Best of Delray

Liz Dzuro

The best beach, eats, and drinks of Delray


A1A and Atlantic Ave

Take any exit out of the Boca campus and head east. Make a left onto Federal Highway and head north. Go right onto Atlantic Avenue, head east and park anywhere.

Top reasons it’s the best:

1. The public beach covers a lot of area, so there is plenty of space to pick a spot where you won’t feel too crowded.

2.It’s close to downtown shops, restaurants and bars.

3.There’s lots of free public parking all over the avenue, and you can walk to the beach from there. You can also park at the meters on A1A, or at Anchor Park, which is a bit south of Atlantic Avenue on A1A.


Crepes by the Sea

6 NE 5th Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33483

(561) 243-2004

Crepes can be eaten for breakfast or lunch or as a snack. This thin French pancake can be used to wrap an omelet, sandwich meats, salads or sweet desserts.

Crepes by the Sea has a menu with traditional French-style crepes, like the Lox and spinach breakfast crepe. But they also have an inventive and humorous style, like the ham or turkey and cheese crepes called “Ricky Bobby” and “Jean Girard” — references to Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen’s character’s fight about crepes or “really thin pancakes” in the movie Talladega Nights.

The dessert crepes are the best. You can choose your toppings. Desert crepes can come with Nutella, maple syrup, brown sugar, powdered sugar, freshly sliced banana and strawberries, whipped cream or ice cream. There’s even a PB&J crepe.

To compliment almost any selection of crepe is their coffee, made from a home roast. You can choose from an espresso, macchiato, café latte or cappuccino, or get any of that iced with an option to make it an ice cream float.

FUN FACT: The crepe mix they use is kosher.


Pepe’s Hideaway

1045 E. Atlantic Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33483

(561) 276-3570

Pepe’s Hideaway might sound like some sort of gentlemen’s club, but if you can get past the street-front shops, you’ll find a little hole-in-the-wall bar that always seems be on a happy hour special and has good music playing from the jukebox.

The décor is mostly horse racing photos and jockey shirts, but there’s also a prominent amount of Boston Red Sox memorabilia. As long as you’re not wearing a Yankees jersey, the bartender will serve you cheap beer and keep you entertained all night.

There’s also an open pool table in the middle of the room and they hold poker tournaments a few nights a week.