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The waterfront view from Amara at Paraiso.
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16 Dining Spots in Miami With Stellar Waterfront Views

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The waterfront view from Amara at Paraiso.
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One of the biggest requests, after what are the must visit restaurants and where should I eat now, is where can to dine with some great water views? Surprisingly for a city that is built on the water this is harder to come up than one would think, but alas there are 16 solid spots in Miami that offer enviable water views.

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Duffy's Sports Grill

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Yes, it might be a chain restaurant but it still has some of the best views in town plus all day long happy hours every day of the week.

Ocean Social

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What was formerly the home of Malibu Farms has changed outposts, but don’t worry, the killer views remain the same at this waterfront restaurant inside the legendary Eden Roc hotel.

Amara at Paraiso

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Michael Schwartz’s waterfront restaurant boasts his Miami inspired cuisine along with some of the best water views in the city.

The Lido Bayside Grill

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Sip on rose all day while dining on vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free bites at the Standard Miami Beach’s in-house restaurant, which boasts enviable bayside views and a see-and-be-scene clientele.

Joia Beach

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A 45,000-square-foot waterfront club located on Watson Island, Joia Beach houses a 120-seat restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine and a vibe-y scene with daybeds and teepees lining the ocean as a DJ spins a blend of tunes. 

Baia Beach Club Miami

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Baia Beach Club, the Mondrian South Beach’s massive outdoor lounge and restaurant boasts bayside cabanas and a waterfront full-service restaurant.

Kiki on the River

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This waterfront Greek party spot offers guests chic riverfront views. Pulling up in a mega yacht is highly encouraged. 

Seaspice

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This celeb-filled hot spot has had its fair share of drama, name changes, and turnovers, but one thing that has remained in place is its abundance of waterfront seating right along the Miami River.

Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish

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Eating seafood and water views go hand-in-hand — and Garcia's is a prime example of that. Grab a seat and soak up views of the Miami River while watching fishing boats drop off their latest catches to devour.

Il Gabbiano

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This Italian mainstay in Downtown Miami is known for its pastas along with its epic waterfront views.

American Social

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This go-to Brickell sports bar and restaurant is housed right on the Miami River, offering up some killer views and happy hour specials.

Smith & Wollensky

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One of the best places in Miami to catch the sunset, locals and tourists alike are found crowded around its popular bar to take in the views and the ocean breezes.

La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

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The only acceptable way to indulge in ceviche by at this top Peruvian spot is with killer water views. Luckily, La Mar offers up both.

Rusty Pelican (Miami)

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This classic Key Biscayne has been a mainstay on Key Biscayne for decades, but one thing that has stayed intact is its expansive waterfront views and idyllic shots of Miami.

Redfish

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This classic Miami spot housed inside Matheson Hammock Park got a reboot and offers new spins on seafood and epic water views.

Black Point Ocean Grill

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This bar and restaurant located in South Dade serves up seafood and plenty of boat gazing in addition to its water views.

Duffy's Sports Grill

Yes, it might be a chain restaurant but it still has some of the best views in town plus all day long happy hours every day of the week.

Ocean Social

What was formerly the home of Malibu Farms has changed outposts, but don’t worry, the killer views remain the same at this waterfront restaurant inside the legendary Eden Roc hotel.

Amara at Paraiso

Michael Schwartz’s waterfront restaurant boasts his Miami inspired cuisine along with some of the best water views in the city.

The Lido Bayside Grill

Sip on rose all day while dining on vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free bites at the Standard Miami Beach’s in-house restaurant, which boasts enviable bayside views and a see-and-be-scene clientele.

Joia Beach

A 45,000-square-foot waterfront club located on Watson Island, Joia Beach houses a 120-seat restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine and a vibe-y scene with daybeds and teepees lining the ocean as a DJ spins a blend of tunes. 

Baia Beach Club Miami

Baia Beach Club, the Mondrian South Beach’s massive outdoor lounge and restaurant boasts bayside cabanas and a waterfront full-service restaurant.

Kiki on the River

This waterfront Greek party spot offers guests chic riverfront views. Pulling up in a mega yacht is highly encouraged. 

Seaspice

This celeb-filled hot spot has had its fair share of drama, name changes, and turnovers, but one thing that has remained in place is its abundance of waterfront seating right along the Miami River.

Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish

Eating seafood and water views go hand-in-hand — and Garcia's is a prime example of that. Grab a seat and soak up views of the Miami River while watching fishing boats drop off their latest catches to devour.

Il Gabbiano

This Italian mainstay in Downtown Miami is known for its pastas along with its epic waterfront views.

American Social

This go-to Brickell sports bar and restaurant is housed right on the Miami River, offering up some killer views and happy hour specials.

Smith & Wollensky

One of the best places in Miami to catch the sunset, locals and tourists alike are found crowded around its popular bar to take in the views and the ocean breezes.

La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

The only acceptable way to indulge in ceviche by at this top Peruvian spot is with killer water views. Luckily, La Mar offers up both.

Rusty Pelican (Miami)

This classic Key Biscayne has been a mainstay on Key Biscayne for decades, but one thing that has stayed intact is its expansive waterfront views and idyllic shots of Miami.

Redfish

This classic Miami spot housed inside Matheson Hammock Park got a reboot and offers new spins on seafood and epic water views.

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Black Point Ocean Grill

This bar and restaurant located in South Dade serves up seafood and plenty of boat gazing in addition to its water views.

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