As one of the largest cities on the Space Coast and Brevard County in Florida, Melbourne is also naturally one of the best places for business. Its up-and-coming downtown is full of shops, nightlife and excellent restaurants.
Want to celebrate a special occasion? Chart House is one of the most popular special-occasion destinations in Melbourne. Or if you're looking for seafood with a great view, don't miss River Rocks, where you can eat out on the docks with a view of passing dolphins. Squid Lips Overwater Grill is another favorite spot for seafood and a water view.
Melbourne offers more than local seafood, though. It is also home to a surprising number of worldly dining options, like Continental Flambe (authentic European food) or Alexandria Mediterranean Grill (Greek, Italian and Middle Eastern offerings). Island Pasta Company offers a new spin on your Italian comfort food favorites. And Meg O'Malley's is where to go when you have a hankering for Irish fare – and of course, a Guinness to wash it down.
If you need something quick and filling (but not draining on the budget), swing by Long Doggers for the biggest hot dog you'll probably ever try.
Here are our favorite 10 restaurants in Melbourne, from breakfast to dinner, inexpensive to elegant, and everything in between.