Waterfront Restaurants In The Daytona Beach Area
One of the best things about living by the water is the selection of casual and family-friendly waterfront dining opportunities. Many of these local restaurants have their own boat docks where a fresh catch is brought in daily, and it also allows you to decide between dining out by automobile or by sea vessel. Whether it be along the peaceful Halifax River where you can catch a glimpse of dolphins at play, or directly on the sands of the World’s Most Famous Beach, these restaurants are sure to please tourists and locals alike.
Aunt Catfish’s on the River - Aunt Catfish's, located on the Halifax River in Port Orange is a local favorite. Offering an array of “Down South River Cookin’”, there is sure to be a delicious dish for you. Their famous Sunday brunch and their signature cinnamon rolls have reached near legendary status in the Port Orange area. If you haven’t been to Aunt Catfish’s on the River yet, you are missing out!
Crabby Joe’s Deck & Grill - This local seafood restaurant may be a little touristy, but who can pass up on the breathtaking, panoramic views of the Atlantic coastline from the Sunglow Pier in Daytona Beach Shores. Enjoy a wide array of menu options as you dine over the water, including the fresh catch, delicious sandwiches and many other favorites like Crabby’s crab cakes and buffalo “shark” ribs. You can also fish from the pier here and make a day of it while enjoying their fully-stocked bar.
Down the Hatch - Great seafood and fine steak are a staple of this local gem with historic roots back to the original fishing village on which Ponce Inlet was founded. Dine on the river and enjoy fresh seafood, live music, and great times with friends and family.
Inlet Harbor - Another great riverfront restaurant in Ponce Inlet, Inlet Harbour offers something for everyone. They are not only a popular restaurant with delicious fresh seafood and lots of fun, but they also have convenient boat slips in the marina.
Joe’s Crab Shack - Joe’s Crab Shack is a nationwide seafood restaurant that prepares dishes to please almost any palate. Located on the Daytona Beach Pier, Joe’s offers a fun and vibrant atmosphere with plenty of breathtaking ocean views to go around. Here you can enjoy heaping steam pots of fresh seafood and some of the best crab legs around. Even if you aren’t in the mood for seafood, Joe’s offers delicious “out of water” meals such as a 12oz ribeye and crisp salads made of the freshest ingredients. Joe’s also offers a full liquor bar with many interesting and delicious signature concoctions. You can also fish from the pier here as well, making this a great place to visit for tourists and locals alike.
Ocean Deck - Daytona Beach’s only oceanfront restaurant and beach club, Ocean Deck is dining experience you can’t miss. Sit on their deck and watch the waves roll in, or join a pickup game of volleyball on sands right out their backdoor. Ocean Deck offers a wide array of delicious menu items and a fully stocked bar so you can have a beach party at any time of the day. A Daytona tradition for 40 years, come out for the live music every night of the week. As they say, ”When you are in town, go where e the locals go.” See you at the Deck!
Racing’s North Turn - Nestled along the sands where racing history began, Racing’s North Turn is a local oceanfront favorite. Now a historical landmark, this restaurant serves up great food and drinks and it is not unusual to see some of today’s most famous race car drivers take a seat at the bar. Come experience this Ponce Inlet gem today!