Even if on a package holiday, it is highly
unlikely that any food would be included into
your deal. Almost every hotel has a restaurant,
but it is cheaper to eat out in the numerous
cafes and other places. There is also a chain of supermarkets
called Publix, where you can buy absolutely any type of food! They
have deli counters for cold cuts etc. and hot
food counters for takeaways.
Shopping malls, with their
food courts, are first class for providing a
cheap but filling meal. The choice is also good
as you are likely to have a selection of about
20 (or more) different food places. Don't forget
to try Bourbon chicken from a Cajun place - this
is everyone's favourite!
20 years ago,
Miami and southeast Florida restaurants had a
very low reputation. Nowadays, it is a foodie's
heaven. South Beach is particularly famous for
good eating, whether you go to a traditional
place like Joe's Stone Crab, Miami darling Gloria
Estefan's Larios on the Beach or Michael Caine's
place in Lincoln Road, the South Beach Brasserie.
There are also good restaurants in other areas of
Miami. Many people also like typically American
places such as Rascal House.
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Joe's Stone Crab (227 Biscayne Street)
Not to be missed - a Miami Beach classic.
Normally there are long queues so go early for
dinner, which starts at 5pm. They say that this
is the most profitable restaurant in America.
News Cafe (800
Our favourite place, it is open 24 hours a day.
Popular with many Europeans for early breakfast
who still haven't quite got used to the time
difference. The best place for people watching on
South Beach. Get your English and European
newspapers here, and buy a classy t-shirt. Expect
to spend about $20 per meal.
Brasserie (910 Lincoln Road)
Owned by Michael and Shakira Caine, they serve
bangers and mash for anyone after a taste of
home (well, as long as home is Britain). Highly praised by many reviewers.
The Rascal House
(17190 Collins Avenue)
A 50s style diner which
was founded by Wolfie Cohen. Very popular with
Big Fish (55 SW Miami Avenue Road)
Located in downtown Miami, but worth the trip for
the amazing waterside location and views. First
class seafood at reasonable prices.
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worth checking out the
New Times guide
to the best places to eat, as well as DiningGuide Miami.