North Area Food Gems of The Palm Beaches

Local food and dining blogger Cristyle Egitto give us tour of just some of the great food "gems" to be explored around the northern areas of The Palm Beaches

The north end of Palm Beach County is where I call home. The area runs along the main East to West corridors of Northlake Boulevard, PGA Boulevard, Donald Ross Road and Indiantown Road. A sprawling suburban area featuring a spectrum of dining opportunities you can enjoy fresh seafood at Leftovers Café in Jupiter, nosh on acai bowls at Raw Juce, 3 Natives or Rock Steady or sip on a cocktail and watch the boats come in at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island. Enjoy views of the lighthouse from U-Tiki, Jetty’s or Square Grouper in Jupiter or enjoy Meatballs and Peronis at Lynora’s. Sneak an afternoon treat with a cupcake from Alaina’s Bake Shoppe in Pam Beach Gardens. North county offers something for everyone from young families to retirees, from brunch to late night.
 
Jupiter Donut Factory


 
Jupiter Donut Factory is the locally beloved artisanal donut shop of North County. The retro vibe creates the perfect backdrop for their inventive and modernized creations. They take great pride in their product, using fresh ingredients to handcraft over 40 different flavors of donut, like Banana Coconut, Maple Iced and Boston Cream. The result is almost too pretty to eat. They also prepare bagels, croissants, and biscuits with homemade gravy each night and serve up breakfast sandwiches to enjoy at the shop or to go.  They close up shop when they sell out so get ‘em while they’re hot!
 
Address & Phone:
141 Center Street, Jupiter, FL 33458 | 561-741-5290
420 US Hwy 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 | 561-557-5291
with locations in Royal Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and Stuart
 
 
Sara’s Kitchen


 
Sara’s Kitchen is the tried and true mainstay in North Palm Beach for breakfast. Known for their skillets and fluffy pancakes, they avoid canned hash and premade batter to keep people coming back for that homemade taste. The family diner offers casual décor alongside big portions, great service and kid menu items like Mickey Pancakes. A great spot for Sunday breakfast or a weekday stop, Sara’s is also open for lunch with a light menu of salads, sandwiches and burgers.
 
Address & Phone:
2000 PGA Blvd., Building A, Suite #3140, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408
561-540-2822
 
Lighthouse Cove


 
Lighthouse Cove is a 36-hole miniature golf course featuring Jupiter-centric décor and historical facts along a winding course of adventure putt-putt. The design is the perfect backdrop for visiting friends or a battle royale between siblings. Fun for the entire family and golfers of all ages, the two courses are also accompanied by The Burger Shack serving up American fare, craft beer, flat screen TVs and a playground for kids. The course also offers beer service with local brews like Twisted Trunk’s IPGA on tap. Make sure to keep an eye out for deals and daily specials!
 
Address & Phone:
617 N A1A Jupiter, FL 33477
561-203-7965
 
Coolinary Café


 
Coolinary Café is the ever-popular concept of Florida local, Tim Lipman. An intimate restaurant featuring an open kitchen, the menu features elevated comfort foods with an emphasis on seasonality, fresh ingredients and culinary creativity. Dishes like the Boneless Southern Fried Chicken and Waffle remain on the set menu while daily specials cycle with local offerings. Reservations are recommended and within the same shopping plaza you will find Parched Pig, a Tim Lipman watering hole. Guests of Coolinary Café are invited to enjoy a beverage while they wait for their table or sample a lighter menu with craft beer and a global wine list.
 
Address & Phone:
4650 Donald Ross Road, Suite 110, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
561-249-6760
 
Guanabanas


 
Guanabanas is a local and visitor staple with their outdoor, open-air restaurant creating a tropical retreat of palm trees and umbrellas. Relax on the dock in one of their colorful Adirondack chairs or launch for a stand-up paddle boarding adventure with Blueline. Guests can enjoy lunch or dinner daily with breakfast on the weekends.  Menu items include an array of dishes featuring fresh Florida seafood, sandwiches, tacos and the Liquid Kitchen list with cocktails like the Guanabanas Cat 5. Make sure to check their calendar of live music performances.
 
Address & Phone:
960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477
561-747-8878

Christopher’s Kitchen


 
Christopher’s Kitchen is a modern café that serves organic, plant-based and primarily raw food through their innovative menu of dishes. Enjoy tacos on hand made vegetable tortillas or pasta dishes made with their zucchini noodles. A great spot for those with dietary restrictions or looking for a healthy lunch or dinner, they also offer a wine bar and CK Juice Market for grab and go. Highlights include their 100% dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free ice cream dessert offerings.
 
Address and Phone:
4783 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
561-318-6191
 
Dune Dog


 
A hidden gem full of character, color and witty signage, Dune Dog is an open air, Key West style restaurant that is ultra-family friendly. Known for their hotdogs, they also serve up menu items like burgers, salads, baby back ribs and a variety of fresh seafood. Diners can enjoy the outdoors under the shelter of a metal roof and comfort of ceiling fans while feeling nestled away in a tropical getaway of picnic tables. Wednesday is Kids Night and typically a packed house with the little ones eating for 99 cents. Their pricing in general is extremely reasonable and they provide a fun atmosphere and service with a smile. 
 
Address & Phone:
775 FL A1A Alt, Jupiter, FL 33477
561-744-6667
 
 
The Cooper


 
The Cooper is a rustic but modern, farm-to-table restaurant proudly displaying the names of the farms and artisans it works with above the kitchen. Headed up by Executive Chef Adam Brown, the atmosphere is warm and inviting with elevated American fare being served alongside craft cocktails and decadent desserts. Open for lunch and dinner daily with a buzzing happy hour and Sunday Brunch, The Cooper is the perfect balance of casual and upscale while being family friendly.
 
Address & Phone:
4610 PGA Boulevard #100, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
561-622-0032
 

The Woods


 
The Woods is the flagship restaurant of famed golfer, Tiger Woods. Reflective of an elevated sports bar, the space is modern with an intimate dining room, boisterous bar area and outdoor patio. The menu has a nice range for diners with more budget-conscious options like flatbreads and tacos to USDA Prime steaks, lobster and lamb. The same goes for the beverages with craft beers on tap, an array of cocktails alongside a bourbon and cognac menu complete with cigar list.
 
Address & Phone:
129 Soundings Ave, Jupiter, FL 33477
561-320-9627
 
 
Bricktop’s


 
Bricktop’s is the newest waterfront addition to the PGA Corridor. With a sister restaurant on the island, Bricktops PBG offers diners a view of the North Palm Beach waterway. A newly built out patio and tiki bar provide outdoor seating while inside there is a large dining room and bar area. The décor is reflective of the view with nautical touches, warm wood walls and a brighter color palette featuring marine life elements. They offer lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch, with menu items like Baby Back Ribs, Roasted Chicken, Chilean Seabass, Wagyu Filet Mignon, and a small sushi menu.
 
Address & Phone:
2373 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
561-720-2595
 
Read more reviews and articles about The Palm Beaches' food scene at Cristyle Egitto's blog, Eat Palm Beach.

 

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