that’s on fire or OB’s signature hanger steak salad. 

If it’s burgers you long for, go to Breakers, which is also located right on New Smyrna’s beautiful beach. How about a blue cheese bacon burger or the inferno burger if you dare? Bring a friend because they are huge and the friendly atmosphere is contagious!

Of course Flagler Avenue has always been known for fun. So head to the Flagler Tavern for tavern treats that are absolutely yummy! Their filet tip wrap is sweetened by caramelized onions and dripping with gorgonzola; or try the mussels in a wine and garlic sauce. You’ll use their toasted baguettes to soak up every drop!

Keep strolling down Flagler Avenue and you will find the Yellow Dog Eats Café where you can choose from a delightful array of unique signature sandwiches from the Pugnacious Pug to the Black Forest Hambone.

JB’s Fish Camp, which is a local favorite, is bursting with fresh seafood and nestled in a cozy spot right on the water. Feel free to order up some steamed rock shrimp, clams or oysters by the dozen and watch the boats come in!

If you are hearing a mariachi band in your head and seeing sombreros in your mind’s eye, your New Smyrna Beach Mexican restaurant options are delightful and varied. On Flagler, there’s Clancy’s Cantina where the colorful motif and chimichangas are divine. If you like al fresco dining, there’s nothing more pleasing than enjoying Mexican munchies with authentic flair at the Taco Shack on Dixie Freeway. The newest addition is La Terraza, which is aptly named because it sits high atop its waterfront perch on New Smyrna’s Beachside.

Prefer a romantic meal surrounded by fireplaces and lush garden greenery that create unsurpassed Old World Italian allure? The Garlic offers Italian fare beyond compare.

Or nosh on a colossal shrimp cocktail at happy hour atop Norwood’s Restaurant in the “The Treehouse” which is surrounded by breathtaking ocean views. 

One of the newer New Smyrna Beach favorites is the River Deck Tiki Bar & Restaurant. As they say, come for big drinks, big food and big fun. I can tell you from experience that the tiki bar there is certainly big and fun!

If you happen to be enjoying “The World’s Most Famous Beach,” you may want to stay right where you are and grab a bite to eat in Daytona…because Daytona Beach certainly offers plenty of delicious dining options too!

Like New Smyrna Beach, the restaurant options in Daytona Beach often toss in some brilliant views! For instance, you can try out Crabby Joe’s Deck & Grill which is located at the end of a pier that was built right over the ocean! Their breakfast with benefits includes crab cake benedict. Or go for lunch or dinner, and start with coconut shrimp topped off with a “whale-sized” surf and turf burger!

Our Deck Down Under, located under the Dunlawton Bridge which connects Port Orange to Daytona, is another fun lunch venue. It’s a great place to munch on fresh grouper fingers and fried pickles while you watch the boats go by.

Or pay a visit to Loggerhead Marina in Daytona, where you will find Caribbean Jack’s. Here, you can feast on a Caribbean-inspired food and drink menu while listening to live music. You know what they say…If you haven’t been to Caribbean Jack’s, you don’t know jack!

Surely you’ve heard that Daytona Beach is the birthplace of NASCAR. So there is Racing’s North Turn, which pays tribute with a NASCAR-themed bar and grill. This restaurant must-see comes complete with a mini museum housing actual race cars, historical photos and racing memorabilia.

Another great Daytona destination, offering a wide array of restaurant and bar choices sure to please any palette, is One Daytona, right across from the world-renowned Daytona International Speedway.

You can start there by soaking up some scenery and flavor. Relax and unwind with your choice of their many creative cocktails on the terrace of the Blue Flame.

If you’re craving some hops, you can get hopped up at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, where the brewers have earned over 200 awards for their craft and the American food pairing is delightful.

Are you down for a little friendly competition with your eats? Game Time Daytona Bowling Center, Arcade, Restaurant & Sports Bar is a fun way to spend the good part of any day!

If you’re looking for a more upscale restaurant option at One Daytona, there is always Sir Malcom, which offers a unique farm-to-table dining experience with a motorsports twist.

Or race on over to 4 Rivers BBQ for a menu loaded with tons of juicy Q.

If you are out and about in the coastal community of Edgewater and your stomach begins to rumble, be sure to stop by Alberto’s Pizza, for everything from mouth watering garlic knots, to pizza, subs and a full menu of Italian entrees. Alberto’s Pizza has earned a reputation with the locals as the best in the business and 4.5 stars on Google! 

If you’re looking for a cozy place to get a home cooked meal, try Peggy’s Diner in Edgewater, where you can get breakfast even at dinnertime.

If ribs it is – or pulled pork, brisket and more – try Dustin’s Bar-B-Q on U.S. 1 in Edgewater; and if your taste leans more toward a plain old (not really old) hunk of juicy steak, Florida Roadhouse is a direct route to “Flavortown”!