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Making your way to Cocoa Beach, Florida alongside your significant other is always an exciting adventure. However, it can be a sensationally flavorful experience as well when you know where to go. The following are just a few of the Best Restaurants for Couples in and Around Cocoa Beach headed this way to savor that sit in and around Cocoa Beach. Bon Appétit!

LUNA Food & Wine

After a day of digging your toes into the sand and making the most of time in the waves, couples that head to Cocoa Beach for a great getaway are going to want to be sure to enjoy a meal, and perhaps a drink, at LUNA Food & Wine. This lively and inviting stop is located at 9 South Atlantic Avenue and is open Tuesday and Thursday – Sunday, 5 pm until 8 pm. Guests here can settle into the dining room and enjoy browsing a vast menu of options paired with impeccable service standards. Whether you go with the Pork Milanese, Shrimp Pad Thai or the steak of the day, your tastebuds are sure to thank you for the experience. Add a wine from their array of options to make your dinner complete! Make date night savory and fun when you make time for a meal at LUNA Food & Wine during your Cocoa Beach adventures.

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Jazzy’s Mainely Lobster

If you’re a couple that’s looking for a casual eatery to enjoy that features the ultimate in lobster-focused fare, a stop at Jazzy’s Mainely Lobster in Cocoa Beach promises to please. This stop is located at 210 N. Orlando Avenue and is open daily from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm. Jazzy’s Mainely Lobster lists its specialty right in the name! Dining here means making the most of a menu that showcases mouthwatering Maine lobster, fried seafood baskets and chowder too. The aesthetic is designed to resemble a Maine Lobster shack and guests can always order to-go if you’d prefer to enjoy your lobster in the open air. Of course, sticking around to enjoy your meal is always worth your while here. Guests can settle in at the colorful interior bar or make the most of the outdoor patio dining surrounded by colorful murals and palm trees. Jazzy’s Mainely Lobster brings the heart of New England dining right to Cocoa Beach and offers up a unique and welcoming place to enjoy a savory meal together. From fresh clams and mussels to the best of daily fresh-caught fare, it’s a place that beckons guests back a time or two.

Florida’s Seafood Bar & Grill

Sometimes, a nautical setting and a handcrafted cocktail is all it takes to get you in a Cocoa Beach state of mind. If this sounds like exactly your couple-style, then making your way to Florida’s Seafood Bar & Grill while you’re visiting is a must. Florida’s Seafood Bar & Grill is situated at 480 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway and is open daily for dining between noon and 10:00 pm. Stepping inside, guests will find that this eatery enjoys a colorful and welcoming atmosphere complete with tiki-inspired décor, nautical elements throughout and a collection of cozy booths to settle into and make the most of the menu options. From the full bar to the friendly service, it’s easy to see why those who frequently come to Cocoa Beach make this a must-stop destination on their savory itinerary. Here, the fish tacos, crab cake sandwich, and shrimp platter are just a few of the many mouthwatering highlights to enjoy. Of course, pasta, salads, and burgers are also readily available to enjoy upon request as well. That said, no meal here is complete without trying one of the restaurant’s specialty cocktails. From the rum infused Blue Dolphin to Florida Sangria and strawberry mojito, you’ll find a creative take on just about everything that comes in a glass!

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Mangia & Bevi Pizzeria Napoletana

While Cocoa Beach is known for its collection of inviting seafood-style restaurants, couples that find themselves craving a taste of Italy while visiting will find it’s easy to access at Mangia & Bevi Pizzeria Napoletana. Located at 218 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, this inviting stop features the best of wood-fired pizza and wine with a focus on authentic Italian style for guests to enjoy. Stop in and dine Monday through Saturday between 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm when you’re in the mood for everything from a traditional margarita pizza to a specialty wood-fired selection served up with a salad. It’s a cozy and welcoming place to settle in when you can’t wait to bite into a one-of-a-kind selection of Italian favorites.

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Situated just south of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Florida is a fantastic vacation destination to enjoy any time of year! When you’re ready for a well-earned retreat from the daily hustle and bustle of life, this is most definitely a great place to be. Loved for its gateway proximity to places like the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as well as its own spectacular beaches and surf, Cocoa Beach is a place with a little something for everyone to enjoy. No matter what your travel interests may be, you’re sure to find something here that intrigues. Whether you’re looking forward to time on the sand, exploring cosmic wonders, or making the most of spectacular shopping and dining options, Cocoa Beach has it all.

That said, those who are looking to avoid large crowds, and packed attractions may want to make the most of an off-season adventure this way. Both fall and spring (minus Spring Break) are considered off-season travel times to Cocoa Beach, while summer and winter constitute high travel seasons. Being picky about off-season travel times is always a benefit. Planning a trip for after the Spring Break crowds have departed comes with a refreshing sense of tranquility here that’s hard to top.

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No matter when you arrive, savoring the best of off-season Cocoa Beach dining options is a must! Whether you’re fueling up for a day of fun or winding down in sweet style, Cocoa Beach is packed with places worth checking out when your travel plans bring you this way in the off-season. The following are just a few of Our Favorite Off-Season Dining Spots in Cocoa Beach.

Flavor Kitchen and Wine Bar

Located at 15 N Orlando Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Flavor Kitchen and Wine Bar is an exciting and decidedly delicious place to treat your tastebuds while you’re in town. While the atmosphere is casual and welcoming, the menu makes the most of world-class fine dining options that are sure to inspire foodies from near and far! Chef-inspired creations are on the table every night of the week and are paired with incredible house sangrias and wine selections to match. The atmosphere here quickly reminds one of a New York City dining establishment, but the view is strictly Florida. From the scallop paella to the seared artichokes, Flavor Kitchen and Wine Bar pays attention to the flavorful details that matter most. Complete with friendly service and a welcoming ambiance, you’ll likely find yourself wanting to return a time or two during your Cocoa Beach stay.

Longboards Tiki Beach Grille

Situated within the Hilton Cocoa Beach Ocean Front at 1550 N Atlantic Avenue, Longboards Tiki Beach Grille is a great place to find yourself when you’re in the mood for some late night eats paired with outdoor dining options in the off-season. The large plank patio here is the perfect spot to sip a handcrafted cocktail from the comfort of a lounge chair with straw awnings swaying in the breeze overhead. When you pick Longboards Tiki Beach Grille, you’ll get amazing menu options featuring some of the area’s best seafood dishes paired with impeccable sand and waterfront views. Most evenings of the week, the restaurant also features a live band and its common for late-night visits to be mixed with time on the dance floor. No matter when you drop by, Longboards promises to provide the ultimate in flavor and fun.

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The Fat Donkey

Sometimes it’s not a full meal you crave, but simply the best of dessert options! When you have a sweet tooth to satisfy during your time in Cocoa Beach, be sure to head over to The Fat Donkey. Located at 247 Minutemen Causeway, The Fat Donkey is an ice cream and dessert specialty stop where every guest is invited to indulge their cravings for the best part of any dinner.  The menu here features everything from soft serve cones and milkshakes to Root Beer floats, popsicles, baked goods jars, home baked cookies and beyond. Whether you go with a fudge brownie or a sugar-topped churro, this is a stop that’s sure to please.

The Green Room Café

Those that find themselves in Cocoa Beach during the off-season hoping to dine on the lighter side of life, enjoy a vegan meal or make the most of organic fare will find it all and more at The Green Room Café. This welcoming eatery is located at 222 First Street North and serves up everything from organic sandwiches and soups to vegan salads, wraps and bowls. Featuring flavorful acai and fruit-based options across much of the menu, The Green Room Café is a place where you can feel great about your dining choices and leave feeling a little healthier than when you arrived!

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One of the best parts of going on any vacation is checking out the local restaurants in the area. Traveling to new places can help expand your culinary experiences, and the same can be said whenever you visit Cocoa Beach. Our area features many different local restaurants that are not featured anywhere else. Make sure to stop by one of these incredible local restaurants when you come to visit Cocoa Beach:

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Fat Kahunas

Whenever you do visit Cocoa Beach, you will notice that many of the local restaurants in the area focus on fresh seafood. It should come as no surprise, as Cocoa Beach is right on the water, making it easier than ever to obtain freshly caught seafood. One local restaurant that offers a delicious array of seafood and so much more is Fat Kahunas. This local restaurant is a tiny yet cozy restaurant right on the water. They feature a variety of seafood dishes including fresh scallops, tuna, halibut, and much more. The secret children’s menu makes sure even the little ones will find something they like even if they haven’t gotten a taste for seafood yet. Fat Kahunas is open Thursday through Monday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM for dinner; since the restaurant is so small reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 321-783-6858.

The Tiny Turtle

This Caribbean fusion restaurant is a great spot for a healthy meal that won’t break the bank. You’ll find a variety of delicious options, including a vegetarian and gluten free Quinoa Bowl with quinoa, kale mix, green peppers, onion, guacamole, black beans, salsa, tomatillo sauce, mango caribe, and crème caribe. Meat lovers can dig into the Tripleta Sandwich, featuring roasted island pork, braised island chicken, savory sweet ham, pepper jack cheese, romaine, tomato, potato sticks and crème caribe on Puerto Rican sobao bread. You can find The Tiny Turtle at 249 Minutemen Causeway, open from 8:00 AM to 9:00PM Tuesday – Thursday, until 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday, and closing early at 3:00 PM on Sunday.

The Green Room Café

Just because you are on vacation does not mean you have to give up your healthy diet. You can enjoy health-conscious meals when you make a stop in The Green Room Café. This local restaurant features everything you could want for a healthy meal such as sandwiches, salads, soups, and smoothies. They use organic ingredients whenever possible and there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan entrees on the menu too. While most sandwich and salad shops often have customers grabbing their items to go you will notice most stick around to enjoy their meal at the restaurant. This means you know it will be good when the busy locals of Cocoa Beach want to take in the friendly service of The Green Room Café. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday and Monday from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

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Mangia & Bevi Pizzeria Napoletana

Not all meals during your vacation need to be healthy. One of the best meals to have whenever you are on a vacation getaway is pizza. It is also so easy to eat and typically delicious; the kids will also never fight with you over choosing pizza. Mangia & Bevi Pizzeria Napoletana is a local pizzeria that serves up tasty wood fire pizzas. Each pie uses only fresh ingredients and has the perfect ratio of chewy and crunchy crust. Their genuine Neapolitan pizza will win anyone over the second they take a bite. Don’t forget to try out their authentic mineral water or grab a glass of wine with your pizza. Don’t miss out on Mangia & Bevi Pizzeria Napoletana open Monday through Saturday from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Rock the Guac

You may not expect Cocoa Beach to offer incredible Mexican food, but you will find exactly that when you dine in at Rock the Guac. This counter service restaurant offers all of the Mexican food staples such as burritos, tacos, nachos, and so much more. There are plenty of sauces to add to your entrée such as the hot sauce or the quesoguac. Rock the Guac is the perfect spot for a quick meal or to pick up something on the go. However, we recommend dining at the restaurant so you can take in the charming interior as you eat. Rock the Guac is open daily from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

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As you can see, the local restaurant community in Cocoa Beach is everything you could want. Make sure to stop by one (or all) of these incredible restaurants, and don’t forget to book one of our vacation rentals to stay close to!

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The year-round sun and warmth of Florida make it an ideal destination any time of year. Pack your bags and set your sights on the crashing waves of Cocoa Beach. It’s the perfect mix of sun, sand, water, and fun for a vacation that everyone will love. There are plenty of fun and exciting indoor and outdoor activities to fit everyone’s agenda, so everyone stays happy and busy. During all the adventures, you’re bound to work up an appetite. There are plenty of spots for dining in Cocoa Beach to fill your stomach that offers a quick and easy snack on the go, all the way up to an upscale and romantic atmosphere for a special date. When you’re out and about you’ll be looking for the mid-range casual atmosphere with a menu that will satisfy the pickiest of eaters.

Ellie Mae’s Tiki Bar

The restaurant’s motto of “cruise by for a cold one” showcases the casual atmosphere you’ll find. The bar is found in the Cape Canaveral area, not far from Cocoa Beach. Choose from a variety of dips like Pimento cheese with smoked onion jam, smoked fish dip, our southern style bean dip to start. There is a variety of salads to choose from, including chef salad or Florida Fresh Spinach Salad with blue cheese and a variety of fruits. Enjoy hot or cold peel-and-eat shrimp, pot roast, a BLT, and more. Try Ellie Mae’s Pups slider hot dogs, and wrap up the meal with chocolate lava cake, or Key lime crème pie. Enjoy drink specials each night like Rum Punch, a Tropical Russian – Siesta Key toasted coconut rum, Miami Club Cuban coffee, and cream – and others. Drop by for a special event like karaoke night, trivia night, or live music.

The Tiny Turtle

Located right in Cocoa Beach, breakfast is served daily along with delicious wraps, sandwiches, tacos, and more, with many gluten-free dishes. Start the day with their build your own omelet – three eggs served with potato hash or sliced tomatoes and Cuban toast or biscuit and pile on a variety of toppings, traditional biscuits n’ gravy, stuffed French toast, or “tropical cakes” – banana pancakes topped with whipped cream, 100% maple syrup and mango, pineapple, guava, and passion fruit coulis for the tropical twist. Come back later in the day for a variety of wraps and sandwiches like the grilled mahi BLT, four-cheese bacon melt, or opt for a quinoa bowl. Gluten-free tacos are available, along with delicious smaller bites like tomato bisque caribe, four-cheese quesadilla, and others. There’s something for everyone.

Papa Vito’s

Delicious Italian food and a casual atmosphere is what you’ll find. A wide variety of Italian favorites can be found, from Italian chicken or steak salad to tiramisu and freshly prepared cannoli to finish things off. Enjoy appetizers like Papa’s zesty cheese bread, homemade meatballs & sauce, and Italian wedding soup. There are daily lunch and “early bird” happy hour specials, as well as “late-night” specials for when hunger strikes late. Try an award-winning pizza. Start with tomato sauce and cheese and create your own with an array of gourmet toppings or choose a spicy buffalo chicken or margherita style. Choose a cold or hot grinder like ham and cheese or meatball parmigiana. Delight in favorites like beef or cheese ravioli, baked ziti, manicotti, and fettuccine alfredo. Treat the kids to beef or cheese ravioli, penne with alfredo, spaghetti & meatballs, and other selections from the kids’ menu. There’s something delicious for everyone.

Crackers Island Grille

Find your way to Cape Canaveral and satisfy your hunger for island flare in your meal. Start with “shareables” like shrimp cocktail, Apalachee Bay oysters, and Cedar Key breaded clams, just to name a few. Soups and salads like Crackers Signature Salad – fresh spring mix, grilled shrimp, mahi, tomato, cucumber, onion, fresh mushroom, and more. Try the Bahamian chowder – a tomato & cream-based chowder with fresh mahi, conch, clams, and diced potatoes with a “cayenne kick.” Choose a “basket” of Cedar Key clam or chicken strips, Key Largo Bay fried shrimp, and more, each with Crackers’ old school hand-cut fries. Choose from an array of burgers and sandwiches from the mushroom & Swiss burger or Po’ Boy to the Philly Steak or Shrimp BLT. There’s a kids’ menu with chicken tenders, fish fillet, and other kid-friendly choices, as well as a menu to satisfy your sweet tooth. Pina colada cheesecake – pineapple, cream of coconut, and rum in a New York cheesecake filling or the buttermilk pie. Delight in the southern delicacy spilling over with the creamy taste of butter and hint of sweetness. There’s something delicious for every appetite.

Great Spots for Dining in Cocoa Beach

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5 of the Best Seafood Restaurants in Cocoa Beach with Patio Seating & Live Music


In the mood for fresh seafood, live music, outdoor seating with a view, and great drinks to top it all off? We’ve got you covered. Keep reading for the “locals’ scoop” on some the best seafood restaurants in Cocoa Beach that’ll give you that true feeling of vacationing in paradise!


1) Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar



Located in Port Canaveral, Grills is one of the most popular seafood restaurants in the area and offers both indoor and outdoor dining options with waterfront views of the incredibly massive yet beautiful cruise ships heading out to sea. This spot is perfect for relaxing along the water with a beer or cocktail while listening to live music.


Known for their: Grilled mahi sandwiches and shark kabobs
Local Tip: Try out their “Grills Margarita” for a strong, local favorite!


Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar
500 Glen Cheek Dr,
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
(321) 868-2226


2) Fish Lips



Also located in the Port, Fish Lips offers 2 levels of dining experiences. The first floor is a more intimate setting that is great for a quiet date night or special occasion. The second floor offers 2 bars with high top seating as well as a generous outdoor (covered and uncovered) seating area. Live music brings the upstairs area to life and makes for a laid back get together with friends or family. Enjoy a bucket of beer and fresh air while taking in the best views of the cruise ships leaving the Port!


Known for their: Drink specials and award-winning clam chowder
Local Tip: Check out their delicious Brunch on Sundays!


Fish Lips Waterfront Bar & Grill
610 Glen Cheek Dr
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920
(321) 784-4533

3) Coconuts



Enjoy great food and drinks only steps away from the beach! Coconuts has a beach view you can’t beat. They also boast one of the best happy hours in town along with ongoing special events and live music entertainment. Coconuts is a great place to get some fish tacos and a cocktail before walking to the beach.


Known for their: Casual atmosphere and drink specials
Local Tip: If you’re coming with a group of people, make sure you call ahead to see if they can reserve special seating on their deck!


Coconuts On The Beach
2 Minutemen Cswy,
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
(321) 784-1422

4) Rikki Tiki Tavern



If you’re looking to get as close to the ocean that waterfront dining will offer you, then look no further. Rikki Tiki Tavern is located at the end of the 800-foot long Westgate Pier, directly over the ocean. Cool off in the shade while enjoying a refreshing tropical drink and spectacular ocean views in this open-aired seating. And yes, they do have live music at designated times! What more could you want?


Known for their: Having the most incredible ocean views
Local Tip: Expect a limited food menu, but delicious drinks!


Rikki Tiki Tavern
401 Meade Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
(321) 783-7549

5) Florida Seafood



Experience quality seafood, service, and drinks at this waterfront paradise. Sit inside and immerse yourself in a tropical paradise or relax out on the deck while listening to the lively band play and take in the beautiful views. This spot is perfect for getting that waterfront dining experience but away from the busy beaches.


Known for their: Oysters and pineapple bowls
Local Tip: Try their “Honey Siracha Shrimp” entrée served in a freshly grilled pineapple!


Florida Seafood
480 W Cocoa Beach Causeway
Cocoa Beach, FL 32921
(321) 784-0892

Of course, there are plenty of great restaurants in Cocoa Beach for you to explore, but we enjoyed sharing some of our local faves. We hope you found this helpful during your stay in Cocoa Beach and be sure to let us know what you think if you try any of these places out!