In the midst of the extensive list of waterfront restaurants in South Florida, Guanabanas Restaurant in Jupiter manages to stand out amongst the crowd. Visitors and locals alike flock to this Jupiter location for its lush, tropical setting that pairs perfectly with its island-themed menu, live music and refreshing cocktail list.
Opened as a small sandwich shop in 2004 by Jupiter surfers, Guanabanas has now grown into an iconic landmark in Palm Beach County. Feel your stress melt away as you enter the open-air waterfront restaurant and bar, where woven tiki huts, towering banyan trees and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways create a haven for relaxation.
An overwhelming sight for the senses, its beautiful foliage and excellent cuisine is perfect for catching one of Florida’s colorful sunsets. Live music can typically be found throughout the day, offering a great soundtrack for sipping on one of their signature cocktails such as a Coconut Mojito, Mango Beach Break, A1A Lemonade or Juice of the Gods.
Start your meal with some of the Sanibel Steamers that are steamed and served with garlic butter, as these fresh clams are harvested from sandy bottom Pine Island Sound near Sanibel. You’ll also want to sample some of their fresh seafood, as they use wild caught Florida Atlantic shrimp from Cape Canaveral and fresh Florida blue crab.
The Macadamia Coconut Fresh Catch is a hit with seafood lovers, while the 14 oz. Center Cut Ribeye caters to those looking for a more hearty meal. Other items on the menu include salads, tacos and sandwiches, and for those looking for Southern cuisine will delight at the Shrimp & Grits and Southern Country signature plates.
Get here early to get a prime spot to catch the sunset. They have a happy hour every day from 3pm-6pm, where you’ll find discounts on their appetizers and cocktail menu. Sit back and relax on one of their colorful loungers and soak up the restaurant’s laid-back atmosphere, where you’re sure to feel like you’ve truly found a slice of paradise in the Sunshine State.
Address: 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477