When I got the call that my childhood best friend would be getting married in Miami this past March, the first thing that popped up in my mind was the fact that the heat would probably kill me. Despite the fact that I’m a Florida native, I still don’t love sweating profusely at all times.
After a few moments of brief complaint, it dawned on me that Miami’s culinary scene is one of my absolute favorites. I figured this would be the perfect time to stop by a few of my favorite spots as well as find some new ones to fall in love with thanks to locals’ recommendations.
Here are eight restaurants that made it onto my list of favorites and that I highly recommend you stop by during your next visit to the 305.
Though just a few years old, Miami’s Finga Licking (also simply known as The Licking),has become a top spot for locals, out-of-towners, and celebrities alike. With an extensive menu ranging from lobster and shrimp to pastas and hearty sides, you’ll want to stop by one of the multiple locations to see what this place is all about. And, while you’re there, don’t forget to try the Mystery Drink or — if you need a little pick-me-up — the Dirty Mystery Drink.
Hot Items: Fried Conch, Shrimp Dinner, Chicken Wing Dinner, Lobster Dinner, and the Mystery Drink