Delray Beach Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Delray Beach

April 14, 2018 Chanda Heide

Delray Beach is a coastal city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population of Delray Beach was estimated at 67,371 in 2016. That is up from 60,522 according to the 2010 United States Census. Delray Beach is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people in 2015.
Things to do in Delray Beach

1. Caffe Luna Rosa

34 S Ocean Blvd, Fine Dining, Delray Beach, FL 33483-6932 Delivery, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch SGD 21 - SGD 52 +1 561-274-9404
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Caffe Luna Rosa

South Florida's Top Seaside Italian Restaurant and WINNER OF THE DELRAY BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR AWARD IN BOTH 2014 AND 2015. A magnificent ocean view sets the scene at Caffe Luna Rosa where delicious, authentic Italian cuisine and impeccable tableside service provide an unforgettable dining experience. We pride ourselves by HAVING AN OWNER IN THE KITCHEN AT ALL TIMES. From homemade pastas to delicate sauces, prime meats, fresh local seafood and whole fish specials, you will savor the essence of an Italian bistro. Enjoy a dynamic full service bar with signature cocktails and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Open 7 days, serving Brunch and Dinner. Valet parking. Awarded Best Italian, Best Oceanfront and Best Outdoor Dining by Boca Raton Magazine Reader's Choice awards. Free VIP program available. ( Dog Friendly)

Reviewed By Mike M - Glastonbury, Connecticut

Caffe Luna Rosa provided us with delicious fresh Italian preparations and outstanding service. We highly recommend the pasta bolognese and crab cake dinners. The ambiance is lovely with views of the Atlantic Ocean across the street. Gabriela provided us excellent friendly service. Be sure to ask for Gabriela to be your server.

2. Joseph's Wine Bar & Cafe

200 NE 2nd Ave, #107, Delray Beach, FL 33444-3758 Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 33 +1 561-272-6100
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

Joseph's Wine Bar & Cafe

Reviewed By Hockeylover59 - New Jersey

outstanding Mediterranean food. incredible service. family owned. lots of pride. amazing hummus amd tabouli. best stuffed grape leaves EVER. outstanding seared tuna. great ambience. make sure ypu come here!

3. Scuola Vecchia Pizza E Vino

522 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483-5324 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 561-865-5923
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 384 reviews

Scuola Vecchia Pizza E Vino

Reviewed By John G - Wilton Manors, Florida

Decided to stop into this family run Italian Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray. Sharon, the owner was amazing. She went to every table speaking to the customers while making sure everything was delicious! The food was delicious. My husband ordered the gluten free Bolognese which he said was the best he has ever had. I ordered a gluten free Quattro Formaggio Neapolitan pizza which was cooked to perfection by Sharon’s son. I was also able to buy 2 slices of Italian Easter Meat pie which I haven’t had since my grandmother passed away in 1960. It was just as described as hers was. Get ready Sharon we will be customers for life. When you are looking for amazing Italian food, run don’t walk to this not to be missed gem!

4. Cabana El Rey

105 E Atlantic Ave, Ste 100, Delray Beach, FL 33444-3770 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 561-274-9090
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 813 reviews

Cabana El Rey

Reviewed By gondekp - Hawthorn Woods, Illinois

We were looking for something a little different but also local. This is a great Latin American restaurant. 4 of us went after work on a Thursday. Sat outside to enjoy the weather. Our server was very polite and knowledgeable of the menu. He suggested the sampler starter which had 4 of 4 different items including wings, empanadas, and a 2 different fritters. They had a good selection of cocktails particularly mojitos, pico sours, and caipirinhas.

The server recommended the Churrasco which I went with. Skirt steak marinated with garlic and herbs. It was very tender for skirt steak and cooked perfect Med rare. Came with chimichurri sauce and also a sauce hot sauce that reminded me of Cholula. We also order a paella Valencia to share among the 4 of us which was a great idea.

We shared a couple tres leches cakes and called it a night. A really good meal and service. The sampler app is maybe the only think I’d do different do to the number of fried items.
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5. Patio Delray

800 Palm Trl, Delray Beach, FL 33483-5877 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 46 +1 561-279-0880
Excellent
73%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 418 reviews

Patio Delray

Tucked away off hectic Atlantic Ave. on George Bush Blvd. at the inter-coastal is a secluded romantic gem of a restaurant where all the food is carefully selected and prepared by hand with loving care. Dine on our award winning patio while listening to the harmonious sound of the koi fountain or in our elegant yet relaxed dining room while our chefs take delight in creating flavorful and fanciful dishes from around the world just for you. Dining at Patio Delray is like dining at home...just better. Home is not just where you live, it's where you are understood. Here at Patio Delray we understand what you like to eat and drink. Imbibe in our signature martinis, craft beers, and carefully chosen wines. Delight in our carefully selected menu items from around the world. Our elegant private dining room is perfect for private events, weddings or corporate functions.

Reviewed By Bill S

We’ve eaten here a couple of times and we’re always satisfied with the menu items and the service. We shared the calamari appetizer and it was delicious. It’s a perfect portion to share with another person. The tuna was excellent and the seafood/lobster pot pie was good but I would like a thicker sauce.

We always find the service here to be top notch.

We highly recommend this DelRay Beach eatery.

6. J&J Seafood Bar and Grill

634 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483-5326 Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 561-272-3390
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 299 reviews

J&J Seafood Bar and Grill

Reviewed By James K - Lynchburg, Virginia

J & J Seafood was recommended by friends. It was our first time to try it. like other restaurants in Delray I should have started making reservations well before when I did. We had an early dinner but it was great.
This is a pretty small (shabby chic) restaurant. Our wait staff was very helpful and helped guide us on our first visit. She took her time and made sure we were comfortable all evening. My wife started with a glass of rose since it was much warmer in Delray than what we left in Virginia. I had a couple glasses of Dreaming Tree Chardonnay.
We liked their menu. Our friends had recommended the Grouper on the menu and my wife selected that over the Grouper special that evening. She was very pleased. I saw the whole Branzino as a special. I had not filleted a fish in 5 or 6 six years and was a little hesitant on our fist night in Delray. Fortunately, I got enough courage to order the Branzino. It was great and I had no problem filleting the fish. When I asked the owner about filleting it she said "it was like riding a bike" and fortunately she was right.
We thank our friends for this great recommendation and looking forward to returning in the future.

7. El Camino

15 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444-3701 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 26 - SGD 66 +1 561-865-5350
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 464 reviews

El Camino

El Camino believes strongly in honoring Mexican cuisine with strict authentic interpretations. Everything on the menu is sourced with the highest quality of ingredients and created completely from scratch. We seek to provide a unique experience through our extensive bar offerings and the vivid flavors of what we call "Mexican Soul Food."

Reviewed By reelwise - Boca Raton, Florida

Not the ordinary Tex-Mex same as everywhere else. Camino offers well prepared carefully spiced creative dishes. From Nachos and Tacos to more upscale meat, chicken, fish and seafood dishes. Vegetarians are not left out with good salad, taco , and grilled offerings. Drinks too are special (try their Margaritas-Yummy). Casual but pleasant atmosphere and very good service. Prices are fair and moderate.

8. 50 Ocean at Boston's on the Beach

40 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483-6932 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 16 - SGD 47 +1 561-278-3364
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 773 reviews

50 Ocean at Boston's on the Beach

Breathtaking ocean views await you at Delray Beach"s premier oceanfront dining spot. The spectacular renovations(former home of Boston's Upperdeck) have raised the bar in upscale, casual dining. Delight in our freshly prepared island inspired creations, using the freshest of ingredients from the land and sea. Enjoy a signature cocktail or choose an offering from our bountiful list of wines. Our personable and knowledgeable staff take great pleasure in making certain your visit is a most memorable experience. Don't forget to check your lunar calendar and join us for a romantic moon rise!

Reviewed By ShazzG - New York

Loved 50 Ocean. The location alone is bonus points. Right above Boston’s you take the elevator up and you are overlooking the Beach with great drinks and food. We opted for the “bottomless Mimosa’s” and they were truly bottomless. Many options are available for vegetarians and vegans. I had the egg special of the day. With mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes. Very good! They had a $35.00 “overstuffed” lobster roll. Quite expensive but we saw the table next to us get it and they said it was amazing. Banana’s Foster french toast was delicious. Hubby had the fish sandwich and he said it was very good. Service was a bit slow that day because Chantel told us someone called it. She handled it beautifully with lots of humor and yes, those bottomless mimosa’s. Can’t wait to come back for dinner.

9. Dada

52 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444-2632 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 561-330-3232
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 889 reviews

Dada

Reviewed By Aparna i

Being a vegetarian is a challenge when it comes to eating outside! DADA provides some very good vegetarian and vegan foods. A place where I can go when I don't know what to eat and come back satisfied. The ambience of this place is very...MoreThank you for taking your time to review Dada. I hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, John Speelman General Manager

10. 32 East

32 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444-3723 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 561-276-7868
Excellent
63%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 388 reviews

32 East

Thirty Two East opened in 1996 on the site of an old auction house in Delray Beach’s Historic Neighborhood. It was met with instant critical success and has continued to be identified with a distinctive yet approachable menu. 32 East generates a vibrant atmosphere for savoring delicious food, attracting savvy guests and exceptional critical reviews. Chef John Thomas continues in 32 East’s lineage of contemporary American style while innovating with a novel approach all his own. His menu changes daily to accommodate only the freshest seasonal ingredients from around the country. A full service bar and award-winning wine list complement the dining experience.

Reviewed By Stephen R - Wellington, Florida

It's a shame to see an excellent restaurant close. It will definitely be missed. The food is excellent. The service very good. We were there celebrating two occasions, a birthday and an anniversary. The restaurant prides themselves in details and had special menus made for us with Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary and our names. We shared 3 appetizers, Burrata & Cantaloupe, $16, Prosciutto Wrapped Peaches, $16, and "Hotlink" Sausage, $16. All were excellent. Another had the Caesar Salad, $12, which was your typical Caesar. For Entries, two of us had the Double Cut Pork Chop, $30, and the best I have ever had. Three had the Yelloweye Snapper, $32, and said it was good but not as good as the pork. Another had the Nantucket Scallops, $34, which were three large succulent scallops. My mother in law had the Long Island Duck Breast, $29, and enjoyed it immensely. We did indulge in a few bottles of Meiomi Pinot Noir which were reasonably priced at $36 each. Our server was excellent. We sat outside enjoying the fabulous weather. What a great dinner. I highly recommend you visit 32 East before its too late. You'll love it!

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