Daytona Beach Seafood Restaurants for Always Fresh Flavors

Families vacationing in Daytona Beach may come for the beach, but they love the local food scene. These Daytona Beach seafood restaurants are one reason why. Daily fresh catches, fun handhelds, and regional flair makes each meal a beachy dining experience. Scroll to find a favorite.

Daytona Beach Seafood Restaurants Travelers With Great Reviews

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Aunt Catfish’s On The River

In the south, it doesn’t get much better than Southern seafood. Aunt Catfish’s On The River delivers just that with homestyle cooking and a staff that treats guests like family. Plus, it’s a local family-owned favorite.

The restaurant serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Start with wings or smoked fish dip. Then select from fish sandwiches, seafood bowls and salads, fried favorites and catch of the day. Aunt Catfish’s On The River also serves alligator tail, crab, catfish, oysters and shrimp. In addition, children and seniors have their own menu options. After the meal, order some cinnamon rolls – a specialty for more than 45 years.

Crabby’s Oceanside

Located steps away from the beach, Crabby’s Oceanside is a must for anyone looking for beachside views. Visitors will also enjoy local seafood caught from area suppliers.

Come for lunch or dinner, and get access to a selection of fish, tacos, oysters and other options. Appetizers include creamy crab and spinach dip, easy peel shrimp and calamari. For the main course, try clam chowder, grouper, lobster platter, crab cakes, snapper and shrimp. In addition, guests may order tacos, salads, combos and sandwiches.

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Caribbean Jack’s

This waterfront restaurant and bar overlooks Halifax River and Loggerhead Marina. While digging into seafood, visitors can watch boats and look for local wildlife.

Caribbean Jack’s opens for lunch and dinner and hosts live entertainment. Starters range from gator bites and crab cakes to chowder and small salads. Then choose from fish sandwiches, salmon, fried seafood and fresh grouper. Steamed options include crab legs and shrimp.

Ocean Deck Restaurant and Beach Club

Ranked among the best Daytona Beach seafood restaurants for more than 50 years, Ocean Deck is a legend. Guests not only love its family-owned style but also nightly live music. Plus, three decks offer outdoor seating with ocean views.

To kick off the lunch and dinner experience, try the nautical nachos or coconut shrimp. Then order crab legs, lobster tail, salmon, fish and chips, shrimp and tuna steaks. For something hearty, try the Castaway Combo with mahi mahi, Gulf shrimp and crab legs.

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Crab Stop

The Crab Stop – a favorite Daytona Beach seafood restaurant for casual vibes – has two locations in the area. Visitors will find them in historic midtown and near International Speedway. In addition to convenient locations, guests also love the hearty portions.

Crab Stop serves lunch and dinner. Start with conch fritters, oysters or crawfish. Seafood lovers will find shrimp, crab cakes, crab legs, fish sandwiches and clams. To keep it simple, try a combo. These entrees feature garlic crabs, shrimp, sausage and veggies.

Charlie Horse Restaurant

Charlie Horse Restaurant has served the area for more than 25 years and remains a family-owned favorite. The restaurant specializes in all-you-can-eat crab and has plenty of other seafood options.

To sample some local favorites, try the shrimp. For lunch or dinner, select from fish sandwiches, po’ boys, mahi mahi, haddock and fried bites. The Captain Brian’s seafood sampler has shrimp, snow crab, and a fish filet. Or order the fried seafood combo with the catch of the day. In addition, guests enjoy the gumbo and shrimp skewers.

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Riptides Raw Bar and Grill

For a casual but low-key ambiance, head to Riptides Raw Bar and Grill. This spot offers fresh seafood as well as live music and welcomes surfers. It’s the perfect mix of classic flair and fun.

First order the shrimp and avocado spring rolls or lobster flatbread. Then choose from a full raw bar with oysters, fish sandwiches and tacos, tuna steak, mahi, salmon and other fresh fish. Seafood fans will also find crab legs, scallops, and seafood mac and cheese.

Joe’s Crab Shack

Joe’s Crab Shack operates locations all over the U.S. Its Daytona Beach restaurant welcomes all ages and sits directly on the ocean, so visitors enjoy the view, too.

Calamari and shrimp rank as popular appetizers. Next guests can sample seafood combos, steam pots, crab buckets, fried seafood and sandwiches. During certain times of year, seafood lovers come for the oysters. In addition, Joe’s Crab Shack serves family meals to-go, so everyone can eat in their favorite place.

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