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Dockside Dining | Guanabanas

Stephen Brown

Guanabanas | Jupiter

The lush jungle motif and tiki vibe has made Jupiter’s little slice of paradise one of the most popular spots to dock a boat and grab a bite. Guanabanas, named after the sweetly sour fruit, is an outdoor oasis where every seat has an exceptional view and the Caribbean-inspired menu serves South Florida’s seemingly insatiable appetite for fresh-caught snapper and sweet plantains.

Guanabanas - dockside and waterfront dining in Jupiter, Florida

   While the conch fritters and Cuban pork tacos are popular favorites, Guanabanas’ real claim to fame is being the spot to grab a drink and enjoy the ambiance and live entertainment. The stage comes alive with reggae, rock steady, jazz and rock musicians performing every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and the cocktails are inventive and always chilled to perfection. For a local favorite, the A1A Lemonade ($8.75) is a cold and refreshing morning pick-me-up, while the Dolphin Puncher ($9) is a citrusy rum punch with a kick of sour guanabana juice added for good measure.

Bar at Guanabanas tiki style restaurant

   Boater-friendly, Guanabanas sits along the Jupiter Creek across from Burt Reynolds Park. The bar and grill has 13 boat slips and sits next to the public floating dock that can hold another eight. However, access is limited to smaller vessels because of two bridges with high water marks at around 14 feet (check the tide before attempting the bridges; the northern span is a bit shorter).  For those looking to make a paddle of it, Blueline Paddle mans a stand-up paddle rental spot off the dock, so you can burn a few calories before hitting the bar.

997 N. A1A, Jupiter, 561-747-8878

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