Ocean 302 is a wonderful beachside restaurant that is owned by the same fine folks that run my favorite food store, Melbourne Beach Supermarket. In fact, both venues are located in the same strip mall on Ocean Ave in Melbourne Beach. Ocean 302 is a wonderful breath of fresh air!
Given that we live in a small community, it has been my opinion that there is a real lack of great restaurants other than Italian. We have a lot of Italian restaurants here. Ocean 302 is a superb addition to our community. I went for lunch today and was impressed by the diversity of the menu. What I mean by that is that the items on the Ocean 302 menu are unique and different without being so far out in left field that you wouldn't want to try what is offered.
I saw the Beef n Blue pizza on the menu and asked our waitress her opinion. She confidently answered,
"It is absolutely amazing".
Well, with a nod like that how couldn't I try it? This pizza has a traditional New York style thin crust (obviously cooked in the correct type of oven) that was topped with blackened short rib beef. They then added triple cream blue cheese, (that was to die for) along with porcini mushrooms, charred green peppers all on a tomato marinara sauce. To finish it off they sprinkled fresh baby spinach on top. The combination was out of this world! The triple cream blue cheese sets off the flavor of the short ribs perfectly.
I highly recommend trying Ocean 302 for either lunch or dinner. I know I certainly will be back! Here is the must know intel...
302 Ocean Ave
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
Sunday - Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm with Sunday Brunch 10:00 to 3:00pm
Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm