If you're a seafood lover and you're planning to be in Daytona Beach, then it's a good idea to plan to scope out the most highly recommended eateries that serve your favorite dishes. There are a lot of restaurants in the area, but some are more highly rated than others. Whether you prefer fast food that you can get to eat on the go, or a more relaxed sit-down meal or even a fine dining experience, we have the inside track for you with our listing of the 10 best seafood restaurants in Daytona Beach.
10. Joe's Crab Shack
1200 Main St, Daytona Beach
Joe's Crab shack is a favorite for seafood lovers who prefer a more informal setting. Here you will find a variety of options including stuffed shrimp, crab buckets and other American style comfort foods. The restaurant offers reasonable prices. It opens at 11 am to serve the lunch through dinner crowd and it's open until 10 pm nightly. It's one of the best places to get a fast bite to eat if you're in a hurry or crave fast food. You can also catch live entertainment on most Saturday nights at 6 pm. Patrons give Joe's Crab Shack an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5.
9. Chart House Seafood Restaurant
100 Marina Point Dr, Daytona Beach
The Chart House Seafood Restaurant has an overall rating of 4.3 out of a possible 5. It's a little expensive, but the high-end chain eatery serves some of the best seafood and steaks in the area. The fare is served in an upscale setting with amazing dining views. If you're looking for excellent food, cocktails and wine options within a more formal dining setting, then this is one that we highly recommend when in Daytona Beach.
8. Ocean Deck Restaurant and Beach Club
127 S Ocean Ave, Daytona Beach
The Ocean Deck is located on the waterfront and it is housed in a 3-story building that has been open since 1940 serving the community of Daytona Beach. This is the place to be if you enjoy seafood, burgers and live entertainment with a bar. The most notable feature is the reggae bar which draws diners in for an evening of great seafood and live entertainment. The establishment is open evenings at 4.30 pm and it's open until 3 am. Patrons give the Ocean Deck a 4.4 out of 5 ratings.
7. Crabby Joe's Deck & Grill
3701 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores
Crabby Joe's Deck & Grill is a great place to get a bite to eat in the early morning. It opens its doors at 7 am. It's a family-friendly establishment that offers a casual environment and seafood prepared in a casual manner including coconut shrimp, po boys, and more. The restaurant serves breakfast through lunches but it closes early in the day. Crabby Joes get a 4.4 out of 5 ratings from the locals.
6. Boondocks Restaurant
3948 S Peninsula Dr, Port Orange
The Boondocks Restaurant is in neighboring Port Orange at the marina. It's a great place for informal seafood if you enjoy basic dishes of seafood fare. The views of the marina are great and the environment is laid back. You have your choice of eating indoors or at the outdoor picnic tables and the prices are reasonable. The Boondocks restaurant gets a 4.4 out of 5 ratings. It's open from 11 am to 10 pm.
5. McKenna's Place Port Orange
3781 S Nova Rd Suite M, Port Orange
McKenna's Place is open from 11 am to 10 pm for lunch through dinner. This is a family-owned establishment that caters to the sports pub crowd offering flatscreen TVs for sports matches while you're enjoying your favorite seafood dishes, burgers, and a beer. The sports bar is one of the most notable features of McKenna's Place.
4. Aunt Catfish's on the River
4009 Halifax Dr, Port Orange
Aunt Catfish's on the River is the place to go if you enjoy seafood prepared in Southern style. This casual cafe is located by the river so you can enjoy a relaxing view while dining on massive plates of comfort food. The restaurant opens at 11:30 am and serves lunches through early dinner. The catfish and cinnamon rolls are the most highly rated, and this restaurant is rated at a 4.6 out of a possible 5 stars.
3. DJ's Deck
79 E Dunlawton Ave, Port Orange
DJ's Deck opens at 11:00 am to serve the lunch and early dinner crowd. This is a laid back seafood establishment that offers some amazing views of the water while you dine. Guests dine on the expansive deck and there are a lot of casual seafood choices including a raw bar menu. The prices are reasonable and the rating is 4.6 out of 5.
2. Fresh Box Seafood
1025 N Nova Rd, Daytona Beach
Fresh Box Seafood is the second-best seafood restaurant in Daytona Beach. The establishment serves family-style steam trays in addition to a huge assortment of takeout style seafood items from the menu. You can dine in and enjoy a casual and relaxed setting or take your food to go. Patrons give it a 4.7 out of 5 stars.
1. Millie's Restaurant and Catering
3218 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores
Millie's Restaurant and Catering is the most highly rated in the Daytona Beach area. It has been given an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 possible stars. The restaurant serves American fare with plenty of seafood offerings in addition to a menu for wine and draft beer.
Written by Liz Flynn
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