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.