When traveling to the Space Coast in Florida, you will probably want to spend as much time as possible near the water.
After all, this unique stretch of Florida not only offers a long stretch of Atlantic Ocean, but also the nearly parallel, large Indian River Lagoon, plus the Banana River and Port Canaveral. In fact, with more than double the shoreline within a short drive, it seems all of the best restaurants on the Space Coast offer water views.
Some, like Da Kine Diego's in Satellite Beach, and Seafood Atlantic a bit north, revolve around the beach. In fact, both offer limited seating – and only outdoors – because most patrons take their meals to the water.
Other restaurants, like River Rocks, offer the water view (and maybe even dolphin entertainment) in a more sophisticated environment, sans the sand.
Our favorite beachside restaurant is Fat Kahunas, a Hawaiian-inspired joint serving up delicious coconut shrimp right on the beach. Or for a truly unique experience, arrive by boat to Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty on the lagoon. The seafood here is fresh and tasty, but don't forget to save a few crumbs to toss to the fish when you head back out to your boat to leave.
Here are our favorite 10 waterside restaurants on the Space Coast.