19 Waterfront Restaurants

St. Johns River, Florida

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Day Trip Ideas, Maps & Photos



St. Johns River Eats

Looking for something different and off the beaten path? Here are some great day-trip ideas (with Google maps and photos). Enjoy eateries and entertainment along Florida's storied St John's River, with fresh air, great views and wildlife. Here we report on 19 Restaurants along the St John's, geographically grouped into 4 River Regions. Each region has its own characteristics and flavor. Going with the River's flow, we start near the headwaters in the south (Melbourne, FL) and follow the River north to the Atlantic (Mayport, FL).

River Eateries - South

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)

Jolly Gator
Geneva, FL

Black Hammock
Oviedo, FL

South River Map

River Eateries - 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

South-Central River Map

River Eateries - North Central

Much of this region 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

North-Central River Map

River Eateries - North

The river in this region becomes wider and deeper, flowing through Jacksonville and eventually into the Atlantic at Mayport. Some big boats up this way. A last taste of old Florida to fresh caught by 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)

North River Map

River Restaurants Map... All 19 Locations Shown

St. Johns River Eats

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