Where to Eat in Port Canaveral: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Discover the best restaurant in Port Canaveral, United States including Vargas Cafe, Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, Florida's Fresh Grill, Preacher Bar, Remy, I Dream of Yogurt, Zarrella's Italian & Wood Fired Pizza, Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar, Pita Paradise, Euro Kafe' Etcetera
Things to do in Port Canaveral

1. Vargas Cafe

8010 N Atlantic Ave, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-3698 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +1 321-783-9519
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 127 reviews

Vargas Cafe

Reviewed By Sharon L

The owners of this restaurant are happy and helpful and quick to fill your bellies. Every time I come here I feel like family. It's a small joint so don't expect anything elaborate. However the food is outstanding and the service is just like being in your mom's kitchen. I definitely recommend!

2. Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill

610 Glen Cheek Dr, Port Canaveral, FL 32920-4557 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 39 +1 321-784-4533
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill

Causal waterfront dining downstairs, covered patio, indoor sports bar, and sun deck with Tiki bar upstairs..From fresh fish and fine wine, to a hot burger and cold beer, we have something for everyone!!

Reviewed By Steve R - Bolton, United Kingdom

I love this place, I called in on quiz night and the atmosphere was fantastic. I ordered the Mahi dinner which was delicious and a beer called Big Wave by Kona from Hawaii, all in all it was superb. Highly recommended, check it out you'll love it !!

3. Florida's Fresh Grill

2039 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-3312 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 52 +1 321-613-5649
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Florida's Fresh Grill

OPEN AT 4:30 PM EVERY NIGHT ! Please excuse the remodel dust as we transform our shopping center ! At Florida's Fresh Grill, we offer a variety of Fresh Fish, Chicken, in -house hand cut Steaks, award winning home-made soups, salads,desserts and sauces( TRY THE KEY LIME PIE ! ).We also offer a FULL liquor bar and wine list, all at very reasonable prices.Unlimited FREE off road parking ! Open daily until 10 pm, with "Happiest Hour" Sunday-Thursday 4:30 until 6pm. We are an "upscale casual" restaurant. Out of respect for our other guests, please choose appropriate attire. NO TANK TOPS,BEACHWEAR,or STROLLERS PLEASE ! Come in, relax, and enjoy the best Food and Superior Service that Florida has to offer ! Bill & Susan

Reviewed By Dawn R - Bel Air, Maryland

We have visited this restaurant two times now and both visits were great. The outside is going thru construction so don't judge the place by that. The inside is beautiful. They have a great menu that changes to "keep things fresh". Large selection of fresh...MoreGoooooooo MATT !! We are within walking distance from most area hotels !! FREE unlimited parking too ! Bill

4. Preacher Bar

8699 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-4339 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Late Night SGD 8 - SGD 24 +1 321-613-4629
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 363 reviews

Preacher Bar

Preacher Bar is an escape from the chaos of everyday life. Through our amazing Hospitality, perfectly prepared food and cocktails, and relaxed atmosphere, we create a "Perfect State of Mind" in everyone who enters our restaurant. We are the destination that has always seemed out of reach but is really just around the corner. At Preacher Bar, we strive to be the favorite place to escape and share good times with family and friends.

Reviewed By rjparisien1 - Merritt Island, Florida

Decided to go on a Saturday for lunch and the free Bloody Mary. The drink was spicy, which we liked. I ordered the short rib sandwich and it was good, however my sister ordered the French dip and it was delicious. Hers came with fries which were also good. A must try is the Mac n cheese - yum o! Will go back to try the pulled pork nachos which looked fabulous. Service was excellent.

5. Remy

Disney Dream, Port Canaveral, FL Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +1 800-951-3532
Excellent
83%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Remy

Reviewed By EUtravelgal - Zug, Switzerland

Remy provides a fine dining experience a la Disney, and tries hard to recreate a fine dining exoerience in France. While the food quality and preparation is excellent--it should be. The price is akin to the restaurants they try to emulate. (For a 5 course tasting menu the price is $95 plus tax and gratuity--and if you opt for the wine pairings, that sets you back another $105.)

Let's start with service: a nice touch--staff seem to all hail from France. However, from the moment we walked in we were patronized to the point of embarrassment while the waitstaff explained to us what a Michelin star was (!) and how tasting menus worked--they were even so presumptive to suggest what my husband and I should be ordering!!! As we finished each course they stood over us expectantly, waiting to hear what a fabulous dish it was. After the meal no fewer than 3 waitstaff quizzed us on our favorite part of the menu. Predictably, they each agreed with us, no matter what we said. There is no other way to describe the amount of attention we received than exhausting. We live in Europe so are quite familiar with France, which we explained in the beginning of the meal. They did not take the hint.

With regard to the food, we cannot fault it. It was creative and well executed, with wonderful flavors. The beef dishes were done in the typical sous vide manner, and as such a bit boring, albeit high quality.

Wine: where do I begin? They have a very impressive list of screaming eagles and other such showy labels. The prices on some of the higher end more common wines were outrageous (but our waiter pointed out to us what a great deal they were since tax was not added because we were at sea!). We opted for the wine pairing menu because we were interested in having several complimentary wines. At $105 per person, We did not so much object to the wine price, but felt totally taken advantage of when we discovered that each pour was about a half dL (in comparison, most fine restaurants in France will pour at least 1 dL). This was not disclosed in the menu. To add insult, our first glass of champagne was flat--literally. It was replaced without comment. We think it must have been leftover from brunch. Finally, a glass of Sauternes was served with our very tart lemon dessert, which for me just didn't work. Regardless, I left the nearly the entire glass of wine but was never offered an alternative. When we were asked I did disclose that I didn't care for the combination, bit was never asked if I would like an alternative. Again, this would have never happened in any type of restaurant run by a Michelin starred chef.

After we were presented with the bill, we were subtly encouraged to leave an additional gratuity (as the waiter "explained" the charges to us). Total damage was $460 for two tasting menus and two wine pairings.

With this specialty restaurant onboard the Disney Fantasy, restaurant Disney seeks to play in the big league--and if they want to do that, the experience needs to be flawless, which it is far from. Save your money and go to any number of French restaurants on the mainland.

6. I Dream of Yogurt

4295 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-3511 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options +1 321-613-3988
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

I Dream of Yogurt

Reviewed By redtedals - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Grab a tub and choose your flavour and topping, you then pay by weight of the tub. You do need to watch that you don't go overboard but don't think it works out too expensive and you get exactly what you want. Love the concept

7. Zarrella's Italian & Wood Fired Pizza

8801 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-4210 Outdoor Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 39 +1 321-613-3008
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 222 reviews

Zarrella's Italian & Wood Fired Pizza

Here at Zarrella's Italian & Wood Fired Pizza, we offer quality Italian favorites and wood fired pizza at a reasonable price and phenomenal service.

Reviewed By tom646 - Belmont, New Hampshire

Located in a large building it share only a small amount of signage. Pleasant entryway, friendly atmosphere and personable and animated staff. Great selection of entrees from pizza and subs to more substantial fare. Garden salads were fresh and well prepared. We ordered a brick oven pizza and it was fantastic. Not a lot of grease and a well cooked crust. Prices were reasonable

8. Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar

505 Glen Cheek Dr, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-4501 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 321-868-2226
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar

Grills Restaurant and Tiki Bar was established in 1997. Obsession Fishing Charters was started in 1986 out of Port Canaveral Florida, from what is now known as Sunrise Fish, Dive, Surf. The business expanded in 1992 to include a head boat fishing vessel, Ocean Obsession II. In 1994, Dolphins Leap was purchased and renamed Sunrise Marina. Constant improvements to Sunrise have been made since its purchase. Including 140 mph wind proof storage buildings installed in 2005, new floating docks and a 24,000 lb forklift to launch boats. After the acquisition of Sunrise Marina, in 1997 Grills Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar was built on the waters edge of the marina. The restaurant was an immediate success and has continued to be improved and expanded. In the summer of 2010, we open our Grills Riverside in Melbourne, Florida. The location features a beautiful waterfront view, convenient boat and sea plane access. Both restaurants feature the same awesome menu, local musicians and artwork.

Reviewed By Debelu - Orlando, Florida

Everything is good but Grills prides themselves on their marinated, grilled fish. I switched from the Mahi Mahi whenl I discovered File, a light, white fish that after marinating overnight becomes a delicious fish sandwich. Breakfast is also very good with Crab Benedict, one of their specialties, I still prefer the regular Eggs Benedict. Grills is located at Port Canaveral and on Sunday mornings one of Royal Caribbean's largest ships is parked right next door. Many people come in around 4:00 for a drink at the bar and to watch the cruise ships head out for the next cruise.

9. Pita Paradise

225 W Cocoa Beach Cswy, White Rose Plaza, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-3538 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 321-784-4874
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 454 reviews

Pita Paradise

Reservation is recommended for a party of 5 and up ...

Reviewed By michelesT4655OK

Wonderful experience! Our party had lamb, beef, focacia, and the sampler. Everything was done perfectly. Will definitely return. Restaurant is small so recommend reservations for dinner.

10. Euro Kafe' Etcetera

6811 N Atlantic Ave Ste A, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-3885 Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards German, Polish, European, Central European, Hungarian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 12 - SGD 29 +1 321-866-3178
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Euro Kafe' Etcetera

Euro Kafe Etcetera is like going back in time and visiting a European Grandmothers kitchen. Chef Mark, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has lived and worked in Europe in many facets of the food industry. Try one of his homemade masterpiece soups and one of his freshly pounded schnitzels. Finish it off with a piece of his German chocolate cake, signature eclair pie, or some bourbon soaked bread pudding.

Reviewed By Arlene M - Melbourne, Florida

I'm always looking for good home made German cooking. I food Euro Kafe' on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. Euro Kafe' is located in a strip mall on Atlantic Ave. in Cape Canaveral. The Restaurant as be easily missed if you're not looking for it. The interior is quaint and inviting. While there are only six tables inside with a larger room in the back for a group of 15 they do except reservations. We were warmly greeted and given menus. We decided to try the Braised Pork Shank with German Potato salad and Spaetzle. Pure meals were delivered quickly. The Braised Pork served with a brown glaze was delicious and falling off the bone tender. While I didn't not care for the potato salad (my grandmother always made hers with bacon, onion, and vinegar), so I think it's a matter of what you're used to. The Spaetzle was also a surprising treat made with onions giving it a nice twist. While we couldn't finish our entree we could NOT pass up dessert. We both decided to the bread pudding with rum sauce. The dessert was another pleasant surprise. I have to say that if you're looking for some authentic German cooking, look no farther than Euro Kafe' Etcetera. I found Euro Kafe' Etcetera a "Surprising Gem" and give it a thumbs up!

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