Brevard County Florida is home to outstanding restaurants serving up culinary delights from classic Cuban dishes to delicious seafood favorites. Brevard restaurants include ultra-casual beachside spots as well as upscale restaurants that will encourage you to get out of your jeans and flipflops and slip into fancy attire. Before making plans to move to a new area, you want to know about the dining options available to you…right? Of course! No one wants to move to a new area where there are no good options for date night or family night out or ‘I just want the night off from cooking’ night. In no particular order, here are the best restaurants in Brevard County for you to try!
#1. Crush Eleven
Trendy, casual, and hip, Crush Eleven serves steak, seafood, and new American fare, complete with specialty wines, craft beers, and unique cocktails.
11 Riverside Dr., Cocoa, FL 32922
With reviews including “perfect,” “tasted heavenly,” and “superb service” it is no wonder locals and tourists alike are gravitating to this trendy hangout serving steak, seafood, and New American fare. Despite its hip appeal, Crush Eleven defines a classic fine dining experience catering to your every whim. Offering a grand selection of specialty wines, craft beers, and unique cocktails, Crush Eleven aims to please with atmosphere, service, friendliness, and delectable dishes. Reviewers rave, “Crush Eleven is very elegant and quaint with fantastically delicious menu items and an excellent staff!”
#2. The Fat Snook
An intimate restaurant infused with casual elegance serving new American cuisine, made from organic seasonal ingredients and local seafood.
2464 S Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
The Fat Snook advertises as a casual beachside restaurant, but even so maintains a touch of elegance amongst the unpretentiousness. Foodies love and trust the quality of the food, which is created from fresh, organic, and seasonal ingredients paired with local fresh catch. The Fat Snook offers a fine selection of hand selected boutique wines and craft beers from around the world. In addition, the restaurant is committed to supporting local farmers, giving them the opportunity to highlight some of Florida’s best native foods. Crush Eleven, the restaurant mentioned above, is the sister restaurant to The Fat Snook.
#3. Cuban Island Restaurant
A beachside Cuban restaurant serving famous classic dishes, like ropa vieja.
2910 Florida A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903
With Cuban food so popular in Florida, the Cuban Island Restaurant is the perfect place to experience delicious Cuban fare. Soups to salads to sandwiches to entrees, Cuban Island Restaurant promises a multitude of choices with an assortment of mouth-watering desserts, wines, and beers. In addition, they recently added a full bar and also host events with live music.
#4. Trend Kitchen
Offering contemporary American fine dining, Trend Kitchen, as the name implies, means the chefs stay on trend – creating new menu items daily
1924 Highway A1A,
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
Guests of Trend Kitchen are never disappointed with the exciting changing menu featured as part of the contemporary American fine dining experience. Guaranteeing only the freshest ingredients displaying the best seasonal options direct from local farmers and delivered daily allows Trend Kitchen’s chefs to create passionate, delicious dishes made to order. From lobster to duck, with a fine offering of wines and craft beers, Trend Kitchen promises to delight.
#5. Yellow Dog
The Unique Yellow Dog Café presents casual, yet elegant Riverfront Dining
905 U.S. Highway 1
Malabar, FL 32950
Yellow Dog Café, seated picturesquely along the Indian River, serves an award-winning combination of appetizers, salads, and entrees featuring fresh seafood and hand cut steaks. To your delight, your meal is prepared in an open kitchen by our chefs. Your meal will not be complete without a sampling from the Café’s own on-site pastry chef. The crème brulee is not to be missed!
#6. Coasters Pub & Biergarten
A timeless sports bar serving hearty American classics alongside hundreds of beers including an assortment of craft brews
971 E Eau Gallie Blvd A, Melbourne, FL 32937
This pub not only takes pride in serving delicious beer; they place equal value in the quality and authenticity of their food. Making their menu items from scratch, each delectable dish pairs perfectly with their enormous beer selection. Menu items include comfort foods like thick juicy cheeseburgers and truffle fries, fish and chips, chicken wings, calamari, and so much more.
#7. Café Coconut Cove
A romantic waterfront restaurant serving delightful German cuisine
S Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
This waterfront beauty delivers an unforgettable and romantic atmosphere delivering a touch of Europe with authentic German fare. Scenic views feature bright blue waters stretching along the Indian River Lagoon. Serving classic treats like Eisbein, Weisswurst, and Schnitzel, Café Coconut Cove is not to miss here on Florida’s East Coast Barrier Island.
#8. The Dove III
Fine Italian dining specializing in Neapolitan cuisine
836 East New Haven Av
Melbourne, FL 32901
The Dove III, in beautiful downtown Melbourne offers delectable Neapolitan dishes, served with good cheer and Chef John Mattiello’s personally selected wines. Whether you choose the signature dishes like Filet Mignon Marsala or the day’s Fresh Catch, you won’t be disappointed in the food, the service, or the atmosphere.
#9. The Chef’s Table
Brevard County’s Open Kitchen Steak House
7720 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
Opened in 2015, The Chef’s Table has quickly risen to the top 10 among Brevard County’s restaurants. Chef David Dashi, created The Chef’s Table with the promise of a great steakhouse complete with an open kitchen, so his “customers, friends, and family feel as though they are at home in my kitchen.” Offerings include mouthwatering Prime beef and seafood, with enchanting wines to complement, making The Chef’s Table the perfect dining choice in Brevard.
#10. Red Ginger Restaurant –
Upscale, fine-dining Chinese cuisine and Sushi
1700 West New Haven Avenue Suite #633
Melbourne, Florida 32904
6300 North Wickham Road Suite #127
Melbourne, Florida 32940
With two locations in Melbourne, the Red Ginger Restaurant features scrumptious Chinese cuisine and delectable Sushi in a fine dining atmosphere. Known for fresh, highest quality Chinese offerings featuring all your favorites plus signature dishes you will want to explore, Red Ginger promises exceptional service and genuine hospitality. Additionally, Red Ginger offers wines and cocktails at their full-service bar.
Other top-rated restaurants in Brevard, Florida include:
Amici’s Italian Restaurant
The Nomad Café—international fare
Mag O’Malley’s Restaurant and Irish Pub
Ocean 302 Bar and Grill
Grills Riverside Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar