Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, Brevard County is a destination unlike any other. People from all over the world travel near and far to visit the Space Coast for the pristine beaches, cultural attractions and innovative restaurants and bars. Brevard has one of the most unique dining scenes in Florida, offering everything from food trucks to five-star restaurants and bars.
What sets the bars and restaurants in Brevard apart from others in the country is that they are located only steps away from the ocean, providing us with fresh and delicious seafood. Try some blackened Mahi Mahi tacos with a jalapeno cream sauce, or a tempura-fried sushi roll topped with rare ahi tuna. Straight from the boat, to the kitchen, to your plate; it doesn’t get much better than that.
If seafood isn’t your thing, don’t worry because there’s countless restaurants and bars in Brevard serving up delicious culinary creations. Pressed paninis with ovengold turkey and mango chutney, juicy burgers with a fried egg on top, delicious vegan wraps loaded with the freshest ingredients and authentic Chicago-style deep dish pizza. You name it, restaurants in Brevard have it.
From Cocoa Beach to downtown Melbourne, the restaurants and bars in Brevard each bring something different to the table thanks to their one-of-a-kind atmospheres. Head to happy hour and enjoy drinks with an oceanfront view, or take your significant other out for dinner and dancing.
If you’re looking for drinks and a bite to eat at a laid back, fun atmosphere, Coconuts on the Beach is perfect for you. Listed as one of the top 10 beach bars in the country, Coconuts is the go-to spot for a good time.. Sit outside at their tiki bar or extended patio and enjoy live music as you watch the waves roll by, or take a seat inside and have dinner with the family. Coconuts serves everything from fresh seafood, to pasta and sirloin steak. Coconuts has a full liquor bar, with happy hour Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and drink specials daily.
Longboards Tiki Beach Grille is Cocoa Beach’s newest hotspot on the beach, with their oceanfront tiki deck, top notch cuisine and signature tropical cocktails. Enjoy casual, oceanfront dining, live music and craft cocktails on the umbrella-lined tiki deck. Longboards Tiki Beach Grille has happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with an all-day happy hour on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Port Canaveral has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Florida, attracting people from all over the world. Straight from the fishing boat to the restaurant’s kitchens, Port Canaveral’s restaurants are famous for having the freshest seafood in Central Florida.
One of the most popular restaurants and bars in Port Canaveral is Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill. Directly from the water to the kitchen, Fishlips’ seafood is a crowd favorite. If seafood isn’t your forte, no worries! Fishlips has a wide-variety of food that will have your tastebuds bouncing. Try the ribeye steak sandwich, served with crispy french fries and a garlic aioli. Or try the chicken Isabella, with grilled chicken topped with fresh mozzarella, a balsamic glaze, served with orzo pasta salad and asparagus. Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill truly has “something for everyone.”
Not only does Port Canaveral offer an unforgettable dining experience, but they’re also known for having the hottest nightlife on the Space Coast. After the sun sets, Port Canaveral turns into the place to go for a night out with friends and family, enjoying a cold drink and dancing under the moonlight.
Another hotspot in Brevard County is Downtown Melbourne, with a large variety of restaurants and bars that have an appetizing take on food and drinks. Mainstreet Pub has three separate bars, which all present a completely different atmosphere. What makes Mainstreet Pub different from other bars is their drinks are made with fresh fruit juice, squeezed right at the bar. If you want some food to go with your fresh-squeezed drink, Mainstreet Pub also has a full food menu, which takes a modern day twist on classic pub food.
Cocoa Village has been one of Brevard County’s most popular destinations for years. People from all over the country visit Cocoa Village for its trendy shopping experience, fine dining, live entertainment and eclectic nightlife. Ryan’s Village Pizza & Pub, located in Cocoa Village, is serving up slices of pizza the size of your head. Ryan’s crispy crust, gooey cheese and mouth-watering red sauce is what keeps the locals coming back for more. With 14 different beers on tap and a deck overlooking the Indian River, Ryan’s is the perfect spot for a casual dinner or a night out.
From fine dining and seafood to a laid back environment and classic pub food, the restaurants and bars in Brevard all have something different and delicious to offer. For more info on restaurants and bars in Brevard, click the buttons above and check out our blog for updates on where to find the best food and drinks on the Space Coast. Cheers!