From fine dining to snacking with your toes in the sand, Southwest Florida has whatever floats your boat. We’ve compiled a list of great restaurants and bars where you can dock and dine in Palm Beach County.
Where: 1107 Lighthouse Road, Jupiter, FL 33477
Why It’s Great: Beacon is a contemporary American grille located on the Jupiter Inlet waterfront, which presents an extraordinary dining destination set in a chic yet welcoming, modernist design. The restaurant is a part of the new Love Street concept brought to you by by NFL icon Joe Namath and developer Charles Modica and offers an unparalleled experience featuring a showpiece exhibition kitchen and craft bar.
Inspired by coastal Mediterranean cuisine, Beacon showcases live wood fire cooking, avant-garde craft cocktails, and a noteworthy selection of regional wines, while utilizing the finest local ingredients throughout each of the seasonal-focused menus.
What To Order: Charred Spanish octopus with smoked potato, treviso, black garlic, olive, tomato conserva and the 14oz Allen Brothers prime angus bone-in NY strip
Where: 185 Banyan Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Why It’s Great: The sprawling, 10,000-square-foot restaurant perched on a prime corner of the downtown waterfront sports a multi-level patio, retro gazebos, a soaring fireplace, a full-size bocce court and other luxe amenities. (Think outdoor pizza oven and vintage gelato cart.)
What To Order: The wood-fired margherita pizza, house-cured salumi and cheese bar, or the cacio e pepe, and for a drink, any of their 400+ wines by the bottle.
Where: 98 Lake Dr, Palm Beach, FL 33404
Why It’s Great: This lively waterfront restaurant overlooking Peanut Island is a great place to chill out after a long day of mansion gawking, boating, or beach bumming. Kids like to spot the lobsters and starfish that hang out around the docks, and it’s a local favorite for happy-hour drinks. The tiki bar is a great place to enjoy your night-cap.
What To Order: Pan-seared Grouper encrusted with macadamia nuts and served with banana rum sauce and the coconut shrimp served with a pineapple curry dipping sauce.
Where: 318 South US-1, Jupiter, FL 33477
Why It’s Great: Welcome to a one-of-a-kind waterfront dining experience. Dive Bar sits on the Jupiter Marina with a great alfresco patio to sit outside and enjoy a nice view of the boats and cool atmosphere that sometimes is accompanied by steel drum music. Inside you’ll encounter…..a giant 2,000 – gallon saltwater aquarium with Atlantic Ocean Reef and Sea Life. Also view the new Coral Rock Wall, with six 300 – Gallon saltwater aquariums bringing the Atlantic Ocean and local sea life up close and personal, including Lobsters, Seahorses and the odd shark.
What To Order: Best place in town for sushi. The Jupiter Roll is our fav made of Tuna, salmon, hamachi, kani, asparagus, and scallions wrapped with hand peeled cucumber. We also recommend anything from the raw bar including the Shrimp Ceviche in fresh lime juice, cilantro, onions, jalapeno peppers, avocado and diced tomatoes served with tortilla chips.
Where: 300 E Ocean Ave, Lantana, FL 33462
Why It’s Great: The atmosphere at Old Key Lime House sqauarely sums up the feel of Old Florida, with its open back dining area and eclectic beach style. Lime green timbers and pink shutters adorn the exterior of this famous restaurant and watering hole. Tables, shaded by green awnings, line the dock, and there’s also a covered, outdoor Chickee Hut Bar, where the rock and reggae bands frequently perform. This is a great place to come after a morning of fishing to watch a sporting event, soak in rays by the dock and indulge in delicious key lime pie.
What To Order: Peel’n’eat shrimp, smoked mahi & wahoo fish dip, and the jumbo chicken wings are crowd-pleasers.
Where: 11611 Ellison Wilson Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408
Why It’s Great: One of more upscale choices, Seasons 52 is an iconic restaurant along the eastern side of Florida Intercoastal waterway in Palm Beach Gardens. The ambiance is enough to get anyone in the door, but the food and great service will have you coming back time after time. It’s a beautiful cruising destination from either Jupiter or West Palm Beach.
What To Order: The menu changes with the season. We recomend the Wild Alaskan Salmon and Sweet Corn in summer and Florida Stone Crabs and California Golden Beets in winter.