The Best Restaurants in Palm Beach County

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The restaurant scene in Palm Beach County can get a bit complicated. There are so many restaurants, but it can be hard to decide where to go. What’s good? Where do you find it? And what kind of food is it? So, here is a comprehensive list of ten of the best restaurants, with varying tastes. It’s a great place to start!

Queen of Sheeba

Located in West Palm Beach, this restaurant serves Ethiopian dishes at a reasonable price. There are Vegetarian/Vegan options, as well. It is highly touted as authentic cuisine and just as highly rated as one of the best restaurants in Palm Beach County. This location is a good idea to keep tucked away in your pocket for those nights you want to try something different.

Josie’s Ristorante

The restaurant of James Beard winner Mark Militello offers Italian dishes. Some are dinner or lunch options, but there is also a smaller bar plate menu. This makes Josie’s a great place to get together and catch up over some drinks or have a nice quiet dinner. There are vegetarian and vegan options if you need them. While the menu may be a bit pricey, this is still one of the best restaurants in Palm Beach County.

Cafe Boulud

Daniel Boulud’s Palm Beach restaurant is a beautiful location that offers elegant French cuisine. It isn’t cheap but is worth the cost. There is also a Prix Fixe menu of three courses for dinner that prices at $45, so there are some options if you want to keep your costs lower. There are Vegetarian options if those are needed.

Christopher’s Kitchen

If you are looking for plant based or raw foods, this may be just the place. Not only are all of the ingredients 100% organic, but they are also local. This restaurant provides dishes that are healthy, beautiful and delicious! There are also juices and smoothies that are offered, some from the cleanse menu.

Costa Palm Beach

This under-the-radar Mediterranean restaurant is a great place for great food and a relaxing atmosphere. They have happy hours, ladies night and private parties. But, the food is what you’ll want to check out. There are Vegetarian options, but the menus are a bit pricey.


With great Vegetarian and Vegan options, Buccan offers a lively cafe with a bar and small plates. The ingredients are local and come together to create dishes from all over the world. The menu is neither overly expensive or cheap but will offer something for everyone. Clay Conley gives you all of these items with a dash of creativity.


The French menu offers beautiful and filling Vegetarian and Vegan options, as well as some amazing meat dishes. The bistro style is relaxing, but also has a sense of elegance. You can stop by for a late bite or brunch and still receive the same quality service that earned them a “Best Service” award from The Palm Beach Post.

Avocado Grill

A great menu with a relaxed environment is just what you need, some days. There is a bit of a folksy feel to the location, though the food is anything but. This farm-to-table experience won The Palm Beach Post’s Best Dining in 2016 Critic’s Choice Award. They do open for brunch or lunch and then close before they open, again, for dinner. However, the prices are reasonable, their largest plate topping off at $24. There are Vegetarian and Vegan options that will put a smile on anyone’s face!

Meat Market

Meat Market Palm Beach is essentially the opposite of Vegetarian/Vegan-friendly. You are unlikely to find those options here. On the other hand, this is a carnivorous heaven. This steakhouse offers light ambiance with its experience, which makes it just that much more sophisticated. There are plenty of cocktails and wines to compliment your entree. You can also save room for a dessert wine, at the end. Just remember to save room! If you are a meat lover, then you will surely want to check out one of the best restaurants in Palm Beach County.

Fries to Caviar

Whether you’re there for the happy hour or fine dining, you’re sure to be pleased with what you’re served. There is only one Vegan option, but a few salads and starters that will make do in a pinch. There are also some delicious sides that can be combined to a plate and made into a Vegan meal. This bistro is located in Boca Raton but will be worth the drive.

Whether you are new to the area or looking for something new to eat, the best way to find the best restaurants is to explore the area around you. This list is a recommendation of locations that are revered in the area, but you will want to discover new places and compile your list. It will be more fun and far more accurate! Try asking a friend who knows the area or, if you’re new, someone in your neighborhood! Here is an article from The Palm Beach Post that recommends twenty places to start.

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