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14 Dining Spots in Miami With Stellar Waterfront Views

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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 14 solid spots in Miami that are still open with outdoor dining that offer enviable water views.

Editor’s Note: Most Florida restaurants have resumed indoor and outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Florida Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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1. Duffy's Sports Grill

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3969 NE 163rd St
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
(305) 760-2124
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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.

2. Malibu Farm Miami Beach

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4525 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(786) 961-6043
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Some of Miami Beach’s best waterfront views can be found at Malibu Farms. Grab an avocado pizza, bottle of wine, and soak in the sunshine from the patio.

3. Amara at Paraiso

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3101 NE 7th Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 702-5528
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Michael Schwartz’s waterfront eatery boasts his signature Miami inspired cuisine along with some of the best water views in the city.

4. Lido Restaurant

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40 Island Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-1717
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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 eatery, which boasts enviable bayside views and a see-and-be-scene clientele.

5. Kiki on the River

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450 NW N River Dr
Miami, FL 33128
(786) 502-3243
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This waterfront Greek party spot offers guests chic riverfront views. Pulling up in a mega yacht is highly encouraged. 

6. Seaspice

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422 NW North River Dr
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 440-4200
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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.

7. Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish

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398 NW North River Dr
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 375-0765
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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.

8. Il Gabbiano

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335 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 373-0063
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This Italian mainstay in Downtown Miami is known for its pastas along with its epic waterfront views.

9. American Social

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690 SW 1st Ct
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 223-7004
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This go-to Brickell sports bar and eatery is housed right on the Miami River, offering up some killer views and happy hour specials.

10. Smith & Wollensky

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1 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-2800
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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.

11. La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

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500 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 913-8288
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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.

12. Rusty Pelican (Miami)

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3201 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami, FL 33149
(305) 361-3818
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This classic Key Biscayne restaurant has recently undergone some renovations, but one thing that has stayed intact is its expansive waterfront views and idyllic shots of Miami.

13. Redfish by Chef Adrianne

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9610 Old Cutler Rd
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 668-8788
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This classic Miami spot housed inside Matheson Hammock Park has been recently taken over by chef Adrianne Calvo featuring new spins on seafood and epic water views.

14. Black Point Ocean Grill

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24775 SW 87th Ave
Cutler Bay, FL 33190

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

1. Duffy's Sports Grill

3969 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

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.

3969 NE 163rd St
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

2. Malibu Farm Miami Beach

4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Some of Miami Beach’s best waterfront views can be found at Malibu Farms. Grab an avocado pizza, bottle of wine, and soak in the sunshine from the patio.

4525 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

3. Amara at Paraiso

3101 NE 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33137

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

3101 NE 7th Ave
Miami, FL 33137

4. Lido Restaurant

40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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

40 Island Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Kiki on the River

450 NW N River Dr, Miami, FL 33128

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

450 NW N River Dr
Miami, FL 33128

6. Seaspice

422 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128

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.

422 NW North River Dr
Miami, FL 33128

7. Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish

398 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128

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.

398 NW North River Dr
Miami, FL 33128

8. Il Gabbiano

335 S Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131

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

335 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33131

9. American Social

690 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33130

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

690 SW 1st Ct
Miami, FL 33130

10. Smith & Wollensky

1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

1 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

11. La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131

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.

500 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, FL 33131

12. Rusty Pelican (Miami)

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami, FL 33149

This classic Key Biscayne restaurant has recently undergone some renovations, but one thing that has stayed intact is its expansive waterfront views and idyllic shots of Miami.

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami, FL 33149

13. Redfish by Chef Adrianne

9610 Old Cutler Rd, Miami, FL 33156

This classic Miami spot housed inside Matheson Hammock Park has been recently taken over by chef Adrianne Calvo featuring new spins on seafood and epic water views.

9610 Old Cutler Rd
Miami, FL 33156

14. Black Point Ocean Grill

24775 SW 87th Ave, Cutler Bay, FL 33190

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

24775 SW 87th Ave
Cutler Bay, FL 33190

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