4 Foodie Destinations in Daytona

When you’re visiting Sea Shells Beach Club, there are plenty of places to eat and drink, from dives to five-star joints. But if you’re truly a foodie, these establishments will be well worth your while.

Dancing Avocado
This extremely popular place on south Beach Street gets consistent rave reviews (just check it out on Yelp). They particularly cater to vegetarians and health-conscious eaters, but don’t let that sway you if you’re an herbivore. The eclectic farm-fresh menu includes everything from Tofu Scramble on Toast to Salmon Taco Triplettes and the Uber Rueben. They also have a menu of made-to-order fresh squeezed juices.

The Cellar Restaurant
The Cellar Restaurant on Magnolia Ave. is just that, located in the basement of President Warren G. Harding’s former home. Don’t be fooled by the words “cellar” and “basement” though. This high-end Italian restaurant is the perfect example of Daytona Beach’s blossoming culinary scene. The dining room is cozy and intimate, kind of like a luxurious private wine cellar.

The robust menu includes antipasti and salads, pasta, meat, and seafood dishes. A favorite is the tender lamb shank in a rich wine-based sauce. Ask to see the creative dessert selection. Attire is business casual and reservations are recommended.

Our Deck Down Under
If you’re ready to get your seafood on, Our Deck Down Under on Dunlawton St. is the place to do it. Serving up fresh seafood prepared in all the favorite traditional ways, customers can expect peel n’ eat shrimp, oysters served and steamed on the half shell, and a variety of grilled fish sandwiches. This place is a very laid back private deck overlooking the Halifax River.

Martini’s Chophouse
Hip ambience, local and natural organic ingredients, seasonal produce and fare for both herbivore and carnivore: This sums up the varying menu at Martini’s Chophouse on Ridgewood Ave. Baked-fresh-in-house bread make burgers and sandwiches menu favorites along with their creamy tomato basil soup, artful salads and grilled salmon with floral jasmine rice. The huge outdoor eating area features fire tables and waterfalls.

Daytona’s culinary scene is burgeoning with new and exciting places to satisfy your inner foodie. Tell us about some of your favorite Daytona area restaurants.

Photo courtesy of Daytona Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.

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