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The 16 Best Spots for Beach Bites

Before or after the beach, these are the places to hit

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Miami is the city of eternal summer, where the beach rules all and very few days of the year can’t be spent on the sand. There’s something about spending the day under the hot sun with a few cold drinks that works up a serious appetite when it’s time to go home. The conversation about where to eat always starts as the beach side packing up begins. Luckily, whether it’s South of Fifth or North Beach there’s plenty of still covered in sand, flip flip-friendly places to grab food before heading home. This list has everything from hardcore munchies to light and fresh juices, because bikini season is all year long.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Burgers & Shakes

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2713, 7401 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 866-1145
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The combo of a warm burger and a cold shake after a long day on the sand makes for an ideal post-beach, pre-nap meal. The menu at Burger & Shakes is pretty straightforward and, not surprisingly, mainly burgers and milkshakes. But there’s something for all sorts of burger eaters from the classic cheeseburger to a mahi-mahi burger to a portabello mushroom burger for the non-meat eaters in the group. Not in the mood for a burger? Check out one of the featured hot dogs.

2. Shuckers Waterfront Bar & Grill

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1819 79th Street Causeway
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 866-1570
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Head home via the 79th Street causeway and pop into Shucker’s along the way. There’s ample parking at this completely outdoor spot, which is very post-beach friendly. Grab a bucket of beers, order a shrimp po’boy or a plate of dolphin fingers, the restaurant’s take on chicken fingers, and enjoy the views as the sun sets over Miami’s mainland.

3. The Broken Shaker

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2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 531-2727
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This award-winning outdoor bar may be known for its drinks, but the food menu is just as appealing. Dishes like the daily catch tacos or the spicy griot are just what’s needed after a day of beach fun. Of course the fun doesn’t have to end: grab a cocktail or the punch of the day and pop into the pool to keep the party going a little longer.

4. Sweet Beach

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1801 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

From the team behind one of the Magic City’s most popular bars, Sweet Liberty, comes Sweet Beach at the Shelborne. Located right next to the Miami Beach boardwalk, this is one of the easiest spots to access straight from the sand. Grab a frozen drink and take advantage of the ping pong table while munching on items by James Beard award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein — all in the comfort of a bathing suit.

5. High Tide

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1717 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 200-0377
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High Tide is a casual beachside bar located at the Surfcomber Hotel, where guests and beach go-ers can grab a bite and a drink after spending the day on the sand. When it comes to food, the menu features salads, sandwiches, fish tacos, and wings washed back by plenty of wine, beer, and margaritas. Then tap into those competitive juices to play Connect Four, corn hole, or ping pong in the sandy backyard.

6. Time Out Market Miami

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1601 Drexel Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 753-5388
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Can’t decide what the group is hungry for? Head over to Time Out Market Miami where the options are nearly endless. With 10 concepts under one roof, there’s something for everyone. Grab a pizza from Square Pie City, poke from Hapa Kitchen, a frita from Kush, tacos from La Santa, and more.

7. Cheeseburger Baby

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1505 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-7300
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When a day on the beach also involves a bit of drinking, a big juicy burger might be the best way to soak up all that booze. The build-you-own-burgers at Cheeseburger Baby, a South Beach staple fit the bill. You can’t go wrong with the loaded fries either.

8. Benh Mi

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1436 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Chef Ben Murray has found a home just off Espanola Way serving up his version of counter service Vietnamese dishes. The bahn mi style sandwiches are great, but it’s the extra crunchy chicken tender bucket filled with three tenders and spiced waffle fries that have become Insta-famous.

9. Taquiza

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1351 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

There’s something special about tacos right after a long day out in the sun. Luckily, Miami Beach has no shortage of options. Taquiza and its masa are known to draw beach-goers on a regular basis. And those regulars know it’s all about the totopos. Pair these chips with any combinations of tacos and the day will be complete. Feeling adventurous? Try the chapulines taco (grasshoppers) and pair it with a strong margarita.

10. BurgerFi

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1242 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-0340
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This nationally recognized name got its start right here in South Florida. Fortunately, the counter service “better burger” concept hasn’t lost its touch as its grown to have more than 100 locations. A perfect spot for a quick bite after an afternoon of South Beach sand time.

11. The Chicken Spot

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855 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 570-4528
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As the name suggests, this is the spot to go to for post-beach chicken goodness. The menu consists of a variety of chicken sandwiches, wraps, and wings. The best part? There’s nearly as many sauce options as chicken options, don’t miss the pepper parm and the henny barbecue.

12. Monty's on South Beach

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300 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-1148
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A Miami staple when it comes to frozen drinks and beach items guests can expect live music, a raw bar, and fried appetizers as far as the eye can see. The casual, laid back feel of the outdoor dining area and pool, which is open to the public, make for a visit that could last late into the evening. The view of the marina isn’t so bad either.

13. Lolo's Surf Cantina

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161 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 735-6973
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Located on the side entrance of the Marriott Stanton is Lolo’s Surf Cantina serving up Mexican food with a California spin. Enjoy dishes ranging from the ribeye taco covered with a layer of crispy cheese or a cheeseburger with bone marrow aioli. Make plans to go to breakfast pre-beach adventure for butterscotch pancakes or a watermelon salad.

14. Pura Vida South of Fifth

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110 Washington Ave #2
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 535-4142
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From smoothies to fresh pressed juices, salads, and massive bowls filled with colorful ingredients, the produce-filled menu has plenty of options light options. For something more substantial, go for the mango salmon bowl made with oven roasted salmon, quinoa, arugula, avocado, cherry tomato, pickled cabbage, mango, and fresh herbs.

15. Joe's Takeaway

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11 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-0365
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Did someone say fried chicken? Everyone is familiar with Joe’s Stone Crab and its Miami legacy, but true locals know the takeaway area is where it’s at, and no order is complete without the fried chicken that’s under $7. Of course, the stone crabs are on the menu, too, if in season. Grab a nice haul and head over to South Pointe Park for the ideal Miami waterside picnic after a day on the sand.

16. Sir Pizza

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712 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-5701
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If there’s one thing every Miamian knows, it’s that Sir Pizza on Key Biscayne is home to the best ranch one could ever think to dip their pizza in. It may sound like a strange thing to crave, but one dip of its thin crispy pizza into the homemade dressing and everyone is hooked. It’s a favorite spot for locals to stop in for post-beach eats. Plus, the menu goes way beyond pizza with everything from hot subs to pastas and salads.

1. Burgers & Shakes

2713, 7401 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141

The combo of a warm burger and a cold shake after a long day on the sand makes for an ideal post-beach, pre-nap meal. The menu at Burger & Shakes is pretty straightforward and, not surprisingly, mainly burgers and milkshakes. But there’s something for all sorts of burger eaters from the classic cheeseburger to a mahi-mahi burger to a portabello mushroom burger for the non-meat eaters in the group. Not in the mood for a burger? Check out one of the featured hot dogs.

2713, 7401 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141

2. Shuckers Waterfront Bar & Grill

1819 79th Street Causeway, Miami Beach, FL 33141

Head home via the 79th Street causeway and pop into Shucker’s along the way. There’s ample parking at this completely outdoor spot, which is very post-beach friendly. Grab a bucket of beers, order a shrimp po’boy or a plate of dolphin fingers, the restaurant’s take on chicken fingers, and enjoy the views as the sun sets over Miami’s mainland.

1819 79th Street Causeway
Miami Beach, FL 33141

3. The Broken Shaker

2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140

This award-winning outdoor bar may be known for its drinks, but the food menu is just as appealing. Dishes like the daily catch tacos or the spicy griot are just what’s needed after a day of beach fun. Of course the fun doesn’t have to end: grab a cocktail or the punch of the day and pop into the pool to keep the party going a little longer.

2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. Sweet Beach

1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

From the team behind one of the Magic City’s most popular bars, Sweet Liberty, comes Sweet Beach at the Shelborne. Located right next to the Miami Beach boardwalk, this is one of the easiest spots to access straight from the sand. Grab a frozen drink and take advantage of the ping pong table while munching on items by James Beard award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein — all in the comfort of a bathing suit.

1801 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. High Tide

1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

High Tide is a casual beachside bar located at the Surfcomber Hotel, where guests and beach go-ers can grab a bite and a drink after spending the day on the sand. When it comes to food, the menu features salads, sandwiches, fish tacos, and wings washed back by plenty of wine, beer, and margaritas. Then tap into those competitive juices to play Connect Four, corn hole, or ping pong in the sandy backyard.

1717 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Time Out Market Miami

1601 Drexel Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Can’t decide what the group is hungry for? Head over to Time Out Market Miami where the options are nearly endless. With 10 concepts under one roof, there’s something for everyone. Grab a pizza from Square Pie City, poke from Hapa Kitchen, a frita from Kush, tacos from La Santa, and more.

1601 Drexel Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Cheeseburger Baby

1505 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

When a day on the beach also involves a bit of drinking, a big juicy burger might be the best way to soak up all that booze. The build-you-own-burgers at Cheeseburger Baby, a South Beach staple fit the bill. You can’t go wrong with the loaded fries either.

1505 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. Benh Mi

1436 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Chef Ben Murray has found a home just off Espanola Way serving up his version of counter service Vietnamese dishes. The bahn mi style sandwiches are great, but it’s the extra crunchy chicken tender bucket filled with three tenders and spiced waffle fries that have become Insta-famous.

1436 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. Taquiza

1351 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

There’s something special about tacos right after a long day out in the sun. Luckily, Miami Beach has no shortage of options. Taquiza and its masa are known to draw beach-goers on a regular basis. And those regulars know it’s all about the totopos. Pair these chips with any combinations of tacos and the day will be complete. Feeling adventurous? Try the chapulines taco (grasshoppers) and pair it with a strong margarita.

1351 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. BurgerFi

1242 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This nationally recognized name got its start right here in South Florida. Fortunately, the counter service “better burger” concept hasn’t lost its touch as its grown to have more than 100 locations. A perfect spot for a quick bite after an afternoon of South Beach sand time.

1242 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

11. The Chicken Spot

855 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

As the name suggests, this is the spot to go to for post-beach chicken goodness. The menu consists of a variety of chicken sandwiches, wraps, and wings. The best part? There’s nearly as many sauce options as chicken options, don’t miss the pepper parm and the henny barbecue.

855 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

12. Monty's on South Beach

300 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

A Miami staple when it comes to frozen drinks and beach items guests can expect live music, a raw bar, and fried appetizers as far as the eye can see. The casual, laid back feel of the outdoor dining area and pool, which is open to the public, make for a visit that could last late into the evening. The view of the marina isn’t so bad either.

300 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

13. Lolo's Surf Cantina

161 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Located on the side entrance of the Marriott Stanton is Lolo’s Surf Cantina serving up Mexican food with a California spin. Enjoy dishes ranging from the ribeye taco covered with a layer of crispy cheese or a cheeseburger with bone marrow aioli. Make plans to go to breakfast pre-beach adventure for butterscotch pancakes or a watermelon salad.

161 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

14. Pura Vida South of Fifth

110 Washington Ave #2, Miami Beach, FL 33139

From smoothies to fresh pressed juices, salads, and massive bowls filled with colorful ingredients, the produce-filled menu has plenty of options light options. For something more substantial, go for the mango salmon bowl made with oven roasted salmon, quinoa, arugula, avocado, cherry tomato, pickled cabbage, mango, and fresh herbs.

110 Washington Ave #2
Miami Beach, FL 33139

15. Joe's Takeaway

11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Did someone say fried chicken? Everyone is familiar with Joe’s Stone Crab and its Miami legacy, but true locals know the takeaway area is where it’s at, and no order is complete without the fried chicken that’s under $7. Of course, the stone crabs are on the menu, too, if in season. Grab a nice haul and head over to South Pointe Park for the ideal Miami waterside picnic after a day on the sand.

11 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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16. Sir Pizza

712 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

If there’s one thing every Miamian knows, it’s that Sir Pizza on Key Biscayne is home to the best ranch one could ever think to dip their pizza in. It may sound like a strange thing to crave, but one dip of its thin crispy pizza into the homemade dressing and everyone is hooked. It’s a favorite spot for locals to stop in for post-beach eats. Plus, the menu goes way beyond pizza with everything from hot subs to pastas and salads.

712 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

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