The 10 Best Restaurants In Lake Worth, Florida

Chloe Hay

Lake Worth is a little known gem in southern Florida in between West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach. An idyllic stop-off point on a road trip down Interstate 95, Lake Worth has an abundance of places for good food on the way. Here are our 10 favorites.

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Chris’ Taverna

Thought to be one of the best Greek restaurants in the state, Chris’ Taverna offers diners excellent, authentic Mediterranean fare in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The dishes are colorful, tasty and perfectly presented. Popular options include chargrilled baby lamb chops, loukaniko sausage, shrimp salad, and, of course, the go-to gyro wrap. Incredibly popular, Chris’ Taverna fills up fast, so either get there early or be prepared to wait a short while for a table. Luckily, the staff is used to a busy restaurant, and neither the speed of service nor the quality of the cooking ever suffers.

Chris’ Taverna, 6338 Lantana Rd #54, Lake Worth, FL, USA +1 561 964 4233

2. Safire

Restaurant, Asian

A hugely popular fusion restaurant in Lake Worth, Safire is loved for the array of Asian dishes that make up its tempting menu. Using an abundance of fresh ingredients, including a selection of homegrown organic herbs, the chefs create dozens of delicious and beautifully presented Thai and Japanese dishes. For a sample of some of the exhilarating flavors at Safire, order an appetizer of lobster dynamite (lobster tail, crab meat, dynamite sauce, and sweet potato tempura), followed by a bowl of seafood miso soup, a seaweed salad, crispy duck in a ginger sauce, and a sharing plate of pineapple fried rice.

3. The Island

Restaurant, Caribbean

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Lake Worth’s very own Caribbean fusion restaurant, The Island can easily feel like you really are eating on the shores of St. Lucia or Barbados. Each dish is created lovingly and carefully to ensure that each flavor complements the others, each texture brings something new to the dish, and each additional color makes the dish more appealing to the eye. The menu tells you where the inspiration for each dish comes from. You can begin in Bermuda with a starter of crab and lobster stuffed portobello mushrooms; head on over to Trinidad for an entrée of sauteed vegetables in a curry sauce served in a flat bread with a choice of chicken or filet mignon; and then finish in Jamaica with coffee and pecan brownies for dessert.

4. Rustico Italian Restaurant

Restaurant, Italian

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Serving rustic fare in a charming and elegant setting, Rustico Italian Restaurant enables its diners to sample the best of Capri cuisine in Lake Worth. Like all authentic Italian restaurants, Rustico divides its menu into three sections: antipasti (nibbles), primi piatti (starters), and secondi piatti (entrées). For a light meal, opt for an antipasto and a primo; for a heartier dinner order a primo and a secondo; and for a special occasion order all three. Favorites include the homemade cannelloni filled with veal and Parmesan basil, the seafood linguine, and the braised bison shank served with risotto.

5. The Pelican Restaurant

Restaurant, American

One of the more unusual fusion restaurants in the city, The Pelican Restaurant serves traditional American breakfasts daily, but come Friday night it swaps the pancakes for proper Indian curries. A family friendly, beachside café, this dining spot has low-key and welcoming decor, complete with a couple of curbside tables perfect for people- and wave-watching while enjoying a fresh juice or mid-morning coffee. Fans of spicy fare will appreciate the Indian specials that regularly sneak onto the breakfast menu, with eggs nissa being a particular favorite. Elsewhere on the menu the omelets, pancakes, and even the lunchtime pizza are all said to be some of the best in the state.

6. Couco Pazzo Italian Bistro

Bistro, Restaurant, Italian

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Couco Pazzo Italian Bistro features two dining rooms, each offering an extensive choice of delicious Italian dishes and accompanying wines. Perfect for a midweek treat or a relaxing weekend dinner, Couco Pazzo is run by a fun-loving duo that do their best to ensure every guest has an enjoyable dining experience. Whether you’re after a simple supper of bruschetta followed by risotto or a fancier combination of escargot, arugula salad, and veal saltimbocca, the chefs at Couco Pazzo won’t disappoint. Open seven days a week for dinner only, reservations aren’t compulsory but are highly recommended.

7. Callaro's Steak House

Callaro’s Steak House

Having dubbed itself ‘truly the best steak house in Lake Worth,’ Callaro’s Steak House is fueled by high expectations. Luckily, that they live up to them. The choice of cuts is second to none, with steak au poivre, chateaubriand, delmonico, and cowboy all featured alongside the customary porterhouse, filet mignon, and T-bone. The choice of side dishes is equally impressive, with the sweet bourbon mashed potatos a particular favorite. Callaro’s also offers a fine selection of burgers, seafood, and chicken dishes, as well as a tempting Sunday brunch menu featuring crabcake Benedict and lobster omelets alongside other innovative dishes.

Callaro’s Steak House, 717 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL, USA +1 561 588 9730

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8. Benny's On The Beach

Benny’s On The Beach

Offering diners one of the best views in Lake Worth, Benny’s On The Beach is located right on the pier. The breakfast plates are generous, and the variety of dishes is exemplary. Tuck into a plate of freshly baked lemon bread coated in almonds and layered with tangy berries or opt for the more traditional snowbird breakfast of three eggs, fluffy pancakes, bacon, sausage, and choice of tea or coffee. At lunch, the menu is filled with tempting beef burgers, multi-tiered sandwiches, create-your-own hot dogs, and crisp salads.

Benny’s On The Beach, 10 S Ocean Boulevard, Lake Worth, FL, USA +1 561 582 9001

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9. Darbster


One of few health conscious, meat-free restaurants in the area, Darbster is located on the edge of the lake and home to a pretty, waterside deck. Dishes include gluten-free tacos, mushroom and pesto lasagna, vegetarian Wellington, and crispy falafel, as well as fresh salads and sandwiches. Innovative takes on the classics include the ‘black and bleu burger’ (a blackened brown rice and lentil burger topped with tofu bleu cheese) and beet tartare (roasted beets, avocado, and jalapeno ponzu).

Darbster, 8020 S Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, FL, USA +1 561 586 2622

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