Food & Drink in Key Biscayne

$12 for $20 Worth of Farm-to-Table Burgers and Drinks at ROK:BRGR

ROK:BRGR

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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17 handcrafted burgers topped with farm-to-table ingredients and served alongside 65+ craft beers

$20 Gift Card Plus $5 Bonus Card for Tex-Mex at Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Flats

On Location

$25 $20

Hormone-free chicken, pork, and steak fill burritos, tostadas, and chimichangas; vegetarian dishes made with lard-free beans

One or Two Tickets to the Oktobeerfest Event at Sandbar Sports Grill (37% Off)

Sandbar Sports Grill

Northeast Coconut Grove

$30 $19

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In addition to 20 beers, including Sam Adams and Heineken, the fest will feature 10 liquor booths from Jäger, Jack Daniel's, and others

Breakfast for Two or American Food at Keg South of Kendall (Up to 44% Off)

Keg South of Kendall

Miami

$26.98 $15

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Bar with 50-year history serves steak and eggs, breakfast burritos, burgers, and beer

The Bavarian, Der Kommissar, or The Chancellor Ticket Package at Sam Adams Octoberfest, Sept. 19-20 (Up to 52% Off)

Sam Adams Octoberfest

Sam Adams Castle & Beer Hall

$20 $10

On September 19 and 20, guests don lederhosen, dirndls, and jaunty Bavarian hats to drain souvenir steins at enormous Octoberfest bash

$10 for $18 Worth of Mediterranean Kosher Breakfast at Holy Bagels & Pizzeria Downtown

Holy Bagels & Pizzeria Downtown

Downtown Miami

$18 $10

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Smoked salmon is the star of the breakfast platter, while belgian waffles, shakshuka, and omeletes toughen the decision

Weekend Brunch with Appetizers, Sushi, and Mimosas for Two or Four at iSushi Café (Up to 53% Off)

iSushi Café

Wynwood

$74 $39

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Dig into a choice of appetizers and fresh sushi rolls for a unique brunch experience, paired with mimosas

Dinner in the Dark Experience for Two at Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge (37% Off)

Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge

Coral Way

$125 $79

Hosts serve an ever-changing six-course menu of gourmet cuisine blindfolded in total darkness, heightening diners’ other senses

Admission for Two or Four to PeruFest USA on October 4 or 5 (Up to 51% Off)

PeruFest USA, LLC

Miami-Dade Fair Expo Park

$20 $10

Peruvian gastronomical festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with cooking demonstrations and contests featuring Peru's top chefs

Traditional Greek Lunch for Two or More or Dinner for Two or Four or More at Taverna Opa (Up to 44% Off)

Taverna Opa

Mary Brickell Village

$30 $18

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Traditional Greek cuisine served in hot and cold shareable plates and a la carte menu that features seafood, lamb chops, and steaks

$20 for $40 Worth of Chinese Food and Sushi for Dinner at Chinois Chinois

Chinois Chinois

Coral Way

$40 $20

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Seared snapper, fried rice, and more than a dozen sushi rolls are served amid shoji screens and Asian deities

Fresh, Organic Baby Food at Healthy Baby Happy Baby (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Healthy Baby Happy Baby

Miami

$20 $10

Choose from more than 15 flavors such as acorn squash, strawberry banana, and cauliflower

Cake for 20 or 30, Two Dozen Cupcakes, Or Cake for 20 with 10 Cupcakes at Selva's Cake Designers (Up to 51% Off)

Selva's Cake Designers

Winston Park

$40 $20

Bakers create cupcakes and cakes with buttercream frosting

Cafe Cuisine for Two or Four or for Carry-Out or Delivery at 1909 Café (Up to 45% Off)

1909 Café

Miami

$20 $11

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Expansive menu of fresh, healthy options ranges from tuna melts and prosciutto sandwiches to cilantro chicken salad and housemade cookies

Gourmet Empanada Dinner with Wine and Dessert for Two or Four at Bunbury (Up to 40% Off)

Bunbury

Miami

$59 $39

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Choose from six different kinds of empanadas to build a meal with a bottle of Malbec and sweet desserts

Italian-Sorbetto Pops or Gelato at Eccolo Pops (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Eccolo Pops

Miami

$22.50 $12

Popsicles and gelato made with fresh, seasonal fruit according to traditional Italian recipes

$12 for a Three-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for $7 at The Last Carrot ($21 Total Value)

The Last Carrot

Northeast Coconut Grove

$21 $12

Whole-wheat pitas packed with lean protein and fresh veggies, as well as fresh spinach pies, homemade peanut butter, and vegetable juices

Spanish Food and Drinks for Two or Four at 100 Montaditos Brickell (Up to 48% Off ). Four Options Available.

100 Montaditos Brickell

Brickell

$48 $25

Pairs enjoy an appetizer from Spanish olives to bravas potatoes as well as cheese or cured meat platters, drinks, and desserts

Spanish Food and Drinks for Two or Four at 100 Montaditos Pinecrest (Up to 48% Off ). Four Options Available.

100 Montaditos Pinecrest

Pinecrest

$48 $25

Pairs enjoy an appetizer from Spanish olives to bravas potatoes as well as cheese or cured meat platters, drinks, and desserts

$35 for a French Food-and-Wine Tasting for Two at Atelier Monnier ($60 Value)

Atelier Monnier

Brickell

$60 $35

A dozen different dishes complement six different wines in a range of styles, creating scores of flavor combinations to experiment with

Healthy International Food for Dinner at Jimmy'z Kitchen – Wynwood (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Jimmy'z Kitchen

Miami

$30 $18

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Chef creates pulls inspiration from Puerto Rico and other nations to create healthy versions of mofongo, churrasco, and crab cakes

Italian Dinner Cuisine at Carmine's La Trattoria – Kendall (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Carmine's La Trattoria – Kendall

Kendall

$50 $29

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Risotto of the day, veal and pork osso buco, and cannoli enjoyed on an outdoor terrace next to the water or under halo-like lights

Two Dozen Cupcakes, One Cupcake Cake, or One 8-Inch Cake at Gallery of Cakes ($50 Value)

Gallery of Cakes

Ojus

$50 $25

Nondairy baked treats such as buttercream cakes, fondant cakes, and cupcakes

Wine Tasting for Two or Four, or Private Tasting for Up to 12 at Massó Estate Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Massó Estate Winery

Sunset

$70 $35

Grapes grown in Northern California's Santa Helena hills make a variety of world-class fine red wines

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Smoothies at Froots ($30 Total Value)

Froots

Miami

$10 $5

Health-focused menu features fresh, healthy, smoothies, and freshly squeezed juices, all made from natural and wholesome ingredients

Italian Prix Fixe Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Spartico Restaurant (Up to 55% Off)

Spartico Restaurant

Northeast Coconut Grove

$95.85 $50

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Milanese wood-burning oven crisps artisanal pizzas, and pastas imported from Italy entangle veal meatballs and pulled lamb shank

Sushi Lunch or Dinner at Sake Room Express (Up to 40% Off)

Sake Room Express

East Little Havana

$30 $18

Sushi rolls filled with tempura shrimpand fresh salmon match with teriyaki skewers and rice bowls

Chocolate Tasting with Wine and Cheese Pairings for One or Two at Cao Chocolates (Half Off)

Cao Chocolates

Pine Crest

$50 $25

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Pair chocolates with wine and cheese while learning about the creation and origin of each sweet; enjoy a discount on chocolate purchases

Soul Food and Wine for Two on Weekdays or Weekends at Jackson Soul Food (40% Off)

Jackson Soul Food

Overtown

$35 $21

Classic soul food such as boiled fish and grits, smoked sausage, and fried catfish

Chinese and Vietnamese Food for Two or Four at 3 Chefs Chinese Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

3 Chefs Chinese Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Classic Chinese dishes such as beef chow mein and cashew chicken served up alongside Vietnamese favorites such as pho soup with brisket

Wine and Bistro Food at Le Chat Noir (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Le Chat Noir

Downtown Miami

$40 $21

Bistro-style salads, sandwiches, and cheese plates pair with wine in this swanky eatery that features live jazz in its cellar

$15 for $30 Worth of Gourmet Food and Drinks at Clos Bistro & Café

Clos Bistro & Café

Miami

$30 $15

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Empanadas, oven-roasted meats, plus hearty breakfasts and tapas at downtown bistro

Lunch for Two or Dine-In or Carry-Out Italian Cuisine for Two at Carol's Cucina (Up to 50% Off)

Carol’s Cucina

Miami

$32 $16

Prosciutto and veggie pizzas pair with drinks and roasted beet salad in Italian-Brazilian cucina

VIP South Beach Pub Crawl Admission for One, Two, or Four from Pub Crawl Miami (Up to 61% Off)

Pub Crawl Miami

Miami

$25 $11

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Knowledgeable guides lead guests to four Miami hot spots to enjoy free drinks and admission, party favors, and drink specials

Breakfast Food at Sarussi Cafe Subs (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Sarussi Cafe Subs

Miami

$10 $5

Hearty breakfasts such as steak and eggs, ham-and-cheese omelets, and egg sandwiches

Argentinian Meal for Two or Four with Entrees and Wine at Los Tanitos (50% Off)

Los Tanitos

Kendall

$39.98 $21

Sandwiches and caprese salad, sopas and empanadas, and grilled Angus steak and chorizo

$18 for $40 Worth of Carribean Food — Le Lambi Restaurant

Le Lambi Miami

Miami

$40 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Sunday Brunch Buffet for Two or Four at Jamaica House Restaurant (Half Off)

Jamaica House Restaurant

Miami

$27.98 $13.99

Brunch spread includes Caribbean classics of saltfish, callaloo, porridge, and savory options such as chicken curry and stew

Wine-Tasting Class for Two or Four at Wine by the Bay (Up to 53% Off)

Wine by the Bay

Downtown Miami

$80 $41

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Wine and art boutique hosts tastings of top-end Italian and Californian wines paired with cheeses, olives, and other snacks

Two Prepackaged Rib Racks or $12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue for Carryout or Delivery from Dixie Catering

Dixie Catering

Kendall

$20 $12

Barbecue catering company specializes in danish baby back ribs, barbecue chicken, and cedar-plank salmon

New American and Latin Cuisine for Two or Four at Jimmy'z Kitchen – Pinecrest (Up to 46% Off)

Jimmy'z Kitchen - Pinecrest

Jimmy'Zs Kitchen

$30 $18

Critics agree it's hard to beat the mofongo—a dish of fried plantains and rich tomato sauce—but the sandwiches have their defenders too

$16 for $30 Worth of Modern Urban Bistro Cuisine at Bin No. 18

Bin No. 18

Miami

$30 $16

European roadside bistro that earned praise from Food & Wine magazine uses locally sourced ingredients to create contemporary cuisine

Peruvian Food for Two or Four at Papa Ceviche (Up to 50% Off)

Papa Ceviche

Miami

$25 $13

12 types of ceviche, sauteed beef strips, fish filets, Peruvian-style Japanese sashimi, seafood casserole, and shrimp soup

Italian Dinner for Two or Four or More at Vapiano (Up to 50% Off)

Vapiano

Brickell

$20 $11

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Casual Italian eatery features made-to-order food stations with homemade pasta, pizza, and salads

Peruvian Food and Drinks for Dine-In, Take-Out, or Delivery at Aromas Del Perú (Up to 40% Off)

Aromas Del Perú

The Hammocks

$20 $12

Peruvian mainstays including various seafood and meat dishes, as well as varieties of ceviches and specialties

Dine-In or Take-Out Ceviche and Seafood at My Ceviche (Up to 45% Off)

My Ceviche

Miami

$20 $11

Wild-caught seafood served as ceviche, tacos, burritos, or salads; free-range chicken is also available

$10 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods — Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush

On Location

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 for $30 Worth of Argentinian Steak-House Cuisine or Party for 20 at Dona Paulina Restaurant

Dona Paulina Restaurant

East Little Havana

$30 $15

Dinner guests chow down on chorizo and ribs while parties enjoy plates of grilled chicken, sausage, and beef

Party Package for 20, or $15 for $30 Worth of Food and Drinks at Don Davis Uruguayan Steak House

Don Davis Uruguayan Steak House

Doral

$30 $15

Diners choose from tapas or steak, chicken, or seafood specialties; a party package feeds 20 guests with an unlimited buffet

Seafood Dinner for Two or Four with Antipasti, Entrees, and Dessert at Big Fish (49% Off)

Big Fish

Upper East Side

$83 $42

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Smaller plates such as octopus carpaccio and tuna tartare and colorful entrees such as seafood ragu-risotto and oven-baked branzino

$13 for $30 Worth of Candy — Hara Industries

Hara Industries

Kendall

$30 $13

Citric gummies in seven flavors: strawberry, blue-raspberry, pineapple, orange, cherry, green-apple, and peach.

One or Two 1.5-Gallon Tubs of Ice Cream from Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream (Up to 47% Off)

Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream

Online Deal

$29.99 $18

Chose from several dozen flavors of creamy, old-fashioned, small-batch homemade ice cream

In-Home Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Complimentary Bottle of Wine from PRP Wine International (Up to 87% Off) 

PRP Wine International

Redeem from Home

$150 $19

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Wine consultants travel to homes, pouring samples from four or six different bottles for small groups

Gourmet Pizza and Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at Spris Artisan Pizza (Up to 45% Off)

Spris Artisan Pizza

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Thin-crust pizzas topped with fresh ingredients, salads, paninis, and other Italian dishes made according to Old World traditions

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at The Pasta Factory Company (50% Off)

The Pasta Factory Company

West Miami

$30 $15

Second-generation pasta makers impress diners with homemade pastas, hot sandwiches, and other Italian specialties

French and Continental Cuisine at French Bistro (40% Off). Two Options Available.

French Bistro

Palmetto Bay

$30 $18

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Owner brings years of food-industry experience to bistro, which serves French and continental cuisine alongside juicy cuts of steak

Dessert Bar for 25 or 50 with Set-Up and Delivery from Sweet Escape (67% Off)

Sweet Escape

On Location

$300 $99

Dessert tables make events memorable with cake pops, cupcakes, pastries, pies, and assorted candies

Dinner for Two or Four at Cortes Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Cortes Restaurant

Miami

$68.97 $35

Chef Ernesto Cortes creates a seafood-heavy menu of Peruvian staples, including ceviche, in his industrial, minimalist bistro

Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at Panzerotti's Cucina Italiana (Up to 50% Off)

Panzerotti's Cucina Italiana

Miami

$69.50 $36

Doughy pockets filledwith 15 different ingredient combinations, housemade ravioli, breaded veal chops, and steak infused with a balsamic

Burger and Sandwiches for Dine-In or Take-Out from Alexander's Sports Cafe (Up to 52% Off)

Alexander's Sports Cafe

Miami

$25 $12

Bite into juicy burgers and cheesy jalapeño poppers in a soccer-themed restaurant with TVs playing soccer games from around the world

French Cafe Fare and Drinks for Two or Four at Bistro Coffee (Up to 45% Off)

Bistro Coffee

Downtown Miami

$20 $11

French-born chefs create "fine fast food" such as panini, crepes, and lobster ravioli, paired with a selection of coffees, beers, and wines

$41 for $75 Worth of Catering Services — Tytyskitchen Inc

Tytyskitchen Inc

Redeem from Home

$75 $41

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 for $20 Worth of Latin-American Fusion Food at D-Dog House

D-Dog House

Brickell

$20 $10

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Chimichurri french fries and hot dogs in a futuristic late-night eatery with a full bar

One or Two Dozen Personalized Cupcakes at The Pastry Shop by Magic City Chefs (Up to 55% Off)

The Pastry Shop by Magic City Chefs

Coral Gables

$54 $27

Customize up to two dozen cupcakes by selecting cake and frosting flavors as well as decorations, such as messages and logos

One or Two Dozen Cake Pops from Nancy's Cake Pops (Up to 51% Off)

Nancy's Cake Pops

On Location

$36 $18

One or two dozen cake pops in flavors such as red velvet, birthday cake, and cookies-and-cream

Steaks, Seafood, and Pasta for Dinner at La Patagonia Argentina (Half Off). Two Options Available.

La Patagonia Argentina

Miami

$30 $15

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Skirt steaks, short ribs, and seafood catches of the day served along with housemade pastas

Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at Las Cazuelas (Up to 40% Off)

Las Cazuelas

Miami

$20 $12

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Sample flavors from throughout Mexico, such as chile rellenos, tacos, seafood, and spicy lamb stew

Prix Fixe Greek Dinner for Two or Four at Kouzina Bistro (Up to 48% Off)

Kouzina Bistro

Miami

$82 $50

Prix fixe menu with appetizers such as veggies with hummus and tzatziki, salads, and entrees such as lamb chops or skewered beef tenderloin

A Southwestern Dining Experience at The Lost & Found Saloon (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Lost and Found Saloon

Wynwood Art District - Miami

$40 $22

A saloon-style restaurant with wagon wheel chandeliers features specialty beverages and gourmet dishes

Made-to-Order Rum Cake at Jaspertastycakes (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Jaspertastycakes

Miami

$30 $15

Made with barrel-aged rum, Jasper's signature rum cakes have a personality all their own

$30 for Admission for Two to the Miami Spa Aesthetics & Wellness Expo on September 27-28 ($60 Value)

Miami Spa Aesthetics & Wellness Expo

Miami Beach Convention Center

$60 $30

Top industry products and manufacturers showcase the latest advancements in wellness and beauty during two-day event

French Cuisine at La Gloutonnerie (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

La Gloutonnerie

South Pointe

$80 $45

French delicacies such as foie gras terrine and duck confit with plum sauce combine home-style cooking and nouveau cuisine

SOBE Seafood Festival for Two or Four at Lummus Park on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 51% Off)

SOBE Seafood Festival

Flamingo / Lummus

$50 $25

Seafood restaurants share signature dishes for purchase alongside full bars; chefs' cooking demonstrations, live music, and kids' play zone

Dinner for Two or Four at Tamara Bistro (Up to 43% Off)

Tamara Bistro

Miami Beach

$83 $50

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Dine on French-inspired rustic fare while staring up at a mosaic ceiling or out into an infinity pool

Italian Cuisine at Dinner or Lunch for Two at Mia Bella Roma (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Mia Bella Roma

Flamingo / Lummus

$60 $30

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House-made gnocchi in basil pesto sauce, caprese pizza, and veal parmigiana pair with international wines at eatery with live entertainment

$99 Admission for Up to Six with One Top Shelf Bottle of Alcohol at Jazid (Up to $300 Value)

Jazid

Flamingo / Lummus

$300 $99

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Two-level club and lounge showcases eclectic styles of live bands on the first floor and DJs spinning on the second level

Saturday Latin Brunch for Two or Four at The Palace Bar (Up to 50% Off)

The Palace Bar

South Beach

$86 $50

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Brunch on Ocean Drive with bottomless margaritas or caipirnhas and Drag Queen entertainment, percussion players, and a live DJ

French and Moroccan Cuisine at Rouge CineCafe (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Rouge CineCafe

Isle Of Normandy Ocean Side

$30 $15

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French- and Moroccan-inspired cuisine such as lamb meatballs, french onion soup, and steak au poivre is served in a romantic eatery

Argentine Parillada Lunch or Dinner at 920 Grill in Miami Beach (Up to 57% Off)

920 Grill

Lincoln Road

$58 $25

Indulge in meat platters stuffed with chorizo, blood sausage, flap meat, skirt steak, chicken, and sweetbreads

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Created 15 years ago by gourmands from Peru and Costa Rica, El Gran Inka's only three US locations serve up a menu of fresh Peruvian cuisine featuring influences from Spain, Japan, and Italy. Since its inception, the restaurants have charmed diners across Central America and the United States with an impressive culinary and cultural celebration of Peru. The menu presents a contemporary twist on traditional cuisine, plating tangy ceviches, flavorful seafood stews, and tender cuts of sauce-draped meat on elegant plates. As guests sip cocktails made from exotic South American fruits and spirits or mingle over plates of succulent sea bass, the classy saxophone wails of jazz riffs and the ancient dead language of scat singing serenade audiences on Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays.

606 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne,
FL
US

Donut Gallery started with a handshake. That handshake was the one in 1971 that sealed Benjamin and Acela Zambrano's purchase of a Miami-area restaurant and inspired them to transplant their entire family from New York?where Benjamin had been working in the hospitality industry since emigrating from Cuba in the 1960s?and carve out their own slice of the American Dream.

To this day, locals and visitors alike flock to Donut Gallery, which no longer serves donuts, for its throwback diner vibe. A long counter and a completely open kitchen lets diners watch and even chat with the cooks as they flip and chop. Anything on the menu is available at any time the restaurant is open. In the mornings, the cooks pile up pancakes, squeeze fresh orange juice, and top open-faced English muffins with bacon, ham, and cheese. But their work doesn't end with the morning rush; they continue filling empty bellies into the late afternoon with an extensive lunch menu of burgers, sandwiches, and milkshakes.

83 Harbor Dr.
Key Biscayne,
FL
US

From its perch inside Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Lighthouse Cafe's wooden patio overlooks a mile of Atlantic shoreline. In the distance stands the Cape Florida Lighthouse, Dade County's oldest manmade structure. The landscape and salty sea breezes complement the open-air restaurant's seafood-stocked lunch menu, which is served until sundown. Dishes range from salmon burgers and fish fingers to fried cuts of red snapper or hog snapper, which often leap out of the water to attack passing piglets.

The catch that gets the most attention in the Lighthouse Cafe kitchen is shrimp, which is tossed in asopado, spiced up creole style, served in ceviche, or, for breakfast, stuffed into an omelet. Breakfasts at Lighthouse Cafe include traditional items like ham and cheese omelets and french toast, as well as cups of café con leche and cuban coffee.

1200 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne,
FL
US

For brothers Rino and Luciano Balzano, cooking is in their blood. They grew up near Naples, Italy, in a small town by the sea, and their grandparents and parents cooked professionally. "Between my mother and my father, they used to cook like angels," Luciano says. The love of food the brothers both discovered as children has since blossomed, taking them around the world. After culinary school, they spent a decade cooking on Italian cruise ships, then traveled to Florida where they opened restaurants including the much-lauded Il Porcino. Their cooking earned them the attention of the James Beard Foundation, as well as that of Hollywood stars including Demi Moore and Robert De Niro, who ended up hiring the pair several times. Pictures of their past successes hang in their office—but today, they're looking forward with La Canzone Ristorante & Lounge, a waterfront eatery whose floor-to-ceiling windows let diners drink in stunning views of the bay.

As beautiful as the views are, it's the food people come for. "Our Italian food is actually real, authentic Italian food," Luciano says, noting many places make the same claim but fail to deliver. The seafood dishes, including what he proudly claims is "the best calamari in town," pay tribute to their coastal childhood, and the homemade pastas include ricotta gnocchi and fresh fettuccine with pork veal. Braised short ribs in a chianti-infused sauce, meanwhile, cook for five hours and arrive so tender that they fall apart at the mere mention of a Hank Williams ballad.

The restaurant is serious about its music, and though Luciano says he and his brothers "love to sing to the customers," they also bring in professionals—including live bands, as well as guest DJs who spin tunes in the lounge every Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. During weekdays, the tunes veer toward classic Italian, mirroring the vision Rino and Luciano have for La Canzone. "We tried to put together something nice and comfortable and very much Italian," Luciano says.

801 Brickell Bay Dr
Miami,
FL
US

Before owner François Delfosse and his wife Lucia even set foot in George's in the Grove, they knew their way around the kitchen. Lucia had operated three restaurants in their native France, and upon taking over the Coconut Grove hot spot, they opted to keep the space as they found it on the theory that you shouldn't mess with success. The previous owner had placed Buddha statues all around to counterbalance his excitable personality. Now the statues remain to complement the soothing zen music that plays in the background and only stops when birthday celebrations transform the relaxed lounge into a dark nightclub. In this latter scene, patrons show off dance moves while Top 40 hits play and the birthday diner chows down on a sparkler-accented dessert.

A long glass pane stretches across one side of the dining room, giving patrons a look at chefs hard at work arranging French cuisine. François and Lucia's menu spotlights delicate dishes such as steamed mussels with white wine, garlic, and shallots, and rich morel-mushroom risotto with shaved foie gras and truffle oil. Hearty steak tartare—very rare meat with capers, onions, and spices—or lamb shank braised for three hours delight palates and imbue patrons with the strength to climb the Arc de Triomphe. As diners sip wine, they admire paintings along a café au lait-colored wall or take in sunlight on a sidewalk patio.

3145 Commodore Plz.
Coconut Grove,
FL
US

For John Offerdahl, the aroma of meat sizzling on the grill stirs memories of his family's barbecues in rural Wisconsin. Even when John grew up and became a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, he couldn't escape that enticing smell?it would waft into the stadium from fans tailgating outside and the mascots who secretly stuffed their costumes with cheeseburgers. So it was only natural that, after retiring from football, John would once again find himself at the grill when he and his wife Lynn opened Offerdahl's Cafe Grill in 2000. The couple were no strangers to the restaurant business; they had previously owned a chain of bagel shops. This venture, however, would prove more ambitious?they devised menus of classic American cuisine that could be served up fast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a focus on fresh-grilled fare.

Today, Offerdahl's Cafe Grill has expanded to seven locations, but its flavorful, no-frills meals remain the same. "Johnny O's Famous Bagels" still take the starring roles during breakfast, waking diners up with flavors like cinnamon crumb, pumpernickel, and fruit-and-nut. But once breakfast turns to lunch and dinner, the grill takes over. Chefs swiftly cook up steak, chicken, and salmon, serving the proteins over rice, pasta, or salad with homemade dressings. They also grill chicken sandwiches and burgers, in a nod to the caf?'s backyard barbecue roots.

14685 S Dixie Hwy
Miami,
FL
US

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