Ultimate Guide to Jupiter's Love Street Restaurants, Activities and Shops

Nick Polutchko
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Still relatively new, Jupiter's Love Street has quickly become one of the favorite spots for tourists and locals alike. It's where families can enjoy a day, and partiers can spend a night. It's where you bring friends and family when they're visiting and you want to show them the ultimate waterfront Jupiter lifestyle. What more could you want than great drinks and dining, an outstanding view of the Loxahatchee River, Jupiter Inlet, and the lighthouse, and things to do for the whole family?

the view of the Jupiter lighthouse from Love Street in Jupiter, Florida

Restaurants and Bars of Love Street

Square Grouper Tiki Bar

If you're over 21 and looking for a tropical escape with live music every day of the week, then this is your place. Square Grouper is famous for a couple of reasons, but primarily because everyone who visits goes home and tells everyone how much fun they had there. The other reason it's famous is, of course, because Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet's music video for "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" was filmed on-site, as well as the video for another Alan Jackson hit, "Long Way to Go". The bar has no waitstaff, but has excellent food that is served up at the counter and can be taken to tables. If you like fish, try the blackened Mahi sandwich or tacos. This place is popular at all times of day, but it really gets going when the crowds from the surrounding restaurants finish dinner and flow in.

Lucky Shuck

Oysters and beer, every day of the year, and you'll be fine. Right next to Square Grouper, Lucky Shuck is more subdued, but also more organized. If you're looking to sit down and peruse a large menu where you can't go wrong, then this is an outstanding place. There's a large indoor bar that horseshoes around the center of the restaurant, a separate raw bar, plenty of tables, and a great brewery-esque atmosphere. Outdoor seating is also available on three sides of the restaurant, and fans of alfresco will love the views.

Beacon

Part of the same family of restaurants as Lucky Shuck (Charlie and Joe's at Love Street) Beacon is aptly named, as it stares straight across the Loxahatchee River at the Jupiter Lighthouse. Beacon is probably the most upscale and sophisticated of the Love Street restaurants, and the prices reflect that. But that doesn't mean that the food and drinks aren't amazing, because they are. Margarita and Bourbon flights are available for those looking to try something new, and the wine list has been very carefully crafted. For dinner, you can find all of the upscale staples, from sushi to filet mignon, and even chicken buerre blanc.

Topside

The third staple of Charlie and Joe's, Topside is unique in many ways, but mostly in its elevated view. Just above 'Beacon", Topside has a Miami-esque lounge feel to it, with greenery and photogenic seating. Topside is a popular place to host an event: networking happy hours, after-parties, welcome parties, etc. and there are multiple packages available depending on how many people you have. The similarities to Miami continue with frequent live DJs and bottle service packages. Depending on the season, Topside has rotating events and happenings and often has a Ladies' Night on Friday with complimentary drinks from 9:00 - 10:00 pm.

Restaurants Near Love Street

These next few are all just a short walk from Love Street, but not technically on Love Street.

Jetty's

Similar in ways to "Beacon", Jetty's offers a superb menu that has something for everyone. There are tons of seafood options, plus steak, chicken, pork, and even ribs. If you're into specialty cocktails and martinis, then you might just be tempted to try all of Jetty's at one point or another. The atmosphere is simple, yet beautiful, and of course, being on the water with that lighthouse view is always good.

U-Tiki Beach

U-Tiki is sort of like a more mellow, family-friendly version of Square Grouper. It's big, with plenty of waitstaff, and serves up delicious appetizers, fish tacos, sandwiches/rolls, flatbreads, bowls, sushi, and salads. It's popular with families due to the perfectly simple kids' menu, and the short but sweet beer/wine/cocktail menu. During peak-season there can often be a long wait, but there's also a little bar-boat that you can cruise the river on for a few minutes. It's one of the best ways to kill time, and even worth doing if there's no wait time for a table at all.

Schooner's

Schooner's is the only restaurant in this area not on the water, but it makes up for the lack of a view with good food, good live music, and a loyal customer base. Schooner's has daily specials that are constantly being crafted, updated, changed, or altered in some way, so in addition to having one of the best menus in town, there's always something new to try or to keep you on your toes.

Guanabanas

Just on the other side of A1A, Guanabanas is arguably the most popular tourist spot in the area, but that doesn't mean that it isn't enjoyed by locals, too. Its dockside chairs are the best place to watch the sunset with a drink in your hand, and it's one of the only places around that hosts up-and-coming recording artists from out-of-town who bring the beachy tunes. The atmosphere is extremely photogenic, with tall palm trees, a fountain courtyard, secluded dining sections under tiki huts, and lots of Adirondack chairs to relax in while waiting for a table. It's a good spot for weekend brunch or lunch, dinner any day of the week, and usually fun for some after-dinner drinks.

Things to Do Near Love Street

Fishing Charters

Jupiter has some of the best fishing in the country, and the docks on and near Love Street host some of the best fishing charter boats around. Here are some of the boats/companies that leave from the docks right by the restaurants/bars:

Rent a Boat, Kayak, or SUP

If you are looking to learn know how to drive a boat safely and confidently, then Jupiter Inlet Boat Rentals and Boat Club is a great place to learn. If you already know how to drive a boat and can navigate the River, the Inlet, the Intracoastal, and/or the Atlantic, then it's a great and convenient place to rent from. Pick from their fleet of party cruisers or fishing boats, and explore our amazing area.

You don't have to know someone with a boat or have someone in your group who can drive a boat in order to get out on one. Here are some companies that offer all kinds of river cruises, sunset cruises, sandbar trips, and sightseeing adventures:

Maybe you're looking just to get out on the water, but aren't ready to/don't have the time to learn/don't want to spend the money for a motorboat rental. There are a few places where you can rent kayaks or stand-up paddleboards instead. Fish, explore, exercise, or nature watch.

SCUBA/Snorkel Trip

If you're PADI-certified, then there are some great places to explore off the coast of Jupiter. Jupiter Scuba Diving, Salty Divers, and Florida Shark Diving are all highly-rated dive tour operators on or near Love Street. Kayalami Charters (part of Jupiter Scuba Diving) offers everything from intro classes to Rescue Diver Training and Divemaster courses. Florida Shark Diving offers snorkel trips that require no previous experience and will safely get you an up-close view of sharks (they also have options for people to stay in the boat and watch from above the water). And if you're interested, inquire with some of these companies about their spearfishing trips, or lobster mini-season trips as well.

Surf Shop, Cofee Shop, Ice Cream Shop

Finally, the most popular thing to do on Love Street in between meals, drinks, or adventures: Blueline Surf & Paddle + Cones and Coffee. If you live in the area, you likely see Blueline Surf and Paddle shirts, hats, flags, and stickers everywhere. Not only is it a great surf shop for serious surfers coming over from the Civic Center, and serious paddleboarders who race in the Tuesday Night league out of Guanabanas, but it's also an all-around great beach-themed store with friendly and knowledgeable staff who are avid paddleboarders, surfers, and nature lovers.  

Outside Cones & Coffee next door, you'll often find friends and families gathered on the benches or at the tables in the shade enjoying some kind of treat. The ice cream is made special by Coral Cones and the coffee is by Pumphouse Coffee Roasters. So, whether you need a pick-me-up, a snack, or a little dessert after a meal, then you can just walk on over.

Wedding Reception/Host a Large Event

The Pelican Club is a popular event venue, especially for wedding receptions. It puts Love Street's name to work, with 25,000 square feet of space, a spectacular view of the Jupiter Lighthouse, and all of the modern capabilities, this is quickly becoming a favorite spot for couples from around Jupiter, as well as those looking for a beautiful Florida destination wedding.

Explore, or Re-Explore Love Street

If you plan on visiting Jupiter, you could easily find yourself spending your entire trip on and around Love Street (whenever you're not at the beach or on the water) without ever getting bored. And if you live in or around Jupiter and haven't been to or done some of the things in this guide, then there's no time like the present! Love Street is probably one of the best places to turn a weekend into a staycation. The Jupiter Beach Resort is just a golf cart ride away!

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