South Beach’s Top 10 Restaurants

With restaurants on every block, Ocean Drive is quite the culinary hub featuring an exotic array of restaurants within walking distance ready for you to indulge in. In true Miami Beach fashion, you will see tables outside lined up, full of tourists and locals any day of the week, some even showcase incredible performances, providing a modern day “dinner & show,” for guests to enjoy a delicious meal and flourish in the atmosphere. From five-star restaurants to the local taco spot, Ocean Drive unites a variety of restaurants inspired by flavors all over the world, making it one of the largest culinary sectors in the city. Below we have listed the top 10 restaurants in South Beach:

#1 Palace


The first and only LGBT bar and restaurant on Ocean Drive, known world-wide for their famous drag queen performances, fun cocktails and delicious menu (especially their world-famous brunch).

Distance from Strand: (Ground floor) 1-minute walk

#2 Naked Taco


Chef Ralph Pagano is setting a new standard for tacos with his creative spin on traditional Mexican food and outrageously named drinks in a flashy setting.

Distance from Strand: (0.1 mile away) 2-minute walk

#3 Mango's Tropical Cafe

Bringing legendary entertainment and a Floridian Caribbean fusion menu inspired by the Cuban culture. With nightly performances, this restaurant turned cabaret is known for its unforgettable food and live shows.

Distance from Strand: (0.1 mile away) 3-minute walk

#4 Gianni's at Versace

An exquisite blend of Italian Mediterranean food and wine collection in a historic setting, the iconic Versace Mansion, offers a unique experience under the stars, poolside or at the legendary dining room.

Distance from Strand: (0.1 mile away) 3-minute walk

#5 Planta

Undoubtedly the best vegetarian restaurant in Miami. Chef David Lee fills the void of an upscale, full service, plant-based dining option in the market by using high-quality products to create an innovative and delicious menu.

Distance from Strand: (1.1 mile away) 20-minute walk

#6 Macchialina

Authentic Italian cuisine from the bold Chef Michael Pirolo with fresh ingredients and rustic accents. Macchialina’s cool and enticing atmosphere with antique brick walls will make you feel as if you were transported to the streets of New York City.

Distance from Strand: (0.9 mile away) 18-minute walk

#7 Prime 112

World-renowned, upscale boutique steakhouse with sophisticated cuisine featuring classic menu items with a twist. The menu’s boldness compliments its enticing decor enhancing the lavish and lively atmosphere.

Distance from Strand: (0.9 mile away) 18-minute walk

#8 Prime Italian

Featuring classics such as Veal and Chicken Parmesan and dry aged steaks from Prime 112, Prime Italian is on another level of modern Italian dining with its oversized portions in an upscale atmosphere.

Distance from Strand: (0.9 mile away) 18-minute walk

#9 Joe’s Stone Crab

This historic South Florida landmark has been around for more than 100 years with the freshest crabs, lobsters and seafood. No visit to Miami is complete without stopping in at Joe’s Stone Crab for the incredible seafood, a relaxing atmosphere and stunning sunset views from the dock.

Distance from Strand: (1.1 mile away) 20-minute walk

#10 Lucali

Upscale brick-oven pizza known for its famous tomato sauce and melted buffalo mozzarella from the outpost of the acclaimed Brooklyn pizzeria, with an array of delicious Italian food.

Distance from Strand: (2 miles away) 13-minute drive

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