Crabby’s Oceanside eatery to take over soon to be former Cocina 214 restaurant in Daytona Beach on an oceanfront Consolidated-Tomoka owned property that’s also home to LandShark Bar & Grill. Operators of new restaurant also own several Crabby’s restaurants in Clearwater-St. Petersburg area as well as St. Cloud.
DAYTONA BEACH — The operators of several restaurants in the Clearwater-St. Petersburg area have agreed to take over the soon-to-be former oceanfront Cocina 214 building here where they will open a new eatery called Crabby’s Oceanside.
The new restaurant at 451 S. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach will feature fresh local seafood.
The new restaurant operator is a St. Petersburg-based company called Beachside Hospitality Group that currently runs seven eateries, mostly on Florida’s west coast: Crabby’s Dockside, Crabby’s Bar & Grill, The Salty Crab Bar & Grill and Salty’s Island Bar & Grille in Clearwater Beach, Crabby’s Beachside Bites at Tropicana Field Stadium in St. Petersburg, The Salty Crab Bar & Grill in Fort Myers and Crabby Bill’s in St. Cloud.
The company also plans to open a Crabby’s Dockside restaurant in Fort Pierce in April 2020.
Beachside Hospitality Group will take over the lease for the standalone Cocina 214 Tex-Mex restaurant here on Aug. 4. The new eatery is next door to LandShark Bar & Grille, just north of Sunsplash Park and the Volusia County Lifeguards Headquarters. The landlord for the two side-by-side restaurants is Daytona Beach-based Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co.
“Our goal is to hold on to as many current Cocina 214 employees as we can,” said Jason Zelenak, who will serve as acting managing partner for Crabby’s Oceanside. “We want to make this transition over to Crabby’s Oceanside as quickly as we can.”