Best Miami Seafood Restaurants
Captain’s Tavern in Pinecrest, located off of US1, is our choice for favorite Miami seafood restaurant in Pinecrest. This nautical themed restaurant, which is decorated with several saltwater tanks, features an extensive wine list with over 500 wines, mostly from California, as well as a massive menu with a variety of Caribbean and South American flavored food for both seafood and land lovers. Known for its fun, family environment, don’t be bashful to request a crayon and a coloring sheet, as it definitely makes the meal more enjoyable.
Captain’s Tavern Menu: To start, we recommend the Maine Lobster Bisque ($6.00) and the Conch Fritters ($8.95). For Land Lovers, you can’t go wrong with the Filet Mignon ($24.95) accompanied by mushrooms and asparagus. For Seafood Lovers, we suggest you try the Grilled Snapper ($18.95) with the Island Style topping, which is a local’s favorite.
Francesco in Coral Gables is Restaurantplace.com’s favorite Miami seafood restaurant with a Peruvian flare. This moderately priced restaurant is small yet perfect for any occasion. Francesco’s restaurant in Miami is considered to be one of the authentic upscale Peruvian restaurants.
Francesco’s Menu: For an appetizer, try the traditional ceviches and tiraditos. Our favorite lunch entree is the Seco de Salmon ($13), which is a cilantro based stew of Alaskan Salmon served with Peruvian white beans risotto. Mouth-watering dinner entrees include the Lomo Saltado ($23), which is sautéed Black Angus beef tenderloin accompanied by onions and tomatoes, and the Saltado de Grouper ($24) served with shrimp, onions, tomatoes, and combination of refried beans and rice.
Joe’s Stone Crab in South Beach is a favorite among locals, tourist, and celebrities. The wait is usually long, especially for weekend dinners, but well worth it. Unfortunately, you cannot make a reservation, and if you don’t want to be waiting long, it is advisable to go as early as possible to be seated quickly. This seafood restaurant is RestaurantPlace.com’s pick for favorite stone crab restaurant in Miami. Out of all Miami Restaurants, Joe’s Stone crab is probably the most recognizable Seafood restaurant in Miami.
Joe’s Stone Crab Menu: Joe’s famous Stone Crabs (market price) are served with mustard sauce. We recommend ordering the medium claws as they usually the best for flavor. There are several choices for sides, but we recommend trying the Creamed Garlic Spinach ($3.95) and the Hashed Browns ($5.25). Key Lime Pie is another favorite.
Prime One Twelve, located in the converted 1915 Brown’s Hotel, is currently the hottest restaurant on South Beach and is RestaurantPlace.com’s favorite trendy steakhouse and seafood restaurant in Miami. Don’t be surprised to see movie stars, celebrities, and a collection of high priced sport and luxury cars parked in front. Popular for its oversized dry-aged steaks, this Miami restaurant also offers one of the best dining experiences for any seafood lover.
Prime One Twelve’s Menu: The Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail ($7) is a great starter. For a salad, we recommend the “The Double Wedge” salad ($14), which is iceberg & butter lettuce with applewood smoked bacon with a creamy blue dressing. If you are in the mood for a steak, the 8 oz Filet Mignon ($30) is always cooked to perfection. If you are a seafood lover, we recommend the Soy Marinated Sea Bass ($31) served with baby bok choy and a sweet miso sauce and the Maine Lobster (market price).
Red Fish Grill, hidden away in Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables, is RestaurantPlace.com’s favorite romantic seafood restaurant. This restaurant’s outdoor seating offers breathtaking views of Miami’s downtown and Key Biscayne and is perfect for any special occasion. After dinner, feel free to take a romantic walk around the enclosed beach.