Miami has a huge selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. In addition to a state sales tax of 7%, Miami’s restaurants charge a 2% tax for homeless people. These taxes are not included in the price shown on the menu, but will be added to the bill at the end. In some restaurants, the tip is also automatically included, but this is not generally the case. Usually you tip 15-20% for good service.
The following restaurants are divided into three categories:
Expensive (over $ 35)
Moderate ($ 20 to $ 35)
Inexpensive (up to $ 20)
It is a three-course menu for one person and a bottle of house wine or a comparable drink, without taxes, service fee or tip.
Wish, one of South Beach’s culinary favorites, is located in The Hotel, an art deco boutique hotel, the interior of which was designed by fashion designer Todd Oldham.
Chef Marco Ferraro skillfully combines home cooking and sophistication in his seasonal, Mediterranean cuisine. In this unusual restaurant you can either sit in the lush tropical garden or in the colorful, cozy restaurant, which is decorated in Persian style.
Address: Miami Beach
Phone: (305) 674 94 74.
Joe’s Stone Crab
This time-honored restaurant is ideal for a special dinner. Owner and chef Allen Susser is one of the best chefs in the United States and is famous for his “Florida Palm Tree” cuisine. In the middle of the chic Art Deco restaurant with modern works of art, fresh flowers and pink lamps, there is a glass kitchen. There you can personally watch the chef create the masterpieces of his daily changing menu. The mussel ceviche, wild Florida shrimp and corn grits brulee and the Niman Ranch skirt steak are particularly recommended. Dinner only.
Address: 11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
Phone: (305) 673 03 65.
Located in the heart of South Beach, this modern sports bar with diner attracts a young, trendy crowd. True to the name, everything here is pink – the bar stools, lamps, perspex … and even the menu, which mainly contains hearty and inexpensive American dishes such as pizza, hamburgers, pasta dishes and salads, which are served in generous portions. The main attraction is the so-called ‘TV dinner’ – a tray divided into six areas full of filling delicacies.
Address: 157 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Phone: (305) 532 47 00.
South Beach’s pastel-colored Art Deco buildings provide the appropriate, cheerful backdrop for the Johnny Rockets Diner, one of the area’s most popular breakfast spots. Breakfast in all variations is served here on the terrace on Ocean Drive, where you can watch would-be movie stars, supermodels, tourists, joggers and rollerbladers. For the rest of the day you can enjoy old favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and sandwiches as well as milkshakes, ice cream sodas and hot fudge sundaes (ice cream with hot caramel sauce) in this classic diner equipped with jukeboxes and a Harley Davidson .
Address: 728 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
Phone: (305) 538 21 15.
The News Café is a cult address – Gianni Versace had his last cup of coffee here before he was murdered on the steps of his house, which was only two blocks away. This trendy, European-style café with its minimalist decor is one of the most popular meeting places in South Beach. On the menu you will find everything from eggs ‘Benedict’ to bagels to ice cream cups.
Address: 800 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
Phone: (305) 538 63 97.
Shorty’s Bar BQ
This barbecue house, housed in a wooden hut, with its wild boar and caribou antlers, saddles and cowboy hats on the walls is a true institution in South Miami. The informal dishes are served at long wooden tables, specialties are ribs (ribs) and chicken from the grill, which are slowly cooked over Hickoryholzscheiten and seasoned with Shorty’s special barbecue sauce. There is also hearty bean stew, corn on the cob, coleslaw and ice-cold beer.
Address: 9200 S Dixie Hwy, Miami
Phone: (305) 670 77 32.