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 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:
The Cracked Egg Diner
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
Doc Bales’ Grill
Doc Bales’ Grill at Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort hosts a breakfast buffet. Design your own omelet, enjoy both the chilled selections such as smoked salmon, and the hot selections that feature cheddar cheese grits and sawmill sausage gravy.
LOCATION: 100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach
Brunch Remix at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Looking for brunch, music and the beach? On Saturdays and Sundays, 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
Lulu’s Oceanside Grill
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.
Rose Villa Southern Table
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
Tucked inside Dunn’s Attic 7 Auction House, Rosie’s Cafe’s breakfast on the go includes fresh bakery muffins, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and coffee.
LOCATION: 136 West Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach
MUST HAVE’S: Southern Style Biscuits & Creamy Sausage Gravy.
Is your mouth watering yet? Don’t wait, plan your summer getaway to Daytona Beach today, and be sure to bring your appetite!