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Racing's North Turn

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4511 S Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7001
386-322-3258
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Racing's North Turn is located on the beautiful Atlantic ocean. We offer a...
Racing's North Turn is located on the beautiful Atlantic ocean. We offer a 5000 sq ft Oceanfront deck with and air conditioned inside dining room. The restaurant sits on the exact location where Nascar ran it's first sanctioned Grand National race in 1948 until 1958. The walls are lined with vintage photos of racing days gone by and our current racing heroes of today. We offer a full service bar with great views of the ocean and over 25 flat screen televisions with all you favorite sporting events. Each night we have Live music that starts at 6:00 PM.
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Good for:
Bar scene

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    Very good
  • 50
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  • 21
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Casual, comfortable, and friendly, right on the beach.

We came here with friends who live in the area. I can see why this is a favorite place for them to go for lunch or dinner. There are plenty of tables outdoors, with the ocean right in front of you. If weather is not great, there is indoor seating" We all had seafood dishes. The shrimp tacos are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
LoisNCNY
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Leland, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Leland, North Carolina
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276 reviews 276 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We came here with friends who live in the area. I can see why this is a favorite place for them to go for lunch or dinner. There are plenty of tables outdoors, with the ocean right in front of you. If weather is not great, there is indoor seating" We all had seafood dishes. The shrimp tacos are a... More 

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Naples, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great bar, huge outside deck with views of Daytona Beach. Very good food and service and lively band (country and rock) for dancing.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Walking in you first see a racing car! However , we are told to sit where you want. Not a good idea when it's so busy. No one tells you where to go, you figure out how to get outside, then you stand there watching people eat . You then peruse deck for sitting. Hard for people not to stare... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were there for Daytona Bike Week and had lunch there. My husband got the Clam Chowder & it was delicious! He also got a lobster roll, which was just ok. I had a fish sandwich that was ok too. It's a great place to visit if you're into racing with all kinds of racing paraphernalia & a gift shop.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Seafood was very good. Great atmosphere with live band. Very casual and located right on the ocean which was wonderful.

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Minneapolis, MN
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459 restaurant reviews
539 helpful votes 539 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great views of the beach and ocean from the bar and deck. Food was decent, service was pretty good. Big place. Lots of history and pictures on the walls. Not overly family friendly.

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Odell, Nebraska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have been to Racing's North Turn a couple of times over the years when traveling to the area for the Daytona 500. The place is full of racing memorabilia, pictures, and historical items, and also has a small gift shop. When the weather is nice you are able to drink/dine on the deck and walk right out onto the... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Monday after Daytona 500, we hit the road to North Carolina but I wanted to make a detour to Ponce inlet and hit the North Turn. Here's how I found out about this place, I had done some research on the beach course and found out there was a historical marker at Ponce Inlet where the North Turn of the... More 

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Macomb, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had the basa which was very good and our waiter did a very good job. We was funny talked with us but still took care of all of his tables.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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72 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Racing's North Turn came highly recommended to us by the staff at our time share property. We have to say we were a bit disappointed. The best thing about our visit was the spectacular ocean view while dining and the crab dip appetizer - other than that, our entrees were just okay and our service was poor in every way.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4511 S Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7001
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ponce Inlet
  • Phone Number: 386-322-3258

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Racing's North Turn is located on the beautiful Atlantic ocean. We offer a 5000 sq ft Oceanfront deck with and air conditioned inside dining room. The restaurant sits on the exact location where Nascar ran it's first sanctioned Grand National race in 1948 until 1958. The walls are lined with vintage photos of racing days gone by and our current racing heroes of today. We offer a full service bar with great views of the ocean and over 25 flat screen televisions with all you favorite sporting events. Each night we have Live music that starts at 6:00 PM.

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