Dock And Dine In Miami

Dock And Dine In Miami

By Caitlin Robinson   May 6, 2021

Picture this: it’s boating season and you’re enjoying the warm water and glorious weather in Miami, FL. You’ve had a day full of laughs and water activities! Unfortunately, the sun is going down and your stomach is growling. You’ve eaten all the snacks on board already, what are you going to do? Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of highly recommended, dock-able restaurants for you to enjoy after your boat day (in no particular order). Shoes and shirt required for service, of course. 

First on the list is American Social: an upscale but casual, high-energy sports bar. This setting guarantees a good time and some great memories on their breezy patio that sits right on the canal running through Brickell. Satisfy your taste buds with their all-American menu and quench your sun-induced thirst with a signature, craft cocktail.  

Photo courtesy of American Social

Next up is Seaspice Brasserie and Lounge--a gastro-classic, fine dining experience right on the Miami River. The open-air Courtyard Lounge and quality focused food brings the experience at Seaspice to a level celebrities would approve of and absolutely exemplifies waterfront dining.   

Photo courtesy of Seaspice

Looking for live music, eats, cocktails, and good times? Look no further than the Wharf, which is an open-air patio with several unique culinary vendors. Pull up dockside and kick back for a few hours. This is a family friendly environment and would be a great place to grab a bite after a family fun day on the water.  

Photo courtesy of The Wharf

If you’re in the Key Biscayne area, the Rusty Pelican offers contemporary American cuisine that is both eclectic and impressive, as well as fresh, local seafood. This location has some incredible waterfront views accompanied with hand-crafted cocktails that will get your buzz going! Enjoy their happy hour Monday – Thursday from 4pm – 6:30pm.  

Photo courtesy of The Rusty Pelican

Casablanca on the Bay is revered as a waterfront destination with the “best view and best seafood” in Miami, but we’ll let you be the judge. On top of having 20 years of experience in the seafood industry, this restaurant also runs as a commercial fishing operation meaning the food is fresh off the boat, daily.  

Photo courtesy of Casablanca On The Bay

Cocktails, brunch, or dinner – The Deck at Island Gardens is there for you as Miami’s most exquisite super-yacht marina outdoor lounge. Dock your vessel for a happy hour featuring cocktails that look like art, or a family dinner to remember with top notch entrees that will have you scheduling your next reservation before you’ve even left.  

Photo courtesy of The Deck

Have a hankering for Japanese? Who doesn’t, really. Our next restaurant, Zuma, offers modern Japanese cuisine that is “authentic but not traditional” as well as boat accessibility and bayside entry. Go for the culinary skills, stay for the good times and views! 

Photo courtesy of Zuma

If you like to support small businesses, check out Lido’s Bayside Grill as they source their ingredients and seasonal produce locally. Grab some bayside bites and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere – Lido’s is the perfect place to dock your boat after a day on the water with friends. We hear they have Frosé, and if that doesn’t sell you, we don’t know what will.  

Photo courtesy of Lido's Bayside Grill

Inspired by the hospitality of the Greek and the historic Miami River, Kiki On The River seeks to offer an elegant dining experience with breathtaking views. There is 150 feet of dock space on a first come-first serve basis. On a weekday you can expect romantic waterfront dining whereas on the weekends this venue fosters a party atmosphere and hosts a live DJ.  

Photo Courtesy of Kiki on the River

Last but not least on our list of boat-friendly restaurants in Miami is Lique Miami: a restaurant and lounge with over 1,000 feet of dock space as well as a dock master. Not only does this restaurant offer three different styles of dining, but they also have plenty of food varieties to satisfy most- if not all-tastebuds.  

Photo courtesy of Lique Miami

Waterfront dining is always a treat and it’s hard to go wrong with any of these locales. They all have something different to offer whether it’s cuisine, ambience, or city views. Cheers to some fine dining and great memories. As always, drink responsibly!  

Contact HMY's Miami Beach location for all of your yachting needs in Miami: (305) 856-8486 Español: (561) 767-9700

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