Being a foodie isn’t hard to come by these days—just check any Instagram account and you’re sure to find at least a few food pictures showcasing someone’s latest favorite dish. What’s the saying, “If you don’t document it, did it even happen?”
Melbourne Beach has a solid inventory of restaurants to satisfy anyone’s taste buds and will provide you with all the content necessary to add to your own Instagram feed if that is something you are looking to do.
Cafe Coconut Cove
Serving up a touch of Europe on Florida’s East Coast Barrier Island since 1987, Cafe Coconut Cove is a German eatery with beautiful waterfront views of the Indian River Lagoon. It features both classic and modern fare, from starters like smoked fish dip and potato pancakes to Jäger Schnitzel and Steak and Seafood Béarnaise. They also have an extensive wine list to please any level sommelier. The cafe is located at 4210 S. Highway A1A Melbourne Beach, FL and is open seasonally, Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunnyside Cafe is a low-key spot fixing up homestyle breakfast dishes, plus hot sandwiches, and other American eats. Sunnyside Cafe was once known as Friendly Toast Cafe before it was purchased and renamed by its current restaurant owners. Locals still enjoy many similarities to the original cafe, including breakfast portions that leave many skipping lunch. At Sunnyside Cafe, guests are treated like family rather than customers and the homestyle breakfast entrees are a must. It’s located at 300 Ocean Ave, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 and is open Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and until 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Djon’s Steak and Lobster House
Rated one of the finest restaurants on Melbourne Beach, Djon's Steak & Lobster House features classic fine dining at its best. This restaurant serves an upscale menu offering tender steaks, lamb chops, seafood, and veal in addition to superior quality and unsurpassed hospitality. There is a piano bar with nightly live music and an extensive wine and cocktail menu with nightly happy hour from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. as well. Djon’s is also the perfect place to celebrate a special event with space for up to 200. Located at 522 Ocean Ave, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951, Djon’s is open Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 10:00 p.m.
Family owned and operated, Robburritos has been serving mouth-watering fare in Melbourne Beach since 2006 and is known for its “Great American Burrito.” Robburritos pride themselves in fresh, hickory wood-smoked meat and fish and beef brisket and pork that spends 18 hours in the smoker to infuse the food with delectable flavors. They also make all sauces, salsas, and their guacamole from scratch, fresh daily. It’s also known for its funky, fun, and eclectic atmosphere. A true gem to visit, Robburritos is located at 315 Ocean Ave, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 and is open everyday from noon to 8:00 p.m.
A chill tavern serving casual seafood dishes, burgers, and brews, Malabar Mo’s has been around since 1987 and offers a laid-back space with a big deck for outdoor dining. The restaurant features a full bar and live music Friday through Sunday, with plenty of different places to hang out, inside or out on the river. From breakfast, to lunch and dinner, the menu is extensive and also features daily lunch and nightly dinner specials in addition to a daily Happy Hour, too. Malabar Mo’s is located at 2805 Malabar Rd, Malabar, FL 32950 and is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and until 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Yellow Dog Cafe
Yellow Dog Cafe is a unique dining experience offering spectacular views of the Indian River. This award-winning restaurant offers a wide selection of American appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts that will satisfy any appetite. Each meal is individually prepared by their chefs in their open kitchen. They are known for their multi-level covered porch that provides an open-air feel to the waterfront dining experience. Yellow Dog Cafe also offers several ideal waterfront settings for private dinner parties or other special occasions. Located at 905 US-1, Malabar, FL 32950, Yellow Dog Cafe is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Who doesn’t love a good pizza joint? Oceanside Pizza is a family business bringing authentic New York style pizza to Melbourne Beach, Florida. They feature homemade dough prepared in an artisan-style, the old-fashioned way. They hand toss their pies and bake them on two inch stone hearths and sell their specialty pizzas by the pie or the slice. In addition to pizza, they offer a variety of pastas and lasagna and are branching out to a new location soon. You do not have to go to New York to appreciate a great pizza when you visit Oceanside Pizza. It’s located at 300 Ocean Ave Suite 6, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
With a list like this, where do you even start? We can’t wait for you to not only visit Melbourne Beach, Florida for its beautiful beaches and coastal lifestyle and really good restaurants!