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MIAMI/SOUTH BEACH MUST TRY RESTAURANTS

Orange County, CA Hound needs recommendations!

My wife and i will be traveling to Miami-South Beach at the end of June for our 1 year anniversary. We are both foodies and are looking for the best restaurants in the area we can dine at. We will be there for 4-5 nights. Price is not a factor or cuisine. I am allergic to lobster :(, so that's the only thing out.

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    1. re: tpigeon

      TPigeon thanks a million, appreciate my friend!

    2. I'd recommend Joes Stonecrab, which to me, is iconic Miami Beach.
      You can do dining room dinner, or much less formal, lunch in their "takeaway" section (you can eta lunch or dinner in both sections I believe).
      -I don't know if your lobster allergy extends to stone crab...

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      1. re: porker

        Porker, I appreciate the req. Magically i can eat other shellfish, thank god

      2. On South Beach:
        Bazaar
        The Dutch
        Joe's Stone Crab
        Pubbelly, Pubbelly Sushi, PB Steak
        Macchialina
        Sardinia

        For lunches / casual spots, search other South Beach posts, TPigeon has provided a good list (several times)

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          1. re: chabrab

            Take Frod's advice.....Frod and tpigeon know food....know the area.....and know what's good.....

            EMac
            Ft. Pierce, FL....

        1. The Dutch
          Macchialina
          The Bazaar
          Lucali
          Joe's stone crabs
          Pubbelly
          Restaurant Michael Schwartz
          Tongue & Cheek

          Just north of the beach on Collins (Fontainbleau) I'd do Scarpetta, Hakkasan and Michael Mina 74.

          and a 15 minute cab up Collins ave to Makoto or J&G Grill.

          1. I highly recommend Meat Market (steak) and Yardbird (Southern) on Lincoln.

            Brand new restaurant opened up where dining meets fashion called Cavalli Lounge (Italian)--on Ocean Drive.