Jensen Beach is a small coastal town located just north of Palm Beach. While the pace of life here might be slow, the culinary scene is nothing short of spectacular. From fresh seafood to Italian classics, there’s something for everyone. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best restaurants in Jensen Beach – and what to order at many.
Cinco de Mayo
For a taste of Mexico in Jensen Beach, try Cinco de Mayo Mexican Cuisine. This local gem (in a strip mall) offers an innovative menu with dishes like Divorced Enchiladas – an innovative combination of chicken, cheese, and ground beef enchiladas dressed in different sauces.
Sip on perfectly mixed margaritas while enjoying fajitas, tacos, and burritos.
Address: 1840 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. Phone: (772) 232-6131
At Conchy Joe’s Seafood, a fixture of Jensen Beach since 1979, indulge in Bahamian-inspired seafood overlooking the Indian River Lagoon. Try their signature Conch Chowder, and savor their fresh fish and crunchy-fried fish sandwich with coleslaw.
The raw bar is another attractive offering at Conchy’s.
Address: 3945 NE Indian River Drive Phone: (772) 334-1131
For a fun and flavorful cajun/creole meal, head to Crawdaddy’s. This restaurant has been serving up scrumptious dishes for over a decade, from their signature Cajun Gorgonzola Meatballs to classic po’boys and burgers.
Don’t miss their spicy crawfish boils, and sip on a mouth-watering cocktail while enjoying the live entertainment. It garners a crowd from everyone up and down the street!
Address: 1949 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. Phone: (772) 225-3444
Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House
Discover the ultimate seafood destination and Hollywood hot spot at the Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House. Situated on the scenic riverfront of Hutchinson Island Marriott, this restaurant offers a delectable menu that will delight your taste buds! Indulge in their must-try coconut shrimp and savor the breathtaking waterfront views.
In addition to dining in a location previous owned by classic Hollywood star Frances Langford, the GI Nightingale herself, there are great menu items to choose from. The Brie en Croute is outstanding with a mixed berry sauce, and you can’t go wrong with the hot peel & eat shrimp.
For lunch, give the turkey club wrap or delicious tropical tacos a try!
And don’t miss out on the chance to taste an authentic Florida treat – the orange sunset cake. Made from freshly-squeezed, locally-sourced orange juice, this cake is a true delight to the palate.
Drift Kitchen + Bar, at the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, offers delicious homemade pasta dishes, wood-fired pizzas, and high-quality seasonal ingredients. The service is downright impeccable, and you’ll love the aesthetically pleasing modern decor.
My favorite dish at Drift is the Bucatini Carbonara with crispy pancetta, Cremini mushrooms, peas, and a. Pecorino Tuscano cream sauce. Pair your food with a craft beer or signature cocktail.
Address: 3793 NE Ocean Blvd. Phone: (772) 405-9215
Gigi’s Italian Restaurant
For classic Napolese Italian dishes in a casual setting, Gigi’s is the place to go. Pizzas are a fan favorite, but they also offer a variety of tasty pasta dishes and salads. The portions are generous, so be sure to bring your best appetite.
Need suggestions? Linguine Carbonara, Eggplant Rollatini, and Cannelloni get my top votes.
Note: Gigi’s accepts cash only. They are closed on Mondays.
Address: 1322 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. Phone: (772) 225-6444
Hurricane Grill & Wings
With its extensive menu and laidback vibe, Hurricane Grill & Wings is a great spot for families, solo travelers, locals, and sports enthusiasts. Known for the killer selection of wings (hand-breaded tenders and boneless wings, too), you’ll find a pretty extensive menu here. Choose a flavor for your chicken, or get two selecting the half and half option.
I love the burgers, and the tacos are off-the-hook, too. Sub your typical fries for a side of the garlic parm broccoli, super tasty and original. Hurricane Wings’ beach bowls are a real crowd pleaser, and don’t forget the awesome selection of tap and bottled beers.
Address: 995 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. Phone: (772) 334-0001
When it comes to dining, Jan’s Place is a popular gem with TripAdvisor travelers, always in one of the top positions. This family-owned restaurant offers a cozy ambiance and friendly service. Breakfast is super popular.
Expect dishes like the Creole Benedict – a delicious combination of biscuits, fried shrimp, andouille sauce, sautéed onions, peppers, and cajun hollandaise. Me, oh my, it is good!
With everything made from scratch, including pastries, bread, and muffins daily, and wallet-friendly prices, you are sure to love Jan’s Place.
Address: 1990 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. Phone: (772) 334-9590
11 Maple Street
Housed in a charming converted home, 11 Maple Street is a Jensen Beach fine-dining restaurant that has received numerous accolades over the years. The menu changes seasonally, so there’s always something new to try.
This is a top spot for a romantic dinner and night out on the town.
Address: 3224 NE Maple Ave. Phone: (772) 334-7714
Miller’s Ale House
If you’re in the mood for pub fare, Miller’s Ale House in the Home Depot Plaza is a great choice. You’ll find a sports-bar atmosphere and elevated pub grub menu options in this fun eatery that has multiple Florida locations. You’ll find comfort food dishes and a hefty list of appetizers here, but pay attention to the daily deals specials, which are always a good deal and satisfying.
The Zingers (fresh, never frozen, buttermilk-drenched, hand-breaded, boneless chicken tenders) get my vote of approval. You can choose from 15 sauces. I go for Caribbean Jerk or Garlic Parmesan.
FYI: There are 101 Miller’s Ale Houses across 10 different states.
Address: 3611 NW Federal Hwy. Phone: (772) 692-3611
Mrs. Peters Smokehouse
No visit to Florida would be complete without trying the beloved staple dish, Fish Dip. Mrs. Peters is a notable restaurant that has made multiple award-winning Fish Dips, including smoked hot-ta Mahi, Maryland crab, and shrimp, which can be purchased in local grocery stores.
The setting is a 92-year old authentic South Florida smokehouse.
You can also visit Mrs. Peters Smokehouse, which has a charming outdoor patio where you can feast on a broad range of delicious dishes. The menu features rice bowls with smoked proteins, loaded nachos, pizza, crab cakes, tacos, and more.
Address: 1500 NE Dixie Hwy. Phone: (772) 334-2184
Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill
A true Jensen Beach beachfront staple, in a a tiki-hut motif, Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill is perfect for families or those wanting to enjoy a good stiff drink and tasty appetizers. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed, and the food is always delicious.
Be sure to try their coconut shrimp or fish tacos. The fish & chips, though monstrous in size, is one of the most popular menu items.
Address: 2019 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. Phone: (772) 232-1414
If you’re in the mood for a steak, Peter’s is the place to go. Though I haven’t been, my friends rave about this Jensen Beach iconic and upscale restaurant. Since the 1970s, it has been a place to celebrate special occasions and romantic dinner dates.
The specialty 1-3/4″ thick cuts of “Peter’s Prime Beef” dry-aged steaks are cooked to perfection, and the wine list is impressive. I must go on my next Jensen Beach visit.
Address: 3200 NE Maple Ave. Phone: (772) 225-2516
Piertro’s on the River
Located on the waterfront, Pietro’s on the River is a hidden gem, and a stylish spot that will knock your socks off. The menu features a range of Italian dishes, including pasta, pizza, and seafood. You can also enjoy live music on the outdoor patio.
Somethings I really love about Pietro’s are the Escargot Formaggio (oh, so yum!) and the Beef Carpaccio. Pierre’s is pricy, but it is the place to be seen in the area. Please note, they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
FYI: Check out the sunset specials from 4:30 PM – 6 PM Wednesday through Sunday.
Address: Island Dunes Country Club, 8735 S Ocean Dr. Phone: (772) 229-7575
Reflections Pool Bar
For a more laid-back atmosphere, relaxation enthusiasts should check out the Reflections Pool Bar or Dune Beach Bar, where you can sip on fresh virgin cocktails or creative adult libations while surrounded by palms in a tranquil pool setting at the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa.
Reflections offers a variety of yummy plates for sharing, including bruschetta and crispy calamari. The brick oven pizzas are swoon-worthy. Enjoy all these tasty bites while enjoying the spectacular Florida sun.
Address: 3793 NE Ocean Blvd. Phone: (772) 334-1950
Happy Dining Around Jensen Beach
Whether you’re a local or just passing through, Jensen Beach has plenty of great dining options. These best restaurants are just some of the long list of tasty eateries in this Martin County, Florida, address.
From fresh seafood to classic Italian, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your appetite. So grab a table and get ready to indulge – your taste buds will thank you!
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