Golden Lion Cafe, Flagler Beach
Billed as “Flagler Beach’s Favorite Beachside Restaurant & Bar,” the Golden Lion Café lies near the heart of this East Coast beach community at 501 North Ocean Shore Boulevard. Bustling, unpretentious and full of eclectic charm, the Golden Lion Café, which is known as “The King of the Beach,” has been voted the #1 Beach Bar on the East Coast of Florida in 2017 by floridabeachbar.com. It features a tiki bar, roof deck, live music (of the Jimmy Buffett, Neil Young and James Taylor variety, at least during our Saturday afternoon visit), gift store and a menu full of delicious seafood, appetizers, wings, sandwiches and more. Recommended menu items include Peel ‘N’ Eat Shrimp and the Chargrilled Jerk Caribbean Wings (next time I want to try the Lobster Guacamole Tostados!). Check it out!