Beachside at Deerfield Beach

I am lucky enough to live 2 blocks from the incredible Blue Wave beach here in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Just a few blocks south of Boca Raton, and about 15 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, this area of Deerfield Beach has something for everyone.

Shops and restaurants surround the famous S curve area of A1A that defines this local beach spot.

What are you hungry for?? Traditional raw bar seafood? Upscale dining? Burgers and beer? Sushi? Pizza? Ice cream? All of this and more within a radius of a few blocks.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find here at the S curve on Deerfield Beach:

Probably one of the favorite spots with locals and travelers alike – the Howard Johnson Patio Bar and Grill. Located just across the street from the beach, you can enjoy the view, great food and live music every day. Everyone is friendly, so expect to join in some lively conversation if you sit at the granite topped bar while enjoying your food and libations.

Right next door is Harpoon Louie’s – enjoy a late breakfast with a fluffy omelet made your way with a beach view and stay to enjoy the live Reggae band on Sunday afternoon.

Or try Oceans 234 – beachside with great food and killer Bloody Mary’s. Choose to sit inside or out and sample the upscale menu. And did I mention the beach view??

Next is JB’s on the Beach – a favorite spot for the Boca crowd and locals. Sunday afternoons are fun here – head to the granite topped tiki bar and enjoy great food and drinks while listening to live music. Hint: The fish tacos are awesome! From Harleys to Mercedes and Porsches and the occasional blue Toyota, this is the atmosphere at JB’s.

If you’re looking for a hot nite spot, JBs is the place to be after 6pm on Sunday evenings. Make sure to get there early to get a seat – this place gets packed fast. The place to be and be seen!

Across the street is Kahuna’s – a small and happening place with a pool table and great live music. The smoked fish dip appetizer is a must. Enjoy it leaning on the surfboard table just outside the front door so you can people watch. Bring your dreadlocks 🙂 Also great for some garage band music on the weekends.

On the other side of the S curve, you have Flannigan’s ( love the steak dinner and the grilled salmon), The Whale’s Rib ( featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives on FoodNetwork TV) – the Oyster’s Rockefeller rock!! An added twist with grilled tomato and cheese on top. Another killer Bloody Mary garnished with a jumbo shrimp instead of the usual celery stalk.

Mona Lisa Coal Oven Pizza has the best pizza in town in my book, and great friendly service. And not just a pizza joint – wonderful sandwiches and main courses prepared with the freshest ingredients. The marinated chicken wings are a great twist on an old favorite.

Continue down the S curve and you’ll find The Bru’s Room sports bar and grill. After that, head to Rattlesnake Jakes for some Tex Mex food and funky atmosphere. Bikers and tattoos are welcome here.

Final stop, Bob’s Pizza ( $5.50 for 2 slices and a soda) and Amantea’s Restaurant for the classic Italian touch.


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