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1. The Local House 400 Ocean Dr, South Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

The Local House boasts rustic communal tables and comfy chairs that encourage you to relax, eat, and maybe even take a nap.

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2. My Ceviche 235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Raw fish is the name of the game at My Ceviche, a Miami favorite serving up ceviche bowls, burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads, and sides that highlight fresh-from-the-ocean seafood. If it’s poke you’re looking for, it has that too, in options like wasabi sesame and ponzu shoyu. This fast-casual spot is a hit around lunchtime, so though you should prepare for a bit of a wait, remember that charred, fresh, briny goodness awaits you on the other side.

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3. Feverish Pop Shop 3252 NE First St, Miami, FL 33137 (Midtown)

This shop's got all kinds of crazy flavors, like pineapple basil, mango, chocolate salted coconut, or strawberry balsamic. If you're looking for something stronger, try a spiked pop like mango bourbon, strawberry mojito, or watermelon ginger vodka.

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4. Bar Louie 3201 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127 (Midtown)

Bar Louie is all about being bigger and better, from their grub like meatballs stuffed with cheese and burgers topped with onion rings, to their giant tables and jumbotron-esque televisions, this place is large and in charge.

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5. Lagniappe 3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137 (Midtown)

This music venue features a full-service bar and a stage that regularly hosts folk, jazz, and bluegrass musical artists. The upstairs space, which the owner bought and turned into a flat-style home, features homey furniture and a quaint aesthetic, and is available to traveling musicians and public travelers alike.

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6. Sweetcakes Cupcakes 3301 NE 1 Ave, Miami, FL 33137 (Midtown)

Because everyone (sober or inebriated) needs a craving-ender that's smart enough to not only offer sandwiches, but cupcakes and treats! -- FYI -- some cupcakes have booze in them.

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7. ROK:BRGR 5800 SW 73rd St, Miami, FL 33143 (South Miami)

ROK specializes in gourmet burgers like the King James (Kurobuta pork belly, red onion marmalade, brie, truffle aioli), craft brews and cocktails. Also, flatscreens to distract you from your imminent heart-attack.

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8. Latin House Burger & Taco Bar 9565 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33173 (South Miami)

Latin House Burger & Taco Bar boasts super-authentic Mexican fare (and ... burgers) in a retro, graffiti-filled space.

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9. Eating House 804 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

Eating House isn't a regular restaurant, it's a cool restaurant. Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli's spot began as a pop-up in 2012 before it took a permanent, brick-and-mortar turn in Coral Gables a few years later. It's hard to decide what Rapicavoli does better: local ingredient-driven dinner or over-the-top brunch. Whatever it is, all the dishes coming out of the kitchen -- like Cap'n Crunch pancakes or black truffle carbonara -- are similar in their sheer creativity.

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10. Pubbelly Steak 1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Because they'd just look like slackers if they only opened four restaurants in two years, the Pubbelly boys have birthed a fifth: Pubbelly Steak, a barn-style meatery in the old Georgia's Union digs (and right down the street from the rest of their empire) serving an extensive lineup of crazy beef cuts with even crazier toppings.

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11. Broken Shaker 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami, FL 33140 (Miami Beach)

In the backyard of the Freehand on South Beach, tucked off to the side, there’s a small alcove overflowing with cocktail-consuming hopefuls, waiting patiently to procure a poolside sipper. The Broken Shaker’s locale on the Freehand’s property is beneficial, not just because the grounds serve as a lounge for the tiny bar front’s patrons, but also because the bar menu taps into the property’s garden for ingredients, resulting in creative, substantive cocktails that also happen to be best when drunk by the pool, in the pool, on a hammock, or anywhere else in the hostel’s art deco backyard. Broken Shaker has since spread its craft cocktail success cross country, with locations in both Chicago and Los Angeles.

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12. Burger & Beer Joint 1766 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Burger & Beer Joint titles itself as the "Miami Gourmet Burger headquarters". Come grab a massive gourmet burger along with your favorite brew. The two will be a match made in heaven.

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13. Serafina (Dream South Beach) 1111 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Housed in the Dream South Beach Hotel, this Italian resto cooks up 24 different pizzas and a variety of other Italian dishes in a 129-seat indoor/outdoor space in South Beach.

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14. Dolce Italian 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Dolce Italian is an authentic and affordable Italian restaurant that situates its guests amongst marble communal tables, leather lounges, and a mozzarella bar centerpiece.

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15. Florida Cookery 1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Kris Wessel created this airy, contemporary joint as a way to pay homage to her love affair with Miami. She even claims she'd serve this food to her own family (well...thank God...wouldn't most resto owners?). Tons of unique cuisine smatters the menu (like roasted Everglades Wild Boar!), so be sure to take advantage.

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16. Josh's Deli 9517 Harding Ave, Miami, FL 33154 (North Miami Beach)

Josh's Deli is a "homey", kosher-style deli that has a menu that offers breakfast, soups, salads, and obviously "sandwiches and stuff".

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17. Bonding 638 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131 (Brickell)

Sit at one of the white tables set against the pink walls and order a drink from the illuminated sake bar. Enjoy Asian fusion fare - either entree size or small plate options for smaller prices (your wallet will thank you later).

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18. Momi Ramen 5 SW 11th St, Miami, FL 33130 (Brickell)

Unlike the cheap ramen you had back in college, Momi (who traveled Japan for a half-dozen years) has mastered the ramen to its purest perfection.

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19. OTC 1250 S Miami Ave, Brickell, FL 33130 (Brickell)

OTC does it right with fast, order-at-the-counter service and a laid-back Southern Florida atmosphere. There's a progressive menu with a fresh ingredient presence (duh). Also, they're pretty proud of their Indie-rock music selections.

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20. Brother Jimmy's BBQ 900 S Miami Avenue, Suite 135, Miami, FL 33130 (Brickell)

When the Brother Jimmy’s gods tell you to “Put some South in yo’ mouth,” you do not say no. The New York-based one-stop-shop for inexpensive beers and Southern fare splits its food menu equally between saucy barbecue specialities and fried delights. Hush puppies, fried pickles, hot wings anchor the starters, while fried spiced catfish and Dixie hoe cakes stand out among the non-BBQ entrées. Of course, it's a rarity to come here and not order barbecue, and luckily the platters of sliced brisket, Carolina pulled pork, and baby back ribs do not disappoint.

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21. MC Kitchen 4141 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137 (Design District)

MC Kitchen prepares modern Italian cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. The MC Kitchen has a warm ski-town feel with its Brazilian wood walls and long marble bar that stocks 450 vinos and shaken-to-order cocktails.

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22. Oak Tavern 35 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137 (Design District)

Oak Tavern takes their name pretty literally, from a giant transplanted oak tree on their patio to the multple tree-shaped lamps throughout the interior. Their Modern American menu doesn't feature anything of the barked variety, but instead has a multitude of seafood options and small plates for sharing.

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23. Pancho Taco 2531 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 (Wynwood)

Out back at Wood Tavern, there's a little placed called Pancho Taco, where a bona fide genius had the idea to serve cheap street-style Mexican food ($2 tacos and cheese quesadillas) and tons of booze, all in an outdoor space meant to resemble a lucha libre wrestling ring. Although there's no wrestling actually allowed, don't be surprised to get in a fight or two for the last of the homemade tortilla tacos stuffed with marinated chicken.

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24. Toro Toro 100 Chopin Plz, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)

This Pan-Latin restaurant sits in the lobby of a hotel, but its swank dark wood embellishments and leather booths make it feel like it's its own Miami establishment. The menu includes unexpected items like lamb skewers with yogurt sauce, though classic meat dishes like lamb chops and rib-eye steak are also popular.

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25. Reggae Tacos 93 SE 2nd St, Miami, FL 33130 (Downtown)

Although it's lunch only, Reggae Tacos has got enough Rastafarian pride to last well-beyond your meal, with flavorful island-style eats.

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26. Avenue D Jazz and Blues Lounge 8 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)

Soul, funk, and character lurk all around the corridors of this swank lounge. Avenue D keeps the Prohibition Era alive (Al Capone was said to be a reg) with gin gimlets and old school jazz.

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27. Whiskey Joe's 3301 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami, FL 33149 (Key Biscayne)

Whiskey Joe's is an island-themed party bar that invaded the old Rickenbacker Fish Company space on Key Biscayne. They sling cheap eats like jerk wings, crab cakes, and shrimp/sausage quesadillas, plus they'll grill up any fish you caught yourself while you get rip-roaring on their Jack Daniel's Honey-spiked lemonade.

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28. Blue Collar Restaurant 6730 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

Blue Collar's mission is to give off a true neighborhood hang-out vibe, which it successfully does with a huge menu of comfort food staples. Every day, the kitchen serves a different rib dish (baby back, short ribs, spare ribs, etc), parmesan dish (chicken, veal, pork, eggplant, etc), and a braised dish (brisket, pot roast, ox tails, pork shoulder). There's a whole chalkboard of vegetable sides to counter the meaty entrées, and appetizers like definitely-order-or-you'll-regret-it potato latkes. Don't even get us started on brunch -- just make sure you get there early.

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29. Bulla Gastrobar 2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

Bulla (pronounced boo-ya) is slang for chatter, and likely refers to both the bustling open kitchen at this large and light-filled space, and the conversation-inducing plates. The gastropub features tapas and a full bar, and brings the flavors of Spain to Coral Gables with courses like a calamari and king prawn paella, and a salad made with watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, and truffle honey.

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30. Pincho Factory 32 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

It's BYOB at PF's second outpost in Coral Gables, where they're serving the same delicious American eats, including their award-winning Best Burger in South Florida. The place is hellbent on countering your quinoa intake with bacon dogs and frighteningly awesome burgers, but they don't just stop there: PF also serves up killer breakfast eats like French toast soaked in a homemade custard, spiked with their banana bread beer reduction and smothered in caramelized bananas and maple syrup.

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31. Tongue & Cheek 431 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

This down-home American spot is serving up awesome craft 'tails and twists on classic eats like meatballs and gravy, fried chicken, cured pork belly, and fish-n-chips.

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32. Tequiztlan Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar 1884 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

The reincarnation of the former El Rancho Grande, Tequiztlan keeps all the culinary goodness of its predecessor and serves it in a ramped up, sleek space (the chrome vents of the exposed ceiling above go rather nicely with the industrial vibe and traditional brass chandeliers, making for a trendy ambience). It’s still owned and operated by the Ortiz family, who have been providing South Beach with quality Mexican fare for the past 25 years, so there’s no need to worry: all the tacos you so loved at the old digs are here and just as good -- if not better, when considered alongside a more extensive tequila and mezcal list.

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33. Lucali 1930 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Coming to South Beach straight from Brooklyn, Lucali is a local hotspot for those craving brick-oven pizza and calzones. Mark Iacono's pizza palace makes massive 22in pies with fresh-made mozzarella and an entire basil plant on every pizza. It can cost a little more than one might expect, but for a restaurant meal in Miami, it's still one hell of a deal.

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34. The Restaurant At The Raleigh 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Stepping into The Restaurant at The Raleigh is something like entering Narnia, sans wardrobe. The restaurant sits on its own terrace, with white-light-wrapped tree branches hanging over wicker chairs and tables like an untamed ceiling. In spite of the fact that it sits in the center of a Miami Beach hotel, this place feels like a genuine departure from the city motion waiting just outside. The menu focuses on modern American cuisine that is just as filling as it is tasty -- things like braised short rib with brussels sprouts, baked Maine lobster, and foie gras sliders. The place is armed with a raw bar and a martini bar, where patrons can gulp fresh oysters and Grey Goose, alike.

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35. De Rodriguez Ocean 101 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

With poolside seating and a revamped interior with lots of aged wood, Ocean plates Doug Rodriguez's Nuevo Latino take on the sea, this time with some Asian influence: ceviches including Thai lobster coconut w/ ginger, or tuna watermelon w/ kumquat, yuzu, and Thai basil, plus entrees like seared adobo tuna.

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36. Toasted Bagelry and Deli 83 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130

TBD's cooking up burgers and wraps named after Miami 'hoods, like the Calle Ocho Panini and the Golden Glades Cheese Steak. They've also got bagels on bagels, as the name would imply, with eight different kinds of homemade cream cheese to choose from.

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37. NAOE 661 Brickell Key Dr, , 33131 (Brickell)

This eight-seat sushi temple on Brickell Key is the best of the best for Tokyo-quality sushi in Miami. Crafted by Chef Kevin Cory, Naoe is an omakase-only experience that begins with a bento box before graduating to individual pieces of art-like nigiri. Even if you aren't a sake fan, be sure to order some with your dinner -- it's sourced from the chef's family's brewery in Japan.

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38. Soi Chinese Kitchen 645 NW 20 St, Miami, FL 33127

A Chinese food delivery joint (and food truck!) slinging high-quality ribs, wings, and pork-filled buns.

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39. The Butcher Shop Beer Garden and Grill 165 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127 (Wynwood)

All the meat (and believe us, there’s a lot of it) at this spacious Wynwood spot is butchered fresh daily and grilled to order by a father-son duo. With all the accoutrements of a beer garden (think picnic benches, beer specials scrawled in pastel on chalkboards, Christmas lights and stylized street art murals), it’s the ideal venue for grilling and chilling -- but with definite emphasis on the latter, as the immaculately tenderized meat here (especially when paired with notoriously lax service) can take awhile to get from bone to your table; fortunately, there’s craft drafts and booze-loving mango jalapeño margaritas to keep you and the squad cool while you wait.

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40. Riverside Market 608 SW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (Fort Lauderdale)

This homey, family-owned Ft. Lauderdale joint was born out of an old convenience store, where 550+ beers fill fridges that used to hold year-old sandwiches. You can crack open any of them in the store or save ‘em for home while getting down on the 20+ expertly curated taps, which often get taken over by some of Florida’s finest. If you do pull from the fridge, you just bring your empties to the counter when you're done and pay on the honor system. Riverside has effectively taken over the neighborhood with Craft Beer Cartel across the street, which itself holds beers, a nanobrewery, and homebrew equipment.

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41. Gilbert's 17th Street Grill 1821 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Fort Lauderdale)

Tucked in the Harbor Shops at Fort Lauderdale, this family-owned burger joint has been serving quality comfort food for over 10 years. It’s home cooking at its finest: the key lime pie, made fresh daily from an old family recipe, comes with a gratuitous dollop of whipped cream; clocking in at 8oz, the “CAB” Burger (Certified Angus Beef) is sure to satiate any cravings. There’s a casual, diner-meets-cafeteria vibe to the place (think hanging lantern-like lamps; upholstered banquette seating, two top tables clustered throughout), making it both group- and kid-friendly.

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42. Himmarshee Public House 201 SW 2nd St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 (Fort Lauderdale)

Occupying a Fort Lauderdale corner is the Himmarshee Public House, a grill and bar whose seemingly innumerably options cross taste boundaries. The food menu encompasses “Snacks & Bites,” “Main Plates,” “Greens,” “Sandwiches and Burgers” and “Sides,” and -- while you’ll be satisfied with the preponderance of dishes -- you won’t want to miss the smoked brisket nachos, the honey truffle fried chicken with skillet corn bread, or the Millionaire Cheese Steak with shaved rib-eye and truffle cheese sauce. The carefully curated beverage program features both local and brand name brews as well as wines and handcrafted cocktails, all of which will put a buzzy spin on the evening.

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43. Bourbon Steak 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180 (North Miami)

Free duck fat fries, an extensive menu of wood-grilled steaks (including Japanese and American wagyu), and a famous dry-aged burger make this Aventura spot easily one of the best steakhouses in Greater Miami. The name isn't misleading, either: the bourbon selection here is among the best in the city -- six whole pages of them -- as well as a curated list of barrel-aged cocktails and a daily happy hour that makes it all accessible to everyone.

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44. Bulldog Barbecue 15400 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33160 (North Miami)

Nicknamed the "Bulldog" for his competitive cooking on Top Chef Miami, Chef Howie Kleinberg is blessing the people of Miami with BBQ and burgers turned glorious. We think that Bulldog serves up some of the best BBQ in Miami, but we highly encourage you to stop by and decide for yourself.

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45. La Locanda 413 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Every city has a hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant run by actual Italians that serves amazing food at half the price and twice the flavor than its competitors. In South Beach, that restaurant is La Locanda. Not only does the extensive menu make you feel like you're in Italy, but the thin-crust pizzas are beyond comapre. They're topped with ingredients you never knew tasted so good on pizza, like hot dogs and fried eggs.

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46. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar 1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Before Yardbird opened in 2011, Miami wasn't known for its Southern comfort cuisine, which somehow seemed odd for a city that's geographically part of the American south. All that changed when Top Chef finalist Jeff McInnis, along with restaurant vets Chris Romero and John Kunkel, opened Yardbird in Miami Beach and instantly made a name with their fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and watermelon salad. The menu is chock full of quintessential down-home foods, and the well-stocked bar doles out house cocktails like blackberry bourbon lemonade and Bloody Marys with bacon-infused bourbon.