Ten Best Late-Night Eats in Palm Beach County
Howley's Facebook Howley's has been serving it up late-night for more than 50 years.
A classic American diner -- but with a digital jukebox, flat-screen TVs, a full liquor bar, and live music, Howley's has been open in the same West Palm Beach location for half a century. Known for attracting the late-night bar crowds -- as well as the servers and bartenders that work the late-night shifts -- Howley's has a colorful clientele in the early-morning hours. Diner fare includes homemade mashed potatoes and meat loaf, Philly cheese steak with fat steak fries or onion rings, daily turkey dinner with all the trimmings, New York strip steaks, caesar salads, Reuben sandwiches, crab cakes, sides of Brussels sprouts or spinach, and the welcome addition of martinis and bloody marys -- all at reasonable prices. Howley's is open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
1. La Perrada Del Gordo
Nicole Danna The "gordo" burger from Perrada Del Gordo in West Palm Beach.
La Perrada Del Gordo sits in the back corner of a secluded shopping center off Military Trail in West Palm Beach, near invisible save for neon glowing signs hovering above the door and in the window. It's how you'll find it late at night, when -- after a night of drinking and dancing out on the town -- you're craving Colombian fast food. Here, you'll find the Perro Huevon, quite possibly the area's most intriguing hot dog. La Perrada Del Gordo is among the most authentic establishments of its kind, a local approach to the colorful street food fare of Colombia. Like its litter-mates at La Moon -- the Colombian-American joint in the Little Havana district of Miami made famous by the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food -- the dogs served here are the real deal, where more toppings equals more hype. In the States, these types of places are everywhere there is a big Colombian population, because it is traditional type of food for -- say -- chowing down after a night of clubbing and bar-hopping. In other words, Colombian fast food at its finest -- and also at its most gaudyily dressed. At first glance, the menu's biggest, baddest specialty perro caliente (that's hot dog in Spanish to you gringos) appears garishly overdone. With an amalgam of ten colorful toppings, it screams indigestion and heartburn ($6). We love the burgers, chicken, or beef patties topped with a haystack of -- more, and shredded -- chicken or beef, then a colorful finish of mayo, pink sauce, pineapple purée, potato chips, and chopped bacon. La Perrada Del Gordo has two locations in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Thursday and 6 a.m. of Friday.
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