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Howley's

4700 S Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2929
(561) 833-5691

 
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Howley's Restaurant West Palm Beach

Reviewed by Stephen R. Lang 

Rueben sandwich at Howley's Diner West Palm Beach FloridaDon’t you just love discovering Great American Restaurants that actually have amazing food and a vast menu?  Well, West Palm Beach’s treasure would definitely have to be Howley’s a diner-style restaurant on South Dixie Highway.  This is the place to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner and post-clubbing refreshment and nourishment.   

First, let’s just talk about the fact that Howley’s has been a staple and landmark in the West Palm/Lake Worth area since Patrick J. Howley opened it in 1950 and has been revamped to be a modern restaurant with a classic diner chic.  Having been recommended by a friend an West Palm native as The only place to go after midnight, Howley’s lived up to it’s expectations and much more.  When arriving at Howley’s late night, their strategically placed table top drop lights illuminate this atomic styled restaurant to make you feel like you are in the 1960 and should have a Jackson Pollock behind you.  It would not surprise you if some Beatnik came strolling in with all black including beret, sit down, and read some underground newspaper.  On the flip side, it would not be a stretch of the imagination to see a family of five come in at 8 AM and order Flapjacks and French Toast. 

Big Mac Style Sandwich at Howley's Diner West Palm Beach FloridaHowley’s has everything that you could possibly want and at a price you could afford.  Their menu is large (literally—good luck holding it up) and features everything from Spinach and Artichoke Dip and Fried Calamari to Meatloaf Sandwiches and Tuna Melts, Greek and Caesar Salads to Turkey Clubs and B.L.T.s.  They have category such as “From the Land” that feature things like NY Strip Steak and Country Fried Steak as well as Chicken Pot Pie and Mojo Marinated Grilled Steak.   Another category is “From the Sea” that feature such things as Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes as well as sushi grade Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna and Jumbo Gulf Fried Shrimp.  Their Rueben was possibly the most perfect sandwich—short of the infamous Carnegie Deli’s One Pound sandwich.  It was not only a two-handed masterpiece but a fun feat to accomplish.  They are also known for their Thanksgiving Feast, Half Pound 100% Angus Burgers, as well as their infamous Macaroni & Cheese.   

This not-so-secret landmark has been around since 1950 and there is no reason for you not to go.  Their motto is true, “Cooked in Sight Must Be Right.”  If the food does not get you—the ambiance will.  And finally, for all late night partiers, Howley’s is now open until 5 AM on Fridays and Saturdays!