Over the decades Conchy Joe’s has earned a reputation for great seafood. We’ve been written up in every sort of scroll and newspaper, even New York Times Bestsellers. We’ve hosted syndicated television shows, had our recipes requested by major food magazines (Gourmet and Bon Appetit), and in recent years Conchy’s proudly received Florida Trend Magazine’s coveted Top 500 Awards! The accolades are far too numerous to mention (as they should be after thirty-five years) but that’s not what’s important. What is important is that we’ve been pegging the fun meter the whole thirty-five years! We take a lot of pride in this establishment – Conchy Joe’s isn’t just a great restaurant, Conchy Joe’s is a better place to get advice than The Psychic Hot Line, a watering hole, a hole in the wall, a hang out for The Miami Dolphin’s Cheerleaders, the historic site where Betty Crocker ran out of lemons and had to put key limes in her pie, a place where you can have too much fun and we won’t tell anyone, the only restaurant that doesn’t claim to have invented the Bloomin’ Onion, a damn good place to eat – and, oh yeah, an original! Seriously (we hate being serious, but if you’re going to write a “history” it’s pretty much required), Conchy Joe’s opened up overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach in 1979 on the site that had long been the notorious Hut drive-in restaurant. The restaurant seated 70 customers including about 16 seats in a small bar (we served only beer and wine). An American Flag proudly flew over the restaurant on opening day as it has every day since. Conchy’s was an immediate hit. The New York Times best seller, The Preppy Handbook, referred to Conchy’s as “the place to slum in Palm Beach,” we were featured on the front page of The Palm Beach Daily News, and PM Magazine hosted a nationally televised program from our dining room. Conchy Joe’s laid-back old Florida atmosphere and native and Bahamian menu had been well received.