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Waterfront Restaurants near Melbourne, FL

Updated: Dec 1, 2022

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is always, "Where are waterfront restaurants near me?"

There are so many options in this area that we are breaking this answer up into 5 blog posts sectioned by area. If you are looking to eat or drink on the water in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island or Titusville, this blog is for you - keep reading!


Melbourne Beach north to Satellite Beach

Cocoa Beach or Cape Canaveral.

Sebastian, including Malabar, Grant-Valkaria and Micco

Vero Beach


Some of the best restaurants on the water near Melbourne, FL include Frigates on Harbor City Blvd, Chart House, near downtown Melbourne, The Shack Riverfront in Palm Bay, River Rocks in Rockledge and Shiloh's Steak and Seafood in Titusville.









Waterfront Restaurants near me in Melbourne, Florida

Ichabod's Dockside Bar & Grille

2210 Front St Melbourne, FL 32901

(321) 952-9532

Ichabods Dockside is an American restaurant located close to downtown Melbourne. It is located right on a marina; so you can walk around the edge of the restaurant to check out the boats. There are a few tables located on a small outdoor patio. The rest are inside, but there is a wall of windows that overlook the marina; so you should have a view of the water inside as well. They also have a daily happy hour to enjoy! (We highly recommend their grouper bites!!)


Chart House

2250 Front St Melbourne, FL 32901

(321) 729-6558

Chart House is one of the few chains that we frequently cover on Vibe and Dine because it really offers it all in our opinion! With plenty of tables on their outdoor patio and a wall of windows inside, it's hard to get a bad view of the water. Their food is consistently great, and their happy hour menu is really large!


Bonefish Willy's Riverfront Grille

2459 Pineapple Ave # B Melbourne, FL 32935

(321) 253-8888

Bonefish Willy's is a popular American seafood restaurant on the water in Melbourne. It has a large outdoor patio with a full bar and a happy hour that includes a bunch of appetizer specials.


Frigate's Waterfront Bar & Grill

1120 N Harbor City Blvd Melbourne, FL 32935

(321) 306-3800

Frigates is one of Melbourne's most popular restaurants on the water. They have a large food seafood menu which includes sushi, happy hour specials and frequent live music. There is a large bar located on the water with numerous tv's, and their sunsets are frequently EPIC!! It is boat accessible, and a popular brunch destination as well.


Squid Lips

1477 Pineapple Ave Melbourne, FL 32935

(321) 259-3101

Squid Lips may be the most qualified "waterfront" restaurant in Melbourne because there are dining tables located in the sand where water washes up. They have a large patio, lots of food specials including happy hour, and are a popular venue for live music.


2605 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL

(321) 777-4100

Located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne Oceanfront, Longboards Oceanfront Grille Melbourne offers beautiful views and delicious food.


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4263 Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL

(321) 253-1369

Riverfront restaurant, lounge, and tiki bar. Diverse menu for the entire family.


Honorable Mention:

The Mansion

1218 E New Haven Ave Melbourne, FL 32901

(321) 345-5800

360 Seat restaurant with multiple venues including our rooftop terrace, garden and tavern. Scratch made food, fresh bakery and 69 Beers on Tap! The Mansion is not waterfront but it has a really cool rooftop area with water views. We think its menu, service and cool vibe make The Mansion worth a visit, even if it's not right on the water.