One of the biggest requests, after what are the must visit restaurants and where should I eat now, is where to dine with some great water views? Surprisingly for a city built on the water, this is harder to come up with than one would think, but alas, 16 solid spots in Miami offer enviable water views.Read More
16 Dining Spots in Miami With Stellar Waterfront Views
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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.
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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
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.
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.
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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
Eating seafood and water views go hand-in-hand — Garcia's is a prime example. Grab a seat and soak up views of the Miami River while watching fishing boats drop off their latest catches to devour.
This Italian mainstay in Downtown Miami is known for its plates of pasta, chic clientele, and epic waterfront views.
This go-to Brickell sports bar and restaurant is housed on the Miami River, offering some wonderful 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 at this top Peruvian spot is with amazing 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.
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
This bar and restaurant in South Dade serves seafood and plenty of boats gazing in addition to its water views.