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Where to Eat Near Kennedy Space Center

Out of this World Eateries

A trip to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center is the pinnacle of a Space Coast Vacation. Here you'll experience what it's like to blast into space, see rockets, shuttles, and launch control centers, it's also the closest you can get to a rocket launch. But... What's for lunch? 

Restaurants in Titusville, Cocoa Beach, and the City of Cape Canaveral are on-the-way to and from the Visitors Complex and ready to serve an army of astronauts the fuel they need to explore the cosmos and beyond. Don't let your trip to the Space Center end with a hangry meltdown. Check out these restaurants around the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and fill up before your Space Coast Adventure! 

Grab Breakfast on the Way

The Complex opens the gates at 9 am,  if you're in a rush to be the first in line for the Bus Tour, check out these great grab'n'go spots for some breakfast. 

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

Freshly baked bread, delightful sandwiches, biscuits and gravy served in a cup! There's something for everyone to enjoy when you grab and go from Sunrise Bread Co. 

Kim's Donuts 
1800 S Washington Ave #4716, Titusville, FL 32780

This hidden gem is a Space Coast Icon and we'll let the donuts do the talking. 

Donuts from Kim's Donuts

If you are headed to the Space Cetnter from the Cocoa Beach or Cape Canaveral area, you’ll want to try one of these grab'n'go options are great for the 30 minute drive to the Complex. 

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

Fresh coffee, scratch-made sandwiches, and breakfast burritos always make a short drive more enjoyable. 

Cafe Surfinista 
86 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Light, healthy and plant-based fare is perfect if you're wanting to fuel up and enjoy a big lunch/dinner in Titusville after your day at the Space Center. 

Sit Down Breakfasts Before Your Space Center Adventure

Here are some great sit-down options for stick-to-your-ribs way to start the day.

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

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

365 W Cocoa Beach Causeway | Cocoa Beach, FL 3293 | (321) 783-5647

What's for Lunch

Truth be told, it's a bit complicated to leave the Space Center for Lunch. Thankfully, there are tons of dining and snack spots 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

lunch 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. * Check the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website for a schedule of which astronauts will be joining guests for lunch the day you're visiting. 

Dining Options inside the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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

Dinner in Titusville 

Titusville is brimming with great dining options. After your day exploring the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, you'll want to stick around town to check out the dining scene! 

Playalinda Brewery – Brix Project:
5220 S. Washington Avenue | Titusville | (321) 567-5974

Want to end your day with great food and even better beer? Stop here! You won’t be disappointed. Brix Project, while a brewery, is a family friendly establishment that can accommodate larger parties. So go ahead, bring the kids and wind down with a Robonaut Red or Key Lime Slice! 

Playalinda Beer Flight

Third Culture Kitchen:
1000 Cheney Highway | Titusville | (321) 225-4103 

Looking for something eclectic where a fusion of cultures combines to make an incredible menu. This upscale option is best for small groups who enjoy an exotic and exciting culinary experience. 

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Dixie Crossroads:
1475 Garden Street | Titusville | (321) 268-5000

This Space Coast treasure is your spot for Rock Shrimp and fresh, Florida seafood! Great for large groups, picky kids (and adults) and has something on the menu for just about everyone! 

Loyd Have Mercy 
3434 S. Washington Avenue |Titusville | 321-269-1008

At Loyd Have Mercy you will find a menu of homestyle Southern fare served in a laid-back environment. From seafood and barbecue to classic homestyle favorites this restaurant, everything on this menu will have you planning another vacation so you can try it all. 

Shiloh's Steak and Seafood 
3665 S. Washington Avenue  |Titusville  | 321-567-3555

Shiloh's Steak & Seafood has something for every palate and incredible waterfront views. With a direct with of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, this family-friendly restaurant is a prime spot for catching one of the many rocket launches from the Space Coast or winding down after a trip to the Visitor Complex. 

Shilos Titusville
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Heading back to Cape Canaveral or Cocoa Beach? 

Want to get back to the hotel? Stop at The Cove in Port Canaveral for some family-friendly, waterfront dining! Here you'll enjoy your pick of several restaurants, the opportunity to explore the Exploration Tower, and waterfront views that can feature cruise ships, rocket parts, and native wildlife making their way through one of the busiest ports in the US. 

Don't let your launch countdown turn into a meltdown. Plan out your perfect day at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from Breakfast to Dinner! 

 

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