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20 Best Restaurants in Daytona Beach You Should Eat at!

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Traveling can be one of the most fun but also stressful things out there. Figuring out where to eat can especially be hard if you’ve never been to that area before.

This article is here to help you out with a list of 20 restaurants that you need to check out if you ever go to the Daytona Beach area!

20 Best Restaurants in Daytona Beach You Should Eat at!

Landshark Bar and Grill

 Located directly on the beach; they actually have tables on the beach. For those worried about COVID, according to the website, the staff still wear masks.

They also offer takeout and they are available on the delivery apps. The Daytona Beach Boardwalk is right down the street which has a ton of shops and even a couple of arcades and rides which is fun for the whole family. Speaking of family, if someone in the family doesn’t like seafood, there are options for them as well.

They have an appetizer of loaded french fries, burgers, and salads to choose from. For seafood lovers, They offer a seafood combo of fish and chips, coconut shrimp and fried shrimp and it comes with french fries.

As you would assume from “Bar and Grill” they serve alcoholic beverages for those of age, including different kinds of margaritas and wines and beer. Everyday their hours are 11 in the morning to 10 at night with happy hours available only at the bar that vary day to day.

Landshark Bar and Grill best restaurants in Daytona Beach

Landshark Bar and Grill/ Flickr

Crabby’s Oceanside

This restaurant is located directly beside Landshark. As such, it is also steps away from the beach. They also offer takeout, dine-in and curbside. They also have live music.

Loval’s love that Crabby’s offer oysters made up in wonderful and tasty ways.  Take for example their New Orleans Grilled Oysters; these are baked with Cajun butter. They also have Cleveland Oysters which are baked with cheese, garlic butter and other spices. And they even have an oyster combo for those who are unsure of which ones they want to try the most.

And of course for those who don’t enjoy seafood, they have ribs, steaks, pastas and chicken to choose from. They are open everyday from 11 to 10 except on Fridays and Saturdays they are open until 11. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Daytona Beach.

Crabby's Oceanside

Crabby’s Oceanside/ Facebook

Red Lobster

Red Lobster is being thrown into this list just in case the family wants to go to a chain restaurant that may be more familiar to them.

That being said, there are places in the United States who no longer have a Red Lobster location nearby. They of course still have their famous cheddar bay biscuits. There are two different locations that are roughly 10 miles apart from each other.

There is one that is walking distance from the beach and there is another that is near the International Speedway. Both locations offer dine-in, takeout, curbside and are on all of the delivery apps. 

Every Red Lobster everywhere has both seafood and non-seafood items. They even have a dish called the Ultimate Surf and Turf which brings you the best of both worlds!

Another very popular dish is their Ultimate Feast which really is the ultimate feast for the ultimate seafood lover as it offers snow crab legs, a Maine lobster tail, Walt’s fried shrimp, and the American version of shrimp scampi. The hours vary from location to location and both offer happy hours from 11-6, Monday thru Friday.

Red Lobster best restaurants in Daytona Beach

Red Lobster/ Flickr

Joe’s Crab Shack

This restaurant is located on the Daytona Beach Main Street Pier, and is also right in the middle of the touristy area near the Boardwalk.

This restaurant is a very laid-back establishment and the atmosphere is very fun. This place does offer other things besides seafood, but is limited compared to the previous ones. They offer chicken tenders, pasta alfredo, sirloins, burgers, and grilled chicken. As you can imagine by the title of their name, they offer quite a bit of different types of crab.

They have Dungeness, Queen, Snow, and King crab. Can’t decide what kind of crab you want? Don’t worry, they’ve got you covered with the Crab Daddy Feast which includes a combination of all of them except for the Queen. Prices on crab vary significantly as the market prices for everything seafood has gone up quite a bit as of late.

They also have a very nice rooftop bar that won a Visitors’ Choice Award in 2022. This award also went for best seafood. They are open from 11 to 10 everyday except for Friday and Saturday where they are open for an extra hour at night.

Joe’s Crab Shack

Joe’s Crab Shack/ Facebook

Sloppy Joe’s

Sloppy Joe’s is located in the Ocean Walk Shoppes amongst a midst of souvenir gift stores and a movie theater.

It is also located directly on the beach and offers live music with outdoor seating available. They have some of their own signature cocktails that can be frozen for anyone who is old enough to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. For those not old enough, they have mocktails.

They also offer wines and beer and even have White Claw available. As for food, they have seafood platters that consist of coconut shrimp, battered cod, Key West shrimp, and conch fritters. For those who aren’t into seafood, they of course have sandwiches available.

For example the Big Sloppy with Cheese. They offer dine-in, and takeout but they don’t deliver and are not available on any delivery apps. They open every morning at 10 and close at 9 except for Fridays and Saturdays where they close at 10.

Sloppy Joe’s

Sloppy Joe’s/ Flickr

The Oyster’s Pub

This is one of the more entertaining places to eat, as they have over 45 TV’s, pool tables and a DJ. They offer dine-in, takeout as well as delivery.

This pub is located near a bunch of other bars that are popular with the tourists. If the entertainment wasn’t enough reason to go visit, they do have quite a selection of items, seafood and non-seafood alike. Some of the non-seafood items are sandwiches and burgers.

They also offer a teriyaki chicken platter that is served with rice and vegetables and the chicken is also covered by grilled pineapple as the garnish on top of the teriyaki glaze. They also have a baby back rib dinner listed on their menu as well.

As for seafood, they have firecracker shrimp tacos, a fried shrimp platter, and a salmon glazed with Kentucky bourbon. They are open everyday from 11:30 in the morning to 11 at night except for Friday and Saturday nights when they are open until 12. 

The Oyster Pub

The Oyster Pub/ Facebook

Bubba Gump’s

Bubba Gump’s is located in the same spot as Sloppy Joe’s which is near a movie theater and of course directly on the beach, which means even if you have to wait for a table, you have plenty of things you can do while you wait to pass the time.

They offer dine-in, curbside pickup and delivery at this location. As you can imagine, Bubba Gump’s is an amazing place to eat at if you are a huge shrimp person. There are plenty of options and we would be here all day if we were to talk about all of them.

As for non-seafood folk, they have Dixie Style Baby Back Ribs, a 9 oz Angus Beef sirloin, and a Texas chicken sandwich, just to name a few. The hours that are currently listed on their website: they open everyday at 11, and close at 10 except for, you guessed it, Friday and Saturday nights where they are open until 11.

Bubba Gump’s

Bubba Gump’s/ Flickr

Starlite Diner

This diner is smack-dab in the middle of almost all of the seafood places that have previously been mentioned thus far. It was almost like it was strategically planted there, which I’m sure it was. Anyway, they offer dine-in, takeout and delivery too, like most of the other places that surround this diner.

This is a great place to eat at when you want a break from all of the seafood and just want some good old classic diner food. This place is way more up my alley than most of the other places I’ve mentioned if I’m honest.

They have Cajun Shrimp and Grits on the menu, so if your family doesn’t want seafood, but you do, there is still something available for you as well.

However, they also offer omelets, breakfast burritos, and lots of different waffles. Of course, they still have the typical burgers and chicken tenders available. They open everyday at 11 in the morning and close at 10 except for Friday and Saturday nights when they close at 11.

Starlite Diner

Starlite Diner/ Flickr

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Most of the places that we have discussed in the article have been relatively on the more laid-back side. However, if you want to get dressed up and go out to eat, this is more of the place for you! This is located in a Hilton Resort, and that is also located right on the beach.

It’s definitely more of an upscale restaurant compared to the other ones on this list, in every way. As you could guess by the name, it’s more of a steakhouse than anything else, but they do have a few other seafood options.

For example, they have lobster bisque available. Also according to their online menu they have King Crab Legs as well, you would get 5 ounces of that for $25. Monday through Thursday they are open from 4:30 to 9:30. On Friday and Saturday, they are open from 4:30 to 10:30. On Sunday they are open from 4:30 to 9.

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse/ Flickr

Daytona Taproom

This is much more of a relaxed environment, however that being said, it’s still fun, with live music. This is located on Seabreeze Blvd which is the area where all of the bars and dance clubs would be in the Daytona Beach area.

They offer dine-in, takeout but don’t have any delivery. They have a whole section on their menu dedicated to BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches. One of them being called the Picnic on a Roll which has: house smoked pulled pork, house carolina bbq sauce, cole slaw, pickles, onion straws and last but not least American cheese.

Another one that sounds good is the “Omgbbq” and that has: house smoked pulled pork, carolina bbq sauce, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion straws, and is served on 2 grilled cheese sandwiches.

This restaurant has plenty more to choose from. On Sunday through Wednesday they are open from 12 to 11 and on Thursday through Saturday are open from 12 to 1.

Daytona Taproom

Daytona Taproom/ Facebook

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Next one on our list is Cheddar’s, which is located right in the front of the Volusia Mall. It is a perfect place to stop and eat at the end of your shopping spree.

They offer dine-in, curbside pick-up, but don’t have any delivery options available at this time. Similarly to Red Lobster, Cheddar’s gives you bread as you wait for your meal. Except these are croissants covered in honey butter.

Cheddar’s is classified as a traditional American restaurant according to its website. For those who like land and sea alike, they have combinations for you! For example, you could get chicken tenders and either grilled or coconut shrimp with that.

You could also get a half rack of ribs with shrimp. They have an extensive drink menu that consists of margaritas, draft beers, domestic beer, imported beer, and premium beer. They also have sweet white wines, red wines and regular white wines.

They open everyday at 11 in the morning and close at 10 and of course, Friday and Saturday they are open for that one extra hour and close at 11.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen/ Facebook

Miller’s Ale House

This is one of the only places that enforce mask-wearing for staff if that is something you and your family are concerned about. It is definitely more on the casual side compared to some of the others as it is a sports pub. They offer dine-in, curbside pickup and no contact delivery.

They have plenty of appetizers to choose from if you’re looking for just a quick bite to eat and have beer buckets if that is something you and your family are interested in as well. The appetizers are actually a pretty decent portion. They offer different kinds of flatbreads that are delicious.

They offer lunch specials that are available 11 to 4 Monday thru Friday, the specials also vary by location. They are open from 11 in the morning to midnight Sunday through Thursday and are open from 11 in the morning to 2 AM on the weekend nights.

Miller’s Ale House

Miller’s Ale House/ Facebook

Adam’s Egg

We’re gonna take a moment to shift gears and highlight a breakfast place. This is another one that is open in a resort. That resort being the Ocean Jewels Resort.

They are a bit newer in comparison to some of the other places mentioned. This is the place to go to for breakfast if you’re looking to get in and out quickly. They have plenty of meals to choose from, specifically breakfast food items.

However, that being said, they also have burgers and salads available. Breakfast is available from open to close; they open at 7 in the morning and close at 2 in the afternoon. If you don’t feel like dining indoors and want to go to the beach to enjoy your food, they do have curbside pickup available.

Despite their short and early hours, they still serve alcohol, such as mimosas. They have plenty of egg breakfasts to choose from if eggs are your thing!

Adam’s Egg

Adam’s Egg/ Facebook

Cracked Egg

This is another breakfast place, and it’s not technically in Daytona Beach, but it is in Daytona Beach Shores which is right there. The Cracked Egg is located right across the street from the beach, and they actually have a park across the street that you can access the beach from!

They offer dine-in and takeout but currently not on any delivery apps or deliver themselves. They offer many different omelets and have different breakfast classics to satisfy whatever you’re craving, and if breakfast isn’t what you’re looking for, they also carry different kinds of burgers.

Their alcohol selection is pretty varied considering they aren’t open for all that long. They have 4 different mimosa options alone and also carry domestic and imported beer.

The crew is all super nice there and no matter what food you get, you won’t be disappointed. It’s similar to Adam’s Egg in the sense that they both close early. The Cracked Egg opens at 7 in the morning and closes at 3 in the afternoon.

Cracked Egg

Cracked Egg/ Facebook

Cruisin’ Cafe

This is a nice little spot to just take a break from being touristy and looking around. It has a race car on the front of the building and is perfect for anyone who came to Daytona to see the races.

This is one of those places that I had never personally thought to go to before until recently one of my good friends had suggested it since we wanted some chicken wings and pizza and were in the area. We dined outside since it was such a beautiful night, but the inside looked really cool and decorated with stuff from NASCAR.

Like I had said, we ordered pizza and wings but they also have other stuff like wraps, burgers, and a few seafood items like the crab cake sandwich and a basket of fish and chips. This restaurant is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and is open from 12 PM to 2:30 AM the rest of the week.

Cruisin’ Cafe

Cruisin’ Cafe/ Facebook

Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Bar

This is also a fun bar to go to if you like live music, it’s also super cool because it’s a three story building that overlooks the ocean. They are open for dine-in, but don’t deliver. It says on their website that they offer drive-through as well. This is another location found directly on the beach.

They have many different appetizers to suit your needs. If you’re in the mood for seafood, they’ve got you covered with the crunchy tuna appetizer or the crab cake. If you’re in the mood for chicken wings, they’ve got you covered there as well!

They have plenty of options for different needs. They have sandwiches that are for both seafood and non-seafood lovers. For example, they have a Mahi-Mahi sandwich that they are well-known for. And for non-seafood, they have a chicken caesar wrap.

Their hours are consistent throughout the week, opening at 11 in the morning everyday and closing at 2 at night.

Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Bar

Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Bar/ Facebook

Chart House

Chart House is another one of the more up-scale kinds of restaurants in the area. It is listed on Google as a “high-end chain eatery serving seafood and steakhouse fare in a classy setting with a view.” They offer dine-in, curbside pickup and delivery.

They have a nice mix of land and sea. That being said, many of their appetizers are seafood related. The only exception being their Mediterranean Hummus Tasting plate. They offer clam chowder and lobster bisque. Their signature fish is Spiced Ahi and Mac Nut Mahi. For meat, they offer prime rib, filet mignon, NY strip and paneed chicken.

They also have a section on their menu called “Steak Accompaniments” and they have some pretty fancy stuff on that part of the menu. For instance, the mushroom truffle butter. They also have a blue cheese butter which sounds interesting.

They have happy hour from 4:30 to 7 everyday and are open from 4:30 to 9:30 Sunday through Thursday and are open until 10 on Friday and Saturday nights.

Chart House

Chart House/ Facebook

Top of Daytona Restaurant

This is the last upscale restaurant mentioned on this list. This restaurant sits at the top of a condo and offers 360 degree views. It offers dine-in and takeout but no delivery. The menu is inspired by European cuisine. They offer happy hour every day they are open from 3 to 6 pm.

They are closed all day on Monday. From judging what the online menu says, it seems as though the menu is very limited compared to other restaurants. It seems as though this restaurant is more about the scenery and experience rather than the food itself.

A few cold appetizers they have listed: Mexican shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon dip, tuna tartar and a domestic cheese platter. They have three different salads and three pastas listed. The children’s menu consists of marinara with meatballs, linguini alfredo and chicken tenders and fries.

Top of Daytona Restaurant

Top of Daytona Restaurant/ Facebook

Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q

Another bit of a change of pace. Everything that we’ve mentioned so far in this list has been a seafood restaurant with maybe burgers here and crab legs there, which of course makes sense given the location. However, this is completely different from those.

Firstly, it’s in a rustic loft. They offer dine-in and takeout but no delivery. They offer BBQ by the pound with four different sauces available. They have iced tea (both sweet and regular) listed on their online menu as soon as you open it. You can buy draft beer by the mug, small pitcher or large pitcher. They don’t have which draft beers listed though, you have to ask the server when you go in. You can also buy barbecue beans by the pint or quart to take with you as well as cole slaw in the same way.

This place is exactly what you would expect with a name like “Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q” and I mean that in the best way possible. They also have a consistent schedule where they open everyday at 11 in the morning and close at 10 at night.

Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q

Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q/ Facebook

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

This is located in Shoppes at One Daytona, a center with other restaurants, stores, a movie theater, and even an arcade. Anyway, back to this pub. It offers dine-in, curbside pickup and even no contact delivery. They offer outdoor seating as well.

On their online menu they have party packs available of different appetizers, for example the chicken tenders. You get a pack of 20 chicken tenders with two sauces for approximately $25. There is another party pack available of 10 beef burgers that have cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles that costs $109. You can also buy a 128 oz mini keg that comes with one fill up. On the other hand, they also have a “Growler” mug that you can buy from them and have them fill that.

It’s a 64 oz mug that you can buy from them for $5. They also have “normal” alcohol deals available. Everyday they open at 11 in the morning and close at 11 except for Friday and Saturday nights where they close at 1 in the morning.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery/

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery/ Facebook

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