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Jun 2, 2013 12:51 PM

A Week in WPB

We arrived yesterday for a week of vacation in West Palm Beach. We were here two years ago and I would love to know what is new and noteworthy. The husband does not eat Indian cuisine. We have a car and will go just about anywhere. I am serious about fish and seafood and hopefully will catch some while taking a detour to Islamorada at some point this week. TIA.


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  1. havana for cuban food on forest hill blvd and dixie hwy in west plm bch or 20 minutes away the best thai food ever at lanna thai in juiter on us1 just 1 light north of donald ross rd in publix plaza, try there volcano chicken spiced low to high

    1. Not sure where you've been and where you haven't previously, so here are a few recent threads that should help... Many titles mention Delray but the threads often diverge to PB etc...

      Sophisticated, Chow-Worthy Spot - Delray to Boynton

      Seeking recs for Boynton, Delray, and around

      Boca Raton mom and pop restaurants

      Lunch in Delray

      Pizzeria Oceano in Lantana

      Coolinary Cafe in Jupiter

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      1. re: CFByrne

        A lot of good info. Thanks! I had a nice lunch at 50 Ocean a while back. Dinner is now on the agenda.

        1. re: crazyspice

          No doubt, 50 Ocean has a fantastic view.

          But there are about 15 places in those links I'd go to first, if I was looking for terrific meal.

            1. re: crazyspice

              Especially since you are in Palm Beach, and you mention seafood, I'd start off with lunch or dinner at Coolinary on Donald Ross Road in Palm Beach Gardens.

              You can check out their menu at their website. They also post daily lunch and dinner specials on their Facebook page like clockwork.

              If you are a foodie you may enjoy dining at the counter where you can often interact with the chefs, including owner Tim, especially if it's not slammed.

              Then I would hit up Pizzeria Oceano in Lantana. It's a bit quirky (no credit cards, vague hours, etc) but I promise you it is well worth it. They also post their daily-changing menu every day on their website.

              And forget the name. While the pizza is mind-boggling, the apps and other entrees are equally spectacular.

              Following those two, you may want to head down to Delray for a romantic dinner amidst the spectacular gardens at Sundy House,now headed up in the kitchen by Top Chef finalist Lindsay Autry.

              And while I have not yet been, Buccan in PB, headed by Clay Conley, would certainly seem to be on the "must do" list.


      2. Crazyspice,
        If you're in WPB, I recommend highly a stop at Longboards, located on Clematis just west of the tracks. Fresh local mahi sandwich, truffle fries, and some of their wings and you'll be happy. It's on my faves list these days, esp during happy hour 4-6 every day. Food is fresh, not expensive, and love the surfer dude atmosphere.
        Have a great vacation!

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        1. re: photolee

          We did take a look at their menu. Since the weather is a challenge today, we don't want to wander too far away from our resort. I think we will check into this place later today. Thanks!

          1. re: crazyspice

            Let us know what you think if you do. Sorry the weather is pretty abysmal today!

            1. re: photolee

              We were really pleased to arrive at Longboards and see they have valet parking. It was also Happy Hour! We ordered a bottle of wine, the bacon & scallion mac and cheese and a dozen oysters (at $1 a piece). The wine list is small, but I was fine with the Rodney Strong Chardonnay at 1/2 price. The mac and cheese was very tasty. I found the macaroni choice odd. Probably because I don't care for the shell shape. The oysters were delicious! Very fresh and perfectly briny. My husband had the skirt steak tacos and said they were really good. I followed the oysters with the tuna tartare. It was good, not great. Hind sight being 20/20, I would have ordered another round of oysters! My husband had the apple pie and ice cream for dessert and really enjoyed it. I brought home a piece of key lime pie and had it for breakfast. Pretty good. Nice lime flavor. We didn't go to Longboards expecting an upscale dining experience and we were very pleased with our meal. We will definitely go back the next time we are in town. Thank you for the recommendation.

              1. re: crazyspice

                I'm so glad to know it was a good experience for you both! I like that the food is fresh, local somewhat, and well thought out. Good quality, esp at happy hour!
                I'm gonna have to get the oysters next time and the dessert sounds great too.
                Hope you've had a good week here and come back soon!

                1. re: photolee

                  My husband I were just talking about it and I might need to have a few more oysters later today....

        2. breakfast at The Pelican Restaurant in Lake Worth, FL is a must...easily one of the best places in PBC for breakfast.

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          1. re: sis22sis22

            It looks like their menu leans toward Indian flavors. That won't work for us, but thank you!