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The Fat Snook

4.8
4.8
862 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to The Fat Snook!
We are a casual beachside restaurant packed with a tremendous passion for fresh, local seafood, top quality seasonal ingredients, and hand selected boutique-style wines and craft beers from
across the world.
Since opening in May of 2007, The Fat Snook has been dedicated to supporting local purveyors; Which has enabled us to showcase some of the finest ingredients Florida has to offer.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (321) 784-1190

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Cocoa Beach

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 862 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Best Service

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Contemporary American

  • Space Coast

    Best Overall

  • Space Coast

    Best Food

  • Space Coast

    Best Service

  • Space Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • Space Coast

    Best Value

  • Space Coast

    Fit for Foodies

  • Space Coast

    Notable Wine List

  • Space Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. RH

    RobertoH

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Great food with a great menu. Always presenting something new keeps this place fresh.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal! Food was delish & CJ was our server. She was very informative, friendly & made our dining experience even better. Would recommend.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place to eat and have conversation
  4. M

    Michael

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find! Happy hour a particularly good bargain.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Cocoa Beach for a friends wedding and found The Fat Snook. Everything about our dinner was amazing. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was incredible! We started with the seared scallops, the perfect balance of sweet and savory. My husband got the fresh catch of the day which was a grouper with black rice, and I got the grilled duck breast. I never knew duck crackling was missing in my life! Such a wonderful balance of flavors in every dish. To finish off our meal we had an amazing key lime pie. I’m sad we’re leaving or I would 100% go back for another meal.
  6. CL

    CourtneyL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went during Happy Hour 4-6, all the apps are half off! Everything tasted delicious and with the happy hour prices, everything was very reasonably priced. Dishes are on the smaller side, so you will want to order appetizers.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there last night for my fiancés birthday and Jenna was our server. Everything was phenomenal and would highly recommend this restaurant.
  8. H

    Honeybun

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was awesome.!! We both had the triple tail and seared scallops. Everything was cooked to perfection. Jenna our server was outstanding as well
  9. J

    Jeremy

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant we have been to. The ambience was fantastic and the food was even better. Staff was very accommodating as well. A must try for foodies.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience for my boyfriend’s birthday! A hand made birthday card was placed upon our table - so thoughtful. Our server was friendly and informative (and fun). I loved the carrot appetizer and the cornbread was amazing!! Entrees of fresh catch, scallops and shrimp and my Thai beef salad were all outstanding. Finished the meal with a smooth cream brûlée complete with a candle. Wonderful!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food.
  12. K

    Kristin

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant on the beach. Always delicious and interesting. Fresh catch is unbeatable. Waiters are friendly and knowledgeable and highly professional. Pricey but worth every dollar.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband and myself had a date night. We had heard wonderful things from friends about the fat snook. Everything was amazing the server was great and was very attentive food and drinks where beyond expectations. We will definitely be back.

    The Fat SnookResponded on July 22, 2022We are so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us! Hope to see you again soon.

  14. L

    Lois

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very special restaurant. Chef is outstanding and cannot be compared to any other top restaurant the we frequent. Creates umami in every dish. Dishes are refined. Beautiful plating as well. An amuse-bouche is served as you are seated. Service is impeccable. Don't let the small, rustic look deter you - this is a top notch restaurant. Parking may look like a challenge - very few spots in front of roadside restaurant - but you can park along the street. You won't regret it. They have a wine & beer license only. They do have cocktails but they sub liquor with a wine or possible champagne. Large wine menu. Bottled and draft beer.

    The Fat SnookResponded on July 22, 2022We are so happy to have such amazing clientele. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon.

  15. C

    Cyndij

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!

    The Fat SnookResponded on July 22, 2022Thank you!!!

  16. f

    funfoode

    Indiana

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was very good and had a nice evening -- They had a small portion menu that was very nice and 2 of us took advantage of it. Nice place to go and would recommend it
  17. BB

    Bruce4Bama

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a delightful anniversary dinner at the Fat Snook. Had been wanting to dine there for some time. I marked on Open Table that we were celebrating our anniversary, and the staff had signed an anniversary card for us that was on our reserved table when we arrived. What a great touch! All the employees were friendly and kind, and gave us just the right amount of attention. We were able to talk without raising our voices, which is a welcome change from many restaurants these days. And the food was really awesome. We can't wait to bring out of town guests to dine there when they visit.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience mirrors our past meals at Fat Snook. The food, wine and service were exceptional. Very laid back atmosphere with innovative dishes. It is our favorite dining spot in Melbourne.
  19. BH

    BillH

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the creole shrimp and grits and fresh salmon as our mains and had the mussels for our entree. All of the food was excellent in flavor and the quantities were generous. The key lime pie was very nice too. Lastly we were there during happy hour and the French rose was excellent. We will return another day.
  20. JB

    JamieB

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food is generally very good; however, our last few visits have resulted in less than stellar quality in ingredients and availability. Our server last night was very disappointing. He hovered, brought wrong wine (twice) and then told us he was leaving and could we pay (before we ordered dessert). Inconsistency in both quality and service.

    The Fat SnookResponded on July 10, 2022Hi Jamie! I am SO sorry to hear about this experience. This is not ok and is not congruent with our high standards here at The Fat Snook. We want every guest's experience here to be an experience and I am sorry to hear about the subpar experience you've received. I would like to make it up to you. If you could email me management@thefatsnook to discuss further, that would be great. Rest assured we will handle these inconsistencies promptly. Best, The Fat Snook Management Team

  21. FL

    FLFoodie

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A quaint local place with a great reputation. Combination of flavors is definitely a nice change and preparation was great. The service staff were very knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful. Will definitely return.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for a night out.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful birthday meal at the Fat Snook! Our server Casey shared the specials with great detail and knowledge and answered questions about the menu. Our water glasses were never empty and he frequently checked in with the table to see if he could get anyone another beer. The whole table raved about how good his service was. We have been here before but are always impressed by the quality of both the food and service. We tried the Mussels from Brussels and the Farmer’s market pasta as starters. Highly recommend both! You also can never go wrong with either of their Fresh Catch options. Definitely a foodie experience on an upscale level that all locals and visitors should try!
  24. DK

    DennisK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fresh catch entree's superior - Chef showed expression and attention to detail throughout each course.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day and birthday
  26. MK

    MelissaK

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at The Fat Snook for Father's Day, and it was outstanding! Our server, C.J., was wonderful and so accommodating to our various palates. Everything was delicious from the complimentary amuse-bouche to the made in-house desserts. My father had a scrumptuous grilled swordfish, and he said it was the best swordfish he's ever had. Thai fish soup, mussels, swordfish, salmon, duck breast, steak filet--plus vegan options. Everyone will be happy! Note: Beer and wine only.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food absolutely delicious. Casey was very knowledgeable about the wine and food. Highly recommended!
  28. m

    mastercoach

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like to sit outside because we have a greater-than-average sensitivity to noise level, but we couldn't sit outside on our recent visit due to weather. The food, service, ambiance, and attention to detail are all outstanding. We also wish they had more parking.
  29. J

    Justin

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and service. Kitchen must be filled with magicians.
  30. JF

    JosephF

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Food Great Wine Great Service
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The waitor CJ for our table did awesome job! Foods were great too. We highly rocommend.
  32. JV

    JenniferV

    Miami

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our family visited here on vacation from Miami. The food was all very good with great attention to detail. The waitress was very helpful in selecting a wine. For appetizers, we ordered the scallops and deviled eggs. Both were excellent. For the main course, we got the creole shrimp and scallops, beet salad, and cornbread. We got fries and the butter and cheese pasta for the kids. It was appreciated that they offered options for them. We got the bananas foster crème brûlée and the chocolate torte for dessert. Amazing! We had a great time and the service was fantastic. Would definitely come here again if we are in the area.
  33. VI

    VicInKC

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstandingly prepared, fresh seafood paired with great wine and finished off with homemade desserts. Could not have been more perfect!
  34. KP

    KayP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. A welcome change from fried food around the area. If ever in Cocoa Beach again we WILL be back.
  35. c

    cynthiaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Honestly, I don't think you can go wrong no matter what you order, although with the 4 times I have dined there, I have always ordered the special fish entrees and they have always been outstanding. All the starters and desserts I've had have also been delicious! I highly recommend The Fat Snook! It is by far my favorite restaurant in this area.
  36. d

    druke

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Fat Snook is one of the best restaurants in Central Florida. Fresh food, exquisitely prepared, in an exceptional atmosphere. Fun!
  37. GE

    GregE

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Fat Snook. One of the best wine lists in Brevard. It is not a huge list but all of the wines are well curated and pair perfectly with their menu.
  38. JD

    JosephD

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Attentive service by everyone I encountered, especially Robert. He made excellent food recommendations that paired well with the wine I chose. I wish I had a bigger appetite as the menu had many interesting dishes! That gives me reason to come back when I’m once again on The Space Coast.
  39. E

    Episcodiner

    Orlando

    77 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We sat outside. The area was covered and there was a strong fan. We were very comfortable. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. The menu is very limited. Look on their website and see if it looks appealing because with some variations that’s all there is. The kitchen overcooked the two salmon entrees (close to black on top), and the side order of Brussel sprouts were cooked dry to the point of almost crumbling. The creole shrimp and scallops entree was delicious. I ordered a bottle of wine that the cellar did not have but the waiter made an excellent choice as a substitute. The meal was not cheap, and if all the food had been well prepared I would have been glad to pay it. But the kitchen failures marred the experience. Be careful what you order.
  40. ER

    ER32224

    Jacksonville

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Food was beautifully presented, very flavorful, but lukewarm (main dish and creme brulee). Higher marks for warmer food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Fat Snook offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (321) 784-1190.

The Fat Snook is rated 4.8 stars by 862 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Fat Snook

2464 S. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cocoa Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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