The Best Spots For Outdoor Dining In Miami

Photo of Shyla Watson
1 December 2016

Miami is a beautiful city located right off the coast, with extraordinary beaches. There are lots of fun activities on the beach, and many take full advantage of it. But the beach can be enjoyed in many ways – there are many restaurants that overlook the ocean and others that are in beautiful areas of Miami. Read our list to discover some of the best restaurants in Miami that offer outdoor dining.

Grilled Artichokes at Peacock Garden Café | ©Katherine Lynch/Flickr

Peacock Garden Café

This exquisite garden is nestled in Coconut Grove, Miami. The interior is warm and welcoming with soft pastels, white tables, and art. The exterior is lovely with lush greenery, fun floral patterns, bright table umbrellas, and kitschy décor. Enjoy brunch, a lunch salad, or a happy hour margarita, and don’t miss the live jazz in the garden every weekend.

Peacock Garden Café, 2889 McFarlane Road Coconut Grove, FL, USA, +1 305 774 3332

Steaming Mussels at Xixón | ©Craig Drollett/Flickr

Xixón Spanish

Xixón serves divine Spanish cuisine. Patrons will find hot and cold tapas, authentic main dishes, signature cocktails and more. The wine menu is particularly impressive, and there are over 100 labels to choose from. The interior is Spanish rustic, and has beautiful floor to ceiling white curtains that show the Florida breeze rolling in, but the outside terrace is typical Miami, with subtle hints of contemporary Spain.

Xixón Spanish, 2101 SW 22nd St. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 854 9350

Beer | ©Wagner T. Cassimiro ‘Aranha’/Flickr


Kush is a neighborhood gastro pub that specializes in quality craft beers. The have 18 taps and a rotating beer list that is sure to get the attention of any connoisseur. They serve rich, gourmet burgers and other tasty bites perfect as a happy hour snack. Sit outside the restaurant in their patio area and watch the sun set in beautiful Miami while sipping a cold one.

KUSH, 2003 N. Miami Ave. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 576 4500

Dine Happy Hour at Area 31 | ©Katherine Lynch/Flickr

Area 31

Area 31 is a local favorite located on the 16th floor of the EPIC hotel. The restaurant itself is outdoors, and the elevation gives visitors breathtaking views of the city and ocean. The elegant menu is seafood based, serving only the freshest fish and more – check out the raw bar, ceviche dishes, and shrimp cocktails. If seafood isn’t for you, there’s also burgers, paninis, and Mexican eats that might suit your fancy.

Truluck’s | ©AmaRiv/Flickr


Awarded Best Seafood in by Open Table and winner of the Award of Excllence by The Wine Spectator, Truluck’s is the best place in Miami to visit for fresh, juicy crab. Known as their specialty, all the crab is caught from their own personal fisheries. There is other seafood on the menu, as well as thick steaks and delicious wines. The interior is more upscale, while the outdoor patio offers a more casual fine dining experience.

Truluck’s, 777 Brickell Ave. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 579 0035

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