Golden Lion Cafe

501 North Oceanshore Boulevard
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
(386) 439-3004


Hours: 11:00 a.m. to Close
Location: Across the street from the beach
Drink: Suntanned Surfer Girl
Eat: Award Winning Fish and Chips
Music: Sunday to Saturday-check web site
Parking: Street parking
Boat Access: No
Unique Feature: Top 10 Florida Beach Bar award winner 2011-2019


Year after year Golden Lion in Flagler Beach wins awards and is the area's 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 has been a Top 10 Florida Beach Bar 2011- 2019. It is only one of three beach bars that has made the Top 10 list since the beginning of the competition. Tony, Carolyn & Christopher and the team have made Golden Lion a place to "escape the real world one hour at a time" and who doesn't love that feeling?

Golden Lion Cafe Top 10 Florida Beach Bar Award Winner

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. Don't forget to save room for Key Lime Pie.

We love this beach bar. Clever signs and pictures decorate the interior, but it is the upper deck that is most exciting. 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. 

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 seven days a week. 
Golden Lion is committed to being the best at everything they do and they certainly are one of Florida’s best beach bars.

Any time you visit this Florida beach bar you feel that you are friends with all the people there. Carolyn and Tony Marlow have created this type of atmosphere. They are the owners of this Florida beach bar. 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. 

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 Raw Bar. You can enjoy the freshest and coldest raw seafood at this seafood bar. Next to the Raw Bar is a gift shop filled with great and clever items to purchase. Of course, there are t-shirts, but you can also purchase their house made Key Lime Tarter Sauce & Datil Pepper Cocktail Sauce. Fifty percent of all sauce proceeds go to the local food banks feeding those in need. How amazing is that? 

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.

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)