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BEST IN THE SPACE COAST: COCOA BEACH, FL Restaurants, Bars & Live music

Updated: Feb 2, 2021

Are you looking for breakfast or brunch? Do you want a waterfront restaurant? How about Italian food? Do you have a date night or special occasion coming up, and you need help deciding where to go? Does live music strike your fancy? Are you searching for the best pizza or maybe you just want some drinks at a local bar? We have Cocoa Beach's answers to all of these questions and many more!



Restaurants on the water

Diners, Breakfast and Brunch Restaurants

Seafood Restaurants

Italian Food & Pizza

Cocoa Beach live music venues

Sports bars & pubs

Dog friendly restaurants and bars

Date night restaurants & Special Occasion

Cocoa Beach Steakhouses

Lunch places to eat


A guide to Cocoa Beach restaurants, bars and entertainment including breakfast and brunch, waterfront dining, seafood restaurants, steakhouses, sushi, top Italian, live music and much more!



Squid Lips

2200 S Orlando AveCocoa Beach, FL 32931

LOTS OF LIVE MUSIC & SEAFOOD in a casual atmosphere.


Beach Shack

1 Minutemen Cswy Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-2250


Honorable Mention: Captain J's

211 E Cocoa Beach Cswy Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-1717 Facebook Description: "Come try out the sky deck that over looks the beach we have fresh seafood, steak, chicken and much more!"

While it's not directly on the water, Captain J's has a view of the water from its rooftop dining and bar area. It's a casual vibe with lots of seafood and friendly service.


Coconuts On the Beach

2 Minutemen Cswy Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 784-1422

Possibly the most waterfront of the waterfront list is Coconuts on the Beach. They have their own beach access and dining that's practically on the beach. With their live music, drink specials and fun vibes, it's hard not to feel like you're on vacation when you're out at Coconuts.


Island Time Marina & Restaurant

400 W Cocoa Beach Cswy. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 613-4852


Longboards Tiki Beach Grille

1550 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 799-0003

Facebook Description: "Enjoy a casual, laid-back atmosphere at our covered tiki bar with direct ocean access on our pool deck."


Pelican's Bar & Grill

401 Meade Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-7549

Facebook Description: "A casual oceanside bar and grill serving fresh seafood, famous clam chowder, delicious burgers and sandwiches and decadent desserts in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by stunning sights and soothing ocean sounds."


Rikki Tiki Tavern

401 Meade Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Facebook Description: "Located at the end of the 800-foot long Pier, directly over the ocean, is Rikki Tiki Tavern featuring spectacular ocean views, open-aired seating and all of your favorite specialty drink concoctions.01 Meade Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931"


Honorable Mention: Sandbar Sports Grill

4301 Ocean Beach Blvd Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 799-2577

Facebook Description: "Located where 520 meets the beach) in Alan Shepard Park and behind Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, Sandbar Sports Grill has developed a reputation as a “must visit” for tourists and locals alike."

Sandbar is so close to the ocean it is hard to leave it off of this list. If you're looking for a laid-back party scene, this may be the right fit for you. You will find lots of smiling faces, music and food and drink specials for sure.


Sunset Waterfront Grill & Bar

500 W Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-8485

There is a reason why "sunset" is in the name! This bar and grill has happy hour, early bird specials, lots of live music and a huge outdoor patio that overlooks some gorgeous views!


The Boardwalk Bar

401 Meade Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-7549

Facebook Description: Home of the best happy hour on Cocoa Beach and pristine views of the Atlantic Ocean, locals and visitors come to sip on cocktails.


Mambos Beachside Bar & Grill

1300-A North Atlantic Cocoa Beach, FL

(321) 783-2271

Facebook Description: Join us for dinner and drinks at Mambos on the beach!


For more Space Coast restaurants on the water:

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Simply Delicious Cafe & Bakery

125 N Orlando Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 783-2012

Facebook description: Great Breakfast and fresh bread!


Sunrise Diner

365 W. Cocoa Beach Cswy Route 520 Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-5647

Facebook description: Welcome to Our Family Restaurant we serve breakfast all day, lunch and dinner specials. Greek American dishes. Fresh seafood, prime rib, all Homemade daily. fresh desserts.


For more Space Coast breakfast and brunch restaurants:

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