Black Point Ocean Grill
This salty waterfront restaurant in Cutler Bay is as close as you can get to leaving the county without actually doing so. Here, you can watch rosy-cheeked day drinkers house glasses of pinot gris at the bar, share conch fritters with friends on the deck, or sit on the dock and watch the manatees bop around. There is no indoor seating so dress for the weather. And it’s common to see amateur seafarers tie up their boats next to tables for a fish dip and beer break. But Black Point is also one of the few places in Miami where you can catch a fish, bring it to the restaurant (filleted and cleaned), and they will cook it for you. They charge by the pound, and you get your choice of two sides. If you’re lucky enough to catch a nice snapper, ask for it blackened.
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