Cocoa Beach is a beautiful destination in Florida with so many fantastic restaurants. The seafood and gorgeous views are abundant in this beach town.

We found some of the best local hidden gems you will definitely want to try on your next trip!

Originally Published: June 21, 2022

10 Must-Try Restaurants in Cocoa Beach

Coconuts on the Beach

Looking for a true Cocoa Beach experience? This beach bar offers live music, great food and drinks all right on the beach! The incredible views make this restaurant a must and will keep you coming back for more!

Florida’s Seafood Bar & Grill

This local spot has some of the best seafood around. The seafood is super fresh with 8 different shrimp choices, amazing oysters, mussels, clams and so much more!

The Fat Snook 

The Fat Snook has a casual atmosphere and fantastic local seafood! They use all local ingredients to create balanced and creative dishes. This one is a must!

4th Street Fillin Station

This hip spot located in downtown Cocoa Beach offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and a fantastic weekend brunch. It is an old gas station turned gastrobar. How cool is that?! The food is incredible and the drinks are inventive. They have all kinds of beer, craft cocktails and monster milkshakes that pair amazingly with their street tacos and poke bowls – just to name a couple things on the diverse menu.

Flavour Kitchen

Flavour Kitchen is fine dining at its best. Chef Jason is well-known for creating tasty and unique bisques, perfectly cooked steaks and so much more! They also have a great wine list to pair with the menu.

Brano’s Italian Grill

Looking for some incredible Italian food while on vacation? This local favorite will hit the spot! Brano’s serves authentic and fresh Italian cuisine. It is family owned and operated and the service is as impeccable as the food!

Heidi’s Jazz Club & Restaurant

Heidi’s offers continental European classics, traditional dishes as well as, delicious homemade desserts. The innovative menu will wow you and so will the wine list!

The Tiny Turtle 

This funky cool spot offers Caribbean-infused, Puerto Rican-inspired cuisine. It is a local favorite! They also are trying to do their part by protecting the environment with eco-conscious and sustainable practices.

Florida’s Fresh Grill

The menu here features fresh seafood, steaks, award-winning soups. The vibe is upscale, but welcoming. They are also well-known for their large and creative gluten-free menu.

Jazzy’s Mainely Lobster

Jazzy’s is a local family owned restaurant. This wharf-style restaurant brings New England to Florida. The seafood is like no other and the atmosphere is fun!


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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