The Habit Burger Grill — 1801 N. Federal Highway, Delray Beach, 561-265-0934. What began in California in 1969 has grown to five other states, including this first Florida location. Chargrilled burgers and tempura green beans are exceptional, along with several grilled sandwiches. Inexpensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 9-30-15. Hotdog-Opolis – 6020 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-988-5959. All manner of creatively-topped tubular meat treats, including Chicago Vienna Beef hot dogs and a dozen exotic game sausages, await at this unassuming strip mall eatery run by ex-New Yorkers and ex-Chicagoans Harvey and Judy Loewenstein. French fries and knishes are good too. Inexpensive. Lunch, supper. Reviewed 6-28-17. Jimmy’s Fries to Caviar — 6299 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-617-5965. Chef Jimmy Mills’ eclectic menu indeed offers fries and caviar, but also cheeseburgers and duck. Its something-for-everyone approach is a success. Closed Mondays. Expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 4-29-16. 32 East – 32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-276-7868. John Thomas replaced beloved longtime chef Nick Morfogen last year, and has added delicious new dishes and a lighter touch to the menu. Food, cocktails, wine and service all shine. After two decades, this stalwart of Atlantic Avenue remains one of the best restaurants in South Florida. Dinner. Expensive. Reviewed 4-28-17.
M&MThai Café — 891E. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton, 561-826-7749. Chefowner May Natural brings the bold flavors of her native Thailand to this cozy and sometimes cramped spot near the beach, featuring light and healthy dishes with herbs she grows in her home garden. Papaya salad, soups and spicy pork salad are winners. Lunch, dinner. Moderate. Reviewed 3-10-17. Sushigo — 477 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-347-7888. You’ll find near perfection on a plate at this Japanese restaurant run by a chef who spent five years at Nobu in Miami Beach. Moderatevery expensive. Lunch, dinner.