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Nov 3, 2010 01:05 PM

Real food in Port Canaveral before cruise?!

God help me I'm going on a cruise out of Port Canaveral & don't anticipate having very much in the way of real cooking for a week, so hoping to have a decent meal as close to the port as possible before getting on board the ship. I know my travel companions will be spastic until they know we're at the ship on time, so there's no question of stopping on the way. I looked at a satellite photo of Port Canaveral & it looks like there are a number of seafood restaurants with salty, touristy names. If anyone knows if any of these have real food, I'd appreciate it. Sorry for the snotty sounding post. I'm a total food snob & dreading a week of eating meals that are prepared for 2,000 people at a time.

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  1. Closest to the Port, Fishlips gets my vote. If you can get them to deviate a bit, Cafe Margaux in Cocoa will get you a good meal.

    Cafe Margaux Restaurant
    220 Brevard Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922

    1. Is this your first cruise?

      1. There used to be a Jamacian place right by the port that I liked. Can't remember the name or if it's still there, but if you see it, it may be worth checking out. Also, this is not exactly next to the port, but my first choice in the area would be Dixie Crossroads over in Titusville. Here's my thoughts on my blog:

        But in all reality, I would just go straight to the boat and eat. You already paid for the food, and the buffets will be open as soon as you board. Deal with the ship food in Florida and save your dining adventures in the foreign countries!

        Dixie Crossroads
        1475 Garden St, Titusville, FL 32796