Critic’s pick: best waterfront restaurant this week in Delray

A waterfront view from Deck 84 in Delray Beach. (Contributed by Jerry Rabinowitz)
Boaters often bring their fresh catch to Deck 84, Delray Beach. (Contributed by Jerry Rabinowitz)

South county pick: DECK 84

Restaurateur Burt Rapoport has created more than a simple waterfront eatery at Deck 84 – he has created a kind of waterway hub, where boaters can dock and drink or bring their fresh catches to be cooked.

Boat or no boat, you’ll find a taste of the ocean at this 5-year-old restaurant in the bar bites (the popcorn shrimp are delicious!), soups, large plates, sandwiches and tacos.

Related: Best waterfront restaurants in Palm Beach County

A waterfront view from Deck 84 in Delray Beach. (Contributed by Jerry Rabinowitz)
A waterfront view from Deck 84, Delray Beach. (Contributed by Jerry Rabinowitz)

The seafood dishes share the menu with American pub classics in a setting that embraces the water view – the place is among the top 100 al fresco dining restaurants in America, according to OpenTable.com.

Open every day, Deck 84 serves lunch and dinner daily; a weekend brunch is served as well.

Deck 84: 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-665-8484; Deck84.com

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What are the best waterfront restaurants in Palm Beach County?

Photo Deck 84
Deck 84 in Delray.

Going out to dinner and drinks by boat is one of the perks of living in Palm Beach County, where the Intracoastal Waterway is our aquatic I-95.
Whether you’re sticky and salt-covered from a day on the water or dressed for a romantic sunset cruise, there’s a dockside joint to fit your mood.
Here are some favorite spots to tie up for a sunset sip or an afternoon burger:

Best waterfront restaurants in Palm Beach County

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