With its location right on eastern Florida’s Atlantic coastline, it should come as no surprise that the Daytona Beach area is a prime destination for seafood lovers. And the top reason the seafood is so good here is similarly unsurprising — whether grilled, broiled, fried, blackened or baked, seafood is always best when it’s fresh.
It stands to reason that, with area fishing vessels bringing in and distributing their fresh catches here daily, the Daytona Beach area also shines particularly brightly when it comes to one particular seafood-lovers’ favorite — the fish sandwich. So, the next time you’re craving a fish sandwich in the Daytona Beach area, head for one of these six locals’-approved restaurants to grab one:
- Charlie Horse Restaurant, 810 South Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach
This family-owned and -operated seafood restaurant in Ormond Beach offers a range of fish sandwiches — a Mahi-Mahi Sandwich that’s served fried, gilled or Cajun-style; a Fried Haddock Sandwich featuring perfectly fried mild white haddock; a Captain’s Catch–Reuben Style featuring fried fish topped with melted cheese and cole slaw, and served on grilled rye bread; and a Fish Sandwich featuring the catch of the day served fried, gilled or Cajun-style.
- Caribbean Jack’s, 721 Ballough Road, Daytona Beach
This waterfront restaurant on the Halifax River offers indoor and outdoor dining, as well as a trio of fabulous fish sandwiches — Jack’s Jumbo Fish with wild-caught Atlantic haddock served fried, grilled or blackened; the Fish Reuben with wild-caught Atlantic haddock served grilled, blackened or fried and topped with melted Swiss cheese, remoulade and Caribbean slaw, all served on grilled marble rye; and the Mahi BLT with blackened or grilled Mahi-Mahi topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato and remoulade.
- Ocean Deck, 127 South Ocean Ave., Daytona Beach
This oceanfront restaurant and beach club serves up a pair of fish sandwich options — the Fisherman with deep-fried cod dipped in a secret seasoned batter and piled high on a roll, and the signature Mahi-Mahi featuring an 8-ounce filet marinated with special seasonings that’s flame-grilled.
- Bay Street Seafood Market and Grill, 141 Bay Street, Daytona Beach
This seafood restaurant/market serves up a long list of fish sandwich variations, all fresh-caught and delicious — a Haddock Sandwich (fried, grilled or blackened), a Salmon Sandwich (grilled or blackened), a Tuna Sandwich (grilled or blackened), a Mahi Sandwich (fried, grilled or blackened), a Swordfish Sandwich (grilled or blackened), a Salmon Club (grilled or blackened) with Swiss and bacon on marble rye, and a Fish Reuben featuring the fish of the day (fried, grilled or blackened) topped with Swiss, cole slaw and Thousand Island.
- Millie’s Restaurant & Catering, 3218 South Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach
The Local Fish Sandwich at Millie’s features the fish of the day served fried, grilled or blackened with pickle, lettuce, tomato and house tartar.
- Hull’s Seafood Kitchen, 111 West Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach
This seafood market/kitchen offers its fish sandwiches in a range of varieties including grouper, yellowfin tuna, flounder, mahi-mahi, salmon and cod, each served up on a fresh bakery roll. Owned by a boat captain and avid fisherman, you can rest assured knowing that your seafood here will be the freshest available.
There are few better places than the Atlantic coast for fresh-caught seafood, and the Daytona Beach area offers plenty of prime restaurants for getting your fresh seafood fix. Start planning your trip today — and don’t forget to bring your appetite!