Daytona Beach is a popular vacation spot for tourists and residents alike. It's also a great place for food lovers to be, as there are so many great restaurants in the area!
In fact, we've compiled a list of the top 10 restaurants in Daytona Beach (listed in no particular order) that you should definitely check out this summer.
Daytona Beach is a coastal city in the state of Florida. It has plenty of great restaurants to try and below are some of the best including Millie's, Caribbean Jack's, Genovese's, and more! The whole family can enjoy these great Daytona Beach Restaurants.
Millie's Restaurant and Catering
Millie's is a family-owned restaurant that has been in Daytona for several years. It has gained popularity in Daytona Beach for its amazing food, great family-friendly atmosphere, and relaxed vibe. The restaurant offers a wide range of fresh seafood, steaks, pasta dishes, and more. There is something on the menu for everyone in your family at this Daytona Beach restaurant.
Caribbean Jack's is a Caribbean-themed restaurant located in Daytona Beach's Seabreeze area on the water. The food that you'll get at Caribbean Jack's includes fried seafood baskets, fun appetizers, burgers, chicken, and much more! There is an extensive drink menu and live music! The atmosphere inside Caribbean Jack's is fun because there are bright colors everywhere with tropical vibes making everyone feel relaxed and in vacation mode.
The Crab Stop II
If you are looking for delicious crab in a family-friendly no thrills environment, then the Crab Stop II has got you covered. Feel free to dig in with your hands and wear a bib because this seafood is finger-licking good (extra butter please). Crab legs, shrimp, and fried clam strips are all the rage here and the friendly staff makes The Crab Stop II a perfect place to try while eating in Daytona Beach. It's close to the Speedway too.
Sometimes you're just looking for good food, a simple atmosphere, and close to the Daytona Speedway. The Metro Diner is your place because its diner-style menu with hearty portions. The food is excellent and the staff is super friendly. It's in close proximity to the Speedway and is directly located off International. Everyone in the family will find something on the menu and it's family-friendly. Again, this is another family favorite Daytona Beach restaurant.
Genovese's Italian Cafe
If you're looking for a fantastic Italian eatery located on the northern beachside Daytona Beach (technically Ormond Beach) to have a family meal, then Genovese's Italian Cafe is the place to be. It's located in a shopping plaza and doesn't have the biggest storefront, but the taste of their Italian dishes makes up for the size of the restaurant. Pizza, pasta, garlic knots, all of it is delicious! Again, Genovese's has a family-friendly atmosphere and will cater to everyone in your family. There are also other locations throughout the Daytona Beach area.
Okay, Aunt Catfish's is technically in Port Orange but since this is one of my all-time favorites and a restaurant that is always requested by my family, I just had to include it on Daytona's best restaurant list. The staff is friendly and accommodating, the food is delicious, and there are plenty of areas to explore. There is a mini outdoor playground slide structure and long docks to walk around while you wait for your table. More than likely there will be a wait, so if you go in expecting a wait, then it's no big deal. Grab a drink from the friendly bartender. So when you are looking for Daytona Beach restaurants, check out Aunt Catfish's.
Landshark Bar and Grill Daytona Beach
If you are looking for an oceanfront view, then Landshark Bar and Grill Daytona Beach is the perfect place that offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. It has a casual atmosphere, with two outdoor patios. You can choose between having lunch or dinner on the patio or dining indoors at one of their tables. Either way, you’ll have an incredible time!
Riptides Raw Bar and Grill
Riptides Raw Bar and Grill is a seafood restaurant located in the northern stretch of Daytona Beach. Riptides Raw Bar and Grill has a full bar, exterior patio, and live music most nights. This restaurant offers all-you-can-eat crab legs every day, and you can even start off with one pound of crab legs and upgrade to all you eat if that's the way your night is going to swing. You will also find fresh oysters, steaks, sandwiches, salads, and specialty seafood entrees for the menu. Riptides has a family-friendly atmosphere and a great menu!
Boondocks Restaurant is another family-friendly restaurant located on the inlet side of Daytona Beach, Florida. They specialize in seafood, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find something for everyone on the menu. The casual atmosphere and friendly staff make Boondocks an excellent choice for a lunch with friends or dinner out with the family.
Leanh's Chinese Restaurant
While many of the best restaurants in Daytona Beach are on the water and serve seafood, Leanh's Chinese Restaurant is a fantastic option if you're looking for something on the mainland side. Leanh's serves up Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine and this locally owned restaurant will not disappoint. Waiting times can vary and I've experienced over an hour of wait time myself. Yes, it's that good!
If you ever make your way to Daytona Beach, these Daytona Beach restaurants need to be on your list. I promise they will not disappoint.
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Hello! I'm Tiffany, a creative travel writer, mother to three awesome kids, and Floridian. We like to visit beautiful Florida beaches, Florida State Parks, and of course Disney! I like to write about our travel adventures and provide tips to other families traveling or relocating to the Sunshine State.