Since 1966, this spot has been the best place to eat on the Miami River - where you can watch yachts, boats that are almost certainly smuggling something illegal, and the occasional lost dolphin all drift by over the course of lunch. It’s still a good choice because it’s delicious, simple, and one of the few waterfront spots where you won’t be surrounded by $200 bottles of rosé and people who arrived via luxury jet ski. Start with some fried shellfish, listen closely to the daily specials, and if it’s stone crab season, you know what to do.
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Motek Cafe is a Downtown Israeli cafe with great dishes like shakshuka, hummus, and an arayes burger.
Meraki Greek Bistro
Meraki is a Greek restaurant in Downtown slightly hidden in a random little alley. If it’s a nice day, definitely sit outside.
Sparky’s Roadside BBQ
Sparky’s is the best place to grab a beer and some barbecue in Downtown Miami.
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The Fish House
Fish House is a South Miami seafood restaurant with a huge menu and weekly live music.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
La Mar by Gaston Acurio in Brickell Key serves Peruvian food, including a variety of cebiches, and has a great view of the harbor.
The River Oyster Bar
River Oyster Bar is one of the best restaurants in Brickell where you can have a nice sit-down dinner or some Happy Hour oysters at the bar.
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Amara At Paraiso
Amara At Paraiso in Edgewater is a beautiful place to eat outside and take in the view of Biscayne Bay. The mostly seafood menu is also really good.
La Camaronera Fish Market
Little Havana’s La Camaronera serves great seafood in a casual space. It’s also where you’ll find the incredible pan con minuta sandwich.
Pubbelly Sushi is a fun spot in Sunset Harbour that’s good for sharing some sushi and small plates.
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