New Smyrna Beach, Florida shopping and dining
New Smyrna Beach, Florida Community Page - Shopping and Dining
Ocean front living and riverfront living wouldn’t be complete without an unparrelled shopping and dining scene and it’s safe to say that New Smyrna Beach has just that. Classy eateries and unique local boutiques are the backdrop of this beautiful coastal town. Residents and guests will find all of their favorites as well as some new exhilarating experiences.
New Smyrna Beach shoppers will find brand name apparel and merchandise at national chains and department stores, as well as hidden one-of-a-kind gems at local antique shops. The historic areas of town, such as Flagler Ave. and Canal St. provide shoppers with ample opportunities to find those perfect gifts for friends or perhaps, a little treat for themselves. Once residents begin to stroll down Flagler’s five blocks, they will be introduced to local treasures, such as Friki Tiki, a tropical themed apparel and jewelry store. Friki Tiki offers a variety of other items as well to prepare you from the coastal life, such as polarized sun glasses and flip flops and steel drum music.
New Smyrna Beach also has familiar chain stores such as Wal-Mart and Home Depot, as well at shopping centers like the Indian River Village. Indian River has plenty of well-known department stores like Beall's, local eateries like Spanish River Grill, and a Publix supermarket. Publix is the fastest growing employee owned supermarket chain in the country. With a fine deli, fresh produce and seafood, Publix should have everything you are looking for, along with great service and a friendly atmosphere. Stop in at Publix for your groceries and you are sure to cross everything off your shopping list.
Shoppers can find great local deals on groceries for home cooked meals, but New Smyrna Beach also provides its residents with an array of fine dining establishments and casual eateries in case they may want to go out for a bite. Located within the Indian River Village Shopping Center is Off the Hook Raw Bar and Grill, a seafood restaurant that serves up great happy hour discounts and some of the freshest catches patrons can find. Enjoy oysters on the half shell or dish called cavatapi, which is a medley of mussels, clams, shrimp and scallops served over pasta. Norwood's is another local long time favorite, and is famous for its wine tastings.
Being a Floridian coastal town means that fresh local seafood restaurants come standard, but New Smyrna has other cuisines and flavors to offer its residents and guests. Waterfront restaurants include Dolphin View Seafood, JB's Fishcamp, Breakers, The Grille at Riverview and Chases on the Beach.
Those looking for the perfect place to take a loved one, or even a first date, should search no further after spotting The Garlic, a fine Italian restaurant with vintage wines, an incredible menu and live jazz music nightly. The Garlic provides the perfect ambiance for a relaxing, yet entertaining evening. Stepping into The Garlic compares to entering a Tuscan Villa, as vine covered arbors, lush greens an olde world fireplace are the backdrop for a truly memorable fine dining experience. Once at the table, diners taste buds will experience The Garlic’s highly reviewed authentic Italian cuisine. Delight your palette with pasta dishes such as ravioli bolognaise or enjoy an eight ounce char-grilled filet mignon, served over house au jus and topped with caramelized onions and roasted garlic cloves. Don’t forget the wine list, where you will find the perfect accompaniment to your meal. There is much to see and eat in New Smyrna Beach, so come down and taste for yourself!