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The Best Seafood Restaurants in Miami

Tropical temperatures, beautiful people and world-class beaches make Miami one of the most sizzling cities in North America. When it comes to the best seafood in Miami, the treasures of the Gulf and the Atlantic get spiced with American Southern, Cuban, Creole, and Italian flavors. But where do the Magic City's most discerning diners eat out when on the hunt for the best seafood in Miami? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We've gathered data from Miami's most experienced diners to put together this list of the city's greatest seafood locations. From upscale downtown fusion food to neighborhood fish and crab shacks, Miami serves a spicy, savory selection of seafood. Grab a table and enjoy some tastes of the sea tonight!

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14 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:Mignonette Downtown, Novikov Miami, Kush By Spillover
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Japanese, Farm-to-table
Neighborhoods:Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove
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Mignonette Downtown

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown Miami
4.7
1911 reviews
Mignonette has some of the best seafood in Miami and one of the coolest origins stories. This exceptional seafood spot in Downtown Miami comes from a 1930s-era gas station. The place that once fueled up cars now fuels up Miami's movers and shakers with prime seafood dishes. Oysters are a highlight. Try the oyster flight, which pairs West and East Coast oysters with Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Frank. The Oysters Frank dish is a house specialty, pairing oysters with manchego, smoked bacon, sherry, and butter. Other menu highlights include crab cake with red onions and scallions and seared scallops with andouille.

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Novikov Miami

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown Miami
4.7
1316 reviews
Only steps from the water in Downtown Miami, Novikov is one of the best spots in the city for people-watching and excellent seafood. Grab a table outside amid the palm trees and select from the menu of Chinese and Japanese favorites. Appetizers include wild baby squid, steamed or spicy edamame, and softshell crab. There is a wide selection of sashimi and nigiri. Premium sushi includes quail egg and truffle gunkan and A5 Wagyu foie gras. The "fish market" Novikov menu includes red snapper, carabineros, and Maine lobster. Novikov is also one of the best spots in Miami to enjoy a Peking Duck dish.

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Kush By Spillover

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Coconut Grove
4.5
317 reviews
This Coconut Grove hot spot delivers some of the best seafood in Miami alongside intriguing drink pairings. Stop into this colorful restaurant with cool decor (vintage Imperial stormtrooper seat cushions, for example) and enjoy some of the in-house smoked Florida fish and local white fish with saltines and jalapenos. For another local taste, try the Key West conch salad with onions, bell peppers, and spices in a spicy Kush sauce. For a taste of New England in Miami, try the lobster fried rice sauteed with fresh asparagus and shucked corn.

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Area 31 - Epic Hotel

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown Miami
4.2
2150 reviews
This lively Biscayne Bay spot is one of the city's best places for seafood and outdoor dining. Grab a table during the Area 31 happy hour to enjoy some classic ceviche, local goat cheese croquetas, and a pork belly steamed bun. For pool deck dining, try the tuna ceviche with cilantro and red onion or the citrus-poached shrimp cocktail with horseradish cocktail sauce and lemon. The Area 31 fish sandwich is also a menu highlight. This dish features crab tarragon aioli, heirloom tomatoes, and sauteed zucchini open-faced ciabatta.

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Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown Miami
4.5
713 reviews
Some of the freshest fish dishes in Miami are at Casablanca Seafood and Grill. This combination fish market and restaurant brings in a wide variety of seafood to prepare for customers daily. Grab a table to enjoy the riverfront views and one of Casablanca's signature dishes, like the stuffed lobster, lobster tail, or seafood au gratin. The restaurant also features a whole fried fish along with twin lobster tails, crab-stuffed shrimp, and al Pescador snapper.

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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Miami

$$$$
Seafood
Brickell
4.7
3837 reviews
Truluck's is a Miami institution with some of the best seafood in Miami. It presents a classic upscale steakhouse atmosphere with a nautical, Miami-inspired flavor. Crab is the house specialty. Try the fresh crab claws, chilled and pre-cracked with the special house mustard. The crab cocktail includes jumbo lump crab meat and a "dynamite" cocktail sauce. For a full dinner, go for one of the restaurant's prime seafood classics. The menu includes grouper Pontchartrain with crawfish tails, shrimp, blue crab, and creole sauce. Truluck's also features Faroe Island salmon grilled with asparagus and pan-seared scallops with Parmesan mashed potatoes.

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Atlantikós

$$$$
Mediterranean
Bal Harbour
4.2
319 reviews
Atlantikos is the prime spot for authentic Greek seafood in Miami. The decor of this Bar Harbour favorite comes from the colors of Greece. Diners sit and enjoy the Mediterranean seafood dishes under an unmistakably Greek blue-and-white color scheme. Go for one of the trademark Atlantikos seafood platters to start the meal. These platters feature oysters, middle neck clams, lobster, shrimp, and king crab legs. Atlantikos is also a prime spot for caviar. Choose from Kaluga, Osetra, or Bottarga versions along with shallots, capers, Russian blinis, and chives. Try the Branzino crudo for an appetizer, with freshly cut fish marinated with bergamot, watermelon, and Aegean sea salt.

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Boatyard

$$$$
Seafood
Harbordale
4.5
4105 reviews
The daily catch is the specialty at this acclaimed seafood spot. Go for one of the favorites from the ever-changing shellfish cart, with a rotating selection based on a daily catch. The Boatyard also features a menu of creative seafood dishes with a wide array of global ingredients. The spice-crusted salmon includes couscous, golden raisins, pistachios, and tikka masala sauce. Florida paella is also one of the Boatyard's highlights. Their twist on this classic dish features shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari, and house-made spiced chorizo sausage.

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3030 Ocean

$$$$
Seafood
Harbor Beach
4.4
2009 reviews
Right on the waterfront of the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Ocean is an upscale and creative seafood restaurant. It also boasts one of the best ocean views in the Miami area. Grab a table overlooking the water and start the meal with one of the 3030's classic cocktails and an order of Florida stone crab claw with honey mustard aioli. For a taste of the best 3030 has to offer, try the chef's surprise tasting menu with a wine pairing. Diners can also enjoy coriander roasted swordfish with sweet potato and bacon hash and green onion creme fraiche. The restaurant's seared yellowfin tuna comes with spicy green papaya slaw with peanuts and sesame aioli.

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JWB Prime Steak and Seafood

$$$$
Steak
Hollywood
4.5
1545 reviews
No lost shakers of salt here. JWB is the brainchild of famed singer Jimmy Buffett and delivers cuisine as tasty as his songs. The colorful, welcoming restaurant specializes in thick steaks and prime seafood. Appetizers include lobster bisque with fresh Maine lobster and French onion soup. JWB also boasts fresh-speared fish and a fresh catch along with paella del mar, made up of shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, and lobster broth. Try the South African twin tail lobsters or JWB surf and turf with an 8-oz filet and grilled tail.

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Sea Watch Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Lauderdale by the Sea
4.6
6535 reviews
This elegant Fort Lauderdale location offers some unbeatable vistas for dinner. Grab a table for the Sea Watch's trademark "Dinner at Dusk" to dine and enjoy the sunset over the Atlantic. At dinner, diners can enjoy some of the finest seafood in Miami. Try the crab tostada, lump crabmeat on a tortilla with avocado, red onion, parmesan, and black beans. Blackened mahi-mahi comes with cajun spices and tomatillo pineapple salsa, and the broiled combination includes shrimp, scallops, and mahi-mahi in a wine butter sauce. Go for the restaurant's signature key lime pie for dessert.

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Betsy's LT Steak & Seafood

$$$$
Steakhouse
South Beach
4.6
1149 reviews
This ocean-side hotel is a longtime dining favorite for Miami locals and visitors. Stop in after strolling around the beaches and downtown of Miami to enjoy an extraordinary menu at Betsy's LT Steak & Seafood. For a special meal, turn to the "Miami Spice Dinner" Menu. Diners can enjoy Mexican spiced duck, an eight-ounce filet mignon with shishito peppers, and pan-roasted Cauliflower steak. This is also one of the best brunch spots in Miami. Try the signature pastry basket with jam and butter or the huevos rancheros with valentina sauce and guacamole.

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Serafina by The Water

$$$$
Italian
Victoria Park
4.4
2479 reviews
This Fort Lauderdale Italian bistro favorite offers superb water-side dining alongside a menu of Italian classics. Grab a table in the sunshine or in the upscale dining room to enjoy some of the best seafood in Miami. Start the meal with the restaurant's special tuna tartare, marinated with sesame oil over thinly-sliced avocado. The spicy mussels or clams come sauteed in white wine garlic or marinara, and the fresh-breaded mozzarella comes on a bed of tomato sauce. Pasta and seafood lovers will enjoy the linguini pescatore. This features slow-cooked clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp, and calamari in a tomato fish stock sauce.

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Swirl Wine Bistro

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Coconut Creek
4.6
189 reviews
Fine wine and seafood is a superb pairing. The Swirl Wine Bistro in Coconut Creek is one of the Miami area's top places for this combo. Stop in for a night out with friends or a quiet dinner date and enjoy some of the best wine and seafood in the state. Pick out some of the seafood favorites on the "small bites" menu, including tuna poke, fish tacos, and octopus flatbread. The extensive wine list features bottles from California, Italy, Chile, and elsewhere.

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