As the rest of the country is pulling out their sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes, Miami and South Beach, the cities of eternal summer, are known for having the most gorgeous beaches in the world and endless days in the hot sand. But as the sun begins to set and you begin to pack up after a long day at the beach, your stomach begins to growl and you ask yourself, “What should I eat for dinner tonight”? Luckily, Miami Dade & South Beach are known not only for their year round beaches but also for their wide variety of decadent restaurants, offering some of the best beach bites in town. And many of these restaurants in Miami now offer outdoor patio dining options (usually with a spectacular view!) for a more casual [socially distanced] setting and takeout.
While there are hundreds of South Beach restaurants to choose from, here are some of our favorite hot spots for delicious bites and some of our favorite items on their menus.
2750 NW 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33127
Okay, we’re starting with dessert. But after a long hot day at the beach, a nice cold (and delicious) treat will hit the spot! That’s why we head to Cielito Artisan Pops. With over 40 flavors in store daily, Cielito is known for its healthy, hand-crafted pops made with fresh ingredients daily.
Check out some of our favorite flavors:
In house baked brownies and meringue chunks, swirls of dulce de leche, all swimming around in our creamy vanilla bean ice cream
Guava & Cheese
Our in house pasteurized cheese ice cream pop filled with our homemade guava jam made from local pink guavas
A refreshing treat that combines all the flavor of kiwi and raspberry, made from real fresh fruit peeled and cut in house daily
A combination of two of our most refreshing flavors, entirely made from fresh pineapple peeled and cut daily and our mix of pure coconut water and coconut chunks
Check out their full menu here.
1368 N Miami Ave. Miami, FL 33136
Looking for a one-of-a-kind environment to sit back and relax after the beach? Tomorrowland Miami is the place for you. Featuring your typical pub food with a gourmet twist, this local hangout is the place to be any night of the week. It’s a gem hiding in plain sight, with a food truck on-site at all times. Did we mention they have a daily happy hour?
Sounds good right? Here are some of the items on their menu:
Basket of fried chicken and bite size churros
Unleash The Dragon Cocktail
Made with fresh dragon fruit from their farmers market
Crispy Cauliflower Tacos
Garnished with cilantro, pickled onions and jalapeño salsa verde
With jalapeno salsa verde
Check out their full menu here.
700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Complete your nautical adventure at one of the top seafood restaurants in Miami, A Fish Called Avalon. Located on the famous Ocean Drive on Miami Beach in the historic Avalon hotel, it’s the perfect setting for a romantic dinner, a family affair or a night on the town. It’s definitely the place for an authentic South Beach Seafood experience.
Interested in a taste? Here are some of the highlights from their menu:
Braised Mahi Mahi
Served with spinach, giant white beans, heirloom tomatoes, orange zest & citrus and a chenin blanc butter sauce
Charcoal grilled and served with marinated fennel, madeira squid Ink reduction and watercress vinaigrette
Orzo Pasta Seafood Paella
Maine Lobster, Shrimp, Sea Scallop, Mussels, Clams, Calamari, Saffron Roasted Tomato Broth, Baby Spinach
See their full menu here.
1131 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL
Craving the fabulous flavors of Greek, Mediterranean and seafood cuisines? We recommend the delicious Poseidon Greek Restaurant located right in Miami Beach. A newcomer to the South Beach restaurant scene, Poseidon’s has made a name for themselves by serving healthy dishes that take you on a culinary journey through Greece.
Want to experience the auras of Santorini or Mykonos? Here are some menu items to give you a sample.
Extra virgin Olive Oil, aged wood barrel feta cheese, wild oregano, sweet capers, Florida Heirloom tomatoes, fresh baby cucumbers,kalamata black olives
Topped with feta,roasted almonds and Greek honey
Braised Leg Of Lamb
With a peanut crust
See more of their menu here.
1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Looking to end the beach day with a Mexican fiesta? Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is the place to be. Bodega runs a traditional mexican kitchen with a unique and locally inspired twist. And they don’t just serve food! Miami’s best tequila and mezcal cocktails can be found daily at the Bodega’s speakeasy cocktail lounge. Talk about the perfect way to end a day at the beach!
Here are some of our favorite meals from Bodega:
Topped with Cinnamon Sugar and Nutella
Tomato, Onion, Cilantro and homemade chips
Grilled Rib Eye Steak, Mexican Rice, Oaxaca, Rajas, Black bean Refrito, Potato Sticks, Red Chili Crema
Guajillo Braised Short Rib, Cotija, Charred Onions, Potato Sticks, Cilantro, Salsa Rosada
Quesadilla Con Rajas
Choice of Roasted Pork, Braised Short Rib, Roasted Chicken, Carne Asada, Grilled Shrimp or Vegan Asado
For their full menu, click here.
9610 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156
And last, but certainly not least… If you venture off the beach and get cleaned up, try Chef Adrianne’s newest host spot, Redfish. Located inside the historic Matheson Hammock Park, this newcomer restaurant mixes new American seafood with traditional fish house classics all marinated with the chef’s signature maximum flavor style. We highly recommend enjoying the most beautiful sunset you can see while dining on top quality seafood and drinking craft cocktails. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!
Want to hear more about their menu? Here are some of our favorites:
Ahi Tuna Sashimi
Chipotle Aioli, Cucumber Pico de Gallo, Avocado Creme, Wonton Strips
Cioppino Seafood Stew
Grilled a Truccione Bread, French Riviera Butter
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Chipotle Aioli, Garlic Cilantro, Roasted Pineapple Relish
Fried Snapper Sandwich
Caper cream, shaved lettuce, tomato, onion, chives, on a hoagie brioche bun
See their full menu here.
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, a frosty treat or a delicious seafood restaurant in Miami, you can be reassured that South Beach & Miami Dade have every kind of beach bite you need. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, see you at the South Beach Seafood Festival in 2021!