Hey y’all! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m going to be doing another installment of my Unofficial Guide to The Pink Retreat all about where to eat. If you are unfamiliar with The Pink Retreat, read this. And if you didn’t read my transportation blog post yet from last week, I’ll link that here so you can check that out as well. It includes a bunch of helpful tips about transportation, including how to get free rides around the area. Anyway, let’s get back to today’s post: Where To Eat!
One of my favorite parts of traveling is getting to try local flavors. I’m not gonna lie, I am a very picky eater, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to try new things! I’m going to try my best to break this up into sections, with an “On The Island” section and “Off The Island” section. This list is also organized by price point. I will say my list is pretty extensive – I used to work on Worth Ave., I lived in Palm Beach, and I’ve vacationed in Palm Beach throughout my life, so I’ve been to my fair share of restaurants in the area. There are SOOOO many great restaurants I truly could not list them all, so these are just some of my favorites. Please note many restaurants on the Island close early, and some only open for lunch. I also recommend having reservations for dinner whenever possible if you plan to go to a more popular spot. All restaurants on this list link to their websites, so you can look a their menus, prices, and hours. Let’s get into it!
Where To Eat: On The Island
$ (Approx $20 and Under)
Green’s Pharmacy – This is a true Palm Beach classic. Green’s is a functioning pharmacy that will take you back to the 1950s. Not gonna lie, it’s not the best place to stop if you need aspirin or hairspray (it’s way overpriced, so go to Publix for anything like that), but the food is delicious and priced fairly. Nothing out of the ordinary is offered, but they offer great servings of diner classics for both breakfast and lunch. Make note that the diner portion closes before dinner. See their website for more information.
Coyo Taco – Coyo Taco just happens to be where Happy Hour for The Pink Retreat was held last year! It’s a great option for an affordable lunch or dinner.
Piccolo Mondo – Piccolo Mondo is great because they deliver! You can either go pick it up with a short walk on Worth Ave., or have it delivered right to your hotel. They offer a variety of pastas, sandwiches, and salads. Perfect for lunch! Please note they are a takeout restaurant.
Surfside Diner – You may have heard of Hamburger Heaven, an iconic Palm Beach eatery known for being a hangout spot of the Kennedys. Surfside Diner now resides where that once was. Surfside is a modern diner and offers both breakfast and lunch. You really can’t go wrong with Surfside!
Sprinkles Palm Beach – Okay, this isn’t food, but this is a must-do while in Palm Beach! The walls are covered with pictures of celebrities who have visited and ate ice cream at Sprinkles. They have ice cream, sorbets, and even frozen yogurts… something for everyone!
Cafe 155 – This is a perfect stop for your morning coffee, a breakfast sandwich, or a quick lunch. Cafe 155 is conveniently located in The Colony Hotel.
Cafe Delamar – This little eatery is located in Via Demario off of Worth Ave. While they do offer a few tables and chairs outside of their storefront, they also offer lunch delivery! Breakfast sandwiches are available each morning until 11am.
Bimini Bar – Looking to dine poolside at The Colony? This is the perfect place! While I am sure their menu is always changing, last summer I got the chicken nachos and fruit tray and I highly recommend it. And of course, there is a full bar if you want a tropical drink to go with your lunch.
Starbucks – Everyone always asks where the closest Starbucks is lol. There is one conveniently located on Worth Ave. You’ll find it next to Saks in The Esplanade. It’s less than a block from the beach, so grab your coffee and watch the sunrise! One helpful tip: this Starbucks always has a pitcher of ice water out, so if you need some stop in!
Publix – For those of you who aren’t familiar, Publix is a grocery store. While their subs and takeout food is delicious and I highly recommend it, I’m mentioning it in this post more as an FYI. The Publix on the island is NOT within walking distance from Worth Ave. It is located near the North bridge, which is where Sprinkles and Coyo Taco are located. I recommend stopping here for any necessities like water bottles, or to grab some snacks for the weekend. They also have grab-and-go items which are perfect to keep in the hotel fridge for a midnight snack.
$$ (Approx $20-$50)
Bricktops – This restaurant can actually be found both on the Island as well as in Palm Beach Gardens! I personally have been to the one on Palm Beach and loved it! I personally recommend the ribs lol. They offer brunch, lunch, and dinner depending on the day of the week.
Seafood Bar – If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, this is it! This unique restaurant and bar is located at The Breakers and the bar itself is a fish tank. Yeah, it’s pretty cool! They offer both lunch and dinner.
Pizza Al Fresco – Another popular spot in Palm Beach! They have some of the best pizza on the island. I recommend splitting a pizza with a friend and getting side salads. Be sure to save room for dessert; last time I went, they had a Nutella and fruit dessert pizza that was to die for!
Ta-boo – This is truly a Palm Beach icon. It is said to be the birthplace of the Bloody Mary drink. They also offer a great prix fixe dinner special for $39! Their brunch is to die for as well. The vibe inside is unlike anything else on the Island.
Cafe Via Flora – This lunch and dinner spot is located right off of Worth Ave. Y’all. They have Lilly tablecloths. Need I say more?
Leopard Lounge – This fun spot is located at The Chesterfield and gives you a true Palm Beach experience. They offer breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner. And of course, they have a great bar.
$$$ (Approx $50-$100)
CPB – This restaurant, located at The Colony, has taken on some changes since I’ve last been there. Not only has the name changed but so has the menu. I am a bit confused on the menu situation, but I will go off of what I see on their website. The website seems to feature a menu where you pick different courses to customize your dining experience. I am unsure if they still have a “normal” menu during dinner, but I would imagine they do. They also serve breakfast and lunch, which are more affordable than this tasting menu. This may be something to check into once you get to Palm Beach, or call and discuss with hotel staff. I just wanted to provide a “splurge” option for any of the big foodies out there.
Where To Eat: Off The Island
Prices ranges are a tad different for this one. Consider the fact that everything is a bit pricier on the Island.
$ (Approx $15 and under)
Jupiter Donuts – YOU HAVE TO GO. There is a location in North Palm Beach, about 15 minutes from the Island. When I lived in the area I went here a lot! They honestly have the best donuts I’ve ever tasted. Note they close at 1pm or after they sell out, whichever is sooner.
3 Natives – There are locations in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, among other locations in the state and in Texas. They offer acai bowls, salads, wraps, juices, smoothies, etc. It is one of our favorite lunch spots! I highly recommend the Chronic Acai Bowl.
C.R. Chicks – This is another local chain that can be found in multiple locations! There is one located right across from the Gardens Mall, where an event is being held on Saturday during The Pink Retreat. It’s a casual, walk-up style eatery that specializes in chicken. You get a great bang for your buck here as well.
Sal’s Italian Ristorante – We love this place! There is a location less than a mile away from the Gardens Mall, as well as other locations in the area. They have some great lunch specials, and great food in general!
Grandview Public Market – I have to say, I haven’t been here, but I need to go ASAP! This is a co-op style set up with different local eateries. This is a great option it you’re with a group since there is something for everyone! Check out their site to see what they are currently offering.
The Gardens Mall Food Court – I wanted to include this because I know some of you may grab a bite really quick while at the Gardens Mall shopping event. The food court has some favorites like Chick-fil-A and Charley’s. But I also recommend Chinatown, as well as Chop & Toss Salads. If you want a sit down, the mall also has a California Pizza Kitchen and P.F. Chang’s, among a few other spots.
$$ (Approx $15-$30)
RH Rooftop Restaurant – There is a HUGE Restoration Hardware in West Palm next to CityPlace (Rosemary Sqaure). It was built within the past few years and has a restaurant in it… Yeah, it’s pretty crazy. It is GORGEOUS and totally Instagram-worthy, so don’t forget your cameras. They offer both brunch and dinner and they have a WINE VAULT. Yes, you read that right. Truly a unique dining experience.
Tommy Bahama Restaurant – This one isn’t super close to the Island, but it’s worth going to if you’d like! The restaurant is located in Jupiter and has a great menu and a fun vibe. If you need a reason to head up to the Jupiter area, stay tuned for my activities posts I’ll be publishing within the next few weeks as part of the guide!
Frigate’s Waterfront Bar & Grill – This restaurant is in North Palm right along a waterway. They have great sushi and a great view!
Il Bellagio Italian Restaurant – Located in CityPlace (Rosemary Square), which is close to the island and within walking distance to those staying at Hyatt Place! This is definitely a place you can get more dressed up to go to. Great food and great service!
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ – This is perfect if you want a more casual sit-down restaurant. Jimmy’s is also located at CityPlace (Rosemary Square) and their BBQ is delicious! However, I’ve heard it will be going through a name change so when I know what the new name I’ll be sure to edit it.
I hope y’all found this portion of the guide helpful! I wanted to give a good variety of options within a wider price range. There are SO MANY restaurants in the area that I unfortunately couldn’t name them all. Leave a comment down below if there’s a restaurant in the area you love!
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