Lunch with an astronaut

Make your taste buds soar with these eateries

Where to Eat Near Kennedy Space Center

Out of this world eateries

No matter what time of the year you plan a trip here, besides spending days on the beautiful beaches, you have to make sure you spend a day at the place that made this area known as the Space Coast: NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.  

Ask any local; the fascination with anything space-related never seems to get old. And having it at your fingertips will leave you filled will the awe and wonder that space truly brings. Celebrate the Heroes and Legends as you walk among the giants in the Rocket Garden. Or get an up-close look at retired space shuttle Atlantis, the last shuttle to fly a mission. How about training like an astronaut?

There are so many attractions to gear up for, but when you are exploring all the out-of-the-world things, food is fuel and of the utmost importance. From the start of the day to the end, making sure you stay fed and hydrated will ensure you get the most out of your time at Kennedy Space Center (KSC).  Here are some great eateries whether you are on the go or have some extra time to spare.


If you are coming from the Cocoa Beach or Cape Canaveral area, you’ll want to try one of these eateries to start your morning off right.

8501 Astronaut Boulevard | Cape Canaveral | (321) 613-3800

75 N. Orlando Avenue | Cocoa Beach | (321) 784-4044

Coming from Titusville? Before crossing the bridge over to KSC, stop at one of these breakfast spots to gear up for a fun day ahead.

2900 S. Washington Avenue | Titusville | (321) 268-3011

315 S. Hopkins Avenue | Titusville | (321) 268-1009


Since you’ll be at KSC for the day, it’s not worth trying to leave the park for lunch, just to have to turn around and go back, find parking again, and miss out on even more time exploring. Can you tell it can be quite an inconvenience? Kennedy Space Center has several dining and snack spots that are tasty and located in the park. There’s even an option for an “eat and greet.” Check out the ways you can stay fueled throughout the day.

  • Dine With an Astronaut

This unique “eat and greet” experience gives you the chance to hear personal stories of space exploration by astronauts who defied gravity. Enjoy a buffet lunch, Q & A time, and the opportunity to get a photo with an astronaut.

If you like to plan, knowing what your options are before arriving helps. Here is a list of the on-site choices and the menus for each. There’s even a Starbucks® for those who need an extra pick-me-up in the afternoon.

  • Rocket Garden Café
  • Moon Rock Café
  • Orbit Café
  • Red Rock Grill
  • Milky Way
  • Space Dots
  • Rocket Fuel Food Truck

You did it! You went to the moon and back in one day! That means you must have worked up an appetite. When you’re a little on the tired side, but want some good food before headed back to your accommodations, check out these eateries.


If you’re headed back to Cape Canaveral or Cocoa Beach, check out these restaurants to end your day at:

  • The Cove: When you want some options for top-rated seafood

Glen Cheek Drive | Cape Canaveral

  • Nolan’s Irish Pub: Traditional Irish pub fare to fill your stomach and warm your soul.

204 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway | Cocoa Beach | (321) 783-8499

306 N. Orlando Avenue | Cocoa Beach | (321) 783-6199

  • The Green Room: If you want something light, green, and clean or even to-go, this is your spot.

222 N. 1st Street | Cocoa Beach | (321) 868-0203

  • Fat Kahuna’s: For another out-of-this-world experience but this time with food, enjoy fine dining in a laid-back environment.

8 Minutemen Causeway | Cocoa Beach | (321) 783-6858

For those of you headed back to the Titusville area, this town will be ready to feed you some home-cooked, original, and flavorful food. Check out these options:

5220 S. Washington Avenue | Titusville | (321) 567-5974

  • Third Culture Kitchen: Looking for something eclectic where a fusion of cultures combines to make some pretty tasty food.

1000 Cheney Highway | Titusville | (321) 225-4103

  • Dixie Crossroads: Family-friendly with plenty of options so everyone finds something they like.

1475 Garden Street | Titusville | (321) 268-5000

There are many ways to stay fueled for your day at Kennedy Space Center from start to finish. Now that you have food for the day taken care of, it’s time to finish mapping out the rest of your trip. Check out the Space Coast Vacation Planner for more of what the Space Coast has to offer or check out the links below.

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