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
This decades-old spot is an iconic place in Daytona Beach. Visitors can catch a view of the Atlantic Ocean on the restaurant’s second floor (Upper Deck) while eating and drinking with the beachfront convenience. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Located at 127 S. Ocean Ave., Daytona Beach.
2. Our Deck Down Under
This traditional restaurant is tucked away in the Down Under area of Port Orange: an area under the east end of the Dunlawton Bridge. Our Deck visitors can enjoy watching boats coming and going through the Halifax River, as well as a great sunset view. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Monday. Located at 78 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange.
3. Mama Foo Foo
The new restaurant is less than a year old, but offers a unique waterfront dining opportunity. Located on Basin Street, Mama Foo Foo’s outside area has its own bar and faces the Halifax Harbor Marina. Hours: From 4 p.m. to midnight, Thursday to Saturday, and from 4 to 10 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday. Located at 125 Basin St., Suite 103, Daytona Beach.
4. The Breakers
The Breakers is part of the rich and diverse restaurant scene of Flagler Avenue, one of New Smyrna Beach’s main attractions. Visitors can enjoy food and cocktail options as they watch the ocean in one of the county’s most sough out spots. Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Located at 518 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
5. The Beach Bucket
The small restaurant attached to the south side of the Oceans East Resort has an outdoor deck right by the beach for visitors to come and go all day as they drink and watch the ocean in Ormond Beach. Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Located at 867 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach.