Jupiter Places to Eat and Drink
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Jupiter has some great waterfront places to eat and take in the scenery. Jetty's, and Rustic Inn Crab Shack next door, have an incredible view of the inlet and Jupiter lighthouse. The outdoor seating areas have a cool breeze coming off the water. Even in June, the air is perfect here at dinnertime. It's amazing how incredibly clear the water is even though there are boats around. What a blissful spot! There is a pier and dock jutting out into the waterway where you can take a romantic stroll.
A restaurant with no view (it looks like a real dive from the outside) is Little Moir's Food Shack in a plain strip mall on the southeast corner of Indiantown and Highway 1. Once inside, there is plenty of Jamaican-style atmosphere: posters of Bob Marley, plus fishing and surfing paraphernalia. This restaurant is always packed because the food is delicious and the fish is incredibly fresh, more fresh than you've ever tasted before! Try the Sweet Potato-Crusted Dolphin (Mahi mahi). If the restaurant is full, you can sit in the bar next door and order the same meal from the same kitchen! Or you can drive ten minutes to Leftovers Cafe, which is the same restaurant in a different location.
Guanabanas is an enchanting place with grass shacks, lush tropical foliage, and lanterns, looking out on a narrow waterway and a mangrove island. Too bad the wait staff can be just awful, as if they don't care in the slightest that you have a good time. The food also can be terrible. But it's worth it to go just for the pretty surroundings and in the hope that you might luck out this time. Coming for drinks might be the best way to enjoy the atmosphere.
Square Grouper shares a similar spot on the inlet to Jetty's, with views of the lighthouse. From the outside you are in an industrial area, but once you reach the bar you are in a tropical vibe. There are plenty of rugged dudes enjoying a drink after a day fishing or boating. Only drinks are sold, and kids aren't allowed. This bar is incredibly romantic on quiet nights, when you can sit with your lover on two chairs between palm trees and enjoy the view of the lighthouse lit up across the water. Then you really know why you live in Florida! On weekend nights there is live music (often country music) and plenty of people sharing a drink at tables on the sandy floor beneath coconut trees. Perfection!
Tiki 52 is a popular bar near Hobe Sound, especially with bikers on Sunday afternoons. What a fabulous spot with a grass shacks on the intracoastal waterway!
The last three restaurants/bars have live music many nights. Nothing is better than the warm night air in Florida combined with some good music.
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Jetty's is located at 1075 N. Hwy A1A, Jupiter FL 33477, call (561) 743-8166.
Rustic Inn Crab Shack, 1065 N. Hwy A1A, Jupiter FL 33477, call (561) 320-9130.
Exit Highway 95 at Indiantown Rd and follow it for 4 1/2 miles toward the ocean. Turn left on U.S. Hwy 1. You will cross two small bridges and then you immediately turn right at a sharp angle onto Ocean Blvd. Turn left immediately on Cramer St and park in the large free parking lot.
Square Grouper is also located here, just one side street south of Cramer St, at 1111 Love Street, Jupiter FL 33477, call (561) 575-0252.
Guanabanas is located across Hwy A1A and slightly south from Square Grouper and Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, at 960 North Highway A1a Jupiter, FL 33477, call (561) 747-8878.
Little Moir's Food Shack is located in a strip mall on the southeast corner of U.S. Hwy 1 and Indiantown Rd, at 103 South U.S. Hwy 1, Jupiter FL 33477, call (561) 741-3626. Exit Highway 95 at Indiantown Rd and follow it for 4 1/2 miles toward the ocean. After you cross the bridge and U.S. Hwy 1, turn right into the strip mall and you will see the restaurant by the surf shop.
Leftovers Cafe, 451 University Blvd, Jupiter FL 33458, call (561) 627-6030.
Tiki 52 is further north, situated at Blowing Rocks Marina, at 18487 Southeast Federal Highway, Jupiter, FL 33469, call (561) 746-3312. Exit Highway 95 at Indiantown Rd and follow it for 4 1/2 miles toward the ocean. Turn left on U.S. Hwy 1. After three miles, turn right onto Federal Hwy Access Rd at Blowing Rocks Marina, just after the huge pale yellow boat storage building.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.