An Insider Guide to New Smyrna Beach Restaurants on the Water

There are some wonderful places to eat near The Night Swan, and many come with a view as well! New Smyrna Beach restaurants on the water are favorite places to dine, not only because of the great scenery but also the delicious seafood that is sure to make the menu. Here are just a few of our favorite New Smyrna Beach restaurants on the water!

The Breakers

Along Flagler Avenue, you will find a variety of great eateries. One of these takes its claim as one of the most prominent New Smyrna Beach restaurants on the water. The Breakers Oceanfront Restaurant is located right along the sandy beach, offering sunny surf views along with an enjoyable, relaxing atmosphere. Start off with a delicious cocktail to get in true vacation mode! A mai-tai, pina colada, or daiquiri should do the trick. Follow it up with some great island fare, from a tuna salad sandwich to a fish dinner. Then, after your meal, take a romantic walk on the beach as the sun sinks into the horizon.

Grille at Riverview

When it comes to New Smyrna Beach restaurants on the water, one sure favorite is the Grille at Riverview. This restaurant is known for its incredible Sunday brunches with afternoon live entertainment. The brunch menu includes mouthwatering plates such as country-style eggs benedict with bacon, sausage, and fries along with French toast featuring sliced fresh strawberries, whipped cream, syrup and dusted with powdered sugar. Yum! This family-owned-and-operated restaurant also features delicious seafood, steak, pasta, salad, and more for lunch and dinner. There is even a sunset menu for the early birds!

Down the Hatch

Delicious seafood ingredients from Down the Hatch are on deck at this option of New Smyrna Beach restaurants on the water. Down the Hatch offers delicious menu ingredients and a great relaxed atmosphere for your lunch or dinner excursions. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating on the all-weather deck. There is live music every weekend on the deck, and Down the Hatch even offers catering services and curbside pickup. Enjoy specials like shrimp or fish tacos, a tuna poke bowl, or Bahamian lobster tails. 


New Smyrna Beach restaurants on the water include Outriggers, which offers great waterfront views and fresh, local seafood. You can pull up your boat to this tiki bar and grill at the New Smyrna Marina and dine on the beautiful outdoor deck in this laid-back atmosphere. Or, you can dine inside for an additional ambiance. The menu features fresh fish with Southern flair, along with specialty cocktails made with delicious ingredients. Start off with the colossal lump crab cake or fried green tomato stack. Then, move along to a Seven Mile shrimp salad, Drunk Mermaid fish sandwich, or blackened fish tacos. For something unique, try the Fish n’ Waffle or Fish n’ Grit Cake. Top everything off with a lava cake or brioche bread rum pudding for dessert. 

Oceans Seafood

Oceans Seafood on Third Avenue is a definite favorite of New Smyrna Beach restaurants on the water. Here, you can order some incredible dinner plates. The beachside combo includes shrimp, scallops, and the catch of the day. You can also get a half-pound of shrimp or scallops and a fresh Mahi Mahi fillet. You can also get baskets of fried chicken or your favorite seafood meals, such as shrimp and fried fish. A grilled beach burger also makes the menu, for those who prefer something other than seafood. Dessert comes in the form of authentic key lime pie, muffins, or carrot cake.

After Dining at New Smyrna Beach Restaurants on the Water

When visiting New Smyrna Beach, make The Night Swan bed and breakfast your vacation retreat. Here, you will receive luxurious accommodations, Intracoastal Waterway views, access to a dock for launching your boat, and a great front porch for morning coffee and waterfront breezes. For more places to eat in New Smyrna Beach, download our free vacation guide. We hope to see you soon!