11 Best Restaurants in South Beach, Miami - From Cheap Eats to Fine Dining (2023)

Miami’s culinary scene is incredible. They have so many amazing restaurants and there’s new and exciting places popping up every other week (or so it seems).

If you’re visiting Miami, and specifically the South Beach area for the first time it can be a little overwhelming when it comes to picking restaurants.

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That’s why I’ve put together this guide of some of the best restaurants in South Beach.

Here you’ll find restaurants aiming from cheap eats and sandwich shops all the way up to the finest in fine dining.

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Now onto the best restaurants in South Beach!

Best Restaurants in South Beach – Cheap Eats ($-$$)

Time Out Market

Address: 1601 Drexel Ave

Time Out Market is a food hall located in South Beach that boasts over 20 vendors with food ranging from fresh oysters to mouth watering burgers, healthy vegan eats to tasty sweet treats from the likes of the infamous Azucar ice cream.

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They also have a wine and cocktail bar if you’re looking for an afternoon beverage.

If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for the best in Miami food then this is definitely the place for you!

Hosteria Romana

Address: 429 Española Way

Hosteria Romana is arguably the best authentic (affordable) Italian restaurant in South Beach.

Their pizza, pasta, and fresh bread is to die for.

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We asked a few locals where we could get some of the best Italian pizza in Miami and this was the answer!

Hosteria Romana is a bustling Italian eatery with amazing food and excellent service located on Espanola way and is definitely worth a visit.

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Pop by the gelato shop across the street to put a sweet finish to your Italian meal.

Andrix Cafe (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

Address: 1443 Washington Ave

One of my favourite places to eat in South Beach which was ultra affordable was Andrix Cafe.

We ended up having lunch here a couple of times in the 4 days we stayed in South Beach.

Andrix Cafe has super yummy pizza and drinks available as well as free Wifi.

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One of my main priorities when I travel is finding affordable solutions (I would rather spend less on each trip and be able to travel more!) and this cafe was the perfect solution.

Andrix Cafe is a relaxed Italian cafe that serves freshly-baked pizzas, pastries, coffees, as well as wine and beer (as well as free wifi).

Andrix Cafe definitely wins for best value in this best restaurants of South Beach guide and is the perfect place to stop for lunch.

La Sandwicherie

Address: 229 14th St

Two words: Heavenly. Sandwiches. If that doesn’t appeal to you I don’t know what will.

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La Sandwicherie features daily fresh ingredients, crisp baguettes or soft croissants and the added magic of the infamous vinaigrette that make for a true taste sensation.

They’re also open every day from 7am to 5am so whether you’re wanting a lunch or you’re needing an after-bar snack La Sandwicherie has you covered!

Best Restaurants in South Beach -Mid-Range Dining ($$$)

Dreamer Acai Juice Matcha

Address: 1225 20th St. Ste1

Dreamer is definitely one of the most instagrammable places in Miami.

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It’s an adorable juice and healthy eats superfood bar with a pink tropical theme.

Flamingo wallpaper covers the walls and tropical plants fill every corner.

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Although you will be paying a premium for your smoothies & nibbles at Dreamer, it’s because they only use the highest quality and freshest ingredients with a superfood focus.

It’s definitely worth a visit!

Byblos

Address: 1545 Collins Ave

Byblos represents a marriage of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with strong influences from both traditional and local ingredients.

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The interior of Byblos is absolutely stunning and considering they’re originally from Toronto I had to add them to the list.

They were also named one of the hottest new restaurants in Miami so you know they’re worth a visit!

Joe’s Stone Crab

Address: 11 Washington Ave

Ranked one of Miami’s most popular eateries, Joe’s Stone Crab is a must visit while you’re in the area.

Established in 1913 it’s one of Miami’s most historical restaurants.

Make sure to make stone crab the focus of your meal and load up on sides.

Don’t pass on the key lime pie either!

They do not take reservations so expect a bit of a wait if you’re arriving during prime seating time.

Planta

For the Vegans and Vegan food lovers!

Planta is one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto and so you better believe the South Beach location (the original) had to make the list.

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Beyond being incredibly instagrammable, Planta has incredible food that Vegans and non Vegans alike will love.

Planta was opened with the purpose of creating delicious food that promotes environmental sustainability.

Their vision is to celebrate innovative cuisine in a beautiful environment without the use of any animal products.

A Fish Called Avalon

A Fish called Avalonhas been a seafood staple on Ocean Drive for over 30 years.

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They’ve won numerous awards for their impeccable seafood dishes and never cease to impress.

A Fish Called Avalon features freshly caught seafood and have options to dine inside or out on their street patio overlooking the ocean.

Best Restaurants in South Beach – Splurge-worthy Dining ($$$$)

Gianni’s – THE Luxury dining restaurant in South Beach

Gianni’s is the epitome of luxury dining on my best restaurants in South Beach list.

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This restaurant is located in the Versace Mansion (the former home of Gianni Versace) and is stunning inside.

Gianni’s is an upscale mediterranean seafood restaurant that’s decked out in frescoes, mosaics & a gold-lined pool. Yes. a gold-lined pool.

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You’ll definitely want to have your camera ready when visiting this opulent and historic restaurant!

Azabu – The best Japanese restaurant in South Beach

Our dinner at Azabu (located in The Marriott Stanton South Beach) was hands down the best Japanese food I have ever had.

If you want my full review of Azabu’s Japanese Restaurant check out this post.

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All I have to say here is every course was better than the next and we couldn’t stop eating even when we were full to the brim.

Some of my favourite dishes at Azabu were the Lobster tempura, the tuna pizza, Azabu house salad and the king crab fried rice.

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But to be honest every single dish we had was amazing and you really can’t go wrong!

Azabu definitely wins for best Japanese restaurant in South Beach. Our dinner was absolutely incredible!

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Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this list of some of the best restaurants in South Beach, Miami.

Let me know if you’ve tried any of them before in the comments below!

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