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Nov 29, 2008 07:01 AM

Conch Fritters and/or Fried Green Tomatoes

We are headed to the West Palm Beach area and on to Boca Raton for the season and need recomendations for conch fritters and fried green tomatoes. Theo Thudpuckers in Ft Pierce (no longer in business following a past hurricane) used to be a great source. So sad! Can anyone help out a hungry traveler? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Look for a place in Lighthouse Point (Pompano Beach area, just south of Boca) called Cap's Place. It's a little hard to find, but worth it! The parking lot is in a residential area, where you park your car and take a short boat ride to the restaurant on a (spposed) island in the intracoastal. Food and atmospher just can't be beat!

    1. I don't usually go there... but when visitors are in town they enjoy Busch's Seafood, in the heart of Delray Beach, right on the Intracoastal and Atlantic Avenue.

      You might want to stop by for lunch or just have some fritters and a drink as an appetizer. I can't vouch for the rest of the food - but I have had their conch fritters and they are some of the better ones I've had in S Florida.

      Another place to check out - again ideal for outdoor winter dining on the water - is Two Georges. They definitely have conch fritters and the experience on the Instracoastal helps. On the Intracoastal in Boynton Beach, just below B.B. Blvd.

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      1. re: CFByrne

        Oh duh - how could I forget this... Calypso in Pompano Beach - best place around for all things conch related. Search this board if you want additional comments / reviews.

        1. re: CFByrne

          Also... Aruba Beach Cafe won some sort of Conch Fritter contest about 10 years ago... they could be horrible now for all I know... or they could still be great... might be worth checking out. Located literally ON the beach at the eastern-most point of Commercial Blvd in Ft Lauderdale. If your feet get wet you've gone to far.

        2. This place has fried green tomatoes, although it is horribly run. Service is consistently atrocious, but the food is sometimes pretty good, if you catch them on a good night.

          Shuck 'N Dive Cajun Cafe
          650 N. Federal Highway )
          Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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