Cape Canaveral

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ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Cape Canaveral

Café Margaux

Across the Indian River from Merritt Island, fine wine and French-inspired fare rule at this upscale, Parisian-themed restaurant. Expect dishes like five-spice seared tuna smothered in plum wine and caramelized ginger sauce.

220 Brevard Ave., FL, 321-639-8343, www.margaux.com
Tags: romance | expensive | french

Coconuts on the Beach

Large jungle- and ocean-scene murals and an outdoor tiki bar contribute to the tropical feel here. Try the coconut-crusted shrimp or enjoy their tropical cocktails on the beach.

FL, 321-784-1422, www.coconutsonthebeach.com
Tags: budget

Rusty's Seafood and Oyster Bar

This good, old-fashioned Florida seafood bar serves up steamed oysters, boiled shrimp, crab legs, and corn on the cob. Thanks to the bar, it can get noisy.

628 Glenn Cheek Dr., FL, 321-783-2033, www.rustysseafood.com
Tags: family | seafood | bar

Surf Seafood and Oyster Bar

This local favorite has been serving steaks and fresh seafood since 1948. The grill is upscale, while the adjacent oyster bar is more casual.

2 S Atlantic Ave, FL, 321-783-2401, www.surfbarandgrill.com
Tags: moderate

The Black Tulip

Located in historic Cocoa Village, this quaint restaurant is known for its excellent daily specials and popular dishes like the baked, banana- and dill-covered mahi mahi.

207 Brevard Ave, FL, 321-631-1133, www.theblacktulip.net
Tags: expensive | smart splurge | brunch

The Mango Tree

Order the Indian River crab cakes and the daily special. In winter nab a seat by the fireplace in the original dining room – in summer head for the pond-view garden room.

118 N. Atlantic Ave., FL, 321-799-0513, www.themangotreerestaurant.com
Tags: seafood | expensive

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