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 Yard Bird Southern Table & Bar

Delicious waffles with chicken and honey on wooden board, closeup

The deliciousness of gourmet styled comfort food – that’s what you will expect at Yard Bird Southern. Crowds come from all over to enjoy Yard Bird’s fan favorites like their buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken and waffles, their legendary mac & cheese, and much more.
But wait, your meal is not complete without your picture-perfect Instagram post with your favorite drink in hand and best friends at your side.

#2 Bodega Taqueria Y Tequila

Tequila in Shot Glasses with Lime and Salt

How does “Taco Tuesday” sound EVERY DAY?! The menu at Bodega Taqueria Y Tequila includes over a dozen different types of tacos and various burritos. They also feature a Beyond Meat Carnada Asada Taco that’s Beyond Fantastic for the non-meat eaters of the world! Get fresh flavors like cilantro, salsa, red onion and more on top of your grilled shrimp, carne asada or chicken.
The flavors of eccentric Miami with a full bar to kick back with a taco in hand and a cold one in the other.

#3 Joe’s Stone Crab
Stone crab claws with lemon butter and mustard on a plate as photographed in south beach miami florida

One of the oldest restaurants in Miami Beach – Joe’s Stone Crab is of Miami’s absolute classics. Joe’s draws crowds from all over Florida, with their lobster macaroni and cheese and their jumbo lump crab cakes. The ultimate decadence in Miami! Although they do not take reservations and it might require you arriving a little earlier – it is totally worth it! They also offer a take away option that has the full menu available!

#4 La Sandwicherie Miami Beach
Ham and cheese sub sandwich with artisan bread on wooden background

With all their locations in Miami, you are bound to find one of these spots along your adventure. La Sandwicherie offers fresh ingredients, great flavor and fantastic taste. Whenever visiting them, don’t forget to order dessert with your awesome salad, smoothie or sandwich! Looking for vegan substitutes, well, they got ’em – hummus, veggies, avocados, and more. You can find them in Wynwood, Brickell, Miami Beach, North Beach and a new location opening in Coral Gables.

#5 Gianni’s Restaurant – at the Former Versace Mansion
Miami, USA - July 31, 2013: Versace mansion. In 1997 the world gasped as Gianni Versace was shot to death on the doorstep of his Miami South Beach mansion in Miami, USA.

Feelin’ fine & fancy – well, the Versace Mansion is where you should be. Enjoy upscale Mediterranean food alongside a gold-line pool and mosaics all around. Designed by the late Gianni Versace, the mansion exudes decadence and luxury. Enjoy fine wine? Well, their wine selection is the very best on Miami Beach. The Mansion is located in the heart of Ocean Drive, with tourists that flock from all over just to get a picture at their famous steps.

#6 The Palace
Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida

The Palace Restaurant is Miami Beach’s symbol for gay pride. The restaurant hosts famous drag shows every week that bring full houses from all over. Their open bar and DJ music is the ultimate combination for a great weekend brunch. Get ready to party – no matter what the time of day. Delicious food, drinks, friends and show – what more could you ask for?

#7 Santorini by Georgios
Greek cuisine dishes - Greek salad, choriatiki, halloumi, tzatziki

In a melting pot of different cultures, one of Miami Beach’s premiere restaurants is Santorini by Georgios. Who would have thought you can find delicious Greek food on Ocean Drive? Well, here it is. There is something that everyone will love. Special priced appetizers and drinks to enjoy for date night, ladies night or even dinner with the family!

#8 Safron Mediteranean Grill
steak shish kabobs on grill with flames

Mediterranean food at its best, for great prices! Take a load off on beautiful Washington Avenue and enjoy some delicious shish kabob. Their famous grilled platters are famous in Miami Beach. They are available for Lunch and Dinner seven days a week. At the end of your amazing meal, don’t forget to enjoy some Baklava and an Evening Tea! Yum!

#9 CVI.CHE 105
Raw fish ceviche with plantain chips

On the Miami famous Lincold Road, get some of the finest Ceviche in town! Enjoy delicious flavors of Peru, right here in Miami Beach! They have a vibrant drink menu to sip on, paired with your favorite ceviche flavors. To top it off, the restaurant has won nine awards for their great food – try their Ceviche Ganador and you’ll see why they are so deserving.

#10 Pane & Vino
Friends having a pasta dinner at home of at a restaurant.

Their slogan, “Eating is a Necessity, Eating Well is an Art,” says it all. Pane & Vino premieres delicious Italian Food in Miami Beach. They have a decadent full dinner, wine and dessert menu that has something for every foodie. Get ready to go crazy on their Ravioli Mari & Monti or Taglioni – bet your getting hungry just thinking about it.

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