As social distancing and shelter-in-place orders in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, and across the world begin to lift, we’re all wondering what a return to normalcy and life post COVID-19 will look like. Though we are not exactly sure of what’s next, we do know that we can continue to support as many as we can within the hospitality industry.
South Beach is home to scores of wonderful seafood restaurants for those seeking the flavors of a fresh catch. And if we want to continue pleasing our palates, it’s crucial to support our favorite restaurants who have been in South Florida forever, and the new ones too.
Here is a glimpse of some of the new great seafood restaurants in Miami for you to try today and some of the staples that continue to be our #1s:
3540 Main Highway Miami, FL 33133
Navé may be one of the best additions to the Miami seafood dining scene. They feature a sophisticated, seafood-centric menu in a casually elegant setting. Chefs Michael Beltran and Justin Flit have created a menu filled with memorable dishes. The menu showcases bold flavor and quality ingredients that come together to create a meaningful dining experience, right in the heart of Coconut Grove.
2. SeasinS Miami
808 1st St. Miami Beach, FL 33139
SeasinS Miami is an authentic restaurant providing Portuguese Seafood dishes, rich in flavor, texture and even healthiness to Miami’s South of Fifth (SOFI) neighborhood. They offer the perfect blend of traditional and unique. Their mission is to represent the true identity of the Portuguese cuisine while being one of the most highly regarded restaurants in Miami. SeasinS is an experience you will never forget!
3. Osaka Miami
1300 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL 33131
4. A Fish Called Avalon
700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
No seafood lover’s stroll down Ocean Drive would be complete without a stop at A Fish Called Avalon. For over three decades they have been serving seafood and steaks on a nightly basis, to the delight of South Florida foodies and tourists alike.
Feel like a couples’ feast from the raw bar? We recommend their Seafood Festival, and not just for the great name. Offering two dozen oysters, sixteen mussels, a dozen shrimp cocktails, two whole Maine lobsters, lump crab meat salad, trio of ceviche, champagne mignonette, and cocktail sauce, this is a masterful meal that begs to be shared.
5. Joe’s Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Joe’s Stone Crab has been a mainstay of Miami Beach for over a century, and for good reason. Founded in 1913, Joe’s buys and serves more Florida Stone Crabs than any other restaurant. Their long-time expertise shows in their dishes.
The world famous raw bar includes Shrimp, Ceviche, Oysters on the half shell, Maine Lobster, King Crab claws, and—of course—plenty of Stone Crab.
A variety of other seafood options, including pasta dishes and shellfish platters, offer more sophisticated selections for the discerning palate. Landlubbers will be equally satiated by the steak, chicken, tacos, salad, and so forth offered up as alternatives to Joe’s classic seafood.
6. Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach
404 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lobster lovers need look no further than the Miami Beach location of Lobster Bar Sea Grille. Now in its fourth year, the Grille boasts fresh fish from all over the world and proudly displays them on a bed of ice at the front of the restaurant for customer approval and selection.
Lobster options range from Bisque “Au Cognac” and Nova Scotia Lobster Morsels for those feeling just a bit peckish to Lemon Risotto, Americaine, and Stuffed Whole Lobster if you’re seeking the full experience.
7. Poseidon Greek-Seafood Boutique Restaurant
1131 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Looking for seafood with Mediterranean flair? Poseidon features healthy dishes seasoned with classic Greek spices imported from the Taygetos Mountain of Kalamata.
Their fish are similarly flown in fresh from the Aegean Sea and prepared following classic Greek tradition for the most authentic Mediterranean experience that South Beach can offer.
In addition to fish and shellfish, Poseidon cooks up classic Hellenic dishes like Chicken Souvlaki, Moussaka, and Leg of Lamb.
8. Seawell Fish N’ Oyster (Minnow Bar)
660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Seawell Fish N’ Oyster has lived up to its expectations of being one of the top seafood restaurants in the area since opening last summer.
Seawell has made a splash in South Beach’s vibrant North of Fifth neighborhood. They focus on locally sourced ingredients and rustic regional classics. The menu strikes the perfect balance between straight-forward and playful, with approachable dishes made from finfish and shellfish alike.
The South Beach Seafood Festival is still on schedule for October 21-24, 2020! Tickets are on sale now for Crabs, Slabs & Cabs, Chef Showdown and the main event, the SoBe Seafood Festival. These tickets go fast, so purchase yours today!
We hope to see everyone there.