Hit a grand slam with one of these eateries
Spring has sprung and so has the preparation for summer events that take place here on Florida’s Space Coast. And with this area being the home to the USSSA Space Coast Complex, many tournaments are scheduled that capitalize on the year-round perfect weather for outdoor sports.
If you are looking to come in to town for your kid’s USSSA tournament, read here to get the scoop on things to do. One thing that is necessary to know is where the best and closest places to get food are. Whether calling ahead for a to-go order or wanting a proper sit-down meal, Viera has you covered while you are in town. Here are a few places to check out that are close to the stadium (within a few miles), family and team friendly, based on popular food categories.
The go-to comfort food of choice and an easy option that most everyone can agree on. Try one of these local favorites:
Looking for a place where your food is an original masterpiece? Then this is where you want to go. With a menu that features a wide array of delicious treats, choosing a pizza is like picking your favorite artist. And just like any piece of art, you’ll want to gaze intently before digging in and devouring the goodness in front of you. Pizza Gallery & Grill also offers gluten-free options.
If you are in a hurry and want to get your pizza at lightning speed, then you’ll want to head over to Blaze Pizza. Besides the speed of their service, Blaze offers a great menu that features freshly made dough daily, along with clean ingredients and eco-friendly packaging. Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free options as well.
If you want a pick up and go pizza, this is your place. Those who have dared to stop at this “gas station” pizza shop, end up being delightfully surprised with the pizza and the rest of the menu. If you have a large crew with you, try one of the monstrous 24” pizzas served. Viera Pizza offers gluten-free options.
El Leoncito is the place for your Mexi-Cuban dishes, whether for lunch or dinner. This colorful bar and restaurant will have not only your taste buds doing the salsa, your feet may be doing the same with their monthly mariachi band providing live music or from the effects of their margaritas, voted best by Florida Today.
If you want a place to get good Tex-Mex but like things on the spicy side, Tijuana Flats does not disappoint. Home to a wide range of hot sauces to top your choice of Mexican food, you’ll be smacking your lips after stopping in or taking to go.
You’ll want to start off with a good, balanced breakfast before heading to the stadium for a day of games. And there are plenty of places that will fit the bill. And for those of you who like breakfast for dinner, there are options for you as well.
You can’t go wrong with a home-cooked meal and this famous country-style restaurant, where you can eat breakfast any time of the day, is just a few miles from the stadium. For comfort food that gets you fueled for the game, Cracker Barrel is your home away from home.
If you’re looking for a place that serves food that is made to order and locally sourced, when possible, head over to First Watch. With a menu that features traditional breakfast and some egg-sclusive options, the finest and freshest ingredients go into making your breakfast top-notch.
Space Coast Originals
Check out these great Space Coast owned and operated eateries while you're enjoying your day in Viera
2250 Town Center Avenue, Suite 101
This is the place for foodies! Savor a glass of fine wine or craft beer along with one of their innovative menu creations, all made from fresh, responsibly sourced ingredients. They have individual entrees and shareable plates. Need some time away from the kids? This is a great place for date night!
For something a bit more exotic, step into Taj where no detail was spared in creating the experience, including lights imported from Turkey and antique gold ceilings. If you’ve had Indian food, you know how healthy and flavorful it is. If you’ve never tried it, this is the place to do it! Their menu is large, with lunch and daily specials. Plus, they allow you to choose the spiciness: mild, medium, hot, and extra hot. Because this is “modern” Indian food, they even have naan pizza! And lots and lots of vegetarian choices.
If you’re craving a kabob or a gyro, this is your spot. The menu offers vegetarian options along with the more traditional chicken, beef, and lamb, with a special menu for the kiddos. This family-run restaurant uses quality ingredients to cook up its authentic Greek cuisine. You’ll even find Greek beer and wine. You may just find yourself shouting “Opa!”
You can’t come to the Space Coast and not enjoy some of the beauty that makes up this area. When the tournaments are finished, kick back and relax by the water at one of the area’s waterfront dining spots.
For a more, fine dining option and a view of the Indian River Lagoon, River Rocks delivers with views from every table. The upscale chef-inspired menu will have your mouth watering as soon as you look at it. Fresh, local ingredients with a focus on seafood is what you’ll get and an eclectic mix of wines that will pair well with any of the menu choices. And for those of you who like to eat early, there is an early dining menu for a flat $15. River Rocks also offers a more casual dining experience at the same spot. Dock at River Rocks is a 5,000 square-foot deck that overlooks the river. Although a more casual environment, the menu doesn’t disappoint.
A waterfront spot with an outdoor tiki bar featuring live music, Grills Riverside is a local favorite with their picturesque views of the Indian River Lagoon. Serving fresh seafood, juicy burgers and other daily specials, as well as a hearty breakfast, any time is a great time to dine here, whether you come by car or by boat.
What’s nice about Viera is that everything is in close proximity to the stadium so you don’t have to travel too far in order to find good food. To help you start organizing your trip here for the tournaments, the links below will help you get started. If you want to see more about what all the Space Coast has to offer, check out the vacation planner here.
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