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Waterfront Restaurants in Boca Raton & Beyond

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Looking for Some Delicious Seaside Places to Eat in Boca Raton? Look No Further!

It should come as no surprise that there are plenty of scenic seaside restaurants in Boca Raton and its surrounding cities. What’s even better is the fact that the majority of these mouth-watering locations are located right on or across from a seemingly endless array of sandy white beaches, meaning you get the best pairing possible for a dining experience: fresh and delicious food mixed with astonishing seaside sights.

From decadent and ornate restaurants to more comfy and laid-back establishments, here’s the official Ocean Lodge list of the best waterfront restaurants in South Florida!

Boca Beach House

Come in and relax at the Boca Beach House, a place with no pretense or stuffiness – just a group of friendly folks who have a serious emphasis on everything local. From the colorful artwork adorning the walls, serving as a veritable exhibition for the city’s local creatives, to the main attraction, the food – everything here is as local, relaxed, and welcoming as can be.

A bounty of chicken, beef, and (of course) seafood selections is hand-selected from the local market several times a week, while the vegetables are all supplied from local farmers if not grown in the actual owners’ garden. On top of that, you can rest assured that you’ll receive a top-quality meal, as all the meat remains raw until the moment it’s ready to be cooked and put on your plate.

With a philosophy of “Prepare fresh, wholesome food, charge reasonable prices, and provide a pleasant, colorful atmosphere” and a menu that’s as enticingly expansive as this, what’s not to like about this place? Just make sure to come early, as the Boca Beach House closes promptly at 3 pm every day!

Boca Beach House is located at 887 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432.
Hours are 8am – 3pm every day of the week.

50 Ocean

Bordering Boca Raton is the coastal city of Delray Beach, and ideally located on the shores of that city’s titular beach is 50 Ocean. Here, you’ll get a picture-perfect second-floor view of the Atlantic’s pure white sands and endless blue tides, the perfect complement to this contemporary American eatery’s relaxed yet elegant aesthetic.

Like Boca Beach House, 50 Ocean provides extensive artisanal options sourced from locally suppliers and ingredients, and you’re sure to find something to suit your palate. Everything from clams and shrimp to steak and lamb is on the menu, but it all varies depending on whether you came for brunch, lunch, dinner, or happen to have a more precise interest in a food-filled Happy Hour.

50 Ocean is located at 50 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483.
Hours are 11am – 4pm and again from 5pm – 10pm Monday to Saturday, then 10 am – 4 pm and again from 5 pm to 10 pm on Sundays.

Deerfield Beach Cafe

A leisurely 5- to 10-minute drive from our Ocean Lodge hotel, this Deerfield-based cafe is another one of the more laid-back South Florida restaurants on the water. Just like with the Boca Beach House, there’s no pretense unnecessary flashiness here – just good food, a friendly staff, and – as they put it – the “best view in South Florida!”

It’s also worth noting that the Deerfield Beach Cafe is a part of the 976-foot International Fishing Pier, a ginormous touring attraction for visiting tourists and local fishermen alike. Before or after your meal, we highly recommend you stop to take a stroll down the pier, whether to fish or simply enjoy the sites. 

…but back to the food! The Deerfield Beach Cafe has you covered for breakfast, snacks and platters, and for any number of salads, entrees, and beverages. Whether you decide on a Sliced Nova Salmon Platter to start your morning off, Fried Calamari, Shrimp Skewers, or Mahi Mahi Reuben for lunch or dinner, or any number of non-seafood items (including everything from ribeye steak to hamburgers to hot dogs to chicken wings…and much, much more), you’re sure to find something suitable – and we can say from personal experience that pier is the perfect way to walk off that post-meal fullness!

Deerfield Beach Cafe is located at 202 NE 21st Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.
Hours are 6:30am – 9pm every day of the week.

The Best Seaside Places to Eat in Boca Raton Are Just a Click Away

As you can see, there are several options to choose from if you’re looking for waterfront restaurants in Boca Raton or any of the neighboring areas. Even better is the fact that every one of these South Florida restaurants on the water is located within extremely close proximity to our very own oceanfront amenities in Boca Raton, making them as convenient for our guests as they are delicious.

Contact us today to learn more about our rates, reservations, and other popular Boca Raton hot spots!

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4 Mizner Park Bars to Visit During Your Stay

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Looking for the Best Bars in Mizner Park?

Whether you want to visit one of Florida’s finest golf courses or discover some of the most exciting shopping areas in the state, there’s never a shortage of options in Boca Raton. Or, if you’re looking for something more nightlife-oriented, you can always visit the popular Mizner Park, a bustling lifestyle center chock full of stores, restaurants, and some of the most mouth-watering bars in the region.

Due to Ocean Lodge’s closeness to Mizner Park (we’re just minutes away!), many of our guests end up visiting this famous lifestyle center at least once during their stay. Therefore, we thought it would be a fun idea to compile a list of some of the best bars in Mizner Park, ranging from the more high-end establishments to the more laid-back pubs and dives.

So, no matter what sort of drink-and-dine experience you’re looking for on your evening out, you can be sure Mizner Park has something in store for you!

Dubliner Irish Pub

With a welcoming atmosphere that’s evocative of authentic Irish pubs, the Dubliner’s known as the place “where strangers become friends” for good reason. You’ll always find great service and plate-filling portions no matter what you order, but what about the drinks? Well, staying true to the establishment’s authentic Irish aesthetic, the Dubliner certainly doesn’t disappoint in the refreshment department!

From their trademark Dubliner Cocktails to over 60(!) types of Irish, Scottish, and North American whiskeys, the options truly seem endless. And what would an Irish pub be without an equally large assortment of beers? Fortunately, the Dubliner’s menu menu also contains nearly 50 different types of beer from all over the world, giving guests from every corner of the globe a variety of options to choose from, from the familiar to the foreign.

As if all this weren’t enough, the Dubliner also has a daily Happy Hour featuring half-off drinks every Monday to Friday from 4 to 7 pm. But that’s still not all! There’s also their “Late Night Happy Hour” where you can get half-off drinks from 10 to 2 am every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

The Dubliner Irish Pub is located at 435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Their number is (561) 620-2540.

Loch Bar

The spacious Loch Bar offers high-quality seafood, upscale beverages, and live music every single night, at relatively affordable prices designed to draw in a slightly younger crowd than some of the other establishments in the area. So far, it seems to be working!

From French whisky to Japanese whisky to Scotch, Irish, American, and Canadian selections, this whiskey list is sure to accommodate any palate with its selection of 350+ varietals. And for the non-whiskey drinkers, Loch Bar also has an extensive mix of champagne, wine, and beer offerings, as well. Add in nightly live music from artists spanning a wide variety of genres, and you’ve got everything you need for a fun and unforgettable night out!

Loch Bar is located at 346 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Their number is (561) 939-6600.

Yard House

Looking for something more laid back? Let us suggest the Yard House, a popular American sports chain – but don’t let the fact that it’s not exclusive to Boca Raton stop you from going. After all, it’s certainly never stopped it from being one of the most consistently popular bars in Mizner Park!

The Yard House currently serves up an impressive 125+ varietals of global beer and ciders. From German wheat beers and fruit-flavored brews to malty ambers and crispy pilsners (and beyond), if you’re a fan of any type of beer, the Yard House is sure to offer a veritable bounty of options. You could spend a whole evening just reading through their beer and cider list! Meanwhile, mules, mojitos, margaritas, martinis, and more fill out the rest of the Yard House’s equally impressive drink menu!

Daily Happy Hour spans from 3 to 6 pm Monday to Friday, while nightly Happy Hours span 10 pm till close (12 am) on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Yard House is located at 201 Plaza Real Suite 1201, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Their number is (561) 417-6124.

Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern

Racks has become another Mizner Park must-visit thanks to the tavern’s welcoming atmosphere and super-friendly staff. Of course, the diversity of their menu definitely hasn’t hurt, either. Whether you’re looking for classic American comfort food or a surprisingly diverse assortment of sushi selections, Racks sets out to please any taste palette, food or drink!

…and speaking of drink, Racks is the perfect place for a laidback evening with your friends or family. From signature cocktails with attention-grabbing names lSalted Cucumber, Tailgate Lemonade, and Antioxidant Mojito to their satisfying martini, wine, and beer selection, you’re sure to find whatever it is you’re looking for at Racks, as well.

Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern is located at 402 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Their number is (561) 395-1662.

Ready to Pay an Intoxicatingly Fun Visit to Famous Mizner Park?

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When you stay at Ocean Lodge, you’re only minutes away from Mizner Park and all the exciting bars, pubs, and taverns located there. It’s just one more reason why Ocean Lodge is the ideal home-away-from-home vacation destination for travelers from all over!

If you’re interested in staying with us, we’d be thrilled to have you! And if you’re interested in learning more about the fun and exciting things to do in Mizner Park, check out their official website for a complete overview!

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