Thursday, July 13, 2017

Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill - Flagler Beach

Highlights & Features: You've probably guessed by now but one of my favorite things is Oceanfront dining and Oceanside has just that!  This place covers it all, great atmosphere, great location and great food.  Mr. Suncoast and I have been several times and have never been disappointed.  We think their best dishes are the gyro, pizza, steak sandwiches and hamburgers.  And, they are open for breakfast every day.  We haven't tried it yet but some reviewers rave about the flaming cheese.  We'll have to check it out.
  •  Oceanfront dining
  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • One indoor bar and another outdoor bar on the upper deck (awesome view)
Specials:  Happy hour from 4pm to 6pm

Serving:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Location: 1848 S. Oceanshore Blvd. * Flagler Beach, FL * 32136


Beach Front Grille - Flagler Beach

Highlights & Features:  

Oceanfront, oceanfront, oceanfront.  What more can I say? This place sits along Highway A1A and since it has it's own parking lot, there is usually an unobstructed view of the ocean (see picture to the right).  The food is pretty good too.  We have visited twice and have had the opportunity to try a soup of the day (vegetable barley), potato skins and a patty melt.  All were very goo, particularly the soup.  No canned stuff here.
  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Two bars, one with a large picture window allowing indoor patrons a fine view of the water.
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Pretty darn good food!
  • Dog Friendly outdoor seating
  • Tuesday $5 burger or $6 cheese burger
  • Thursday - Live Music and $5 martinis beginning at 5pm

Serving:  Lunch & Dinner as well as Sunday Brunch from 10am to 2pm

Location: 2444 S. Oceanshore Blvd. * Flagler Beach * FL 32136


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bayne's Barbeque - Flagler Beach

Highlights & Features:
  • Smoked meats smell absolutely delicious every time you drive by.
  • Indoor and outdoor seating and a full separate bar.
  • Clean and welcoming with a very friendly and attentive staff.
  • Cool and unique in house specialty cocktail menu.
  • Convenient to-go baskets designed for the beach or picnics.
  • Located next to Veterans Park at Flagler Beach.
  • Two house-made BBQ sauces - one sweet and one hot.  We didn't try the hot sauce but the sweet is very good.
  • Great flavor!

Specials:  Happy Hour 3pm to 6pm with food and drink specials.

Serving: Lunch and Dinner

Location(s):  301 Moody Blvd * Flagler Beach * FL 32136


Dahlia Mexican Kitchen

Highlights & Features: 
  •  Bright and vibrant yet modestly simple decor.  Just beautiful.
  • Creative menu with fare you don't see in other Mexican establishments.  They like to say NYA Mexican Food (as in Not Your Average).
  • Friendly and attentive staff.
  •  Well prepared and delicious food.  Try the Empenada appetizers - very good.  
  • At 5:30 on a Friday they were packed but we were seated right away.
Specials:  Happy Hour plus periodic daily specials.

Serving:  Lunch and Dinner

Location(s):  422 Beach Village Dr * Flagler Beach * FL 32136


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Java Joint Beachside Grill - Flagler Beach

Highlights & Features:  Number one, GREAT coffee.  Throw your designer coffee gift card to the wind.  This place has a great brew and super friendly service to boot.  You can't beat great coffee with oceanfront indoor and outdoor (dog friendly) dining in the morning or afternoon.  They serve breakfast and lunch and their offerings are amazing.  For breakfast try a Benedict or Quesadilla.  For lunch try a mouthwatering burger.  You will not be disappointed.  Psst... they do serve wine, beer, & specialty morning drinks!

Specials:  See website for any upcoming specials.

Serving:  Breakfast and Lunch.  Mon-Fri 7am to 2pm, Sat&Sun 7am to 3pm

Location:  2201 N. Oceanshore Blvd. * Flagler Beach * FL 32136


Leanh's in South Daytona

Highlights & Features:  

The day of our visit we had business in Daytona so I took to TripAdvisor to find a place for dinner.  Leanh's was listed as the #1 restaurant (not just the #1 Chinese restaurant) so we decided to give it a try.  We arrived around 5:30pm or so on a Wednesday night and they were packed.  Even though they were very busy we were able to be seated right away.  The service was fast and friendly and the food was very good.  Mr. Suncoast commented that the wonton soup was the best he'd every had.  And that's saying something as every time we eat Chinese he orders wonton soup!  The service was fast and friendly.  If you are in Daytona this one is a must to try.

Specials: Catering available.

Serving: Lunch & Dinner *  Note: Closed on Sunday

Location: 1780 S Nova Rd * South Daytona * FL 32119


Monday, May 8, 2017

Hidden Treasure Raw Bar & Grill - Flagler Beach

Highlights & Features: This Pirate themed treasure has three locations.  One in Flagler Beach (the subject of this post), one in Ponce Inlet, and one in Port Orange.  This is a very fun place with lots to offer.  Looking for live music?  You're in luck.  There are four spots where live music might occur; two outside and two inside.  The food is good and the staff exceptionally friendly.  
  • Riverfront, right on the Intracoastal
  • Three bars, one outside and two inside
  • Outdoor fire pits
  • Boat Access
  • Outdoor sports bar
  • Multiple spots for live music
  • Outdoor and Indoor dining
  • Every Day:  $1.50 Draft Land Shark beer, $19.99 Seafood Boil in Foil
  • Monday:  Surf & Turf $12.99
  • Tuesday: Fish & Chips $8.99
  • Wednesday: Shrimp Creole $10.99
  • Thursday:  Lobster & Crab Macaroni & Cheese $12.99
  • Monday through Thursday:  All you can eat Crab Legs $35.99
  • Happy Hour:  2pm to 7pm Seven Days
Serving:  Lunch & Dinner

Location:  820 Moody Lane * Flagler Beach, FL * 32136


Thursday, April 6, 2017

JT's Seafood Shack

Highlights & Features:  JT's is a fabulous laid back place right on A1A near the Hammock.  They have indoor and outdoor seating and seem very family friendly.  There is an outdoor bar and a stage for live music.  I'm not a seafood eater but Mr. Suncoast tried the fried shrimp and was very happy.  We went on a Saturday night to see a local blues band and had a lot of fun. 
  • Live music on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:30 to 9:30pm
  • Indoor and Outdoor bars
  • Family friendly with games for the kids and space to run outside
  • Great location with much more parking that you think
  • Lots of daily specials - see below 
  • Hula hoops, balls, and corn hold for the whole family
  • Monday - $2 of margaritas all day and $5 tapas 3pm to 6pm
  • Tuesday - All you can eat fish platter $15.75 and Trivia Night 
  • Wednesday - $5 martinis all day and $5 tapas 3pm to 6pm
  • Thursday - All you can eat fried shrimp platter all day and Open Mic Night
  • Early Bird - specials every day from 3pm to 6pm
  • Lunch - specials Monday through Friday
Serving:  Lunch and Dinner

Location:  5224 N. Oceanshore Blvd * Palm Coast, FL 32137

Website:  JTs Seafood Shack

Tortuga's Flagler Beach

Highlights & Features:  One of the best thing about Tortuga's is that it is very Oceanfront!  Because it is two stories, you can request a table upstairs and take in a fabulous and mostly unobstructed view of the ocean while you dine (or wine - check out the view in the picture below).  They also have several fire pits for those chilly evenings.  As for the food, we know from a
previous visit that the ribs and fries are good.  They also have an EXCELLENT burger.  It is juicy and flavorful. The most recent visit had us try the tomato basil soup which was also good.  However, the turkey club was very dry with not much flavor.  It left a bit to be desired.

  • Indoor & Outdoor dining
  • Three total bars - 2 outside (one upstairs and one downstairs) - 1 inside
  • Onsite parking so you may not have to rely on beach parking
  • Open Mic music on Wednesday evenings.  They say "lots of bands"
  • Oceanfront, oceanfront, oceanfront

  They don't really advertise any specials.  There may be certain chef specials on a day-to-day basis.

Serving:  Lunch and Dinner

Location:  608 S. Oceanshore Blvd * Flagler Beach * FL 32136


Monday, March 13, 2017

Pagano's Pizzeria

Highlights & Features:  This is a delicious pizza place with some unique options you may not find anywhere else.  The dining room is clean, spacious, and unassuming.  Don't let the Elvis statue outside the front door scare you off.  It will make sense once you step inside to the walls adorned with movie posters and movie stars from today and yesteryear.  The proprietors are also obviously proud of their New Jersey connection.  Be sure to try the Cazoni (enough for two or three) or the Scarfoly.  These are uniquely delicious in-house concoctions.  Note that they also have gluten free options.

Specials:  Various dinner specials on Sundays and Wednesdays for $7.99.  Early bird specials every day from 2pm to 4pm.

Serving:  Lunch & Dinner

Location:  116 S. Nova Road * Ormond Beach, FL 32174
                 1945 Ridgewood Avenue * Daytona Beach, FL 32119


Hi Tulip Cafe

Highlights & Features:  This is a great spot near Flagler Beach serving breakfast and lunch each day.  My spouse had the eggs benedict and it was delicious.  My dish was good but it may be a bad idea to order things like sausage or grits shortly before closing time.

Specials:  Monday through Thursday from 6:30am to 10:30am $5.99 various breakfast specials including coffee and one free refill.  This is a really good deal.

Serving:  Breakfast and Lunch.  They close at 3:00pm

Location:  400 Beach Village Drive * Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

High Tides at Snack Jack

 Highlights & Features: 
  • Oceanfront seating.  You can't get better than that! 
  • Variety of organic food and drink options.
  • Dog friendly outdoor seating.
  • Oceanfront

View from the outdoor seating area.
  • Happy Hour - Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm
  • Shrimp Tuesdays - $10 for a full pound of peel and eat shrimp (normally $19.95)

Serving:  Lunch and Dinner

Location:  2805 S. Oceanshore Boulevard * Flagler Beach, FL 32136 


BLT Wrap with fries.


Stonewood Grill & Tavern

Highlights & Features:  
  • The pretzel bread sticks are simply amazing. Be sure to ask for seconds.
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Fire Pit
  • Separate Full Bar
  • Crafted Tuesdays - $2 off craft drafts and specialty burger
  • Wine Down Wednesday - 1/2 off selected bottles of wine
  • Three Olives Thursday - $5 martinis made with Three Olives vodkas

Serving:  Dinner only

Location: 100 S. Atlantic Avenue * Ormond Beach, FL 32176