Dining al fresco on the waterfront is a quintessential Miami experience. Whether you’re hungry for sushi and sake, gourmet burgers and craft cocktails, or hearty Italian cuisine with fine wine – discover our favorite waterfront restaurants in Miami.

You have a dazzling variety of waterfront restaurants to choose from when you visit Miami. Our insider tips will help you find the one that’s perfect for you!

Savor Wow-Worthy Waterfront Dining in Miami: Top 10 Restaurants

Enjoying a chef-crafted meal with a beautiful backdrop of the ocean is a “must-do” Miami experience – in fact, you’ll probably want to do it again and again and again! There’s no shortage of waterfront restaurants to choose from in Miami, so we’ve compiled this list of our top 10 to help you decide where to go for dinner.


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Looking for a table with an ocean view? Try these top 10 hotspots for the best waterfront dining in Miami.

  1. IL Bolognese – Indulge in fresh, farm-to-table Italian cuisine that is handcrafted with care using local, organic ingredients whenever possible. Choose from a thoughtful selection of wines by the bottle or glass at this elegant yet casual restaurant on Ocean Drive.
  2. The Lido Bayside Grill – Popular sunset spot with frosés and healthy Mediterranean fare.
  3. The Rusty Pelican – Downtown skyline views, small plates, and a spectacular raw bar.
  4. Red Fish Grill – Romantic, sophisticated restaurant with a trendy vibe.
  5. River Yacht Club – High-class design and a posh rooftop lounge.
  6. Palmeiras Beach Club – Private island hideaway with views of Biscayne Bay.
  7. The Strand Bar & Grill – Huge elevated deck and an excellent Sunday brunch.
  8. Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish – Authentic Cuban cuisine on the riverfront.
  9. Artisan Beach House – Outdoor deck with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Haulover Cut.
  10. Monty’s Raw Bar – Tiki cocktails and live music in a casual, picnic table hangout.


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