Waterfront Dining in Your Monterey: Florida's East Coast

Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 12:00AM

Although you won't find a giant 27-pound lobster like the one that was just caught off the coast of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, there is plenty of lobster and other seafood, as well as delicious turf-oriented entrees to be found at our ongoing and eclectic collection of waterfront restaurants.

This week's edition of 'Waterfront Dining in Your Monterey' features some our favorites along the east coast of Florida, all with fantastic views!

Jacksonville Landing is situated on the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville in Northeast Florida. The gorgeous St. Johns River, one of a few rivers in the U.S. that flows north, is the area's crowning jewel. Variety is the spice of life, and you'll find more than a bit of variety amongst the dining venues at Jacksonville Landing. The great thing is, no matter where you decide to stop, the St. Johns River always provides a gorgeous view! Try American Grill, Benny's Steak & Seafood, Chicago Pizza & Sports Grille, Cinco de Mayo, Fionn MacCool's Irish Restaurant & Pub, Hooters, Koja Sushi, Village Bread Cafe, and Vito's Italian Cafe, for full service. The Landing also hosts more than 300 events each year.

Visit the Conch House Restaurant in St. Augustine and you'll feel like you took a little trip to the Caribbean. The world famous Conch House Lounge is Northeast Florida's premier cocktail lounge, featuring live entertainment each weekend, including 'Reggae Sundays' during the summer. The Seminole Raw Bar and Everglades Dining Patio with its Live Alligator Exhibit offer a very unique dining experience. You can sit under a palm tree on the outside deck or dine in one of the unique Jamaican-style huts over the water. The state-of-the-art marina is conveniently located on Salt Run just off the Intracoastal waterway and 1000 feet from the St. Augustine Inlet.

Miami has its own extensive page of waterfront restaurants, and you can explore them here:

Everyone knows that food always tastes better served outdoors, or with a fantastic view, and that getting there in your Monterey is half the fun. So explore and enjoy!













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