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The Best Waterfront Dining Spots in Miami

The Best Waterfront Dining Spots in Miami

April 26, 2017

What’s one of the best things about living so close to the water in Miami? Why, the waterfront dining, of course! So, if you’ve got an appetite for enjoying meals with a clear view of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, Miami River or Biscayne Bay, we’ve got just the spots for you.

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Antica Mare

Right off the 79th Street Causeway, this Italian eatery serves up the classics from Northern Italy – albeit in a decidedly tropical setting.

7999 N.E. Bayshore Court, Miami; 305-398-1001

Artisan Beach House

Located just off Haulover Cut, this popular restaurant – where renowned chef Paula DaSila whips up her unique creations – shows off the best water views in Bal Harbour.

10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-455-5460

Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish

Of course you want to eat some of the city’s best seafood while sitting seaside! You can do this at Garcia’s – which serves up fresh catches daily! – and enjoy incomparable views of Miami River.

398 N.W. North River Drive, Miami; 305-375-0765

La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

If you’re going to indulge in the best ceviche in town, you might as well do it at one of the top hotels in town – a place that also boasts waterfront views to die for!

500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami; 305-913-8288

The Lido

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Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

Located at the Standard Hotel, this hip hotspot offers amazing bayside views and large colorful table umbrellas that will make you feel like you’re on vacation in the Caribbean.

40 Island Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-1717

Red Fish Grill

Situated down in Coral Gables inside Matheson Hammock Park and offering delectable seafood dishes, we can’t recommend this serene eatery highly enough!

9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables; 305-668-8788


This super-chic, all-white boathouse mixed with wooden accents sits right on the banks of Miami River and provides patrons with the kind of cool tropical breezes that make all your troubles disappear. Combine that with Seaspice’s globally inspired menu, which offers creative twists on typical international cuisine, as well as the eatery’s dedication to using locally sourced food, and well, it’s easy to understand Seaspice’s popularity.

422 N.W. North River Drive, Miami; 305-440-4200   

River Yacht Club

For the type of foodies who always like to be on the cutting edge of cuisine, the River Yacht Club is the place to go. Frequented by a diverse crowd that includes both nautical enthusiasts and those who are simply looking for a unique and vibrant hotspot in which to enjoy the fusion-centric menu, River Yacht Club offers unreal food, incredible service – and ambiance galore!

401 S.W. 3 Ave., Miami; 305-200-5716


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Kiki on the River

If you’ve got a hankering for modern Greek fare served in a waterfront setting inspired by the best bistros in the Mediterranean, head to Kiki on the River. Situated on a site that used to be home to one of Miami’s original fish markets, Kiki on the River pays homage to Old World traditions in a way you simply can’t find anywhere else. An example: private gondola service for patrons.

450 N.W. North River Drive, Miami; 786-502-3242