Sunday, December 09, 2012

Food: Howley's

If you're cruising West Palm Beach for places to eat during the wee hours of the morning, you don't have too many options. There's Havana, a pretty good Cuban restaurant that has a 24-hour walk-up window, and there's Howley's, a pretty good diner that's open till 5 a.m. Friday/Saturday and 2 a.m. every other night.

Patrick J. Howley opened the restaurant in 1950, but Howley's nowadays is anything but old-fashioned. It's basically a hipster '50s diner, delivering earnest takes on American dive-joint standards (onion rings, country-fried steak, turkey sandwiches) alongside more unique fare (spinach and goat cheese salads and jumbo lump crab cakes). The food is good, not great, but where else can you get coffee and a warm brownie à la mode at 1:00 a.m.? 

2/4 stars (3/4 during the witching hours)


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