Instantly recognisable for its long stretch of honey-hued sand and neighbouring Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach is an eternally alluring holiday destination. Thanks to the freshest of seafood and an abundance of world class restaurants, Palm Beach is famous for its superlative dining scene. While staying at The Chesterfield Palm Beach, these are five of the best waterfront restaurants in Palm Beach to visit for top-quality cuisine served up alongside stunning aquatic views.
Something of a Palm Beach institution, Waterway Café has been luring locals and tourists alike for over thirty years with a fine selection of Southern inspired favourites like spicy seafood gumbo, as well as an array of dishes featuring fish and crustaceans. Meals are enjoyed against a spectacular sea view backdrop, courtesy of its dockside decks and floating boat bar.
Old Key Lime House
A historical, timbered 1889 pioneer home, Old Key Lime House is Florida’s oldest waterfront restaurant. Perched on the Intracoastal Waterway, it’s also a prime location for viewing alligators. Dine on dishes like homemade Maryland crab cakes, work your way through a basket of shrimp or a bowl of steamed mussels, and leave plenty of room for dessert – the namesake key lime pie.
Pistache French Bistro
On cosmopolitan Clematis Street, Pistache French Bistro injects some chic Parisian glamour into West Palm Beach. With striking views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Centennial Park, it’s a prime place to dine in style on exceptionally executed traditional French and Mediterranean cuisine, such as tartare du saumon and filet au poivre.
A light, bright and elegant space situated on the Intracoastal in Delray, Che!!! is an Argentinian steak house presenting crowd-pleasing cuts of meat but with fine dining finesse. The menu is largely international in outlook so expect a globe-spanning breadth of tasty dishes. Sunset is the best time to visit, when you can kick back with a cocktail in hand and watch the sun gently slip away.
Bringing tropical barefoot beach vibes in spades, Guanabanas is a must-visit for its exotic lagoon location, on the south bank of the Loxahatchee River. All tiki huts and Caribbean-meets-Florida sensibilities, the restaurant presents the best locally-sourced surf and turf, which is big on flavour, colour and fun. An entirely outdoor dining experience, your dinner may be sound-tracked by one of the many live bands that play Guanabanas.
Many of these waterfront restaurants are only a short walk from The Chesterfield Palm Beach, a luxurious hotel that exquisitely harmonises old world charm with 21st century flair.