Dinner in the Treetop


July 13, 2018

Dinner in the Treetop

New Smyrna Beach Restaurant Branches Out with Treehouse Dining


If you ever dreamed of living in a treehouse as a child, then a stop at Norwood’s in New Smyrna Beach is a must. Nestled in a large live oak tree, this local gem is a whimsical welcoming beacon to visitors and locals alike as they cross over the South Causeway to the city’s barrier island. Leafy branches are ensconced by expansive decking, where patrons can sip on a hand-crafted cocktail from the aptly-named Treehouse Bar and order from a well curated menu of appetizers. At night, dangling Edison-style bulbs illuminate the boughs, creating an enchanting atmosphere. There’s also live entertainment each evening, performed by local musicians and bands. When mild Florida winters creep in, the treehouse becomes even cozier. Outdoor heaters are spaced throughout, while faux-fur throws are draped across chairbacks for those who need a little extra snuggly warmth.

While currently known for its iconic treehouse, Norwood’s got its start as a Pan Am gas station and general store in 1929. Over the years, the site also served as a mosquito control center and a piggy bank factory. The seafood restaurant officially opened its doors in 1946, by then-owner Earl Norwood, and has exchanged hands several times over the years. Today, Don and Pamela Simmons operate the business, carrying on the tradition of fine dining by serving up some locally sourced items like fresh seafood, chicken, aged beef and more. The restaurant also features a temperature and humidity-controlled wine shop, with over 30,000 bottles available.

About the New Smyrna Beach Area

New Smyrna Beach is an eclectic mix of old and new; of subtle sophistication and bohemian soul that is as “real” as Florida gets. It occupies a notable place in history as the second oldest city in Florida, site of the largest single attempt at British colonization in the new world. In 2018, New Smyrna Beach will celebrate its 250th birthday in grand fashion. The city’s barrier island is recognized worldwide for its incredible surf with Surfer magazine recently touting it one of the “Best Surf Towns in America” and National Geographic magazine including it in its “World’s Top 20 Surf Towns”. Accommodations range from charming bed and breakfast inns to family-size condominium units and oceanfront hotels. Natural attractions include 17 miles of sandy beaches from Ponce de Leon Inlet to Canaveral National Seashore and North America’s most diverse estuary – the Indian River Lagoon. Two distinct downtowns along Flagler Avenue and Canal Street and connected via the Waterfront Loop welcome visitors with independent restaurants, unique shops, artisanal coffee shops and art galleries.

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Media Contact: Courtnee Brokaw, Communications Manager

New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau

Phone: 386.428.1600

Email: Courtnee@visitnsbfla.com

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