It developed a bit of a reputation as a wild spring break destination back in the day, but Daytona Beach has so much more to offer, including some mouthwatering grub for minimal dough. When you’re done soaking up the sun or watching the race at Daytona International Speedway, add these spots to the list of excellent eateries to try.
Rosie’s Italian Bakery & Cafe
Not only can you get pastries and sweet treats at Rosie’s, but delicious New York-style deli sandwiches are on the menu as well. If you do get lunch, just make sure you save room for one of their classic desserts, like a black-and-white cookie, cannoli, or raspberry thumbprint.
Tia Cori’s Tacos
Tia Cori’s is the self-proclaimed home of the $5 margarita and the $1.50 taco, so why not try both? They also boast a popular daily happy hour from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and an outdoor patio which is open all year-round, thanks to Daytona’s pleasant climate. On Friday, nights, stop by to enjoy the sounds of a live mariachi band along with your dinner.
Corleone’s Famous New York Pizza & Gyros
Uniting two undeniably crave-worthy items, you don’t have to choose between a slice and a gyro at Corleone’s. Specializing in thin-crust pizza, they have a selection of white and red sauce pies. Lamb and beef gyros aren’t the only Greek specialty here; try the Charbroiled Chicken Souvlaki Sandwich on Pita, or wait until dessert to enjoy the Baklava and Tiramisu.
Antman’s Crazy Kitchen
Get breakfast or lunch in this cozy eatery, which specializes in subs and sandwiches. Regulars rave about the Philly Cheese Steak, and other hot subs include Meatball, Italian Sausage, and Eggplant. Cold subs, salads, soups, and sides like steak fries and potato salad round out the menu.
Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q
Fans of smoked, pulled, and grilled meats will love this casual joint, which has everything from sandwich baskets to combination dinners for those who just can’t make up their minds. Don’t forget about the “extra fixing’s,” including deep-fried okra, southern green beans, and mac and cheese.