|Year after year Golden Lion in Flagler Beach wins awards and is its most awarded restaurant. They have even won an award for being the Best Family Owned Restaurant of the Year in Florida. And, of course, Golden Lion is a 2012 Top 10 Florida Beach Bar and Best Waterside Beach Bar in Florida for 2011. Tony & Carolyn have made Golden Lion a place to "escape the real world one hour at a time" and who doesn't love that feeling.
The food is very good which is always a great thing in a Florida beach bar. They have won awards for their fried fish too.
We love this beach bar. Clever signs and pictures decorate the interior, but it is the upper deck we were thrilled with. Choose a table with an umbrella, order your food and drink, and sit back and take in the view at this great Florida beach bar. Golden Lion may be across the street from the Atlantic Ocean and Flagler Beach, but the views are terrific and better than many Florida beach bars.
But if you get tired of the beach views, come downstairs and sit at the tiki bar. Located by the band stand, you will be sure to hear great music. The downstairs bar draws a crowd and everyone chats with everyone. Carolyn and Tony, the owners, make their way around the restaurant and greet the guests making them feel at home. They all seem to know each other.
The staff is super friendly and that adds to the perfect party atmosphere. Enjoy top local and regional talent Friday and Saturday evenings and Sundays starting at 1 PM.
Golden Lion is committed to being the best at everything they do and they certainly are one of Florida’s best beach bars.
Drinks served at Golden Lion Cafe are the work of Master "Tiki Tender" Mark Woods. He has earned the honor of being named Florida's Favorite Bartender by Backstage Pass Magazine several times running. Mark claims to feel like he has been on vacation for 15 years. His welcoming personality and charm help make Golden Lion Cafe one of Florida's best beach bars. Mark is high energy and makes great drinks.
The owners of this Florida beach bar are Carolyn and Tony Marlow. If you get a chance to meet and talk with them you will feel like you have been friends with them for years and envy their life.
Carolyn and Tony are always doing some kind of remodeling to Golden Lion and it gets better every time we go there. This Florida beach bar has a bandstand, tiki bar with trees growing through the roof and a beach area where you can drink with your toes in the sand. The newest addition to this ever changing Florida beach bar is the Oyster Bar. You can enjoy the freshest and coldest raw seafood at this Raw Bar.
Golden Lion is one of our favorite Florida beach bars. It is at Golden Lion that we enjoy kicking back and keeping an eye on the Atlantic Ocean with our favorite beverage, of course.
Comment On a Florida Beach Bar
"Best fish fingers I"ve ever had" - Gary, Ocala,Fl."It is such a great place and so relaxing sitting there gazing out at the ocean. I drive over from Orlando often and it is worth the drive! I love all their food. The French Onion Soup is one of the best I have ever had. Their appetizers are fabulous! I especially love the Smoked Fish and Shrimp Dip." - Rob, Winter Park, Fl.