We could pick you up, blindfold you, and drop you at Boater’s Grill, and you’d probably think you were in the Keys, not Miami. And you’d be half right. This place is located inside Key Biscayne’s Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, sitting next to a quiet cove where you might possibly befriend a manatee. Stick to the standard fried seafood here and some beer if you’re in the mood. Admission to the park is $4-8 if you’re coming in a car, but that is a small price to pay for potentially meeting a manatee.
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If you’re trying to eat outside and stare at the water, head to one of these spots.
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WetLab is a bar on Key Biscayne located on University of Miami’s campus. It’s open to the public Wednesday-Friday and has an amazing waterfront.
Whiskey Joe’s is a seafood restaurant in Key Biscayne with a lot of outdoor waterfront seating. The seafood’s OK. The view is better.
Flour & Weirdoughs
Flour & Weirdoughs is a great Key Biscayne bakery with some interesting creations, like brisket croissants and cacio e pepe sourdough.
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Kush Coconut Grove
The Spillover is a seafood spot in Coconut Grove with some nice outdoor seating and a good Happy Hour.
Joe’s Take Away is the much more casual location next door to Joe’s Stone Crab where you can show up in shorts and get food to go.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
La Mar by Gaston Acurio in Brickell Key serves Peruvian food, including a variety of cebiches, and has a great view of the harbor.
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Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish
Garcia’s is an old-school seafood spot on the Miami River in Downtown that’s casual, but delicious.
Monty’s Raw Bar
Monty’s in Coconut Grove feels like a Key West raw bar, minus the annoying drive. Come here for the views, but don’t expect the city’s best seafood.
Shuckers Bar and Grill
Shuckers is a casual waterfront restaurant in North Beach where you can get decent seafood with a more-than-decent view.
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