Nestled along Florida's sun-kissed coastline, Daytona Beach offers more than just its iconic speedway and pristine shores—it's a culinary voyage. With an array of restaurants lining the Atlantic, diners can indulge in fresh seafood pulled straight from the waters, savour Southern comfort foods, or sample international flavours that showcase a melting pot of cultures. Whether you're craving a casual beachside snack or an upscale dining experience, Daytona Beach's eateries promise to turn every meal into a memorable occasion against the backdrop of ocean waves and the gentle sea breeze.
Nice restaurant beautiful views. We frequent as locals. Only problem we have ever had was with hostesses over seating. Trying to make our party of 7 sit in the sun on the beach at noon in July instead of giving us a comfortable spot on the porch, had to go to management and again trying to make my daughter eat outside in the sun after we had been on the beach for 2 hours because she didn't have shoes on....the restaurant is on the beach like literally everyone is coming off the beach that's crazy. The food is good though.
4 / 5
Went for dinner tonight in a party of 6. Food was excellent and the staff was above reproach Our waiter was also the bartender. He handled both jobs Great !!! We had the choice to eat outside or inside. Seeing as it was very cool, we ate indoors. Photographer came around and took some nice pictures.
5 / 5
Honestly I thought this would be an awesome beachside restaurant to go to and take my mom whom had never been to Florida. I was wrong. The food took an hour at minimum to get to us and it was 8p.m on a Thursday. Not busy and plenty of staff. When we did finally get it my mom's nachos had the least amount of cheese they could've possibly put on them. They were also cold. Our waitress(bless her heart) was doing her best but she was doing the job of about 5 other staff members. I saw 2 waiters standing around and one of them was picking his rear end!! Yuuuuk!!! Our bill was $101.58 for 3 meals and 3 drinks. I'm so disappointed. Will never go back.
3 / 5
Came here with my husband for a late lunch/early dinner. We got the seafood boil and the fish and chips to share. The fish came with a jalapeno tartar sauce which was really good and the fish super moist and flaky and the breading has a really nice crunch to it. The seafood was well seasoned and had just a little kick but mild enough for most people! Only downfall for me was the drinks were rather small but still very tasty. Also you can't beat the ocean side view!
5 / 5
Absolutely delicious, excellence !!! Decided after a terrible experience at the restaurant next door to come here and eat. Absolutely stoked and happy that we got up form crabbys and came over to land shark! Our server was friendly, punctual and the turn around time from ordered to on the table was unreal!! Fast delicious and a wonderful view !!!!! Had the fish tacos with catch of the day mahi! Delicious!!! Thank you and we will absolute be back!
5 / 5
Family-friendly chain for seafood & American fare served in a fishing boat-themed setting.
Had a great experience at this place. Our waiter Justin was very attentive and entertaining with our family. Even did a birthday song for our son. The stuffed shrimp was absolutely delicious!!!! Highly recommend. The garlic bread was so simple but so good.
5 / 5
They changed the Mama’s Fried Chicken. It used to be that you got two pieces of battered chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy and a piece of corn on the cob. It was delicious. Now it’s just a chicken tender dish you can get at any restaurant - nothing unique or special. We ate outside because the temp inside was hot and humid (not sure if air conditioning was broke). It was nice outside, but not the best views of the beach and ocean. The birds approved of the food. Word of caution, Daytona has not recovered from a hurricane that occurred in 2022. Beach access is spotty in many areas due to heavy beach erosion.
2 / 5
We celebrated our 25 Anniversary here. You can sit inside or you can sit outside which overlooks the Ocean. Our waitress took it upon herself to bring the other waitstaff out and give us dessert and yell Happy Anniversary. The food is delicious, nice portions and quick to be served . I give this a high rating , after your done eating you can walk outside and see a concert , Daytona is fun in the sun . When you get to daytona sit and enjoy a great meal
5 / 5
Slow service, terrible food and mold in the restaurant. I tried the spinach and artichoke dip and it tasted like it was from the frozen food section. The coconut shrimp tasted like Almond joy candy bars minus the chocolate. Manager knew we were unhappy and never came over to the table. I’d avoid this place!
1 / 5
I have walked by my fair share of Bubba Gump Shrimp locations and never stopped in. On this occasion as luck would have it I decided to stop for a bite. I had the shrimp Poboy and I must say it was very good. The fries that came with it were also delicious. We also had the coconut shrimp which Although the taste was spot on the size of the shrimp were large. This lead to the batter not sticking to the shrimp after the first bite. Still not an issue to me just an observation. The staff was kind and did not rush us to take our order. There is a nice gift shop selling various themed things from the movie. This was a good experience and next time I am passing by and hungry I’ll stop in again.
5 / 5
Oceanfront hangout with a beach theme furnishes tropical drinks, American grub & live music.
The customer service was awesome; Ali took great care of us! The food was reasonably priced…considering. I would not recommend based on their food and the restaurant was not at all busy. I really enjoyed my Mahi tacos and my MIL enjoyed her Cuban sandwich; however my Mahi was very cold and her broccoli was as well. The pasta salad lacked any seasoning. The black beans were dry and canned; please see pictures. The kitchen is really struggling!! The pretzel and the kids’ sweet potato tots were the best parts!
2 / 5
We all had salads here so this rating is only based on that. The salads were OK. Not sure I'd be in a hurry to go back and try other stuff olif the salads were just ok but we might. It does have a fun view of the Bandshell, an outdoor concert venue which is pretty cool.
3 / 5
We ate on The Roof deck. Views were amazing, food was average, and you had to order your own food at the bar window and your own drinks at the bar. They do bring the food and drinks to your table, though. They do have live music on The Roof, so that was fun.
4 / 5
10/10 recommend that you come to Sloppy Joes Daytona anytime your in the area. The Food & drinks were Amazing, our server Bryant made it hard to choice and everything he recommended and we tried was not a disappointment !! the Atmosphere was A nice Vibe. The views on the a beach side is Amazing and right outside the bandshell amphitheater. When you come You just ask for BRYANT ! He’s AMAZING!!
5 / 5
Michalea Bennett (Lovelee)
The condo provided a coupon for a free appetizer that brought us in. But the best choices on the menu is what kept us to satisfied to stay. With tables outside or by the window there is no reason any one can’t find the perfect place to sit. There are numerous choices on the menu surely to satisfy everyone’s needs. the staff was warm and inviting and they catered to our every request. The food came out in short time and was delicious. Would have gotten one of their amazing desserts, but we were stuffed from the main course. I highly recommend this place to anyone. I look forward to the next time we’re in town to come back again.
5 / 5
Casual hotel locale offering refined surf 'n' turf options, a full bar & patio seating.
Great food! We got the grilled salmon w/ veggies and the BBQ bacon burger w/ onion rings! Delicious!! But Even better service! The young lady working was SO pleasant and accommodating. I’d go back just because of her caring disposition.
5 / 5
The food is great 👍. Being a guest at the Hotel Holiday Inn, adults get vouchers while children eat free. Service is great 😊. The servers are friendly and scenery is a good look over the beach view. The restaurant has a great atmosphere. My family enjoyed and recommend to anyone to come visit and try it out.
5 / 5
Family of Nomads
We didnt stay at the hotel, but we visited the restaurant. My daughter had shrimp alfredo and said it was some of the best shrimp she has ever had, my husband had the monterey chicken with red skin potatoes(off the chain!) and my daughters friend had barbeque chicken flatbread. All of it was exceptional, except my fries which were mushy. The price was very reasonable for the area and we would return here. The waitress was also very friendly, we never had to ask for refills or anything.. She was on top of it! (We didnt get a pic of the monterey chicken but here is the shrimp alfredo and flatbread.)
5 / 5
This is a restaurant inside the Holiday Inn and open to the public. They have a very affordable menu, and a beautiful view of the pool and ocean. There was also a DJ there on the Saturday I stopped in playing a variety of great music. The server was high energy and friendly. The food was good. The view was beautiful. I parked in the lot and let them know I didn't have a tag but just wanted to visit the restaurant. The server said not to worry about it, there was no problem as I left within an hour. Something to mention to server if you drive here from another place though.
5 / 5
Maybe the best kept secret in Daytona. The Holiday Inn's restaurant has great food in a fantastic beach atmosphere. Sit on the patio overlooking the pool and beach, or inside in slick, glossy fresh environment. Food is GREAT and the service was quick. BTW - I see a few reviews here concerning the manager/bartender being unfriendly. I don't think that's the case. It seemed to me that he isn't there to charm people or make new friends. He IS there to serve you quickly and efficiently, which he certainly does well. And when I complimented him on the place and the food he he was clearly happy to hear it and was quite gracious.
5 / 5
Iconic 1948 diner dishing up American classics in a retro space with red & white vinyl booths.
Great food and excellent service! We always love a diner and my lady is a fan of breakfast. So we look for places that have great reviews and good pictures. This little diner did not disappoint. There were loads of people in the parking lot so we knew it wasn't going to be bad. The coffee was great eggs benedict was great and always love southern style grits. We will definitely return. There were too many good things on the menu to pass up and I just couldn't meet them all today.
5 / 5
It was busy but we sat fast. The food was fast. The service was awesome. The food was good. We were in and out quick. I wish I had realized there was outside dining. We had our dog and left her in the back parking lot with the vehicle running. I didn’t see the outside seating.
5 / 5
We went to the diner for 2 different meals, dinner mid week and breakfast on Saturday morning. Dinner was delicious and breakfast was extra delicious! The staff at both meals were very pleasant. Service was super quick, especially for how busy the cafe was on Saturday morning. The price was very reasonable and affordable compared to diners back in our home state. If we come back to Daytona beach, we will sure be back!
5 / 5
Y U M if you're looking for some comfort food at a reasonable price and rapid service, this is your place. We came for breakfast and struggled to get through the amount of food. We loved every bite, and every second there. Very friendly and accommodating staff which is the cherry on top of it all. We'll for sure be back.
5 / 5
I really love this little diner. Really takes you back to the 50s and '60s. The food's really good and the service is top notch! If you're a coffee lover you're going to love the huge cups of coffee.
5 / 5
Relaxed haunt featuring an ample array of beers & burgers, plus live music in a chill atmosphere.
Great little Taproom with a cool vibe. Very good selection of beers. Reminds of a saloon style bar. Cool, easy going service. These guys were just cool. The burgers are smash style and are fantastic. The meat is fresh and flavorful. Tried the truffle fries and they were really good.
4 / 5
Greg “Livingmybestlyfe” Austin
Awesome selection of draft beers. Are bartender was amazing and very helpful with our selections of beverages. Chef made amazing smash burgers. We got the chili cheeseburger it was amazing! The hot dogs really large and tasty!
5 / 5
This is a hidden gem — but it is a dive bar. It’s probably the most dive bar I’ve ever come across. But they do make a decent burger. I love their burgers — some of the best in central Florida. I had the double smash. It was excellent.
5 / 5
We're beer junkies, so finding a good place to accomodate our palette hasn't been easy. We're spoiled in that we come from an area that thrives on their craft beer. For some reason or another, that's difficult to find in Florida. This taphouse had an awesome selection that we had been searching for. The environment was fun, the staff was great, and the food was AMAZING. The chili cheeseburger is one of our new favorite dishes. We'll definitely be back!
5 / 5
Burgers here were great. I didn't actually have any beers when we came. The bacon burger or regular cheeseburger are both good. Their sauce is ok. It has a little spice but mostly good. Fries are good here too! Service was fine.
5 / 5
Family-friendly seafood spot offers casual fare such as coconut shrimp & po boys & a laid-back vibe.
We had a great time here. Our waiter, Brandon, was awesome! The food was really good and the drinks were strong. Parking can be tricky if they are busy. The walk from the street to the restaurant over the boardwalk is scenic. We'll definitely come back again!
5 / 5
Had a great experience! My server Kevin was amazing. The view from my table was great from the moment I walked in I felt happy. Ordered the fisherman’s breakfast with Mahi and it was insanely good! Water had no metallic taste and coffee tasted great. Very affordable as well. Loved the waves under our feet. Thanks for an incredible experience.
5 / 5
Luke Fosburg (LF)
We picked Crabby Joe and we are really well rewarded.. more to come.. too busy eating :) promise. Ok, done with all the crab legs! Verdict is simple: food is really fresh. Fresh seafood taste good themselves. Have the fish grilled instead of deep fried..and two pounds of crab legs is a lot and so enough to share. Before I forget.. our server George is excellent. He knows how to serve: knows the menu and suggested the best way to cook our fish, very tentative and have a nice friendly smile!
5 / 5
The food and drinks came through pretty good! Nice restaurant with beautiful view of the ocean and you can even go fishing right on the deck if you want to. The bathroom is clean and the servers were super nice. Overall service was a 5 star and I’ll highly recommend this place to you and yours; whenever you’re in this area or thinking about coming this way, you MUST check this out. Who doesn’t like good food and nice service right?
5 / 5
Great location, great staff. Our waitress was very attentive. My only complaint is the food came out too fast, way too fast. Crab cake is not real crab, Taste like the stuff crab in the shell and not a real lump meat crab cake for $18. I’m from Maryland I know crab cakes. Grilled fish was watery, for the price food quality could have been better. I was very disappointed with the food, bill came up to $75. Then was rushed to leave & cash out, had to leave half a pitcher of beer behind. I thought we could chill and enjoy the view & my beer. Oh well
3 / 5