Beachside dining in Cocoa Beach

Beachside dining at Coconuts on the Beach

Calling All Foodies

Come find your personal space in the sand and soak up the sun while experiencing memorable dining throughout Cocoa Beach. Love great food? This authentic beach town takes food seriously, and there’s something for everyone here. Whether you prefer seafood, southern cooking or small local favorites, you’ll love dining on Florida’s Space Coast.

Centrally located 45 minutes east of Orlando, Cocoa Beach is a place where sandy beaches meet world-famous surfing and oceanfront happy hours. It’s a place where nature provides a landscape to enjoy idyllic temperatures and it’s where cruise ships, natural wonders and rocket launches delight year-round.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s go!

Fresh seafood at the Fat Snook in Cocoa Beach, FL

Expect a casual, yet romantic atmosphere at the Fat Snook where simple dishes with fresh fish and seafood from local waters are served. Specialty dishes include tuna tartare, Cuba Libre braised pork belly, grilled harissa shrimp and grilled salmon pinwheel.

Fresh seafood at the Florida Fresh Grill in Cocoa Beach, FL

Many places in Cocoa Beach offer gluten-free dining, but if you’re looking for a place that captures the upscale vibe of Cocoa Beach, look no further. Their menu specializes in fresh seafood, steaks, award winning soups, and much more. What we especially love about their menu is the gluten-free items are clearly marked and the options seem endless.

Sushi and Thai food at Thai Thai III in Cape Canaveral, FL

Thai Thai isn’t located in Cocoa Beach exactly, but it’s one mile north so close enough. The menu boasts an extensive menu of traditional Thai & Japanese dishes, plus sushi and lunch specials.

Tacos and beer at Sandbar Sports Grill in Cocoa Beach, FL

Sandbar Sports Grill is a surfer-style sports tavern located right on the beach. Popular for its location, this laid back atmosphere has a mouthwatering menu, drink deals, and live music nightly. Make sure you try the fish tacos as visitors and locals alike love them.

Fresh crab and seafood at Pelican's Bar & Grill at the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier

One of the many options available at the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, this casual Oceanside bar and grill serves up fresh seafood, famous clam chowder and decadent desserts in a setting that overlooks the ocean.

Beach entrance in Downtown Cocoa Beach

Literally right on the beach, Coconuts on the Beach is a popular choice for those wanting to watch the waves, sip some drinks and grab a bite to eat.

The beer selection at the Florida Beer Company in Cape Canaveral, FL

Florida’s largest craft brewery is located in Port Canaveral, minutes from Cocoa Beach. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy up to 14 different products in its Tap Room including hard cider. The Tap Room also has life-size games ready to be played by guests of all ages.

Fresh coffee from Juice N' Java Cafe in Downtown Cocoa Beach

A local favorite for not only the coffee but also its fantastic menu, which includes all-natural fruit smoothies, bagel sandwiches, breakfast wraps, panini sandwiches, soups and salads. Stop in before you head out to the beach or while you shop in Downtown Cocoa Beach.

Acai bowl from The Surfinista in Cocoa Beach, FL

Not only is The Surfinista a surf shop and art gallery, but it’s also a café. Specializing in organic acai and pitaya bowls, its menu also includes fresh organic juices and light lunch options.

A wrap from the Green Room Cafe in Cocoa Beach

The Green Room Café offers a varied menu of organic food - vegetarian, vegan, wheat and gluten-free choices. They desire to cover all your family's desires and their specialties include: sandwiches, wraps, salads, tasty vegetarian and vegan choices, wheat and gluten-free alternatives (including desserts), and homemade soups.

Delicious authentic mexican food at La Catrina Mexican Restaurant in Cocoa Beach, FL

This family-run restaurant in Cocoa Beach is an absolute gem where authentic Mexican cuisine and friendly service will have you coming back fro more. Make sure you leave room after your meal for to try the Flan.

Authentic Irish fare at Nolan's Irish Pub in Cocoa Beach, FL

Yes, you can get traditional Irish food in Cocoa Beach! Pull up a seat to the bar at this traditional, yet non-smoking Irish pub and enjoy imported beers and authentic Irish food.

The signature ice cream sandwich from The Fat Donkey in Cocoa Beach, FL

After a day at the beach, you will love stopping by The Fat Donkey. The menu offers a variety of dairy treats with popular flavors like Butterscotch Bomb, Calypso Crunch, Mai Kai and Coconut Pineapple. Or try a Zonkey – soft serve ice cream layered with sorbet or Italian ice. Vegan options are available as well.

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Vacation Planner for Florida’s Space Coast

The official Space Coast Vacation Planner Guide is now available. There are two ways to get yours: