This Christmas, you may find yourself opting to eat out for your holiday meal. Whether you are in town for one of the many Christmas spectaculars, enjoying a winter getaway at the beach or simply a local family looking for a new tradition, there are a number of delicious restaurants ready to accommodate you in Daytona Beach. Whatever your reason, any one of these restaurants will welcome you to their table for a warm meal and celebration of the season:
Indulge in a holiday treat by ordering a 10-ounce New York strip steak dinner or by sipping on the Bloody Mary special. This Ormond Beach restaurant gives a nod to traditional British and Irish fare, with plenty of American dishes interspersed into the offerings. The menu includes a variety of pastas, burgers, steaks and seafood, as well as classic dishes such as shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and bangers and mash. Sitting outside on the deck with a specially priced $4 margarita in hand may just outshine sipping eggnog this year, so head on over! No reservations are required.
Location: 890 South Atlantic Avenue, Ormond Beach
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Craving a home-cooked meal at a great value this Christmas? Look no further than Duff’s Buffet, where everything is freshly prepared. Choose from holiday classics like carved ham, turkey and roast beef, and be sure to fill up your plate with Southern side dishes, fresh fruit and delectable desserts. The restaurant is conveniently located in Bellair Plaza, and no reservations are required.
Location: 2667 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Eve; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Day
This Christmas, savor a Southern twist on American comfort food in downtown New Smyrna Beach. The restaurant, which is open 365 days a year, offers a traditional Christmas dinner and a special holiday menu featuring Christmas pork osso bucco and filet mignon. Additionally, several of the restaurant’s favorite menu items will be available, such as the parmesan-encrusted mahi dish and the smoked gouda cheese grits bowl with sautéed shrimp and andouille sausage. And, if the Christmas spirit makes you so inclined, sip on a Peppermintini as you enjoy your meal. Reservations are available for parties of all sizes, but walk-ins are welcomed.
Location: 235 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Christmas
Enjoy a Daytona Beach experience that’s been happening along the Halifax River for many years. Christmas looks beautiful with the river views from the Chart House, and it tastes even better! Here, the dinner is scenic and delicious, thanks to creative twists on classic dishes, holiday specials and fresh local seafood. Feel free to bring the kids —children’s portions are also available. Reservations are recommended — make yours today!
Location: 1100 Marina Point Drive, Daytona Beach
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
In addition to these restaurants, several local hotels are providing celebratory Christmas meals — be sure to check your hotel’s website. And if you haven’t booked your holiday getaway yet, what are you waiting for? The Daytona Beach area is brimming with fun activities, holiday shows and seasonal specials. Plan your trip today!