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Where to Eat: Brunch on the Waterfront in Palm Beach County

April 4th, 2011 · 14 Comments

Editor’s note: This post was updated with additions and websites, 4/4/11.

Looking for weekend brunch on or very near the water?

Here’s the list, north to south:

Lazy Loggerhead Cafe's Fish Sandwich

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

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

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

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

Seasons 52, lo-cal dishes throughout menu and nothing fried. 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. Boat docks. 2401 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-775-0186; www.carmines.com

Sailfish Marina, the classic take-the-0ut-of-towners-here spot. Water taxi comes here. Boat docks. 98 Lake Dr., Singer Island (Palm Beach Shores). 561-844-1724; www.sailfishmarina.com

Tiki Waterfront Sea Grille, at the Riviera Beach Marina. Laid-back – with music, great salads and omelets. Boat docks. 200 E. 13th St., Riviera Beach. 561-845-5532

E.R. Bradley’s, gorgeous view of Palm Beach along the stunning 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

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. 456 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 561-659-1500; www.muer.com

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

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

John G's gazpacho

John G’s, the “other” classic, despite the “line.” Don’t miss the gazpacho. Note: Cash only. 10 Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth. 561-585-9860; www.johngs.com

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

Temple Orange at 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. 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

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

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; www.caffelunarosa.com

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

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

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

Watercolors at the Bridge Hotel – it’s a sensational view; family crowds. Boat docks. 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. 561-368-9500; www.bocaratonbridgehotel.com

Tags: Where to Eat in Palm Beach County

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jimmy Barron // Apr 3, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I’ve been to a lot of these places and have had pleasant experinces as well…Always seeking out dining by the water!! For a while it was hard to find any place next to the water! jb

  • 2 Howard // Apr 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    What abbout The Banana Boat and Two Georges in Boynton Beach and Deck 84 in Delray?

  • 3 Enid Atwater // Apr 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I love Prime Catch in Boynton!

  • 4 barry epstein // Apr 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Also the Holiday Inn on Highland Beach. Great spot!

  • 5 Robyn Kalajian // Apr 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    And don’t forget Benny’s on the Beach, Lake Worth pier!

  • 6 Mark Nessmith // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Guanabanas in Jupiter is a must-stop spot for brunch.

  • 7 Patty // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Went to Guanabanas yesterday by boat and boaters get a 10% discount! Great place and loved the food!

  • 8 dan mcgarity // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    You forgot to add Johnny Longboats, The Islander , the Singer Island Hilton restaurant, the restaurant at the Ambassador on Palm beach and the restaurant at the Hawaiian inn in South Palm Beach.
    What about Boaton’s on the Beach, and Luna Rosa?

  • 9 Nora // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks Jan, this list is a keeper.

  • 10 Jan Norris // Apr 11, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Thanks, Patty – I’ll add Guanabanas; had a good meal there despite the wait.
    Thanks, Dan, but it’s Caffe Luna Rosa – already listed. The Hawaiian Inn no longer exists; it’s now the Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn; I’ll check to see whether they serve brunch.
    Boston’s on the Beach is a “doh!” I missed that!

  • 11 Gary Steele // Apr 5, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Does Two Georges or Banana Boat have Brunch Menus?

  • 12 James // May 31, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Thanks for mentioning highlandbeachholidayinn.com
    We’ve had a great weekend there, their brunch is super delicious and hotel is awesome

  • 13 luckysnap // Jun 13, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Old Calypso has closed unfortunately

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