South Beach Seafood Festival       |       October 19-22, 2022       |       Miami Beach, Florida

The Best Seafood Restaurants in Miami

We’re just about one month away from one of the greatest events of the year, the South Beach Seafood Festival. This festival is unlike any other because it features music, games, and drinks all set up with the beautiful South Beach backdrop. And, if it wasn’t already obvious, lots of seafood.

Whether you’re buying a pass for multiple days of the festival or are only down for one, make sure you and your friends and family don’t miss out on Saturday, October 26. The last day of the Sobe Seafood Fest features pop-ups of the top seafood restaurants in Miami, all in one convenient location. Here’s a rundown of the names you’ll see on the sand, along with links to their menus… in case you want a sneak peak:  

Bodega – Home of Battle Taco competitor, Chef Bernie Matz. If you can’t make it to the battle to sample his food on October 25, make sure you head to the Bodega pop-up on Saturday. 

Diez y Seis – Located at the Shore Club South Beach, this Mexican restaurant serves the classics with a twist, with Chef Jose Icardi at the helm.  

Truluck’sStop by for some surf’n’turf. Enough said. 

Ella’s Oyster Bar – Find this restaurant in the heart of Little Havana… or on the sand at Sobe Seafood Fest. We’ll leave it to you to guess what their specialty is.  

Maska Indian KitchenCome find Maska at the festival and try traditional Indian flavors with a Miami twist. Did somebody say “dosa tacos?”

DragonflyAward winning sushi? You really can’t go wrong. We’re sure you’ve heard of Dragonfly.

The Lobster ShackThis restaurant serves up affordable seafood in a family-friendly atmosphere. Try the classic fish in a bag, or maybe one of their six unique lobster rolls will be up for grabs. 

TanukiTanuki offers a full menu of modern Asian food, with flavors from all over the continent. Their menu offers everything from sushi to dim sum, so don’t pass their pop-up without stopping for a bite!

Rusty PelicanThis beautiful waterfront restaurant will be sticking with that theme on the sand of South Beach at Sobe Seafood Fest. Keep an eye on their award-winning brunch.  

Red, the SteakhouseYou really can’t go wrong with a visit to one of the Top 10 steakhouses in the country. And now at Sobe you don’t even need a reservation!

PoseidonLed by Executive Chef Demetrios Pyliotis, you will truly experience a taste of Greece on South Beach. We’re not kidding – nearly all the ingredients are imported from the chef’s homeland. 

Cafe AvantiGet your Italian fix at Cafe Avanti’s pop-up. After all, what goes together better than seafood and pasta? 

Joe’s Stone CrabThis restaurant is a Miami classic. With the Sobe Seafood Festival’s last day celebrating the beginning of Stone Crab season, you simply have to sample this delicacy. Not to mention, Joe’s is a sustainable restaurant which returns the crab body to the water so they can regrow their claws. 

CJ’s Crab ShackThough they offer a wide array of seafood, we’re all hoping CJ’s brings their signature crab cakes to Sobe.

Naked TacoJust like Bodega, Naked Taco chef Ralph Pagano is battling on October 25. If you can’t make it Friday, be sure to stop by their pop-up on Saturday to experience the flavors and the atmosphere.

Miami SmokersThis little Havana restaurant is back! Featuring a menu of mostly pork, founders Andres Barrientos and James Bowers claim their smoking methods to be the best. If you’re a meat lover, come by and see what all the hype is about. 

Lobster Bar Sea GrilleThis upscale restaurant won’t be far from their home in the heart of South Beach. Aside from a diverse menu, their “Pooches on the Patio” menu is for your furry friend. What’s not to love?

TomorrowlandHuge music festival or delicious restaurant? Everybody likes bar food, so if you want to try it with a gourmet twist, stop by their pop-up!

A Fish Called AvalonCheck out this TripAdvisor recommended restaurant, normally located in the iconic Avalon Hotel, now on the shores at South Beach Seafood Festival. 

Pubbelly SushiCome try this creative sushi joint, offering some twists of Latin & Miami flavors along with the traditional. 

If you’re tired of funnel cakes and fries, do yourself a favor and make your way over to South Beach Seafood Festival on October 26. We guarantee you that this fest will be serving up gourmet items you won’t want to miss. Choose between a general admission ticket or VIP. Both give you access to live music, games, and a complimentary open bar. But, if you’re looking for some added perks, like food vouchers or staying a bit later into the night, go for the VIP option. You won’t regret it. You can access tickets here, and be sure to follow us on Instagram for the latest updates @sobeseafoodfest.


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