How to dine outside in Miami this summer

Looking for the best places to dine outdoors in Miami right now? Things are changing fast. Here’s what you need to know.

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Dining outside in Miami is pretty much the only eating out that’s allowed right now in the county—besides delivery and takeout. With dining rooms closed to customers, restaurants have opened up their terraces and patios to guests. Often, eateries without sufficient outdoor space have had to get creative with impromptu set-ups on sidewalks and parking lots. Thankfully, officials have made it easier than ever for restaurants to use public spaces, so expect to see plenty more. The rules of dining out continue to change fast and often, making it difficult to keep tabs on what is and isn’t allowed. So we’re staying on top of the latest in this new hospitality landscape and have put together this easy guide for everything you need to know about eating outside in our favorite city.  

Outdoor dining in Miami

The coolest improvised outdoor dining we’ve seen so far in Miami
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The coolest improvised outdoor dining we’ve seen so far in Miami

These Miami restaurants are winging it and winning over customers with their innovative efforts.

You can dine on closed streets in these Miami neighborhoods
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You can dine on closed streets in these Miami neighborhoods

Take it to the streets thanks to road and lane closures for al fresco eating.

Dine with a view at these incredible waterfront restaurants in Miami
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Dine with a view at these incredible waterfront restaurants in Miami

Only eating outdoors these days? Is scenery your thing? Miami’s best waterfront restaurants have what you’re looking for.

The best spots for outdoor dining in Miami
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The best spots for outdoor dining in Miami

Book a patio table or grab a seat on the terrace and enjoy a socially distanced meal outdoors

KYU is launching outdoor seating with more Wynwood spots to follow
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KYU is launching outdoor seating with more Wynwood spots to follow

The City of Miami is allowing restaurants to add outdoor seating as part of its Restaurant Reopening and Recovery Program.

Get ready for a lot more outdoor dining in Miami
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Get ready for a lot more outdoor dining in Miami

Miami restaurants are expanding their patios and sidewalks to help accommodate for social distancing.

These are the latest rules of dining out in Miami
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These are the latest rules of dining out in Miami

What’s open? What’s allowed? We break down the confusing rules of dining at a Miami restaurant.

One of Miami’s most beloved waterfront restaurants is finally reopening
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One of Miami’s most beloved waterfront restaurants is finally reopening

Redfish at Matheson Hammock Park is back in business.