New Smyrna Beach offers endless blue skies and waves that gently lap pristine shorelines, but it is also home to an expansive assortment of delightful beachside cafes and bistros, as well as fine dining establishments that will make even the most discriminating foodie’s mouth water!
Take The Garlic, for instance, which offers a heavenly slice of Italian fare. Start with fresh baked crusty artesian bread slathered with roasted garlic and continue with their special lasagna dripping with mozzarella and peppered with tender pieces of filet mignon!
If seafood is your preference, JB’s Fish Camp – a place where friends meet and seafood lovers eat – is surely a must-do. Order steamers by the dozen or rock shrimp by the pound and turn your frown upside down!
If you are looking for something a little fancier, Norwood’s Eatery and Treehouse Bar is also a New Smyrna Beach seafood staple. Overlook the bay from your “treehouse” perch while you munch on colossal shrimp cocktail and sip a margarita, or dine downstairs where you can choose from menu items such as mahi, shrimp, scallops and a petite crab cake in a beurre blanc sauce; classic Cajun shrimp and grits with andouille sausage in etouffee sauce, or create your own menu item by selecting your favorite fish cooked any way you like with your choice of one of four delectable sauces!
Maybe you are in need of a lip-smacking lunch? The “Retriever Roast Beef” signature sandwich with Gouda cheese, caramelized onions and cranberry-horseradish-jalapeno mayo at Yellow Dog Eats is doggone delicious.
You say breakfast is your thing? Then wake up to say to a cheddar, bacon, tomato, avocado omelet or strawberry banana French toast at Wake Up Café; or get your fill with the French toast or pancakes, eggs and sausage or bacon daily special…all for under five bucks at Ruthy’s Kozy Kitchen – a local favorite.