It's a treasure trove of gustatory surprises waiting to be explored.
While this list showcases some remarkable restaurants, it's important to note there are many other exceptional dining establishments in Margate that are not featured here. Our aim is not just to guide you to popular eateries but to encourage you to venture out and experience the city's diverse culinary landscape for yourself.
"Taste Of Grace" Gill's Kitchen
If you're looking for a culinary delight in the heart of our city, then you need to head to "Taste Of Grace" Gill's Kitchen.
This place is more than just a restaurant - it's a journey to the Caribbean without leaving the city.
A word to the wise: do not miss out on their Oxtail.
It's so good that it'll make your taste buds sing a melody of flavors.
The meat falls right off the bone, it's tender, and juicy, and coupled with the unique blend of spices, it's a dish you'd want to have over and over again.
I honestly think it's a dish that would seduce even the strictest of vegetarians.
But the Oxtail is not the sole star of the show at Gill's Kitchen.
Every dish on their menu is like a slice of the Caribbean served right on your plate.
The authenticity of the flavors hits you with each bite.
It's like a symphony of tastes that leaves you craving for more.
The Hangout Bar & Grill
There are just a few places that make you feel right at home, as The Hangout Bar & Grill does.
I've spent countless evenings here, in the heart of Florida, soaking up the local vibe over a beer.
This little gem in our city is often visited by locals and travelers alike, making it a melting pot of exciting conversations and shared experiences.
The Hangout Bar & Grill is one of those places that never disappoint.
Whether it's a sunny day or a starry night, this place has a unique charm that makes you want to come back.
With a variety of drinks to choose from and a delicious grill menu, I often find myself in a delightful dilemma.
What I love most about the place is that it's not just a bar and grill.
It's a space where you can meet new people, listen to some great music, and just unwind after a long week.
It's the kind of place you'd want to take your loved ones to or even just spend a quiet evening by yourself.
Did I mention the location?
It's perfectly set, making it easy for anyone in the city to drop by.
“Mamma mia, what a delight!” That's what I always end up exclaiming after a meal at Pasta And.
Nestled in South Florida, this cozy Italian eatery is my secret haven, a place I head to when I crave some authentic Italian flavors.
Oh, the joys of living so close to this place!
The moment you step in, the scent of fresh homemade pasta envelops you, setting the stage for an enchanting culinary journey.
The best part?
Their menu is a delight to explore, particularly the sections dedicated to raviolis and risotto.
Let me tell you, their pear ravioli with a light cheesy sauce is something to die for.
I still remember the first time I tasted it – the combination of sweet pear and tangy cheese melted in my mouth, leaving me grinning like a Cheshire cat.
Whether it’s a last-minute dinner plan or a special occasion, I make sure to reserve a table at Pasta And.
This place books up pretty fast, and given the mouthwatering food and the delightful ambiance, it's no surprise.
There's something incredibly comforting about starting my day at Toasted Café.
It's like stepping into a warm embrace, with the scent of freshly brewed coffee and sizzling eggs wafting through the air.
The place is a gleaming gem tucked away in Margate.
The first time I walked into Toasted Café, I knew this was something special.
It's that quaint little joint in the city where everybody knows your name, the kind of place that welcomes you with open arms.
Well, let me tell you, it was like breakfast nirvana.
My order was done just the way I liked it, impeccable and delicious beyond words.
I still remember my first bite into their succulent eggs - it was so good I almost yelled out in joy.
There's something to be said about the place's hospitality as well.
They're the kind of people who keep your tea cups filled and your spirits high.
Their smiles are as warm as their delicious coffee, and their service is nothing short of exceptional.
But what really sets Toasted Café apart for me is its ambiance.
It's small and cozy, a place that feels like home.
Every visit is an experience, a memory to cherish.
Whether it's a casual visit on a whim or a planned breakfast destination, the café has never failed to delight me.
I mean, who can resist the allure of their flavorsome hollandaise and their perfectly fried potatoes?
Definitely not me.
The Gem Eatery
Who said you need to travel far and wide to experience culinary brilliance?
Right in the heart of Margate, we have our own treasure trove of taste - The Gem Eatery.
Each visit to this place is a delightful experience that leaves my taste buds dancing with joy.
A few days ago, I woke up with a craving for a hearty breakfast.
Instead of cooking, I decided to treat myself and ordered a takeout from The Gem Eatery.
I cannot emphasize enough the brilliance of their French toast – it's fluffy, rich, and quite literally melted in my mouth.
It was the perfect way to kickstart my day.
When I have more time on my hands, I love to dine in at this cozy local eatery.
Their service is top-tier, and the ambiance gives you the true hometown feel that I adore.
Every dish is homemade and crafted with love, making each bite a gastronomic delight.
I must mention their biscuits and gravy – a dish that my out-of-town friends crave whenever they're visiting.
The biscuits are scrumptious, and the gravy doesn't come out of a bag - it's made from scratch, just like everything else at The Gem Eatery.
And oh, you simply cannot leave this place without trying their ridiculously good cinnamon rolls!
This place has become my go-to spot for comfort food.
Shanguls Restaurant & Juice Bar
Every once in a while, I find myself craving the flavors of Jamaica.
Lucky for me, I don't need a plane ticket to get a taste of these Caribbean delights.
Just a short drive away is Shanguls Jamaican Restaurant & Juice Bar, my go-to spot for a quick fix of Jamaican cuisine.
The first time I walked into Shanguls, I was instantly taken by the chill, laid-back atmosphere.
It's like stepping into a little slice of Jamaica right here in our city.
The menu is filled with Jamaican classics, and their juice and smoothie bar is not to be missed.
I remember ordering a brown stew veggie plate and a side of jerk chicken - the flavors were explosive!
And their chickpeas - oh, my goodness, they were a revelation.
I also treated myself to a strawberry-up smoothie, which was, hands down, one of the best I've ever had.
I drank it so fast I was left wishing I had ordered a large.
Antojitos Salvadoreños Restaurant
From the bustling streets of our hometown to the cozy comfort of Antojitos Salvadoreños restaurant, the flavorful journey is one that leaves a lasting impression.
The restaurant manages to preserve a certain authenticity with its food.
The thickness of their tortillas is something I find quite comforting, a hearty bite that leaves you feeling satiated.
The ambiance, on the other hand, is reminiscent of a neighborhood cafeteria.
It has a certain charm to it, but a few more decorative touches could really elevate the atmosphere and give it that warm, inviting appeal.
Pho Gia Vi
I must say, the joy of discovering an authentic Vietnamese restaurant right here, just a short drive from our home, is beyond words.
A 20-minute ride led us to a culinary haven at Pho Gia Vi.
Believe me when I say the food here is as delicious as it is in Vietnam.
We ordered the spicy beef vermicelli noodle, brisket, flank pho, and pork egg rolls - all of which were nothing short of spectacular.
The pho dac biet was a standout, the broth and meat blending together to create a symphony of flavors.
Be warned, though, the medium-sized bowl is a deceptive name.
It's enormous and able to satisfy even the hungriest of stomachs.
But it's not just the food that's impressive.
The service at Pho Gia Vi truly makes you feel like a valued guest.
This, combined with the reasonable prices, has cemented Pho Gia Vi as a must-visit spot for us.
And for those concerned about practicalities, worry not.
They have ample parking on the premises, and they're pet-friendly too.
Plus, you can pay by card.
Jasmine Thai & Sushi
Oh, you haven’t lived until you've experienced the explosion of flavors at Jasmine Thai & Sushi.
Nestled in the heart of our community, this trendy restaurant serves up a tantalizing array of authentic Thai dishes and sushi, all in a laid-back, contemporary setting.
When you walk in, you might be surprised by how dimly lit it is - almost as dark as a coal mine!
But don't let that deter you.
It only adds to the overall intimate ambiance.
You’ll quickly get used to it, and it gives the place a unique charm.
The menu is extensive, featuring everything from sushi to traditional Thai dishes.
One time, I tried the soft-shell crab, and boy, was it wonderful!
A delicate crunch followed by the sweet, succulent flesh of the crab - an absolute sensory delight.
On another visit, I had their beef sateh with Thai chili and peanut sauce.
Let me tell you, it was to die for!
But if you're an adventurous eater like myself, you must try the Volcano Chicken.
It arrives at your table sizzling on a skillet, the aroma wafting up and teasing your senses before you even take a bite.
And when you do, the flavors simply erupt in your mouth.
The Garlic Shrimp is another winner with its robust pepper sauce, and their unique take on Crab Rangoon is something you don’t want to miss.
If you're a sweet tooth, make sure to save some room for their Thai donuts.
Trust me, you'll want to box up most of your dinner just to have space for this heavenly dessert.
It's All Greek to Me! Grill
When the craving for fresh, hearty Greek cuisine hits, I know exactly where to turn: It's All Greek to Me! Grill.
This local gem is my weekly indulgence, a culinary trip to Athens right in our city.
The contemporary, casual setting combined with the aroma of a sizzling grill instantly transported me to sun-drenched Greek islands.
Some might say I'm a regular, greeted with warm smiles and friendly hellos.
I can't resist their small Greek salad, a bountiful platter of crisp romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and feta cheese, topped with succulent grilled chicken.
And let me tell you, at It's All Greek to Me! Grill, 'small' is a misnomer.
Even their smaller portions are generous enough to satiate my appetite.
Their pita bread is soft and fluffy, the perfect accompaniment to their salads and entrees.
And the fries!
Oh, the fries!
The way they're crispy on the outside yet soft and fresh inside is a culinary feat that I'm yet to find anywhere else.
I often find myself ordering an extra serving, they're that good!
What about the service, you ask?
Swift and professional, yet warm and friendly.
From order to serving, the wait time is less than 10 minutes.
And while you wait, you can enjoy a chilled beer or wine, soaking in the vibrant ambiance.
Vo An Vietnamese Restaurant
Every once in a while, my taste buds crave the authenticity of Vietnamese cuisine, and on such occasions, Vo An Vietnamese Restaurant is my go-to place.
You know what they say if you want to experience the culture, taste the food, and at Vo An, it's an experience you wouldn't want to miss.
The first thing that strikes me every time I walk into Vo An is the ambiance - it’s humble yet welcoming.
No frills, no fancy decor, just the wafting aroma of delicious Vietnamese food being prepared.
The menu is extensive, taking you on a flavorful journey with dishes that go beyond your typical Pho.
The vermicelli with sliced pork and veggies and the pork dumplings are a must-try.
If you're searching for comfort food, look no further.
Another thing I love about this restaurant is its generous portions.
It really gives you value for your money, with huge platters that are perfect for sharing with friends and family.
My personal favorite is the Banh Hoi with grilled pork.
Pair it up with their exquisite passion fruit drink - it’s a bit sweet at first, but as the ice melts down, it becomes a delightful blend of refreshing flavors.
One of the most heartwarming elements is watching Vietnamese families come in with their children, adding a homey vibe to the atmosphere.
They are friendly and accommodating and ensure you have an amazing dining experience.
Ever had one of those days where nothing but a massive, cheese-dripping, thin-crusted slice of pizza would do?
Well, on one such day, fate led me to La Pizzeria, a humble eatery tucked away in a local strip mall.
The minute I walked in, the old-school charm of the place grabbed me.
It was bustling with people and yet, had this quaint, almost cozy feel to it.
The aroma of baking pizza dough and delicious Italian dishes lingered in the air, a delightful scent that made my stomach rumble in anticipation.
I decided to go for their lunch special - a vast array of options for any hungry soul.
I chose the gnocchi, and I can't even begin to describe the burst of flavors that dish had.
The portion size was generous, and I savored every mouthful.
But the showstopper had to be their garlic rolls.
Freshly baked, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and paired with heavenly garlic butter - nothing short of dope!
And let's not forget the pizza.
I couldn't help but glance at the gargantuan slices my neighboring customers were devouring.
When the craving for sushi hits, my first choice is always Nakama Sushi.
This quaint family-owned restaurant located in our city has recently undergone a revamp under new management, and trust me, they have upped their game.
Their menu now is a delightful fusion of traditional Thai favorites and experimental rolls, all served in a simplified yet inviting ambiance.
My first encounter with the renovated Nakama Sushi was an evening out with friends.
As we walked in, the new, fresh look of the place caught my eye instantly.
One of the standout dishes that we tried was their hot garlic edamame - a fantastic starter.
If you're in the mood for something unique, I highly recommend the Truffle Roll.
I was intrigued by the idea of pairing truffles with sushi, and it was indeed a delightful surprise.
The flavors were excellently balanced, making it a must-try for all sushi lovers.
La Bamba Mexican Spanish Restaurant II
What a long day!
The work was piling up and I was yearning for a drink to take the edge off.
So, what better way to unwind than with a Golden Margarita at La Bamba Mexican Spanish Restaurant II?
Let me tell you, this place is a gem in the city.
The festive surroundings instantly lifted my spirits, and the extensive selection of Pan-Latin dishes was just the cherry on top of the cake.
Upon arrival, they served us chips and salsa to munch on as we sipped on our cocktails.
And when it was time for dinner, we opted for their Carne Asada.
Now, I'm no food critic, but believe me when I say it was an excellent choice!
The meat was perfectly cooked, and the refried beans and rice accompanying it were just as good.
But what really sets this restaurant apart is the people.
The bartenders were incredibly affable, making our evening all the more enjoyable.
And just when we thought the night couldn't get any better, we had a tequila shot with an orange that had cinnamon on it.
It was an interesting combo but delectable nonetheless.
In between errands, I've also popped into La Bamba for lunch.
The El Loco Burro is a must-try if you're in the mood for a burrito.
Whenever the urge to escape to a tropical paradise strikes, I find myself at Valencia's Caribbean Fusion Restaurant.
The lively ambiance, filled with the rhythms of a live DJ or the harmonies of live entertainment, catapults me straight into the heart of the Caribbean.
Every evening is like a mini vacation right here in our city, complete with an array of delightful dishes to teleport my taste buds to the tropical islands.
Their service is quite commendable, always striving to ensure that customers have a pleasant experience.
I vividly remember one of their recent parties - a vibrant high school reunion.
The place was perfectly spacious, immaculately clean, and the girls at the bar outdid themselves with their impeccable customer service.
It's not just the ambiance and service that stand out, but the food is a winner too.
The jerk chicken pasta is a personal favorite, and it never disappoints.
Every bite is a flavorful fusion of Caribbean spices, a true testament to the culinary skill on display at Valencia's.
Sr. Ceviche Margate
Every time I step into Sr. Ceviche Margate, it's like embarking on a culinary adventure.
The moment you step through the doors, you're instantly greeted with warm smiles and an inviting atmosphere.
But the real magic begins when the food arrives at your table.
The flavors at Sr.Ceviche are nothing short of extraordinary.
Fresh fish and delectable entrees leave you wanting more with each bite.
And don't even get me started on the spices!
Their blend is just the right amount of kick to their dishes, making each mouthful an experience worth savoring.
They take the time to explain the special flavors in their dishes, making you feel part of the Sr.Ceviche family.
And talk about value for money!
The price point at Sr.Ceviche is impressively reasonable, especially considering the quality and presentation of the food.
Plus, they always seem to have some delightful surprises in store, like the little corn nuts they give as a takeaway.
Pearl of the Island Caribbean Cuisine
I remember the first time I walked into Pearl of the Island Caribbean Cuisine, a chill, counter-serve cafe nestled in our tropical paradise.
Filled with the aroma of fritay and jerk chicken, this little cafe quickly reignites memories of my Caribbean vacations.
Their menu is a love letter to Caribbean cuisine, written in the language of spices and flavors.
The tantalizing jerk chicken, crispy and succulent, easily became my favorite.
For those craving a little taste of Haiti, their Fritay Griot is a must-try - a delectable dish that will leave you wanting more.
From allowing me to customize my order to their warm customer service, their passion for food and commitment to their customer's satisfaction is evident in every aspect.
However, what keeps pulling me back is their macaroni and cheese.
I added it as a side on my first visit, and boy, was it worth the wait!
It took about 30 minutes to prepare, but trust me, every second is worth it.
Freshly made and loaded with flavors, it's the kind of dish that makes you close your eyes in pure gastronomical bliss.
I can't forget to mention the level of cleanliness maintained at this place - it's spotless, a feature that isn't too common.
My favorite days are when I can slip into Atlantic Pho - a local gem tucked into the heart of Margate.
This place is a cozy sanctuary serving up authentic Vietnamese rice noodle soups and other traditional fare that hits the spot every single time.
It's the kind of place where you can hang back, enjoy your food while catching a game on their TVs - a laid-back bistro indeed.
I've had a rough day at work.
The soothing broth of their Pho has the power to turn my day around.
Their Braised Beef Egg Noodle soup is a revelation.
The beef, exceptionally tender, melts in your mouth, and the soup, perfectly braised, isn't too overpowering.
Pair that with their BBQ Pork Rolls, grilled to perfection, and you're in for an unforgettable dining experience.
Grace of God Restaurant
If you're craving Haitian cuisine, you might be tempted to visit Grace of God Restaurant.
Let me tell you, my experience there was a rollercoaster of flavors - and in a good way.
I've been a regular patron for over two years and for a reason.
I decided to order the fried turkey, while my coworker opted for the stew chicken.
Our excitement quickly turned into disappointment as we dug into our meals.
Both the turkey and the rice were cooked just fine.
The turkey was served in strip-like pieces and was incredibly juicy.
The macaroni and stew chicken were also flavorful.
We also receive generous portions.
Pho Saigon Cuisine
Sometimes, you just crave a taste of the exotic; a meal that transports you right to the streets of Vietnam.
For those moments, Pho Saigon Cuisine is my go-to spot.
Flavors are authentic, bold, and absolutely delicious.
My journey here often begins with a cup of their Vietnamese iced coffee.
Prepared the traditional way, using actual coffee grounds instead of resorting to bottled mix, it’s a refreshing kick-start to the flavors that follow.
The menu is a delightful mix of noodle and rice soups, embodying the heart and soul of Vietnamese cuisine.
Their Vegetable Pho; a beautiful medley of fresh, crisp vegetables swimming in a rich beef broth is simply out of this world.
It's a dish that truly showcases the magic of Vietnamese cuisine - simple ingredients coming together to create something complex and captivating.
There's also something to be said about their version of the Pho dac biet.
It’s a hearty bowl of soup packed with steak, brisket, tendon, and meatballs.
Each bite packs a punch, and the meat is cooked to tender perfection.
And then there's the Combination Bowl - a vibrant assembly of grilled marinated pork, grilled shrimp, spring roll, and fresh veggies, all served atop a bed of vermicelli.
A burst of flavors and textures, it’s a dish that has never failed to impress.
The restaurant itself has a warm, welcoming vibe.
It might not be located in the most glamorous shopping center, but let that not deter you.
The ambiance inside is cozy and comfortable, and the food...the food is just exquisite.
Let me take you back in time.
Picture a classic American diner, complete with a retro setting and a menu as extensive; it will make your head spin.
That's exactly what I experienced at Lester's Diner, nestled in the heart of Margate.
The moment I walked in, I felt a sense of nostalgia washing over me.
The interior was reminiscent of the iconic diner from TV Show “Happy Days”, the perfect hangout spot of my dreams.
The table was already set with menus, a small, considerate gesture that added to the charm of the place.
Now, let's get to the most important part - the food.
The menu is a delightful mix of American staples, all-day breakfast, and even Greek diner dishes.
Their Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms served with two sides and a soup or salad, is a must-try.
It was so delicious, it was almost a surprise.
I couldn’t help but marvel at the size of their Spinach Pie, which was so generous, I couldn’t finish it.
And their Onion Rings?
Picture perfect and delicious down to the last bite.
On one occasion, my partner ordered a turkey club, and we discovered that mayo was served on the side.
This unusual policy piqued our curiosity, adding to our list of Lester's unique traits.
Lucky City Restaurant
Every now and then, my palate craves something a little different, something a bit exotic.
That's when I head over to Lucky City Restaurant, a local treasure tucked away in our city.
This informal, diner-style joint is my go-to whenever I feel the itch for some Caribbean flair or a taste from the Orient.
I remember the first time I went to Lucky City - it was a bit of a drive from Lake Worth, but boy, was it worth it.
I ordered the curry fish and roti, and let me tell you, it was delicious.
I might not be a connoisseur of Caribbean cuisine, but I could tell they had the flavors spot on.
And the portions?
I could barely finish a third of my meal before I started feeling full.
Since then, I've ventured back several times, each visit just as satisfying as the last.
I've tried a variety of dishes from their extensive Caribbean menu, each one more flavorful and enticing than the last.
But it doesn't stop there, they also have a smaller Chinese menu for those moments when I fancy a fusion of cultures on my plate.
And let's not forget about that hot food!
There's nothing like biting into a dish that's fresh off the stove.
The warmth, the aroma, the wonderful flavor - it just screams comfort food.
Bohio Latin Flavors
It's a Saturday evening, and as a gust of warm air brushes my face, there's nothing I crave more than a hearty meal.
And where better to quench my appetite than at Bohio Latin Flavors, a hidden gem tucked into the heart of Margate?
It's low-key, a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle, and its sparsely decorated interior evokes a sense of homely comfort.
The first bite into their Dominican comfort dishes is a burst of bold, authentic tastes that transports me right to the heart of the Caribbean.
The food is always fresh, never fails to impress, and continues to be the highlight of my cravings.
Whether it's a lazy morning breakfast or a family dinner, Bohio has got you covered!
And the best part?
They cater, too, making it the perfect solution for those impromptu gatherings or lazy evenings when you just don't feel like cooking.
The weekends are my favorite time to visit.
With a live DJ tuning up the ambiance, the place comes alive, providing a perfect backdrop to enjoy the delicious spread.
Each restaurant brings something unique to the table, making it a great place for food lovers.
The comfort food at "Taste Of Grace" Gill's Kitchen brings me back to my childhood, while the creative dishes at The Gem Eatery never fail to surprise my palate.
Whether you're a resident or just passing through, you'll be sure to leave Margate with a full stomach and fond food memories.