The 5 most wonderful waterfront restaurants in Miami

1) Black Point Ocean Grill

There’s nothing like snacking on smoked fish dip and peel-n-eat shrimp after a long day of boating, fishing or other water sports. This marina restaurant welcomes all come-as-you-are customers, and it’ll also cook your catch as long as you’ve cleaned it, and give you two sides to boot for 9,95 dollars per person.

terrace of the Miami Black Point Ocean Grill

At: Black Point Marina, 24775 SW 87th Avenue, Homestead

+1 305 258 3918

2) Sea Grill Restaurant

Don your most expensive labels to dine at this lovely Greek restaurant on the Intracoastal. Then order grilled calamari stuffed with feta cheese or jumbo shrimp infused with lemon and oregano. Just be careful to not squirt it on the neighbor’s 50.000-dollar Birkin.

pasta with shrimp from the Sea Grill Restaurant

3913 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach

+1 305 945 7555

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3) Joia Beach

If you want to put your toes in the sand, you can. That’s because this restaurant is located on a literal beach. Go for bottomless brunch. Go for aperitivos and happy hour, made all the better for watching the waves. Go for dinner and dance the night away. Just make reservations – and don’t wear stilettos.

beachfront bar Joia beach in Miami

1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Jungle Island

+1 305 400 7280

4) Lightkeepers

Overlooking the coast, this elegantly appointed restaurant offers fare that Executive Chef Raul A. Del Pozo sources from Key West to Central Florida. Try dishes that blaze through the Josper oven, such as the Caribbean spiny lobster tail with garlic confit or the Palmetto Creek pork chop with smoked chorizo and white bean ragout.

terrace at the Lightkeepers restaurant in Miami

At: The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne

+1 305 365 4156

5) Il Gabbiano

This white-tablecloth Italian restaurant, a mainstay in Miami, has impeccable fare, with fish flown in daily and pastas cooked tableside. The view is equally as memorable, given that it’s located in a high-rise overlooking Biscayne Bay. Sit on the patio and watch the boats speed toward the horizon while you dine.

interior of Il Gabbiano restaurant in Miami

335 S Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown

+1 305 373 0063

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