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Top Waterfront Restaurants in Miami

Summer is nearing and things around here are about to heat up. The weather, real estate and most importantly, the food. Yes, for all the foodies out there we will be showcasing the top waterfront restaurants in Miami to visit. What better way to survive the summer heat than to enjoy a delicious meal and ice cold drink by a body of water? Here are the top waterfront restaurants in Miami to visit this summer.

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7. Area 31
This trendy spot atop the EPIC Hotel provides stellar views of Downtown and Biscayne Bay. Truly a beautiful representation of the city and its lights. The seafood is fresh and the ambiance is too. This popular happy hour location serves creative seafood and reasonably priced cocktails indoor or poolside.

6. Grove Bay Grill
The “Grove” is infamous for it’s historic background and tree lined streets but the food is why many flock to this quaint neighborhood. This is easily seen in this tropical oasis in the middle of Miami with its sidewalk cafes and restaurants near anchored sailboats on the bay. The stunning bay views doted by sailboats at Grove Bay Grill is the perfect setting to enjoy a nice cold beer and an affordable meal.

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5. Red Fish Grill
Boasting an incredible location on the water in Matheson Hammock Park, Red Fish Grill offers a romantically lit beach destination with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay. The sophisticated and well prepared seafood gives satisfaction with every bite. Its attentive service, wonderful vistas and somewhat hard to find location adds to its romantic ambiance. This is how waterfront eating in Miami should be.

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4. Rusty Pelican
The Rusty Pelican offers stylishly updated indoor and outdoor areas. This Key Biscayne staple boast stunning water, city and sunset views. Its well priced, better-than-good food is what has diners coming back. This is a great setting for any occasion. Be sure to pull up a seat outside close to the water and soak up the waterfront views.

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3. Garcia’s Seafood Grill & Fish Market
Located on the river, Garcia’s Seafood Grill & Fish Market is “Old Miami” at its best. This unassuming joint has a very cool backdrop thanks to the Miami River. Known for super-fresh and delicious seafood this place is a must for locals who are looking for a “nothing fancy” afternoon and its on-site market allows folks to take home fresh seafood to continue the fish fry at home.

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2. Seaspice
Looking for a beautiful night in Miami? Look no further. This spectacular seafood brasserie and lounge is located on the bank of the Miami River. It offers 225 feet of waterfront and dock space available to those who rather arrive by water. It’s sleek and stylish design sets the right mood for a delicious night out with friends, family or that special one.

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1. River Yacht Club
Once again the Miami River is the go-to district for seafood dining in Miami. The River Yacht Club definitely embodies the best of Miami dining. It features indoor and outdoor waterfront dining areas decorated in a modern-day sea theme. Playing to the theme and it’s natural environment, the seafood and drinks pair beautifully; make sure to ask your server for recommendations. Located on the rooftop terrace you will the first-ever VanDutch Yachts lounge. The lounge offers premium mixology and unwinding spirits to relax and let loose alongside the breathtaking views.