Here's some restaurant, entertainment and educational venues from around the Jupiter area and close to Jupiter Bay.
Jupiter Inlet's New Love Street Restaurant Complex
Three new restaurants and a seafood market were built along Love Street in Jupiter’s Inlet Village. The waterfront project, which opened in mid-January, is called Charlie and Joe’s, named after football icon Joe Namath and developer Charles Modica.
The restaurants include an oyster bar and beer taproom named Lucky Shuck, a modern American grill called Beacon, and a rooftop tapas bar known as Topside.
This casual restaurant, offering views of the Jupiter Lighthouse, focuses on oysters and other raw seafood. Its full tavern menu also includes a fresh-catch of the day in a variety of preparations, Southern Gulf-inspired dishes (fried chicken, ribs, and gumbo), burgers and other pub-loving sandwiches, salads and snacks.
Fishing boats pull up to the docks just outside Lucky Shuck, and commercial fishermen unload and weigh their fresh catch in view of diners. The fish and seafood they bring supply not only Love Street’s three restaurants but also the Tacklebox seafood market, which is located at the entrance of the Lucky Shuck oyster bar. Here, visitors can pick up freshly caught fish and shellfish to prepare at home. They can also opt for grab-and-go side dishes, pokes, sandwiches, and salads.
The taproom component provides a diverse selection of craft beers on draft, bottles and cans.
This dinner-only restaurant is the complex’s fine-dining spot. It sits next to Lucky Shuck, just across a heart-shaped courtyard, and has spectacular views. The restaurant’s centerpiece is an open kitchen ringed by a dining counter that offers customers a view of the chefs at work. Beacon’s menu focuses on local seafood with Mediterranean-inspired preparations (bouillabaisse, gazpacho, paella and pastas.) There are also options for meat-lovers including steaks, chops and chicken.
This rooftop bar, sitting above Beacon, provides a full tiki experience. A retractable roof delivers the complex’s most dramatic al fresco experience and views. The rooftop menu might be described as fun tapas. Bites range from charcuterie and cheese boards to sliders and flatbread to wood-fired skewers cooked over a robata grill. And there is a slate of tiki-style cocktails for sipping.
Harbourside Place, located along the Intracoastal waterway just a short distance from Jupiter Bay, is the premier downtown destination for shopping, dining, luxury hotel accommodations, entertainment and boating.
Six restaurants are now open at Harbourside Place - Tommy Bahama, The Woods Jupiter, Calaveras Cantina, BurgerFi, Mana Greek Fusion, and Subculture Coffee.
The Town of Jupiter and Harbourside Place have resolved event violations including car shows, yoga classes, green markets, farmers markets and concerts. See article on the "Florida News" page of this website.
With settlement of its litigation with the Town of Jupiter, Harbourside will stress outdoor dining and small gatherings as a way to rebrand itself. It will reduce its retail space by 71%, and use the extra space for offices, bars and restaurants. The plan also calls for de-emphasizing the live music performances, limiting them to 10 per year.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
The following performances are scheduled for the Kravis (Raymond F.) Center for the Performing Arts, Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., Concert Hall located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.
Kravis On Broadway
Kravis Theatre's 2021-2022 regular season is featuring the following:
- Come From Away (Nov 16-21, 2021)
- Dear Evan Hansen (Dec 12 - 19, 2021)
- Summer -- The Donna Summer Musical (Jan 5 - 9, 2022)
- Cats (Feb 8 - 13, 2022)
- Anastasia (Mar 9 - 13, 2022)
- My Fair Lady (Apr 19 - 24, 2022)
- An Officer and a Gentleman (may 3 - 8, 2022)
Kravis Expansion: The following Kravis Center's extensive renovations will enhance the customer experience:
- A brand-new park-like outdoor urban plaza in front of the Center to enjoy the peaceful ambiance and lovely waterfall, enhanced with expanded walkways and new bicycle paths.
- An expanded Dreyfoos Hall Lobby with 6,000 additional square feet that will include added seating in a new bistro area and more restrooms on the expanded Orchestra level.
- A valet-only entrance with dedicated parking garage offering expedited car drop off and pick up.
- An enhanced self-parking garage with visible, artistic branding, a new entrance/exit ramp directly to the fourth floor to greatly reduce exit time, along with new technology that will provide parking space availability to facilitate parking.
- A pedestrian-friendly plaza on the Okeechobee/Tamarind corner, that will be highlighted by an informational marquee.
Rosemary Square, located in downtown West Palm Beach, is the center for dining, shopping and entertainment.
Restaurants include Barrio, Brio Italian Grille, BurgerFi, Capital One Café, Cheesecake Factory, City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill, City Pizza, and Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen.
Fountain Shows on the Plaza.
Enjoy the eco-friendly show fountain on the Plaza, sure to dazzle you with a choreographed performance to music every half-hour, daily.
Cinepolis Movie Theater
The Shoppes at Jupiter is home to Cinepolis' first hybrid location. The movie theater, which opened on June 19, 2015, offers two unique auditorium concepts in one cinema, “Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas” and “Cinépolis.”
- The theater’s six “Cinépolis Luxury Cinema” auditoriums offer guests a luxury movie-going experience with fully reclining leather seats and in-theater waiter service and dining with full bar, available at the touch of a button.
- Guests of the theater’s eight “Cinépolis” auditoriums can enjoy a premium theater experience with comfortable seating and access to the gourmet menu and full bar in the lobby area. The approximately 1,100 non-reclining leather seats are wider than traditional movie seats.
This cinema offers:
- Traditional Seating & Luxury Reclining Seating
- Full bar: wines, spirits and beers
- Gourmet appetizers and entrées
- 3D Viewing Experience
- At-your-seat waiter service in select auditoriums
- AV compatible for events & business meetings
Seabreeze Amphitheater is a medium-sized entertainment facility located in Carlin Park, and hosting up to 2,000 patrons for theater, concerts, tribute bands, and community fundraisers.
Amenities include a covered 36’ x 35’ stage, three dressing rooms, prop/costume storage, green room, rigging for sound and lighting, and access to power for production requirements.
Seabreeze Amphitheater is the home to the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, now in its 24th stellar season of bringing high quality theater entertainment to the community. Thousands of County residents have enjoyed the opportunity to see live theater in park setting which is made possible through a partnership between Palm Beach County and the Shakespeare Festival.
Other regular users include the annual Safe Harbor Celebrity Dog Wash, CBS Radio and Guanabanas Restaurant, all of whom produce large scale entertainment events.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Maltz Theatre Expansion
The former Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, on the northwest corner of State Road A1A and Indiantown Road, underwent $2.5 million in renovations and two-years later a $25 million expansion. The expansion added 62 extra-wide seats in a second-floor lounge, expanded the lobby, built executive offices on the second floor, installed 10-foot-high windows on the east side and boosted the size of the restrooms.
A second major expansion, originally set to begin in April 2021, is occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown while the theatre is without performances. This $36 million expansion includes a new Broadway-scale stage that qualifies the theater for pre-Broadway and national tour-development productions, and a 199-seat second theater space. The theatre also expanded its Goldner Conservatory, home to the Maltz’s youth arts education program, and redesigned its entrance and lobby. Audience members now can dine at the new Scene Café, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows were installed on the theater’s three floors.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre had previously announced the following 2021/2022 season plays:
- Murder on the Orient Express: Oct. 31 - Nov. 14, 2021
- Sweet Charity: Nov 30 - Dec. 19, 2021
- Big Hit Broadway Musical: Jan. 11 - Feb. 6, 2022
- I Hate Hamlet: Feb. 20 - Mar. 6, 2022
- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Mar. 22 - Apr. 10, 2022
Due to the latest construction schedule for the Theatre's $36 million expansion, this season lineup has changed (see below).
Maltz's New Performance Schedule
The newly renovated and expanded theatre will not be open in time for its previously scheduled fall performance of Murder on the Orient Express. In fact, both this play and Big Hit Broadway Musical are being replaced with Jersey Boys and Sweet Charity, and the first two performances of the 2021-2022 season will be held off-premises.
The latest season lineup is as follows:
- Jersey Boys, Jan. 11–30, 2022, held at Jupiter’s Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.
- I Hate Hamlet, Feb. 8–20, 2022, held at The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach.
- Sweet Charity, Feb. 19–Mar 9, 2022, held at the newly renovated Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mar. 22–Apr. 10, 2022, held at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
Annual attendance at the Maltz doubled to about 100,000 in 2019 from about 10 years ago. Subscriptions, where customers buy tickets to about five shows a year, increased from about 2,300 to about 7,600 during that same time.
FAU Lifelong Learning Society (Jupiter)
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter provides one of the nations leading adult education programs. FAU's courses, which are university-level non-credit, provide learning opportunities for seasoned adult learners of all backgrounds and interests.
Registration for Lifelong Learning's courses:
- Winter Semester - November 1
- Spring Semester - February 2
- Summer Semester - May 1
- Fall Semester - August 1
Register early to get the courses you want, as some classes fill up rapidly.
Taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, course offerings include such varied subjects as foreign policy, political science, film, music, art history and literature. The Lifelong Learning Society was established to provide adults of all ages the opportunity to enrich their lives through non-credit, university-level courses with no homework or tests.
Fall one-time lectures and courses take place in the Lifelong Learning Society complex, 5353 Parkside Dr., at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.
Clematis By Night
Clematis is a street in downtown West Palm Beach bustling with activities. It offers a collection of some of the best restaurants, from Asian inspired to casual fine dining and everything in between.
Clematis Street is a great place to visit on a Thursday night when there's live entertainment, and where there are festivals on weekends. Great music, lots of good vibes and happiness.
The pier is a two-minute walk and so beautiful to relax on.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society. It has a museum and gift shop and offers tours to the top of the Lighthouse.
Days & Hours:
- Wednesday-Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Gift Shop open until 5pm
- Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Gift Shop open until 4pm
Special Events Include:
- Step Up for the Light
- Lighthouse Luminary Events
- Rendevous at the Light
- Family Adventure Day
- Wild & Scenic Film Festival
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 Jupiter Lighthouse and exhibits in the waterfront History Museum located in the restored WWII Naval housing quarters building.
The Lighthouse is located on a US Coast Guard base. Visitors are permitted access to the Lighthouse and Lighthouse grounds only on a guided registered tour through the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. The admissions desk is located in the Museum gift shop.
Prices are: $12 for adults, $10 for US Veterans & Seniors 60+, $6 for children ages 6-18, and free admission for children 5 & under. Admission includes Museum exhibits and Lighthouse Tour. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of 48" tall to climb the Lighthouse. Please allow 2 hours to visit the site and trail.
Jupiter Marine Life Center
The Loggerhead Marinelife Center, located at 14200 US Highway 1 in Juno Beach, is one of Florida's most visited nonprofit scientific destinations focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation.
The Center’s conservation team serves as a regional and worldwide agent of ocean conservation. LMC’s Project SHIELD works to develop and implement multifaceted comprehensive conservation solutions to man-made threats facing sea turtles.
For over three decades, LMC has been committed to the rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles. LMC’s advanced hospital, founded by The Gordon & Patricia Gray Family, is one of the leading facilities in the state and a prime resource for sea turtle rehabilitation. It features a surgical suite, upgraded x-ray room, blood work lab, endoscope, and ultrasound – allowing numerous sea turtles to be examined and treated at LMC.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center is undergoing improvements and a Capital Expansion at this time. During this construction phase, our work rescuing and rehabilitating sea turtles will continue, and the animals in our hospital will continue to receive the highest quality care available. Notice: Our Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital will be closed to guests Monday – Friday from 10:45am – 11:15am and 12:15pm – 12:45pm until August 9th to accommodate visiting field trips.
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 2500 Jupiter Park Drive (just 13 minutes from Jupiter Bay) provides a home for injured animals. The entire Sanctuary is little over 6 acres of nature trails and boardwalks. Visitors can schedule their arrival around the Sanctuary's many weekly programs:
- Wildlife Encounters in the Cypress Amphitheater (Mon.-Fri. @ 3PM, Sat. @ 11AM & 2:30PM);
- Alligator & Croc Feeding (Mondays @ 4PM);
- Story Time (Wednesdays @ 9:30AM);
- Hunters of the Skies (Thursdays @ 12:30PM);
- Reptiles Rule! (Fridays @ 12:30PM); and
- Bears & Panthers (Saturdays @ 10:30AM & 12PM).
The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary's wildlife hospital is available to receive injured animals Monday - Sunday from 8AM to 5PM.