Since 1966, this spot has been the best place to eat on the Miami River - where you can watch yachts, boats that are almost certainly smuggling something illegal, and the occasional lost dolphin all drift by over the course of lunch. It’s still a good choice because it’s delicious, simple, and one of the few waterfront spots where you won’t be surrounded by $200 bottles of rosé and people who arrived via luxury jet ski. Start with some fried shellfish, listen closely to the daily specials, and if it’s stone crab season, you know what to do.
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Floyd is a club in Downtown that’s open late. It’s pretty small, so don’t expect a lot of personal space and be ready to dance.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
La Mar by Gaston Acurio in Brickell Key serves Peruvian food, including a variety of cebiches, and has a great view of the harbor.
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Captain Jim’s Seafood
Captain Jim’s is a casual restaurant in North Miami that serves simple but delicious local seafood.
Big Easy Winebar & Grill
Big Easy is a pretty random and unremarkable South African restaurant inside the Brickell City Centre.
Amara At Paraiso
Amara At Paraiso in Edgewater is a beautiful place to eat outside and take in the view of Biscayne Bay. The mostly seafood menu is also really good.
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La Camaronera Fish Market
Little Havana’s La Camaronera serves great seafood in a casual space. It’s also where you’ll find the incredible pan con minuta sandwich.
Pubbelly Sushi is a fun spot in Sunset Harbour that’s good for sharing some sushi and small plates.
Monty’s Raw Bar
Monty’s in Coconut Grove feels like a Key West raw bar, minus the annoying drive. Come here for the views, but don’t expect the city’s best seafood.
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