Over the years, the Palm Beach Post has ranked the Waterway Café among their top choices in these categories:
Best of the Palm Beaches
Best Place for Singles to Meet
Best Restaurant for Out-of-Towner’s
Best Waterfront Dining
Best Happy Hour
The Waterway Cafe is a great place to take in the sights and sounds of the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Orlando Sentinel
If you want to show guests a South Florida tradition in casual dining in a waterside setting, this is the place. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, the restaurant features a nautical theme, a menu featuring sandwiches, steak and seafood; plus Florida’s only floating boat bar. Popular dining choices include grilled dolphin, blackened tuna, porterhouse steak, custom pizzas and a variety of pasta dishes. Seating is offered inside and outdoors. During winter months, windows are removed from the side facing the intracoastal, making it an open-air restaurant.
Music groups perform on Friday and Saturday nights, but the place really jumps on Sunday when their ‘Sunday Night Dance Party’ draws crowds from 6pm to midnight. ‘Sunday is our most popular day,’ said Phil Zarate, a manager. ‘I love this place,’ Zarate said. ‘I even come here on my days off. I bring friends, we sit at the floating bar, and watch the boats go by.’ On the floating bar you can unwind while sipping on a Broken Bridge, a house specialty drink named for the adjacent PGA Boulevard drawbridge that, until recently, was often… well… broken.
Palm Beach Post