Best restaurants in Daytona for NASCAR fans

Sabah Karimi
Yahoo! Contributor NetworkOctober 19, 2012
Best restaurants in Daytona for NASCAR fans
Enjoy some heartburn-friendly meals at restaurants near the Daytona International Speedway.

When you're heading to Daytona Beach for NASCAR weekend and other events, look forward to a good meal with fellow racing enthusiasts at some popular Daytona restaurants near the tracks. Several bars and eateries near the Daytona International Speedway run food and drink specials throughout the day, and even host themed events of their own for NASCAR fans. Whether you're ready for a pre-race meal or some good food after a long day at the tracks, you'll find several eateries within easy reach.

Here are some of the best restaurants in Daytona for NASCAR fans:

Cruisin Café Bar & Grill

This venue describes itself as the "ultimate motorsports restaurant" and caters to race fans with a themed menu and high-energy atmosphere. You'll find a classic American menu of soups, salads, burgers, and steaks here, as well as some local specialties including gator tail and clam bites. If you're looking for lighter fare to prevent heartburn, stick with some of the seafood and salad options, or a grilled chicken platter.

Ker's WingHouse Bar & Grill

This casual sports-themed bar and grill is famous for its chicken wings and you'll find plenty of classic sports pub food on the menu. This is actually a Florida-based chain and was founded by the National Football League's (NFL) Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos alumni, Crawford Ker. The WingHouse in Daytona Beach can be the perfect place to relax with friends before or after NASCAR events. Keep heartburn at by bay with 'wingitzers', soups and salads, or go with a simple chicken wrap.

Ocean Deck Restaurant and Beach Club

Look forward to the non-stop party atmosphere, live music and entertainment, and great food at this beachside restaurant. It's been described as Daytona's "landmark on the beach" and offers a diverse seafood menu. Head here for heartburn-friendly meals such as the steamed seafood platter, grilled Marlin filet, and fresh Atlantic salmon.

The Oyster Pub

This sports pub prides itself on being a Daytona tradition and could be a great place to meet fellow NASCAR fans before or after the big race. This restaurant offers a wide menu selection including fresh seafood, steaks, burgers, and wings. Head here to shoot a game of pool, enjoy DJ entertainment every night, and just kick back and relax in the friendly and casual setting. Avoid heartburn with lighter fare such as the crabcake BLT sandwich, a turkey wrap without dressing, or a platter of steamed oysters.

Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

Offering the classic sports bar atmosphere, Tailgaters is the place to enjoy American style meals with a twist of Cajun flavors. The venue specializes in Creole-style cooking and sports bar favorites, but you have more than just super-hot and spicy dishes to choose from. Heartburn sufferers can head here for favorites like the crab cake topped with a poached egg, a pitcher of crawfish, and the turkey club po'boy sandwich.