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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!



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

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!!)


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!


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.


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.


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.


4263 Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL

(321) 253-1369

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


Honorable Mention:

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.


Waterfront Restaurants near me in Palm Bay, Florida

Honorable Mention:

4391 Dixie Hwy NE Palm Bay, FL 32905

(321) 724-0009

Home of the world famous All You Can Eat Blue Crabs!!!! Ozzie's is another honorable restaurant worth mentioning because it is so close to the water and offers such a huge fresh seafood offering, it feels like it's on the water. If you're looking for lots of crab, this is your spot!


4845 Dixie Hwy NE Palm Bay, FL 32905

(321) 676-9995

The Shack is one of our TOP 10 restaurant picks near Melbourne. It is located right over the water with lots of outdoor seating including under a large tiki bar area. They have frequent live music, lots of food specials and a large menu of delicious food. They just started a breakfast offering as well!


4445 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL

(321) 455-5299

A tropical paradise!!! Lazy Turtle Riverfront is a Florida restaurant with Island flair and tropical


Waterfront Restaurants near me in Rockledge, FL

6533 US Highway 1 Rockledge, FL 32955

(321) 751-5311

River Front Sports Bar & Grill. Pineda Inn Bar & Grill in Rockledge is a great spot for live music and a friendly atmosphere. It was also recently remodeled.


6485 US Highway 1 Rockledge, FL 32955

(321) 757-7200

Brevard's premier waterfront venue. Featuring a 5000 sq ft deck over looking the river and a newly renovated dining room with expansive views of the Indian River Lagoon from every table! Whether your looking for fine dining or a casual outdoor bar area on the water, River Rocks is a really great choice. It has a large seafood menu, lots of food specials including a happy hour, live entertainment, great service and is boat accessible.


Waterfront Restaurants near me in Merritt Island, FL

1891 E Merritt Island Cswy Merritt Island, FL 32952

(321) 806-3661

Our Food, Our People, Our Location, Our Guest's...All as good as it get's! The coolest place on Merritt Island. Featuring great views of the Banana River and Cocoa Beach area. The deck area is covered and inviting. The food here is beyond question, wonderful!!! Like Squid Lips in Melbourne, this waterfront restaurant in Merritt Island has tables in the sand where water washes up - IT IS DEFINITELY ON THE WATER. They have specials, some really great live music and a fun, laid-back atmosphere.


2700 Harbortown Drive Merritt Island, FL 32952

(321) 412-3400

Waterfront bar and grill.


310 Lagoon Way, Merritt Island, FL

(321) 338-2220

Dolphins Waterfront Bar & Grill at Cape Crossing is Florida’s Space Coast newest destination for food, fun, family and friends. Nestled along the shores of the historic Canaveral Barge Canal on Merritt Island.


Waterfront Restaurants near me in Titusville, FL

Honorable Mention:

4280 S Washington Ave Titusville, FL 32780

(321) 267-1159

El Leoncito serves the best Mexican and Cuban food in Titusville. It is difficult to find a Mexican restaurant this close to the water, that's why we felt like we had to Mention El Leoncito. If you're looking for Mexican or Cuban food and an almost-waterfront venue, this is it.


3665 S Washington Ave Titusville, FL 32780

(321) 567-3555

Shiloh's is a really popular seafood restaurant in the area and can fall in the fine dining category. It has a beautiful menu and a beautiful view.


2 A. Max Brewer Memorial Parkway Titusville, FL 32796

(321) 269-0007

Seafood and Grill Cuisine. Casual-Takes Reservations- Walk-Ins Welcome- Good For Groups- Good For Kids- Pet Friendly- Take Out Service- Outdoor Seating. Serves Lunch, Dinner, and Drinks. Pier 220 is a waterfront restaurant with a killer view, live entertainment including music and trivia, and lots of specials. It is also dog-friendly for the pet lovers!


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