Delicious Dining to Go: The Space Coast's Best Take-Out Food

What's better than the delicious restaurants on the Space Coast, Fla.? The beaches. And what's better than the beaches? Bringing the two together. 

Pack a picnic blanket (OK, a beach blanket will do, too) and a basket (or a to-go container) and bring your meal to the sand. Here are our favorite 10 take-out dining options on the Space Coast. 

Want to start your day with a healthy breakfast on the beach? Get a smoothie at Juice N Java Cafe.

Looking for a quick but filling lunch? Long Doggers hot dogs and Da Kine Diego's burritos are two locally famous options. Order a sandwich (or the fixings to make your own) at Canaveral Meats and Deli, or pick one up at Toojay's Gourmet Deli. Looking for a healthy to-go option? D.I.G. Bistro won't disappoint. 

For dinner, Papa Vito's always delivers delicious Italian food to go. And by always, we mean 365 days a year – until late night. Pizzoni's is another favorite Italian restaurant. BBQ-lovers will enjoy the Southern fare at Sonny's BBQ, which has a separate take-out menu and also can cater events. For seafood, as well as sandwiches, burgers and kabobs, check out Grills Seafood Deck. 

You can find plenty of different take-out options on the Space Coast to fill you up any time of day. 



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Da Kine Diego's
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Papa Vito's
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