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Where to Eat in Homestead: 11 Top Spots

This neighborhood is certainly worth the road trip

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While many see Homestead as not much more than a few exits off the end of the Florida Turnpike on the way to The Keys, the area is much more than that. The southernmost neighborhood in Miami-Dade is actually home to some unexpectedly tasty hidden gems. While it’s a significant trek from Wynwood and South Beach where most of the action happens, that’s part of what makes Homestead charm so uniquely its own. So clear a day in the calendar and make the journey down south, because there’s plenty of eating to be done.

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Editor’s Note: A number of South 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. For those wanting to find the best takeout and dining options throughout Miami, please visit here.

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1. Redland Ranch

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14655 Southwest 232nd Street
Miami, FL 33170
(786) 493-2805

This farmer’s market is home to smoothies, juices, jams, and is often a station for various food trucks to hang out and serve their fares. Typically visitors will find a barbeque truck, a taco truck, and one with burgers.

2. Knaus Berry Farm

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2060, 15980 SW 248th St
Homestead, FL 33031
(305) 247-0668
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Though it’s only open seasonally (October to April), Knaus Berry Farm is probably one of the best known stops when in Homestead. Locals and tourists have no shame when it comes to waiting for hours in line to feast on the warm sticky buns fresh of out the oven. If the weather is right and the winter has been cool enough, strawberry picking is also an option. Don’t forget the milkshakes — pro tip: this line is usually much shorter for them and makes for an ideal snack while waiting for the buns.

3. Sweet De-Lights Bakery

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12690 SW 280th St
Homestead, FL 33033
(786) 339-9790

If key lime pie is on the brain, there’s no need to venture all the way down to The Keys. Look no further than Sweet Delights Bakery where Miss Debbie is whipping up some of the best key lime pies around. The self-taught baker is happily known as the pie queen and keeps her baking secrets under wraps, but what she has divulged is her use of fresh squeezed key lime juice. The coveted pies are sold in traditional key lime, mango, guava, and occasionally other tropical flavors — by the slice, half pie, or whole pie.

4. RedLander Restaurant at Schnebly Redland's Winery & Brewery

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30205 SW 217th Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
(305) 242-1224
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Homestead is home to Miami’s only winery where guests can spend the day sipping tropical Florida wines. To accompany the experience is RedLander Restaurant, a farmhouse on property that serves the lunch and dinner (and a Sunday brunch) needed to soak up the wine. Order the sweet and savory guava wings or the guava ribs for a extra taste of Homestead freshness.

5. Taqueria Morelia

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1875 NE 8th St
Homestead, FL 33033
(305) 247-0877
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Can’t make a list of places to eat in Homestead without including at least two Mexican options. Get gas and tacos at the same time when at Taqueria Morelia, as it’s located inside a gas station. The tacos are fresh, simple, and authentic.

6. Royal Palm Grill & Deli

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806 N Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33030
(305) 246-5701

Royal Palm Grill & Deli is an ideal place to take family for brunch or to find just the right food to nurse that Sunday morning hangover. This lesser known gem in Homestead is only open for breakfast and lunch serving up diner style breakfasts and Southern lunch specials. The three egg omelettes served with hashbrowns are always a favorite.

7. Broadway Subs

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2022 NE 8th St
Homestead, FL 33033
(305) 245-7266
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Everyone needs a good sub shop in their rotation and when in Homestead, Broadway Subs is the way to go. The menu has it all from subs to wraps and perfectly salted fries on the side. The family owned sandwich shop is known for its Philly cheesecake sub. Try it loaded with the works: onions, bacon, mushrooms, and provolone cheese.

8. La Michoacana

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344 Washington Ave
Homestead, FL 33030
(786) 243-1138

Located in the middle of a Homestead shopping center, many have driven past La Michoacana without a second glance. The cash-only paleteria is worth the drive to Homestead and the ATM. The popsicles and juices are what draws the crowd in. Keep it simple opting for flavors like strawberry and pineapple or get a little wild with rum with raisins or tequila paletas.

9. Casita Tejas Mexican Restaurant

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27 N Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33030
(305) 248-8224
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When in Homestead, one must always stop for Mexican food, and it’s a well-known fact that Miami’s best authentic Mexican food can be found in the deep south. The menu at Casita Tejas checks all the boxes when the #TacoTuesday feels appear. Can’t decide on just one thing? Go for one of the combination dishes like the Guadalajara Platter featuring a tamale, cheese chile relleno, beef taco, chicken quesadilla, and bean tostada. That should be plenty to settle the craving — and all for under $15.

10. Chefs on the Run Assorted Cuisine

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10 E Mowry Dr
Homestead, FL 33030
(305) 245-0085
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Chef and owner Jodrick I. Ujaque lets his Puerto Rican roots shine through at Chefs on the Run. The menu features a full page of mofongos with toppings like churrasco, chicken, and even a vegetarian option. Burger lovers are encouraged to make the trip to check out any of the 17 burgers found on the expansive  menu. Burger options start out basic with LTO and transition into more adventurous being topped with smoky chipotle mac n’ cheese or the mongolian burger with beef, pickled carrots, daikon radish, soy lime aioli, and Sriracha.

11. Yardie Spice

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225 S Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33030
(786) 349-5138

This homestyle restaurant boasts not having a microwave right on its menu, but what can be found are all the classics from oxtail to jerk chicken and whole snapper. The portions are on the heartier side, so come hungry.

12. Capri Restaurant

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N Krome Ave
Florida City, FL 33034
(305) 247-1542
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For more than 50 years Capri has been serving Italian food in Homestead, and in doing so has created a loyal following. The Italian steakhouse has a long menu featuring exactly the dishes to be expected, as well as a sizable wine list. Stop in for lunch which features a build your own pasta bar, soups, and salad all for under $12.  

13. Top Taste Jamaican Restaurant

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955 NW 3rd Ave #1
Florida City, FL 33034
(305) 245-4747
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Known for the sweet potato pudding and rum cakes, this Jamaican restaurant serves up more than just sweets. From breakfast dishes like ackee salt fish and caramel porridge to lunch and dinner with massive portions of some of the best oxtail in town, there’s plenty to try on this menu.

1. Redland Ranch

14655 Southwest 232nd Street, Miami, FL 33170

This farmer’s market is home to smoothies, juices, jams, and is often a station for various food trucks to hang out and serve their fares. Typically visitors will find a barbeque truck, a taco truck, and one with burgers.

14655 Southwest 232nd Street
Miami, FL 33170

2. Knaus Berry Farm

2060, 15980 SW 248th St, Homestead, FL 33031

Though it’s only open seasonally (October to April), Knaus Berry Farm is probably one of the best known stops when in Homestead. Locals and tourists have no shame when it comes to waiting for hours in line to feast on the warm sticky buns fresh of out the oven. If the weather is right and the winter has been cool enough, strawberry picking is also an option. Don’t forget the milkshakes — pro tip: this line is usually much shorter for them and makes for an ideal snack while waiting for the buns.

2060, 15980 SW 248th St
Homestead, FL 33031

3. Sweet De-Lights Bakery

12690 SW 280th St, Homestead, FL 33033

If key lime pie is on the brain, there’s no need to venture all the way down to The Keys. Look no further than Sweet Delights Bakery where Miss Debbie is whipping up some of the best key lime pies around. The self-taught baker is happily known as the pie queen and keeps her baking secrets under wraps, but what she has divulged is her use of fresh squeezed key lime juice. The coveted pies are sold in traditional key lime, mango, guava, and occasionally other tropical flavors — by the slice, half pie, or whole pie.

12690 SW 280th St
Homestead, FL 33033

4. RedLander Restaurant at Schnebly Redland's Winery & Brewery

30205 SW 217th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030

Homestead is home to Miami’s only winery where guests can spend the day sipping tropical Florida wines. To accompany the experience is RedLander Restaurant, a farmhouse on property that serves the lunch and dinner (and a Sunday brunch) needed to soak up the wine. Order the sweet and savory guava wings or the guava ribs for a extra taste of Homestead freshness.

30205 SW 217th Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030

5. Taqueria Morelia

1875 NE 8th St, Homestead, FL 33033

Can’t make a list of places to eat in Homestead without including at least two Mexican options. Get gas and tacos at the same time when at Taqueria Morelia, as it’s located inside a gas station. The tacos are fresh, simple, and authentic.

1875 NE 8th St
Homestead, FL 33033

6. Royal Palm Grill & Deli

806 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

Royal Palm Grill & Deli is an ideal place to take family for brunch or to find just the right food to nurse that Sunday morning hangover. This lesser known gem in Homestead is only open for breakfast and lunch serving up diner style breakfasts and Southern lunch specials. The three egg omelettes served with hashbrowns are always a favorite.

806 N Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33030

7. Broadway Subs

2022 NE 8th St, Homestead, FL 33033

Everyone needs a good sub shop in their rotation and when in Homestead, Broadway Subs is the way to go. The menu has it all from subs to wraps and perfectly salted fries on the side. The family owned sandwich shop is known for its Philly cheesecake sub. Try it loaded with the works: onions, bacon, mushrooms, and provolone cheese.

2022 NE 8th St
Homestead, FL 33033

8. La Michoacana

344 Washington Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

Located in the middle of a Homestead shopping center, many have driven past La Michoacana without a second glance. The cash-only paleteria is worth the drive to Homestead and the ATM. The popsicles and juices are what draws the crowd in. Keep it simple opting for flavors like strawberry and pineapple or get a little wild with rum with raisins or tequila paletas.

344 Washington Ave
Homestead, FL 33030

9. Casita Tejas Mexican Restaurant

27 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

When in Homestead, one must always stop for Mexican food, and it’s a well-known fact that Miami’s best authentic Mexican food can be found in the deep south. The menu at Casita Tejas checks all the boxes when the #TacoTuesday feels appear. Can’t decide on just one thing? Go for one of the combination dishes like the Guadalajara Platter featuring a tamale, cheese chile relleno, beef taco, chicken quesadilla, and bean tostada. That should be plenty to settle the craving — and all for under $15.

27 N Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33030

10. Chefs on the Run Assorted Cuisine

10 E Mowry Dr, Homestead, FL 33030

Chef and owner Jodrick I. Ujaque lets his Puerto Rican roots shine through at Chefs on the Run. The menu features a full page of mofongos with toppings like churrasco, chicken, and even a vegetarian option. Burger lovers are encouraged to make the trip to check out any of the 17 burgers found on the expansive  menu. Burger options start out basic with LTO and transition into more adventurous being topped with smoky chipotle mac n’ cheese or the mongolian burger with beef, pickled carrots, daikon radish, soy lime aioli, and Sriracha.

10 E Mowry Dr
Homestead, FL 33030

11. Yardie Spice

225 S Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

This homestyle restaurant boasts not having a microwave right on its menu, but what can be found are all the classics from oxtail to jerk chicken and whole snapper. The portions are on the heartier side, so come hungry.

225 S Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33030

12. Capri Restaurant

N Krome Ave, Florida City, FL 33034

For more than 50 years Capri has been serving Italian food in Homestead, and in doing so has created a loyal following. The Italian steakhouse has a long menu featuring exactly the dishes to be expected, as well as a sizable wine list. Stop in for lunch which features a build your own pasta bar, soups, and salad all for under $12.  

N Krome Ave
Florida City, FL 33034

13. Top Taste Jamaican Restaurant

955 NW 3rd Ave #1, Florida City, FL 33034

Known for the sweet potato pudding and rum cakes, this Jamaican restaurant serves up more than just sweets. From breakfast dishes like ackee salt fish and caramel porridge to lunch and dinner with massive portions of some of the best oxtail in town, there’s plenty to try on this menu.

955 NW 3rd Ave #1
Florida City, FL 33034

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