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Roxy's











Roxy's Restaurant
West Palm Beach's Original Watering Hole.

Roxy's at 309 Clematis St

Roxy's Restaurant
309 Clematis St
WPB, FL 33401

561-833-2402

Hours:
Mon-Thur: 11AM - 2AM
Weekends: 11AM - 4AM

  • Take-out
  • Catering
  • Private Parties
  • Party Platters
  • Gift Certificates

Lunch Specials:
Monday:
Meatloaf

Tuesday:
Shepherd's Pie

Wednesday:
Baked Ziti/Spaghetti

Thursday:
Turkey Dinner

Friday:
Fish & Chips


A Brief History of Roxy's

In those halcyon days of the early 20th century, as West Palm Beach emerged from the clutches of its neighbors to the east and the Volstad Act was being repealed, P.P. Doc saw an opportunity and grasped it. He waited through the night on the steps of the West Palm Beach Court House and his patience was rewarded with the very first liquor license in Palm Beach County.

Truth be known, that piece of paper simply legitimized a popular watering hole. Doc parlayed his convictions and license into a thriving saloon on the northwest corner of Okeechobee Boulevard and Dixie Highway. Business burgeoned, and in 1935 he purchased the now famous 42 foot mahogany and brass Brunswick bar, a masterpiece that remains Roxy's signature feature.

In 1946, Doc sold his treasured bar to Berlin Griffith, who quickly sold to an employee, Harry 'Roxy' Larocco. The name changed but the bar's vitality and character remained the same. For 30 years, LaRocco nurtured and lived Roxy's until April 7, 1975, when he turned it over to Ken Wagner.

During Ken's watch, they have added a restaurant and changed locations twice - yet the legend of Roxy's continues. In 1989 Roxy's escaped the Uptown-Downtown razing and gambled on Clematis St. They spent the better part of a decade in the Comeau building down the road, serving mainly the downtown business people.

On the move again in 1997, Roxy's settled in it's permanent home, the old mason's building at 309 Clematis St. Built in 1896, this was the first brick veneer building on Clematis and was once considered to be set on the "outskirts" of the city. What better location for Palm Beach County's oldest bar than Clematis Street's oldest building.

As West Palm Beach continues to blossom and neighbors come and go, Roxy's remains grounded as Palm Beach County's original watering hole. A home to local workers, professionals politicians and visitors, they pride themselves as a home for all. Roxy's has been the site of baptisms, weddings, wakes, funerals and a bit of everything in between. If only the mahogany could talk...

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