Overnite in Coco Beach
- Fred19 Feb 2, 2007 04:28 AM
Will be in Coco Beach on Saturday nite. We are looking for a good seafood shack type place nearby, or any other good Chowhound type place. Please do not reply after 2/4/07. Thanks
And we'll still reply after Feb. 4, because that's how knowledge grows on this board! :-)
My 2 cents: Avoid Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty at all costs. The best thing they ever served (at their New Jersey locations) was the lobster bisque, and for some odd reason the Cocoa Beach location does not have it!
Sorry. I am just not that into the Ron Jon thing. Back in 1970 Ron Jons was just a little surf shop that we'd buy rafts and flip flops from. Now it's just a tourist trap from hell! I share the disdain of anything touristy along with many of my fellow Floridians. But I do love the theme parks and beaches so I'm not completely jaded!!
Covert Ops - you never ate at Capt Eds?
Oh, I hated Ron Jon's too. I could never understand all those billboards on the Bee Line -- yeah, if I need an overpriced swimsuit at 3 a.m., I know where to go! I wish they at least served food. :-P
Nope, never made it to Capt. Ed's. I lived in Suntree and out near Lake Washington, didn't quite make it up that far.
I was wondering if the resort had any new interesting restaurants catering to the cruising crowd, or whatever. :-P
If you want to stay near Cocoa Beach, try Boston's Beef and Seafood on A1A in Cape Canaveral, just a few minutes drive south. If you don't mind driving a little way, Corky Bell's is on US 1 a few miles north of the US1/528 junction.
Boston's is run by New Englanders and is usually packed to the rafters with snowbirds and retirees from up north. The fish/clams/scallops are fried and the lobster rolls (the only place I know of that has them) are a treat.
Corky Bell's is devoted to Florida style fried seafood.