Cocoa Beach has long been one of the most popular and bustling beaches on the Space Coast. But after a day working up an appetite on the perfect waves rolling alongside the long pier, Cocoa Beach is also a great place to grab a meal.
In fact, Cocoa Beach has so many top-notch restaurants that we could barely narrow down our favorite 10. Here, you can find a wide variety of food types (from seafood to juice to BBQ) and atmospheres (from upscale to totally casual).
One of our favorite restaurants, not just in Cocoa Beach but on the entire Space Coast, is The Fat Snook. From the outside, the building looks unassuming, but prepare to be awed when you walk in the door by the contemporary, clean decor. The food will blow you away.
As might be expected in Florida, seafood takes a front seat at other top Cocoa Beach restaurants. Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty and Florida's Seafood Bar and Grill are just two places to delight your taste buds with fresh fish and sea critters.
The diversity in Cocoa Beach is also impressive. Elegant Black Tulip has European influences and Cafe Margaux, the romantic French-inspired restaurant, are both authentic – and great date destinations.