One of the best places to eat in Central Florida in our Best of Florida Travel series. The Surf Bar and Grill (Cocoa Beach; thesurfbarandgrill.com; 321-783-2401). In 1948, this restaurant opened as Bernards Surf and later became an astronaut favorite. It has different owners now, but astronauts still stop by. Some have contributed fresh photos to replace those that once decorated the walls. Three restaurants operate under one roof, offering everything from casual to fine dining. Specialties include the blue cheese filet mignon and a flaming coffee drink.
DENNIS WALL, ORLANDO SENTINEL