One of the northernmost cities in Broward County, Deerfield Beach is known for its stretch of beach, a nearly 1,000-foot-long pier, parks, and plenty of restaurants to treat your palate. Here are the latest happenings in Deerfield Beach.
New Dining Spots
After experiencing success in Fort Lauderdale, the New York family-run business expanded to The Cove in Deerfield Beach in November 2021. Nosh on Italian favorites like grilled octopus, Nonna’s meatballs, raw bar, family-style dishes, steaks, marsala, and a bevy of pasta (including gluten-free!). Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Martini Mondays, Wine Down Wednesdays, and Happy Hour.
The Hungry Pelican
Another new addition to The Cove is The Hungry Pelican, offering St. Louis style ribs, BBQ favorites, Corona beer-battered fish and chips, Philly cheesesteaks, burnt ends, and French dip sandwiches. Inside, guests will find an ode to music, including a mural of pelicans dressed as The Beatles. The owner of this new restaurant, which opened in February, is also the brains behind Cove Pizza. Stop by on the weekends for live music.
Cool off this summer by making your way through Jeremiah’s Italian Ice’s menu of more than 40 flavors! With franchises across the country, the new-to-town Deerfield Beach parlor is owned by a father-son team. If you’re in the mood for a creamy confection, they also have a bounty of soft-serve ice creams.
Niran’s Kitchen and Sushi Bar
Tired of the same old, same old? Experience the cuisine of Laos at this new establishment chock full of lettuce wraps, stir fry noodles, curries, duck, and even friend pompano fish. Finish off your tour of Southeast Asia with a plate of sticky mango rice or fried banana rolls. 61 S. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach; 954-708-2169
If you’re looking for a new place to celebrate Taco Tuesday, plug Burrito Social into your GPS. With locations in Florida and Puerto Rico, the Deerfield Beach location opened up shop at the end of March 2022. You’ll find old favorites on the menu, as well as clever meals like Maine lobster tacos, veggie burritos, and bowls made to order.
The sports bar chain reopened its doors in April after being closed for months for renovations. The reopening fete was with much ado, including a guest appearance by Miami Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker, giveaways to attend a Miami Marlins game, and free drinks. The next time you’re looking for a place to watch the big game with the gang or to satisfy a craving for wings, Duffy’s is open and ready to serve you.
Originally from the Jersey shore, this trendy fast-casual chain has opened its second Florida location in Deerfield Beach. Coral Springs was the first locale. Its most popular specialty may be the namesake burrito with unique signature options from Nashville Hot Chicken to Hibachi Steak and Shrimp. However, Bubbakoo’s also offers signature and build-your-own tacos, quesadillas, nachos, bowls, and chiwawas (fried rice balls with burrito filling). Enjoy any entree with a side of tater tots or curly fries with a dollop of queso or buffalo, among other toppings.
New Biking Spot
Mountain biking at Quiet Waters Park -
Quiet Waters Park has long been a place for the whole family to enjoy, but now avid bikers have more to look forward to there. In partnership with bikers and volunteers, the park recently opened an 8-mile loop mountain bike trail mixing less technical and advanced sections to keep it interesting. In case of emergencies, there is a bike wash section and a workstation if your bike needs a tune-up.
Events Coming Up
May 21: Ocean Brews & Blues
Beer lovers are invited to Deerfield Beach’s Ocean Brews & Blues craft beer festival, boasting more than 100 craft beers from Broward County and beyond. As you taste test to find your favorite suds, enjoy tunes from blues bands, pair a meal from local restaurants, and shop from arts and crafts artisans. And it’s all set on the beach, making for a day of fun in the sun.
June 18: Deerfield Beach Pier Clean-Up
Beach clean-ups are a popular way to protect our wildlife and environment, but what about underwater? Divers will be heading below the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier on June 18 to pick up hundreds of pounds of trash and debris thrown into the water, which collects underneath the pier, and is a hazard to marine life. In fact, 633 divers participated in 2019, earning the event a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
June 18: Juneteenth Celebration Freedom Fest
A celebration of the day the last groups of enslaved people received word that they were emancipated, Deerfield Beach and the African American Heritage Board are hosting a Juneteenth fete at the Oveta Mckeithen Recreational Complex on June 18. The daylong event includes a rib cookoff competition, car show, music, and art.
July 4: Fourth of July
After a hiatus, Deerfield Beach’s Fourth of July celebration is returning to the sands of the beach to celebrate America’s birthday. The community can enjoy live music and goodies from vendors, leading up to fireworks promptly at 9:05 p.m.