South Florida Local Restaurants & Hot Spots to Visit

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Vacation Village at Weston resort owners love to return to their vacation home year after year! That is not a surprise. The community was well planned when established so that residents and visitors alike can enjoy the many attractions aptly located between the city’s parks and visually enchanting landscape. In fact, Money magazine ranked Weston the best place to live in Florida in 2008 and 2012, and NeighborhoodScout graded the city as the eighth safest city in the country. 

Palm Beach Shores Resort & Vacation Villas owners are in good company too, as many famous individuals, including former President Kennedy and President Trump, have made the town their own vacation homes. The town is more than a great place for sun and sand. Palm Beach has fun and food for even the most selective taste! 

female lounging under the shade on the beach

Whether you are spending the holiday in the cities of Weston or Palm Beach, you will want to take your family to visit the best restaurants and hot stops in the area. Check out some of the best places in South Florida for dining and more!

Great Nearby Restaurants

While having the in-suite kitchen is a great option to keep food budgets low, the dining options around Weston and Palm Beach are worth visiting. South Florida is known for its seafood, Latin American and Caribbean influences, and diverse selection of other cultural delights!

South Florida

Lucille’s American Café – 2250 Weston Road, Weston, FL 33326

Flashback to the 1940s at this vintage-style diner! Lucille’s is the perfect place for families to eat American comfort food for great value. The upscale diner serves brunch, lunch, and dinner in a casual and lively atmosphere decorated with the decade’s classic colors and décor. 

Lucille’s American Café looks nostalgic, but it offers modern solutions for dietary needs like vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Top menu items include the 100% black Angus burger, gluten-free smothered chicken breast platter, and the Mediterranean Greek salad.

The café is less than 10 minutes away from our Vacation Village Resorts properties in Weston. You can dine in, pick up takeout, or order delivery. 

Acquolina – 2320 Weston Road, Weston, FL 33326

Perfect for big households, Acquolina serves family-style portions of delicious Italian-American meals. Some of the most popular dishes include alfredo, carpaccio, Bolognese, and lobster ravioli. The buffet spread changes daily, so you can come back and try something new each time! 

Have lunch on the waterfront patio and enjoy dinner in the main dining room. Want to unwind? Head to the bar for elegant cocktails and a diverse selection of Scotch. 

dinner table with glass

While dining in the relaxing atmosphere adds to the ambiance of the food, Acquolina also has takeout options so your family can conveniently dine in your suite. It is an excellent choice for picking up supper when returning from a long, fun-filled day! This is especially great since the restaurant is less than 10 minutes away from our Weston resorts.

Bocas House Weston – 1793 Bell Tower Lane, Weston, FL 33326

So close, you can practically taste the mouth-watering, multicultural meals from this fantastic Latin American restaurant! Bocas House Weston is just one minute from Mizner Place at Weston Town Center. It’s a tasty and convenient choice for dining in or picking up takeout.

Kids can pick between classic favorites like chicken fingers and mac and cheese as well as children-friendly portions of pabellòn and beef, chicken, or fish Milanese. The menu includes a variety of ceviche, Milanese, and Latin-infused dishes.

Palm Beach

Ocean Walk – 2401 N. Ocean Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

This location has four awesome eateries in one spot, and it is walking distance from Palm Beach Shores Resort. Choose between DAS Craft Beer + Pizza, Two Drunken Goats, Johnny Longboats, and Mulligan’s Beach House.   

Galley – 600 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

If you are looking for a bite in Downtown West Palm Beach, then head to the globally influenced restaurant Galley and try a little bit of everything! The restaurant is a local favorite, popular for its wood-fired pizza, bone-in ribeye, and Florida Keys Snapper. Be sure to grab one of their signature cocktails like the Smoked Old Fashion!

Looking for a lively atmosphere? Your eyes won’t know where to land as you check out the art-filled walls. The venue plays live music on Friday evenings and has an outdoor fire pit. Make a night of it and go across the street to City Place for entertainment venues and bars. 

friends sharing drinks

Nearby Hot Spots

Looking for more to do in South Florida than eat? Weston and Palm Beach have a bustling nightlife as well as family-friendly entertainment.

Smoke On the Water Cigar Bar – 1630 Bell Tower Lane, Weston, FL 33326

After eating at Bocas House Weston, have a nightcap and a cigar at this premier cigar lounge. Smoke On the Water Cigar Bar has a full liquor bar and 28 beers on draft, not to mention the thousands of cigars! Call ahead to find out if the bar is having an event when you are in town. Smoke On the Water Cigar Bar hosts cigar and liquor parties on location. 

CREAM Weston – 4448 Weston Road, Weston, FL 33331

This ice cream and dessert shop is a big favorite with kids and adults alike. Try a custom-made ice cream sandwich with your choice of ice cream, cookie, and unique toppings like gummy bears, cherries, and Fruity Pebbles! Grab a pint of your family’s favorite to bring back to the resort. 

Phil Foster Park – 400-880 East Blue Heron Boulevard, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Less than a mile from the Palm Beach Shores Resort is a fantastic beach for families. The Intracoastal is a safer option for parents with young swimmers as well as a world-famous spot for snorkeling. Bring an underwater camera to get fantastic shots of tropical fish and unique marine life. 

Downtown West Palm Beach 

If you head to the heart of downtown Palm Beach, then you can stretch your dinner into an evening out. Downtown has a great nightlife, and some trending venues include:

  • Copper Blues
  • The Blind Monk
  • Improv Comedy Club
  • City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill
  • Blue Martini
  • Roxy’s Pub
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