19 OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS NEAR PATRICK AFB (NOW SPACE FORCE BASE)
By Andrew Karcher
IntroductionWelcome to Patrick AFB now Patrick Space Force Base, located just south of famed Cape Canaveral and about 90 minutes east of Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Between all the activities this coastal Florida town has to offer you will work up an appetite. Below is a sampling of restaurants near Patrick AFB. Several are on base but most are within a 15 minute drive. If you have a specific craving, click any of the links below and it will take you straight to the information. (1-3) Fast Food Restaurants on Patrick SFB (4-6) Yelp’s Top 3 Restaurants Near Patrick SFB (7-9) TripAdvisor’s Top 3 Restaurants Near Patrick SFB (10-11) Veteran-Owned Restaurants Options Near Patrick SFB (12-14) Fast Food Restaurants Near Patrick SFB (15) Chinese Restaurants Near Patrick SFB (16) Mexican Restaurants Near Patrick SFB (17-18) Seafood Restaurants Near Patrick SFB (19) Thai Restaurants Near Patrick SFB Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to call ahead to confirm restaurant hours. Suggested Read: Patrick AFB Welcome Center (Now Patrick Space Force Base)
Restaurants on Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)On Patrick SFB there are several convenient quick-dining options.
1. Charley’sBuilding 1364 1221 S. Patrick Dr. Patrick AFB, FL, 32925
Phone:1 (321) 494-4646
2. Pete’s PizzaBuilding 1364 1221 S. Patrick Dr. Patrick AFB, FL, 32925
Phone:1 (321) 613-3297
3. Burger KingBuilding 1369 1221 S. Patrick Dr. Patrick AFB, FL, 32925
Phone:1 (321) 494-6158
Restaurants Near Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)
Yelp’s Top 3 Restaurants Near Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)
4. Goombay’s Beachside306 Florida A1A Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Phone:1 (321) 421-7287 Goombay’s pairs a relaxed beach atmosphere with a fresh Caribbean fusion dining experience. Shrimp or fish tacos are always a great option when right next door to the ocean. Goombay’s also has live music five nights per week.
5. Jazzy’s Mainely Lobster210 N. Orlando Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Phone:1 (321) 613-3993 With roots in Maine, Jazzy’s is a family-owned business that provides a fresh and diverse seafood menu. With a name like “Mainely Lobster,'' obviously, the highlight is the lobster from the waters of Maine. But Jazzy’s also serves up many more eclectic options such as conch fritters, mussels dijon, and seared ahi tuna. They also cook up New England staples such as clam chowder and lobster rolls along with classics like burgers and chicken tenders.
6. Fat Kahuna’s8 Minutemen Causeway Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Phone:1 (321) 783-6858 Opened by two locals that met and married in Hawaii, Fat Kahuna’s offers unique island-inspired cuisine with excellent views of the beach. Locals recommend making a reservation at least a day in advance and it’s easy to see why. The Kona coffee crusted salmon and the bleu cheese filet mignon sound particularly intriguing. If you can’t decide, there’s surf & turf and surf & surf options that allow you to pair any two proteins on the menu. Save room for the Maui Wowie Mud Pie.
TripAdvisor’s Top 3 Restaurants Near Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)
7. Long Doggers1201 S. Patrick Dr. Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Phone:1 (321) 773-5558 Long Doggers is a favorite local chain and there are five locations near Patrick SFB. Long Doggers offers many classics with a twist, such as pulled pork kettle chip nachos and sea salt pretzel bites. Their signature long dogs, i.e. all-beef grilled hot dogs, come in nine varieties. Of course, there’s plenty of seafood options as well. Happy hours run Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm.
8. Little Phillies Cheesesteak190 Highway A1A Suite A Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Phone:1 (321) 779-9070 If you like cheesesteaks, Little Phillies is your place. Little Phillies serves up 20 different kinds of cheesesteaks with options ranging from a classic sandwich to pizza cheesesteak. Their rolls even come direct from Philadelphia!
9. Banana River Cafe1301 S. Patrick Dr. Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Phone:1 (321) 622-4381 Banana River Cafe serves breakfast and lunch staples every day and provides great service. There’s something for everyone, be it savory options like omelets or eggs benedict or something sweeter like a huge stack of chocolate chip pancakes. For lunch, you’ll find an extensive list of wraps, sandwiches, and even quesadillas. It’s hard to beat the prices, too -- almost everything on the menu is below $10.
Veteran-owned Restuarants Near Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)
10. FM Pizza Oven1437 Highland Ave. Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone:1 (321) 241-4890 FM Pizza Oven boasts they prepare their entire menu in their Italian wood fire oven. No gas grills or deep fryers are found here. They specialize in pizzas and appetizers such as wood-roasted olives, sausage, and peppers. FM Pizza Oven also hosts several taps from local craft breweries and features an extensive wine list.
11. Bugnutty Brewing Company225 King St. Unit B Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone:1 (321) 452-4460 For thirsty patrons willing to take a drive about 30 minutes north from Patrick SFB, there’s Bugnutty Brewing Company. A diverse tap list of more than 15 beers awaits you. Their kitchen serving classic bar food is open Wednesday-Sunday.
Fast Food Near Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)
12. McDonald’s1080 Highway A1A Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Phone:1 (321) 428-3868
13. Taco Bell1004 Highway A1A Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Phone:1 (321) 777-9102
14. Zaxby’s6355 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone:1 (321) 425-4265
Chinese Restaurant Melbourne, Fl
15. Tely’s Chinese Restaurant6450 N. Wickham Rd., Suite 112 Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone:1 (321) 425-4638 Tely’s pairs a clean and comfortable family atmosphere with authentic Cantonese cuisine. Options such as pumpkin chicken and pineapple fried rice promise a more unique menu than the typical mall food court Chinese food. But don’t worry, you can still get your lo mein noodles and beef with broccoli if you’d prefer.
Mexican Restaurant, Indian Harbour Beach
16. Fiesta Jalisco1906 Hwy N. A1A Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
Phone:1 (321) 428-3509 Fiesta Jalisco knows some of life’s simple pleasures are fajitas and margaritas a few steps from the beach.
Cocoa Beach Seafood Restaurants
17. The Fat Snook2464 S. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Phone:1 (321) 784-1190 The Fat Snook is perfect for the occasional night out. An exceptional service staff will greet you and guide you through a pared down menu of excellent seafood and decadent desserts.
18. The Skinny Mermaid66 S. Orlando Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Phone:1 (321) 613-5079 For a more casual seafood experience, grab a poke bowl and a boba tea from The Skinny Mermaid.
19. Nippon Thai1114 State Rd. A1A Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Phone:1 (321) 773-0700 Craving Thai and Japanese but can’t decide what you want? Why not both? Nippon Thai offers an extensive selection of both cuisines so go ahead and order a plate of sashimi to pair with your pad thai.
ConclusionOne of the exciting things about moving to a new location is discovering your own personal favorites, be they well known or hidden gems. As you explore the area around Patrick SFB you will surely find new favorites. This list is only a starting point so be sure to check with friends and neighbors for additional recommendations.
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