The perfect combination of easygoing vibes, waterfront tables, thatched roofs and island music, Florida is home to an array of tiki bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a cold drink and soak up the salty breeze. Serving delectable seafood platters and rum cocktails with little paper umbrellas, these establishments serve as the perfect place to unwind and dissolve all your worries. Nestled on an array of picturesque waterways, read on to discover some of the best tiki bars and restaurants in Florida.
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O'Leary’s Tiki Bar & Grill, Sarasota (Nearby Hotels)
The perfect place to relax and unwind, O’Leary’s Tiki Bar and Grill in Downtown Sarasota is sat next to a shell-lined shore and offers picturesque views of the tranquil Sarasota Bay. Popular with locals, sit at the tiki bar and enjoy live music while sampling the array of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Blackened mahi tacos, burgers, salads and a Mahi Mahi sandwich are popular, perfectly paired with one of their signature frozen strawberry and mango coladas.
Skipper’s Dockside, Key Largo (Nearby Hotels)
Offering a view of a wide canal with boats, Skipper’s Dockside in Key Largo is the ultimate waterfront paradise. Located at Mile Marker 100, this restaurant and open-air tiki bar is positioned on an elevated deck where you can soak up views of the local fishing charters and dive boats passing by. Enjoy a sunny afternoon of dining on tasty fish tacos, a yellowtail snapper sandwich or grilled Florida lobster tail before indulging in a slice of homemade key lime pie and washing it down with a drink from one of the happy hour specials.
Aku Aku Tiki Bar, Orlando (Nearby Hotels)
The only indoor tiki bar on the list, Aku Aku Tiki Bar in Orlando gets a special nod due to its festive decor and tempting cocktail list. You’ll be transported to the Hawaiian and South Seas with potent rum punches in delightfully themed glasses, tiki heads and coconuts. An intimate lounge with leaning surfboards and hanging blowfish, indulge in a Fu Manchu with Sailor Jerry Rum or go for a classic Mai Tai, while the Singapore Slings and Volcano bowls are also a hit.
Square Grouper Tiki Bar, Jupiter Inlet (Nearby Hotels)
One of the most popular watering holes in Florida, Square Grouper Tiki Bar in Jupiter Inlet is the home of Alan Jackson’s “Its Five O’clock Somewhere” video with Jimmy Buffet, the Grand/Slam Castaways KDW, and Jupiter Billfish Fish Tournaments. Live music takes the stage seven days a week at this waterfront gem, while its laid-back ambiance is first come, first serve, with open tables and no dress code next to a beautiful man-made beach and view of the lighthouse.
The Original Tiki Bar & Restaurant, Fort Pierce (Nearby Hotels)
Built in 1990 at the Fort Pierce City Marina, The Original Tiki Bar & Restaurant serves an excellent selection of food and drinks in a fun, tropical setting. Overlooking the beautiful Indian River, this laid-back restaurant is great for soaking up the sunshine and dining on anything from coconut shrimp, pistachio wasabi crusted tuna and conch chowder to Cuban sandwiches and seafood mac and cheese. You’ll find plenty of live entertainment on offer, in addition to a colorful collection of cocktails.
Island Fish Company, Marathon (Nearby Hotels)
Serving up an array of flavor-fueled oceanic feasts, Island Fish Company in Marathon is the longest tiki bar in the Florida Keys. A combination of fresh seafood, picturesque sunsets and cold drinks, this local favorite located at Mile Marker 54 is typically buzzing throughout the day. Indulge in Smoked Fish Dip, Gulf Oysters on the Half Shell and Stuffed Shrimp before pulling up a bar stool and appreciating the stunning natural scenery that surrounds you.
Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar, Cape Canaveral (Nearby Hotels)
Boasting a unique island atmosphere with its live music and colorful cocktails, Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar in Cape Canaveral is a great place to watch the fishing boats come in and hang their catch and the cruise ships sailing by. Dine on the selection of fresh seafood and treat yourself to one of their tropical specialty drinks, from a Summer Breeze with coconut rum to the kiwi-strawberry combination in Tiki Tango and a Grills Grand Hurricane served in a souvenir cup.
Hidden Treasure Tiki Bar & Grill, Port Orange (Nearby Hotels)
An Old Florida style restaurant in Port Orange, Hidden Treasure Tiki Bar & Grill is located amongst ancient oaks and palm trees on the beautiful Rose Bay. Choose from a creative menu that features crab stuffed portabello, seared ahi tuna, mussels and oysters, and if you come hungry you can dine on a medley of seafood in HT’s Seafood Boil in Foil. Enjoy the easy-going atmosphere with live music and sip on a Lighthouse Lemonade, Pirate Punch or Tropical Booty cocktail.
Hogfish Bar & Grill, Stock Island (Nearby Hotels)
Step back in time at this Old Florida restaurant, as Hogfish Bar & Grill on Stock Island in the Florida Keys has the perfect blend of fresh seafood, strong drinks and panoramic waterfront views. The food comes straight from the boat to your plate at this local joint, where live music, happy hour specials and outdoor dining make this tucked away restaurant a hidden gem. Its claim to fame is its namesake Hogfish, speared fresh in local waters and served on a bun.
Lighthouse Tiki Bar & Grill, Fort Myers Beach (Nearby Hotels)
A tiki bar in the Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites in Fort Myers Beach, this isn’t your usual hotel drinking establishment. Grown from a modest tiki shack to a full-fledged Fort Myers Beach landmark, this place is a lively place to enjoy tropical drinks and good vibes. Perched poolside under the palms, you’ll find budget-friendly drink specials, including a 32 oz Bacardi bucket, and nightly entertainment that is popular with both visitors and locals alike.
Casey Key Fish House, Osprey (Nearby Hotels)
Boasting an Old Florida ambiance, Casey Key Fish House in Osprey offers waterfront dining in a casual environment. Come here at sunset, as the dining room here is over the bay and every seat has an excellent view of the water. You can visit the restaurant by car or boat, and there are even on-site rentals for jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks and fishing charters. Sit by the sandy beach and listen to the live music as you dine on a selection of fresh seafood items.