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Where to eat in the West Palm Beach area on Christmas

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dkimerling Dec 16, 2010 06:18 AM

We have a foodie family, and need to find somewhere to eat on Christmas day in the West Palm Beach area. Any suggestions?

  1. LilMsFoodie Nov 20, 2011 06:03 AM

    Easy way to find something as a starting off point is to enter the date on Open Table with parameters that you might like. I'd steer clear of Chinese unless you are looking to re-enact A Christmas Story scene. <G>

    Quick look brought up many places. Some non-hotel choices are: Charlie's Crab, Nick and Johnny's and Renatos. Some don't open until 6 p.m. I use Open Table more and more as they get greater traffic than Chowhound these days. There are enough discerning palates that use their service to get a handle on what a restaurant might be like. You won't get Chowhound dive recs there however.

    I like Renato's A Palm Beach favorite for many many years. Lovely ambiance.
    Nick and Johnnies appears to be part of a local group of restaurants. More casual. Search here, read reviews here and on Open Table, maybe Zagat.

    Charlie's Crab has an ocean front location (looking across the narrow hwy). It has been in Palm Beach for at least 40 years. It might be an interesting sociological study, the old money white shoe Palm Beacher in his habitat (Renato's has similar clientele, or at least it had when I was last there)

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    1. re: LilMsFoodie
      RAGHOUND Nov 20, 2011 05:59 PM

      What's the problem with Chinese?

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        seminole phil Nov 23, 2011 02:36 PM

        havana grille forest hill and dixie in west palm beach never closes, excellent cuban food to the finest or primanti brothers on ft laud beach never closes

        1. re: RAGHOUND
          LilMsFoodie Dec 1, 2011 09:32 AM

          I've lived in Florida 17 years and have yet to find an excellent Chinese restaurant. Once about 12 years ago there was a nice on near Cape Canaveral but there are very few here in Florida. We are not like most metropolitan areas in this regard.

      2. NancyH Nov 19, 2011 08:02 PM

        The West Palm Beach Marriott foodservice operation is headed by Ellis Cooley, and he is an amazing chef. If Chinese doesn't float your boat, I'd see what his property is offering.

        1. RAGHOUND Nov 14, 2011 07:20 PM

          I'm not familiar with the WPB area but, if it's like every other place in the US Christmas day, your best bet is to find a really good Chinese restaurant. That's become our traditional Christmas day lunch because there's nothing else open in the area of SE PA where we live.

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            snowkath Nov 16, 2011 02:51 PM

            Has anyone tried The Breakers Christmas Feast?

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              bagelman01 Nov 16, 2011 03:05 PM

              Try posting this question on the Miami-FT Lauderdale board, they get a lot of Palm Beach County response

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            snowkath Nov 14, 2011 01:08 PM

            Did you find a place? Is the Breakers worth the 125 per person?

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