Dockside Dining in The Palm Beaches

Dockside Dining Slideshow
Jupiter Dockside Diners

Guanabanas Restaurant

Visitors to the The Palm Beaches enjoy what the locals have appreciated since the early years, when Henry Flagler built the Florida East Coast Railroad and Palm Beach became a winter resort. Fast forward 100 years, and it’s a year-round paradise featuring 125 miles of waterways, just waiting for you to dock your vessel and hop on land to enjoy a delectable meal. Here’s a list of a few stand-out dockside dining spots you don’t want to miss!

Calaveras Cantina

This authentic Mexican restaurant sports a tagline that lives up to its name: Sexy Mexican Food with Hand-crafted Cocktails. A fifth-generation family-owned cantina personifies the beautifully engaging culture of Mexico, with its vibrant décor and sugar skull accessories. In addition to offering more than 100 types of tequila, this restaurant features prepared-at-your-table guacamole, seven different types of tacos, fajitas, wet burritos, quesadillas, and various delectable salads. It’s located on the Harborside waterfront in Jupiter, with indoor and outdoor seating.
Signature item: It’s hard to beat the Langosta El Rey, that features two lobster enchiladas stuffed with sautéed spinach, chipotle crema, and smothered in cheese, served with rice and frijoles borrachos.  
 

Calaveras Cantina
Calaveras Cantina

Dive Bar Restaurant

Don’t let the name fool you  the contemporary interiors surround a giant 2,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, and wide screens feature captivating underwater video’s. If you’re ready to decompress, take a deep breath and dive in to the sensational raw bar, sushi menu, or grill menu. Outdoor dining curves around a cozy marina, surrounded by luxury yachts, with a Mediterranean feel at the chic Riverwalk Plaza in Jupiter.
Signature item: Sweet Potato Encrusted Grouper, with cracked black peppercorn scallops topped with a red onion marmalade and a citrus beurre blanc.  
 

E.R. Bradley’s Saloon

If you’re a fan of the tiki vibe at a hot spot next to a hip and happening downtown, this is your place. Outdoor tables, cocktails, and a Sunday brunch buffet make this a popular spot on Clematis Street in Downtown West Palm Beach. This historic restaurant is named after founder Edward Riley Bradley, a famous gambler  who grew up in poverty and amounted to being one of the wealthiest, most generous and revered men in the history of the United States.
Signature item: The restaurant’s Lobster Bisque, a creamy, savory soup with a housemade fresh lobster broth base, is a delight that will keep you coming back for more.  

ER Bradley's Saloon
E.R. Bradley's Saloon

Frigate’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

Tucked away on cozy waterway in North Palm Beach, you can come by land or sea to this trendy place and enjoy indoor and outdoor dining and drinks. Let your inner Jimmy Buffet sing to the island tunes, or watch your favorite sports team on the big plasma screens. Swaying palm trees sparkle with tiny lights in the evening, and the balmy breezes are sensational. This crowd pleaser serves lunch, dinner, a daily 2-for-1 Happy Hour, and Sunday Brunch.
Signature item: Lobster Mac N Cheese with creamy garlic sauce, topped with truffle panko bread crumbs.  

 

Guanabanas

Perched on the Jupiter River, this laid-back spot is a wildly popular tropical paradise. Seating is outdoors, tiki-style with fresh locally sourced seafood and ingredients, with tables tucked in between the lush tropical rain-forest setting. Wind your way through the hand chiseled coquina stone walkways to hear local and regional bands perform on the tiki stage that overlooks the waterfalls. The formidable drink menu features, beer, wine and the best crafted signature cocktails to be found.
Signature item: The Mango Beach Break is a tropical tipple with aged rum, Florida orange infused triple sec, mango puree, pineapple juice and Orchid Island orange juice. More than 100 are sold every weekend!

Guanabanas Restaurant
Guanabanas Restaurant

Old Key Lime House

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway in the charming Lantana historic district, The Old Key Lime House is one of the oldest waterfront restaurants in all of Florida. Enjoy the breathtaking views, at the outdoor dining area and tiki bar, which is an authentic Seminole Indian chickee hut. Menu classics are seafood, and with four bars and live entertainment, it’s the place to go for a rockin’ vibe.
Signature item: Homemade Key Lime Pie is just $5 a slice.  

Sailfish Marina

There’s no place like the Sailfish Marina! A perennial favorite for locals and visitors alike for more than 25 years, it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Overlooking the docks at their popular marina, you can bring your fresh catch right from the boat, and the chef will cook it up for you. Stroll the docks and delight in seeing the yachts lined up, or feed the fish around the pilings. The bar scene is lively, and the menu is extensive. Come by car, boat, or ride a bike over from one of the Singer Island resorts.
Signature item: Fresh Macadamia Encrusted Grouper, expertly pan-seared with encrusted macadamia nuts and served with banana rum sauce.  


Sailfish Marina

Square Grouper Tiki Bar

The laid-back beach vibe is embodied from start to finish at this location, which was the site where Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson filmed the music video for “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” That philosophy holds true for revelers, who enjoy digging their toes into the sand and gazing at the Jupiter Lighthouse across the Intracoastal Waterway.
Signature item: Smoked Fish Dip, served with freshly-fried corn tortilla chips, is made with a blend of wild-caught Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Whitefish and Whiting.  
 

Square Grouper
Square Grouper Tiki Bar

U-Tiki Beach

This fresh, new, happening place is one has one of the most spectacular waterfront views in South Florida. Arrive by boat or car, there is plenty of parking and docking for both. Outdoor seating is a sandy beach on the inlet shore, with wide open views of the historical Jupiter Lighthouse. The dinner menu has a Caribbean flair, serving everything from sushi, to fresh seafood, salads and hamburgers.
Signature item: Junkanoo Shrimp features a flavorful almond sauce poured over sauteed shrimp.

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