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. Here is an eclectic list of the best restaurants in Melbourne Beach, FL & the surrounding area.

Medium to Fine Dining Restaurants

We’d be happy to make reservations or call-ahead for seating at any of the restaurants listed below – just let an Innkeeper know.

Café Coconut Cove

We recommend the Wienerschnitzel!
River View
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. They were even featured on chef Emeril Lagasse’s Florida highlights show on the Cooking Channel!

Djon’s Steak and Lobster House

We recommend their Lobster Bisque or Asparagus Salad!
Within Walking Distance | River View
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.

Matt’s Casbah

We recommend the Monster-Hole-Bowl, which is the chef’s choice of nine sashimi items!
Urban View
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.

The Chart House

We recommend the Snapper Hemmingway!
River View
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.

The Dove III

We recommend the Eggplant or Veal Parmigiana!
Urban View
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.

Crush XI

We recommend the Smoked Duck Fettuccine!
Urban View
Crush XI is a casually hip gathering place serving up Rustic American Cookery, boutique style wine and thoughtfully crafted cocktails.


Garden View
Opening soon, we are excited to try Katina, a modern mediterreanan restaurant located in downtown Melbourne.

Ember and Oak

Urban View
A Trendy ‘Tapas Style’ Sharing Experience Meets Modern Wood Fired Steakhouse in the Heart of Historic Downtown Melbourne.

Casual Dining Restaurants

Ocean 302 Bar & Grill

Within Walking Distance | Urban View
Located just across the street from the Inn, Ocean 302 has received rave reviews from guests, as their diverse menu and unique specials compliment the trendy, open-kitchen concept dining room, and interesting specials including Elk at one time. You can read a review on them here.

El Ambia Cubano

We recommend the Cuban Style Roasted Pork!
River View
This is hands down the best Cuban food, outside of Miami. Located in a quaint and charmingly eclectic house on the Indian River, it’s still within walking distance to other downtown Melbourne shops and cafes. This is a Port d’Hiver favorite!

Oceanside Pizza

Any one of their pizzas is well-worth the visit!
Within Walking Distance | Urban View
A new, local favorite known for its pizza and hot sandwiches. They are only open until 9pm, and only serve beer and wine.


We recommend their naked bowl with rice, black beans and the Mayan chipotle sauce or their famous slawsa!
Within Walking Distance | Urban View
Melbourne Beach’s best burritos! Owners Robb and Glenn Boykin undoubtedly bring much of the mom-and-pop café’s friendly and local charm. With its fresh ingredients, homemade salsa and guacamole recipes, and juicy, smoked beef brisket, pork, chicken or fish, their burritos can’t be duplicated or beat. Just a short 2 block walk from the Inn. Operating hours are unpredictable – check for the mannequin outside to tell if it’s open!

Sand on the Beach

We recommend their calamari (if you’re up for a little kick, try it with the voodoo sauce)!
Within Walking Distance | Ocean View
Known for its loud music, ocean views, sandy floors, pub food favorites, and cocktails. They are also open late.

Squid Lips

We recommend the bacon-wrapped scallops!
River View
If you’re looking for live music (mostly Jimmy Buffett cover bands!) and beautiful views of the Indian River, this is the place. It has a very casual and fun atmosphere, with a pub-type menu. They are located 15 minutes north of the Inn.

The Mansion

Try the fish tacos!
Garden View
The Mansion is a unique mix of Intracoastal views, dining and drinks, with over 100 craft beers on tap and unique spirits. It has a covered patio, indoor seating, bar, and an open rooftop. It’s located 5-10 minutes west of the Inn, near historic, downtown Melbourne.

Djon’s Village Market

We recommend the Prosciutto pizza!
Urban View
A new, trendy restaurant with both a small gourmet market, and multi-level dining space, complete with an oyster and sushi bar. We love the airy, open rooftop with distant ocean views.

Frigate’s Waterfront Bar and Grille

We recommend the Macadamia Yellowtail Snapper!
River View
With a beautiful outdoor dining space overlooking the Eau Gallie River, Frigate’s is the best of both worlds – both stylish outdoor comfort set under twinkle lights and a wide variety of fresh seafood entrees.

Nomad Cafe

We recommend the vegan Crab Cake!
Urban View
Located near Historic Downtown Melbourne, Nomad Cafe has a varied menu of international fare in a cozy space that turns more intimate by night, with a nice outside patio. They also specialize in vegetarian, vegan, and gluten and/or dairy free options.