Yardbird serves those big, heavy Southern dishes you know will put you out for the next six hours, but you happily eat anyway because they’re that good. Fried chicken is the main attraction here, and the best way to get it is in the chicken ‘n’ watermelon ‘n’ waffles, which (as you may have guessed) comes with waffles and an amazing chilled spicy watermelon. Brunch here is also a great way to get way too full on a lazy Sunday morning. Take a stroll down Lincoln Road to recover, where people will be too busy fighting their way through the Apple Store to judge your “I ate too many biscuits” face.
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Watr At The 1 Rooftop
Watr is a rooftop restaurant on top of South Beach’s 1 Hotel. The food is nothing special, but this place has one of the best views in Miami Beach.
Gitano is a pricey Mexican restaurant in a Mid-Beach hotel that’s mainly filled with tourists and people trying to relive their Tulum vacation.
Basement is a club in Mid-Beach with bowling lanes, a small indoor ice skating rink, and a dance floor.
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Ember is an upscale American restaurant in the Design District that looks way more interesting than it actually is.
Eating House is a solid brunch option in Coral Gables with a random mix of food ranging from fried chicken and waffles to scallops.
Big Pink is a touristy South Beach diner with over 100 things on the menu, including burgers, pasta, and fried chicken.
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Mandolin Aegean Bistro
Mandolin Aegean Bistro in the Design District serves very solid Mediterranean food on a beautiful outdoor patio.
Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co.
Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co. in South Beach is where to go for good bar snacks and to day drink.
Michael’s Genuine is one of the only places you can go for a low-key brunch or casual dinner in the Design District.
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