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New and good in Cocoa Beach area?

JulieF Jun 28, 2008 07:07 AM

We're making our annual trek to Cocoa Beach. Looking to try any new (and good)
restaurants in the area -- we like almost everything. We have some old favorites, but
always looking to improve and add to the mix. All suggestions greatly appreciated!

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    makymark02 Jul 10, 2008 10:14 AM

    I was just there and thanks to another post i went to Simply Delish for breakfast and it was wonderful the best quiche i have ever had. And the French toast i hear is the best i did see a plat of it and it looked good. I only complaint is they charge 1.70 for a glass of water. I also went to Izzys i new restaurant that i had a discount from restaurant.com and it was good but not outstanding. Lovely place good service and food was good just needed something to as Emeril would say Kick it up a notch

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      cavandre Jun 29, 2008 06:58 AM

      I can personally recommend...

      Silvestro's in Cocoa Beach (http://www.silvestros.com/


      Cafe Marguax in Cocoa Village (http://www.margaux.com/) -same oweners as Ulysses

      Scotts on Fifth in Indialantic (http://www.scottsonfifth.com/


      We've haven't gotten there yet, but keep hearing very good things about The Fat Schnook. ( http://thefatsnook.com/ )

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      1. re: cavandre
        JulieF Jun 30, 2008 06:16 PM

        Most appreciated!

        1. re: JulieF
          mustardgm Jul 2, 2008 06:32 AM

          Assuming you really mean Cocoa Beach, and not Brevard County, not a whole lot of new places have opened in the last few years. Certainly The Fat Snook should be at the top of the list, for all of its accolades it truly is worth a visit, small but great, definitely try and get a reservation, they only have 15 tables! They are the only new restaurant I can think of that has opened in Cocoa Beach in the last two years. And don't forget my favorite breakfast spot, Simply Delicious.

          1. re: mustardgm
            JulieF Jul 8, 2008 02:40 PM

            Wanted to report back to all..that in addition to some of the old places, we tried the Fat Snook. We had made reservations for the two of us when we later learned my husband's daughter and son in law would be joining us from Orlando. John was responsive both by email and by phone and was able to enlarge our table reservation with no problems.

            Food wise -- everything was wonderful! First -- Yes, reservations are necessary because it is small; not that much atmosphere; but still quite comfortable.We saw the talbes turned over a couple times as we were leisurely dining. The entrees include your choice of a small salad -- we tried 2 of the three: the caesar salad and the orange almond; the latter being iceberg lettuce with mandarin oranges and slivered almonds and a rice wine vinaigrette (like sunomono).For entrees -- the daughter in law had one of the fish specials (mahi mahi) which she really liked. There are two daily -- catch #1 and catch #2; her husband had the grilled sirloin with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and fennel dust. He's a big eater and ate every bite. It was cooked perfectly as ordered. My husband had the filet mignon with "black lava salt" and blue cheese (a small square pat on top) in a blackberry demiglace -- said he'd highly recommend. I had the breast of duck with pinot noir/fig reduction sauce. Again, a nice size portion that came with polenta and a vegetable medley. Duck was very tender, tasty, and the sauce was a great sweet contrast. We also tried a couple of their deserts -- chocolate pot de creme -- sinfully thick and rich and with amaretto and kahlua liqueurs; chocolate mousse cake -- big enough to share; and an authentic key lime pie. Oh, forgot to mention, the amuse bouche that evening was a tiny glass of sangria with bits of fruit. Happy to answer any questions.
            We DEFINITELY will be back at the Fat Snook!! Thanks again for the recs.

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        cavandre Jun 28, 2008 08:54 AM

        Define "New"!

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        1. re: cavandre
          rudykins Jun 28, 2008 10:40 AM

          There's an amazing steakhouse in downtown Cocoa: Ulysses

          1. re: rudykins
            cavandre Jun 28, 2008 02:29 PM


            The prices are fairly steep there...worth the $$$?

            1. re: cavandre
              rudykins Jun 29, 2008 02:07 PM

              Yes, believe it or not. The food and the service were absolutely perfect--and I say that rarely.

          2. re: cavandre
            JulieF Jun 28, 2008 08:04 PM

            New = Last couple of years...

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