The water is everything here in South Florida. It’s a channel for transportation, an unrivaled addition to the aesthetic, and a phenomenal source of recreation. Water is life, and everyone wants to be around it as much as possible, including at meal time. There are tons of great restaurants that line the intracoastal, and these are five of our favorites!
1) Old Key Lime House
Old Key Lime House claims the title of the most laid back restaurant on our list. Equipped with a spectacular outdoor tiki bar that is perfect for sunset viewing, Key Lime House is the perfect place to go hang out and sip a drink. They also have a great menu offering brunch, lunch and dinner. Fair warning: Old Key Lime House is a very fanatic Florida Gator bar, so Seminole fans beware. Oh, and did we mention they have a tiki bar boat?
2) Banana Boat
If you’re looking to follow up your meal with some fun activities, Banana Boat may be for you. Located on the intracoastal in Boynton Beach, Banana Boat is situated in a small harbor for rental services. You can rent jet skis, charter a boat for some fishing, or just use Banana Boat for a lunch break on your own boating adventure. With a relaxed outdoor bar environment and a solid menu of delicious and reasonably-priced lunch food, Banana Boat is a perfect place to spend the afternoon.
Guanabanas is simply spectacular. The decor is akin to an island village, making you truly feel like you’ve been transported to a tropical area. It is perched a few feet above the water so you get a great view of all the boats on their way to the docks. Guanabanas also has a good-sized stage for live musical performances. The tiki bar is unparalleled, the service is awesome, and between the boats and the music there is just about no reason to have a bad time at Guanabanas.
4) The Waterway Cafe
The Waterway Cafe is unique on this list in that it has a more modern style (as opposed to tropical), which is most likely due to its location in Palm Beach Gardens. Offering both indoor and outdoor dining options, the Waterway Cafe is a beautiful lunch spot. The Cafe boasts lovely real estate at the base of the PGA drawbridge, so whether you’re taking the family to lunch or dropping by for a drink you can enjoy the boat traffic and the ambience of the intracoastal.
5) E.R. Bradley’s
E.R. Bradley’s may be the most well known locale on our list. This famous spot is the bookend for downtown West Palm Beach’s Clematis St. and offers brunch, lunch, dinner and nightlife including live music several nights per week. Both a cherished day spot and popular after hours location, anyone and everyone can enjoy Bradley’s in some respect. There’s intracoastal boat docking across the street along with many parking garages on Clematis and therefore no excuse to not try it!
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