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15 Miami Restaurants Offering Election Day Freebies and Specials

Be rewarded for voting with discounted (and sometimes, even free) food and drink

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Voting is one of the great honors and privileges of our democracy and in these trying times, it feels extra pertinent that everyone cast their ballot regardless of where they stand on the political spectrum. Some South Florida restaurants are offering special incentives to those getting out to the polls, featuring deals for diners sporting the “I Voted” sticker. What better way to celebrate one’s civic duty than with tasty (discounted) grub? Below are 15 eateries around town offering discounts and specials on Election Day and the days leading up to it.

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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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800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen

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For those feeling a slam dunk on Election Day, head on over to this Aventura eatery owned by NBA Champions Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem, where voters will get a free topping for their wood-fired pie.

Frohzen

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Founding Fathers would nod their heads in approval for those opting to celebrate voting with a cheat day. Grab a free scoop (and choice of toppings) from this Miami Design District spot offering flavors that ring true to the 305 like tres leches, mango passionfruit, and guava maria.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Amara at Paraiso, and Tigertail + Mary

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Michael Schwartz — the chef behind Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Amara at Paraiso, and Tigertail + Mary — is getting the voting party started by offering a free glass of La Fête du Rosé to all that present an “I Voted” sticker beginning at 5 p.m. The offer is available at all three restaurants on November 3.

Veza Sur Brewing

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The local brewery with a Spanglish vibe is offering a 20 percent discount for folks casting their ballot from now through November 3. Show off the “I Voted” sticker and sip on brews with fun names like Mangolandia, Mala Yerba, and Flo-J. The discount also applies for those taking their order to go.

Coyo Taco

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Miami voters can grab a couple of tacos, say, cochinita pibil or al pastor, and say “salud” to democracy with a BOGO margaritas redeemable at the Brickell, Coral Gables, Wynwood, and Palm Beach location all day long on Election Day.

Need a ride the to the polls? Gramps is offering a free round-trip bus ride this Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 6 p.m. to and from polling site (check @grampswynwood for the final destination). Voters will receive a complimentary New York style pizza slice and drink as well as a free shirt from @upperhandart (while supplies last).

1-800-Lucky

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Wynwood’s Asian-inspired food hall is a one-stop-shop for banh-mi, dumplings, sushi and Japanese ice cream that looks adorable on Instagram. Everything goes well with a cocktail and on Election Day, guests will be treated to an all day happy hour where cocktails go for $9, while sake, beer and wine are $6.

Rosie's

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This Southern-food pop-up by dynamic duo Jamila Ross and Akino West (who also run the adjacent Copper Door B&B ) is one of the few sliver linings coming out of COVID-19 . Open for breakfast and lunch served from the ventanita, fans of buttermilk biscuits and fried chicken will be stoked with a rendition that may just beat grandma’s. Other favorites include fish and grits, lemon ricotta pancakes and soft scramble toast with roasted mushrooms. Swing by with the iconic “I Voted” sticker and 10 percent will be taken off.

Planta South Beach

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The sexy, sustainable South of Fifth restaurant serving vegan hits like coconut ceviche and buffalo cauliflower pizza is offering patrons exercising their civic duty a discount.  From October 27 through November 3, diners with the “I Voted” stickers receive 20 percent off their total check.

Pubbelly Sushi Brickell

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The roll seen around the world (on Instagram) is on the house when diners show their “I Voted” sticker on November 3. That’s right, the popular butter krab roll made with goma soy paper, kanikama, ponzu, and served with warm clarified butter for dipping, is complimentary for voters on Election Day.

La Mar by Gaston Acurio

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The upscale modern Peruvian with a killer view is offering a buy one, get one free pisco sour with food purchase for those who dine in on Election Day. Just show the “I Voted” sticker or photo of mail-in ballot, grab a spot in the lovely outdoor patio and enjoy favorites like cebiche carretillero, anticucho de pulpo and aji de gallina.

Caja Caliente

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Life is good when one can find lechon in a sandwich, bowl, or taco all at the same spot. This self-described “Cuban taco” eatery does just that, offering all things from abuelita’s kitchen — and than some. Those toting their “I Voted” sticker get 15 percent off their order.

My Ceviche

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As the name clearly implies, this local counter-service chain has a soft spot for ceviche, but the expansive menu includes favorite Mexican dishes like burritos (try the adobo chicken or veggie) as well as tacos filled with healthy items like grilled shrimp. On November 3, diners will receive complimentary corn chips and made-to-order guacamole (minimum of $25 order) in celebration of Election Day. The offer is valid in-store only in the Brickell, South Beach, and Midtown locations.

The Taurus Coconut Grove

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Because voting is stressful business, this well-regarded watering hole is offering a free Havana Lager beer and shot of Woodford Reserve Bourbon to celebrate the day and help take the edge off. Just show a “I Voted” sticker and let the relaxation start.

Taquiza

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What better way to celebrate voting than with free tacos? Taquiza, the popular Mexico eatery knowns for its blue masa and generous fillings, will be gifting its pollo tacos (chicken braised in Tecate with spring onion and cilantro salsa verde) to early voters at the polls at Coral Reef Branch Library from October 29-November 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. along with a bottle of Topo Chico — the Mexican sparkling water with a cult following.

800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen

For those feeling a slam dunk on Election Day, head on over to this Aventura eatery owned by NBA Champions Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem, where voters will get a free topping for their wood-fired pie.

Frohzen

Founding Fathers would nod their heads in approval for those opting to celebrate voting with a cheat day. Grab a free scoop (and choice of toppings) from this Miami Design District spot offering flavors that ring true to the 305 like tres leches, mango passionfruit, and guava maria.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Amara at Paraiso, and Tigertail + Mary

Michael Schwartz — the chef behind Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Amara at Paraiso, and Tigertail + Mary — is getting the voting party started by offering a free glass of La Fête du Rosé to all that present an “I Voted” sticker beginning at 5 p.m. The offer is available at all three restaurants on November 3.

Veza Sur Brewing

The local brewery with a Spanglish vibe is offering a 20 percent discount for folks casting their ballot from now through November 3. Show off the “I Voted” sticker and sip on brews with fun names like Mangolandia, Mala Yerba, and Flo-J. The discount also applies for those taking their order to go.

Coyo Taco

Miami voters can grab a couple of tacos, say, cochinita pibil or al pastor, and say “salud” to democracy with a BOGO margaritas redeemable at the Brickell, Coral Gables, Wynwood, and Palm Beach location all day long on Election Day.

Gramps

Need a ride the to the polls? Gramps is offering a free round-trip bus ride this Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 6 p.m. to and from polling site (check @grampswynwood for the final destination). Voters will receive a complimentary New York style pizza slice and drink as well as a free shirt from @upperhandart (while supplies last).

1-800-Lucky

Wynwood’s Asian-inspired food hall is a one-stop-shop for banh-mi, dumplings, sushi and Japanese ice cream that looks adorable on Instagram. Everything goes well with a cocktail and on Election Day, guests will be treated to an all day happy hour where cocktails go for $9, while sake, beer and wine are $6.

Rosie's

This Southern-food pop-up by dynamic duo Jamila Ross and Akino West (who also run the adjacent Copper Door B&B ) is one of the few sliver linings coming out of COVID-19 . Open for breakfast and lunch served from the ventanita, fans of buttermilk biscuits and fried chicken will be stoked with a rendition that may just beat grandma’s. Other favorites include fish and grits, lemon ricotta pancakes and soft scramble toast with roasted mushrooms. Swing by with the iconic “I Voted” sticker and 10 percent will be taken off.

Planta South Beach

The sexy, sustainable South of Fifth restaurant serving vegan hits like coconut ceviche and buffalo cauliflower pizza is offering patrons exercising their civic duty a discount.  From October 27 through November 3, diners with the “I Voted” stickers receive 20 percent off their total check.

Pubbelly Sushi Brickell

The roll seen around the world (on Instagram) is on the house when diners show their “I Voted” sticker on November 3. That’s right, the popular butter krab roll made with goma soy paper, kanikama, ponzu, and served with warm clarified butter for dipping, is complimentary for voters on Election Day.

La Mar by Gaston Acurio

The upscale modern Peruvian with a killer view is offering a buy one, get one free pisco sour with food purchase for those who dine in on Election Day. Just show the “I Voted” sticker or photo of mail-in ballot, grab a spot in the lovely outdoor patio and enjoy favorites like cebiche carretillero, anticucho de pulpo and aji de gallina.

Caja Caliente

Life is good when one can find lechon in a sandwich, bowl, or taco all at the same spot. This self-described “Cuban taco” eatery does just that, offering all things from abuelita’s kitchen — and than some. Those toting their “I Voted” sticker get 15 percent off their order.

My Ceviche

As the name clearly implies, this local counter-service chain has a soft spot for ceviche, but the expansive menu includes favorite Mexican dishes like burritos (try the adobo chicken or veggie) as well as tacos filled with healthy items like grilled shrimp. On November 3, diners will receive complimentary corn chips and made-to-order guacamole (minimum of $25 order) in celebration of Election Day. The offer is valid in-store only in the Brickell, South Beach, and Midtown locations.

The Taurus Coconut Grove

Because voting is stressful business, this well-regarded watering hole is offering a free Havana Lager beer and shot of Woodford Reserve Bourbon to celebrate the day and help take the edge off. Just show a “I Voted” sticker and let the relaxation start.

Taquiza

What better way to celebrate voting than with free tacos? Taquiza, the popular Mexico eatery knowns for its blue masa and generous fillings, will be gifting its pollo tacos (chicken braised in Tecate with spring onion and cilantro salsa verde) to early voters at the polls at Coral Reef Branch Library from October 29-November 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. along with a bottle of Topo Chico — the Mexican sparkling water with a cult following.

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