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 want to try on your next trip!

The 9 restaurants below all have amazing food, service and each has something special that makes them our top picks. We choose them based on reviews, personal experiences and the unique dining experience they bring to Cocoa Beach. You will want to add them to your restaurant bucket list ASAP!

9 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!

Sandbar Sports Grill

This sports bar & grill has amazing comfort food and great cocktails. They also have lots of fun events and live music that changes every month, so be sure to check out the schedule!

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!

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.

The Green Room Cafe

This organic cafe is centrally located in downtown Cocoa Beach. They have amazing acai bowls, sandwiches, wraps, smoothies and many vegetarian options. This is a great spot for a healthy, feel good lunch before heading back to the beach!

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!

Café Margaux

Café Margaux offers creative French European style cuisine. You will want to try their award-winning roasted tomato & basil bisque, Coquilles St. Jacques, rack of lamb and their USDA prime steaks just to name a few. The food here is fantastic and the atmosphere is welcoming and upscale.

Pub Americana

Pub Americana prides itself on its phenomenal locally sourced menu. The cuisine is modern American and the atmosphere is cozy and laid back.

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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