Smokehouse Grill's hickory-smoked meats, barbecue, and country food brings to mind the slower times of days gone by. The smell of hickory-smoked ribs, pulled pork, and chicken wafts out of the bustling kitchen, mixing in the air with the complex aromas of Carolina gumbo, buttermilk fried chicken, and cheese grits. Those who can't decide should come for the weekly lunch buffet and fill their plates and hats with as many made-from-scratch entrees as they can carry. Lighter options await at the salad bar, which brims with more than 50 items.
Diners are known for their comforting, homestyle food, and Niki's Restaurant is no exception. However, Chef Bruno Mauro, who's manned the kitchen since 1997, puts a gourmet spin on every dish. He ensures that each New York strip steak is cut by hand rather than a Bic razor, and he crafts the crab cakes in-house so that they're at the peak of freshness. The menu also spotlights a mouthwatering m?lange of Greek fare, and dedicated regulars know to check the whiteboard for daily specials, including seafood dishes and homemade desserts.
Captain Katanna's treats guests to a taste of tropical paradise via a smorgasbord of fresh seafood, cold beers, and a cool breeze rolling off the Indian River. The waterside eatery's large wooden deck is where most patrons prefer to feast on panko-crusted Barbados grouper, shrimp po' boys, and seafood platters. Over at the patio tiki bar, shrimp-loaded bloody marys and shrimp-free margaritas give you options for toasting incoming diners as they attempt to parallel-park their galleon at the restaurant's dock.
Like its sister location, Old School Pizza 2 in Midtown brings together the best of two different schools. The menu features the kinds of classic Italian American cuisine that have been beloved for years, from strombolis and chicken parmesan to pizza with homemade sauce and dough. The decor, on the other hand, celebrates the movies, pop culture, and fledgling video games of the 1980s. Both locations feature a full bar and nightly events that add a little extra entertainment to dining out.
Pizza boxes stacked up to the ceiling at Rival's Pizza wait patiently to be stuffed with piping hot New England?style pan pizzas. Guests can take home a traditional or gourmet pizza, such as the hot-sauce-covered buffalo chicken, or eat a slice while perched in one of Rival's dark red stools at the counter. Along with pizza, chefs churn out hot subs, calzones, and pasta, which pair with sips of beer and wine.
Bagel Hut & Lunch’s fresh-baked bagels fill the thatched tiki hut-style dining room with hearty aromas of yeast, flour, and flame. The menu sates appetites from morning to afternoon with New York–style bagels in a variety of flavors to wrap around cream cheese, thick stacks of deli meat, or ambitious salmon smoked by jumping too close to the sun. Customers can dine in the restaurant under the watchful eye of Hawaiian tiki figures or carryout meals on the beach across the street.