Late November is the projected opening date for Deck 84, the casual American cafe in the old Busch Seafood spot on the Intracoastal in Delray Beach.
The latest endeavor of local restaurant mogul Burt Rapoport, Deck 84 intends to bring its owner’s brand of inventive yet accessible modern American fare together with a fun, tiki-esque SoFla ambiance. Taking advantage of its waterfront location, the restaurant will feature a “View Lounge” overlooking the Intracoastal, an outdoor “Firepit Lounge” featuring live music, and an interior touched with exotic woods and vivid tropical colors.
The menu from exec chef Chuck Gittleman will deliver an extensive selection of small and large plates that hit all the casual, comfort-food sweet spots. Small plates will include everything from cheeseburger spring rolls and lamb meatball sliders with goat cheese to wasabi seared sashimi tuna and smoked chicken quesadillas.
Also on the menu will be a variety of flatbreads, burgers and sandwiches, as well as main plates from Southern fried chicken to Baja fish tacos. Starters will range from $9 to $15 and entrees from $14 to $23. Boaters can also bring in their own catch to be prepared for $9.
Weekly features will include a weekday happy hour, “Taco and Margarita Tuesdays,” Thursday Ladies Night specials and weekend DIY Bloody Mary bar with live Caribbean music.