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Experience Miami

12 Best Restaurants on Ocean Drive


Ocean Drive has a little something for everybody, especially when it comes to its restaurants. On Ocean Drive, you’ll discover tried-and-true dishes as well as new takes on foodie favorites, from Irish pubs to local favorite Cuban joints. Even if you simply step off the beach to grab a sandwich, you’re sure to fall in love with fresh new foods. 

Every restaurant on Ocean Drive has a unique flavor to offer, which is why you’ll have to evaluate your picks based on the time of day. From lunch to late night, the best restaurants on Ocean Drive Miami offer open-air experiences, fresh takes on culinary classics, and that signature flare you’ll only find in South Beach. Eat your way through Ocean Drive at these 12 restaurants.

Cardozo Dining

Discover the world of dining just steps from The Cardozo. Larios on the Beach, the restaurant belonging to Gloria and Emilio Estefan, serves up paella and authentic Cuban dishes, which BiCe blends Northern Italian and American cuisine. 

Larios on the Beach

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Daytime Eats

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La Sandwicherie

La Sandiwcherie has served up sandwiches since 1988. Their Ocean Drive location features fresh bread and signatures like The Tropical, which is topped with papaya and mango. 

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Rakija Lounge

Step off the street into Rakija Lounge, known for its unique Balkan food and hookah. What's Balkan food, you ask? Think grilled meats, mouthwatering schnitzel, and fresh pita. 

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The Front Porch Cafe

Breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner are all options at The Front Porch Cafe. Since 1990 they've delivered "home away from home" dining with dishes like burrata and grilled chicken. 

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Bacon Bitch

Who says bacon is just for breakfast? Bacon Bitch serves the highest quality bacon around at their beloved brunch. Try bacon-based breakfast sandwiches and their healtheir "naked bitch" menu. 

Evening Eateries

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Havana 1957

Havana 1957 seeks to recreate "un dia en la Habana" as it was in the 50's through more than their menu. Try famous Cuban sandwiches (yes, they serve cubanos) in their 1950's inspired dining room.

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il bolognese

The next best thing to walking through Italy's scenic Bologna region is dining at il bolognese. This popular dinner spot focuses on traditional Italian dishes like chicken parmagiana. 

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Step into the former Versace Mansion at Gianni's, which now stands as a popular Ocean Drive restaurant. Take in this historic setting as you enjoy Mediterranean food and wine selections.


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La Cerveceria de Barrio

This restaurant brings together casual street food and seafood in a relaxing dining room setting. Dig into signature tacos, fajitas, and land and sea creations like shrimp skewers. 

Late Nights

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Pizza Rustica

Grab a Roman-style slice from the counter at Pizza Rustica. Located just off Ocean Drive, Pizza Rustica serves up the perfect late night slice by using only the freshest toppings.

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Fat Tuesday

This New Orleans-inspired joint is an ideal stop for after-dark eats and drinks. Get your hands on Fat Tuesday's world-famous 190 Octane plus seemingly endless frozen concoctions.

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This gay bar has been an Ocean Beach fixture for years. Drag shows and DJ's are among the live entertainment. Come back the morning after for their beloved weekend brunch. 

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Finnegan's Way

Finnegan's Way's sidewalk seating is the ideal atmosphere to enjoy their Irish/American comfort food. The bar is open until 3.am. if you want to sip ice cold beer late into the night.