Benny’s was founded in 1986 and has become a popular local surfside dining landmark on the historical Lake Worth Beach Pier, with the most splendid views of the ocean. Owners Lee Lipton, Chef Jeremy Hanlon and Dylan Lipton have created a phenomenal restaurant offering incredibly fresh and flavorful food, refreshing cocktails and family friendly service for all of our guests, located directly over the ocean.
The crowd-favorite eatery offers a variety of appetizing American and seafood cuisine, all fresh and made to order. We offer a fun and innovative menu for all to enjoy. Chef Hanlon focuses on casual comfort, yet an oceanside fresh approach to the great tasting food with quality ingredients. The menu is always evolving, because Hanlon wants to always incorporate new creations inspired by his extensive travel around the world. A unique and original list is created so that there is something for everyone’s taste. Pair it with one of our signature cocktails, an ice-cold craft beer or a crisp wine, you won’t want to leave! We begin our morning daily at 7am offering our “Best Breakfast in Florida” (Mashed.com), as well as our delicious lunch creations and Chef inspired seafood dishes during dinner service. According to USA TODAY, “ it’s easy to be completely immersed in the nautical vibes”.
Benny’s on the Beach has become famous for our Seafood Bakes Monday-Friday featuring whole lobsters, snow crab and some of the freshest Atlantic Coast fish selections. Chef Hanlon also prepares his memorable Paella Saturday and Sunday nights, inspired by his time spent cooking in Spain. All of the authentic ingredients are imported from Spain, including the rare Bomba rice used in the preparation of our Paella.
Hanlon was once a Wall Street financier but decided to follow his passion in the culinary virtuosities. Hanlon went on to train under renowned chefs Charlie Trotter and Daniel Boulud whilst traveling around the world working at 3 star Michelin restaurants. His creations have been featured on Food Network multiple times, as well as A&E, Lifetime, and HGTV.
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As a successful New York City apparel business owner for the last 30 years, it was quite clear that the restaurant/hospitality business has always been Lee’s passion as well. Lee has celebrated many successful years at Benny’s on the Beach.
After attending the University of Miami, Dylan spent time learning hospitality operations and refining his leadership qualities at restaurants in Nantucket as well as managing for TAO group in Manhattan. He then went on to pursue a career in financial hedge funds here in South Florida for several years. We are excited to welcome Dylan as our newest partner.
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In addition to our outdoor dining, our front bar area is a fun local hang out and is the hot spot for surfers and beach goers to grab a refreshing cocktail, relax and unwind. We offer live music every day, in addition to fun activities for our guests such as: bingo, trivia and karaoke. Please see our entertainment page for updated artists. The view and our “toes in the sand” location directly over the beach reminds us all that we live
And why leave right away when you don’t have to? We encourage you to walk out and enjoy the views from the Lake Worth Beach Pier during your visit to our restaurant. After all, what meal isn’t enhanced by a beautiful seaside vista?
With so much garnered attention to the vacation mindset, Benny’s on the Beach decided to create trending hashtags #BENNYSBEACHFANS and #WHEREEVERYDAYISAVACTION to submit photos, posts, and comments that receive outstanding support in the form of hundreds of “likes” and “shares” ultimately creating a huge following and celebration of all of Benny’s on the Beach loyal supporters and first-timers. Get social with Benny’s on the Beach on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM today!
We are always looking to add amazing people to our team!
Think you’re a good fit? Please bring in a resume, in person, Monday through Friday between 3PM and 5PM to speak with a manager about the opportunities we have at Benny’s on the Beach!
Benny’s also sells paraphernalia – mugs, cups, t-shirts, and tank tops, and NOW GIFT CARDS; all on high demand allowing customers to bring home a fond memory.
So why is Benny’s on the Beach amazing? Because guests know they are getting the real deal – the perfect view, the perfect menu and the perfect vacation. Customers enjoy every moment and every morsel, and keep them coming back for more!
In 2019, Lee and Dylan Lipton with Chef Hanlon created their second restaurant, Viva La Playa. The restaurant is a short beach walk away and touts a casual resort vibe with inspirations from several Latin American countries including: Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Columbia and Cuba amongst others. The “WHERE EVERY DAY IS A VACATION” continues at Viva La Playa, offering incredible margaritas, an extensive wine selection, and another memorable Chef inspired menu which includes a variety of grilled meats, delicately seasoned fish dishes, creative vegetarian options and freshly made almost everything, including our heirloom corn tortillas made by hand daily! Forbes magazine was quick to pick up the project and remarked how comfortably special the new restaurant is. Viva La Playa adds some spice to the beach and an alternative dining option for all of our #BennysBeachFans when visiting Lake Worth Beach.