Florida Dining: Frederick’s Island Boys

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.

Nice Plating.

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.

3 Responses to Florida Dining: Frederick’s Island Boys

  1. E. Nassar says:

    Very nice looking Conch! My local Asian grocer sells live conch in a huge tank. I never worked up the nerve to actually buying and cooking some though…

  2. Larry C says:

    Looks like they’ve moved from the truck to a real location

    “We’re doing a new deal. No more wheels under the restaurant,” says Frederick Wallace, owner of Frederick’s Island Boys Conch and Ribs in Northwood. He’s selling the trailer he was working from after taking over the old Hurricane Grill spot.

    Frederick’s Island Boys Conch and Ribs

    425 25th St., West Palm Beach

    (561) 820-9600

    Open Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m,. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.

  3. angelinfl says:

    They moved to a real restaurant location 600 15th Street West Palm Beach 561-655-5707

    Awesome food. Ate there yesterday 3/18/10 and met Mr. Frederick. The menu is varied and all was delicious. Sweet potatoe pies to die for. The fried grouper is worth the trip

    The restaurant including restroom is immaculate. Staff is friendly and has a homey feeling. Perfect place for a car show or a cruise in.

    Call 561-655-5707 and get directions on how to find the restaurant.

    I am DEFINATELY going back. The conch is said to be good. The restaurant was immaculate and this is definately a place where the locals come because they know good food.

    They cater and deliver. Reasonable prices and value for money

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