As the sun comes out and shines over the devastation Tropical Storm Ian caused in the Daytona Beach area along with the rest of Florida, many of us are craving a hot meal to fuel us for the long clean-up process ahead. Luckily, some restaurants were spared in the storm and are planning to open as soon as Friday, Sept. 30. For those who can safely travel to these establishments, here is a list of popular restaurants that posted on social media saying they are now open or opening soon. The list is separated by county starting with Volusia followed by Flagler and presented in alphabetical order.
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Baci Pizzeria & Ristorante: 830 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach;
386-410-5801, facebook.com/bacinsb; opening at 4 p.m. Friday.
The Breakers Restaurant: 518 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach;
386-428-2019; facebook.com/breakersnsb; opened at 11 a.m. on Friday offering drinks with cash only.
Cantina Louie: 2200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach;
386-238-9535, facebook.com/CantinaLouie; opened at 11 a.m. on Friday.
Delcato’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant: 1474 W. Granada Blvd., Suite 445, Ormond Beach; 386-673-3446, facebook.com/Delcatos; opened at 11 a.m. Friday with a limited menu.
Fat Boi’s Gourment Potatoes: 1100 Cornerstone Blvd. Daytona Beach;
386-492-6554, facebook.com/fatboipotatoes; opened at 11 a.m. and offers discounts to all linemen.
Filo Greek: 1665 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange; 386-872-4097, facebook.com/filogreek; opened at 11 a.m. Friday with free meals for first responders.
Flagler Tavern: 414 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach;
386-402-8861, facebook.com/FlaglerTavern; opened at 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Flapjack Johnny’s: 165 N. Yonge St., Ormond Beach; 386-281-3070,
; opened at 8 a.m. Friday.
Fresh Guacamole Tequila & Bar: 1930 W. Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach;
352-321-6850, facebook.com/freshguacormond; open but only taking cash.
The Garlic: 556 E. 3rd Ave. New Smyrna Beach; 386-424-6660,
, will open at 4 p.m. Friday with limited seating and menu.
Limoncello South: 737 E. 3 Ave.. New Smyrna Beach; 386-444-3716,
facebook.com/LimoncelloSouth; will open at 4 p.m. Friday.
Mama Mia’s: 1345 Granada Blvd. Suite 1, Ormond Beach; 386-673-4663,
facebook.com/MamaMias; Mama Mia’s is open and cooking everything in their walk-in freezer for those with and without money.
Millie’s Restaurant: 3218 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores; 386-275-1492, facebook.com/Millies; opened Friday but only accepting cash.
Murph’s Patio Bar and Grill: 1431 Orange Camp Road, DeLand;
386-473-1332, facebook.com/MurphsDeland; open at 11 a.m. on Friday.
Oliv Epicurean Grill: 2071 LPGA Blvd. Suite 300, Daytona Beach;
386-492-3899, olivgrill.com; now serving limited menu items from their food truck next to the restaurant.
Rose Villa Southern Table and Bar: 43 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach;
386-615-7673, facebook.com/RoseVillaRestaurant; Rose Villa plan to open at noon Friday. This restaurant will also be featured on an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives” airing at 9 p.m. Friday on Food Network.
San Diego Grill: 5535 S. Williamson Blvd., Suite 656, Port Orange;386-256-3521, facebook.com/SanDiegoGrill; opened Friday.
Sundown Smokehouse: 515 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach; 386-410-2100,
facebook.com/sundownsmokehouse; opened at 11 a.m. Friday.
Pumphouse BBQ: 124 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach;
386-492-7559, facebook.com/pumphousebbq; opened at 11 and offers half off for first responders.
The Brown Dog: 215 Saint Joe Plaza Drive, Palm Coast; 386-225-4587,
facebook.com/thebrowndogbar; opened at 11 a.m. Friday.
Cork & Pint: 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Suite B 121, Palm Coast;
386-445-7173, facebook.com/corkandpint; will open at 3 p.m. Friday and encourage paying in cash.
Dominic’s Deli: 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast; 386-445-8422,
facebook.com/dominics.deli; opened at 9 a.m. Friday.
Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill: 1848 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach;
386-439-6345, facebook.com/OceansideFlagler; opened at 9:30 a.m. Friday until 9 p.m.
Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse Palm Coast: 260 Cypress Edge Drive Suite 113, Palm Coast; 386-447-9888, facebook.com/tokyopalmcoast; plans to open at 4 p.m. Friday.
Caroline Hebert is the restaurant and dining writer for The Daytona Beach News-Journal. A New Orleans native and food enthusiast, she can be contacted at [email protected] Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Support local journalism by subscribing.