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.
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