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Traveling to South Florida in December-January. Where to eat?

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My wife and I are spending three days in Ft. Lauderdale, four days in Key West, and four days in Miami Beach. What five area dining experiences should we not miss?

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    Michael's Genuine
    Joe's Stone Crab

    6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138

    Joe's Stone Crab
    11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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    1. re: tpigeon

      Thanks, tpigeon! Will definitely check out Joe's, and the other places look great too.

    2. These are not going to be the stuffy 5star over the top spots but rather the combo of good food, culture, and scene. South Beach has several hot over the top $20 a house wine glass spots (e.g. Setai or Joe's Stone Crab) which you can also hit. Since you have a car, these will get you a different unique taste of South Florida.

      Market 17 - Ft. Lauderdale (#1 spot in FLL)
      Michael's Genuine - Design District Miami (casual+cool tastings)
      Versailles - Calle Ocho Miami (Cuban Classic)
      No Name Grill - Key Biscayne in Bill Baggs Park (late afternoon beers + early dinner full fish)
      Turtle Kraals - Key West for brunch or a turtle race which is awesome fun

      101 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

      Joe's Stone Crab
      11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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      1. re: gammish

        Thanks, gammish! We're interested in all dining experiences, across price ranges. Appreciate especially the Cuban restaurant recommendation.