When in Rome, do as the Romans do. That’s the old saying, isn’t it? Well, when in Miami, you must eat as Miami natives eat. And that means partaking in a whole lot of high quality seafood. Out of all the city’s fine restaurants, these three really seem to stand out from the rest…
Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market | Connect on Facebook
Back in 1966, when Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market opened along the famous Miami River, it wasn’t so much a restaurant as it was a small fish stand. However, the quality of the fresh catches allowed the business to grow and eventually boom. Nowadays, Garcia’s is a place where real gourmands can satisfy their demanding palates. More unique menu items like the Conch Steak add a bit of flair that you won’t find just anywhere. Of course, we always jump for the Chef’s Specials. The Butterfly Snapper, with crabmeat au-gratin and a side of lobster ravioli, really makes our mouths water.
Joe’s Stone Crab | Connect on Facebook
Joe’s Stone Crab is and always has been a family affair. Dating back to 1913, the restaurant was the baby of old Joe himself and his kitchen-savvy wife, Jennie. Through the generations, Joe’s has blossomed into a true Miami staple, with a colorful and savory menu that you can enjoy at the establishment itself, or from the comfort of your own home (delivery, anyone?). No matter where you’re eating, you’ll want to order up some of Joe’s Original Stone Crabs, chilled and cracked with mustard sauce.
The River Oyster Bar | Connect on Facebook
Raw oysters: you either love them or hate them. However, the quality of those at The River Oyster Bar has been known to turn even staunch skeptics into avid oyster fans. This may have something to do with the fare and ingredients used at the restaurant. Chef David Bracha is a firm believer in all things local—seafood, farmers, and vendors. This belief imbues his menu with a bit of added Miami zeal. If you’ve come just for oysters, you’ll have choices from all over the country. Wellfleet from Massachusetts, Wilapa Bay from Washington—it’s whatever strikes your fancy!
What A Catch!
What are you in the mood for today? Fish, crabs, oysters, or something else entirely? No matter what your appetite is calling for, these three Miami seafood restaurants can satisfy. Get in touch with them today to make your reservations!