As of August, indoor dining remains banned throughout Miami. And in South Beach, the rules of dining have been even harder to navigate, thanks to a special curfew that (at the time of this writing) goes into effect at 10pm. Still, there are places you can eat outside in South Beach, and a lot of them are very good. Here are some solid spots open right now, serving everything from outdoor omakase to the best pasta in town.
The South of Fifth Japanese restaurant Azabu is open for dine-in with covered outdoor seating. Their omakase counter, The Den, is also offering outdoor service (and takeout omakase is an option too) They are accepting reservations via their website or you can give them a call at (786) 276-0520.
Bebitos is a South Beach cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and coffee. They have lots of egg dishes, bowls, sandwiches, and outdoor seating. The current hours are daily from 8am-4pm, and reservations aren’t required.
The South Beach taco spot has set up some additional shaded picnic benches outside the shop, where you can eat your tacos and sip a frozen margarita. Reservations aren’t required.
CAO Bakery on Alton Road has covered its parking lot in astro turf, put up a tent, and expanded its outdoor seating. Stop by for a casual lunch or breakfast and eat things like Cuban sandwiches, pastelitos, or arroz con pollo croquetas.
The upscale restaurant inside the SLS South Beach is offering patio seating. You’ll want to make a reservation though, and you can do that by calling (305) 455-2999.
Diya is a vegetarian Indian restaurant in Sunset Harbour. They have outdoor seating and serve things like cheese dosas, a crispy eggplant burger, and “naanwiches.”
The South Beach pizzeria has some limited outdoor seating. There are a few tables outside the small shop where you can sit and eat. If those happen to be taken, delivery and takeout are both still options here.
Lucali in Sunset Harbour has set up tables outside the restaurant. They still aren’t taking reservations, but takeout is an option here as well in case there’s a wait.
The South of Fifth Argentinian spot is open and has covered patio seating. Orilla is accepting reservations online.
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 plant-based restaurant in South of Fifth is open with patio seating. They’ve got vegan burgers and sushi, amongst other things, and reservations are available online
Pubbelly is open with outdoor dining. You can make a reservation for the Sunset Harbour spot online.