Why Wouldn’t You Eat Outside in Miami?

The best restaurants for dining outdoors in the area

While dining out has become incredibly popular, eating outside has become a given once the weather hits above 60 degrees. However, in naturally warmer cities, enjoying your meal outdoors is not just a privilege, but also an expectation. People love wining and dining in the comforts of Mother Nature, and with Miami’s great weather, it’s no surprise that eating outside has changed the nature of eating outside the home. 

What a great way to kick off summer with a list of great eats with even better outdoor dining options. Here’s a list we’ve compiled of the top 5 restaurants: 

A Fish Called Avalon: This establishment not only provides top-notch seafood and steak dishes, but also a terrific outdoor eating experience. With great dishes like sake and tarragon-glazed lobster tails, and peppercorn-cured beef carpaccio, it is worth enjoying them on the outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean while listening to fabulous live music.

db Bistro Moderne Miami: Offering a mix of traditional French cuisine with American flavors, this restaurant is bound to provide guests with a memorable dining experience.  Located in the JW Marriot Hotel, diners can enjoy some delicious dishes like prawns and sea scallops with smoked eggplant caviar, radicchio and orange gremolata, and the duck confit served with broccoli rabe in a sweet and sour jus.

Oceans 234: Calling themselves the best seafood in Southern Florida, Oceans 234 makes great entrées like battered and pan-seared sea trout served with Yukon mashed potatoes topped with a lobster asparagus white wine sauce, or the filet mignon in a roasted garlic demi glace. While the food is delicious, the best part of this restaurant might arguably be the outdoor dining experience, where guests can eat their meals while basking in the beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Latittudes Beach Café: Situated within the Hollywood Beach Marriott, this fantastic dining venue provides delicious cuisine in a casual breezy beach atmosphere. Some fan favorites are the shrimp kabobs with herb rice and fresh vegetables in a citrus butter, or the chicken cabana sandwich with bacon, grilled pineapple, swiss cheese with maple barbeque sauce.


Juvia: Juvia’s cuisine is a unique blend of Japanese, French and Peruvian styles, and its outdoor seating is just as exceptional. The delicious eats include rock shrimp tiradito, with Amarillo aioli, red onions and cilantro, and the veal chop with lemon confit, parsnip puree with a dried fruit sauce. Along with these great dishes, restaurant goers can eat outside while enjoying the view of the Atlantic Ocean.