We could pick you up, blindfold you, and drop you at Boater’s Grill, and you’d probably think you were in the Keys, not Miami. And you’d be half right. This place is located inside Key Biscayne’s Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, sitting next to a quiet cove where you might possibly befriend a manatee. Stick to the standard fried seafood here and some beer if you’re in the mood. Admission to the park is $4-8 if you’re coming in a car, but that is a small price to pay for potentially meeting a manatee.
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If you’re trying to eat outside and stare at the water, head to one of these spots.
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Piononos is a busy Key Biscayne bakery that makes the best pavlova we've ever had the pleasure of eating.
WetLab is a bar on Key Biscayne located on University of Miami’s campus. It’s open to the public Wednesday-Friday and has an amazing waterfront.
Whiskey Joe’s is a seafood restaurant in Key Biscayne with a lot of outdoor waterfront seating. The seafood’s OK. The view is better.
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Shore To Door Fish Market
Shore To Door in Coconut Grove serves fresh fish on the weekends. Their backyard is our favorite place in the whole city to eat seafood.
Navé is an upscale seafood spot in Coconut Grove with a great raw bar, pasta, and more very good seafood dishes.
Watr At The 1 Rooftop
Watr is a rooftop restaurant on top of South Beach’s 1 Hotel. The food is nothing special, but this place has one of the best views in Miami Beach.
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Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish
Garcia’s is an old-school seafood spot on the Miami River in Downtown that’s casual, but delicious.
Shuckers Bar and Grill
Shuckers is a casual waterfront restaurant in North Beach where you can get decent seafood with a more-than-decent view.
Monty’s Raw Bar
Monty’s in Coconut Grove feels like a Key West raw bar, minus the annoying drive. Come here for the views, but don’t expect the city’s best seafood.
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