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Sunday Lunch near Port of Miami

Windsor Nov 8, 2009 02:41 PM

We depart on a cruise in early December and would like to find a spot for a casual lunch with good food....good view, no long waits and easy to find a bonus. Thai, Indian, salad bar, dive bar with good eats...open to pretty much anything.

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    Sobe4u Nov 8, 2009 02:57 PM

    You could try the Hard Rock Cafe at Bayside Market Place (right infront of the Port) -- they are casual, on the water, etc. The downtown area is usually pretty dead on the weekends, and a lot of areas around the Arena aren't that great to be walking around... Bayside is likely your best bet.

    Market Place
    3325 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33021

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    1. re: Sobe4u
      Windsor Nov 9, 2009 05:47 AM

      Thanks Sobe, I am glad I asked. Any recs for Bayside, Coral Gables other areas? Time will not be an issue, but someplace easy to find with decent parking would be idle.

      1. re: Windsor
        Sobe4u Nov 10, 2009 12:38 PM

        If you don't mind going a little further you could goto Mary Brickell Village which is just about 5 minutes South of the Port... they have better spots than you will find at Bayside (mostly touristy chains). They have Perricone's, Balan's, Rosa Mexicano that are all open on Sunday's .

        See: http://marybrickellvillage.com/ for more information.

        1. re: Sobe4u
          Windsor Nov 11, 2009 11:02 AM

          Thanks for the replies. Our travel info arrived today and we will not be able to board ship until 2:00. The posts about Perricone's and the Mary Brickell Village look interesting. I think we will just head there around 11am walk around and find a place for lunch. Gotta love Chowhounds!

          1. re: Windsor
            Frodnesor Nov 11, 2009 11:40 AM

            Just FYI I have never had anything better than a mediocre meal at Perricone's. It is a charming space though.

    2. gblcsw Nov 9, 2009 08:35 AM

      Why not have lunch on the ship? That's the first thing we do when we board!

      1. Frodnesor Nov 9, 2009 10:09 AM

        The options at Bayside are mostly chains and not very good, though it is one of the few places you might find a good view. Many of the places in downtown are closed on the weekend.

        A few places you might want to check out ->

        Botequim Carioca, a new Brazilian place on Biscayne Blvd at 9th St.

        Bin 18, Biscayne Blvd. & 18th St.; closed Sunday.

        Urbanite Bistro on 14th St. between Biscayne Blvd. and Miami Avenue - dodgy neighborhood, I wouldn't walk it; and closed Sunday.

        The only one I've been to is Bin 18, which made a decent sandwich, had good wines and beers, and was a pleasantly funky place.


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          chefsherlock Nov 9, 2009 10:23 AM

          Better than what I have heard and a great great food and atmosphere with free poarking good value and close to the port-Perricone's Marketplace-all kinds of food-and take out as well you cant go worong-forget the chain and the mundane!!!

          1. Frodnesor Nov 10, 2009 01:33 PM

            Here are more good reasons not to eat at Bayside ->

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              Windsor Nov 14, 2009 03:00 AM

              Ok, now I know where not to eat and places closed on Sundays.

              Any ideas of a place with decent food that is open on Sunday. It doesn't have to be near the port of Miami...just easy to find.

              1. re: Windsor
                Frodnesor Nov 14, 2009 05:18 AM

                A few more ideas ->

                Latin Cafe 2000 (Biscayne Blvd. & 25th St.) does serviceable if unexceptional Cuban food and is open Sundays.

                Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in the Design District (40th St) in one of the best restaurants in town and recently started doing an a la carte Sunday brunch.

                I have never been, but there's a place in the Brickell area (downtown extended south) called Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita (don't ask me) that is open Sundays at noon.

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