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Top 10  Restaurants in Miami Beach

10. Safron

MAP   MENU   (305) 397-8118

The Fresh Prince of South Beach! On the more affordable end of our Top Ten Miami Beach restaurants is Safron, a quaint establishment providing authentic Turkish delights while tucked away from the crowds. The lamb shish kebabs, baba ganoush, falafel, huge hot gyros, and cigar rolls (feta cheese-stuffed pastries with tzatziki) will have you coming bak-lava for more! Pickup and delivery options available. Open daily 11 AM - 2 AM.

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9. Gianni’s

MAP   MENU   (786) 485-2200

Located at the former Versace mansion, this luxurious Top 10 Miami Beach restaurant offers a blend of Italian and Mediterranean delicacies. Executive Chef, Thomas Stewart, a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu program at the International Culinary Academy, will ensure you receive an expertly and elegantly crafted dining experience. Seating is offered inside the historical mansion or outside next to the pool—tasteful to both your visual and gustatory senses! Open Tues-Sun 7 PM - Closing.

8. Mister 01

MAP   MENU   (305) 397-8189

Whether you’re craving late-night or breakfast pizza (college, anyone?), there is none better than Mister 01. With selections including coffee pizza and chocolate croissants, you are sure to find your one-of-a-kind Italian delicacy. Top 10 Miami Beach Tip: there is no sign, so just wander around until you see a hostess on a chair who will lead you to the back alley door. If it sounds shady and mafia-esque, you know you’ve found some good Italian food. Follow her to discover this pizza Wonderland! Open Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 11 PM, Sat-Sun 12 PM - 11 PM.

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7. Pubbelly

MAP   MENU   (305) 532-7555

Petite (portions), exposed (brick), and hard-to-get (seats), this cozy  tavern is hot on the market and well-deserving of a coveted spot on Top 10 Miami Beach cafes. Award-winning Chef, Jose Mendin, has perfectly portioned his porcine plates, designed to be shared with friends around the table and affordable enough to sample several. From octopus to cheesecake donuts, you are certain to fall in love with this menu. Also check out Pubbelly Sushi around the corner! Open Tue-Thu & Sun 6 PM - 12 AM, Fri-Sat 6 PM - 1 AM, and a special brunch on Sunday 12 - 4PM.

6. La Sandwicherie

MAP   SITE   (305) 532-8934

You’re not looking for a sit-down restaurant, you say? Fear not! This Top Ten Miami Beach eatery is completely outdoors with fast service. Order your delicious French vinaigrette-topped sandwich or croissant at the walk-up bar, then plop down in the bar-type seats available or amble around town unabashedly stuffing your face. Be sure to wash it down with a fresh fruit smoothie or steaming hot espresso. Open Sun-Thurs 8 AM - 5 AM and Fri-Sat 8 AM - 6AM.

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5. Puerto Sagua

MAP   MENU   (305) 673-1115 

A hidden gem and local favorite, Puerto Sagua is THE place to sample some Cuban flare. The old-school feel and no-frills attitude create a comfortable ambiance with even more satisfactory prices. Order oxtail stew, arroz con pollo, and an iced Cuban coffee with flan to follow and you’ll understand why this place has been a Top 10 Miami Beach cantina for over 20 years. Open daily 7 AM - 2 AM.

4. Front Porch Cafe

MAP   MENU   (305) 531-8300

The kind of down-home cookin’ that makes you feel like you never left home! Known for their amply portioned breakfast plates, including a breakfast pizza, this Top 10 Miami Beach cafe is sure to leave you feeling like a beached whale — which is convenient since the beach is next door. 1/2 price drinks are available for a 4-7 PM happy hour, as well as fresh, affordable, American-inspired dishes for both dinner and lunch. Open daily 7 AM - 11 PM. 

3. LT Steak & Seafood

MAP   MENU   (305) 673-0044

Located inside the luxurious historic, “Betsy Hotel”, this Top 10 Miami Beach surf-and-turf establishment offers a more intimate, secluded dining experience. Lunch and dinner are three courses, giving you time to relax and wind down. In the morning, sit near the crashing waves while you wake up with a specialty breakfast (brunch if you’re the sleep-in-late type). Be sure to make reservations for the rooftop Ocean Deck and watch the sun set over the Atlantic. Cheers! Open 7 AM - 11 PM (8 AM - 10 PM for Ocean Deck).

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2. Yardbird

MAP   MENU   (305) 538-5220

This place is so good you could probably convince The South to take Florida back. Featuring shrimp and grits, maple bacon donuts, blackberry bourbon lemonade, fried chicken ’n’ watermelon ’n’ waffles, mac and cheese… mama’s southern home kitchen menu goes on and on, but you’ve probably already grabbed an Uber to head here! Just note that after eating here, you may not be able to rise again. Open Mon-Thur 11:30 AM - 11 PM, Fri 11:30 AM - 12 AM, Sat 9:30 AM - 12 AM, & Sun 9:30 AM - 11 PM.

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1. Joe’s Stone Crab

MAP   MENU   (305) 673-0365

Fact: this Top 10 Miami Beach restaurant is so old that the city was actually built around it! On-site fish and meat butchers ensure the perfect cuts, and the stone crab claws have earned this restaurant an international and century-old reputation. Feel like a legend without the price: with $4 valet parking and competitive seafood prices, you can stuff yourself silly and not even have to walk back to your Kia rental like the other plebians. Open Wed, Thurs, & Sun 6-10 PM, Fri-Sat 6 - 11 PM. Note: no reservations!

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