New Smyrna Beach is a charming seaside town with beautiful beaches, a tapestry of rich history and a list a mile long of fun things to do, but for those of us who revel in a mouthwatering meal, it is so much more! From casual cafes to fine waterfront dining, New Smyrna Beach has restaurants to please no matter what your taste.
Looking for a great date? There is romance in the air and a heavenly slice of Italian fare at The Garlic. Start your date with fresh baked crusty artisan bread slathered with roasted garlic (Tip: It is best if both of you partake in this part if it’s date night.) or a lightly breaded eggplant tower with arugula, fresh pecorino and a balsamic reduction. Then, if your bursting belt can take it, try their filet mignon meatball, but beware, it weighs a pound!
When it comes to seafood, JB’s Fish Camp makes a splash with vacationers as well as locals. Peel yourself some steamers or rock shrimp by the dozen. Blacken your fish or have what JB’s calls an imperial meal and eat it dripping in their special crab imperial sauce. And do it all with a gorgeous waterfront view!
If you are looking for fancy fare, Norwood’s Eatery and Treehouse Bar is also a New Smyrna Beach seafood staple. Enjoy a panoramic waterfront view from your “treehouse” perch while you munch on colossal shrimp cocktail, or dine downstairs on menu items such as mahi, shrimp, scallops and a petite crab cake in a beurre blanc sauce or classic Cajun shrimp and grits.
Like your lunch lip-smacking? The “Retriever Roast Beef” signature sandwich with Gouda cheese, caramelized onions and cranberry-horseradish-jalapeno mayo at Yellow Dog Eats is doggone delicious. Or try the Taco Shack – a fun, open-air venue in New Smyrna Beach run by a husband and wife team that is surely a culinary match made in heaven.
Want to do breakfast big? Wake up to a cheddar, bacon, tomato, avocado omelet or strawberry banana French toast at Wake Up Café; or fill up with the locals on the French toast or pancakes, eggs and sausage or bacon daily special – all for under five bucks at Ruthy’s Kozy Kitchen.
In New Smyrna Beach, the world is your oyster…and shrimp and filet and sandwich and omelet…