Before fishermen discovered the edibility of fish, they used each catch as bait for larger species, hoping in the end to hook the biggest fish of all—friendship. Catch a meal-mate the easy way with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of surf and turf and drinks at Sandbar Sports Grill in Cocoa Beach.
Sandbar Sports Grill boasts an extensive menu fit for castaways in an eclectic beachfront bistro. The kitchen stays open until midnight, serving up an array of appetizers such as coconut shrimp, arriving tableside with dip-ready orange marmalade ($8.99), as well as Floridian favorites such as tropical grouper paired with plantains ($21.99). House specialty fish tacos ($3.99) please lighter eaters, and turf-friendly dishes such as the taco burger, served with sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole, and melted cheese ($10.99), suit those still establishing their sea legs. Libation-seekers can plant their tiny umbrellas in a sandbar hurricane ($4–$9) in five categories of intensity.
Sustenance searchers can enjoy their eats while soaking up the sounds of live music every night, or break bread beachside to the tunes of a flock of seagulls on the outdoor deck. Other entertainment such as 20 HD TVs with satellite channels scattered throughout the bar, as well as a backyard full of sand, make for a lively dining experience.