Miami is a city that takes its sandwiches seriously. Go beyond fast food to discover some of the best Miami sandwich shops (and restaurants and cafes with great sandos on the menu)—you’ll thank us when you’re scarfing down that baguette from late-night favorite La Sandwicherie after a long night of boozing.
Second only to Pizza Rustica for late-night bingeing, South Beach’s original gourmet sandwich bar caters to a fabulous mix of clubbers, drinkers, limo drivers and tattoo artists, along with anyone else who appreciates a well-made prosciutto and mozzarella, ham and turkey, or veggie sandwich on a fresh baguette.Read more
A longtime fave of pink brunchers in London, Balans’s first US venture is on Lincoln Road. Curiously, despite the laid-back locale, it’s more uptight than its Anglo counterpart. On our visit, wait staff wanted us to know that they’re only doing this job until the call from their agent comes through. Still, the food is good (a mix of Asian and Mediterranean, and keenly priced). And, unlike in London, the umbrellas outside are there to keep the sun off, not the rain.Read more
A Miami Beach mainstay, this big square room is studded with big TV screens tuned to sports and big pink menus of all-American favorites—the likes of sandwiches, burgers, pastas, pizzas, all-day breakfasts and even TV dinners on a tray. The family-style table arrangement promotes camaraderie, which, late at night, erupts into full-blown rowdiness. For the pickiest little eaters, the kids' menu includes macaroni cheese and chicken fingers. Takeouts are delivered by a fleet of little pink VW Beetles.Read more
Positioned across from the 12th Street gay beach, this place could serve sawdust and would still be packed. Thankfully, it doesn’t: the salad and sandwich fare is basic but good. The Sunday T-Dance (4pm) spills over into the street; other draws include the Saturday drag shows (6pm) and burlesque Wednesdays (7pm). If a deranged drag queen doesn’t give you the eye, some shirtless intoxicated muscle boy is bound to.Read more
Dear ’Fredo started out as an unassuming espresso joint, but has since spiralled into the South Beach hangout that it is today. It’s permanently mobbed with hipsters artfully draped over the oversized upholstered chairs, looking like they’re the cats that got all the cream. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, carpaccios and desserts. Cool lounge music until the small hours and a full bar add to the appeal.Read more