We Tried At Least 1 New Restaurant Every Week in 2019 – Here’s our Top 10


Becoming field experts in local eats ain’t easy, but someone’s gotta do it.

For the second year in a row, we committed to trying at least one new restaurant a week on the Space Coast, and sharing our favorites along the way via Instagram (@spacecoastfoodies). In no particular order, here were our favorite spots we came across this year. (See last year’s top 6 list here)

1. 4th Street Fillin Station – Cocoa Beach

A foodie hotspot disguised as a quirky gas station. Diverse menu with creative spins on American favorites, including clean-eating options. Killer outdoor patio space great for groups.

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2. Ember & Oak – Downtown Melbourne

Next-level eating. Impressive, ever-changing menu of high-quality meats, charcuterie boards, and more. Splurge for the wallet and the tummy, but if you’re gunna go big, go here.

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3. Rising Tide & Tap – Cape Canaveral

Great craft burgers, tacos, and view of Exploration Tower. Group-friendly.

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4. Mangia & Bevi – Cocoa Beach

Easy to miss in its small, strip-mall location, but this is the most authentic Napoli-style Italian pizza you’ll find on the Space Coast.

5. Something Sweet Cake Studio – Port St. John

They didn’t win Cupcake Wars for nothing. The sweets here and no joke, and the cinnamon rolls are life-changing.

6. Third Culture Kitchen – Titusville

Global fusion dishes you won’t see anywhere else. Thoughtfully prepared food in a hip interior space. Ahead of its time in this town.

7. Green Turtle Market – Indian Harbour Beach

Beautiful, gourmet eats at a small restaurant located inside a specialty market. Don’t skip the lobster roll!

8. Merritt Island Pancake House – Merritt Island

Endless variety of perfect, sweet, fluffy pancakes inside a humble breakfast diner. Their cinnamon roll pancake is the stuff of legends.

9. Old Grant Creamery / Maggie’s Ice Cream – Grant, Viera

The best homemade ice cream on the Space Coast. Two different locations. Maggie’s has a larger variety of flavors, or go to Grant for the more charming atmosphere.

10. Pompano Grill- Cocoa Beach

Thoughtfully prepared, gourmet food where every bite is a joyful flavor experience. Intimate, date-night atmosphere.

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There you have it! And believe it or not, we still have a lengthy list of places to hit up in 2020. Have a recommendation for us? Connect with us on Instagram @spacecoastfoodies.

p.s. 2019 wasn’t just a big year for us in terms of restaurants visited – it’s also the year we created a line of cool Space Coast-themed apparel! Check it out here

Space coast apparel

We love where we live, so we made some pretty cool apparel to show it off...


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