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.
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.
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.
75 N. Orlando Avenue | Cocoa Beach | (321) 784-4044
Fresh coffee, scratch-made sandwiches, and breakfast burritos always make a short drive more enjoyable.
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.
- Steve’s Family Diner – Titusville
2900 S. Washington Avenue | Titusville | (321) 268-3011
- Southern Charm Café: Cape Canaveral
8501 Astronaut Boulevard | Cape Canaveral | (321) 613-3800
- Sunrise Diner: Cocoa Beach
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.
Chat 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 continental breakfast in the morning or culinary snacks in the afternoon, Q & A time, and signed lithograph of the astronaut. * Check the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website for a more information.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
This new spot is located in the heart of Downtown Titusville and is a treat you won’t want to miss. This market and dining room bakes all its artisanal breads in-house and serve them up with carefully selected meats, cheeses and wines. You will also find a menu of freshly made pasta dishes and more. Like what you ate? Select a grab-n-go meal from the case and enjoy it all over again at your suite or vacation rental.
Enjoy fresh seafood in a relaxing environment right on the water. With a tasty pub-style menu that will make everyone in your party happy and unobstructed views of the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) this restaurant is a great spot to stop and take it all in.
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!