Coastal Connection Restaurant Program

Coastal Connection with Boca Raton Restaurant Program

Coastal Connection 

Program Requirements

Become a Sustainability [Sea] Star! Meet all the basic requirements and get a blue sea star. Meet more and get a GOLD star!

Blue Sea Star

  • Provide straws by request only.
  • Use reusable tableware for onsite dining.
  • No polystyrene foam
  • No plastic bags
  • Regularly offer sustainable food choices.

 Gold Sea Star

Achieve at least two of the following to get the gold:

  • Take away containers are not plastic (aluminum, fiber, bagasse, etc)
  • No plastic cutlery is provided or provided by request only
  • Provide environmental education for staff and/or customers.
  • Recycles or diverts at least one waste stream
  • Water fixtures are high efficiency (e.g. Watersense)
  • Implemented energy efficiency practices
  • Install energy efficient fixtures and appliances (e.g. EnergyStar)
  • Reduce light pollution from outdoor lighting.
  • All seafood is a Monterey Bay Seafood watch "best choice" or "good alternative."
  • Put strategies in place to reduce food waste.

How to Apply

Applying is easy! Simply fill out the online application form.

Send an email to or call 561-393-7997 with any questions.

Our Sustainability team may reach out to you with additional questions. Once approved, you will receive a digital toolkit in your email, a window cling in the mail, and be listed on our website as a Coastal Connection business!

Additional Information 

Restaurants that have an alternative green business certification are automatically eligible for the Coastal Connection Program provided they also meet the one star requirements of this program.

Examples include:

COB Office of Sustainability logo - water flower, sun, grass
City of Boca Raton Recreation Services logo
Gumbo Limbo logo