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Best Miami Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the 2014 top seafood restaurants in Miami/South Florida.

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AltaMare Seafood
14/20
1233 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Executive chef Simon Stojanovic offers creative dishes that are local ingredient-oriented. More...

Area 31 Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Area 31, Miami, FL EPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL 33131
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Sustainable seafood plus local produce, a hot happy hour, and a terrace with views draw a trendy crowd to this sleek spot. More...

Captain Jim's Seafood Market & Restaurant Seafood
12/20
12950 W. Dixie Hwy.
North Miami, FL 33161
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Beyond casual ambience for crab salad and crab cakes at value prices, plus entrées like grilled salmon over spinach. More...

Chops Lobster Bar Steakhouse
14/20
Royal Palm Place
101 Plaza Real S.
Boca Raton, FL 33432
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A split-level seafood/steakhouse with ingredients impeccable enough that elaborate preparations are unnecessary---but surprisingly good. More...

A Fish Called Avalon Seafood
11/20
Dining Room at A Fish Called Avalon, Miami Beach, FL Avalon Majestic
700 Ocean Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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This old-timer’s rep has paled since its early-nineties glory days, but the menu’s modernized and the wine list still rocks. More...

Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market Seafood
12/20
398 NW N. River Dr.
Miami, FL 33130
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Sit on the dock next to the Miami River and chow down a freshly grilled mahi sandwich. More...

I & J's Station House Restaurant Seafood
13/20
233 W. Lantana Rd.
Lantana, FL 33462
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A classic South Florida seafood house where the specialty is---what else?---Maine lobster. More...

Joe's Stone Crab Seafood
14/20
11 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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South Beach dining establishment still grandly satisfying for the claws of the stone crab. More...

La Dorada Spanish
13/20
177 Giralda Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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The signature dorada (sea bream) with sea salt crust is just one of numerous authentic regional specialties based on fish flown in fresh from Spain. More...

Marker 88 Restaurant Seafood
12/20
Mile-Marker 88
Islamorada, FL 33036

What looks like a basic beachfront restaurant boasts quiet fame and a surprisingly gourmet menu. More...

Nobu Miami Beach Japanese
14/20
Dining Room at Nobu Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL The Shore Club
1901 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Top-shelf sushi, sashimi, sakés and specialty Japanese-Peruvian fusion dishes in the ultra-hip Shore Club hotel. More...

The Oceanaire Seafood Room Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Miami, FL 900 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
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Though lacking a waterfront setting, retro-tiled Oceanaire might well be Miami’s most evocative classic fishhouse. More...

Quinn’s Seafood
13/20
Park Central Hotel
640 Ocean Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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In a romantic Art Deco setting, one of Ocean Drive's pioneer chefs serves creative Caribbean-inspired fresh seafood. More...

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar Seafood
13/20
650 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
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Pristine East and West Coast oysters from the raw bar rule at this convivial seafood hangout. More...

3030 Ocean Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at 3030 Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Regional seafood and local produce are the focus at this waterfront restaurant. More...

Truluck's Seafood, Steak & Crab House Seafood
12/20
777 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
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An upscale-looking but affordable seafood/steakhouse that aims to please a wide spectrum of diners, and rarely fails. More...


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