From Biscayne Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, Miami’s glorious proximity to open waters places the city on the map as a premier destination for seafood and summer vibes year-round.
You can get both here, but picking out the best places for seafood is no easy task, however. This coastal metropolis is full of restaurants – too many to count – offering delicious marine treasures. Fresh fish? To verify. Stone crab and lobster? Recheck. Oysters, shrimps and mussels? Yes, to all three.
So where do locals and those outside go get their fix of seafood in the Magic City? Well we all have our favorites. But there’s nothing quite like snapping into giant claws and tasting the sweetest meat from century-old South Beach institution Joe’s Stone Crab or sipping bright, brackish New England oysters. to SoFi newcomer, Izzy’s Fish & Oyster. .
With something to suit every taste and budget, here are Miami’s best spots for the freshest ocean food:
10. La Camaronera
La Camaronera is Flagler’s classic neighborhood fried fish restaurant. The kind of old school seafood restaurant that serves no-frills food at reasonable prices. Specialties include Camaronera’s famous fried prawns, which you can order on their own ($ 8.95), in a combo with yellow rice and tostones ($ 13.95), or in a sandwich ($ 7.95). From conch fritters ($ 9) to coconut cream pie ($ 3.65), these seaside Cuban dishes are sure to keep you coming back for more.
9. Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill
Delicious ocean food, perfect views of the Miami River and over two decades of experience in commercial fishing land Casablanca makes it to 305’s list of best seafood restaurants. Dine al fresco and soak up see Miami sunrises and sunsets as boats float on calm waters. Following the slogan “Fresh from our boats to your table”, Casablanca is open from breakfast to dinner. And if you don’t have time for a sit-down meal, visit the adjoining fish market and then test your culinary skills at home (ambiance not included).
8. Seafood grill and Garcia fish market
Part restaurant, part fish market, Garcia’s has been serving Miami-Dade County’s best seafood sandwiches since the 1960s. Prices for these hearty, portable treats are reasonable, ranging from $ 10 to $ 14, and guests can feast on favorite dishes such as Garcia’s mahi-mahi and grouper Caesar salad. Go beyond sandwich bread with a spicy conch salad for a starter, and savor the homemade lime pie for dessert. Breathtaking views of the Miami River and fresh seafood caught daily give Miami residents a taste of the Florida Keys a little closer to home.
7. Zone 31
On the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel, Area 31 offers diners panoramic views of the downtown Miami skyscrapers and the sparkling waters of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay. Sit back and pair your sight with seafood-focused dishes and delicious cocktails that have become big hits during happy hour and beyond. Taking its name and most of its resources from Fishing Zone 31, an environmentally sustainable fishery, along with other local farms and ranches, Zone 31 offers a culinary experience unlike any other in Miami.
6. Fish bar lure
A name as dignified as Lure, this New York-based restaurant attracts an eclectic mix of clientele, from professionals to tourists and fashionable people looking for an exemplary seafood feast in a nautical-themed setting. Located inside the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Lure serves seafood such as giant crab cakes ($ 18) and seared sea scallops ($ 39). The huge array of oyster options from coast to coast and a stellar sushi program, with innovative creations ranging from $ 16 to $ 20, are also not to be missed.