Daytona’s Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club | RTX Traveler Magazine

Fresh seafood, cold drinks and endless entertainment

144869792_webDaytona has no shortage of restaurants serving up fresh seafood and stellar beach views, but the Ocean Deck stands out among all others for its variety of options for diners, beach bums and nightlife seekers alike. It’s been serving locals and visitors alike since the 1940s, so they must be doing something right.

Stroll up from the beach and grab a drink and a bite from the super casual original Lower Deck open-air bar, where you might partake in a pickup game of beach volleyball or maybe awe the crowd with your karaoke skills. Later, groove to live reggae music and share a bucket-size specialty cocktail while dancing the night away with the sand between your toes.

For a more family-friendly environment or if you need to beat the heat, head to the air-conditioned dining room of the Upper Deck with plenty of table and bar seating, and big-screen televisions so you won’t miss the game. You’ll still get a great view of the beach and the Lower Deck activities taking place below. To avoid the wait on a busy night, grab a seat at the bar for excellent service.

If you want the beach dining experience without the frenetic energy of the Lower Deck, request to be seated in the West Deck, an open-air dining room with picnic table seating for up to 70 people. This room can also be rented out for events and private parties.

The menu itself offers even more choices than the dining options, so take your time and start off with a signature cocktail while you decide. Many menu items include the descriptive “Rasta” which does not just refer to the nightly Reggae music. The Ocean Deck’s Rasta Sauce is so popular that they started bottling and selling it, and you can add it to pretty much anything on the menu that doesn’t already come with it. The spicy, zesty Caribbean sauce can be used as a marinade or topping.

The Rasta fish dip is a popular appetizer, as are the lump crab cakes and Rasta shrimp quesadilla. The Ahi yellow fin tuna salad with salsa vinaigrette dressing is a great salad selection, and the Mahi Mahi sandwich has been a favorite among regulars for years. For an exceptional dinner entrée, the Shipwreck platter with large Gulf shrimp, Alaskan snow crab legs, Gulf coast oysters and clams is sure to give you the seafood fix you’ve been craving. End dinner on a sweet note with a slice of refreshing key lime pie.

Whether you’re looking for fun family dining or a lively and casual nightlife scene, Daytona’s Ocean Deck is the place to be!

Good to know: About half a mile from the Daytona Regency, it’s a relatively easy walk along the beach, but if you’re not up for it they do offer valet parking.

127 South Ocean Avenue
Daytona Beach, Florida 32118
(386) 253-5224
Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.

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