Locals Rank Best Seafood Restaurants In Brevard County
By Space Coast Daily // March 15, 2015
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – With Nearly 80 miles of Atlantic Coast beach and the Indian River Lagoon to call our backyard, Brevard County residents have a plethora of choices to satisfy their seafood cravings.
Rather than submitting an editorial board’s list, we went straight to our readers and asked them to list their top seafood restaurants in Brevard
1. Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar – Cape Canaveral & Melbourne
Grills Seafood came in first place, receiving the most votes of any seafood restaurant.
With its original location situated among the docks of Port Canaveral and a second location along the bank of the Indian River off US 1 in the Suntree area, locals love Grills for the great atmosphere, tremendous food and the scenic views.
• Grills Seafood has two locations in Brevard County, above at 505 Glenn Cheek Drive in Cape Canaveral, and below at 6075 North US Highway 1 in Melbourne.
2. Florida’s Seafood Bar & Grill – Cocoa Beach
Since its doors opened in 1997, Florida Seafood Bar & Grill is frequently full of both locals and visitors of the Space Coast.
Located along the western edge of Cocoa Beach, Florida Seafood Bar & Grill is always among the busiest restaurants in Brevard due to its great reputation and convenient location along one of Brevard’s most traveled causeways.
Address: 480 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway
3. Dixie Crossroads – Titusville
Famous for its rock shrimp and corn fritters, Dixie Crossroads is among the most popular eateries throughout the entire sunshine state.
During the past three decades, Dixie Crossroads has attained such popularity that it was among Florida Governor Rick Scott’s stops during his statewide tour to highlight Florida’s top attractions.
Address: 1475 Garden Street in Titusville.
4. Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill– Port Canaveral
One of the most relaxed and causal settings to watch the cruise ships depart Port Canaveral each Sunday is the waterfront deck at Fishlips.
With a covered patio, indoor sports bar and Tiki bar upstairs, Fishlips’ layout is suitable for a wide variety of occasions, from a date night to a company party.
Address: 610 Glenn Cheek Drive in Port Canaveral.
5. (TIE) Rusty’s – Port Canaveral, Old Florida Grill & Oyster Bar – Port St. John
From RustysSeafood.com: “When Bernard Fischer passed away in 1965 the family asked his nephew, Rusty Fischer to take over the restaurant.
Though Rusty was in college at Florida State University, he knew his family needed him and he came home.
By 1988, Rusty had opened the first Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, which became an instant success and in 1993 he opened Rusty’s at the Port.
Today, Rusty and his son Rhett (a fourth generation restauranteur) continue the family tradition in Port Canaveral where it all began.
The future of Port Canaveral is exciting and the Fischer Family looks forward to serving their community and the world for another 60 years.”
Address: 628 Glen Cheek Drive in Cape Canaveral.
Old Florida Grill & Oyster Bar
Old Florida Grill & Oyster House is located on the Western Shore of the HistoricIndian River Lagoon in Port St John.
They are family owned and operated since 2007. They provide a “Beyond Casual” dining experience with a relaxed atmosphere.
Address: 5370 U.S. 1 in Cocoa.