Lincoln Road is South Beach’s go-to spending locale where people watching is half the attraction. But with tourist traps on every block, dining at the outdoor shopping center can be a bust if executed incorrectly. Here are the best bets for grabbing a bite near Lincoln Road.Read More
12 Lincoln Road Restaurants That Are Actually Good
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1. Mister O1
A short trot off Lincoln Road (in what looks like an ordinary office building) lies some of the best pizza on the beach. For upgraded flavor, opt for the star-shaped pie topped with ricotta cheese or choose from the ample selection of salads lightens the carb load.
2. The Lincoln Eatery
The Lincoln Eatery food hall aggregates 10 food and beverage choices for the SoBe crowd. From tacos to deli fare, plus a massive rooftop bar, this 9,600-square-foot space reps all the flavors a hungry millennial could crave.
3. Chotto Matte Miami
Chic and colorful, Chotto Matte is Lincoln Road’s most stylish eatery. Imported from London, this Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) restaurant serves up sushi, robata, tempura, and three tasting menus starting at $85 per person.
4. The Café at Books & Books
Book worms have been cozying up in this Miami gem since 1982. The Lincoln Road venue is a low-key bookstore and luncheonette with hummus, curried chicken salad, and a handful of vegan and brunch offerings.
5. Shake Shack
If a beach body is off the table, Shake Shack’s Lincoln Road location won’t disappoint. A Shackburger® (made with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a secret sauce) is a solid order along with all kinds of frozen custard.
6. Meat Market Miami Beach
A sexy little steak spot, Meat Market classes it up with aperitifs, sultry cocktails, and a robust dinner menu featuring crudos, salads, steak, lobster, and duck. If there’s room for dessert, a handful of nostalgic sweets like cookies and milk and chocolate peanut butter cup s’mores call for extra spoons.
The kingpin of Lincoln Road fine dining, Juvia is the mall’s rooftop hot spot. Diners whisk up to the ninth floor of the 1111 Lincoln Road building for skyline views and a medley of French, Japanese, and Peruvian cuisine.
8. Huahua's Taqueria
Huahua’s Taqueria ditches the pretense of the South Beach scene for simple Mexican food. To start? Sweet corn and queso are musts, followed by a hodgepodge of tacos with all the fixings one could imagine (carnitas, fish, or veggies to name a few).
9. MILA Restaurant
This Mediterranean meets Asian eatery is one of the swankiest new additions to Miami’s food scene. The massive 13,000-square-foot space boasts a serenely stylish indoor dining area, an outdoor terrace complete with an intimate omakase-style bar, and bites like shawarma-spiced wagyu dumplings, Alaskan king crab tempura, and an assortment of nigiri and sashimis.
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10. Doraku Izakaya and Sushi
Dark and moody, the interior of Doraku’s Miami Beach site offers a sensory siesta from the din of Lincoln Road. Thanks to generous lunch and happy hour menus, patrons can enjoy a desirable mix of the restaurant’s sushi, Japanese, and fusion dishes, along with beer, wine, and sake at a fraction of the price.
11. The Frieze Ice Cream Factory
A Miami staple since 1987, the family-run Frieze Ice Cream Factory lives up to the hype. Using natural ingredients and kosher dairy products, each of the 75+ flavors delivers substance as well as sweetness.
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12. Time Out Market Miami
No matter the craving, Time Out Market Miami has it covered. This massive food hall located right off Lincoln Road boasts more than 20 food and beverage outposts from some the city’s top names like Coyo Taco, Ms. Cheezious, Antonio Bachour, along with market-only outposts from top chefs like Jeremy Ford, Norman Van Aken, Michael Beltran, and Cesar Zapata.