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Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Runchickenrun.com
  • Email: info@runchickenrun.com
  • Phone: (305) 538-5220
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Clayton Miller
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th and Lenox
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Bringing the best fried chicken and freshest farm ingredients from Florida and Georgia to the table since 2011, Yardbird has since garnered the praises of the James Beard Foundation as a semi-finalist for “Best New Restaurant South” and as one of Bon Appétit’s “50 Best New Restaurants” in 2012. Yardbird sticks to the values of tradition, family, and community with a menu of “soul-nurturing” dishes intended for sharing. A warm, comforting environment lets guests feel relaxed and at home while dining at Yardbird. Southern touches add to the nostalgia, like antique candlestick holders, wildflowers on all the tables, and handmade light fixtures outfitted with Edison bulbs in Mason jars.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Chicken Biscuits, Fried Chicken, Wedge salad with bacon and corn, fries... Wow, we really enjoyed our meal, Finger lickin good for sure......"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Overall, Yardbird lives up to its reputation. This is a fast-paced South Beach comfort food style restaurant with innovative drinks and food items. Get the mac n cheese and cheddar waffle!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Ishmael took very good care of us. I had been there before but my bf had not. He had 2 raspberry lemonade (house specialty) and he is not a drinker. I had the Andy Gator beer, strong and refreshing. We started out with the frog legs. They were the least gamey we have ever tried. They were actually crispy. We shared he fried chicken with cheddar waffles and watermelon. OMG!!! The biscuits and the mac n cheese are the perfect touch. I wish we would have saved room for dessert, ugh. Next time for sure :)"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "As always good was delicious! Elvis Pancakes and Blackberry lemonade go so well togethe!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "fried chicken was good ,not excellent .Ribs better"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere. Nice service Excellent food But reserve in advance, not easy to have a table at evening"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Unbelievable food in a fun, upscale but relaxed room. But come for the fabulous food. Don's miss the chicken, the mac and cheese, the chicken liver toast (really!) and have a beer. Take home what you don't eat or be careful when you order. Portions are generous! This is a must visit Miami newcomer!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "On a four-day trip to South Beach, this was the highlight. Each of us had the "Blue Plate Special," iced tea. We split a sundae. The service, in keeping with the Southern theme, was attentive and friendly. We ate on a lazy Monday afternoon, avoiding the Sunday brunch crowd. We had the porch almost to ourselves. The inside is charming and has a great atmosphere, but the weather was too perfect to stay inside. It's pricy--as is all of South Beach--but this one is worth it. If I did it again, I'd forego the sundae in favor of another side--mac and cheese or grits probably. A great place for a relaxed afternoon meal, and if you're lucky enough to catch it when it's not crowded, it's a great place to linger."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Great southern cooking in a casual but well designed setting. Friendly and knowledgable device. Terrific and well thought out cocktail menu, extremely well stocked bar. Be sure to make a reservation; it fills up quickly and early."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I have dined here for brunch,lunch and dinner. The brunch menu is varied and extensive but really noisy. Lunch is also good and the restaurant has a much quieter noise level. You really need a reservation for the dinner hour."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I was told of the spot by a co-worker of mine. He showed me some photo's on the website and the food looked fabulous. The combinations of the dishes on the menu really got my mouth watering. I ended up making the reservations about 3 weeks later (only because of a busy schedule) and the wife and I checked it out. We both enjoyed our entree's but make sure you are hungry for the share entree's are more than enough for two. We enjoyed the service, our server (I believe his name was Ishmael) was Great!!!!!! He made the experience enjoyable. I cant think of anything that would have made the experience better. I have already recommended the spot to my friends. I will definitely be returning!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a fabulous evening. Food was great, Andy our server was very attentive and particularly sensitive to our peanut allergy. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The best place to take clients. Food is finger-lickin good... Southern with a twist of the unexpected. LOVE IT. Everything from the food to the staff make this place our favorite place to go whenever we have a special person in town."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Purely based on a recommendation, I thought of this place in finding that I'd be in Miami in March. So I took to Opentable to book and to find that there was only ONE reservation opening during my four day trip. We got to Yardbird, as we waited for our party, we hit the bar and THOROUGHLY enjoyed the Blckbrry Bourbon Lemonade. It was very refreshing, not overly strong. We were seated in front and Randy was our server, he was amazing. He explained that sometimes our eyes can be bigger than our stomach so he suggested ordering family/sharing style. BEST ADVICE EVER. Try the FRIED CHICKEN, WAFFLE, MAC & CHZ and SHRIMP AND GRITS! Amazing experience. We leave. I notice I left my glasses but the Maitre'D sent them to me in NYC! #weloveuMARISA"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "When I saw that Yardbird had Fried chicken AND a 60+ bourbon list, I knew it was a match made in heaven. My husband is a whiskey nut, and I'm all about the fried chicken, so a great night was had by all. I even got on the whiskey train and tried their fabulous blueberry/lemonade/bourbon cocktail. Delicious deviled eggs and yummy mac and cheese as well. As good as my Granny used to make except I got a cocktail at Yardbird and Granny didn't mess with no white lightning. :)"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This is my go to place for when I crave southern food. I've been here many times and it hasn't let me down yet! The fried chicken, baked maccoroni and cheese, kale salad, waffle with cheddar cheese, just to mention a few yummy dishes! Any of my friends that have gone there with me has become hooked. The staff is friendly along with amazing service. Thank you Yardbird you are always consistent and delicious!!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "In Miami Beach for vacation? Yardbird should be a required stop. The best fried chicken and biscuits I've ever had, and our hard-to-please 2-year old scarfed it down. If you have kids, go for lunch -- it's quiet and comfortable for them when the place opens at 11:30. Miami residents are lucky!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal at Yardbird and would recommend it to anyone. Great flavors. Wonderful food. Great bartender/cocktails. Fun time."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "It's we'll prepared fancy southern comfort food. The day we went the chicken fryer was out as were some of the starters which was a disappointment. But what we did have was tasty. Service was great."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Amazing fried chicken. Some very interesting starter plates. Everything we tried was very good. Unfortunately no room for dessert. We ate in the small outdoor section so the noise level was quite manageable - I think it may have been a different story inside. If I make it to this restaurant again I definitely want to try one of the awesome looking cocktails. Stuck to beer this time (and they had a very nice selection of craft beer). We booked on short notice and were only available to secure a 5pm seating on a Saturday evening. Popular place - it was already BUSY! I'm not complaining - at least they were able to accommodate us. Service was helpful but unassuming. Recommended."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great Bartenders. Need I say more! Food was fantastic. Chicken and biscuits delicious. Interesting draft choices."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Bloody Mary's are to die for! So, if you are not feeling so hot when you wake up on a Sunday on Miami Beach. You will be alive again once you try the Bloody Mary."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fried chicken, mac n cheese, watermelon, kale salad. I order you to order that with a friend and share! Such amazing food- every bite delicious. Top it off with a bacon donut. The cocktails are delicious as well. Love this place! Wish they'd open something in Manhattan."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We tried Yardbird during a trip to Miami and it was so good we went back the next night!!! The place feels very authentic, friendly, and of course the food was out of this world. Excellent bourbon drinks as well. Quiet and casual enough for families with kids early on, but it picks up after about 8 pm."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "It's a very hot spot. Stayed in Miami for my anniversary could not get table all booked up. So next weekend for date night with my wife. I was able to make a 10:30pm reservation. We drove down from Coral Springs, it was well worth it! The chicken is the best I ever had and the waffles were real good too!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The fried chicken biscuit was amazing...they definitely know how to make an amazing fried chicken. A must go to place."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This is our favorite Miami Beach restaurant--our go-to for fun birthday and other celebratory dinners. Excellent food, huge portions, knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff who *never* pressure you to over-order (in fact, just the opposite--they tell me if I'm ordering too much, and always get it *just* right!). Pricey, but always worth the splurge!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Tried frog legs for the first time at Yardbird. So good! Try the BLT also."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "wonderfully crisp fried chicken; yummy sweet potato fries dipped in buttermilk/bacon dressing; fried foods didn't have that greasy taste that you find in other places; water glass constantly refilled without requesting; would definitely come back the next time we're in Miami"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I brought a friend to Yardbird, assuring her the fried chicken was sublime. After her first bite, she didn't say another word until she had vacuumed every morsel off the bones. Every part of the meal was extremely well-prepared and absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I don't know what more to say. This is one of my favorite places. I have been again and again and have tried the entire menu and I keep coming back. Friendly service, not snotty like other south beach hot spots. I'm in love!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Creative, exceptional Southern Food! Details in all the food and drink! James Beard worthy"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food is great here -- unbelievably good fried chicken, as advertised! When you order, they tell you "we bring everything out as it's ready." OK, fine. But the problem is that the fried chicken came out within about four minutes (before our drinks were even served) and the sides came out 25 MINUTES LATER. Sorry, that's unacceptable -- what's the point of a side if the main dish comes out so much sooner? It may have been our server --she forgot things like refills and coffee. However, I will say it's a fun place and the food is really terrific."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I ate there with 2 friends and we shared 4 dishes. We had the kale salad, waffle, shrimp and grits, and chicken and biscuits. Everything was excellent. The biscuits are delectable with the butter and jam. I could have done without the tomatillo sauce on the waffle, but other than that we all enjoyed the food. Our waiter was helpful and very accommodating. We ended up sitting outside. It was a little hot in the Miami sun, but coming from Michigan we welcomed the warmth."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We were in Miami last December and tried to get into Yardbird but it was completely booked. We knew were coming back in March so made reservations in advance and we were very impressed with the great food and suggestions from our waitress. Had the fried green tomato BLT to start which was excellent. Chicken & waffles were amazing. Ribs were tasty but not slow smoked like a true BBQ joint but the sauce was great and we ate them all. The dessert of choice was the lemon tart. Great place."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The deviled egg appetizer was unique and awesome, the fried chicken (signature dish) was the best I've ever eaten and the lemon chess pie was also awesome. The food was exceeded only by the service!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I made a reservation online and it was so easy and fast. I went with my 12th year old daughter and we had a blast!! Since we walk throught the door, the lady that score us to our table, she sympathies with us on our daughter and mother day out! The waiter was EXCELLENT!!! He was very friendly and he new his food. He recommendations were on the spot!! The fried tomatoes BLT were AWESOME!!! Thank you for making my date with my daughter unbelievable!!! Thank you, thank you!!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Exceptional selection of bourbons. The food was delicious and enough for plate sharing. Wait server was friendly and informative. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Visited Miami for the weekend and went for brunch on Sunday. We really enjoyed it. The food is delicious - we tried the waffle with strawberries and bourbon maple syrup and the BLT Benedict. Couldn't resist ordering the the cinnamon apple hand pie and it was scrumptious. Service was friendly and efficient. The crowd was a good mix of young and hip couples as well as families. All in all, a great way to spend a Sunday. PS: the fried chicken looked amazing. I'll try it next time."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food was amazing. We tried mamas chicken biscuits, fried green tomatoes and deviled eggs for appetizers. By the time out entrees came we were full. Mamas biscuits are a just have. Mac and cheese was amazing as well. Eggs Benedict had a bit of a cheesy taste to them. Drinks are good! The Bloody Mary is spicy so becareful. I would definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014