Chipotle: Best Burritos!
Best spot for great burritos! Everything is fresh and they put your burrito or tacos together right in front of you. All their meats are hormone and antibiotic free, and more importantly, so good. If you like salads, their salad dressing is to die for. They charge for chips which surprised me at first but they are worth the extra dollar - much better than your average tortilla chips!! A great casual spot, perfect for families.
Favorite Dish: My fave dish is the carnitas burrito (carnitas is their slow cooked pork) with rice, black beans, tomato and corn salsa and lots of guac (they make the guac by hand and it rocks). you can't beat it.
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China Dumpling: Chinese Dumpling mastery.
This place takes dumplings seriously, you can tell by the chefs behind glass slaving away at dumplings! The prices are a little high for chinese food but everything here is delicious. The best time to come would be sunday for their Dim Sum, I am told it is fabulous.
I was dissapointed by my portion size last time I was here- because prices are higher than average Chinese place, I was hoping to have enough for two meals so I could have leftovers. It wasn't really the case, but the food was fresh and well-prepared.
They do have an incredible variety of chinese food and nice decor.
Favorite Dish: Dumplings!
Rosalita's: Affordable Mexican Chain, family oriented
Ambiance is a little lame with some overuse of pastels, but it is generally clean and comfortable. Food is always excellent. They have great salsa and chips, and a huge menu with a variety of options, including more fish options than you'll see at a typical mexican place.
Lunch is a better deal than dinner but either way it's worth it!
Happy hour is from 11:30-6pm, so indulge in a mid-day margarita if you can!
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish to order is Flautas, but they have excellent shrimp enchiladas.
Banana Boat: Bring tourists for waterfront fun
Restaurant has a tiki-type ambiance with bamboo-ish wicker furniture and a wood deck over the intracoastal. The restaurant often has reggae bands playing on weekend nights and an active bar. The food is pretty good but the star here is the ambiance and florida feel of the place. They have a two page menu of specialty drinks that can be ordered.
Also good but more laid back is the next door Two Geroges Grill. They cater to boaters. Both of these restaurants allow you to dock your boat alongside so you can come ashore and grab a bite. I think Two Georges has better food but Banana Boat has better ambiance.
Scully's: Never a wait at this diner with great value
Good casual ambiance, indoor and outdoor seating. Outdoor seating is along Federal but has umbrellas. Indoor is cozy with booths or tables. This place has a mom and pop type feel, the food is good and affordable. Wine is affordable too and there are usually early bird specials. You'll often see Scully himself wandering around.
They're usually slow with the check so if you want to go, go up to the "bar type" seating area to pay.
Favorite Dish: Breakfast: Anything, the special is always good
Great dinner dishes: fried chicken (all you can eat on certain days), steak with mushrooms
Boynton Diner: Good food, slow service
Boynton Diner is a bit dirty inside, but has comfortable booths and semi-comfortable wooden chairs and tables. Every day they have about 6 specials which they quickly run out of and successively cross the items off. Service is slow to start (and confusing). The sign often says seat yourself but quickly becomes a free for all if multiple people are waiting. The woman up front takes names but then has a hard time directing everyone and things get messy. No one can complain too much because it's usually the old people that butt in line. I would say if you walk in and there is a line forget about it, but if it's not too crowded it is worth it.
Once you are seated sometimes you wait 10 minutes or more for the previous diners' mess to be cleared. Then the fun starts. You get coffee that's quite decent and the food is always good, and relatively abundant for the price.
Favorite Dish: Country fried steak is recommended. They also usually do well with specials involving meat (porkc hop and eggs, ham and eggs, etc.) Their toast is made from nice thick slices of bread. French toast also are huge tasty slices.
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Sushi Jo: Sushi artistry!
Small restaurant with nice ambiance, comfortable seating. Fish selection is amazing with over 10 special rolls each day. Offerings are incredibly fresh. Sushi is more pricey than average but well worth it.
Favorite Dish: We tried the sexy sammy roll (spicy tuna roll with white tuna outside), Tokyo salad, flying eel roll, and volcano roll. All were amazing. Volcano roll uses large chunks of crab, unlike what you will normally find in sushi places. Every roll was simply perfect. Next time we will try some salmon belly, as others were raving about it.
Two Georges: Waterfront Restaurant
A great place in Boynton right on the intracoastal where locals and locals-in-the-making hang out. I have been going here for years. The building is all open in a polynesian style with two large bars taking up most of the space as well as an open area with tables as well as "swinging talbes" right next to the water. There are places for docking boats right at the restaurant as well as a marina with charter and drift fishing boats and dive boats.
Favorite Dish: seared ahi and fish dip