People will be coming from around the country to attend ESTO 2016 in Boca Raton. If you’re like us, you want to know where to grab a bite or drink in between sessions or after hours. We did some digging around in the Boca Raton food scene so that you don’t have to when you’re hungry and busy at ESTO 2016.
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Due to the Resort’s seclusion on the beach (poor you), there aren’t many options within walking distance, so all of these restaurants are less than an eight minute drive away for the most part. Grab a cab or your rental car and go explore the flavours Boca Raton has to offer!
Quick and Casual Food
If you’re on the hunt for a quick bite in between conference events, look no further. Here are some recommendations for a delicious, casual meal.
Specialty: Eclectic, unique menu that features American comfort food with a twist
Address: 297 East Palmetto Park Road (5 minute drive)
Specialty: The Juicy Lucy has been deemed the “best burger in town” by several local review sites – sounds like a must try!
Address: 980 North Federal Highway (11 minute drive)
Specialty: Cold-pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and other organic foods
Address: 197 South Federal Highway (4 minute drive)
Address: 851 South Federal Highway (4 minute drive/15 minute walk)
Specialty: Best Italian subs and meatball sandwiches in town
Address: 2621 North Federal Highway (10 minute drive)
Specialty: A quaint cafe serving fresh salads, sandwiches, homemade soups and muffins
Address: 364 East Palmetto Park Road, Site 3 (5 minute drive)
Formal and Sit down Restaurants
Check out these dining options for an enjoyable sit down meal after a long day of conference events and networking. There are plenty of restaurants serving up tasty fresh fish – after all, you are right on the coast of Atlantic Florida!
Specialty: A bright, fresh menu with lots of seafood options, and an excellent brunch menu if you have a morning off
Address: 234 North Ocean Drive, Deerfield Beach (6 minute drive)
Specialty: Thai restaurant serving incomparable ramen and delicious pad thai
Address: 217 East Palmetto Park Road (5 minute drive)
Specialty: Inventive noodle menu and a great happy hour
Address: 431 Plaza Real (8 minute drive)
Specialty: A contemporary gastropub with unique dishes and craft cocktails
Address: 451 East Palmetto Park Road (5 minute drive)
Specialty: Impressive buffet offering a large selection of fresh sushi
Address: 145 SE Mizner Blvd (4 minute drive)
Specialty: Classic greek eats and cocktails with a covered patio
Address: 507 SE Mizner Blvd (4 min drive)
Any of these establishments are perfect for winding down at the end of the night, whether you’re looking to grab drinks and snacks with your team or jam out to some awesome live music.
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Specialty: Long list of wines and tapas style menu
HAPPY HOUR: Tuesday – Sunday 5pm – 7pm | $5 wines, $2 tacos, $4 Full Sail bottles, 25% off all bottles of wine
Address: 409 SE Mizner Blvd (5 minute drive)
Specialty: An after-hours venue with cold, cheap beer and live bands playing most weekends
Address: 435 Plaza Real (7 minute drive)
Specialty: Warm, welcoming atmosphere featuring Irish pub fare and live music
Address: 111 SE Mizner Blvd (4 minute drive)
Specialty: Specialty cocktails, live music and original house made absinthe. There is an outdoor patio and tasty Caribbean-American snacks available.
Address: 99 SE Mizner Blvd #114 (4 minute drive)
Coffee & Treats
You are going to need your caffeine and sugar fix during your time at ESTO, so you might as well do it right! These cafes are highly regarded amongst locals for a superior cup of coffee and tasty pastries and treats.
Specialty: A cafe featuring delicious breakfast, lunch, homemade desserts and the BEST cappuccino in Boca Raton.
Address: 410 Via De Palmas (5 minute drive)
Specialty: Coffee, espresso and fresh squeezed juices and smoothies made from locally sourced fruit
Address: 199 West Palmetto Park Road (7 minute drive)
Specialty: Traditional baked goods, both sweet and savoury – it’s worth a stop in for a taste of France in South Florida.
Address: 100 Plaza Real South (4 minute drive)
#ESTO16 is approaching quickly and we can’t wait to see what Boca Raton has to offer.
If you consider yourself a foodie, then you won’t want to miss the “Everyone’s gotta eat” session CrowdRiff is sponsoring on August 29 at 4pm. We hope to see you there! Tweet @CrowdRiff or come find us for a conversation on why over 100 DMOs are using our visual influence platform to reach more travellers.
Header Photo Credit: Meghan McKenna