Spring break is just around the corner, and it’s time to make your plans. Daytona Beach is the place to be. This area has over 20 miles of gorgeous sandy beaches to party on, and there is no shortage of great places to eat. When you are dining in Daytona Beach, consider some of the awesome restaurants on the water, providing a spectacular view while dining alfresco. Here are a few recommendations.
Caribbean Jack’s - A local favorite, with dining, live music, and dancing right on the waterfront. They offer unique, tropical drinks and the best , freshest seafood around, like “Caribbean Jerk Shrimp Stir-fry.”
Crabby Joe’s Deck and Grill - Yet another one of the many restaurants on the water in Daytona Beach. Try the Prime Rib dinner on Sunday nights, or have breakfast in the sunshine on Saturday and Sunday mornings, on their famous Sunglow Pier. After breakfast, enjoy fishing on the waterfront, right off their 1000’ pier.
Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club - This restaurant and bar has been a Daytona tradition for 40 years. The Ocean Deck is located right on the beach, in the heart of Daytona, less than two blocks south of the Main Street Pier. It has several decks and a beach bar. Their menu features fresh seafood, and amazing appetizers, like their “Rasta Chicken Quesadillas,” made with their signature, spicy “Rasta Sauce.” Add live reggae music every night of the week and it’s always a good time.
Blue Grotto - Offering waterfront dining and dancing. Outside on the deck, the Dolphin Tiki bar is featured, overlooking Halifax Harbor. They offer inexpensive lunches, a fabulous dinner menu that includes fresh fish and seafood, a hand-cut ribeye smothered in gorgonzola, and a special late night menu with appetizers and sandwiches.
Racing's North Turn - Located in the exact location where racing history began, and is the perfect place for NASCAR fans to go. In 1936, automobile racing started on the beach, right outside the restaurant door, and ran there until 1958, when NASCAR relocated to the brand new Super Speedway. The menu has a little bit of everything on it, but “The Extavaganza” is a dinner for two deal that neither of you will soon forget. Broiled fresh fish, steamed mussels, snow crab, steamed shrimp, side dishes, and garlic bread.