20 essential New Smyrna Beach bars and restaurants everyone should visit at least once

New Smyrna Beach is without a doubt one of the Orlando area's favorite patches of sand. Over the years this small beach town has blossomed into a hub for serious foodie joints, with a wide variety of restaurants and bars to choose from. We've gathered a few mandatory spots everyone should check out at least once.

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Third Wave Cafe & Wine Bar
204 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 402-7864
Stop by Third Wave for their famous crepes and coffee, brewed from beans courtesy of nearby Island Roasters. Just three blocks from the beach, take a break from the sun and lounge in the cool cafe and grab brunch in the outdoor patio loved by locals and tourists. Arrive early for happy hour at the bar from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and finish off the evening with dinner served under the twinkling canopy.
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Third Wave Cafe & Wine Bar

204 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 402-7864
Stop by Third Wave for their famous crepes and coffee, brewed from beans courtesy of nearby Island Roasters. Just three blocks from the beach, take a break from the sun and lounge in the cool cafe and grab brunch in the outdoor patio loved by locals and tourists. Arrive early for happy hour at the bar from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and finish off the evening with dinner served under the twinkling canopy.
Photo via Third Wave Cafe/Facebook
Tayton O’Brians 
410 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 957-3869
This Irish Pub and Grill is a brief walk away from beach access, and hosts outdoor seating. Tayton O’Brians offers the largest beer selection in the area and serves homemade Irish-style dishes, like the Dublin Stacker Melt and Chicken Cordon Dublin. Drop by for weekday specials, like Tuesday Irish Night, and weekly entertainment.
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Tayton O’Brians

410 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 957-3869
This Irish Pub and Grill is a brief walk away from beach access, and hosts outdoor seating. Tayton O’Brians offers the largest beer selection in the area and serves homemade Irish-style dishes, like the Dublin Stacker Melt and Chicken Cordon Dublin. Drop by for weekday specials, like Tuesday Irish Night, and weekly entertainment.
Photo via Tayton O’Brians/Facebook
The Garlic & Blu Bar 
556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 424-6600
Italian cuisine, live entertainment and a worldwide selection of wines can be found at The Garlic & Blu Bar. You can dine on signature dishes indoors or out, or sit at the tapas bar to enjoy the music and ambience. The Garlic can host private parties and accepts reservations for holidays and special events. 
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The Garlic & Blu Bar

556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 424-6600
Italian cuisine, live entertainment and a worldwide selection of wines can be found at The Garlic & Blu Bar. You can dine on signature dishes indoors or out, or sit at the tapas bar to enjoy the music and ambience. The Garlic can host private parties and accepts reservations for holidays and special events.
Photo via The Garlic/Official Website
Off The Hook Raw Bar & Grill 
747 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 402-9300
If you’re looking for seafood specialties, fried platters and a taste of Hawaiian style dishes, Off the Hook Raw Bar & Grill is the place. It’s located in the Indian River Village Plaza and houses over a dozen flat screen TVs for sports lovers. One of their most popular menu items—oysters.
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Off The Hook Raw Bar & Grill

747 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 402-9300
If you’re looking for seafood specialties, fried platters and a taste of Hawaiian style dishes, Off the Hook Raw Bar & Grill is the place. It’s located in the Indian River Village Plaza and houses over a dozen flat screen TVs for sports lovers. One of their most popular menu items—oysters.
Photo via travel_food_and_fun/Instagram
The Breakers Ocean Front Restaurant
518 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 428-2019
The Breakers Ocean Front Restaurant perfectly describes itself with its name. It’s located at the end of the Flagler Avenue strip, so it’s a good spot to people-watch while enjoying some liquor at the bar. They have 17 different burgers to choose from on their menu. As they like to say, “take a break at The Breakers”—you definitely can’t miss the baby pink building on your way to the beach.
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The Breakers Ocean Front Restaurant

518 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 428-2019
The Breakers Ocean Front Restaurant perfectly describes itself with its name. It’s located at the end of the Flagler Avenue strip, so it’s a good spot to people-watch while enjoying some liquor at the bar. They have 17 different burgers to choose from on their menu. As they like to say, “take a break at The Breakers”—you definitely can’t miss the baby pink building on your way to the beach.
Photo via _emily_lillian_/Instagram
Flagler Tavern & Pilar Bar 
414 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 402-8861
The Flagler Tavern has a little bit of everything for everyone. The downstairs Pilar Bar and deck serves traditional food and drink in a nautical atmosphere, and The Bounty at Flagler Tavern upstairs serves premium cocktails as well as the full restaurant menu. Let loose on the dance floor with every day live entertainment. Happy hour starts early Monday through Friday until 8 p.m, and brunch with mimosas served Saturdays and Sunday mornings.
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Flagler Tavern & Pilar Bar

414 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 402-8861
The Flagler Tavern has a little bit of everything for everyone. The downstairs Pilar Bar and deck serves traditional food and drink in a nautical atmosphere, and The Bounty at Flagler Tavern upstairs serves premium cocktails as well as the full restaurant menu. Let loose on the dance floor with every day live entertainment. Happy hour starts early Monday through Friday until 8 p.m, and brunch with mimosas served Saturdays and Sunday mornings.
Photo via nsbflaglertavern/Instagram
Toni & Joe’s Patio 
309 Buenos Aires St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 427-6850
An oceanfront patio is hard to beat. Toni & Joe’s Patio is right on the sand, serving up classic dishes, craft beer, and house wine, and boasting a steak hoagie as their best-selling menu item. The restaurant hosts a Full Moon party every month, and live music on the deck accompanies outdoor guests on weekends.
Photo via Toni & Joe’s Patio/Facebook

Toni & Joe’s Patio

309 Buenos Aires St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 427-6850
An oceanfront patio is hard to beat. Toni & Joe’s Patio is right on the sand, serving up classic dishes, craft beer, and house wine, and boasting a steak hoagie as their best-selling menu item. The restaurant hosts a Full Moon party every month, and live music on the deck accompanies outdoor guests on weekends.
Photo via Toni & Joe’s Patio/Facebook
Cafe Verde 
301 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 957-3958
Tucked away around the center of Flagler Avenue, Cafe Verde is a Mediterranean-style spot close to beach activities but conveniently apart from the busy streets. All menu items are made with locally grown ingredients. Cafe Verde offers vegetarian options, as well as gyros, tortas and Sunday brunch specials to be enjoyed indoors or in outdoor patio seating.
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Cafe Verde

301 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 957-3958
Tucked away around the center of Flagler Avenue, Cafe Verde is a Mediterranean-style spot close to beach activities but conveniently apart from the busy streets. All menu items are made with locally grown ingredients. Cafe Verde offers vegetarian options, as well as gyros, tortas and Sunday brunch specials to be enjoyed indoors or in outdoor patio seating.
Photo via Cheryl H./Yelp
Racing’s North Turn 
4511 S Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
(386) 322-3258
Racing history began at the exact location of Racing’s North Turn Restaurant and Racing Museum. In 2007, the restaurant was recognized as a historic landmark. It’s been voted Florida’s Best Beach Bar 8 years in a row. Enjoy live music with an ocean view, and try the prime rib sandwich, named in honor of legendary North Turn Racing driver Russ Truelove.
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Racing’s North Turn

4511 S Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127 (386) 322-3258
Racing history began at the exact location of Racing’s North Turn Restaurant and Racing Museum. In 2007, the restaurant was recognized as a historic landmark. It’s been voted Florida’s Best Beach Bar 8 years in a row. Enjoy live music with an ocean view, and try the prime rib sandwich, named in honor of legendary North Turn Racing driver Russ Truelove.
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Norwood’s Treehouse Eatery & Bar
400 E 2nd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 428-4621
Norwood’s Treehouse—yes, an actual treehouse—is known for its handcrafted cocktails and freshly caught seafood. Indoor service is available, or you can climb up the stairs to sip on draft wines and craft beers, all while enjoying the sunset from above. Daily specials include 2-for-1 premium drinks on Tuesdays and $5 Mimosas all day Sundays, as well as late night happy hour from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Photo via Norwood’s Treehouse Bar/Facebook

Norwood’s Treehouse Eatery & Bar

400 E 2nd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 428-4621
Norwood’s Treehouse—yes, an actual treehouse—is known for its handcrafted cocktails and freshly caught seafood. Indoor service is available, or you can climb up the stairs to sip on draft wines and craft beers, all while enjoying the sunset from above. Daily specials include 2-for-1 premium drinks on Tuesdays and $5 Mimosas all day Sundays, as well as late night happy hour from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Photo via Norwood’s Treehouse Bar/Facebook