By: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer
There’s a great reason to head over to Boston’s on the Beach this summer, and it has nothing to do with the incredible oceanfront view, entertaining band lineup, or perfect game-watching seats at the bar. While all of those things do play a large part in the restaurant’s success and popularity, those are not the reasons why Boston’s should be on your radar right now. This legendary beachfront hotspot has unveiled a new all-day menu that features fresh-caught seafood and creative, New England style cuisine.
Boston’s on the Beach has been a premier sports bar, entertainment venue and restaurant in Delray Beach for the past 35 years, and has been dubbed the official destination for New England sports. Whether you’re visiting from out of town, or you’re just another local soaking up the Delray Beach sun, Boston’s is a crowd pleaser for hungry beach-goers as they’re heading toward or coming off the sand.
New appetizers include the Devilish Eggs with smoked salmon mousse, crispy bacon and fried Ipswich clams; five-onion dip with caramelized onions, served with perfectly crispy house-made potato chips; spicy hummus with roasted jalapeños, corn, tomato and avocado relish, served with plantain chips; the artisan cheese board filled with Chef’s choice of seasonal fruits, honeys and jams; sesame-seared Ahi tuna with teriyaki glaze, seaweed salad and wasabi cream; and mussels with roasted shallots, white-wine-chili broth and fresh tomatoes. The mussels come with a few pieces of crusty Italian bread, but you made want to ask for a few more. No broth left behind!
Boston’s does serve typical bar food such as nachos, fried calamari and burgers, but since their main focus is on New England style seafood, there are a not-so-typical items too — things you may not see at your average sports bar. One of their most popular dishes is the classic lobster roll, which you can get with a side of crispy seasoned fries, Cape Cod chips, or the island mango slaw. Insider tip: if you decide on the fries, get a side of the slaw too. It’s well worth trying!
The lobster roll may be delicious, but it’s not a new addition to the menu. More new items include the grilled shrimp salad with young arugula, roasted butternut squash, Granny Smith apples, sun-dried cranberries, goat cheese, and toasted pumpkin seeds with maple balsamic vinaigrette; The Big Papi with shaved ribeye, sautéed peppers and onions, and provolone cheese on a toasted hoagie roll; and Boston’s twist on a classic BLT that highlights the fresh Florida flavors that Boston’s is proud to serve their customers. The SBLT features a patty made of 5-spiced local shrimp topped with thick-cut applewood bacon, tomato and pickled ginger slaw.
New burgers include the Hot ’N Spicy made with Boston’s signature custom beef grind and topped with green chilies, guacamole, tomato, greens, Monterey Jack cheese, jalapeño, and spicy aioli; and the salmon burger. Fresh salmon is blended with capers, dill, mustard and Old Bay seasoning — no breadcrumbs or filler! It’s topped with arugula, sun-dried tomato tapenade, sliced cucumber and roasted red onions, and served on a multigrain bun.
If you thought the new food was good, check out their refreshing list of craft cocktails too. Enjoy the Summer Sangria, made with either red or white wine and seasonal fruit; the Rock-A-Rita with Bacardi Coconut Rum, Sauza Signature Blue 100% Agave Tequila, persian lime and Valencia orange juices, 100% organic agave nectar and splash of fresh pineapple; the Spiked Raspberry Lemonade with New Amsterdam Red Berry Vodka, fresh raspberries, cold pressed lemon juice and a touch of 100% agave nectar; or the Mango Mule with Bacardi Mango Rum, fresh muddled oranges and topped with ginger beer. If you’re a Bloody Mary lover, you’ll want to try The Wicked Mary. It’s made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, premium imported San Marzano tomatoes, pure squeezed celery and lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and fresh-grated horseradish, rimmed with grey celtic sea salt and Old Bay, topped with pepper jack cheese, “filthy” red piri piri pepper-stuffed olives, celery and a colossal shrimp.
Next time you’re sunbathing on the beach in Delray and need a snack, hop across the street to Boston’s! Boston’s on the Beach is located at 40 South Ocean Blvd. (A1A) in Delray Beach, Florida.