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Jun 13, 2009 10:44 PM

Miami Restaurant Recommendation

Restaurant Recommendation...

Hello everyone, I need a restaurant recommendation in Miami, I am going to stay at the hyatt regency Miami, I will have a car so I donĀ“t mind to drive.

I need One fancy and several casual restaurants.
(I like the Italian restaurant, steak house, seafood, Chinese, Fast food like gyros, shawarma, etc. I am open to suggestions.)

Also cheap good food for the hurry days.

Please let me know your opinions.

I am going to be in Miami for 4 days.

Thanks :)

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  1. joseph>

    Near the hotel find Stoupsy's for nice gyros.

    IlGabbiano for fancy Italian.

    Manny's Friday night for free oyster happy hour and then steaks.

    Los Ranchos or Knife in Bayside for less expensive steaks (sunset special pricing or AYCE).

    Tobacco Road Friday night for 96 cent drinks.

    River Oyster Bar next to Tobacco Road for Seafood.

    Scotty's Landing or Garcia's for casual seafood by the water.

    Print this guide to help you find everything:


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    1. re: advisor_Girl

      I was on open table the other day and noticed that Manny's turned into Miami Chophouse. Does anyone know when this happened?

      1. re: lync0091

        I noticed this on OpenTable a couple weeks ago. New Times' Short Order reported on it, apparently a split between partners (one of whom controlled the name) but otherwise it doesn't appear much has changed.

        1. re: Frodnesor

          I guess they haven't changed the sign yet because it still said Manny's on Saturday night. I heard they were closing for good, so this is good news!

      2. re: advisor_Girl

        Great choices I will be there in several... thanks again. :)

        1. re: advisor_Girl

          About the Manny's happy hour oysters.... they're getting stingy! Friday before last, it took me over an hour to get a measly dozen oysters. They used to bring them out on a trolley, now they walk them out one plate at a time. Very disappointing!

          If they don't want to give out the free oysters, they shouldn't advertise it!

        2. I would add Area 31 to your "fancy" list for seafood, in the Epic Hotel downtown.

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          1. re: Frodnesor

            Great place than you for mention it...

          2. Fast easy food on South Beach "BIG PINK" on Ocean Drive and 2nd street. They make good wings and great drinks!

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              1. re: josephml1

                Tropical Chinese on Bird Rd. is very good and not overpriced.

                1. re: mr. potato head

                  I wouldn't waste your time on Chinese down here unless you have carte blanche, in which case, eat at Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau.

                  1. re: mr. potato head

                    Commercial and 441 if you dont mind a drive, Hong Kong City

                    1. re: SaminSFL

                      I heard very good comments about this Chinese restaurant...I will be there.

                      1. re: SaminSFL

                        I've been disappointed the last few times I was at HKC. Their BBQ is not what it used to be with the prior owner. However, the Garlic Shrimp is fantastic. My choice would be Silver Pond.

                        Silver Pond Restaurant
                        4285 N State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

                  2. I hope you still have time to try the best shwarma. You'll find at the Oriental Bakery & Grocery, 1760 SW 3 Ave., Miami. Delicious, enormous, homemade, and very reasonably priced.

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                    1. re: mr. potato head

                      Mhhh sound great, I am a huge fan of a good shwarma...

                      Thanks for mention it I will come back with my comments.