Update: Miami-Dade County has limited all restaurants to outdoor seating only. The rule goes into effect on July 8. Read more about it here.
Since May 27, Miami restaurants have officially been allowed to reopen - as long as they follow certain rules. (You can read more about those rules here.) And the thing we’ve been asked the most so far is which restaurants have outdoor seating. All the spots on this guide do, though many of them also have indoor dining as well, so you’ll probably want to make a reservation or call ahead if eating outside is a priority.
For now, we’ll continue to update this guide as restaurants reopen around the city. For our full guide to the city’s takeout and delivery options, check out the Ultimate Miami Delivery & Takeout Guide.
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Located within the Upper Buena Vista outdoor shopping complex, Vista has a decent amount of outdoor seating as well as some rooftop tables. Reservations are available on their website.
Chug’s has some outdoor seating in their courtyard and is serving their full menu to those dining outside. They aren’t taking reservations, so stop by for a casual breakfast or lunch.
Glass and Vine in Coconut Grove has a lot of outdoor seating on its back patio, which has a view of Peacock Park. Reservations are available online and the menu has things like watermelon salad, ceviche, and steak frites.
Monty’s is back open with a lot of outdoor seating, oysters, and frozen drinks. Reservations for the Coconut Grove seafood spot are recommended but not required. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri from 4-7pm.
Spillover has temporarily switched concepts to become “Kush by Spillover.” The Grove restaurant is now essentially doing an impression of its sister spot in Wynwood, with burgers, beer, cocktails, and outdoor seating. They have Happy Hour too, Mon-Fri from 5 to 7pm.
Redfish is a waterfront restaurant located inside Matheson Hammock Park. There’s a big outdoor patio with just over 100 seats and a very big menu too, with mostly seafood with some other things like fried chicken and steaks. You can make a reservation online.
The Downtown cafe All Day is opening with only outdoor seating for the time being. They are also accepting reservations, which you can make online. Their menu will consist of the same great coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and brunch/lunch dishes you remember.
The Brickell sports bar/restaurant has seating available on its waterfront patio and you can make a reservation on their website. When sports do eventually return, it’ll be a good spot to watch alongside a burger, some wings, and a few beers.
The classic seafood spot on the Miami River is back open, and they’ve got waterfront tables on their back patio. Reservations are suggested. Make one by calling them at (786) 452-0161.
The Peruvian restaurant on Brickell Key is open for dine-in, serving dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations are required, especially if you want a waterfront table outside. You can make your reservation online.
Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne is open daily for dinner and for weekend brunch. They have outdoor seating with a waterfront view and reservations are strongly encouraged. Book a table online.
Key Biscayne’s Whiskey Joe’s is open Wed-Sun. Reservations aren’t necessary at the waterfront seafood restaurant. You can also arrive by boat because the marina next door is open.
Boia De has a small amount of outdoor seating. Reservations are definitely required for the tiny (and delicious) Italian restaurant. You can make one online.
Ironside is open for dine-in service with patio seating. The Little River Italian restaurant is mostly outdoors and accepts reservations. You can book one online or call them at (305) 531-5055.
Jaguar Sun is currently doing a weekend pop-up at Lot 6 in Little River. Their set up is entirely outdoors, with very spaced-out tables and a cashless system where you order on your phone. They’re serving things like oysters, tacos, and snapper aguachile. There’s no timetable on when this will end, so keep an eye out on their Instagram for announcements.
The cocktail bar and restaurant Casa Florida is back open. They are taking reservations online and have mostly outdoor seating.
The Little Havana spot Doce Provisions is open and has tables on its back patio. Their menu includes things like croquettes, fried chicken and waffles, and arroz imperial. You can make a reservation by calling (786) 452-0161, but walk-ins are welcome too.
Andiamo in MiMo is open for dine-in service. Pretty much all of the tables at this pizzeria are outdoors (and covered, in case it rains). They’re also still doing takeout and delivery, which you can order by calling (305) 762-5751.
Blue Collar has set up new picnic benches in the courtyard to expand their number of outdoor tables. You can make a reservation online but walk-ins are also welcome. The MiMo restaurant will continue to offer takeout and delivery as well.
MiMo’s Phuc Yea is open for dine-in and has tables available on their front porch and in their backyard patio. The Vietnamese/Cajun spot is recommending reservations. Make one via their website.
The South of Fifth Japanese restaurant Azabu is open for dine-in with covered outdoor seating. They are accepting reservations via their website or you can give them a call at (786) 276-0520.
The restaurant inside the Edition in Mid-Beach is back open for dine-in. Reservations are required and can be made online. They have a decent amount of outdoor seating scattered around the hotel pool.
South of Fifth’s Prime 112 is open and has outdoor seating. The upscale steakhouse has its full menu available, and reservations can be made by calling (305) 532-8112.
The waterfront sports bar in North Bay Village is open for dine-in. Monty’s is pretty much entirely outdoors and mostly covered. There might not be any sports to watch right now, but they’ve still got the wings, views, frozen drinks you remember. Reservations aren’t required.
Taquiza has opened its North Beach and South Beach locations for outdoor dining. They have patio tables and will be switching to more of a fast-casual system for the time being, where you order at the counter. Reservations aren’t necessary.
Wynwood’s 1-800-Lucky is open with some outdoor seating available in their courtyard. Their hours are Wed-Sun from noon-11pm, and vendors inside the market have everything from sushi and dumplings to ice cream. They aren’t accepting reservations.
The Wynwood Mexican spot has outdoor seating available and will be open for dine-in service Mon-Fri from noon-10pm. The full menu is available, as well as Happy Hour from 4-7pm. You can make a reservation through their website.
Several Coyo Taco locations in Miami are now open for dine-in service and all of them have at least a few outdoor tables. The Brickell, Wynwood, and Coral Gables locations are all open and you do not need a reservation.
The Wynwood sports bar has a decent amount of seating in their back patio. They’ve got beer, cocktails, and bar food like wings. A reservation is a good idea and you can make one online.
Under normal circumstances, KYU is entirely indoors. But they’ve recently converted some street parking into a handful of outdoor tables. The capacity is limited, so make a reservation online.
Some bars that serve food are allowed to operate under phase one rules, which is why Lagniappe is open for the first time in months. The wine bar has a lot of tables outside and will host live music every night from 8-11pm in their backyard. Reservations are not available.
The Wynwood restaurant and cocktail bar is open and has patio seating. They do rotisserie chicken, a great burger, and Sunday brunch. Make a reservation online.
Only outdoor seating is available at the Greek Design District spot right now. The restaurant’s retail store, Mrs. Mandolin, will be selling pantry items from the dining room. They’ll be open daily from noon-11pm and a reservation is a good idea. Make one online or by calling (305) 749-9140.
The Midtown Italian restaurant is open and has a backyard with a handful of tables. The restaurant is also offering two specials: 50% off select menu items every Tuesday and 50% off all bottles of wine every Wednesday. You can make a reservation online or by calling (786) 359-4990.