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Where to Eat and Drink in Miami

Best places to eat and drink whilst in Miami


Miami has become a lot more than a city to party, with different restaurants popping up all the time. I had heard mixed reviews about the food in Miami, but we did a lot of research and got recommendations beforehand so we knew exactly where to go.


It's always best to book restaurants as far in advance as you can, especially in Miami as things to get booked up quickly.


There are loads of amazing places to eat whilst visiting, but here are some of the best restaurants and places to eat and drink whilst in Miami:



1. KYU

Wynwood / $$$


This is first because it was my favourite restaurant in Miami. The food was INSANE and the staff are so nice and welcoming. It's an Asian inspired restaurant in Wynwood where a lot of the food is cooked on a wood fired barbecue. The dark, simplistic look of the restaurant is a vibe and sets the tone for the evening. We LOVED every dish we got, so make sure you order the roasted cauliflower, tuna crispy rice and the Korean fried chicken. We also got bought the coconut cake, which is not something I would usually chose but it was SO good.



KYU Miami




2. Doya

Wynwood / $$$


Set in the heat of Wynwood (but it doesn't feel like it) and some of the best Meze I've had. The cuisine is described as 'modern Aegean Meze' and is essentially a mix of Greek and Turkish dishes; think flatbreads, dips, kebabs and roasted, spiced vegetables. All the dishes are great for sharing, meaning you can try more. The food has so much flavour (a lot of it is cooked on fire and coals) and tastes fresh - their ingredients are seasonal. We loved the setting too - we sat outside in their garden (there were lots of emergency umbrellas opened when it started raining). We went for dinner but I think it would be great for a lunch too.




Doya Miami




3. B Bakery & Bistro

Brickell / $$


Come here if you are looking for a brunch/breakfast/lunch spot in Brickell or just come purely to eat here! The food was incredible and not too expensive; we had the spicy tuna toast and I still think about the strawberry goats cheese croissant (sounds weird but don't know it till you've tried it!).



B Bistro & Bakery, Miami
B Bistro & Bakery, Miami


4. Lobster Shack

Miami Beach / $$$


We came here on our way into Miami and lobster rolls were on our list to try so we decided to head to Lobster Shack. The food was good, but it was very expensive (over $30 per person) for the portion sizes that were quite small. We got the cajun lobster rolls with lobster bisque on the side (which were both very good) and a soft drink.





Lobster Shack, Miami
Lobster Shack, Miami

5. Swan Restaurant

Midtown / $$$


We were staying at The Goodtime Hotel and were recommended Swan Restaurant as it is part of the same group (Groot Hospitality by Pharrell Williams & David Grutman), so we decided to come here for some drinks before dinner. We loved the indoor/outdoor vibe and decor of the restaurant. Just like The Goodtime Hotel, you need to try their signature cocktails.



Swan Miami





6. 1-800 Lucky

Wynwood / $$


Visiting here for a meal or snack is MUST whilst in Miami. 1-800 Lucky is an Asian food hall and the food is amazing. The food looked so good from very vendor so we tried as many dishes as we could. The variety of pan-Asian dishes vary from sushi to Vietnamese sandwiches and Japanese ice cream to fried chicken. There are a couple of large bars too, indoor and outdoor seating and 1-800 lucky goes on until late with a DJ playing mostly hip-hop. It's reasonably price compared to a lot of the places in Miami, so I would recommend going early evening (it gets busy), grabbing some food and drinks and staying on for the party after.



1-800 Lucky Miami



7. TimeOut Market

Miami Beach / $$


We headed to the TimeOut market to escape a day of rain in Miami. It's a food hall filled with different vendors including Vietnamese sandwiches, Ramen, fried chicken and pastries. It's the perfect place to come if you can't decide which cuisine you want or people want different things. There is also a large bar in the middle for drinks.



TimeOut Market Miami



8. Bakan

Wynwood / $$$


We were drawn into this Mexican restaurant in Wynwood due to indoor/outdoor feel. Being big fans of margaritas we decided to stop by for one on the way to dinner. The food looked good (we were eyeing up the tacos) and you can watch the chefs prepare the food in the open kitchen.



Bakan Wynwood Miami




9. Strawberry Moon at The Goodtime Hotel

Miami Beach / $$$


We were staying at The Goodtime Hotel, but had to mention their restaurant and bar, Strawberry Moon. We thought we should have burgers (after being in America for 10 days and not having had one) and it didn't disappoint. Their signature cocktails are great too, a highlight being the Purple Reign.



Strawberry Moon Miami




10. Versace Mansion (The Villa Casa Casuarina)

Miami Beach / $$$$


We wanted to see The Versace Mansion but weren't bothered about eating here. Instead of paying an entry fee to look around, you just have to buy a drink at the bar instead. The drinks are really expensive here (over $30 for a cocktail) and the staff escort you to the bar and wait for you to buy a drink before you are able to look around, which was quite strange.



Versace Mansion Miami




11. Rosetta Bakery

Miami Beach (multiple locations) / $$$


We grabbed breakfast here a few times to eat on the beach and we loved their pastries, particularly the pistachio croissant.




Rosetta Bakery, Miami
Rosetta Bakery, Miami

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