The best part of summer from a diner’s viewpoint is the specials offered by restaurants that miss the full dining rooms that come with snowbirds.
Take advantage of these discount meals and specials while they last.
Mia’s Grill has a 4-course meal for $20 with a choice of five entrees like the churrasco skirt steak or wood-fired grilled chicken breast. 2399 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561-338 6388
Andrew’s in Boca Raton has a Summertime 4-course prix fixe menu for $27.99. Includes free glass of beer, house wine or beverage, soup of the day, house salad, choice of eight entrees, and dessert. 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; (561) 391-7939; andrews-restaurant-bocaraton.com
La Stella’s Restaurant/Catering offers a $50 3-course dinner for two, Monday-Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. Entrees include chicken marsala and penne with homemade sausage and broccoli rabe. 159 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton; (561) 544-2081; lastellasofboca.com
Capri Ristorante Italiano has a 3-course menu for $25 with pollo cacciatore, vitello Francese and other Italian specialties on the menu. 39 SE First Ave., Boca Raton; 561-391-8044
Caffe Luna Rosa in Delray Beach offers a monthly 3-course $39 wine dinner (plus tax, tip). Two seatings for every one – call for their schedule, menu and other details. 34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; (561) 274-9404; caffelunarosa.com
The Pop-Up in Delray Beach (a temporary Italian restaurant) has a Locals Only special for the remainder of its run. Everything on the menu is 2-for-1 – drinks, apps, entrees and desserts, from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The menu changes daily.
Prime in Delray Beach has a $75 dinner for two, Sunday-Friday, 4-8 p.m. Salad, entrée and dessert, plus a free bottle of wine. 110 E. Atlantic Ave; (561)-865-5845.
In downtown West Palm Beach, here are several choices:
- Longboards Restaurant, a new bar and eatery, has 2-for-1 happy hour drink specials and 20 percent off all food, from 4-7 p.m. daily through Sept. 30. 519 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; (561) 833-4660.
- Hot Pie Pizza throws out a pie special – $9.95 for a large cheese pie Monday through Thursday; $2 mugs of beer and 2-for-1 drink specials daily. 123 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; (561) 655-2511; hotpiepizza.com
- Leila Restaurant has half-off appetizers 5-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 20 percent off all entrees daily through Sept. 30. 120 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach (561) 659-7373; leilawpb.com
- Reef Road Rum Bar features $9.99 prime rib, $3 Imperials, and 30¢ hot wings on Tuesdays through Sept. 30. 223 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; (561) 838-9099
- Rocco’s Tacos lets loose $14.99 all-you-can-eat Taco Tuesdays all day Tuesdays, plus drink specials after 7 p.m. 224 Clematis St., West Palm Beach (561) 650-1001; roccostacos.com
Cafe Boulud offers a BYOB Tuesdays – bring your own wine – as many bottles as you can carry, for no corkage fee at dinner. Rose′s are served all day Fridays by the glass for $5. Drinks are half-price and menu items $8 at the bar during the summertime Happy Hour, 4-7:30 p.m. daily. (Try the Piggie Burger brought from DBGB Kitchen and Bar in NY). 301 Australian Ave. (in the Brazilian Court Hotel), Palm Beach; (561) 655-6060; cafeboulud.com
Buccan, the newcomer on the island, dishes up all-night Happy Hour (from 4 p.m.) on Tuesdays with free bar munchies from 4-7 p.m. On Wednesdays, every bottle on its wine list is half price. 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach; (561) 833-3450; buccanpalmbeach.com
The Chesterfield Hotel features a 3-for $36 prix fixe dinner in the Leopard Room this summer. The room has wow-factor if you haven’t been. 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach; 561-659-5800; chesterfieldpb.com
Michelle Bernstein’s at the Omphoy is undergoing a revitalization. For summer diners, there’s a 3-course prix fixe for $30. Worth it for the Hot chocolate filled doughnut dessert on this menu. 2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 561-540-6444; omphoy.com
The Ironwood Grille at PGA Resort has a 3-for $30 menu in place daily from 5 to 7 p.m. for summer. 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-627-2000; pgaresort.com
Cabo Flats in Downtown at the Gardens lets kids 12 and under eat free every Monday in summer. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-624-0024; caboflats.com
Cantina Laredo in Midtown has a “Tres Course Menu” for $17.99 – with gluten free and vegetarian options. Served daily. 4635 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-622-1223; cantinolaredo.com
III Forks steakhouse has a “III Course Summer Menu” for $32.95 per person, featuring salad and soup, entrée and dessert. (12-ounce pork chop with peach bbq sauce one entrée choice.) 4645 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens (561)-630-3660; iiiforks.com