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Food, Entertainment & More in Quaint Flagler Beach Town

Jillann Gildea
Jillann Gildea
If you’re heading to the beach, you can leave your picnic basket at home because from breakfast to dinner it’s all on Flagler Beach and includes water views and more!

The Turtle Shack: (2123 Florida A1A N.)

The locals kept telling me “you have just got to try the crab cakes”. Now that I have, I can’t seem to stop going back for them!!  I have to recommend them as the best on the beach. The Turtle Shack is a family owned business with a friendly atmosphere, a good variety of menu options, craft beers and dining inside or out overlooking the ocean. 

The Golden Lion: (500 Florida A1A N.)

You can dance in the sand in front of a Calypso Band on Sunday afternoons in this establishment. The menu has a variety of items but if you are looking for seafood welcome to seafood paradise. 

I really enjoyed sitting at the Raw Bar and talking with John about the fresh oysters while he shucked them for me. This former “sea boat captain” really knows his fish.  Whether you are looking for Florida Apalachicola Oysters or Connecticut Blue Points you’ll find them here. Be sure to check out their Seafood Tower, a recent addition to the menu which included Lobster, mussels, shrimp and oysters.    Their menu has a variety of foods to suit anyone. If you can, stay for the moon rising while dining on the top deck overlooking the ocean. 

Flagler Beachfront Winery: (611 Florida A1A N.)

 overlooking the Atlantic Ocean this family owned Artisan winery makes their wine  on site from grapes grown in the United States. Some of their grapes are organic from their Ohio farms. The Tapas boards are delicious and included some gorgonzola, olives, roasted peppers and artisan bread. You can do a tasting during normal business hours and enjoy live entertainment on Friday nights. The Merlot was ideal!

Sweetwater’s Bar & Grille & The Tuscan Grille: (820 Moody Lane)

A family owned business which is located on the Intercostal waterway and just under the bridge on the Oceanside you will find these two gems. It’s not uncommon to see dolphin swimming by and some yachts in this location. Sweetwater’s features dining in the boathouse or out on the deck and live entertainment daily weather permitting. The menu has a variety of food and a full bar. The garlic muscles were scrumptious!

The Tuscan Grille is at the same location and has got to be one of the best Italian Restaurants we’ve eaten at. The Veal Parmesan was perfection, the service was ideal. Dine in or out but plan ahead as this popular spot on weekends can have a wait. The live music makes the wait fly right by and you can enjoy a beautiful intercostal view of boats and marine life while you’re waiting.  

The Funky Pelican: (215 Hwy A1A)

 Located at the Flagler Beach Pier, whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner this is a must do. The Orange Creamsicle Pancakes, the “Funked Up Mary” (A cocktail that’s a meal in itself), the Blackened Mahi Rueben or the Queso Laredo Nachos are just some of our favorites. Your oceanfront dining experience will create lasting memories. Don’t forget to write your name on the chalkboard outside and make your mark in this quaint Florida Beach Town.

Stay tuned for our next dining experience as we head south on the beach and bring you even more dining with a View From The Shore!