Delray Beach Journals

Delray Beach Dining

A May 2012 trip to Delray Beach by two cruisers

Blue Anchor British Pub Photo, Delray Beach, Florida More Photos
Quote: Timeshare condos are great for a couple of meals a day. However, we like to get out and sample the flavors of the community. Everyplace we tried was worth a return visit.

Boheme Bistro

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Restaurant | "We got lucky."

Boheme Bistro Photo, Delray Beach, Florida
After debarking from a cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale we arrived in Delray Beach in time for Sunday lunch. We knew nothing about the town, but noticed on the way to our timeshare several restaurants on Atlantic Ave . After checking in we returned to Atlantic Ave and looked for a parking spot. Not many spots available with the "church crowd" out. When we did find one, the closest restaurant was Boheme Bistro. We were hungry. Bistro it is. We got lucky.There was seating outside and in a frontroom. I later learned that Delray is one of those trending communities that encourage people to bring their pooch when they eat out. These patrons are given outdoor seating and the dog gets a water bowl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 16, 2012

Boheme Bistro
1118 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, Florida 33483-6963
(561) 278-4899


Attraction | "Condo food provider."

One of the benefits of staying in a condo is the kitchen. That requires us to visit grocery stores where we have a chance to observe and buy local favorites. Usually we try to stop at small neighborhood stores, but this supermarket chain has a good reputation throughout the state. I had heard from a local that Delray Beach had Caribbean roots as compared to other parts of Florida. It was evident with the specialty foods on the shelves and items in the deli. Of course I can buy mangos at home in Iowa, but getting jerk-chicken in the deli section was a welcome surprise. We found a good selection of cheese and an adequate bakery section. The staff was friendly, helped us find things in the store and th...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 16, 2012

555 NE 5th Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida

TooJay's Original Gourmet Deli

Restaurant | "Deli Dally"

TooJay's Original Gourmet Deli Photo, Palm Beach, Florida
Apparently we are not deli people. Or the deli's we visit don't operate the way TooJays does. Anyway I embarresed us by going to the deli counter to order. I thought we would recieve a tray and take it to the dining area. When our order was up it was packaged up in large noisey bags. Rustle...crinkle....crackle. I headed to the dining area and the host raced out to stop me from taking a carry-out order into the dining area. It was very hot outside and we didn't want to take the meal out and eat it on the curb. Eventually the staff figured out we needed help so they found us a table where we unloaded the noisey bags onto the cloth draped tables. Rustle...crinkle....crackle. (repeat). Well dressed and ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 15, 2012

TooJay's Original Gourmet Deli
313 Royal Poinciana Way
Palm Beach, Florida 33480
(561) 659-7232


Restaurant | "Branded buns and great O rings."

Burgerfi is a chain of burger restaurants. My only experience with them is in Delray Beach where they fit the needs of the community. Located ideally across the street from the ocean public beach park. It is just around the corner from one of the touristy shopping districts in ths area.I had a cheeseburger that was delicious and unique. The bun was branded with a hot iron and read Burgerfi. Vegi burgers and Hipster Dogswere also available. They had a large variety of toppings and condiments. I also ordered onion rings that were wonderful. I could have had fries or cry and fry a combination of O-rings and French fries. The fries also came with a variety of toppings other than catsup. Now t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 15, 2012

6 South Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
561 278-9590

Blue Anchor British Pub

Restaurant | "London Legend goes to the Beach."

Blue Anchor British Pub Photo, Delray Beach, Florida
This pub was built in the mid-1800s in London during the era of Jack the Ripper and Queen, Victoria...probably only one of them was a patron. Other known patrons were Izaak Newton, Winston Churchill, and William Pickering. After 150 years of operation the exterior was shipped across the Atlantic to be used as the exterior of the Blue Anchor Pub. There is a self promoting rumor about a ghost that followed it and tosses pots and pans around in the kitchen. We heard no evidence of that. Decorations were definitely British as was our server and the menu. Bill had Bangers n Mash. I had a sampler platter that had things I had been curious about (Scotch Egg, battered banger) and things I had befo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 15, 2012

Blue Anchor British Pub
804 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida 33483-5330
(561) 272 7272