Cocoa Beach is a cozy, colorful beach town that thrives on the 1950s and 60s surf culture legacy. While the beach is known for its calm waves and bioluminescent kayaking tours during the summer, there are many things to do at Cocoa Beach all through the year!
Since food is an essential part of any foodie’s trip, here are some of our tried and tested eateries to help you make the most of your getaway!
1. Florida Fresh Grill
Known for their Table Fresh Fish, Florida Fresh Grill is also one of the top steakhouses near cocoa beach.
One of the restaurant’s specialties is Canadian lobster tails with lightly seasoned seared lobster tails drizzled with melted butter and lemon sauce.
Don’t forget to try their hand-made cocktails and martinis. A fresh grapefruit martini infused with orange and fresh basil is all you need after a good surf session at the beach!
2. Fat Kahunas
A tiny restaurant with a bold Aloha spirit, Fat Kahunas offers excellent service and hospitality. They have signature seafood and steak selections packed with delicious Hawaiian flavors.
Since it’s a busy place for walk-ins, make sure to call ahead for reservations.
3. Beachside Grill and Deli
Beachside Grill and Deli is perfect for some on-the-go food with a vast menu that caters to all food-lovers! This day-time restaurant features delicious breakfast and lunch options ranging from breakfast wraps to bagels, salads, soups, sandwiches, and other finger food.
If you’re traveling with kids, you’ll be making frequent visits here!
4. The Tiny Turtle
Give your taste buds a treat with these tantalizing Caribbean-Mexican flavors. The Tiny Turtle is famous for its Sofrito Bowl—black bean rice topped with sour cream, fresh guacamole, accompanied by a fresh beach slaw.
The restaurant features comfortable indoor and outdoor seating as well as a private dining space and live entertainment for special parties.
5. Pita Paradise
If you enjoy Lebanese-Mediterranean flavors, this is the place to be! The Pita Paradise grill-house offers various appetizers, wraps, salads, and seafood, with portion sizing fitting for all appetites.
What sets this restaurant apart from the rest is its village-house ambiance, giving its guests a warm and cozy dining experience.
6. Cocoa Beach Pier
Assuming you don’t have a lot of time to explore these unique eateries, stick to the all-encompassing Cocoa Beach Pier. It has tons of bars and restaurants to choose from, such as Keith’s Oyster Bar, Rikki Tiki Tavern, Pelican’s Bar & Grill, Sea Dogs, and plenty of other hot dogs and ice-cream stands!
Pro tip: visit neighboring gift stalls while you wait for your meal and save up on some shopping time!
Cocoa Beach Kayaking Tours
Now that your food’s sorted, align some of your activities too! Start with a fun kayak tour in the Banana River area with Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach. We offer individual and group kayak tours for every skill level. Get in touch today and book a tour now.