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Waterfront Restaurants in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral

Updated: Dec 1, 2022

Where can I find waterfront restaurants near me in Cocoa Beach or on the cove in Port Canaveral? We've got your answer, and the best part is that their views are just part of your reason to check these places out. This waterfront list also includes some great live music venues, seafood restaurants and happy hour spots!

These are the closest beaches for tourists that fly into Orlando, and the local restaurants and bars definitely help make their Space Coast escapes great!

We will dive into all your waterfront destinations in Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, but there are so many awesome restaurants on the water in this area that we created a family of posts broken up by location.

Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island or Titusville

Melbourne Beach to Satellite Beach

Sebastian, Malabar, Grant-Valkaria and Micco

Vero Beach

Now that that's out of the way...

Here are your restaurants on the water in Cocoa Beach & Cape Canaveral.


Some of the best restaurants on the water include Squid Lips, Coconuts on the Beach and Longboards Tiki Beach Grill in Cocoa and Fishlips, Gators and Rusty's in Cape Canaveral. Each have great views, frequent live music and lots of food and drink specials including happy hour.



Waterfront Restaurants near me in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Squid Lips

2200 S Orlando Ave Cocoa 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.

Coconuts on the Beach in Cocoa Beach is as waterfront as it gets!
Coconuts on the Beach in Cocoa Beach is as waterfront as it gets!


Island Time Marina & Restaurant

400 W Cocoa Beach Cswy. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 613-4852

A sports bar and American restaurants with some great views of the water.


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."

A great happy hour, a large tiki bar and a beach access. Longboards is extremely waterfront! :-)


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"

This is possible one of the most beautiful views you will get while waterfront dining!


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!


Waterfront Restaurants near me in Cocoa Village, Cocoa, Florida

Ryan's Pizza & Pub

4 Harrison St, Ste 100 Cocoa, FL 32922

(321) 634-5555 Facebook Description: "Hidden in the midst of hundred-year-old majestic oak trees is Ryan’s Pizza & Pub, a one-of-a-kind family restaurant located in Historic Cocoa Village."


Waterfront Restaurants on the cove in Cape Canaveral