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4 Day Culinary Itinerary in The Palm Beaches

Enjoy the sweet and savory aromas of The Palm Beaches’ local restaurants.

With a large variety of restaurants, diners, and bars from Jupiter to Boca Raton, there is no better place than The Palm Beaches to get out there and discover the best flavors of South Florida. Whether you like to keep to your neighborhood favorites and local mainstays or explore new hot spots and celebrated chef-driven restaurants, in Palm Beach County you’ll find the perfect plate for your palate.

Here’s a sample itinerary to get those juices flowing.

Tuna Pizza
Akira Back


Day 1

Start your weekend in the hottest little town by the sea, Delray Beach, by booking a stay at The Ray. This modern urban oasis offers a lush rooftop with a pool, bar and restaurant plus two more dining experiences on property. Check in, then check out the contemporary American, Ember Grill or the modern Japanese, Akira Back from Michelin Star Chef by the same name.

Steak at Ember Grill
Ember Grill

Alternatively, sip, sample and savor down Atlantic Avenue for more delicious and unique flavor experiences. From coffee shops and ice cream parlors to craft bars and chic coastal restaurants, you’ll find it on the ‘Ave.’  Some notable restaurants include:  – Avalon, whose irresistible, best-selling steak and seafood staples will have you coming back for more. Pro Tip: Make sure to order the Lobster Tagliatelle, it’s a staff favorite for a reason. – Amar Mediterranean, a buzzy bistro serving up authentic Lebanese food from long-time hospitality executive, Nicolas Kurban, who worked for such celebrated chefs as Wolfgang Puck and Thomas Keller. Pro Tip: You’ll want to visit their sister bakery location in Boynton Beach for the most delicious zaatar and haloumi croissants, and breakfast sandwiches.

Amar Mediterranean Bistro
Amar Mediterranean Bistro


Day 2

After a leisurely morning at the beach, take a ten-minute drive South, to Boca Raton, where laid-back luxury takes a front-row seat, and the restaurants deliver the same. Grab lunch at Corvina Seafood Grill, where Executive Chef Jeff Tunks serves up the freshest catch. While Prezzo, the long-standing Italian trattoria, brings casual Italian in a friendly atmosphere. Pro Tip: Ask for their signature, whole, roasted garlic and fresh baked focaccia bread to enjoy with your selection. After a delightful lunch, head back to Delray for a little fun and games at Throw Social, where the tropical backyard setting invites you to lounge in VIP cabanas, play board games, throw darts… or axes or simply sip on a cocktail or two while you contemplate on your dinner plans.

Throw Social Var
Throw Social 

After a shower and a change, you’re off to Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. This beautiful oceanfront property boasts six notable dining outlets, including Polpo Palm Beach, a chic, upscale Italian restaurant by acclaimed restaurateur Ron Rosa, with breathtaking ocean views. Pro Tip: Order their signature barrel-aged strawberry negroni to start your evening right. Or follow the coastline north, for another waterfront destination, Brandon’s at Tideline Resort, where vibrant, coastal cuisine meets sweeping ocean views. Pro Tip: You can’t go wrong with the fresh and inventive sushi selection.

rigatoni at Polpo Palm Beach
Courtesy of Polpo Palm Beach


Day 3

Today, we head north to Palm Beach. Take the coastal route all the way for the best scenic views and arrive hungry for Chef Jason Weiner’s Almond Restaurant. The James Beard recognized chef works closely with local farmers to cook up the freshest, seasonal comfort dishes. Alternatively, cross the bridge to West Palm Beach, for an artisanal Latin-inspired brunch at the Hilton Canopy hotel’s signature restaurant, Banter. This centrally located boutique hotel is a perfect stay for your next culinary adventures to the north of Palm Beach County. Pro Tip: Make sure to head to the rooftop Treehouse Lounge and Bar for the best views of the city.

Brunch at the Treehouse
Courtesy of Treehouse

Next stop, the sprawling golf-themed entertainment venue, Drive Shack, where you can burn off brunch with a friendly game and a round of cocktails.   Save room for dinner as you head to the beautifully renovated PGA National Resort. With two James Beard nominated chefs on property, choose between Chef Jeremy Ford’s The Butcher’s Club and Lindsay Autry’s Honeybelle for a dinner experience you won’t soon forget. Feeling something more eclectic? Head to Stage, where Chef Pushkar Marathe tantalizes your taste buds with his flavor-forward Indian fusion cuisine.

Stage kitchen
Stage Kitchen


Day 4

Spending your last day in the Jupiter/Juno area? Don’t miss Top Chef’s Stephen Asprinio’s Aquagrille. A beautifully chic coastal restaurant with a menu to match. Or enjoy your last meal on the Jupiter Inlet waterfront, at the elegant eatery, Beacon, for a warm, upscale dining experience. Pro Tip: Reserve a seat at the Chef’s Counter for a front-row culinary showcase.

Polpo dish
Courtesy of Beacon

Looking to bring a few local gourmet gems home with you? Here’s a few favorites:

There is no shortage of delicious culinary adventures in The Palm Beaches. Depending on when you’re traveling, make sure to explore WPB Green Market voted USA TODAY’s Best Farmer’s Market in the country, take a historic food tour, and enjoy our lively food halls, breweries and distillery.




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