Where to Eat in South Miami: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Velvet Champine

South Miami is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, in the Miami metropolitan area. The population was 10,741 at the 2000 census and as of 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 11,932.
Things to do in South Miami

1. Whisk

7382 SW 56th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143-5602 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 39 +1 786-268-8350
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 294 reviews

Whisk

Whisk Gourmet provides homestyle food using fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Come try Chef Brendan"s contemporary American cuisine with Lo'Country influence. We welcome reservations for parties of 6 or more only. All other guests will be seated on a first come first serve basis.

Reviewed By R0b3000 - Ohio

Nice atmosphere for a small restaurant. Had a nice sandwich, but felt like it should have been served hot rather than wrapped up in deli paper. Dessert menu was underwheling with cheesecakes and puddings. Service was okay even though it seemed like we had to ask for everything two or three times. While this restaurant is certainly better than most in the Miami area, it still has room for improvement.

2. The Cheesecake Factory

7497 Dadeland Mall, Kendall, FL 33143 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 305-665-5400
Excellent
47%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 427 reviews

The Cheesecake Factory

Reviewed By Raroboy - Canada

Busy place but we got a seat in about 15 minutes. Staff were friendly but a little hurried. The meal was your average restaurant chain fare. But the cheesecake is something else. Totally awesome is all I can say. You can get it at a separate counter to go. Very large pieces and they include whip cream in the take out container. Best place for cheesecake.

3. Fratellino

264 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5908 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 52 +1 786-452-0068
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 338 reviews

Fratellino

Italian fine dining our way. Hosted by Beto DiCarlo, chef and 3rd generation restaurateur. Come join us for Italian traditional family recipes in a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere.

Reviewed By Christomom - Uxbridge, Canada

Excellent. The veal was superb. The pasta with porchini mushrooms was sublime. Our server, the owners son, was attentive and had great suggestions for our enjoyment. The complimentary chocolate mouse cake (his
Grandma’s recipe) was melt on your tongue delicious. We are Canadian and welcomed the opportunity to sit outside on the sidewalk patio with twinkle lights and charm. Reminded us of Italy in a small mountain top town. Don’t miss a chance to partake of this delightful “forget-I-am-in-Florida eatery. Just wow. We will be back.

4. Starbucks

5796 Sunset Dr, South Miami, FL 33143-5332 Takeout, Seating Cafe Breakfast SGD 26 +1 786-268-8126
Excellent
41%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Reviewed By Nancy M - Toronto

This is located in trendy Mary Brickell Village which was close to our hotel in Miami. Beautiful location with a fountain beside the outdoor tables and fantastic people watching. We were here before and after our cruise and I have to say it was good to sit with a great cup of hot (please, we're Canadians!) coffee. Kids all had frappacinos which were prepared to specifications and the wi-fi was greatly appreciated. Service was friendly despite the Sunday morning line ups. Note there is no washroom at this location, you have to use a public one behind it.

5. Captain's Tavern

9625 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33156-2804 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 +1 305-666-5979
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 257 reviews

Captain's Tavern

Reviewed By spencerusa - usa

Windowless but highly popular, somewhat noisy but fun and informal seafood house. Excellent selection of oysters. The usual stone crabs and many seafood e tree options, branzino very reliable.

Service is pretty good but can be a little brusque as they are serving so many people.

Easy parking in large outside. Waiting time common on weekends.

6. Old Lisbon - Sunset

5837 Sunset Dr, South Miami, FL 33143-5219 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 38 - SGD 41 +1 305-662-7435
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Old Lisbon - Sunset

Reviewed By spencerusa - usa

Pleasant white table ambience and exceptional service, easy parking behind or on street, sidewalk as well as indoor dining, good list of Portuguese wines.

Salt cod signature dishes for our table were well-prepared with fish cooked exactly right. Paella was undistinguished by comparison. Among desserts, I’d recommend the creme caramel with port sauce, much more robust than the usual jello-like interpretation.

7. Khoury's Mediterranean Restaurant

5887 SW 73rd St, South Miami, FL 33143-5243 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 305-662-7707
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Khoury's Mediterranean Restaurant

Reviewed By khayyam J - Bridgetown, Barbados

Wanted to try the Mediterranean food in miami so picked here the place was nice and clean and the service was good I had the Kabab combo which had 1 skewer of chicken and 2 skewers of lamb with rice both tasted good and the portions was good would come back here again

8. Cafe Pastis

7310 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143-5312 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations French, European Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 52 +1 305-665-3322
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Cafe Pastis

Reviewed By Jane H

I have been dining at this cozy and casual French Bistro for 20 years. Opened in 1999 by chef Philippe Jacquet, a native of Marseille, who was trained at one of the top culinary schools in Paris and cut his teeth at notable restaurants in New York City, the Caribbean, and San Francisco (where he was written up favorably in "Gourmet" magazine.) He's there often to personally greet diners with his charming demeanor!

The various plates served à table range from delicious appetizers, such as their scrumptious gratinée a l'onion, frottes d'ail, or onion soup as its more commonly known stateside, to the Assiette de Charcuterie, a selection of homemade duck pâté, prosciutto, salami and accompaniments!

There's an outstanding selection of sandwiches, salads and entrées offered at lunch and dinner hours. Make sure to reserve a table and/or get there early as there is very limited seating, and this restaurant has a bustling, loyal, local following.

I especially love the endive salad with Roquefort and roasted walnuts; smoked salmon sandwich on crusty French baguette, Moules Marinieres, and the grilled Entrecôte au Poivre. All of the desserts are delectable. My favorite is the tarte tatin.

There is indoor and outdoor seating at Café Pastis, located in a small strip mall in historic South Miami, a block from the intersection of Sunset Drive and Red Road. Once inside however you'll be transported to France.

Bon Appétit!!

9. Biltmore Sunday Champagne Brunch

1200 Anastasia Ave, Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL 33134-6339 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 305-445-8066
Excellent
70%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

Biltmore Sunday Champagne Brunch

Reviewed By Heguang Z

Luxury brunch at lovely setting at Biltmore Hotel which is a landmark at Coral Gables. Service is very good. Food is excellent. Raw oysters, crab legs, shrimp cocktails, varieties of caviar, sushi station, prime ribs, lambs. pasta station, fabulous desserts, You will need reservation. $100 plus tips per person.

10. George's

1549 Sunset Dr, South Miami, FL 33143-5878 Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Bar, French, Pub Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night +1 305-284-9989
Excellent
53%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

George's

Reviewed By Pineapples-a-Plenty - Miami, Florida

A wonderful celebration for a colleague who is taking on a new assignment. We enjoyed the lively setting at George's, the quality of the food/beverage, and the service.

They make it fun in the electrified environment of the restaurant. The menu is nicely put together, and the quality of the food is high. We had a young lady taking care of us, and felt lots of TLC. Look forward to going back ...

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