Our Story


where every day is vacation

We pride ourselves on attention to detail while we focus on a casual approach. We specifically source all of our ingredients so we make almost everything ourselves.  We enjoy a lot of time at the beach while we work incredibly hard to satisfy our guests.  We take great pride in all we do for our Guests.  Our goal is for our guests to enjoy a vacation at Benny's on the Beach - an escape to our special landmark location in Lake Worth, directly on the Lake Worth Pier over the Atlantic Ocean.


our story

Benny’s was founded in 1986 and over 30 years it has become a popular local surfside dining landmark on the Lake Worth pier with the most splendid views of the ocean. Owners Lee Lipton, Max Lipton, and Jeremy Hanlon envisioned a phenomenal restaurant offering incredible food and service to everyone who sets foot on the pier.

The crowd-favorite eatery offers a variety of appetizing American and seafood cuisine, all fresh and made to order. Benny’s offers 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 incorporate his creations with improved quality of the longtime classic menu items. 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!

With so much garnered attention to the vacation mindset, Benny’s on the Beach decided to create a trending hashtag #BENNYSBEACHFANS 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 Bennys on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM!!

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.

Benny’s loves to give back to our community and foundations nation-wide with contributions to charitable organizations such as Make-A-WishThe Red CrossNo Kid Hungry, and Little Smiles.

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!


our team


All that transpires from the team at Bennys comes from interesting backgrounds. 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. Lee Lipton was previously a successful divisional owner and businessman of Calvin Klein. This career has broadened many opportunities for Lee and his son Max, a graduate of Tulane University in 2012. He has traveled the country and the world sampling a wide range of cuisines and brings a high level of passion for food and the restaurant industry. (For more Celebrity Chef Jeremy Hanlon's videos, click here.)



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!




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