Frederick’s Island Boys
45th and Broadway
West Palm Beach, Florida
Open Wednesdays thru Saturdays.
One of my favorite things is finding a new place purely by accident, or as a result of kismet. I had been craving conch fritters and been trying to find an authentic Caribbean restaurant that served them all week, but to no avail. Just as I was about to give up on the prospect, I was driving by our local Walgreens when suddenly, I smelled this incredible, wonderful odor of smoked meat and fried seafood. I looked across the street, and lo and behold, a Bahamian seafood shack appeared before my eyes.
On the corner of 45th and Broadway, two trucks run by a guy named “Soul Food Joe” are parked in an empty lot across the street from the Walgreens from Wednesday to Saturday, serving BBQ as well as seafood dishes. The smell that wafts out of these trucks is incredibly compelling.
The back of the BBQ truck is set up as a pit, serving real smoked BBQ.
Even though Frederick’s Island Boys is just two trucks in an empty parking lot, they still like to keep their business clean.
An order of Bahamian Conch Fritters.
Bahamian Conch Fritter close up. Its got chopped up conch, onions, carrot, red pepper, hot Caribbean peppers, and some other spices in it. Absolutely incredible, especially with the spicy dipping sauce that comes with it.