We went to Singer Island this past November over the Thanksgiving break. We stayed at the Marriott right on the beach. Very nice resort. Clarissa wrote a post about our trip here.
We traveled with friends who also had kids. In fact, our son and their older son are in the same grade and school. Our daughter and their younger son are also in the same grade. They have a duagher who is in the middle.
We couldn’t eat at the resort the entire time so we had to find a few places to go to that were kid friendly. Here are 6 restaurants that you can feel comfortable going to with (or without) kids in the Palm Beach area.
I hate to start with a chain restaurant but allow me to explain. Weeks before our stay we had made reservations with the resort to eat at their restaurant on Thanksgiving night. The restaurant is located on the Eastern side of the resort with an unbelievable view of the beach and the sunrise. Unfortunately our reservations were for 6:00. Our view out of the windows would consist of nothing but darkness. We started to get a little antsy leading up to Thanksgiving.
The prices were astronomical, about $65 per adult and $20 for kids. I’m pretty sure that didn’t include tip. We started to get a little nervous. On top of the crazy prices we also realized that we didn’t want any of the options that were being offered. Crazy stuffed turkey, pot roast with all kinds of weird stuff in it, salmon, duck, and a few other non-traditional Thanksgiving choices. Quite frankly not much that interested us and absolutely nothing that interested an 11 year old, a 9 year old and especially not a couple of 5 year olds!
Earlier in the week Clarissa noticed a sign on Seasons 52 that advertised a Thanksgiving dinner. It was 10:00 AM on Thanksgiving Day. I called them and tried to get a reservation for later that evening for 9 people! I thought I had no chance. The manager put me on hold, came back in a few minutes, and like a magician was able to find a spot for us! I bolted to the restaurant at the resort and cancelled our reservation.
The price at Seasons 52 was half the price and it included everything a Thanksgiving dinner should include; turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, even yams! Their price even included dessert! It was amazing! The service was incredible even though it was a madhouse with people trying to get in for their special dinners. I will always remember how incredible our Thanksgiving dinner was at Seasons 52 and I would highly recommend this restaurant to you especially if you are in a jam like we were.
Beware, this is a New York bar. You walk in and there are photos of Yankee greats. There are pictures of former and current Giants. Knicks memorabilia, Rangers paraphernalia. Not an ideal spot for 9 folks from Philadelphia.
Nonetheless, we heard they had great wings so we decided to check it out. Smart move by us. We sat on the deck in the back as it was a gorgeous sunny afternoon in Palm Beach. Dogs are allowed on the deck which is always cool. Also, the restaurant is located right next to a Christmas tree farm. It’s tough to get into the Christmas spirit when it’s 90 degrees outside but they tried. I give them credit for the effort.
They had a fine selection of beers on tap, at least a few good IPAs, and a few good looking drinks. The parents got adult beverages. They are known for their wings and it seemed like mostly everyone was thinking the same thing. So we ordered their 50 wing option. This proved to be more than enough for the parents and the two older kids. The younger kids ordered off of the kids menu.
The Thirsty Turtle is a great place to go because it is a local bar/restaurant with a NY feel to it. Good beers on tap, not too expensive, kids menu and plenty of tvs! The other guests are OK if you’re kids get a little loud and the possibility of eating lunch or dinner with a dog on the deck is awesome! You should check it out while you are there.
I loved this place. I tried to get everyone to go back there pretty much every day. Good beers on tap, good drink menu and a kids menu. Also, it is a huge restaurant. Big enough for your little people to stretch out and not bother others. Of course if you are going during a busy time this may not be the case.
The menu is extensive. From sandwiches to platters, appetizers and desserts. You will find something you are interested in. The location is perfect. You are on the Intracoastal waterway. So you could choose to sit on the deck next to the water or inside the restaurant that still has a view of the water.
Because of the location and the drink and food menu, this is an ideal spot for parents with or without kids. The prices are normal and the food is outstanding. Also if you like dessert, you are in a good place. They have something called a Snickers Explosion that we talked about the entire week. We didn’t get it but I sure wish we did. One of us had the Key Lime pie, another the Oreo Cheesecake, and yet another the apple crisp. All were fantastic.
Try this place out. You will not regret it.
These two restaurants are in the town of Palm Beach Gardens. It’s about a 15 minute drive from the Marriott. Both of these restaurants have things for kids. Rocco’s has a kids menu and Vic and Angelo’s has pizza.
At Vic and Angelo’s , we ordered two pies for the seven of us that ate pizza (4 adults and 3 kids). The younger kids shared a bowl of pasta. The pasta was pretty weak for what we paid. It cost about $20 and it was just a bowl of macaroni with a side of marinara sauce. The kids devoured the shared bowl and were still hungry afterwards. Next time we’ll just order another pizza and skip the pasta.
Rocco’s is a great Mexican restaurant. Great food, good Mexican beers on tap, awesome drinks and excellent guacamole. The kids menu made it easy to get the kids what they wanted.
Outdoor seating at both locations. Perhaps the best thing about this area is the activities. At both spots, there was life-size chess board for the kids to play. There was also a bocce court at Vic and Angelos and a motorcycle that the kids could sit on at Rocco’s. Even though we got ripped off by the pasta at V & A’s, we would definitely go back for the pizza. And a return visit to Rocco’s is a no-brainer. There may be a Rocco’s in your city. If so, check it out.
Our friends decided to lay low on Thanksgiving Eve and stay back at the resort. Clarissa, Reece, Tatum and myself went out for a late dinner. I searched the internet trying to find a place with good food and fine drinks. Luckily I found the Yard House. This place is AWESOME!
I’m not sure how many beers they have on tap but it’s a ton! Probably close to 100 in all different styles. They also have a bunch of tvs. Enough of them to guarantee your game will be easy to find.
The food was excellent. We had truffle fries and a poke stack which is marinated raw ahi, crispy wontons, avocado, and wasabi soy sauce. Tatum ordered chicken teriyaki from the kids meal. Everything was delicious.
This Yard House is a place we will be going back to. As I was looking at their website I noticed that they are coming to King Of Prussia PA, about 15 minutes from our house! This is a great restaurant to take kids, to meet some friends to watch the game or even for a girls night out as they do have a good selection of drinks to choose from. The food is great and not overly expensive.
I hope this helps you find a few places to go while you’re in the Palm Beach area. If you do check out of the restaurants, please let me know. Leave a comment here or hook up with us on Facebook.
Thanks for reading! Have a great day and enjoy your travels.