Among the best things to do in Daytona Beach are great restaurants for couples. Daytona Beach is one of Florida's Atlantic Coast's most popular getaway destinations, known for its beautiful white sand beaches and top regional attractions.
Couples in town for a weekend at the beach or the track can enjoy a plethora of fine dining options, ranging from elegant 20th-century-style supper clubs and authentic Italian restaurants to global fusion joints and health-conscious options highlighting vegan and vegetarian fare.
1. 31 Supper Club
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31 Supper Club is an upscale supper club in Ormond Beach, opened to the public on New Year's Day 2015. The charming Prohibition-style restaurant showcases some of the final remaining art pieces from Battleship House owner Frederick Dana Marsh, including his masterpieces The Amazon and Timicuan Princess. Zebra-patterned chairs are meant to evoke the splendor of New York City's famed El Morocco nightclub, while a main bar salvaged from a Chicago speakeasy is meant to recall the heyday of gangsters such as Al Capone. High-quality entrees served up nightly include duck marsala, housemade pasta and hanger steak, scallop risotto, and the restaurant's signature surf and turf platter, prepared with filet mignon and softshell crab. A dance floor is offered during the evening hours, showcasing live music performances throughout the week. Browse things to do in Ormond Beach during your stay.
31 W Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, Phone: 386-275-1625
2. Anna's Trattoria Italian, Daytona Beach, FL
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Anna's Trattoria Italian is a top-rated Daytona Beach restaurant showcasing traditional Italian comfort food in a chandelier-lit dining room, creating the perfect romantic atmosphere for first dates or return anniversaries alike. The cash-only restaurant offers both dine-in and takeout service at dinner hours, serving up classic chicken, veal, seafood, and eggplant entrees such as parmigiana, marsala, scaloppini di vitello, and cacciatore. Handmade pasta dishes range from ravioli and cannelloni to gourmet gnocchi and risotto entrees prepared with the restaurant's special alfredo sauce. All entrees are served with house bruschetta and diners' choice of salad or soup. Extensive beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverage menus are available to complement all meals. Browse our things to do in Florida guide for more ideas.
304 Seabreeze Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, Phone: 386-239-9624
3. Restaurants in Daytona Beach: Azure
Azure is the signature restaurant of the Shores Resort and Spa, serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner service seven days a week in a beautiful, romantic oceanfront setting. The beachfront restaurant was reopened in 2014 following the hotel's extensive modernization and renovation, now featuring lush, swanky interiors and a gorgeous elevated outdoor terrace looking out over the restaurant's oceanside poolside. Couples can enjoy seafood paella service for two, featuring snow crab clusters, jumbo shrimp, and scallops in chorizo-seasoned rice. A la carte entrees include coffee-braised short ribs, Scottish salmon and scallops, chicken paprikash with brown butter spätzle, and tandoori cauliflower steak prepared with zucchini noodles. Casual fare includes daily-rotating chef's specialty flatbreads, mahi mahi sandwiches, and signature Shores burgers prepared with short rib brisket on a potato roll. Explore unique Florida weekend getaway ideas for your romantic vacation.
2637 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118, Phone: 386-322-7230
4. Billy's Tap Room and Grill
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Billy's Tap Room and Grill was originally opened in 1922 as the official team room of the historic Ormond Beach Hotel, overseen by Astor and Plaza Hotels lounge manager Billy MacDonald. Following the facility's purchase in 1926 by MacDonald, it was operated as a restaurant and drugstore, though rumors of secret speakeasy operation ran rampant throughout Prohibition. After the end of Prohibition, the restaurant was converted into the rustic tavern it remains today, operated by married duo Lillian and Doug Rand since 2011. Diners can enjoy delicious classic American land and sea entrees complemented by domestic draft beers, including non-alcoholic beer options. A twilight bar menu features selections such as Maryland crab cakes, beer-battered haddock and chips, and chopped steak with mushroom sauce.
58 E Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32176, Phone: 386-672-1910
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5. Chart House, Daytona Beach, FL
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Chart House is an upscale chain eatery originally founded in 1961 by Buzzy Bent and Joey Cabell. Today, the seafood chain offers locations along the United States' Atlantic and Pacific Ocean coastlines, including a location along the beautiful Daytona Beach Waterfront. Impressive views have earned the restaurant a ranking as one of OpenTable's most scenic restaurants in America. Diners can choose from a variety of creative seafood and steakhouse entrees, including signature fish specialties such as crispy wok-fried whole fish, snapper Hemingway, Key West swordfish, and coconut shrimp served with a trio of dipping sauces. Prime rib, filet mignon, and other choice cuts can be accompanied by seafood options as well, including Alaskan king crab and lobster tails.
1100 Marina Point Dr, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: 386-255-9022, website
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6. Chez Paul Gourmet Restaurant
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Chez Paul Gourmet Restaurant was originally opened as the Green Dolphin tavern, overseen by former Daytona Beach mayor Paul Carpenell before its transfer to its current ownership and branding in 1999. Today, the intimate restaurant showcases high-end French and Italian fare Wednesdays through Saturdays at dinner service, offering garden patio seating and stunning Halifax River waterfront views. Diners can enjoy upscale land entree options such as steak au poivre, German pork schnitzel, veal piccata, and chicken marsala or select from seafood-focused fare such as pan-seared Chilean sea bass prepared with macadamia nuts or shrimp Papa Paolo with lemon butter and white wine sauce. Reservations are strongly recommended to ensure table service.
927 N Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32117, Phone: 386-252-3588
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7. Chucherias Restaurant
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Chucherias Restaurant is a charming Latin American-Caribbean fusion restaurant in Holly Hill, helmed by executive chef Mayra Rodriguez. The unique restaurant, which is named for the Honduran word for "finger food," serves up comfort fare recipes of Spanish, Honduran, and Caribbean origin, offering patio seating throughout the year, weather permitting. Couples can select from a wide variety of land and sea entrees, including lobster or shrimp machua, arroz con pollo, or Honduran-style beef tenderloin filets prepared with chimol and plantains. Casual fare includes Cuban sandwiches, while shareable appetizers range from cheese corn cakes and Spanish-style patatas bravas to beef turnovers and cod and potato croquettes. An extensive wine list is accompanied by a selection of craft cocktails and a full cafe menu of espresso-based beverages. Browse our Where to Stay in Daytona Beach guide to find the best hotel room for you.
101 2nd St #500, Holly Hill, FL 32117, Phone: 386-239-0548
8. Restaurants in Daytona Beach: Dancing Avocado Kitchen
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Dancing Avocado Kitchen is an eclectic breakfast and lunch staple in Daytona Beach, originally founded in 1998 as an effort to craft unique, health-conscious fare, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The restaurant strives to showcase minimally processed real food, offering indoor and outdoor dining options, including seating on an outdoor waterfront patio. Breakfast favorites include tofu scrambles, sweet and savory vegan waffles, and avocado toasts, accompanied by a la carte items such as tater tots, spam, and eggs. At lunch, couples can share hummus or babaghanoush platters or enjoy a plethora of burger, wrap, and quesadilla options, including vegan chicken wraps and portabella burgers. A full menu of beverage options includes beer, wine, espresso-based coffee beverages, pressed juices, and real fruit smoothies with superfood ingredients.
110 S Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: 386-947-2022, website
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9. Doc Bales' Grill
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Doc Bales' Grill is the signature restaurant of the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, showcasing a plethora of dining options crafted with regionally-sourced seafood. The American-style restaurant, which overlooks Daytona Beach's historic Clocktower, offers indoor and al fresco dining at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including all-you-can-eat prime rib and seafood buffets on the weekends that showcase unlimited crab legs and carved-to-order meat. At regular meal service, couples can choose from Southern-influenced entree options such as chicken and waffles or enjoy seafood-focused fare such as crab cake platters, grilled orange salmon, or pan-seared fresh fish filets. Land and sea sandwiches are also served up, along with shareable appetizers such as tuna poke, chili calamari, and crispy crab bites.
100, 4204, N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, Phone: 386-254-8200
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10. Don Vito's Italian Restaurant
Don Vito's Italian Restaurant is a casual throwback Italian eatery in downtown Daytona Beach's historic retail and arts district, known for its unpretentious, traditional "meals you can't refuse." The mom-and-pop-style joint serves up some of the city's finest Italian fare at lunch and dinner, many of which come from fifth-generation family recipes. Classic pasta dishes include penne alla vodka, baked ziti, and homestyle lasagna, while land and sea fare includes favorites such as shrimp scampi, veal marsala, chicken piccata, and eggplant parmesan. Couples can also share 14 or 18-inch pizzas with toppings such as barbecue chicken, anchovies, broccoli, and ricotta or craft their own specialty calzones and strombolis. For casual lunch dates, hero sandwiches and shareable pizza pinwheels are offered, along with a selection of soups and salads.
137 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: 386-492-7935
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11. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
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Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse is the premiere restaurant of Daytona Beach's Ocean Walk Village Hilton Hotel, offering spectacular panoramic Atlantic Ocean views along the city's pristine white sand beachfront. The classic American steakhouse offering outdoor and indoor seating areas, including a dining terrace which provides the ability to listen to concerts at the city's famed Boardwalk Bandshell. High-quality steak offerings include classics such as petit filet mignon, New York strip, and porterhouse, with specialty preparations such as steak Cabernet, steak au poivre, and steak and lobster platters also available. For an even more special dining experience, a limited selection of dry-aged steaks is available daily, including rich, concentrated 40-day-aged New York strips. Seafood options include pan-seared fresh fish catches, while bar favorites highlight options such as bacon gruyere burgers. 30 wines are available by the glass, along with specialty cocktails and martinis prepared by the restaurant's full-service bar.
100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, Phone: 386-226-9844, website
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12. Restaurants in Daytona Beach: Martini's Organic Restaurant
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Martini's Organic Restaurant is a chic contemporary American restaurant in South Daytona, focusing on locally-sourced organic and natural fare, including selections prepared with grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish, and locally-cultivated produce. The restaurant's menus rotate weekly, highlighting eclectic entree selections such as Bahamian lobster saute, duck breast with Kahula pan sauce, sesame-seared ahi tuna, and New Zealand rack of lamb with peppercorn cream sauce. Vegetarian fare includes delectable options such as baby bella and shiitake mushroom ravioli or zucchini pasta prepared with brussels sprout leaves, heirloom tomatoes, and Chardonnay. Couples can share fine appetizers such as sauteed escargot, buffalo-sriracha crispy calamari, and tuna tartare nachos with wasabi puree. A full-service bar lives up to the restaurant's name, crafting a selection of specialty martinis and cocktails.
1815 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119, Phone: 386-763-1090
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13. Rossellini's Italian Restaurant and Lounge Bar
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Rossellini's Italian Restaurant and Lounge Bar is an authentic, stylish Italian restaurant in Daytona Beach, originally opened to the public in 2008. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner service seven days a week, with outdoor and indoor seating available weather permitting and live music performances on the weekends. Hearty pasta options include fettuccine alfredo, pappardelle alla bolognese, quattro formaggi tortellini with spinach, or fettuccine alla aragosta with lobster. Classic Italian favorites such as veal parmigiana are also available, along with specialty pizzas perfect for sharing, prepared with ingredients such as homemade mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes. A full-service bar offers an impressive international wine list, available alongside craft beer and cocktail options and after-dinner liquors.
136 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, Phone: 386-253-8333
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14. Stonewood Grill and Tavern
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Stonewood Grill and Tavern is a charming chain chophouse in Daytona Beach, originally opened to the public in April of 2017. Polished casual dining experiences are offered up in the restaurant's stylish main dining room and full-service bar, overseen by the Stonewood Holdings restaurant group. Elegant chef's selection entrees include short ribs with butternut squash ravioli, boursin-stuffed beef medallions, and porterhouse pork chops, while seafood options range from preparations such as ginger lime salmon to hearty Southern-fried shrimp platters served with housemade tartar and pineapple-chili sauces. At lunch, couples can enjoy soup and salad combination platters or share appetizers such as house-smoked chicken wings, buffalo shrimp, and bleu cheese chips. An impressive wine list is available to complement all meals, along with house sangrias and modern craft cocktails.
2150 Lpga Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32117, Phone: 386-317-0097, website
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15. Takeya Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar
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Takeya Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar is a charming Ormond Beach hibachi spot, offering one of the Daytona Beach region's most authentic Japanese teppanyaki and sushi bar experiences. The restaurant showcases reasonably-priced Japanese-style entrees, perfect for dates looking for a unique experience on a budget. Clever Pan-Asian entree options include Thai-style coconut curry, lemongrass steak noodles, Vietnamese-style bouillabaisse, and apricot-soy glazed salmon, served up alongside a full menu of teppanyaki platters, including surf and turf options. Diners can also choose from a wide variety of sushi and sashimi options, including full platters and a la carte options. A to-go menu is available for dates looking for high-quality takeout to enjoy at home together.
220 N Williamson Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, Phone: 386-615-7600
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16. The Cellar Restaurant
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The Cellar Restaurant has been voted as one of the United States' 100 most romantic restaurants by OpenTable, showcasing an outstanding wine list flanked by gorgeous gourmet entrees prepared by executive chef Sam Moggio, a 2013 Best Chefs in America award recipient. The restaurant is housed within the former historic home of United States President Warren G. Harding, originally constructed in 1907 and used as a seasonal residence. Today, the National Register of Historic Places-listed building is home to beautiful dining areas, which have been showcased on Emeril's Florida: Family-Owned and Operated. Upscale Italian-style fare served up at dinner includes homemade pasta entrees such as rigatoni alla checca, gnocchi alla bolognese, and bucatini carbonara, available alongside chef's selection entrees such as scaloppine alla veneto, carre d’Agnelo alla marsala, and salmone al’finocchio.
220 Magnolia Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: 386-868-0506
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17. Zen Bistro, Daytona Beach, Florida
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Zen Bistro is a charming family-owned Thai restaurant in Daytona Beach, opened in its current location in June of 2013. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor patio seating throughout the week, crafting refined traditional Thai fare prepared with the finest locally-sourced ingredients available. Meals are prepared according to diners' spice preferences, ranging from no spice to Thai-style hot. Entrees range from traditional red, yellow, green, and Massaman curry dishes to noodle and fried rice favorites such as pineapple fried rice and pad see ew. Sauteed classics are also available, including crispy fish prepared with Thai basil and sweet chili sauce or sweet and spicy peanut sauce sautees. For dessert, couples can share excellent desserts such as fried bananas in wonton skins or mango sweet sticky rice.
223 Magnolia Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: 386-248-0453, website
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