Miami’s Best Restaurants

Miami is a popular destination with the yachting crowd. If you are heading to Miami on a yacht, enjoy our Miami’s best restaurants guide.

Miami is a popular destination with the yachting crowd. Many charter guests and yacht owners will spend their time ashore enjoying a selection of the city’s best restaurants. If you are heading to Miami on a yacht or a boat any time soon, enjoy our guide to Miami’s best restaurants.  

What food is Miami famous for?  

Miami is a cultural melting pot and has many dishes and cuisines from all over the world. Cuban food is extremely popular in Miami, as well as South American infused dishes. Some of Miami's most famous foods are Ceviche, Chicharron, Cuban Sandwiches and Key Lime Pie. Wherever you eat, the seafood will be fresh and delicious thanks to Miami's coastal location. 

Miami is a cultural melting pot and has many dishes and cuisines from all over the world. Cuban food is extremely popular in Miami, as well as South American infused dishes. Some of Miami’s most famous foods are Ceviche, Chicharron, Cuban Sandwiches and Key Lime Pie. Wherever you eat, the seafood will be fresh and delicious thanks to Miami’s coastal location.  

Does Miami have Michelin-star restaurants?  

Miami has many Michelin-star restaurants. In total, over 50 restaurants have been included in this prestigious list over the years. Some of the best restaurants in Miami are featured in the Michelin guide. In 2022, Miami restaurants such as L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Miami’s Design District, Ariete in Coconut Grove, Italian restaurant Boia De, Korean steakhouse Cote Miami and The Den at Azabu Miami were awarded Michelin stars.

What are Miami’s most famous restaurants?

Nobu Miami

Nobu is one of the most famous restaurants in Miami. With popular locations all around the world, Nobu is a refined lunch and dinner spot that serves Japanese fusion food. The restaurant’s reputation, elegant decor, and Miami beach location mean it is the go-to destination for many of the city’s rich and famous.  

Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant

Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant in Miami Beach is a very different experience but one of the area’s most famous places. Opened in 1913, this seafood restaurant is revered for its crab and Key Lime Pie.

Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant in Miami Beach is a very different experience but one of the area’s most famous places. Opened in 1913, this seafood restaurant is revered for its crab and Key Lime Pie.

Which Miami restaurants are on the water?  

Miami is a boater’s paradise and has many restaurants that cater to boating enthusiasts and yacht owners. The Baia Beach Club Miami, Joia Beach, Mambo Cafe and Shuckers Bar & Grill are popular places to visit on a boat and are right on the water. The Lido Bayside Grill offers unbelievable views of the ocean and is famous for its locally sourced seafood.

Which Miami restaurants are on the beach?  

South Beach is one of the most popular places to visit in Miami. There are many restaurants here that offer a laid-back, beachside vibe while still offering excellent food and drinks.

Carbone is one of New York’s most famous restaurants and has a location in South Beach, but it is extremely popular so make sure to plan a reservation many weeks in advance.

Carbone is one of New York’s most famous restaurants and has a location in South Beach, but it is extremely popular so make sure to plan a reservation many weeks in advance. For somewhere more casual, La Sandwicherie is a South Beach staple and offers casual lunches, freshly baked bread, and delicious sandwiches! For a true Miami experience of eating on the sandy shores, Joia Beach is a go-to place for yacht and boat owners. With a lively atmosphere and beachside location, it’s a fun spot to try on a weekend.

What are Miami’s best Cuban restaurants?

Puerto Sagua is a much beloved, casual restaurant in Miami that offers authentic Cuban food in South Beach.

Puerto Sagua is a much beloved, casual restaurant in Miami that offers authentic Cuban food in South Beach. Sergio’s Cuban Café and Grill is another excellent choice for Cuban food in Miami. A family-owned restaurant for over four decades, it is famous for its breakfast and croquetas. Finally, Old Havana’s Cuban Bar & Cocina is a popular spot for Cuban food and delicious cocktails.

Sergio’s Cuban Café and Grill is another excellent choice for Cuban food in Miami.
A family-owned restaurant for over four decades, it is famous for its breakfast and croquetas. Finally, Old Havana's Cuban Bar & Cocina is a popular spot for Cuban food and delicious cocktails.

What are Miami’s best rooftop restaurants?  

Enjoy the beautiful skyline of Miami from one of its many rooftop restaurants. Terras is in Little Havana and is a great place for plant-based dishes. Area 31 is another of Miami’s best rooftop restaurants, at the top of the Epic Hotel. For French Riviera vibes, guests should visit La Côte.

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