voygeur, what do you mean road food is "nonexistent" along the Daytona Beach hotel strip ? open your eyes.
in Ormond Beach theres Julianos Dining room, great prime rib, waffle house, bone fish grill, denny’s, just to name a few.
In Daytona Beach theres the Ocean Deck on the water, Stavro’s pizza, Biggins ( if youget tired of eating ) Crabby Joes on a dock over the water.
when you cross the Dunlawton bridge and head south on 1 stop at Famous Phillys , great cheese steaks.