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Waterfront Restaurants

Looking to enjoy a relaxing dinner while watching the sun set over the water? Here’s a listing of some of Florida Monthly’s top Florida waterfront restaurants.

Bar = Bar, HA = Handicap Accessible, R = Accepts Reservations, B, SB, L, D = Breakfast, Sunday Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Entrée Pricing: $ = < 20, $$ = 20-30, $$$ = 30-40, $$$$ = 40+ • Unless otherwise noted, restaurants are open daily.


Escambia County
Peg Leg Pete’s Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar
1010 Fort Pickens Rd., Pensacola Beach, (850) 932-4139, www.peglegpetes.com.
Experience waterfront dining, live entertainment and an oyster bar that serves oysters in more than a dozen styles. Bar, HA, L, D, $

Wakulla County
Angelo & Sons Seafood Restaurant
5 Mashes Sands Rd., Panacea, (850) 984-5168, www.angeloandsonsseafoodrestaurant.com.
Here, seafood and steak dishes are prepared by the Gulf, where “recipes are born, not copied.” Closed Tuesdays. Bar, HA, L, D $-$$

Bay County
Capt. Anderson's Restaurant and Waterfront Market
5551 N. Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach, (850) 234-2225, www.captanderson.com.
Gulf Coast specialties are abound, as are select cuts of fresh meat. Re-opens Jan. 29, closed Sundays. Bar, HA, R, D, $-$$


Putnam County
3 Bananas
11 South Lake St., Crescent City, (386) 698-2861, www.3bananas.com.
This casual, family-owned establishment on Lake Crescent serves Old Florida food, excellent burgers and fish sandwiches. Closed Tuesdays. Bar, HA, L, D, $

Flagler County
The Golden Lion Cafe
500 N Scenic Highway A1A,
Flagler Beach, (386) 439-3004, www.goldenlioncafe.com.
Overlooking Flagler Beach, the Golden Lion offers a variety of signature dishes and live, weekend music. Bar, HA, L, D, $

St. Johns County
4100 Coastal Hwy, St. Augustine, (904) 824-8008, www.thereefstaugustine.com.
Enjoy fresh seafood in a historic setting.


Polk County
Zohra's Lakeside
101 Lake Wire Dr., Lakeland, (863) 687-6114, www.zohrasrestaurant.com.
Featuring “global comfort food,” Zohra’s offers fine dining, a lakeside view and American food with Mediterranean flavors. Closed Sundays. HA, R, L, D, $

Indian River County
Ocean Grill
1050 Sexton Plaza, Vero Beach, (772) 231-5409, www.ocean-grill.com.
Offering the freshest seafood, the Ocean Grill’s sophisticated dining room is located beachside, just yards from the Atlantic. Bar, HA, R, L, D, $$

Citrus County
Crackers Bar & Grill
502 NW 6th St., Crystal River, (352) 795-3999, www.crackersbargrillandtiki.com.
Serving all-American food, Crackers also has boat slips for the hungry boater. Bar, HA, L, D, $


Monroe County
Lorelei Restaurant And Cabana Bar
81924 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, (305) 664-4656, www.loreleifloridakeys.com.
“The pulse of Islamorada” offers seafood and bayside drinks year-round. B, L, D, $

Lazy Days
MM 79.9, Islamorada, (305) 664-5256, www.keysdining.com/lazydays/
Enjoy laid back, oceanfront dining and Keys-style dishes. Lazy Days offers seafood, seafood pastas, vegetarian pastas, sandwiches, steaks and chicken at reasonable prices.

Miami-Dade County
The Rusty Pelican Restaurant
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, (305) 361-3818, miami.therustypelican.com.
With island influenced salsas and flavors, the Pelican offers fine dining and views. Bar, HA, R, L, D, $$

Palm Beach County
Old Key Lime House
300 E. Ocean Avenue, Lantana, (561) 582-1889, www.oldkeylimehouse.com.
Old Key Lime House offers tall, cool beverages, fine food, a cheerful friendly staff and a casual tropical setting with a panoramic view of the Intracoastal Waterway.


Manatee County
The Sunhouse Restaurant & Bar 111 Gulf Drive South,
Bradenton Beach, (941) 782-1122, www.thesunhouserestaurant.com.
Floribbean ingredients such as coconut, curry and nuts blend together to make a distinct style. Bar, HA, L, D $

The Waterfront Restaurant
111 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, (941) 778-1515.
Try local, seasonal seafood while sampling a glass of micro-brew or wine.

Hillsborough County
The Rusty Pelican Restaurant
2425 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, (813) 281-1943.
With island influenced salsas and flavors, the Pelican offers fine dining and views. Bar, HA, R, L, D, $$

Charlotte County
Riviera Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
5500 Deltona Drive, Punta Gorda, (941) 639-2633, www.rivieraoysterbar.com.
Serving all sorts of surf & turf, Riviera does everything from frying to sautéing. Closed Mondays. Bar, HA, R, D, $-$$

Collier County
The Riverwalk Fish & Ale House
U.S. 41 East at Goodlette Rd., Naples, (239) 262-4200.
Founded in 1979, the Riverwalk features innovative, moderately-priced, Florida-influenced food—including great fresh fish, salads, sandwiches, tropical drinks, and service that makes you smile.