6 Miami Restaurants Where You Can Dine Right on the Water

The next best thing to sipping chilled rosé and rocking a sun hat on a yacht off the coast of St. Barts? Dining at one of these six restaurants, which have seaside vibes down to a science.

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Malibu Farm Miami Beach

Malibu Farm packs a serious punch. Between the restaurant’s stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean and chef-owner Helene Henderson’s flavorful (and super nutritious) menu, we simply can’t get enough. Order the arugula, mango and burrata salad, the avocado pizza on cauliflower crust and the chicken-ricotta burger.

4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-5579 or

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The Rusty Pelican

Duh, no surprise here. We can’t help but include the restaurant that has been around since before we can remember. Rusty Pelican, we heart you, your seafood and your unparalleled view of the Miami skyline. 

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne; 305-361-3818 or

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Azabu Miami Beach

Where else can you dine on Michelin-starred Japanese cuisine right by the ocean? Azabu Miami Beach serves killer fish (think salmon tataki, miso black cod and spicy tuna crispy rice) with a view of the water. Just make sure to reserve a table on the restaurant’s outdoor patio in advance.

161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 786-276-0520 or

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Deck Sixteen

There are many reasons why we love Deck Sixteen. The restaurant serves the best grilled halloumi cheese we’ve ever tasted, topped with za’atar-spiced pistachios and a strawberry champagne vinaigrette. The rooftop location makes for a pretty epic beachfront sunset. Oh, and next door you’ll find Miami Beach’s one and only rooftop dog park. Just call this place heaven.

1600 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-7400 or

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Stiltsville Fish Bar

This nautical spot serves up some of our favorite summer eats. Catch us on the patio, indulging in the crispy whole yellowtail snapper, lemon-dusted fried chicken and chilled watermelon and pickles all while staring at the sunset.

1787 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 786-353-0477 or

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Amara At Paraiso

At this Michael Schwartz–owned restaurant, feast on platters of Argentinean meat and cheese while sipping a chilled Malbec and taking in the view. Yeah, it doesn’t get any better.

3101 NE Seventh Ave., Miami; 305-702-5528 or

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Clarissa Buch Zilberman is a writer and editor based in Miami. Focused on food, lifestyle, and travel, her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, and...