Everybody loves a great waterfront restaurant with spectacular views and Florida has many of them.

These are the special occasion kind of places where you can dine while enjoying a spectacular sunset or sip on a margarita while watching dolphins frolic in the ocean.

Just in time for spring travelers, a team of USA TODAY Network contributors throughout the Sunshine State chose 15 waterfront restaurants that are perfect to visit any day of the year, especially during the cooler springtime.

The included restaurants reflect contributors’ favorite oceanfront restaurants and charming eateries which hug the Sunshine State’s beautiful bays and rivers.

Tarpon Lodge

13771 Waterfront Drive, Bokeelia

Tarpon Lodge in Southwest Florida offers spectacular views. Credit: Lori Sorrentino Special For Grandeur

Built in 1926, Tarpon Lodge lives and breathes old Florida charm with creaky floorboards, brick-lined fireplace and one of the coziest bars around. With a seafood and locally focused menu, the restaurant is upscale and elegant, yet welcoming and comfortable.

Eat on the spacious porch with water views, in the elegant lodge-based dining room, grab a bite in that charming bar or head to the spacious lawn and drink in the view.

— Robyn George, Fort Myers News-Press

This is an excerpt from an article originally published by USA Today.