Waterfront Dining

Water is everywhere in Miami, but these are the best places to eat on the ocean's edge.

Updated: April 20, 2008

Scenic Dining


Rusty Pelican

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

If the shimmering water doesn't win you over, the postcard-perfect snapshot of Miami's skyline will.


Scotty's Landing

3381 Pan American Dr, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

If the fish specials aren't fresh, you'll feel as if you can almost just hop on over and catch them yourself.


Smith & Wollensky Restaurant

1 Washington Ave, Miami, FL 33139

Upscale steakhouses are typically more about what's happening inside the chophouse than outside, but it's hard to resist the crashing Atlantic Ocean waves here.


The Big Fish

620 ne 78 st, Miami, FL 33138

Downtown seafood shack lives up to its name, and the view.


Red Fish Grill

9610 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156

Matheson Hammock's only sit-down restaurant has a cool vibe that brings out the stars to dine beneath the stars.


Cafe Sambal - Mandarin Oriental Miami

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

Azul's lesser known sibling at the Mandarin actually offers the better chance at dining closer to the water.


Il Gabbiano

335 S Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131

You may not see any seagulls at this Italian waterfront bistro, but the covered terrace offers great bay views.