When you visit Chi-Ling you will have a choice of 3 areas to dine: a sushi bar, a hibachi steak house complete with aerobatic shrimp performances, and a traditional japanese and chinese food diner.
The restaurant is only open for dinner--daily from 5-11pm.
Favorite Dish: Lobster tail
Don't let the redneck name nor look of the place fool you. This is one of the best locations in Daytona Beach to get a great seafood for lunch or dinner (complete with raw bar). The casual atmosphere and river front location add to the Florida ambiance.
Favorite Dish: Raw Oysters
Yes, it's a chain, but it's still one of the best places to get cajun peel and eat shrimp around. I just happened to visit on Halloween and was entertained by a server dressed like a hairy monster.
Favorite Dish: Definitely order the Salmon...
Eat over the Atlantic Ocean with waves breaking under the pier. Pitchers of beer/Bloody Marys. The shark ribs are served with a Buffalo type dipping sauce. Also other seafood and a pretty good Cuban sandwich. Breakfast 7am-11am is good also. You may want to fish from the pier after eating or go to the oval shaped bar for Happy Hour.
Favorite Dish: Shark Ribs w/ Broccoli Slaw. The spicy Buffalo dipping sauce works well and the unusual slaw made from broccoli/tomato is perfect.
There are lots of restaurants to pick from in Daytona. I dont eat out very often and when I do it's usually for lunch. I like to go to Honeybaked Ham, which has great sandwiches and soups to choose from. They make delicious sweet ham on the property and use it in their sandwiches too!
I also like Sorrento's pizzeria. It's in a small shopping center right behind the main McDonalds in the area. Coming from Ny, I have tried some disgusting pizza in Florida, but so far Sorrento's is halfway decent. If you enjoy pizza and come from tne North, this place isn't too bad.
If you feel like driving and enjoy eating crab, try Joe's Crab Shack. It's a really fun place to eat, great looking restaurants, friendly servers and lots of souvenirs. And of course, the crab is delicious!
A Pepsi, bottle of water, and a small bag of potato chips, $7 US. Eat before you go and bring your own snacks! Unless you are not worried about the cost or don't what to carry the extra weight around. There are restrictions on the size and type of coolers and bags you can bring into the track. Check with the track on current security restrictions.
For 2004, you could have one 6" by 6" by 12" soft sided cooler and one clear plastic bag per person. Most of the clear bags I saw were the ones used for souvenirs purchased at the track and were about the size of plactic grocery bags.
Molly's is a tiny hole-in-the-wall that serves only breakfast. If you want to experience Southern-style breakfast this is the place: fried, large, and cheap. It tastes pretty good, too. The waitresses are super-southern, too - I think they may have been robots they were so nice!
Favorite Dish: I like the hash browns here . . . and the coffee. Your spoon can practically stand straight up in it!
THIS HOTEL HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY HILTON -- I DON'T KNOW IF HILTON OFFERS SAME BREAKFAST DEAL.
If you don't stay at Adam's Mark Hotel, visit this hotel for buffet breakfast. It is served in a very elegant setting. Also, buffet choices are great: omelets and waffles made to order, a great selection of other typical Southern breakfast dishes -- sausage, grits, biscuits, eggs. Also, plenty of Continental breakfast items -- cereal, donuts, bagels, etc.
Favorite Dish: Fresh (prepared on order) crispy waffles with whipped topping and strawberries. Yummy!
Our friends took us to this place, because being Saturday night, all the regular restaurants had long waiting lines.
This place has a hometown atmosphere and is popular among the locals - "definitely Daytona and we like it that way." It is named after the famous NASCAR race up in Indianapolis, and is a small, quaint restaurant / tavern that's laid back, offers a great value and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays and 'til midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
There's always a special and it won't break you. Open for lunch and dinner 11am - 11pm. Full service bar.
Favorite Dish: It is famous for their 1/2lb Angus Beef sirloin hamburgers and pulled North Carolina BBQ in a light vinegar sauce.
I had a steak and it was good - the service was personal - a lot of regulars at the bar. Our friends knew of it because the bikers go there. It is run by Penny and Remmy and I think Penny waited on us.
Dinner for four including beer and drinks, and tip was $84.58
We went back again in 2005 - Bob had the BBQ, and I had steak (ribeye) again. Our bill was $25.00 The special today was chicken dumpling soup and New York Strip.
Sea Harvest serves up tasty, moderately priced seafood in a very casual, picnic-table atmosphere in New Smyrna Beach, about 15 miles south of central Daytona Beach. It's in a marina at the west end of the North Causeway, a block north of Canal Street. Look for the rusty blue metal building. The $5.95 fish sandwich is huge. Many different fried or broiled fish dinners -- you order at the counter, then pick up when they call your number. Indoor or outdoor seating gives you a view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Draft beer available. Tends to be busy and crowded, especially on weekends, but service is reasonably fast.
Favorite Dish: Fish sandwich -- piled about 6 inches high.
There were NO restaurants anywhere close, to the marina (our side of it - the Charthouse was close as the crow flies, but we'd have had to walk a couple of miles to get there by land) and the map they gave us which showed Rosarios (which was the closest off the property from where we were on C dock) was NOT where it was shown on the map. It was a long walk, and first we went several blocks in the wrong direction.
This time (2004) we were on H dock so the restaurant was across the street. The marina lady who checked us in recommended that gentlemen should wear a shirt with a collar (i.e. not just a t-shirt).
Favorite Dish: The restaurant proved to be in a small B&B or 'historical' Inn (with several varieties of aluminum siding on the outside, antique sideboards and lace curtains), and was Italian. The dining room was cramped, but the walls were light. The food was OK but a bit expensive. I had lasagna.
Lunch: $4-$7 / Dinner:$11-$17
The URL shows a picture of the chef and is an article about the owners from the local paper.
Aunt Catfish restaurant just over the Dunlawton Street Bridge in Port Orange has a line most every night. They park on both sides of the street in the overflow parking lot! You know it's good food. To save yourself a wait, go at lunch. You'll save money and have a nice view of the river besides.
Specialty here must be the waitresses.
Don't forget to tip!
Favorite Dish: You can get burgers here, but the real dishes are the waitresses, I'm guessing.
Oh - there's usually a pretty good live band playing in the courtyard area, which gets people rocking...and drinking.
It is across from the beach. Delicious seafood dishes! Great service! Generous portions!
Although the building looks shabby, don't be fooled by the appearance. You will find great food inside.
Favorite Dish: Crab cakes will simply melt in your mouth!
This restaraunt is located on North Atlantic Avenue -- across from the beach. I was impressed by great service and delicious dishes. Great atmosphere!
Favorite Dish: Greek salad and Chicken Mykonos? -- forgot the Greek name; it was stuffed with spinach. Now, I don't generally eat spinach -- I am not a Popeye! However, this dish tasted great!