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“Great meal! Nice place - for vegans and everyone!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Darbster

Darbster
6299 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487
561-586-2622
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Ranked #128 of 695 Restaurants in Boca Raton
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
South Florida
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“Great meal! Nice place - for vegans and everyone!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We eat vegan at home but don't frequent many vegan-only restaurants (had been once to Sublime in Ft Lauderdale and found it to be okay). By the way, we are real food people, and only went vegan a couple of years ago - before that were longtime carnivore foodies. Went tonight to Darbster for the first time and was very pleased! The portions are large (not outrageously huge, but definitely plenty) and food fresh, unique but not weird, and very good quality. Ordered the French Onion soup (tasted pretty authentic), palm cake appetizer (big and delicious with a little kick), cheeseburger and fries (very good all around) quinoa loaf (also good, big portion and the gravy was delicious), and brownie a la mode (yum! plenty for two).

Everything had a nice texture, taste, and appearance. The waiter was friendly and attentive and the place was pretty busy for 9pm on a Sunday. Inside is comfortable and outside is a very pretty garden area.

As for the prices, I thought it was fairly priced considering everything is vegan and pretty much a specialty item. I saw some reviews saying that it hurt people's wallets, but we had an appetizer, soup, two entrees, and a dessert for $50. Not too bad and remember, people, things like vegan mayonnaise and cheese aren't sold in big cheap vats!

Will definitely go back to try more things on the menu, especially the desserts!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Delray Beach
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11 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good, and a little pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great place for an intimate dinner or a fun afternoon with friends. Chose the patio seating for a more relaxed atmosphere or stay indoors for a more romantic vibe. The food is delicious, fresh, and with impeccable presentation. The drinks were well prepared, especially the Caipirinas. We will be back, but not too often, each visit puts a dent in the wallet.

Visited December 2013
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Boca Raton, Florida, USA
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“Vegetarian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A real restaurant in Boca Raton that specializes in good food just for the vegetarian. The location could be better for ambiance, but the interior of the restaurant was pleasant as well as the wait staff. Take your friends here for something different.

Visited August 2013
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“Vegan and/or Raw”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The food is creative and very flavorfull..The Palm Cake Entree was incredible..I had Avocado Pizza on a flax bread cracker (fair) and our third party had the Hamburger. Palm Cake was the winner. We had a drink each ($29 total) and the bill was $75..plus tip came to $90..In spite of cost this is definately worth a try and I would return because now I know what to order. (If you sit in the room with the bar it is quieter and conversation easier.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“AMAZING.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I found Darbster the first night of my trip to Boca Raton and went back nearly every day of my trip. The food was incredible, there was so much variety to the menu that I just kept coming back to try all the different meals. The whole staff was so friendly but Michelle served me most of the time (and Kait for my last meal), and they were both so friendly and awesome. I really can't say enough good things about this place. I sat at the same teakwood table outside every day and the ambiance was perfect. Darbster feeds homeless cats in the area, and they occasionally make appearances on the patio. (If you don't like cats, sitting indoors might be the best option. Don't let the kitties turn you off to this restaurant!) There's chipotle and whole foods nearby, but if you want quality, unique vegan food, Darbster is the place to go.

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