Waterfront Restaurants near Melbourne, FL

Updated: Feb 12, 2021

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

Facebook description: "HAPPY HOUR: 11am-7pm Daily Amazing lunch and dinner specials"

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

Facebook description: "Join us at Historic Bonefish Willy’s Riverfront Grille with the best view of the river from our outdoor deck, with sun shades,cooling fans and heaters when needed. Enjoy a walk on our 132’ DOCK on the Indian river"

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.

Frigates Video Tour


Frigate's Waterfront Bar & Grill

1120 N Harbor City Blvd Melbourne, FL 32935

(321) 306-3800

Facebook description: "Frigate's Waterfront Bar & Grill in Melbourne Florida is a new waterfront restaurant that features a fresh menu with an Island Caribbean vibe. Our Chef Keith Vaughn uses only the finest and freshest ingredients when creating our dishes."

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.

The gorgeous waterfront view at Frigates in Melbourne, FL


Squid Lips

1477 Pineapple Ave Melbourne, FL 32935

(321) 259-3101

Facebook description: "A unique, award winning intracoastal view Since 2004, Squid Lips has three locations(Melbourne, Sebastian & Cocoa Beach) and served up quality food with friendly and attentive service, all offered in our unique and casual environment"

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.

Honorable Mention: The Mansion

1218 E New Haven Ave Melbourne, FL 32901

(321) 345-5800

Facebook description: "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: Ozzie's Crabhouse

4391 Dixie Hwy NE Palm Bay, FL 32905

(321) 724-0009

Facebook Description: 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!


The Shack Riverfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar

4845 Dixie Hwy NE Palm Bay, FL 32905

(321) 676-9995

Facebook Description: "Under new ownership, an all-new staff, and boasting a diverse, revamped menu! Nestled along the shoreline of the Indian River lagoon, we have outside dining and Tiki bar, one of the marquee locations in the area."

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!


Waterfront Restaurants near me in Rockledge, FL

Pineda Inn Bar & Grill

6533 US Highway 1 Rockledge, FL 32955

(321) 751-5311

Facebook Description: "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.


River Rocks

6485 US Highway 1 Rockledge, FL 32955

(321) 757-7200

Facebook Description: "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.

The view from River Rocks, a waterfront restaurants in Rockledge, FL


Waterfront Restaurants near me in Merritt Island, FL

The Island Waterfront Bar & Grill

1891 E Merritt Island Cswy Merritt Island, FL 32952

(321) 806-3661

Facebook Description: "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.


Hawksbill Bar and Grill

2700 harbortown drive Merritt Island, FL 32952

(321) 412-3400

Facebook Description: "Waterfront bar and grill."


Waterfront Restaurants near me in Titusville, FL

Honorable Mention: El Leoncito

4280 S Washington Ave Titusville, FL 32780

(321) 267-1159

Facebook Description: "El Leoncito serves the best Mexican and Cuban food in Titusville. Join us for the best margarita as voted by Florida Today."

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.


Shilohs Steak & Seafood

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.

Shiloh's seafood restaurant is known for its delicious food with a view!


Pier 220

2 A. Max Brewer Memorial Parkway Titusville, FL 32796

(321) 269-0007

Facebook Description: "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!