At McK's Tavern, guests settle in for tasty craft beers and hearty pub fare amid the trill of tin whistles and fiddles and the toe-tapping thrum of banjos playing Irish folk music. A cozy atmosphere of brass-railed bar tops, brick walls, and varnished wood complements a spread of American buffalo wings, burgers, and wraps, as well as Irish fish and chips and shepherd's pie.
At Bombay Grille, diners can nosh on ? la carte plates of Indian classics or dive into the weekend brunch buffet, complete with unlimited champagne. Regardless of the meal's style, however, the dishes run the gamut from chicken tikka masala in a tangy cream-based tomato sauce to assorted biryanis and tandoori shrimp, grilled in a traditional clay oven.
Though Clubhouse Restaurant’s wall-size windows look out on the rolling greens and fairways of Daytona Beach Golf Club, the steady stream of regulars often have a difficult time prying their eyes away from the plates in front of them. Locally renowned for its juicy steaks and handmade, all-beef burgers, Glen Leizear’s restaurant has become a community staple since he moved to Daytona Beach from Maryland more than a decade ago. The key to his success, as he once told the Daytona Beach News-Journal only begins with the food—he works more than 100 hours a week to ensure that prices stay reasonable and his customers feel welcome, whether stopping in for full meals or friendly games of cards. Though the restaurant’s familial atmosphere encourages guests to drop their guard and relax, Glen keeps things interesting by routinely hosting catered banquets, old-fashioned cookouts on holidays, and indoor driving-range practice.
With its novella of a menu, Edamame Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar manages to fit two restaurants' worth of options into a single setting. The sushi bar has its own list of appetizers?marinated baby octopus and seared tuna among them?to herald platters such as the 24-piece sashimi deluxe. Sixteen chef's special rolls also showcase inventive combinations of fish and vegetables. For example, the American Dream roll cocoons shrimp tempura, avocado, and cream cheese inside thinly sliced cucumber.
On the cooked end of the spectrum, appetizers of fried rock shrimp and pork dumplings precede teriyaki and hibachi dinners, which feature flavorful cuts of steak and salmon. Each lunchtime bento box preps chicken, fish, or other meat in one of three styles?tempura, teriyaki, or katsu?to accompany sides and a california sushi roll for a midday meal more satisfying than licking the underside of your office chair.
The only thing that's bad about ordering pizza is that no one can ever agree on toppings. At My Pi Pizza, that's not an issue—each of the restaurant's gourmet pies is made from 9-inch slabs of dough, the perfect size for individual consumption. Customers can top their pizzas with custom fixings, including their choice of sauce and cheese, or opt for one of My Pi's signature creations, such as a Pi'Racha with spicy sriracha sauce, banana peppers, and jalapeños. The high-quality pies are matched by a hand-selected lineup of craft beers, a small selection that changes monthly but has included Terrapin's Hopsecutioner and Magic Hat #9.
Landry's, Inc. operates more than 40 restaurant brands with only two main goals: good food and good memories. Thankfully, each of their venues has a signature element that's hard to forget, whether the Oceanaire's fresh seafood?flown in daily?or Rainforest Cafe's animatronic wildlife that's almost as realistic as the Amazon's wind-up monkeys. Steak and seafood spots feature prominently on the list of Landry's locations, including Morton's The Steakhouse, Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse, and McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks. But there are standouts in other genres, too, such as the Italian trattoria known as Grotto.