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What is your favorite restaurant in Miami?

Heading to Miami and I'm looking for the best restaurants to try while I'm visiting. Open to all types of food! What are your top places to eat?

13 Answers

top answer by
JR from Manhattan Beach

I can't believe no one has mentioned Miami's most famous and original restaurant (and one of my personal favorites anywhere) Joe's Stone Crab. The place is an institution. In addition to the stone crab and a steak, get the Joe's tomatoes (thank me later).

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  1. Joe's Stone Crab (restaurant)
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answered first by
Carolina from Miami

Hi Valerie!  

There are some amazing places to eat!  Some of my favs include Prime Italian, Zuma, Michael's Genuine Food & DrinkYardbird Southern Table & BarKatsuya South BeachCecconi's for brunch, Tongue & Cheek for brunch, The ForgeToni's Sushi Bar, those are my favorites, let me know if you are wondering about any other ones! I love food so I go out to eat a lot ;-) 

Have a great time! 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Prime Italian (restaurant)
  2. Zuma (restaurant)
  3. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink (restaurant)
  4. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar (restaurant)
  5. Katsuya South Beach (restaurant)
  6. Cecconi's (restaurant)
  7. Tongue & Cheek (restaurant)
  8. The Forge (restaurant)
  9. Toni's Sushi Bar (restaurant)
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answered by
Polly from Washington, DC

I thought Oliver's was surprisingly good and affordable for dinner. For lunch, Puerto Sagua Restaurant for Cuban and Charlotte Bakery for empanadas (ask for the sauce). Big Pink was highly recommended to us for breakfast/brunch, but we never got a chance to try it ourselves. In Miami proper, eating at Versailles was a fun group experience.

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  1. Oliver's (restaurant)
  2. Puerto Sagua Restaurant (restaurant)
  3. Charlotte Bakery (restaurant)
  4. Big Pink (restaurant)
  5. Versailles (restaurant)
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answered by
Josh from Lawrence

Hi Valerie!

I only go to Miami once every 1-2 years but I've always loved Prime 112 Restaurant. Great food and great wine.


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  1. Prime 112 Restaurant (restaurant)
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answered by
Lisa-Marie from Johannesburg, Gauteng

I really enjoyed a restaurant called Khong River House just off Lincoln Road in South Beach...the place was buzzing when we went there but I really enjoyed that about it, it wasn't too much - perfect for dinner with a friend.

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  1. Khong River House (restaurant)
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answered by
Monica from Miami

I agree with all of Carolina's recommendations and I'd like to add the Eating House Miami and Gourmet Table.  Both in Coral Gables, small restaurants but really yummy.

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  1. Eating House Miami (restaurant)
  2. Gourmet Table (restaurant)
  3. Coral Gables (city)
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answered by
Lourdes from Wilton, Ct

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Joe's Stone Crab (restaurant)
  2. The Bazaar by José Andrés (restaurant)
  3. Versailles (restaurant)
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answered by
Karla from Johnstown (Pennsylvania)

Yes for Joe's Stone Crab in South Beach

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  1. Joe's Stone Crab (restaurant)
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answered by
Daniel from Los Angeles

If you like authentic Cuban food, go to Larios on the Beach, which is the restaurant owned by Gloria Estefan.  Clean restaurant, nice ambient lighting and music and the food was delicious when I ate there a few years ago.

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  1. Larios on the Beach (restaurant)
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answered by
raymundo from Jacksonville

Try La Carreta  (since 1976) this Cuban restaurant has delicious breakfast for less than $5.00 with Cuban coffee included.

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  1. La Carreta (restaurant)
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answered by
Rocio from Costa Rica

Hola Valerie.  I will give you different options of casual and fine dinning that I have enjoyed while visiting the city: Seasons 52, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, Villagio, Villagio, Prime 112 Restaurant, Toscana Divino, P.F. Chang's, Shake Shack, Altamare Restaurant, Hosteria Romana and Smith & Wollensky - Miami Beach.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Seasons 52 (restaurant)
  2. Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar (restaurant)
  3. Villagio (restaurant)
  4. Villagio (restaurant)
  5. Prime 112 Restaurant (restaurant)
  6. Toscana Divino (restaurant)
  7. P.F. Chang's (restaurant)
  8. Shake Shack (attraction)
  9. Altamare Restaurant (attraction)
  10. Hosteria Romana (restaurant)
  11. Smith & Wollensky - Miami Beach (attraction)
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answered by

Monty's on South Beach along the Marina on Alton is a great place. Excellent location. Big Pink is also a great locals place. Both of these are South of Fifth (SoFi) in South Beach. Also for stellar steak and a price to go with it, Prime 112 Restaurant. If you want a great view of the cruise ship leaving port go to the outside bar or seating atSmith & Wollensky - Miami Beach It's amazing. Ships are so close you can see the passengers faces. News Cafe (on Ocean Dr) is great for people watching. Joe's Stone Crab, again, SoFi area, is a staple that takes up almost a block. It's a definite must. Yelp these places for menus, photos and reviews.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Monty's on South Beach (restaurant)
  2. Big Pink (restaurant)
  3. Prime 112 Restaurant (restaurant)
  4. Smith & Wollensky - Miami Beach (attraction)
  5. News Cafe (restaurant)
  6. Joe's Stone Crab (restaurant)

answered by
Karina from Miami

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita (restaurant)
  2. Finka Table & Tap (restaurant)
  3. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar (restaurant)
  4. El Rancho Grande Mexican (restaurant)

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