Frequently noted as one of the best places to live in Florida, Delray Beach is located on the state’s southeast coast and is full of art galleries, beautiful outdoor spaces, boardwalks, and fun events. If you’re a foodie like Patrick Meyer, you’ll also be happy to know that Delray Beach has plenty of delicious restaurants, bars, and cafes where you can always get something fantastic to eat or drink. As a top producer at One Sotheby's on Atlantic Avenue, Patrick has been fortunate to help many friends and clients move to Delray and its surrounding towns, with Atlantic Avenue at the heart of it all. Here are some of the best Delray Beach restaurants to try out.
1. City Oyster & Sushi Bar
As a beach town, Delray Beach has plenty of fresh seafood options available. If you’re looking for one of the best places to try, you must check out City Oyster & Sushi Bar. Not only does the restaurant have seafood that is delivered and prepared fresh daily, but they also have a full sushi bar and a large, rotating selection of fresh oysters from both the west and east coasts. You’ll also find plenty of freshly baked bread, pie, pasta, and dessert made in the restaurant’s on-site bakery. Open for lunch Monday through Friday, weekend brunch, and dinner every night of the week, the restaurant has stand-out menu options like fresh cod n’ chips, linguine with littleneck clams, and classic Caesar salads with fried oysters. You can also enjoy specialty sushi rolls like the California Psycho Eel, Vegan Zen, and Beauty & the Beast rolls. Don’t forget to start your meal with some sangria on tap or one of the restaurant’s popular house martinis.
3. Deck 84
Enjoy waterfront dining at its best when you stop into Deck 84 for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. With both indoor and outdoor seating, Deck 84 features gorgeous views of downtown Delray Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway. While enjoying the lovely weather, you can indulge in seasonal dishes like mahi-mahi, Hawaiian chicken fried rice, barbacoa brisket tacos, or crab-crusted snapper. If brunch is more your speed, you can look forward to smoked salmon BLTs, cinnamon French toast sticks, or smoked brisket hash with a Manmosa (Smirnoff orange vodka, prosecco, and orange juice) or strawberry bellini to drink. Deck 84 also has two bars, so you’ll never be far from one of their signature frozen drinks, craft beers, or tiki cocktails, no matter what time of day you decide to dine.
4. Rose’s Daughter
Owned and operated by second-generation Chef Suzanne Perrotto, Rose’s Daughter is an American Trattoria that features a fresh take on the authentic Italian dishes that Suzanne grew up with in her family’s restaurant in New York. Open Tuesday through Sunday at 4 pm for social hour, Rose’s Daughter begins serving dinner at 5 pm. You can start with an appetizer of charcuterie or house-made burrata and follow up with calamari and zucchini fritti or wood-fired shrimp. For your entrée, consider a hand-crafted Neapolitan pizza made in the restaurant’s rustic pizza oven or a pasta dish from one of Suzanne’s mom’s original menus. Some favorites include Mom’s Chicken Parmigiana, seared scallop pappardelle, and mushroom strozzapreti. To elevate your dining experience, start with a classic Negroni, espresso martini, or a glass from the curated wine list.