Eat & Drink in Cocoa Beach, FL

There is no shortage of great places to eat and drink in Cocoa Beach and on the Space Coast. Instead of listing them all, we decided to provide you with our TOP PICKS in each type of dining category (ie casual, waterfront, seafood, etc). These are the places that we feel are the “can’t miss” options during your stay. Traveling with kids or dogs? Check out our specific kid-friendly and dog-friendly dining lists! 


  • Q Crackin Crab Shack, Cocoa Beach
  • Florida’s Fresh Seafood, Cocoa Beach
  • Jazzy’s Mainly Lobster, Cocoa Beach
  • Ms. Apple Crab Shack, Merritt Island


*It’s Florida… even fine dining here is pretty casual! 

  • Fat Kahunas, Cocoa Beach
  • Fat Snook, Cocoa Beach
  • Pompano Grill, Cocoa Beach 
  • Café Margeuex, Cocoa 


  • Papa Vitos, Cocoa Beach
  • Sandbar Sports Grill, Cocoa Beach
  • Long Doggers, Cocoa Beach
  • Nippon Thai, Satellite Beach
  • Crydermans BBQ, Cocoa or Melbourne 


Grills at the Port
  • Grills at the Port, Port Canaveral 
  • Squid Lips, Cocoa Beach
  • Fishlips Waterfront Grill at the Port, Port Canaveral 

Breakfast & Coffee Shops

  • Simply Delicious, Cocoa Beach
  • 4th Street Fillin Station, Cocoa Beach
  • Merritt Island Pancake House, Merritt Island
  • Juice & Java, Cocoa Beach
  • Cafe Surfinista, Cocoa Beach 
  • Backwater, Melbourne


  • Twistee Treat, Cape Canaveral 
  • The Florida Key Lime Pie Company, Cocoa Beach
  • Fat Donkey, Cocoa Beach
  • VinnieLu’s Beachside Chocolates, Indialantic (get the chocolate covered potato chips- yes, you’re reading that right… please trust us on this one) 
  • The Surfin Turtle, Satellite Beach (wide variety of ice cream but they also have Dole Whip, a Disney and Florida fan favorite)

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Kid & Dog-Friendly Options