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Around Daytona : Restaurant Guide

There are many great places to eat in Daytona Beach. Listed below are a few of our favorites. Whether you're looking for a casual seafood dinner overlooking the ocean, an elegant steak dinner or an authentic Mexican Fiesta, you'll find it close to the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn!

American Cuisine

Traders Restaurant
At the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn
2225 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach .:. 386.253.8338

Traders has been a local favorite since 1967. This beautiful island style restaurant overlooks a lush, oceanfront pool deck. The restaurant offers a bountiful breakfast buffet at no extra charge. They are known for their Prime Rib, Ribs, and great sandwiches. Breakfast is quick and delicious. Traders also offers a Childrens Menu and early bird specials and full bar service. Open daily from 7am to 9pm. The friendliest wait staff in town.

Stonewood Grill & Tavern
1078 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange .:. 386.760.2282
As a dinner-only restaurant, Stonewood is a warm, comfortable, inviting place where guests are provided an exceptional dining experience. The flavor of hand-cut steaks and market fresh seafood cooked over an oak burning grill further enhances the dining experience. The restaurant features an ample wine selection with more than 30 wines available by the glass.

Monterey Grill
1665 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange .:. 386.761.6868
If you are looking for casual dining in an elegant atmosphere look no further. Delicious food inspired by the freshness of California awaits you at the Monterey Grill, which was voted the "best all around restaurant" in 2008. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Beer, Wine and specialty coffees are available.

Hyde Park at the Hilton Oceanwalk Village
100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach .:. 386.226.9844
Hyde Park's chefs are experts in preparing the best available aged steaks in a variety of classic and nouveau styles, including Steak ala Oscar, Steak au Poivre, and Tournedos au Bleu. There's nothing like a great steak! Hyde Park also features a great selection of fish. A perfect special occasion restaurant with award-winning menus and an extensive wine list.

Hound Dogs
168 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach .:. 386.236.9984
Just minutes from the beach, come in and enjoy our "ELVIS" themed hot dog, sandwich and salad shop. Delicious Sabretts hot dogs on New England Style bun. Choose from over 20 toppings plus our homemade Chili Sauce. Also serving homemade Eastern North Carolina Pull Pork BBQ Sandwich, Crumble Burgers, 6" Meatball Sub, Grilled Chicken Sub, Southwest Salad or Grilled Chicken Salad and much more. Enjoy Nachos and Cheese or Fully Load them with any toppings and homemade Chili. Daily specials, plus year round Feed a Family of Four for $19.95 includes 6 dogs, 4 sides, 4 sodas. SERVING BEER AND WINE. Hours: 11 - 6 Monday thru Friday; 11 - 3 on Saturday, plus extended hours during event dates, Located in Downtown Daytona Beach just 1 Block North of International Speedway Boulevard Bridge.

Seafood Specialties

Bay Street Seafood Market and Grill
141 Bay Street, Daytona Beach .:. 386.255.8650

This is a wonderful little seafood restaurant in the heart of Daytona Beach. Featuring perfect fried shrimp and delightfully seasoned crab cakes that are almost entirely crabmeat, this casual restaurant also offers outdoor seating, and serves beer and wine only. Open for lunch and dinner.

Bonefish Grill
814 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach .:. 386.615.7889
A fresh seafood restaurant where you can enjoy modern interpretations of fresh market fish, grilled specialties and big city cocktails in a casual, yet rich and sophisticated atmosphere. Open for dinner. The Bang Bang Shrimp are amazing!

Boondocks on the River
3948 S. Peninsula Dr., Wilbur-by-the-Sea .:. 386.760.9001
Casual outside dining at its best! Enjoy absolutely delicious entrees, salads, burgers and sandwiches while experiencing the most beautiful sunsets imaginable. Open for lunch and dinner.

Inlet Harbor Marina & Restaurant
133 Inlet Harbor Rd., Ponce Inlet .:. 386.767.3266
It's hard to say what's more notable at this casual waterfront restaurant; the scenic views of birds, boats and the lighthouse, or the savory flavors that go into the many incredible steak, chicken and seafood dishes on the menu. Dine inside or out. Open for lunch and dinner.

Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club
127 S. Ocean Ave., Daytona Beach .:. 386.253.5224
Located one block south of the Daytona Beach Pier, the Ocean Deck has been a Daytona Beach tradition for over 40 years. This great restaurant offers Oceanfront dining in a very casual, laid-back atmosphere. Dine inside or out, join in a volleyball game or sit on the deck and enjoy the view. There is something for everyone at the Ocean Deck Restaurant and Beach Club. Open 11am to 2pm. Free Valet Parking. If you like your food a little spicy, be sure to try their Rasta Sauce – great on a grilled fish sandwich!

International Flavors

The Cellar Restaurant
220 Magnolia Avenue, Daytona Beach .:. 386.258.0011
The Cellar is the number 1 rated Restaurant by It offers fine Italian Dining in an atmosphere that is both warm and intimate. The Cellar is located in the cellar of the seasonal home of President Warren G. Harding. Owner's Sam and Lina Maggio are wonderful and gracious hosts who pay attention to all the small details. Chef Sam Maggio graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has over 20 years of experience. The Cellar is the perfect spot for any special occasion, and is open for dinner only Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. Reservations are recommended.

Maria Bonita
1784 S. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach .:. 386.767.9512
If you are looking for authentic Mexican food and Cuban specialties, look no further. Family owned and operated this great Mexican Restaurants offers both indoor and outdoor patio dining. Specialties include Fajitas, Tamales, Chile Relleno, Pollo en Mole, and Enchiladas. The margaritas are fantastic and they have a great selection of Mexican Beer. Open for lunch and dinner.

Ronin Sushi & Bar
111 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach .:. 386.252.6320
Ronin is the most energetic place to enjoy a delightful array of sushi with tapas style service in the Daytona Beach Area. Specializing in sushi and imported Saki, they offer the very best Sushi and Wasabi Ribs. Open for dinner.

Zen Bistro
112 Bay Street, Daytona Beach .:. 386.248.3071
Located in a little house, this Thai restaurant offers service that is both fast and friendly. The menu is priced very reasonably and offers a wide variety of Thai food. Everything is freshly made and can be served mild to hot. Their Curries and Pad Thai are great, and the Eggplant Stir Fry served with steamed Jasmine Rice is highly recommended. Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday, and dinner on Saturday.

Siam Spice Thai Restaurant
101 Bay Street, Daytona Beach .:. 386.252.8792
Siam spice offers authentic Thai cuisine in a stylish and relaxed environment. The large menu offers a varied Thai menu. The food is fresh and the preparation is excellent. The amount of spice used in any menu item can be altered to fit your own taste. In 2008, Siam Spice’s Lemongrass Soup won an award for best soup! This is a wonderful spot for lunch or dinner.

Takeya Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar
220 Williamson Blvd., Ormond Beach .:. 386.615.7600
Be thoroughly entertained by Takeya's masterful chefs in the highly energized Hibachi dining room, or just relax in the intimate and romantic underwater setting of their Sushi and Pan-Asian dining room. Takeya will satisfy your palate with the most tender and succulent hand-cut steaks, juicy chicken, and the freshest seafood. Open for lunch and dinner.

Breakfast & More

Pat's Riverfront Cafe
3300 S. Peninsula Drive, Port Orange .:. 386.756.8070
A hidden gem, this homey diner is stuck incongruously behind a tiny marina. To find your way into Pat's, turn just north of the giant boathouse (you'll see it) and head into the lot toward the river. After you've parked, take in the sailboats bobbing on the Intracoastal, then follow the porch toward the smell of coffee, grits and good cheer. Great eggs, real grits, huge pancakes and more at a very reasonable price. Breakfast and lunch, cash only.

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