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Jun 13, 2012 03:03 AM

Lunch ideas near West Palm Beach courthouse please

I may be stuck on a long case for jury duty. I had lunch at Longboard's yesterday - fish tacos - loved it!

Any more lunch ideas nearby? I'd prefer walking distance, but not sure how long lunch breaks will be from day to day so I may be able to drive somewhere locally. Thanks :)

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  1. Maybe you can check out the relocated Sheila's Conch and BBQ...

    "Dixie and Southern in WPB. They're on the SW corner"

    Get anything except the conch fritters, which are pretty much hush puppies.

    The soup is very different from most conch chowder - not tomato-ey but somehow "darker" almost as if it's some sort of beef broth base (but it's not).

    The cracked conch is the star. And the conch salad is pretty darn good to. You can also get just 2 or 3 ribs which I'd also recommend.

    1. I used to get a sub from Russo's for lunch when I worked there

      Back then they only had two subs, the Russo and Tuna, looks like they have expanded their offerings. Very popular place, or at least it used to be.

      1. Middle East Bakery & Grocery was featured on South Florida Check Please. Look for Episode #504 'Mediterranean Market Deli' on their website and watch the video. No dine in tables I think and it is definitely walkable. Adib owned the Pita Grille in N. Palm Beach before selling it off. Or walk to Grease Bar on Clematis for a great burger. You also have Grimaldis Pizza (overpriced pizza) on the corner of Clematis and Flagler, along with Pistache French Bistro (but I have not been). Gratify Gastropub is also there.

        Middle East Bakery & Grocery
        327 5th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

        1. Hey, oyster...I'll actually be there tomorrow, too! You won't be able to get to Sheila's during a jury duty lunch's too time consuming just to get to your car, drive, and return to the jury lot, get through security, etc., to be able to eat there. Your options are limited to downtown or taking the free trolley to City Place. If you like Japanese food, Kabuki on Clematis is pretty good. I think you've been to Cabana in Delray....there's one downtown near the library. Middle eastern fare at Leila's is okay, not great. Good burgers/sandwiches can be found at Grease burger bar on clematis. Pretty good sandwiches at Phat's on Olive Ave. Of course you also have the chains...Rocco's tacos and Duffys. If you go to City Place, Field of Greens on Rosemary is great for salads and City Cellar isn't bad for lunch. When you finish your jury duty, a pit stop at Blue Martini at happy hour will get you some good, inexpensive martinis and half price apps. Have fun doing your civic duty!

          1. i like howleys on dixie, less then 5 minutes door to door from the courthouse. It's a solid diner with always rotating, interesting art. 4700 S Dixie Hwy.