Royal Cafe Family Restaurant might be a neighborhood staple in Jupiter—it's been in the same location for 25 years—but it's actually been influenced by restaurants from around the world. A section of the menu devoted to Royal Cafe Favorites reads like a culinary road trip: a Hawaiian chicken salad melt on grilled raisin bread was discovered by an employee when she traveled to Kauai, and a roast-beef sandwich with coleslaw and honey-mustard dressing was inspired by a deli in Tuscany. The eatery also prepares breakfast—the three-egg omelets (prepared in chefs' pans, not on the griddle) range from a vegetarian version to a Chuckwagon with lean ham, bacon, and crispy sausage. And though the restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch, there are a few dinner-style dishes, such as chicken cordon bleu sandwiches and fresh-ground burgers served with steak fries and a script of the evening news.
The Connection’s walls feature numerous frames, which each contain pieces of history, ranging from newspaper clippings to autographed photos. Encased in one of the frames is the sub shop’s original menu from 1974, which included $0.95 genoa salami sandwiches and $1.35 meatball subs. Aside from inflation-adjusted prices, much of The Connection remains the same. It still specializes in subs and sandwiches, makes its salads fresh daily, offers kosher pickles, and prepares party platters that can feed groups of people or one competitive eater.
The seasoned instructors at Pilates & Gyrotonic Jupiter guide students through machine-assisted Pilates exercises to sculpt limbs and fortify cores. Teeming with nearly 20 weekly classes, the studio’s schedule accommodates pupils of all fitness levels and short division abilities. At one-hour Pilates sessions, groups of up to six students explore Pilates Reformer machines and Wunda chairs, whose spring-fueled tension resists students’ moves to help build strength, balance, and flexibility during that day’s selection from hundreds of muscle-conditioning exercises in the Pilates repertoire. Like taking a carousel ride with a master chiropractor, Gyrtonic workouts revolve around circular movements that align the vertebrae. Weights and pulleys endow Gyrotonic towers with modifiable resistance that flattens abs and shields joints from impact.
Head chef David Garcia and his team of spatula wielders flip, season, and sear a multitude of grilled dishes alongside carefully prepped pastas and enticing desserts. Showcasing a trove of seasonally fresh, natural ingredients, Tabica Grill's diverse menu allows diners to feast on a bevy of gastronomic classics, such as vegetable pasta ($13.99) or a slow-braised pork shank that's prepared bone-in and served next to a heap of garlic mashed potatoes ($19.99). Cajun seafood étouffée ($16.99) festoons dinnerware with jumbo tempura shrimp and a rich seafood stew, and grilled meatloaf, in the fashion of many Roman emperors ($15.99), rules its estate royally robed in applewood-smoked bacon. Sweet teeth are sated on post-meal treats like the Keylime Dagwood, composed of keylime custard lovingly layered between graham-cracker cookies ($5.99). Draft beers and wines by the glass ($6–$10) are also available to sip on, including Fox merlot ($6) and Toasted Head chardonnay, which is fermented in French oak and is always a hit among sophisticated squirrels ($7).
Since 1985, when Paul Flanigan opened the first of five Florida locations, Quarterdeck Seafood Bar & Neighborhood Grill continues to ply diners with succulent seafood and delectable libations. Each location’s culinary team crafts handmade burgers, blackens or grills delicate fish filets, and heaps plates with oysters and yellowfin tuna from the raw bar. International wines, martinis, and shooters refresh palates between bites, and when weather permits, sliding windows and doors fill the restaurant with wafts of fresh air. The Quarterdeck complements its oceanic menu with its decor of old-maritime equipment, saltwater-fish tanks, and the understudy shark from Jaws, and its flat-screen televisions and billiards tables entertain through the day and night.