When most people think of restaurants in Palm Beach County, the first thing that comes to mind is seafood. When you smell the salt in the air from the ocean, it makes sense that you'd crave fare from the ocean as well. But if you're living or staying in Palm Beach for any length of time, you shouldn't limit yourself to just seafood, as there are a number of great restaurants that push the envelope of what great dining can be! From burgers to ramen to cocktails and everything in between, here are the coolest restaurants in Palm Beach County.
Arguably the most iconic food in American cuisine, burgers might not seem like something to get excited about, but the burgers at BurgerIM will get you excited to eat burgers again. You can start by customizing your burger--choosing your bun, one of 9 patty types (they even have wagyu!), finishing with toppings and sauces. Then, pair it with one of their signature sides, like their iconic thick-cut fries, shoestring sweet potato fries, or onion rings for a meal that's truly worth salivating over.
While the food at Tin Roof is delicious, it's really the atmosphere that takes this place over the top. This live-music-dive-bar always has great acts performing on their stage, plus fun events, like themed trivia, parties, and a lively happy hour both inside and on the patio. Their "better than bar food" has a hodgepodge of options meant to appeal to various palates, with popular options being sloppy nachos, Nashville hot chicken sandwich, and pork shoulder tacos.
Cocktail lovers, rejoice! The O.G. is a speakeasy-themed bar; the exterior makes it looks like a corner store, while the interior gives off a casual, 70s dive bar vibe. they have both an indoor section and an outdoor area, complete with picnic tables, pink flamingos, and some bar games. While their cocktail menu varies, their canned beer selection is solid, and they also have a hefty list of spirits behind the bar.
Ramen is one of those great foods that was a staple in childhood and has only gotten better with age (much like you, dear reader). Ramen Lab's 6 ramen bases are so good, you'll keep coming back to try them all. They also offer a number of add-ins so that you can customize your experience each time. If ramen's not your thing, they also have a number of donburi, poke, and Asian small plate options on the menu as well.
The Blind Monk
Tapas in general are a great option when dining with people who enjoy ordering a lot of different options and sharing them amongst themselves. The Blind Monk's Spanish-inspired tapas are small in size, but big in flavor, and pair wonderfully with their large wine selection. Can't decide what to get? We recommend the turkey ricotta meatballs, cubano curado, and the ahi tuna tostada.
Grandview Public Market
Joining the ranks of Union Market in DC, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, and Workshop in Charleston, West Palm Beach recently got a new adult food court marketplace, called Grandview Public Market. A number of vendors are housed under Grandview's roof, so you can take a tour from the BBQ south to Cuba, to Italy for pizza, and finish up in Thailand for dessert--without ever leaving the property.