We offer our picks for the best places to eat in Delray Beach, from laid-back beach bars to the refined plates of chic Atlantic Avenue.
This Delray Sands Resort restaurant is the kind of place you go for the Barista Bar in the morning and come back for the alfresco cocktail fire table at the Wave Pool Bar. The one thing that remains constant: stunning ocean views from every seat, cool nautical decor, and sea-to-table cuisine to match.
This upscale, wood-paneled seafood spot is known for its sushi and wine list. The Grand Plateau is one of the standouts here, with a plate of fresh oysters, littleneck clams, blue crab meat, and shrimp arranged around an entire chilled lobster.
Phenomenal views of the ocean from the deck mix with inventive seafood here. The Sunday Brunch is legendary for its Grey Goose Bloody Mary Bar with more than 30 add-ins from which to choose, including olives, sweet chili asparagus, pepperoni, cheeses, and hot sauces. Then, there’s “Appy Hour” with signature dishes, like five-onion truffle dip and rock shrimp pot pie.
Boston’s on the Beach
Boston’s on the Beach has been feeding and entertaining for 35 years against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. While the views and local seafood may be the original draw, it’s the live music five days a week – from reggae and blues to jazz and pop – that invites you to stay for one more handcrafted cocktail at the backlit quartz bar.
Nestled inside an old house across from Old School Square in downtown Delray, this bright, quirky space is home to nightly live music and a street-side patio that will make you feel like you’re sitting in someone else’s front yard. Oh, and there’s comfort food, too, from a seven-cheese grilled cheese to caramel-spiced chicken, all accompanied by a drink menu with more than a dozen mojitos.
If you’re going to be at the beach, why not do it with a conch fritter in your hand? Here, what locals call comfort food is best enjoyed in a relaxing atmosphere while dipping your toes in the sand, whether under the tiki bar hut or lounging back in an Adirondack chair.
Cabana El Rey
Fresh takes on Latin cuisine meet legendary service in this Miami-esque setting. Dishes like the “Tropicana” (marinated grilled chicken breast with pineapple, cantaloupe, orange, and mango tossed with a guava mojo) will remind you you’re just blocks away from the beach.