Finger Lickin' Good: Palm Beach County's Best Homestyle Restaurants

Homestyle restaurants bring back memories of simpler times spent eating around a full table with family. In the Palm Beach/West Palm Beach area, there are quite a few eateries that instill this nostalgia or provide a great family sized meal deal. With its original opening in 1950, Howley’s Diner has perfected the vibe and stayed true to its roots.  For a retro diner ambiance with menu favorites from yesteryear, this diner should be your go to most any time of the day. Open for nearly 24 hours on the weekends, the time is always right to grab brunch or some peach cobbler for a late night bite.

Chicken has been a long time staple in comfort food, and luckily there are lots of options in the area when it comes to how you like it prepared. Bay Bay’s Chicken & Waffles has developed a loyal following by serving deliciously fried chicken with traditional and creative sides. Pair a chicken plate with mashed potatoes and fried okra or throw in a red velvet cake waffle; the pairings are all up to you. The portions are generous and the family-sized meals are very affordable, making Bay Bay’s a local place that everyone can enjoy.

For a healthy home style alternative to fried chicken, check out C.R. Chicks. Without a fryer or freezer on site, all of the food is prepared fresh and can be modified to work with gluten-free or low-fat diets. The rotisserie style chickens are great shredded on a hot sandwich or purchased whole with a few sides for a family-style meal. Sitting down to a hot plate from any of these places is sure to leave you feeling satisfied and planning your next visit. 

Palm Sugar Asian Grills & Dessert Bar is a one-of-a-kind restaurant on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach that offers a fusion of Thai and Asian meals. The restaurant has a gastropub feel and draws a lively crowd in the evenings for its...  Read More

Sweet Tomatoes doesn't think it is possible to have too many fruits and vegetables so they've created a buffet style salad bar that is all-you-can-eat. The buffet also serves up soups and vegetarian pastas as well as some vegetarian bakery...  Read More

Testa's Restaurant

Testa's has been serving Palm Beach locals and visitors alike since 1921. Whether you're in the mood for breakfast, lunch or dinner- Testa's is sure to impress. The meals are hearty and satisfying, like the breakfast casserole served up with...  Read More

Nick and Johnnie's is a seafood bar and restaurant in Palm Beach. They serve up breakfast, lunch and dinner, providing patrons with some of the freshest seafood in the county. Outdoor dining is preferred by guests, many of whom are here to chill...  Read More

Lake Worth

Mom's Kitchen is a rustic diner in Lake Worth that exudes comfort from the moment you are greeted at the door. The friendly service and the feeling that everyone is a local add to the warmth of the diner experience. This place is top notch for a...  Read More

C.R. Chicks has successfully been feeding the people of Palm Beach/West Palm Beach for over 20 years because they have stayed true to their roots and serve only the highest quality foods. Known as a healthy alternative to fast food, it's a great...  Read More

Bud's Chicken & Seafood has made feeding the whole family affordable and delicious since 1957. With seven locations in the Palm Beach/West Palm Beach area, it's clear to see that Bud's serves up a winning recipe when it comes to soul food....  Read More

No one understands just how great pairing fried chicken and waffles is better than Bay Bay's Chicken & Waffles. Try either of West Palm Beach's two locations for the signature chicken and waffle meal or get creative and add a specialty...  Read More

Boynton Beach

Walking into a Cracker Barrel makes it easy to see why the chain has been popular over the years for serving up hearty, home-style meals. The front of the restaurant contains a gift shop, meant to invoke nostalgia of when life was simpler and...  Read More

When you're in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to checkout Howley's Restaurant Est. 1950. The restaurant is located in one of the area's mostpleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine.The menu...  Read More


Meet Kristopher Neild

Kris is a South Florida resident, living close to the coast in West Palm Beach. The area lets him delve into his vices - beaching, bar-hopping and baseball. Besides writing about travel &...  More About Kristopher

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