There may be a select few of us who won’t accept anything less than a satisfying water view with dinner while on vacation in Florida.
Thankfully, for visitors to New Smyrna Beach, this will never be an issue. Below are three stellar New Smyrna Beach waterfront restaurants to enjoy unforgettable ocean views along with some truly excellent cuisine.
Several Choices for Great Waterview Restaurants
Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille
Location: 200 Boatyard St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille has it all. From the exceptionally scrumptious seafood and American menu items to the almost too-generous happy hour from 3 pm to 6 pm every weekday, Outriggers is the place to be for visitors.
The happy hour offers half off draft beers and half off signature cocktails, which is enough to keep some festive vacationers staying into the later evening. The restaurant is located in front of the city’s marina, so there is always an adventurous attitude swirling in the air.
The menu showcases tavern-inspired American fusion. Choose from a variety of enticing appetizers nicknamed “Teasers” such as the signature Diana’s Fish Dip, calamari, sweet pea guacamole and several others.
Salads, sandwiches (land and sea), steaks, seafood platters, and tacos round out the menu, along with a few select dessert options such lava cake or key lime parfait to satisfy your sweet tooth.
This waterfront restaurant is open from 11 am to 10 pm on weekdays and 11 am to 11 pm on weekends.
Grille at Riverview
Location: 101 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
While dining at the Grille at the Riverview Hotel you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Indian River along with plenty of delectable comfort food choices.
This upscale restaurant delivers on very specific menu sets for breakfast, lunch, early-bird, dinner, and the bar, incorporating interim menu options (3 pm to 4:30 pm) and brunch (10:30 am to 3 pm) into the repertoire.
During weekend brunch, the Grille Riverview has a family-friendly and high-end seafood atmosphere. Brunch dishes range from applewood bacon eggs benedict to salads, fish, turkey or chicken sandwiches, pasta, crab legs, fish & chips, and desserts.
It’s stunningly delicious and could stand as the absolute best brunch in New Smyrna. It’s also conveniently on the northern side of town, near some of the best vacation rentals.
The restaurant is open from 11:30 am to 9 pm on weekdays and 11:30 to 1 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The Grille Riverview opens at 10 am for that lively Sunday brunch. This restaurant is one the most luxurious experiences out of all the restaurants with a water view in the city.
Location: 518 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Breakers Restaurant is hard to miss as a pink structure right on the beach on the far eastern end of Flagler Avenue. It may be the titan of New Smyrna Beach waterfront restaurants with an open space where you can seat yourself. It’s an American menu through and through. With burgers, fried seafood and special prices on draft beers, Breakers is an ideal casual place to go for a vacationing family or couple.
The menu is versatile, boasting vegetarian and vegan options, as well as gluten-free foods. The mushroom burger is their most popular burger, and the menu mostly plays it safe with American staples crafted and cooked to perfection. It is 9 am to 5 pm and closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
New Smyrna Beach has the water views you’re seeking with restaurants of varying decors and atmospheres and live music to keep you entertained late into the night. Visit any of the restaurants above for some of the most scenic dining views in the city!