News Cafe

South Beach

The News Café at 800 Ocean Drive was a pioneer in South Beach, opening in 1988 as a sidewalk café with a news kiosk, a mix of jazz and classical music and basic...

  • Café or Bistro
  • American
  • 5
  • 1

Versailles

Little Havana

Versailles on Calle Ocho at 35th Avenue bills itself with some justification as "The world's most famous Cuban Restaurant." With its glittering "hall of mirrors"...

  • Casual
  • Other

Mandolin Aegean Bistro

Design District

The cuisine at Mandolin Aegean Bistro is Eastern Mediterranean, a creative marriage of Greek and Turkish dishes because the Turkish chef-owner has a Greek wife....

  • Café or Bistro
  • Mediterranean

Bonsai Thai & Sushi

Kendall

Bonsai Thai & Sushi is a hybrid serving sushi, Japanese favorites like gyoza and Thai classics. A specialty is the Lobster Bomb roll which wraps lobster tempura...

  • Casual
  • Sushi

Frenchie's Diner

Coral Gables

The mom-and-pop Frenchie's Diner serves its own take on French bistro food like moules and adds American hamburgers. It's popular with the neighborhood lunch crowd

  • Café or Bistro
  • French
  • 2
  • 1

Garcias Seafood Grille & Fish Market

Downtown

Started in the 1960s by Cuban refugees, Garcias on the Miami River is now a local institution. It continues to be old-school fish market and unpretentious...

  • Seafood
  • Local Cuisine

Azucar Ice Cream Company

Calle Ocho

The Azucar Ice Cream Company became a Little Havana institution almost from the moment it opened in 2011, offering artisan ice cream and sorbet just like Abuela used...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Sweets

Jimmy's East Side Diner

Upper East Side

A Biscayne Boulevard institution for decades, Jimmy's Eastside wins awards for "best diner" in Miami, serving all-day breakfasts, burgers and comfort foods like...

  • Casual
  • American

Joe's Stone Crab

South Beach

At the century-old Joe's Stone Crab, expect to wait. That's part of the tradition at the institution known for its stone crab, creamed spinach, hash browns and Key...

  • Fine Dining
  • American

Joey's Cafe

Wynnwood

Opened in 2008, Joey's was a pioneer in Wynwood back when nobody strolled on 2nd Avenue. It's known for its thin-crust pizza, innovative daily specials scrawled on a

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian

Juice & Java

South Beach

Juice & Java caters to the health-conscious with vitamin-packed drinks and organic and vegetarian dishes. Open since 2002, it offers a long list of natural

  • Casual
  • Vegetarian

Knaus Berry Farm

Homestead

Knaus Berry Farms is a cash-only farm store that has been in the same family since 1956. Folks make the trek down to Homestead for home-made baked goods, jams,...

  • Bakery
  • American

True Loaf

Sunset Harbor

With a Parisian air, True Loaf dispenses croissants, scones, brioche buns, pastries and loaves of organic bread, particularly sourdough. The owner, an ex-banker,...

  • Bakery
  • American

Yardbird Southern Table and Bar

Lincoln Road

Southern with a twist (and maybe a little bourbon) is what's cooking at Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, a rustic restaurant south of Lincoln Road on Lenox. That it...

  • Theme
  • American

11th Street Diner

South Beach

The 11th Street Diner shouts "diner" in its neon sign atop an Art Deco dining car built in 1948 for the Paramount Dining Car Company of Haledon, NJ. It has been...

  • Casual
  • American

Balans

Lincoln Road

If there's a reason for getting up early in South Beach, it is to breakfast at Balans, which combines the best in brasseries and sidewalk cafés at 1022 Lincoln Road...

  • Café or Bistro
  • American

Big Pink

South Beach

Big Pink is a retro diner with more than 200 menu items and daily specials served on stainless steel trays. Its comfort foods include a TV Dinner special. Its basic...

  • Casual
  • American

Blue Collar

Miami Modern District

It's easy to overshoot Blue Collar on the west side of busy Biscayne Boulevard but just swing around the block and find parking on the side. Small and unpretentious,...

  • Casual
  • American

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

Bayside

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, the chain, may not channel the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but it does served up Shrimp Po' Boys, seafood hush puppies, shrimp shack mac 'n

  • Casual
  • American

Calamari

Coconut Grove

Calamari specializes in seafood and Italian dishes with seating in a shaded patio or more formal dining room. It shares the patio space with Taurus Beer and Whiskey

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian

Capri

Florida City

The Capri Restaurant is the way Florida used to be back in the 1950s when the Accursio family from Boston opened the Capri in one rented room. Still in the family,...

  • Steakhouse
  • Italian

Cena by Michy

MiMo

Michelle Bernstein, the Miami celebrity chef who beat out Bobby Flay on the Iron Chef, recently reconfigured her flagship restaurant Mchey's on Biscayne Boulevard....

  • Fine Dining
  • American

City Hall The Restaurant

Edgewater

City Hall the Restaurant on Biscayne Blvd. at 20th Street serves its own version of comfort food, sort of a comfort food nouvelle, like house meatloaf with...

  • Café or Bistro
  • American

Cleo

Lincoln Road

Located in the Redbury Hotel just north of Lincoln Road, the Cleo is a trendy Eastern Mediterranean restaurant with Moroccan lanterns and waiters serving flaming...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Mediterranean

Coyo Taco

Wynwood

Coyo Taco under Chef Scott Linquist adds flash to authentic Mexican street food, using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Tortillas are made in house....

  • Casual
  • Mexican

El Rey de las Fritas

Little Havana

El Rey de las Fritas  serves up a creative menu of Cuban hamburgers  (frita cubana) topped with shoestring potatoes and tasty fruit shakes (batido de mamey...

  • Fast Food
  • Other

Front Porch Cafe

South Beach

For 25 years, The Front Porch Café at 1468 Ocean Drive has been known for its all-day breakfast, generous portions and reasonable (but not cheap) prices. Located in...

  • Café or Bistro
  • American

Gardenia

South Beach

Gardenia, tucked away behind the greenery of an artsy nursery, is a healthy breakfast-lunch spot featuring juices, croissants that taste straight from Paris,...

  • Casual
  • Fusion

Icebox Cafe

Miami Beach

Begun as a cake shop, the Icebox Cafe serves sophisticated yet simple seasonal cuisine with an emphasis on healthy dining. It has outposts at Miami International and...

  • Casual
  • American

Komodo

Brickell

Komodo is a 300-seat restaurant on three stories, indoor and out, in Miami's "business" district. It serves South Asian cuisine and custom cocktails. The menu takes...

  • Fine Dining
  • Asian fusion