Cocoa Beach Restaurant Suggestions

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  1. thepeacekeeper

    thepeacekeeper Mouseketeer

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    We are staying at the Comfort Inn in Cocoa Beach before our Western and I was looking for restaurant suggestions. I would especially like a good seafood place, if one exists! :thanks:
     
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  3. JanDave

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    I suggest Grills.

    See you on the Magic in 2 weeks, 3 days!

    Jan
     
  4. Renysmom

    Renysmom <font color=darkorchid>Just wondering what is goin

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    We didnt find many great places to eat at Cocoa Beach... There is a pizza, pasta place right next door to the Radission that was very good and not very expensive. We would go there again
     
  5. DVCconvert

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    I've often enjoyed Durango's steakhouse, and also La Fiesta (formerly the Moon Hut).

    HTH
     
  6. Capt_BJ

    Capt_BJ So Many Times

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    Radisson at the Port is technically Cape Canaveral, about 5 miles north of Cocoa Beach. At the port is Millikan Reef, Rusty's, Fishlips and Grills.

    In Cocoa I'd recommend

    Florida's Seafood, 480 W Cocoa Bch Cswy (highway 520) for fish

    or if game for Bavarian - Heildberg

    or if you want ocean view Coconuts on the outside deck
     
  7. DisneyTripReports

    DisneyTripReports Earning My Ears

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    We always make it a point to eat at Florida's Seafood at 520 which is family friendly. They are known for their rockshrimp which are awesome. We were just there a month ago and they said that they haven't been able to get rockshrimp in a while now - that their boats were coming back empty. They recommended some Georgia Sweets instead and they were good but no substitute for the rockshrimp in my opinion.

    If you have children they will love the large fish tanks. There is also a guy that wanders around the restaurant and will create balloon animals/objects which my daughter always greatly appreciates. He has never disappointed her yet and he usually throws in a magic trick, joke or a riddle as well. There is no charge for the balloon but we always give him a good tip.

    We will be back in May and if they don't have rockshrimp then, we may go eat elsewhere. Rusty's has good food too but it's a very basic atmosphere in comparison.

    Have a great cruise!
     
  8. thepeacekeeper

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    Thanks for all the great suggestions!
     
  9. Capt_BJ

    Capt_BJ So Many Times

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    If you want to kick it up a notch (aka you are not entertaining kids)

    you may want to look at Mango Tree or Black Tulip (Google either for menu)

    These are a bit nicer places and have been around for over 20 years... Florida's Sea' is a bit "family" while these two are suitable for special occasions...
     
  10. thepeacekeeper

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    I did a little research on the rock shrimp and now you got me thinking that is the way to go! I hadn't heard of them before and I'm very curious. I know the Georgia white shrimp would probably be a decent substitute, but..... It's pretty bad when I have to think so hard about where to eat BEFORE the cruise! ;)
     

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