Waterfront dining, bars in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, NSB and more

DAYTONA BEACH – Volusia County is known for offering locals and visitors a large and diverse restaurant scene with spots along its coastal communities for those looking to spend time by the ocean.

It’s no wonder that places with ocean or riverfront dining and drinking are plenty, perhaps making it harder to choose one place to spend an afternoon or evening.

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Here are five waterfront restaurant and bars in Volusia County:

1. Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Bar

Ocean Deck restaurant and bar

This decades-old spot is an iconic place in Daytona Beach. Visitors can catch a view of the Atlantic Ocean on the

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Craig LaBan’s takeout and outdoor dining picks

It’s not your standard-issue Center City District Restaurant Week. No, not with a new citywide vaccine mandate for indoor dining in effect and the omicron surge making even fully vaccinated people second guess (once again) whether they should be eating in dining rooms at all.

Smartly, this year’s lineup of Center City restaurants offering multicourse prix-fixe lunches for $25 and dinners for $40 also has plenty of options for outdoor dining and takeout. Is either an optimal set up for a Philly food adventure?

Probably not considering the plunging temperatures outside. Then again, some of the best outdoor structures are heated. And also: Think about the dire challenges our restaurants are facing again heading into a long, cold winter and consider this another resourceful opportunity to support your favorite establishments when they need it the most.

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Radish, 1730 S. Boston Ave.: “Midwesterranean” food that brings some Okie flair to Mediterranean cuisine. Superb roast chicken, pita sandwiches and mezze treats. Pictured: The Mediterranean Cobb Salad can be topped with roasted chicken, falafel or gyro meat.

918 Maples Cafe & Catering, 8151 E. 21st St.: Excellent birria tacos headline a wide-ranging menu at this small restaurant.

Cherry Street Kitchen, 111 W. Fifth St.: Relocated from its original 15th Street location, the new Cherry Street Kitchen offers an expanded menu as well as full bar service.

Day Break Cafe, 8178 S. Lewis Ave.: Fans of the old First Watch will find most of their favorites, as well as some new twists, at this breakfast-and-lunch restaurant.

Brick Bros. Pizza, 2 W. Dawes Ave., Bixby: Quality ingredients, unique combinations and a brick oven make for such excellent pizza, well worth the trip south.

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Radish, 1730 S. Boston Ave.: “Midwesterranean” food that brings some Okie flair to Mediterranean cuisine. Superb roast chicken, pita sandwiches and mezze treats. Pictured: The Mediterranean Cobb Salad can be topped with roasted chicken, falafel or gyro meat.

918 Maples Cafe & Catering, 8151 E. 21st St.: Excellent birria tacos headline a wide-ranging menu at this small restaurant.

Cherry Street Kitchen, 111 W. Fifth St.: Relocated from its original 15th Street location, the new Cherry Street Kitchen offers an expanded menu as well as full bar service.

Day Break Cafe, 8178 S. Lewis Ave.: Fans of the old First Watch will find most of their favorites, as well as some new twists, at this breakfast-and-lunch restaurant.

Brick Bros. Pizza, 2 W. Dawes Ave., Bixby: Quality ingredients, unique combinations and a brick oven make for such excellent pizza, well worth the trip south.

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