20 Waterfront Restaurants

St. Johns River, Florida

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20 Waterfront Restaurants

Along the Historic St. Johns River (and Tributaries)

Looking for something different, maybe off the beaten path? Enjoy eateries and entertainment along Florida's historic St. Johns River. Here are some great day-trip ideas, with E-z Google maps and photos.

Many venues retain an Old Florida feel, with river views, fresh air, and wildlife. Here we report on 20 restaurants along the St. Johns, grouped geographically into 4 River Regions. Each region has its own characteristics and flavor. Numerous State and National Parks, Forests and Preserves are found along the way, offering outdoor and active options to "make a day of it." Going with the river's flow (from south to north), we start near the headwaters outside Melbourne, FL and follow the current north to the Atlantic Ocean at Mayport.

Restaurants - South Region

The South Region is dominated by flood plain & open vistas. Old fish camps are now food & fun venues. Airboat eco-tours are popular. Plenty of alligators here. In hunting season, some may wind up on the menu.

Lone Cabbage, Cocoa FL

Camp Holly
 Melbourne, FL

Lone Cabbage
Cocoa, FL (Shown in photo)

Loughman Lake Lodge
Mims, FL

Jolly Gator
Geneva, FL

Black Hammock
Oviedo, FL

Map of Restaurants
South River Region

Restaurants - South Central

This region offers food & festivities along the shores of Lake Monroe in Sanford, north of Orlando FL. Folks stay up late at Wolfy's. St. Johns Rivership Barbara Lee is a unique feature, with lunch and dinner cruises.

St. Johns Rivership Sanford FL

Gators Riverside Grill
 Sanford/Osteen, FL

St. Johns Rivership
Sanford, FL (Shown in photo)

St. Johns Steak & Seafood
Sanford, FL

Wolfy's Lakefront Bar & Grill
Sanford, FL

Sanford, FL

Map of Restaurants
South-Central Region

Restaurants - North Central

Here, the River forms the eastern boundary of the Seminole State Forest and Ocala National Forest. Nearby springs and ecotourism are draws. Tall oaks, Spanish moss, pleasure boats, bass fishing.

Blackwater-inn, Astor FL

Swamphouse Grill
Debary/Sanford, FL

St. Johns River Grill
Deland, FL

Blackwater Inn
Astor, FL (Shown in photo)

Renegade's on the River
Crescent City, FL

Corky Bell's Seafood
Palatka, FL

Map of Restaurants
North-Central Region

Restaurants - North Region

The river in this region becomes wider and deeper, flowing through Jacksonville and eventually into the Atlantic. Options include reinvented old fish camps to fresh caught near the sea.

Sandollar Restuarant deck, Jacksonville, FL

Whitey's Fish Camp
Fleming Island, FL

Clark's Fish Camp
Jacksonville, FL

Safe Harbor Seafood
Atlantic Beach, FL

Singletons Seafood Shack
Atlantic Beach, FL

Sandollar Restaurant
Jacksonville, FL (Shown in photo)

Map of Restaurants
North River Region

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