Do you consider yourself a ‘foodie’? Or maybe you’re celebrating an anniversary or birthday and are looking for a delicious dinner with a unique atmosphere. Either way, I’ve put together a helpful and eclectic list of Port d’Hiver’s Best Restaurants in the Melbourne Beach area for the Perfect Date Night:
Café Coconut Cove – Café Coconut Cove is a family-owned German restaurant with gorgeous views of the Indian River. In addition to its savory meat-focused dishes, they have a warm, intimate atmosphere and are located about 10 minutes south of us on A1A. This past Sunday they were featured on chef Emeril Lagasse’s Florida highlights show on the Cooking Channel!
**Tip: Try the Wienerschnitzel!
Djon’s Steak and Lobster House– Most of our guests include a meal at Djon’s at least once during their stay. It has a great atmosphere (live music by way of a piano player or 3 piece jazz ensemble), a more casual patio with sunset views of the Indian River, and terrific food. Both the Manager, David, and Rebecca in the lounge keep a special eye out for Port d’Hiver guests to ensure a fabulous time! Djon’s is just a short 3 block walk from the Inn, towards the river on Ocean Avenue.
**Tip: Try their Lobster Bisque or Asparagus Salad!
Matt’s Casbah – Matt’s Casbah has great sushi and a festive nightlife – there’s always a live band on their front porch! Matt’s is in historic downtown Melbourne, home to fun bars, shops and restaurants, and just a 10 minute drive across the river.
**Tip: Try the Monster-Hole-Bowl, which is the chef’s choice of nine sashimi items!
The Chart House – Dine on top-of-the-catch seafood, succulent steaks, and decadent desserts while overlooking the Indian River. The Chart House also goes above and beyond for our guests – usually including a complimentary Chocolate Lava Cake for dessert! The Chart House is less than 5 miles from Port d’Hiver.
**Tip: Try the Snapper Hemmingway!
The Dove III – The Dove III has the absolute best homemade Italian cuisine in town and an intimate, dark atmosphere. Not only is their staff attentive, but even the chef has been known to make one-of-a-kind dishes special for our guests! It is also located in historic, Downtown Melbourne.
**Tip: Try the Eggplant or Veal Parmigiana!
We’d be happy to make reservations or call-ahead seating at any of the restaurants listed above – just let an Innkeeper know.
Stay tuned for our next Top 5 Favorite Lunch Spots in the Melbourne Beach area!