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Dining Around Town: The Top Outdoor Restaurants in Volusia

Updated: Apr 10

Welcome to our monthly blog series, Dining Around Town!  This month, we're soaking up the sunshine and exploring the best restaurants offering fun, outdoor dining experiences. From charming patio settings to stunning waterfront views, get ready to discover the perfect spots to indulge in delicious cuisine while basking in the perfect Florida weather.

Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill

Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill

Nestled in Flagler Beach, Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill offers a delightful dining experience with its beautiful outdoor dining areas, complemented by incredible service, delectable cuisine, and breathtaking views. Founded in 2010 by brothers Tony and Johnny Lulgjuraj, this establishment has become a local favorite, embodying a commitment to exceptional food, service, and atmosphere. Visit at

High Tides at Snack Jack on the ocean

High Tides at Snack Jack: High Tides at Snack Jack is a laid-back, old Florida restaurant in Flagler Beach, offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and a delightful outdoor dining experience. They feature wild-caught seafood, traditional southern fried baskets, and many organic options, all packed with their famous local flavor. Visit at

LuLu's Oceanside Grill in Ormond Beach

LuLu's Oceanside Grill: LuLu's Oceanside Grill in Ormond Beach is a beachside jewel offering fresh local seafood daily and a pet-friendly patio for outdoor dining. They feature live music on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as an aggressive Happy Hour from Monday to Friday. Visit at

Joe's Crab Shack on Daytona Beach's famous pier

Joe's Crab Shack: Enjoy fresh seafood on Daytona Beach’s famous pier at Joe's Crab Shack! This restaurant offers the only pier dining in the area and has plenty of outdoor seating to take in the beach views. There is live entertainment on the weekends as well. Visit at

Caribbean Jack's

Caribbean Jack's: Caribbean Jack's provides a laid-back waterfront dining experience in Daytona Beach, where patrons can savor delicious seafood while enjoying the scenic views of the Halifax River from their outdoor dining area. Visit at

Norwoods in New Smyrna Beach

Norwoods: Situated in New Smyrna Beach, Norwoods offers one of the most unique outdoor dining experiences in the area. Enjoy live music and dinner in the treetops! The treehouse offers an intimate setting in the trees sitting above the main restaurant.  Patrons can indulge in a diverse menu featuring fresh seafood, steaks,  and other culinary delights while surrounded by a tranquil ambiance. Visit at

Rivergrille in Tomoka in Ormond Beach

Rivergrille on Tomoka: Rivergrille on Tomoka in Ormond Beach offers a picturesque outdoor dining experience along the Tomoka River, where guests can enjoy a casual meal while taking in the serene waterside views and enjoying the fresh breeze. Rivergrille also has live music and indoor dining for those days when the view has to be seen from the inside. Visit at

The Garlic in New Smyrna Beach

The Garlic: With its charming outdoor patio, The Garlic in New Smyrna Beach invites diners to savor their Italian cuisine in an al fresco setting. The restaurant's outdoor dining area exudes a cozy and welcoming ambiance, making it an ideal spot for a romantic and elegant dining experience. Visit at

Jimmy Hula's in Ormond Beach

Jimmy Hula’s Ormond Beach: Jimmy Hula’s Ormond Beach offers a vibrant outdoor dining experience with a laid-back beach vibe. Patrons can enjoy a variety of tacos and burgers on the restaurant's outdoor patio, soaking in the relaxed atmosphere and warm Florida weather. Visit at

The Beach Bucket

The Beach Bucket: After a day on the beach, take a stroll up to  The Beach Bucket! This restaurant offers a casual outdoor dining experience with a very beachy atmosphere.  Patrons can enjoy a range of seafood and classic American fare while listening to live music basking in the sunshine and soaking up the coastal charm of the area. Visit at

Golden Lion Cafe Oceanside Dining

Golden Lion Cafe: This award-winning beachside destination offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and yummy dining options. You'll find an extensive menu with various culinary delights, from burgers to fresh seafood. The full-service bar can mix up your favorite adult concoction while you dance away the day under the stars to their live entertainment and special events. Visit at

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