5 Best Seafood Restaurants 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!