Palm Beach County Restaurants
The sunshine isn't all that's bright in this coastal paradise. From Cuban classics to local favorites, we've found three can't-miss spots for innovative South Florida cuisine.
Little Moir's Food Shack
I was warned about Little Moir's, but not because of its location (a strip mall in Jupiter, Florida, about 15 miles north of West Palm Beach with a sign that states: Food Shack). Mainly, I heard that it would be impossible to get in.
Good challenges are enticing, as is Michael Moir's cuisine. I found a seat at the crowded counter next to a regular (everyone who eats here becomes a regular), who also happened to be the founder of the Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum, located just across the highway from the Shack. Never mind celebrities, it's the food that captivates.
The crew serves up refreshingly simple and creative fare such as Conch Gazpacho or the fresh catch of the day, crusted with everything from sweet potatoes or yucca to lemongrass or tortillas. Most dishes are served with greens and an unusual dressing, such as banana-blueberry salsa or cherryaki.
I wanted to try all of the daily specials, but it would have taken awhile, and I didn't want to be scorned by the hungry diners waiting to get in. I definitely want to come back to the best little food shack in Florida. 103 South U.S. 1, Jupiter; (561) 741-3626. Entrées: $14-$20.