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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Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill
Casablanca is a casual seafood spot on the Miami River. Most of the seating is outdoor waterfront tables, which is exactly why you come here.
Mike’s At Venetia
Mike’s is a random Irish dive bar on the roof of an apartment building right by the Venetian Causeway. It’s got a good view of the skyline.
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Boater's Grill Restaurant
Boater's Grill is a casual seafood spot inside Bill Baggs State Park. It has a really nice view of the water too.
The River Oyster Bar
River Oyster Bar is a reliable seafood spot in Brickell where you can have a nice sit-down dinner or some Happy Hour oysters at the bar.
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.
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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.
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.
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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