The Best New Smyrna Beach Restaurants on the Water in 2022

Spending a day in New Smyrna Beach, but not sure where to go for lunch or dinner? New Smyrna Beach has lots of great restaurants to choose from. Here is our list of best New Smyrna Beach restaurants on the water.

The Breakers written on the side of a pink building on the beach with dolphins painted along side it

1. The Breakers Restaurant

The Breakers is a staple of New Smyrna Beach, located at the end of Flagler Avenue at the beach entrance.  Family friendly, Breakers is a great place to grab a snack or a mixed drink and sit and enjoy a view of the sunset.  The best seats in the house are alongside the front windows, which open on nice days to let in the ocean breeze.  They also have tables for bigger families to sit.  Food is standard – burgers and sandwiches.  Our favorites are the sweet corn nuggets, the blackened fish sandwich, and the Mai Tai!

Mai Tai with an orange peel sitting on a window sill at Breakers a New Smyrna Beach waterfront restaurant

Pro Tip:  Sit at the bar seats alongside the windows, even with kids.  Nothing beats the fresh ocean air.  

Hours:  11 AM – 11 PM (Fridays and Saturdays open until midnight)

Food Highlights: NSB Burger, Blackened Fish Sandwich, Mac and Cheese Bites

Address:  518 Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Menu: Breakers Menu

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Grapefruit crush drink with an orange slice sitting on a chair in front of a dock of yachts at Outriggers a New Smyrna Beach waterfront restaurant
Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille

2. Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille

With some of the best views in New Smyrna, Outriggers is a great place to sit and enjoy the Intercoastal.  One of the best New Smyrna Beach restaurants on the water, it’s common to see manatees and dolphins from their deck.  With an expansive patio, every seat at Outriggers has a great view of the beach.  They are kid friendly and dog friendly, so this is a great place to meet up with larger groups.  They also serve one of the best brunches in New Smyrna

yachts at sunset in the Outriggers marina
Outriggers Marina

Pro Tip:  There is limited parking at Outriggers and its all valet.  That being said, waits can be long.  Avoid Outriggers during peak hours unless you are ok waiting on the dock with a cocktail for a while.

Hours:  11 AM – 10 PM (Open to 11 PM on Friday and Saturday)

Food Highlights: Walnut Encrusted Fresh Catch, Korean BBQ Sticky Ribs, Royal Red Shrimp and Grits

Address:  200 Boatyard Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Menu: Outriggers Menu

View next to the Grille at Riverview

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3. The Grille at Riverview

The Grille at Riverview is the perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or other special occasion. With spectacular Intercoastal views, catching a sunset here is breathtaking. The atmosphere is upscale and romantic, and the service is excellent, making this one of the best New Smyrna Beach restaurants on the water. The menu is typically classics including fresh fish and steak dishes. They also have an extensive wine list.

Pro Tip:  Riverview has happy hour Monday through Friday 3-6 PM with discounts on appetizers and drinks.  Its a cost effective way to enjoy the views without committing to dinner.

Hours:  11:30-9 PM Tuesday – Thursday, 11:30-10 PM Friday and Saturday, 10:30-2:30 and 4-7:30 Sunday, Closed on Mondays

Food Highlights:  Wild caught Mahi Mahi, Filet Mignon, Line caught Pacific Baked Cod

Address:  101 Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Menu: Riverview Bar and Grill Menu

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4. River Deck Tiki Bar Restaurant

The new kid in town, The River Deck Tiki Bar and Restaurant is family friendly and fun.  It’s a great place for family’s to grab a meal on their outdoor patio. The waters often have dolphins, fish, and even turtles.  Food is average, but drinks are great and the view is perfection.  They often have live music, making this one of the funnest New Smyrna Beach restaurants to enjoy on the water.

A tropical drink in a mason jar with a cherry at Riverdeck Tiki Bar and Grill a New Smyrna waterfront restaurant
Rum Runner at River Deck Tiki Bar and Restaurant

Pro Tip:. Make sure to save some time to sit on in the beach area in the Tiki Bar.  It is across from a pelican rookery.  You have never seen so many birds in your life.  Its really cool.

Hours: 11 AM-9 PM (Open until 10 on Fridays and Saturdays)

Food Highlights:. Spicy Rasta Chicken Sandwich, River Deck Burger, Sea Harvest Fish Sandwich

Address:  107 North Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Menu:  Riverdeck Menu

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5. JB’s Fish Camp Seafood Restaurant

Deck at JB’s Fish Camp

For full Southern flavor and a beautiful views of the mangroves, check out JB’s Fish Camp.  JB’s a bit of a drive down Bethune beach, but the trip is worth it.  Outdoor seating looks over the waterways, and is casual and tropical.  Live music often is playing outside. They also have kayak rentals if you want to explore after your meal.  JB’s is one of the best restaurants in New Smyrna Beach on the water to get fresh seafood.  Enjoy a meal, sit back, and take in a beautiful New Smyrna sunset.

The dock at JB’s Fish Camp

Pro Tip:  Enjoy a cocktail out on the deck. You can often catch manatees if you look closely.  

Hours:  11 AM-9PM (Open until 10 on Fridays and Saturdays)

Food Highlights:. Southern Style Clam Chowder, Hushpuppies, Blackened Seafood Sampler

Address:. 859 Pompano Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Menu:  JB’s Fish Camp Menu

Mangrove views at JB’s Fish Camp
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6. Chases on the Beach

Chases on the Beach located on South beach is a good place for casual food and drinks oceanside.  If you are looking for a bucket of Rum Runner and a place to celebrate Spring Break, this is your spot.  If you’re looking for a romantic dinner, go elsewhere.  They often have live entertainment in the evenings, but during the day its family friendly and an easy place to enjoy lunch with a great view of the beach.    

Hours:  11 AM – 8 PM (open until 9 Friday through Sunday)

Food Highlights:.Coconut Shrimp Wrap, Bourbon Burger, Gator Tail

Address:  3401 South Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Menu: Chases on the Beach Menu

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7. Toni and Joe’s Patio

There aren’t a lot of oceanfront options in New Smyrna, but Toni and Joe’s has stood true to itself since 1958.  Simply put, its a place to get a bite or a drink with an ocean view and sandy feet.  The menu is straight forward, and served with plastic cups and styrofoam plates.  If you are looking for an easy meal with an awesome view, Toni and Joe’s is your spot. 

Pro Tip:  

Hours:  8 AM – 8 PM

Food Highlights:  Italian Cold Cut Hoagie, Cajun Shrimp, Grilled Blackened Mahi Mahi

Address:   309 Buenos Aires Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Menu: Toni and Joe’s Patio Menu

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8. Sea Vista Tiki Bar

Ocean views at Sea Vista

So, if I put Toni and Joe’s on this list, I felt I had to shout out to Sea Vista.  It’s not super classy, it gets a little rowdy, and there is a pool that is a little questionable.  Nonetheless, the Sea Vista Tiki Bar is our family’s favorite secret spot in New Smyrna for a waterfront snack.  The drinks are strong, the food is fried, and they have giant Jenga and Connect Four.  If you are in town at a slower time, its a decent place to get a drink oceanside after a long day at the beach.

Hours:  10 AM – 10 PM (we recommend earlier hours for families)

Food Highlights:  Chicken Fingers, Clam Strips, and Quesadillas

Address:  1701 South Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Menu: Sea Vista Tiki Bar Menu

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