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Sunday Brunch – and Sometimes Saturday Brunch – in Palm Beach County

November 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Other than the Thanksgiving Day planner, where to eat brunch in Palm Beach County lists are among the most popular on my site. For Easter and the all-important Mother’s Day brunch, these are crucial to my readers.

But the weekend of Thanksgiving is also high time for brunch out – with visiting family and friends or just relief from all that cooking.

I’ve rounded up my roundups, added suggestions from readers, and have this list of spots doing brunch or a great breakfast-lunch combination if not a formal brunch buffet. Some may do menu brunches, some do brunch buffets – all are worthy of this list. Add your favorites to the comments – we know there are tons more.

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Lazy Loggerhead’s fish sandwich with fries and house-made slaw.


North County

Lazy Loggerhead Cafe in Carlin Park, Jupiter – great fish sandwiches and black bean soup. 401 S.R. A1A, Jupiter; 561-747-1134

Jupiter Beach Resort, in the hotel directly on the beachfront. Five N. S.R. A1A, Jupiter. 866-713-3780; www.jupiterbeachresort.com

Guanabana’s, Key West comes to Jupiter – riverside. Tiki bar settings; usually a line. Valet. 960 N. S.R. A1A, Jupiter. 561-747-8878; www.guanabanas.com

Cafe Sole’, with juices and “naturally” good foods, including pizza. Walk to the beach. 3200 S. U.S. 1 (at Marcinski Road), Jupiter. 561-626-0575

Hurricane Cafe, with eggs and banana praline French toast – oh my! And walk to the beach from here at Donald Ross Road. 14050 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. 561-630-2012; www.hurricanecafe.com

Seasons 52, lo-cal dishes throughout menu and nothing fried. Has boat docks. 11611 Ellison Wilson Road, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-625-5852; www.seasons52.com

Carmine’s La Trattoria, shop at the gourmet market then dine. Has  boat docks. 2401 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-775-0186; www.carmines.com

Waterway Cafe, another spot to take the tourists; it’s waterfront. Boaters love it. 2300 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-694-1700; waterwaycafe.com

III Forks Prime Steakhouse, steaks! great wine list, cool bar. 4645 PGA Blvd. in Midtown, Palm Beach Gardens, 561-630-3660; 3forks.com

Paddy Mac’s, an authentic Irish pub where the hospitality is genuine. 10971 North Military Trail  Palm Beach Gardens. (561) 691-4366; www.paddymacspub.com

Water Bar, John Spoto’s seafooder in the Commons, with live jazz and bottomless bloody Marys. 4610 PGA Blvd. (in the Commons), Palm Beach Gardens, 561-776-5778; waterbar.com

Sailfish Marina, the classic take-the-tourists-here spot. Water taxi stand is here. Has boat docks. (Best spot for sunset drinks to see water, too.) 98 Lake Dr., Singer Island (Palm Beach Shores). 561-844-1724; www.sailfishmarina.com

Johnny Longboat’s, casual seafooder on Riviera Beach beach; oceanside. 2401 N. Ocean Ave., Riviera Beach. 561-249-2795; johnnylongboats.com

Two Drunken Goats, a Mexican cantina from Johnny Longboat’s team; open air on the beach. 2509 N. Ocean Dr., Riviera Beach. 561-494-0201; twodrunkengoats.net

Coconuts on the Beach, a Hilton hotel restaurant with ocean views. 3700 N. Ocean Dr., Riviera Beach. 561-848-3888; www3.hilton.com

3800 Ocean, casual restaurant with killer views in the Singer Island Marriott. Floribbean vibe. 3800 N. Ocean Dr., Riviera Beach. 561-340-1795; www.marriott.com

The Islander, old favorite tiki bar oceanfront. 181 S. Ocean Ave., Palm Beach Shores (Singer Island). 561-842-8282; theislandergrillandtikibar.com

Tiki Waterfront Sea Grille, at the Riviera Beach Marina. Laid-back – with live music, great salads and huge omelets. Killer fish tacos. Has boat docks. 200 E. 13th St., Riviera Beach. 561-845-5532

Mid County

E.R. Bradley’s, gorgeous view of Palm Beach along the stunning new downtown waterfront. Catch water taxi afterward. City boat docks. 104 S. Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. 561-833-3520; www.erbradleys.com

Roxy’s Pub, served on the rooftop, with view of city and waterfront. City boat docks nearby. 309 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. 561-296-7699;www.roxyspub.com

City Cellar, salads are standouts, but wine list is worth the trip. 700 S. Rosemary Ave. (in CityPlace), West Palm Beach; 561-366-0071; www.bigtimerestaurants.com

The Breakers, the Mother of All Brunches; in the historic hotel. Just Google it – and bring big bucks. One S. County Road, Palm Beach. 561-65-6611;www.thebreakers.com

Charley’s Crab, great raw bar, gazpacho and more. Beach is across street. 456 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 561-659-1500; www.muer.com

Four Seasons Palm Beach, The Bistro, always a class act; superior service. Best grits in the county. 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 561-582-2800;www.fourseasons.com/PalmBeach

Malcolm’s at The Omphoy, boutique hotel restaurant directly on the beach. 2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 561-540-6444; www.omphoy.com

Darbster, for the vegetarians, vegans and raw food lovers. Open air deck. Bring your dog Sunday afternoon and get 20 percent off. 8020 S. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth; 561-586-2622;www.darbster.com

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John G’s, the county’s classic, despite the “line.” Don’t miss the gazpacho. Note: Cash only. 264 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. 561-585-9860.

Benny’s on the Beach,directly on the Lake Worth pier; enormous Greek salads. 10 Ocean Blvd. (on the pier), Lake Worth. 561-582-9001; www.bennysonthebeach.com

Dune Deck Cafe, great Greek yogurt with honey, and omelets. Friendliest servers. 100 N. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. 561-582-0472; www.dunedeckcafe.com

The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, has sweeping ocean views. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. 561-533-6000; www.ritzcarlton.com

Old Key Lime House, in historic Lantana house, good drinks. Boat docks. 300 E.Ocean Ave., Lantana. 561-582-1889; www.oldkeylimehouse.com

Sushi Bon, right next door to the boat docks in Lantana. Boat docks. 304 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana. 561-540-8125

Prime Catch, elevated views of the Intracoastal and the bridge and passing yachts. Boat docks. 700 E. Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach. 561-737-8822;www.primecatchboynton.com

Boynton’s Ocean Avenue Green Market Café, another hidden find. Ala carte brunch like bananas Foster French toast. 400-410 E. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach 561-752-8598

Two George’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, formerly an old Florida fish shack. Dual tiki-hut bars, sports TVs; dock dining. Boat docks. 728 Casa Loma Blvd., Boynton Beach. 561-736-2717; www.twogeorgesrestaurant.com

Banana Boat, at the foot of the bridge. Live music, lively crowd. Boat docks. 739 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. 561-732-94.00;www.bananaboatboynton.com

Pinon Grill French toast.

South County

The Hawaiian at the Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn, casual oceanfront in one of the older hotels on the island. 3550 S. Ocean Blvd., South Palm Beach.

Caffe Luna Rosa, they’ve got scrapple – but order biscuits and tomato gravy if they offer. 34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-274-9404; caffelunarosa.com

Boston’s on the Beach, fun setting with lively bar scene downstairs (and scrapple for breakfast!).

Old Calypso, serious French toast and superb bloody Marys. Boat docks. 900 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-279-2300; oldcalypso.com

Atlantic Ocean Club, nice street-side setting. 217 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-450-7557; atlanticoceanclub.com

Deck 84, American eats with a twist. Indoor and outdoor bars, patio dining. Boat docks. 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. deck84.com

The Sundy House, my pick for most beautiful outdoor setting – botanical gardens all around the historic house. 106 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach; 561-272-5678; sundyhouse.com

Holiday Inn Highland Beach, a beachside hotel restaurant. 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach. highlandbeachholidayinn.com

Pinon Grill, surprise find in Town Center mall with killer French toast, serious drinks. 600 Glades Road, Boca Raton. 561-391-7770; pinongrill.com

Bogart’s, in the Premiere theater at Cinemark Palace movie theater, brunch and a movie – all fun. 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton. 561-544-3044; bogartsofboca.com

Tanzy, in the iPic theater at Mizner Park. Upscale casual Italian with signature cocktail list and fantasy-like room. 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 561-922-6699; tanzyrestuarant.com

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