5 Best Oceanfront Restaurants in Flagler Beach, Florida

Flagler Beach is located 70 miles south of Jacksonville and serves as the jewel city of the Palm Coast region. Residents enjoy the small-town feel. Tourists come for the uncrowded shoreline, eclectic shops, and ocean-view dining. And diners have plenty of options.

Whether visitors are surfers looking to catch a rideable wave or bikers making their way up from Daytona, everybody grabs something to eat in Flagler Beach. Dotted with venerable fixtures and new start-ups, the food scene along this section of A1A is a destination in itself.

Flagler Beach Oceanside Bloody Mary - credit: Michael C. Upton
Flagler Beach Oceanside Bloody Mary - credit: Michael C. Upton / s

Next Door Beach Bistro

With water views and lush indoor seating, Next Door Beach Bistro excels with casual, coastal dishes elevated to Nouvelle cuisine standards. Signature dishes like duck confit, bouillabaisse, and salmon tartare make choosing a challenging decision. But fear not ye of everyday tastes, the burger is just as good!

Next Door has an extensive wine list and signature cocktails crafted with French gin, small-batch bourbon, and other fine spirits. Experienced guests relish the bourbon raisin bread pudding to cap off their dining experience with

High Tides at Snack Jack

The peel-and-eat shrimp at High Tides at Snack Jack are loved by locals. Serving oceanside since 1947, the eatery features wild-caught seafood, traditional southern fried baskets, and local specialties like alligator tail. The outside deck offers picnic table seating steps from the sand.

Painted turquoise and red, travelers cannot miss this lunch and dinner hotspot. Pull over for complimentary valet parking. Tourists consider it nostalgic, while locals boast Snack Jack serves the best seafood around. Dinners are served in the Florida tradition, with hush puppies, cole slaw, and a choice of sides.

Tortugas Kitchen & Bar

Tortugas is the fun time bar and grill; its second-floor seating offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Diners can spot dolphins while feasting on a selection of fun starters. The sweet and spicy firecracker shrimp, bacon-wrapped plantains, and conch fritters are fan favorites.

The menu is comprised of salads, burgers, sandwiches, and tropical-themed entrees. Tortuga’s claims their key lime pie is world famous. Owners say the recipe comes straight from the Florida Keys, and the pies are made fresh daily.

Funky Pelican

One of the most iconic buildings in Flagler Beach is home to the Funky Pelican. Diners seated above the beach enjoy views of the town’s historic pier. The Funky Pelican is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also specialize in “funky” cocktails.

A succinct breakfast menu provides southern staples like shrimp and grits alongside traditional items like blueberry pancakes. Lunch and dinner are on the same menu, with favorites from around the country—Philly steaks, Cajun Jambalaya, and Buffalo shrimp—they have wings, too. Sandwiches, salads, and a kids section round out the menu.

Oceanside Bar & Grill

The lapping waves are the perfect backdrop for an Oceanside Bloody Mary. Knowledgeable and friendly staff make sure guests get what they need as soon as they take a seat on the second-floor, outdoor dining area. The Bloody pairs with a massive and decadent breakfast menu.

At Oceanside, the Yuengling beer battered fish and chips are the stars, but seafood fans also enjoy blackened Mahi Mahi, coconut shrimp, and tropical salmon. The menu includes the standard local fare and expected pub grub. The Oceanside merch is as cool as the frozen drinks served in collectible silicone pints.