Seafood

Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature dishes really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Daytona Beach has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Seafood. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Deck Down Under or at Down the Hatch, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!

9 Chart House
The Chart House is a wonderful selection for dining in Daytona. With its on the river location, you can be assured you've got the best seats in the house! Signature Caesar salad, filet mignon au poivre, and a plethora of seafood dishes such as sesame crusted salmon. Offers an "uptown" wine flight, which is a sampling of at least three different varieties of a red or white wine. Wonderful service in a relaxed atmosphere. (386-255-9022)

8 The Oyster Pub
The Oyster Pub is the perfect place to hang out and watch the big game on one of the 45 TV sets while you enjoy oysters on the raw bar. This pub serves up burgers, steaks, shrimp, and seafood, but the major draw is the social aspect. (386-255-6348)

7 Aunt Catfish's
Sit literally on the river while feasting on down home, fresh Florida seafood. Thick and meaty clam chowder, fresh catches prepared with a Southern twist, and sweet sticky buns that will have you drooling. (386-767-4768)

6 Boondock's
Enjoy the catch of the day -- always fresh -- prepared anyway you like: grilled, fried, or blackened. The scenery will knock your socks off. Try a cold brew from the full service bar as you watch the flow of people and the river from this very comfortable restaurant. (386-760-9001)

5 Crabby Joe's
Located on a busy pier, Crabby Joe's is a great place to hang out and eat terrific seafood. Start with grouper fingers, crab cakes, shark bites, and wonderful fish chowders. Move on to the ocean combo plate, crab legs, oysters on the half shell, or Joe's famous fish sandwiches. The nautical theme is consistent in the d├ęcor; bright wooden walls are adorned with colorful fish decor. (386-788-3364)

4 Inlet Harbor Marina & Restaurant
Listen to the strains of the Caribbean beat and hang out on the scenic deck at Inlet Harbor. Start with smoked seafood pate, made from scratch daily. Enjoy lobster tails and jumbo shrimp, seasoned and flash-fried golden brown. (386-767-5590)

3 Deck Down Under
Located on the Halifax, this is a great place for old-fashioned seafood. Peel n' eat shrimp, oysters steamed or served on the half shell, grilled items and a variety of fish sandwiches. A bucket of iced beers is commonly ordered in this low-key restaurant. This popular spot with a large deck facing the river attracts a big crowd and gets packed to the gills, no pun intended. (386-767-1881)

2 Park's Seafood Riverside
This restaurant has been here forever! Visitors that have made the trek down 1A for years, as well as locals, continue to rave about Park's. Appropriately cool and dark lounge area for a cocktail before dinner. Great fresh seafood any way you like it -- broiled, fried, or baked. (386-258-7272)

1 Down the Hatch
This is a wonderful choice for fresh local seafood, fried or steamed clams, and Alaskan king crab legs. Lively, energetic crowds pack this inlet spot on the Halifax River. Outdoor bar for sipping and boat watching. Live music is at 5pm Wednesday through Friday, and 1pm on the weekends. Early bird specials offered until 5pm. (386-761-4831)

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Chart House 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - DAB
COST: $$
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The Oyster Pub 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - DAB
COST: $$
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Aunt Catfish's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - DAB
COST: $$
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Boondock's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Family Friendly
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - DAB
COST: $
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Crabby Joe's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - DAB
COST: $
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Inlet Harbor Marina & Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Family Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - DAB
COST: $$
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Deck Down Under 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Dining Options: Family Friendly
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - DAB
COST: $
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Park's Seafood Riverside 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Non-Smoking, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - DAB
COST: $$
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Down the Hatch 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking
COST: $$
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