The Local House

4.5
19 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
We are a Raw Bar & Grill featuring fresh, mouth-watering seafood. Come and enjoy our daily brunch on our beautiful veranda or in the dining room. For dinner, we offer freshly prepared seafood dishes and our famous burger as an example of what's on our menu. We are located in the Sense Beach House hotel on South Beach.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 11:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 8:30am - 12:00am; Sunday: 8:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(786) 230-8396
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
4th St.
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Parking details
There is also street parking available.
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 19 People Are Saying
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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and decor were phenomenal! The food as well. I highly recommend the lobster mac and cheese! I could eat that everyday!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Locale molto curato e accogliente! Davvero consigliatissimo e da non perdere!

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience be careful of this place scam restaurant..
Online advertised thanksgiving dinner with a full menu explained..
Took my reservation even conformation..when we got there no thanksgiving dinner wasn’t even
Thought of !had to order from regular menu ordered salmon filet got fish chunks in sauce and under cooked vegetables..added creamed spinach to order to boost price ..
No manager to explain just poor waiter telling all customers about no thanksgiving dinner..
Avoid at all costs ..this is the problem in south beach will tell customers anything to get them there..
Being most tourists that will never come back.. and next week new batch of tourists to scam..
City will most likely get involved to fine this place but will take awhile..so avoid now!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a cozy restaurant on Ocean Dr, a little bit away from the buzz a little farther down the street. Great outdoor dining, and inside dining offered a wonderful ambiance. Service was great, food was excellent...what more do you need at dinner? Definitely recommend!

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JC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for Brunch and loved it!! It was my girlfriend birthday and I was in search of a nice low key spot for Brunch on the Beach. The Local House was perfect, not to mention only footsteps away from the Ocean via South Beach.

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Naples
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Overall disappointing, in the past this spot had much better food and the ambiance was much nicer. Now it’s very tired looking, food very mediocre... service was good.

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R
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Really great experience ! We liked it so much that we went back for brunch the next day. The avocado toast is excellent. The drinks were very thoughtful. If I visit Miami again I’ll be going back

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VL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and good service ! Thank you
I recommend this place

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing breakfast. Tatjana was our server and she was quick, polite and overall amazing.

Thank you!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is so clean and crisp with great little touches everywhere. Service was EXCELLENT and food was even BETTER!!!!

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LN
Miami
174 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buen restaurant en el area tranquila de Ocean Drive. Comida excelente, muy buen servicio y cocktails, la comida tiene buenos precios pero con el alcohol la cuenta se eleva mucho. Muy disfrutable, ideal para conversar entre amigos. Parking en la calle a $4.35 la hora versus parking de flat rate a$10 en la misma vereda

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come to Miami I stop by The Local House! This place has the best breakfast/brunch menu. They place great attention to the seasoning of their food and the side of potatos and hash browns are to die for. The Local breakfast, Crab benedict and the Lobster Eggs benedict are both two of my most favorite options here. You can also get a picther of mimosa that is not too sweet and just enough to share bewteen three people. If the weather is nice I recommend sitting outside at a table or their lovley couch seating. The staff here are always nice and vibrant when you arrive which is such a great way to start at any resturant!

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C
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Local House will be an excellent choice; whether you are dining with a group or with that special someone. The food was excellent. The customer service was superb. I would highly recommend for all.

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here was light and flavorful. One of the few restaurants on Ocean Avenue where you are not harassed to come to eat. Would definitely eat here again.

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l
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a friend’s 40th birthday in Miami. Ladies from all over cane into town. This was our first meal together and it was a HIT!! The food and service was perfect and our server went over and beyond to insure we were having a great brunch. All of the ladies wanted to eat at the Local House each morning during our stay. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice relaxing spot with good service. The food was delicious and so were the cocktails. If you’re looking for good service, good food/drinks and something different than this is a place you should check out.

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"Great food, excellent service, nice atmosphere and good prices." highly recommend this place.
STAR: ★★★★★

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G
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu was diverse enough to please everyone. Salmon salad and fried chicken were amazing !
Service was delightful.

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GS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good staff and location

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The reviews below were submitted before July 25th 2018, when this restaurant changed management.
MJ
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice setting, delicious cocktails and professional service. Server Dejan was friendly and professional. And he makes a great blood orange margarita!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The staff were very nice hospitable, especially with helping a reasonable spot to change my baby. I wish they had a baby changing table in one of the bathrooms, but they were at least helpful and kind about it. The value the food was definitely overpriced. The seafood was very delicious but the sides were not up to my expectations.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of this was simply amazing. The staff were polite and cordial and even the food was amazing. The only real problem with the place was their pricing. I ordered their fish from their menu because that is what they are known for. My dish alone was about $40 but I was okay with that because I assumed that it was going to be filling. When my meal came out I had a very thin, almost transparent fillet of fish with like 10 fries stacked up to make things look bigger. I understand that due to the location of the place why there prices have to be so high but due to this very fact, Local House is a "one and done" for me. But you should totally go and try it for yourself. I think that everyone should go to this place at least once.

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g
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good place, quiet, friendly staff.

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PF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were impeccable. Lovely dining room with peaceful ambience. Cocktails were creative and scrumptious (I LOVED "down the rabbit hole"); salads were meticulously prepared and (Greek and tuna) savory; tempura appetizer was light, crispy and flavorful; and shortrib burger was great. The shrimp risotto was flavorful but a bit skimpy on the shrimp. Warm and friendly staff.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible - we waited for 25 minutes at our table and never even got water. A waiter once looked at us and proceeded to keep walking. Best part is the place was practically empty. Needless to say we found a better place to eat at just up the block.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Food was just food. It all looked like it was sitting out for hours and did not taste good. The restaurant itself was so charming though. Great place to have a drink

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!! Best place in OceanDrive.

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S
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is underrated in terms of food quality and service. Great breakfast. Crab cake Benedict should not be missed. The service is good too! They were really busy on the morning we visited and still our coffee cups and tea were refilled and our server was very nice and did not rush us. This is my favorite breakfast spot! So cute! Love the outdoor seating!

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JB
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We went to the Local House for the first time this year on our first night in Miami. In the past we have really enjoy it but this time we were very disappointed. The food was marginal at best and the drinks were just okay. The wait staff was as we remembered it top notch. They were very attentive and very sweet. I'm not sure if we'll go back. It is a good place to sit outside for a glass of wine. Perhaps they were having a bad night with their food so hopefully it will be good again.

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FK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was uninspiring....and the vegetables (broccolini) tasted like it had been cleaned with cleaning fluid. Server was lovely, though.

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Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great setting, more classic than some of the "South Beach" party spots. Loved the ambiance and Alex the bartender was fantastic. He made some of the best cocktails I've ever had. Was there for lunch at the bar and enjoyed a salad with grilled shrimp. It was fresh and yummy.

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SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of 4 of us came to have our NYE Dinner, from the moment we arrived the host was friendly and welcoming and as soon as we walked in Eric (bar tender) and Natalie ( waitress) received us as if they already knew us, we felt right at home!

Thank you for making our dinning experience unforgettable and will most definetly recommend this place to all my friends!

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MF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Natalie was our server and really made our visit enjoyable. Accordingly returned five times.

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AM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Service was off, waited 30 min for our first cocktail, the dinner was delivered 7 minutes after ordering, and one dish was a risotto that takes longer than that to make, so clearly the kitchen pre makes everything and it sits. Not ok given the price point. Wouldn't go again - too many other exceptional places in the same price point.

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M
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, came
Out very quickly and the wait staff was very patient and helpful with all of our requests. Would recommend to anyone- but request to sit outside! The atmosphere outside is the best, nice ocean breeze and great people watching.

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p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delightful and staff was lovely. Going back.

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T
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing brunch place with yummy bloody Mary's!

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TZ
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Although a bit hesitant to eat at a restaurant South of Fifth during Miami Art Week, I ventured out to this place on the recommendation of my Realtor. The restaurant did not disappoint. Although a tad quaint inside, the service was impeccable. Prior to arrival, I requested an outside table, but the winds were too high to enjoy it, so they moved us inside upon request before our drinks were ordered. The food was spectacular and really felt like the chefs cared about what they were creating. I would highly recommend this place for anyone solo, on a date, or with a small group. It was a tad pricey, but worth it.

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f
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2015
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Average service and below average drinks. Cocktails were wattery and sour - neither my wife nor I enjoyed them. Server was unable to tell us what the house liquor was in the cocktails, nor was he able to tell us what type of oysters were included in the seafood platter. Asked for aioli and was brought mayonnaise. "Tempura" platter was basically soggy vegetables soaked in oil. We did not eat them. We would not return or recommend to others.

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L
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This place was good but it left me wanting more. I believe the brunch would be the best choice since all the reviews were pretty much for that. My dear friend and I had lunch and both of us were satisfied but were not blown away.
The decor is cute. You feel like you are in a living room.
Enjoy!

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