The Best Seafood Restaurants in Delray Beach

the best seafood restaurants in Delray Beach
The Best Seafood Restaurants in Delray Beach:

Since I’ve moved here I have tried so many good restaurants. There are so many quality places to eat here, I love it. Seafood though is one of my favorite types of food, right behind Mexican food. And because we are a beach town, we have some killer seafood restaurants. So, I wanted to share, in my opinion, the best seafood restaurants in Delray Beach. All of these places also have chicken, steak and a few great veggie meals for any non-seafood lovers in your crew.

  1. Jimmy’s Bistro: Very small and cozy, this place fills up fast in season. Make sure you call for a reservation. Of course, Jimmy’s get’s fresh fish daily and has a charming chalkboard menu. They change their menu to reflect the market and always have mouthwatering confections. Jimmy’s has hands-down the best ceviche I’ve ever had. This dish is so fresh and flavorful and is served with my favorite, potato crisps that we make a point to go just for the ceviche sometimes. The Snapper is also incredible and prepared two ways. One time we went, they had a special seafood jambalaya that was mind blowing. I still ask about it every time we go. From the Jimmy’s Facebook page, “Fresh Fish caught out of our local waters brought to us daily by Captain Clay and his Sons. Local Produce farmed here in Palm Beach County. Fresh Housemade Pastas and Cheeses. Delicious Soups and Sauces all done from scratch.”
  2. J&J Seafood Bar and Grill: This place is tiny, well, it’s a little bigger than Jimmy’s but it’s still very small. You’ll again, need to make a reservation and it’s worth it. The ambiance is better than Jimmy’s and the food is just as good. Every time I go to JJ’s I am blown away. I almost always get one of the specials so I can’t really say, “get this or that.” because the menu is always changing. Just go and thank me later.
  3. City Oyster: Probably the place everyone will tell you to go to for good seafood in Delray Beach. Located right on Atlantic and very bougie, this place has a dope happy hour and is always crowded. (Open Table will always show it as fully booked but if you call, you should be able to get a table.) They have the best and most diverse oyster menu in town and Mondays are “half-price-wine” night. The interior is gorgeous and you have to try the creamy chocolate peanut butter pie or the key-lime pie if you don’t love chocolate. As for the seafood, (yeah lol what this post is actually about), this is such a great option because not only do they have fresh oysters and mouth watering fillets but also a full sushi menu- something for every seafood lover. Also worth noting is the Kobe beef tataki, kale salad- get it as an app to share, and the Morimoto roll. (insert gif of me kissing my fingers with an Italian flare.)
  4. Joseph’s Cafe and Wine Bar: This place is off Atlantic on 2nd and right next to another of my favorite restaurants, Brule. Joseph himself picks out fresh fish every day at 5:30am at the Ft Lauderdale fish market and the freshness is apparent. My favorite meal is the Mahi Mahi (AKA Dolphin by SoFlo locals.) and Jacques loves the Ahi Tuna. And don’t let the name fool you, Joseph recently got a full liquor license so you can get more than just wine. Although if you do get wine, the entire staff, (Joseph and his children) are extremely well versed in their wine selection and make incredible recommendations. This place is a hidden gem in Delray Beach. If you like escargot, make sure to get it here, also, the baked brie is worth cheating on your diet for.

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