Prime Catch has been serving up seafood with an Intracoastal view since 2004. Located in the shopping plaza at the corner of Woolbright and Federal Highway, it’s owned by the same family who owns the Banana Boat – also on the water – a few blocks down the road.
On a cool summer evening, I enjoy having dinner on the patio that overlooks the Intracoastal waterway where you can sit back and watch the boats go by. Inside this seafood restaurant in Boynton Beach is a downstairs and upstairs (accessible by an elevator) dining room as well as a bar with a bunch of cozy booths.
Whenever I’m in the mood for lobster, Prime Catch is my go-to spot. They have a “lobster menu” that lists the current offerings and their price. My usual choice is two 1.25 pound Maine lobsters that I have broiled and stuffed with lump crabmeat.
On my most recent visit we were there for Prime Rib Night. Each Wednesday Prime Catch offers prime rib for $19.95 that includes a side. Being that I’ve never tried their prime rib before, I gave it a shot. I asked for my favorite cut – the end cut – but they didn’t have any left, so I settled for a medium rare slice.
It was average at best. It wasn’t too flavorful and was a little thin, but for the price it was worth it. Next time, I’ll stick to the lobster. I did end up adding a Maine lobster tail for an additional $15. You can also add a ½ pound of king crab legs for an additional $15 if you wanted to.
Dining companion number one chose the broiled Yellowtail Snapper which was served with a twice baked potato and mixed veggies. She got a nice portion of fish and it was very flavorful and fresh.
Dining companion number two chose the Beer Battered Alaskan Cod with french fries – in other words, fish and chips. It came with one very large piece of cod drizzled with a malt vinegar aioli. He enjoyed it as well and ended up taking some home as it was a good size meal.
Prime Catch does have other special nights besides Prime Rib Night. If you’re a lobster fan like myself, Mondays are for you. Maine Lobster is offered up in 1.25, 1.5 and 2 pound sizes starting at $16.95 (check their website for the current prices as they may change). They always seem to have the two stuffed 1.25 pounders I mentioned earlier on the menu, so I would assume they’re also available on Lobster Night.
Thursdays are for the oyster lovers, which I am not. Cold water oysters are offered up at a buck a piece.
If you like wine, they have a wine cellar with over 3,000 bottles and I have to say – their wines by the glass are not expensive at all. If you’re there after 8pm, drinks are ½ price Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays so that’s an even better deal if you don’t mind eating dinner a bit later in the evening.
I’ve been to Prime Catch several times and have never had a bad meal. The service is always spot on and like I mentioned earlier, it’s my go-to restaurant for when I’m in the mood for some good Maine Lobster.
P.S. They take reservations and have valet parking. They also make a pretty good dirty martini!
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