In Daytona Beach, discovery happens daily. From kayaking in Tomoka State Park, to strolling through the Museum of Arts & Sciences, to renting bikes for a beach cruise, adventures await for all ages. Though these activities are as varied as they are fun, they all share one common theme: They shouldn’t be faced on an empty stomach! Beachside relaxation and area exploration alike require proper fueling up beforehand, and what better way to do that than with brunch at one of the area’s best restaurants?
Brunch typically hosts two crowds: There are those who enjoy the luxury of sleeping in during vacation and roll into brunch as a way to kick off their day; and then, there are others who opt for the sunrise stroll in the sand, have already had a few hours of adventuring, and are recharging for the rest of the day’s fun. No matter which camp you fall into, Daytona Beach has a restaurant that will hit just the spot. It's always best to check directly with the individual restaurants in advance for details and be sure to ask if reservations are recommended.
Head to one of these top brunch spots the next time you find your tummy rumbling in Daytona Beach:
This hot spot on A1A is a longtime favorite of locals and visitors alike. In fact, many regard it as the top casual breakfast spot in the area. Food is served from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., giving you a wide window for brunch.
LOCATION: 3280 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores
MUST-HAVES: “Marvelous Mimosa,” omelets, homemade apple fritters
If you’re feeling a little bit fancy, hit the best jazz brunch in town. Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Doc Bales' Grill at Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort hosts a Jazz Brunch. Savor oceanfront views as you enjoy the carving station, seafood raw bar, fruits & yogurt, cheese & antipasto platter, salad bar, steamed veggies and more. And, of course, don’t miss the mimosa bar!
LOCATION: 100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach
MUST-HAVES: Seafood raw bar, complimentary first glass of champagne
Looking for brunch, music and the beach? Head to the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach for brunch done Hard Rock-style, in "perfect harmony."
LOCATION: 918 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach
MUST-HAVE'S: Crab stuffed avocado, shrimp and grits, bottomless mimosas
This beachside location, with a large outdoor patio and indoor dining, serves a Sunday brunch you don't want to miss.
LOCATION: 30 South Atlantic Avenue, Ormond Beach
MUST HAVE'S: Thick-cut French toast, omelets, Bloody Mary and Mimosa specials
This comfortable, casual restaurant offers Southern-inspired cuisine in a unique historical setting. From starters to mains, to hand-helds, there's something tasty for every appetite on the Saturday and Sunday brunch menu at Rose Villa Southern Table.
LOCATION: 43 West Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach
MUST HAVE'S: Lobster Mac & Cheese, fresh Norwegian Salmon, Waffles and Cream
Is your mouth watering yet? Don’t wait, plan your summer getaway to Daytona Beach today, and be sure to bring your appetite!