New Smyrna Beach Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in New Smyrna Beach

April 14, 2018 Terina Blouin

New Smyrna Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States, located on the central east coast of the state, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Its population was estimated to be 23,230 in 2013 by the United States Census Bureau. The downtown section of the city is located on the west side of the Indian River and the Indian River Lagoon system. The Coronado Beach Bridge crosses the Intracoastal Waterway just south of Ponce de Leon Inlet, connecting the mainland with the beach on the coastal barrier island.
Things to do in New Smyrna Beach

1. AA Garden Fusion

206 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-2637 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 386-410-4772
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 670 reviews

AA Garden Fusion

Excitingly Fresh & Uniquely Delicious Asian Fusion. Featuring a rich assortment of Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Japanese salads, appetizers, Pho, rice, pastas, noodles, Poke bowls, seafood, and vegetarian specials. History Established in 2014. The family opened AA Nails and Spa several years ago after moving to New Smyrna Beach. They treated their customers to complimentary homemade Vietnamese cuisine and the response was so positive they decided to open a restaurant which offered everyone a chance to enjoy not only their traditional, made from scratch Vietnamese dishes, but also familiar dishes with an exotic twist that appealed to a wider audience. From their handmade Spring Rolls and traditional Vietnamese Pho made entirely from scratch using an age old family recipe, to delectable Poke Tacos topped with guacamole and cilantro yogurt sauce, AA Garden Fusion offers something exciting for every palette. Meet the Business Owner AA Garden Family "We are living the American dream," Neon Ngo stated firmly as she began to tell the story of her family and how they came to create AA Garden Fusion, one of the most talked-about new eateries in New Smyrna Beach. Arriving as a refugee in America all the way from Vietnam, her father, Sunny began work as a dishwasher in a MN restaurant. He believes you have to start somewhere. He worked his way up to caterer, sous chef, then eventually head chef of the restaurant until he was able to buy out the business, all within just four years. You can now find this industrious patriarch in AA Garden Fusion's kitchen, alongside his daughter Neon as they make sure every dish is executed with perfection. Family is the core of this restaurant. The whole staff is considered family. Longtime and well-know chef Matthew Frost has been with the restaurant since its inception. He enjoys working at the restaurant and has brought home numerous awards, such as Gumbo, Chili, Chowder, Tacos, and Suds and Spuds. Frost aka Dessert King, is known for his spectacular sorbet, creme brulees, and ice creams, remarked, "This family has taken me under their wing and showed me a passionate work ethic. It's contagious." Teri Derma, Manager, exclaimed, "I love working here."

Reviewed By Beata K - Frederick, Maryland

I came here with low expectations since so far the Asian food experience in the general vicinity hasn't been great, but we were really surprised!
We started with the tuna cakes, I really enjoyed them and if you like salmon cakes you'l like these too...they're lightly fried and not fishy.
The green curry was really good and the closest thing to actual Thai flavors that we've had in the area. The tofu in the dish was actually good and lightly fried which was perfect, the only part I didn't like were the radishes inside the curry which just didn't taste good and they should have used Thai eggplant and not regular purple eggplant.
The combo fried rice was also really good and flavorful. The chicken was the least favorite protein but the shrimp and pork were good (pork was crispy).
The service was pretty average and nothing out of this world, but will be back to try more of the dishes.

2. Chill-E-Dogs

613 N Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater, FL 32132-1651 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Delicatessen Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 386-847-8300
Excellent
91%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 105 reviews

Chill-E-Dogs

Family Owned/Run Restaurant, where we strive to serve deliciously FRESH food,in a relaxed space with good portions at a fair price. We love hotdogs and creating unexpected topping combinations but we also serve many other favorites from Burgers to Subs and Salads, there's something for everyone here.

Reviewed By Wayne W

Our favorate spot for a weekly visit for lunch. I love the chili burger cooked medium rare with a battered union ring on top and a little BBQ sauce and big steak fries on the side. My wife likes the salads. Cole slaw is also ggod. Great value and quick service with a smile.

3. Wake Up Cafe

749 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3101 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 386-410-4719
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 333 reviews

Wake Up Cafe

Reviewed By vigblatz - New Smyrna Beach, Florida

I love everything about Wake Up Cafe: the menu selections (from basic "American" to specialty Argentine influenced); the food preparation itself (crispy bacon, BEST home fries, lovely presentation); the efficient and friendly staff; the interesting and colorful decor! It can be quite crowded and noisy, but... then again, there are those times in every breakfast place in New Smyrna Beach. If you're not in a rush, it's worth the wait. Not really for a quick breakfast though. It's more of a savor your meal and enjoy your cappuccino sort of place. The wait for our food after ordering was a tad long; I'm thinking the people waiting for a table might have wished otherwise too.

4. Third Wave Cafe

204 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-2637 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 386-402-7864
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 505 reviews

Third Wave Cafe

Third Wave Cafe is open for coffee and tea service 7:30 AM everyday Brunch is served daily (except Tuesday) 9 AM -2:30 PM Happy Hour daily (except Tuesday) 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - limited menu Dinner served daily (except Tuesday) 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Our kitchen is closed Tuesday

Reviewed By cpbaum2014 - Cleveland, Ohio

We ate outside in the courtyard on a chilly night. The fire was warm and great ambiance! Our waitress, Lexi, was excellent! We had delicious unique pizzas- yum!We are glad you were able to stay warm by our enchanting fire, and we will let Lexi know about her good review! Come see us again soon!

5. Lost Lagoon Wings & Grill

2004 N Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-5922 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 386-366-3360
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 675 reviews

Lost Lagoon Wings & Grill

Reviewed By MarcoMolo - pennsylvania

The outdoor chairs must have been purchased for 1/2 price because they are half the size of a normal "comfortable chair. There isn't any reason for a restaurant this well managed to have purchased these small uncomfortable chairs that could double for
a first grade class. I will continue eating here on rainy, cold, and windy days, but when the weather is nice and I want to dine outdoors, I will seek some other restaurant. Hopefully, with normal adult size chairs.

6. Uncle Chicken's

440 N Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-6706 Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +1 386-402-7439
Excellent
91%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 114 reviews

Uncle Chicken's

Reviewed By Pat J - New Smyrna Beach, Florida

as first time visitors, we were given five samples to try...only outdoor seating...very surprisingly diverse menu...food was good...moderate price...friendly service...order at counter

7. Cafe Verde

Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 386-957-3958
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 483 reviews

Cafe Verde

Reviewed By acg74 - New York

My family and I ate here and we were all very happy with everything we ordered. We started with the ceviche traditional, guacamole and salsa sampler. It was a great way to taste a few different things. Then we had the pork tacos, pork gyro, red rice, black beans and maduros. Delicious! We'll be back!

8. Corkscrew Bar & Grille

235 Canal St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7005 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 386-957-3955
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 576 reviews

Corkscrew Bar & Grille

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Reviewed By Cyndi C

This is the second time we have visited the Corkscrew. Both times were excellent. Our server was Tyler and he was friendly, funny, and efficient. He made suggestions and provided us with really really good service. Come here for good drinks, great food, and awesome...MoreThank you! We can't wait for your third visit. We will keep the good times coming.

9. McKenna's Place

1443 S Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7604 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 16 +1 386-409-3355
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 530 reviews

McKenna's Place

We are a Full Service Restaurant, Raw Bar, and Bar with something for everyone! We have over 33 TV's for you and your family to watch your favorite sporting events. We pride ourselves on offering a large variety Menu at a good price with great quality and amazing service! Try us out today!!! Don't forget to do Call Ahead Seating!

Reviewed By jbwMarietta - Marietta, GA

We have been going to McKenna's for years. Their food is always good quality and the service is quick. The management has been the same for years and we always make this our first stop when we arrive in town. The specials offered are original and their beer selection is always improving.

10. Taco Shack

642 N Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-6466 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 386-428-9882
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 293 reviews

Taco Shack

Reviewed By Dennis P - Johnson City, New York, United States

We visited twice and had Tidal Wave Tripleta (chicken, Ham, Pork and cheese), 3 sets of Tacos (Shack, Fly Fish & Tacos de Hector), Emmy's Empanados - 2 fresh made stuffed with minced beef and Beachin' Burrita a large tortilla stuffed with chicken and topped with a great savoury sauce - yummy all round !

We had $2 cans of beer to wash it all down.

There is a little bit of a wait and it is well worth it.

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