Miami’s oceanfront situation practically demands that it have excellent seafood. Fortunately, it does. Check out these Top 5 restaurants for some mind-blowing marine-based dining. From stone crab to oysters to classic grilled fish, you’ll be able to find the perfect pescatarian meal.
1 Estiatorio Milos
Milos' mission is to offer the best seafood in the world. Their mission has been accomplished. Select a whole fish from the cold cases where fish are flown in daily from the Mediterranean and have it prepared simply with the best olive oil around. Or choose specialties such as the Avgotaraho or Milo's Classic Charred Octopus.
2 Joe's Stone Crab
With three different sizes to choose from, Florida stone crabs may be the obvious choice at this 100-year-old institution, but anything that swims is a good bet here. If the wait for a table gets too long, (they don't take reservations) duck into Joe's Takeaway next door for immediate gratification.
3 Fifi's Seafood Restaurant
4 The Oceanaire Seafood Room
This classic seafood venue in Mary Brickell Village serves up some of the best New England Clam Chowder south of the original colonies. A vast array of fresh catches are prepped the way you want - grilled, baked, fried and a taste of their superlative tuna is a must.
5 The River Seafood & Oyster Bar
The River's "Fresh From the Sea" menu offers sustainable and Organic cuisine from around the world such as Irish Salmon and Bronzini, Sardines from Spain and cold-water fish brought in from Alaska. Good as the fish is, the oysters practically have a cult following. Die-hards go between 4:30 and 7pm for the half price oysters and drink specials.