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Commercial Rocket Launch Viewing Locations

Welcome to our guide showcasing the unique experience of witnessing a rocket launch from restaurants and commercial locations near the famed Kennedy Space Center in Florida! Prepare for an extraordinary encounter as we uncover the thrill of observing breathtaking liftoffs from these specially selected dining and business spots. Our curated information highlights prime locations offering unparalleled views of spacecraft ascents. Whether you're a dedicated space enthusiast or someone looking to enjoy a meal or conduct business while witnessing a historic event, these locations guarantee a remarkable perspective of rockets soaring into the Florida sky. Plan your visit and immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of space exploration from these exceptional restaurant and commercial-viewing spots near the Kennedy Space Center.

Coconuts on the Beach

Coconuts on the Beach is a chill beach hangout that offers live music, fantastic cocktails, service to the beach and great food.  This restaurant has an amazing view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Address: 2 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 Phone: 321-784-1422 Hours: 11 AM- 10 PM, Happy Hours Monday-Friday 4-7PM Unavailable on weekends Website: Coconuts […]

Exploration Tower

Check the website for tickets and availability. A never before seen panoramic view of Port Canaveral, our cruise ships, and of Kennedy Space Center. The 7th floor outdoor observation deck is the place to be to watch a rocket launch!

Seven stories above the ground, on an open promenade you and your guests can see a launch like no other location in Port Canaveral. Use their high end telescopes to get a spectacular up-close and uninhibited view of the rocket before and during launch.

Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill

They offer casual waterfront dining downstairs plus a covered patio, indoor sports bar, and sun deck with Tiki bar upstairs. The restaurant is located on the water close to the launch pads. Enjoy a meal and drinks while you wait for the launch, but arrive early because the restaurant will fill up

Gator’s Dockside

Gator’s Dockside is a family-friendly, sports-themed restaurant offering a fun atmosphere with many TVs. The restaurant is located on the water close to the launch pads. Enjoy a meal and drinks while you wait for the launch, but arrive early because the restaurant will fill up.

Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar

The finest quality local fish prepared using the healthiest and most delicious process available, marinating and grilling. The restaurant is located on the water close to the launch pads. Enjoy a meal and drinks while you wait for the launch, but arrive early because the restaurant will fill up.


Pineapples is a restaurant, music venue, and rooftop bar. Pineapples offers two menus, featuring craft cocktails, casual fare, seafood, and a variety of high quality meats. Address: 1434 Pineapple Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935 Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30AM-10PM, Friday and Saturday 11:30AM-12PM and Sunday 11:30-9PM Phone: +321-499-1400 Website: Pineapples

Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar

At Rusty’s they always have a fun and friendly atmosphere that will put a smile on your face. Rusty’s isn’t just a place to come and eat, but also a great location for holiday parties or any special event.

Ryan’s Pizza & Pub

Ryan’s Pizza and Pub is a restaurant that offers a great experience. Amazing service and a comfortable atmosphere plus our great food is the key to our success. They pride themselves on serving our customers delicious fare like our world famous Pizza, Burgers, Fish & Chips, Irish Nachos and much more. We offer takeout food […]

Seafood Atlantic

Seafood Atlantic is a first receiver of sustainable local seafood, buying directly from the American fishermen of the South Atlantic.  They offer a variety of the best seafood in their Local Seafood Market, and in their outdoor Seafood Restaurant on the waterfront in Port Canaveral, Florida. Address: 520 Glen Cheek Dr, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 […]

Shiloh’s Steakhouse

Airy, open-timbered American eatery with a waterfront deck & view of the Kennedy Space Center.

The Landing Rooftop

With sweeping views and bold interiors that highlight local artists, The Landing promises to offer an unmatched experience. The menu features elevated regional American comfort food, craft cocktails, and a selection of wines and beers by the bottle and glass. This restaurant is located on the 11th floor. Address: 801 E Strawbridge Ave 11th Floor, […]

The Space Bar

The future is taking off at The Space Bar, and you’re invited to enjoy the show. This one-of-a-kind rooftop bar offers an incredible, up-close view of the latest Kennedy Space Center launches.

Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier

A historic landmark on Florida’s Space Coast, the world-famous Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier stretches 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and is home to restaurants, bars, gift shops and live musical entertainment. Address: 401 Meade Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-10PM Phone: +321-783-7549 Website: Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier