Space Coast culinary experiences
Brevard has been called “one of the great festival areas of Florida,” and it celebrates food in an increasingly sophisticated way. Some of our favorite Space Coast culinary experiences are included on the next few pages. You don’t want to miss these palate pleasers!

  • Wine dinners at Café Margaux.  Absolutely superb cuisine, and the beverages aren’t bad either.
  • Ginger dressing from Makoto’s.  Famous everywhere but born in Brevard.
  • Mangoes from a Merritt Island backyard.  Nothing beats fresh off the tree.
  • “Jaygantic” sandwich at TooJays, Melbourne Square Mall.
  • Blueberry muffins from the Blueberry Muffin, Indialantic.  Worth a visit.
  • Pecan-crusted chicken from Yellow Dog Café, Malabar.  We’re nuts about it.
  • Fresh herbs from Downtown Produce, West Melbourne.  This is where cooks shop
  • A loaf of wild rice and sweet onion bread from Sunrise Bread Co. in Titusville.  Unique, and that aroma!
  • Kobe A5 rib eye (Wagyu) steak at Ulysses Prime Steakhouse.  Unsurpassed
  • “Moon Over Mocha” beverage from Sun Shoppe Cafe, downtown Melbourne.  Just enough chocolate
  • Coconut-curried shrimp from Fat Snook, Cocoa Beach.  Brevard deserves cuisine like this
  • Tacos from Quillen’s in Titusville.  Big, fresh and good
  • Shrimp from Yen Yen
  • Orange Chicken from Red Ginger in Suntree.  A beautifully presented dish in a beautiful little restaurant
  • Peach shake from Del’s Freez, Melbourne.  A beloved specialty from a beloved soft ice cream stand
  • Dressings bottled for the Produce Place, North Melbourne..  Definitely not grocery store stuff
  • Tomato basil soup from Slow & Low, Cocoa Beach.  Perfect for a cool evening
  • Homemade fudge from AJ’s Candy Castle in the Avenue Viera.  Defines “melt-in-your-mouth”
  • Greek salad at Grecian Garden, North Melbourne.  Everything is fresh, including the feta
  • Raw wildflower honey from Mrs. Mango & Co., Rockledge.  Sweet perfection
  • Yin & Yang chocolate fondue from the Melting Pot, the Avenue Viera.  Dark chocolate and light chocolate, perfectly compatible
  • Garlic-flavored extra virgin olive oil from Olives and Grapes, Cocoa.  Unlike any other
  • Salad and black bean soup from Pineda Crossing, Melbourne.  Salad-as-meal, done beautifully
  • A cheeseburger from Tip-A-Few, Cape Canaveral.  No, it’s not just a bar, and families are welcome
  • Garlic pork chunks at Las Palmas, Palm Bay.  Havana is here
  • An ice cream cone from Twisty Cone in Palm Bay.  Get the twisty kind
  • Irish coffee prepared by John Nolan at Nolan’s Irish Pub, Cocoa Beach. The real deal. Slainte!
  • Chocolate-covered potato chips from Grimaldi, Melbourne.  A local classic
  • Raspberry cream cheese spread from Petty’s, Melbourne.  Try it with imported biscuits
  • “Island Style” pasta at Island Pasta Co. in downtown Melbourne.  Great pasta topped with lots of toasted coconut
  • Kobe beef roll at Matt’s Casbah, downtown Melbourne.  A great selection from a great sushi house
  • A Chicago-style hot dog from Mustard’s Last Stand, Melbourne.  Right down to the poppy seed bun
  • “Chings” at Taco City in Cocoa Beach.  A guilty pleasure
  • Real New Jersey beefsteak tomatoes at the Farmer’s Market at the Avenue Viera.  You have to travel to Exit 7A to get better ones
  • Pirogue from Salt & Sweet Polish Restaurant, Melbourne.  Light and crisp: perfect
  • Schwarma from Cedars Café, Melbourne.  Not too spicy, always fresh.
  • New England-style clam chowder from Shells, West Melbourne.  Great broth, lots of clams
  • A slice of pummelo from a tree grown by a member of the Brevard Rare Fruit Council.  It wouldn’t be rare for long if more people knew about it
  • Fresh tripletail from Wild Ocean Seafood Market, Port Canaveral.  What local fishermen eat
  • Smoked fish dip from the Smokehouse, Port Canaveral.  Not too smoky, not too fishy: perfect
  • Grilled Mahi sandwich from Grills, Port Canaveral.  A port classic, recognized on national TV
  • Brown and wild rice salad from Green Turtle Market, Indian Harbour Beach.  Creative and satisfying
  • Peanut butter from Sunseed Food Co-Op, Cape Canaveral.  Grind your own.
  • Royal Filet of Chilean Sea Bass at Palm Café, Kiwi Tennis Club, Indian Harbour Beach.  No restaurant here does it better
  • Flatbread pizza from Ossorio, Cocoa Village.  Made in a wood-fired oven
  • The sides – especially beans and rice – at Brasas Grill, Cocoa Village.  The beef is good, but the sides stand on their own merit
  • Schnitzel at Café Coconut Cove, Melbourne Beach.  Wunderbar!
  • Quiche Lorraine at Simply Delicious, Cocoa Beach.  Perfect combination of custard, meat and vegetables
  • Chicken Gringo at Da Kine Diego, Satellite Beach.  Glorious surf grub
  • Polenta Amore from Amore Italian Ristorante, Suntree.  Mascarpone makes the difference
  • Mummy shrimp at Chameleon Fusion Bistro, Melbourne.  Crunchy and clever
  • Lobster rolls at Boston Beef & Seafood, Cocoa Beach.  Boston comes to Brevard
  • A slice of pizza from the original Bizzarro’s, Indialantic. Another beachside legend
  • Crab Bisque from Scott’s on Fifth, Indialantic. Exquisite.
  • Specialty cakes from Oleander Bakery, Cocoa Village.  Colorful, expressive, gorgeous
  • Italian cookies from Pane e Vino, West Melbourne.  Little Italy-style
  • Cherries jubilee at Djon’s Steak & Lobster House, Melbourne Beach.  The way it’s supposed to be done
  • Any tapas made by James Tsamoutales.  Art in food
  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout from World of Beer, the Avenue Viera.  A gift from Britain to Brevard
  • Pizza from Pizza Gallery & Grill, the Avenue Viera.  You’ve never had pizza like this
  • Fried gator from Lone Cabbage Fish Camp, Cocoa.  FSU Fans delight in chomping on this delicacy
  • A bottle of Amberjack beer from the Indian River Brewing Co.  Refreshing
  • Garlic crabs from Ms, Apples Crab Shack, Merritt Island.  Really informal dining, really good food
  • Jellies and jams from Brevard Farmers’ Markets, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Rockledge and Titusville.  Sweet, old-fashioned goodness
  • Indian Harbor Blend coffee from Indian River Coffee, Melbourne.  Tastes as good as it smells
  • Oranges and Orange juice from any grove stand in Brevard County.  A treat for visitors and residents alike