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The Most Famous Restaurants in Miami

Miami is home to some of the best restaurants in Florida. From Edgewater to Little Havana, Miami now boasts internationally renowned fine dining joints and seafood restaurants with spectacular reputations right across America. But which are categorically the most famous restaurants in Miami? Welcome to our Tastemaker 20 list. We’ve checked out all the biggest and best restaurants all over the city and made this exclusive list of the ones that tick all the right boxes, time after time- and everyone knows it. Go people-watching downtown as A-listers join other regulars tucking into top Indian cuisine. Find celebrity-chef run joints in South Beach that combine amazing sea views with small plates that are out of this world. Or book a table at one of the top restaurants in town that hits the papers time after time- for all the right reasons. These are the crème de la crème, so read on and book tonight at one of these famous restaurants in Miami.

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16 Restaurants
Updated February 04, 2020
Restaurants:CRUST, Ferraro's Kitchen, Sea Watch Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Overtown, MiMo / Upper East Side, Lauderdale by the Sea
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CRUST

$$$$
Italian
Overtown
4.8
2527 reviews
Crust is one of Miami’s most celebrated modern restaurants, regularly voted top restaurant in Miami across various platforms. This is no surprise, given the quality of Crust’s authentic pizzas. The menu includes such exciting dishes as the White Truffle-Honey Pizza, Meatball pizza, plus the option to create a custom pizza. Not in the mood for a pie? Try one of Crust's fresh, hot pasta dishes like their Primavera with Angel Hair or Lobster Ravioli. Crust is a must-see restaurant for anyone in Miami.

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Ferraro's Kitchen

$$$$
Italian
MiMo / Upper East Side
4.9
1073 reviews
Ferraro’s Kitchen is a highly authentic and well respected Italian restaurant. Any fan of Italian cuisine will appreciate the range of mouth-watering dishes that this restaurant offers. They make every meal with the finest fresh ingredients, sometimes even with fish flown in from the Mediterranean. Co-Owned by Igor Ferraro, who was a sommelier before he was a chef, Ferraro's Kitchen is the place to go for wine in Miami. Not sure which wine is best? Ferraro's Kitchen also offers wine tasting sessions.

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Sea Watch Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Lauderdale by the Sea
4.7
6757 reviews
When it comes to the famous restaurants in Miami, Sea Watch has to be one of the prettiest. Sat right on the coast, this restaurant offers some absolutely stunning views of the sea. The restaurant’s fun nautical decor and tasty seafood dishes complement the view perfectly. It’s not just seafood at Sea Watch though. This restaurant also serves a great range of American classics, from their All-American breakfast to their Key Lime Pie and Ice Cream Sundaes.

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Catfish Dewey's

$$$$
Seafood
Oakland Park
4.7
1369 reviews
Catfish Deweys is a restaurant that lives up to its name with its star attraction being the farm-raised catfish. Though the catfish is undoubtedly sublime, Catfish Deweys also serves a great range of other seafood and Cajun dishes. The frogs' legs, in particular, are well known for being exquisite. It’s not just the food that makes Catfish Deweys a great place either. This restaurant regularly impresses diners with its friendly atmosphere and great wait staff. Catfish Dewey's has been delighting diners with unbeatable food and service since 1984- no wonder it's one of the most famous restaurants in Miami.

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Ghee - Downtown Dadeland

$$$$
Indian
Kendall
4.7
1184 reviews
Ghee is definitely one of the most famous restaurants in Miami. The New York Times, Forbes and Miami Eater Awards have all given Ghee some exemplary reviews. For good reason too - the food at Ghee is full of authentic flavors, with a good mix of traditional and modern dishes available. It's particularly interesting to see how Ghee's menu has a touch of Florida here and there, such as their Key West Pink Shrimp. On top of all this, the atmosphere is homely and the decor is elegant. Ghee is a shining example of Indian cuisine in Miami.

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The Cook and The Cork

$$$$
Contemporary American
Coral Springs
4.7
977 reviews
Just look at the amount of publications that have featured The Cook and The Cork and it's clear to see that it's one of the most famous restaurants in Miami. With a menu that takes inspiration from all around the globe, The Cook and the Cork combines impressive presentation with flavorsome dishes, including plenty of popular small plates. Even the fussiest eater will find something to tantalize their taste buds here. The wine is just as impressive as the food too, with a humongous selection available.

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The Redlander Restaurant at Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery

$$$$
Contemporary American
Homestead
3.9
703 reviews
The Redlander Restaurant at Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery is a well-respected restaurant and venue in Miami. The stunning building and grounds make it an exciting restaurant with a romantic feel- perfect for date nights. It’s definitely worth opting for the outdoor seating on a fine evening. Imagine sipping on meticulously selected wine under swaying palm trees. The Redlander is the very picture of opulence and luxury. This restaurant is also a great place to hold functions and events, from business lunches to wedding dinners.

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Cafe Martorano

$$$$
Italian
Galt Mile
4.8
3825 reviews
Steve Martorano is the owner of the famous Cafe Martorano. Steve has appeared on multiple TV talk shows such as Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live as well as having his own show called ‘Yo Cuz! The Italian American Cook’. One visit to Cafe Martorano and it’s easy to see how Mr Martorano found his fame- unbeatable Italian American cooking. The menu at Cafe Martorano includes such gems as Martorano's famous meatballs and salad, and chicken on the bone cacciatore.

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La Vie Lebanese Restaurant

$$$$
Mediterranean
Pompano Beach
4.7
1400 reviews
For an evening of great entertainment and even better food, look no further than La Vie. La Vie is a restaurant famous in Miami for its belly dancing shows and tasty Lebanese food. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, diners can enjoy a show from the world-famous dancer, Jeimmy. No need to wait for a specific day for amazing food though - that's always on the menu. Some of their best dishes include the Baba Ghanouj and the Grilled Octopus.

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Casa Calabria

$$$$
Italian
Galt Mile
4.8
1086 reviews
Casa Calabria is famous not only for its wonderful Italian food, but also for the great live entertainment there. Diners can enjoy fresh, authentic dishes whilst listening to live piano or watching fabulous singers. There’s always something happening at Casa Calabria. The food itself is to die for, with spectacular traditional dishes like Portabello al Vino Rosso, and Gnocchi di Ricotta. Diners are always impressed by the attentive service that the wait staff offer and the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Casa Calabria.

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3030 Ocean

$$$$
Seafood
Harbor Beach
4.5
2081 reviews
3030 Ocean is definitely one of the most famous restaurants in Miami. So many publications, including Wiremag, The Food-E, and Think Magazine, have written about 3030 Ocean. Unsurprisingly, they all sing its praises. Book a table here and it’s easy to see why. 3030 Ocean offers the best in seafood and contemporary American cuisine. Dishes such as their Shishito Peppers are very popular with diners who like something a little different. The food is fresh and the atmosphere is warm and romantic, what more could anyone want?

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Root & Bone – Miami

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
South Miami
4.4
1411 reviews
With owners who have traveled the world but chose to settle down in Miami, Root and Bone is a restaurant made with love. This restaurant specializes in Southern cuisine and has some nostalgic dishes on the menu such as their Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken or their Grandma Daisy’s Angel Biscuits. It’s no wonder that Root and Bone has garnered so much attention from various publications. Root and Bone is a perfect example of everything that makes Southern cuisine so good.

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Stiltsville Fish Bar

$$$$
Seafood
South Beach
4.6
2337 reviews
Though Stiltsville Fish Bar self describes itself as a ‘relaxed and casual neighborhood restaurant’, it actually has quite the stellar reputation in Miami. Many different publications have given this restaurant shining reviews as have the many, many regulars. This Miami Beach restaurant sits in the Sunset Harbour area and diners love the quirky seaside theme of the restaurant. As one can guess from the name and theme, Stiltsville Fish Bar has a great range of seafood dishes available. This includes their fabulous Grilled Oysters and Buffalo Fish Wings.

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Pinch Kitchen

$$$$
American
MiMo / Upper East Side
4.5
478 reviews
Pinch Kitchen pride themselves on being meticulous about the quality of their food and service. Perhaps it is this that has seen the restaurant become such a huge success in Miami. As well as having a menu full of contemporary American dishes, Pinch Kitchen also has a mind-blowing selection of drinks available, from craft cocktails to organic wine. In 2016, Miami New Times awarded this restaurant the title of ‘Best New Restaurant in Miami’ and it is easy to see why. Booking highly recommended.

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Stubborn Seed

$$$$
American
South Beach
4.7
2141 reviews
Stubborn Seed has quite the famous face working in the kitchen, so it’s no wonder it ranks amongst Miami’s most famous restaurants. Executive Chef, Jeremy Ford is a winner of the popular TV show, Top Chef. Meanwhile, the executive pastry chef there, Dallas Wynne, holds multiple degrees. Countless magazines have featured Stubborn Seed and often compliment it on its exciting food. Wynne handles many of the brunch options such as Buttermilk Biscuits and Snickerdoodle cookies. At dinner time, they serve a range of mouth-watering contemporary dishes such as Crunchy Truffle Potatoes and Kusshi Oysters.

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Rainbow Palace

$$$$
Asian
Coral Ridge
4.8
1148 reviews
Rainbow Palace is one of the best examples of Chinese fine dining in the state, not just Miami. This restaurant is a beacon of style and elegance. With attentive waiting staff, a sleek and classy interior, and sumptuous, hot food, Rainbow Palace is irresistible. The food here is mostly traditional Chinese fare with the occasional intriguing European or Indian twist. The South Sea Curry Scallops are particularly exciting - jumbo sea scallops served with vegetables and Indian curry. Want something with more of a traditional Chinese taste? Try the Vegetable Lo Mein- a house favorite.

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