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steves100
07-16-2011, 03:51 PM
Will be staying the night before the cruise. Have done this before, but, we only ate at fast food places.

Is there any good restaurants near the ocean?

Thanks

Steve

mmouse37
07-16-2011, 03:55 PM
Will be staying the night before the cruise. Have done this before, but, we only ate at fast food places.

Is there any good restaurants near the ocean?

Thanks

Steve

Will you have a car? If so their is Grill's and Fishlips right on the channel.

MJ

TiaMaria
07-16-2011, 04:32 PM
Check out this link to Shirley's Helpful Thread (which is located alphabetically on the DIS DCL FAQ sticky on the main page of the DCL forum).

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1520273

Since Shirley is local and the proprietor of The Perfect Gift, she has kindly researched many of the restaurants in the area that are great and that DISers frequent.

There are many on here that will also give you a discount if you show your hotel key or mention these boards - just read in Shirley's descriptions....

tinkrbell929
07-16-2011, 07:01 PM
going to fishlips this monday night :banana:.. never been so i cant comment on the food.. but the webcam atop the restaurant is awesome... (for ship stalkers!)

portcanaveralwebcam.com

PiperG
07-16-2011, 07:39 PM
We like Kelsey's. It is not on the channel but the food is good (italian) and the place has a great casual atmosphere.

Beth D
07-17-2011, 05:26 AM
:thumbsup2I second Fishlips! :thumbsup2We found it by accident this year after a day at Kennedy/Cocoa Beach and it was delish!

My dad is "one of those guys" who interrogates the servers as to how everything is prepared, how long it's grilled, where the fish is caught, the clam's grandmothers second cousins name....:rotfl:

He got the clams and said they were the best he'd ever had. They had really good casual atmosphere (we had swimsuits on under tee's and shorts).

Fantastic nachos, I got some balslamic chicken thing with mozzarella, really nice variety of things on the menu and even my picky son got seconds on dessert. Not bad pricing either.

ETA - it's not right on the ocean, but is on the channel where the cruise ships and charter boats go out.

aidtrismommy
07-17-2011, 06:55 AM
Kelsey's is delicious. It is right next to the Radisson. Really good italian food/pizza/pasta/etc.

lovedvc
07-17-2011, 07:59 AM
:thumbsup2Fishlips has my vote too:thumbsup2 We've been there twice and will be going again in a few weeks. Great food, great atmosphere and very reasonably priced. You can't go wrong with fishlips.

kasha321
07-17-2011, 08:16 AM
going to fishlips this monday night :banana:.. never been so i cant comment on the food.. but the webcam atop the restaurant is awesome... (for ship stalkers!)

portcanaveralwebcam.com

That is such an incredible sight!!:yay: I haven't seen this before and when the site opened up, my tummy did a little excited flip when I saw the ship in port! Will be cruising in Dec and this will be so much fun watching other ships leave. Thanks for sharing:thumbsup2

slk
07-17-2011, 10:13 AM
We ate at Grills the day before our cruise left and took this pic of my
kids as Disney Dream was leaving. The food was very good:thumbsup2http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll175/sherryk66/6-27-11007.jpg

Nikki'sMommy
07-17-2011, 02:09 PM
We loved Grills last Oct.. They had live music, good food, the service was great and awesome margaritas :)

kathi
07-17-2011, 02:17 PM
We love Izzy's Bistro.

http://www.izzysbistroflorida.com/

poohj80
07-17-2011, 05:46 PM
If you go to Fish Lips, be sure to walk around the left side of the entrance and eat upstairs. Inside is a bit dressier (white table cloths) and doesn't have the view or relaxed atmosphere as the upstairs has.

I like them both, but prefer Grills over Fish Lips...best rum runners around! ;)

jjgarv
07-17-2011, 06:49 PM
We've gone out to eat at Fish Lips, and it was very good and fun!

However, the past several cruises, we've gotten pizza (take-out) from Kelsey's and brought it back to the pool. That way, the kids can keep swimming...no need to drag them out, dry them off, get them dressed, and load them in the car...and eat right at the pool. :thumbsup2

Dmtaylor3
07-17-2011, 08:27 PM
Kelseys, mentioned earlier in this thread, is on restaurant.com. Bought certificate but be aware the certificates are not good friday or saturdays.

fla4fun
07-18-2011, 04:00 AM
We love Izzy's Bistro.

http://www.izzysbistroflorida.com/

Me too! I was over at Cocoa Beach for just one night last week, and that's where I had dinner. They have great food! It's also not too far from the usual cruise hotels, so if you don't have a car, it wouldn't be an expensive taxi ride.

I also like Grills, as much for the food as the view. But if I had to choose one or the other, based on food alone, I think Izzy's would beat Grills, but not by much.

tjb1055
07-18-2011, 06:52 AM
For anyone who has a car and is planning on venturing out (perhaps a NASA tour), we highly recommend Dixie Crossroads Seafood in Titusville. We found this restaurant looking for a place to eat in Titusville and absolutely loved it! Their specialty is rock shrimp and other types of local shrimp. The restaurant is casual and each table gets a basket of hot corn fritters with powdered sugar (yum) once you sit down. They also have great sweet tea, which is nice to have since you won't find this on the cruise.

Here is a link to their menu in case you are interested in learning more:

http://dixiecrossroads.com/menu/?mobify=0

templed
07-18-2011, 11:39 AM
Love Fishlips... I had a Blackened Swordfish Sandwich... MMMMMMM yum.

Plus... they had Bluepoint Toasted Ale on tap. (First time I had a beer made a couple miles down the road from me in Long Island... in Florida).

finnaddict98
07-18-2011, 12:25 PM
Grill's.....go no further than Grill's.....great place, great people, great atmoshpere....