The Legend of the Original First Turn Steakhouse
The original First Turn Restaurant and Lounge was founded in 1984 by Rick, Denise and
Lee Hilliard on US 92 near the Daytona Speedway. Based on a Stock Car Racing Theme
and being the home of the Charcoal Sizzlin Steak, soon many drivers and teams became
frequent visitors. In the fall of 1988 the original First Turn moved to its present location on
US 1 in Allendale, one mile south of the Port Orange Bridge. People from miles around
come to enjoy a famous Sizzlin Steak, a good time and racing memorabilia that has
created a history of early racing in the Daytona Area.