You’ve been tasked with picking a restaurant for your next dinner outing. The only problem? The only convenient spot that everyone in your group can agree on happens to be one of Miami Beach’s most touristy areas. Don’t stress—we’ve found a host of actually great Lincoln Road restaurants (yes, really). We know what you’re thinking, but they’re affordable, tasty and even relaxing—in other words, they’re totally worth the visit. Here are our 11 favorites that may even tempt you to return on a Saturday night.
The 11 Best Lincoln Road Restaurants for Dining in Miami
1. Chotto Matte
Japanese and Peruvian cuisine unite at Chotto Matte. The London-based restaurant offers a slate of unique Nikkei cuisine, blending traditional sushi plates with Peruvian ceviche and grilled items. Even better, this restaurant offers an atmosphere like no other, with an expansive, tropical-inspired dining room, fancy cocktails and a bustling late-night environment.
1664 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach; 305-690-0743 or chotto-matte.com
2. The Lincoln Eatery
When everyone you’re with wants something a little different, that’s your cue to head to Lincoln Eatery. The food hall, which is the first of its kind for Lincoln Road, features more than a dozen different food and beverage stalls. (Burgers! Thai! Nitrogen ice cream!) With a bright and airy interior as well as outdoor seating, it’s a great spot for a morning bite or a full-fledged food tour at night.
723 N. Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach; 305-695-8700 or thelincolneatery.com
3. Habitat Miami Beach
Right on the edge of Lincoln Road, Habitat sits at the heart of South Beach and also happens to have one of the most beautiful rooftops in town, so we’re game for any excuse to linger here. Casual eats like croquetas de jamón and a grouper sandwich rule the daytime menu, but come dinnertime, it’s all about sophisticated platings of octopus a la plancha and Skuna Bay salmon. And weekend brunch? We’ll take the French toast sticks and an avocado tartine topped with Manchego and pumpkin romesco.
2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-604-6700 or 1hotels.com
This well-known “secret” above Lincoln Road serves arguably some of the best Asian-fusion food in town. Take in the panoramic views of South Beach while dining on seared tuna with caramelized onions and avocado, king crab risotto or Korean-marinated short ribs. Pair your plate with a side of tricolor quinoa. It’s as tasty as it is photo-worthy.
1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-763-8272 or juviamiami.com
5. Meat Market
Think of Meat Market as a more glamorous version of your dad’s favorite steakhouse. Whether you decide on a filet mignon or a Wagyu tomahawk rib eye, you can be sure it will be cooked to perfection and served with scrumptious sides and a great glass of red.
915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-532-0088 or meatmarket.net
6. Lt Steak & Seafood
The steaks and seafood are always on point, but it’s the grilled Alaskan king crab poached in yuzu butter that has us craving this spot on the reg. Oh, and the short rib bao buns. And the hand-cut Parmesan fries drizzled in truffle aioli. Yeah, this place is good.
1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-0044 or thebetsyhotel.com
7. Shake Shack
A list of the best Lincoln Road restaurants would be incomplete without a mention of this mainstay. Shake Shack serves up its signature line-up of burgers, fries and shakes here. Plus, there’s even a pup-friendly menu with ShackBurger biscuits and a peanut-butter custard.
1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-434-7787 or shakeshack.com
8. Havana 1957
This Lincoln Road staple is known for its inviting atmosphere and vibrant menu of Cuban cuisine. With five locations (including four in South Beach!) this spot doesn’t get more popular—and it’s no surprise why. Order the signature Pollo Havana 1957, a Cuban family recipe of roasted chicken topped with Cuban gravy and served alongside white rice, black beans, roasted potatoes and sweet plantains. Don’t forget to pair it with one of more than a dozen mojito options. (We’ll never turn down the passion fruit version.)
819 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-397-8683 or havana1957.com
9. Fuego Y Mar
On the eastern end of Lincoln Road, Fuego Y Mar features a Latin-inspired food and drink lineup from executive chef Anthony LePape. Besides the delicious eats, we love this restaurant because it sources a handful of ingredients from local growers, including Lake Meadow, Harpke Family Farm and Keez Beez honey.
1 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 786-276-4000; ritzcarlton.com
10. Doraku Izakaya And Sushi
If you’re looking for killer sushi, Doraku should be your go-to. With a seemingly never-ending menu, this izakaya restaurant serves just about anything you can imagine—from crispy bok choy, and edamame hummus to wagyu beef fried rice, and king crab rolls. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.
1104 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-695-8383 or dorakusushi.com
11. Cvi.che 105
The popular Peruvian restaurant in South Beach is known for serving two dozen types of ceviche and a massive selection of meat, seafood and chicken plates. With a menu this large, you may be overwhelmed during your first visit—but don’t worry, you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. After all, there’s a reason why this restaurant has been open for 12 years and has grown to open across South Florida, including Lincoln Road, Aventura, downtown and a forthcoming spot in Dadeland Mall.
1245 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 786-534-8651 or ceviche105.com