Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach

I was recently invited to come visit the Outriggers Tiki Bar& Grille over in New Smyrna Beach.  I have only been to New Smyrna Beach once and that was just a quick trip to the beach. 

When I got the invite I knew it would be a fun way to check out the Florida beach town and enjoy some tasty eats while doing so.  A bonus for me was being able to check out the New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company during our visit as well.

Bryan and I made the hour drive to New Smyrna Beach.  I had no idea they had such charming little beach town.  After enjoying a flight of beers at the brewery we found our way over to Outriggers.  I wish I would have known how close the restaurant was from town, as this would have made a nice walk.
Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach


The restaurant located at the New Smyrna Marina overlooks the water and has a fun, laid-back feel about the place.  You'll find plenty of seating inside, or if you prefer to enjoy the Florida weather there are tables and a Tiki Bar out along the water.
Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach

Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach

We opted to dine inside at the bar.  There is plenty of seating in the bar area if you are here to enjoy their food and drink specials that they have during Happy Hour.  I especially liked how comfortable the seating was with high top tables.
Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach
Ian had greeted us and gave a little history about the restaurant and the menu. The goal was to make a casual spot for dining that the locals along with folks visiting the area could come to and enjoy fresh local food in a fun casual environment. 

While food is their focus, Outriggers has a nice Signature Cocktail menu worth checking out.  We sampled of few of their concoctions.  Though I love my craft beer and it's nice to see a decent selection on draft here, I have to say a tasty cocktail is always a nice change of pace.  The Caipirinha with its fresh lime and cachaça makes for a refreshing drink.  Though a Mojito at the beach is always nice.
Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach

Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach
We sampled a few appetizers while enjoying our cocktails.  Diana's Fish Dip would not be something I would normally pick out on a menu.  I was glad I got to try it as it was a nice dip to enjoy with crostini.  
My favorite was the Yellow Fin Ceviche.  I love ceviche and this was delicious, the flavors were fresh and what you expect from a good ceviche.  I thought the presentation in the martini glass was a nice touch.  

I've been big into brussel sprouts lately.  I keep seeing them on menus and since my kids won't eat them at home I enjoy getting them when I'm out.  These Sprouts with Candied Bacon were so good and a tasty way to get some greens in for the day.
Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach

Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach
I like the options on the menu at Outriggers.  There are salads, sandwiches, fish and Signature Selections; plenty of items to choose from without getting overwhelmed.  While Outriggers does focus on seafood they do have a smoker out back and I sampled some pork and it will delight those who don't do fish.

I enjoy seafood and when I'm at the beach that's what is appealing to me.  For dinner we went with the Tiki Tacos and a Fish N Waffle.  The Blackened Fish on the tacos was excellent.  I preferred that to the Chicken Tomatillo Taco.  While I liked the concept of the Fish N Waffle I actually would have been happy with just the fried fish.  The fish just melted when you cut into it.  Next visit I would like to try the Fish N Grit Cakes.
Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach

Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach


I didn't think I was able to eat anymore and then our lovely server Emily talked us into the Mediterranean Cheesecake.  I'm one who usually spots chocolate on the menu, but the cheesecake sounded like a nice option not being so sweet.  I liked that this dessert had a good flavor and didn't weigh me down, especially after enjoy so much food for dinner.
Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach

While I did enjoy being guests at Outriggers I do look forward to coming back on my own.  The casual vibe of this water front restaurant is what would attract me to check it out.  The tasty food with friendly service is what will keep me coming back for more.  
Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach