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Where to find the best restaurants on Lincoln Road

Finding a place to eat along the pedestrian mall is easy when you follow our guide to the best restaurants on Lincoln Road

Written by
Ryan Pfeffer
&
Amber Love Bond
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Lincoln Road restaurants often get a bad wrap due to the strip’s nature of being known as a bit of a tourist trap filled with pushy hostesses vying for your attention. But this pedestrian-only stretch of shops, galleries and restaurants is actually home to some pretty great places to eat. Whether it’s date night or you’re looking for a quick bite after spending the day on a Miami beach, there are a lot of options for restaurants on Lincoln Road, but you’re bound to find something great if you know what you’re looking for. It may seem shocking but, three of the best rooftop bars in Miami are located along this iconic strip. Stroll through during the day and you’ll be greeted with local vendors who set up shop on different days of the month, plus you never know when there will be live music playing making for a perfect playlist as you explore the area.

Best of the city under one roof

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  • South Beach
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While it's technically not on Lincoln Road, it's worth the walk one block south to Time Out Market Miami—our editorially curated food-and-culture destination. It's a one-stop shop for some of the best food in Miami, including killer fried chicken from celebrity chef Amaris Jones, Detroit-style pizza by Jeremiah Bullfrog, Instagrammable desserts by award-winning pastry chef Antonio Bachour and so much more. Plus, did we mention happy hour is every day and twice on Fridays and Saturdays? Yep, you can't beat it.

Restaurants on Lincoln Road

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  • South Beach
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One of the longest-standing and most popular spots on Lincoln Road, Juvia is always a solid spot for a date night thanks, in part, to the stunning view of South Beach its perch atop the 1111 parking garage provides. Dishes are full of flavor and colorful with options like hamachi jalapeno with shaved watermelon radish, micro cilantro and garlic chips. You know it's on the pricier side as there’s an option to add truffle to nearly everything on the menu—but this is one of those spots that’s worth treating yourself.

  • Restaurants
  • Peruvian
  • South Beach
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A very, very pretty restaurant that’s grown a following since its opening on Lincoln Road. This London transplant does Japanese-Peruvian fusion in a modern environment. Can’t decide what to order? Try one of the sharing menus—priced per person, select from a range of menu themes featuring several dishes served to the table family style.

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  • Restaurants
  • Pan-Asian
  • South Beach

A swanky 13,000-square-foot rooftop serving a Mediterranean-meets-Asian menu. Dine indoors or outdoors and feast on dishes like shawarma-spiced wagyu dumplings, Alaskan king crab tempura and salmon crudo with passion fruit dressing. Speaking of dressing, Mila is one of those spots where you’ll want to dress to impress. It's the scen-iest crowd on the block.

  • Restaurants
  • Food court
  • South Beach
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A cozy little food hall featuring nearly a dozen different vendors and a rooftop bar, Sky Yard, has found its way to Lincoln Road. With something for everyone—from sandwiches to Jamaican food to oversized milkshakes. Grab a bite here before continuing to make your way through the streets of South Beach.

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With some much happening on Lincoln Road, it’s easy to miss the green awning that houses Rosinella, a family-owned Italian restaurant that’s been here for more than two decades. Serving up unpretentious comfort classics, you’ll find pizzas, fresh-made pastas and some of the best tiramisu around.

Technically it’s adjacent to Lincoln Road, located just behind the Apple Store, Mister O1 is a Neopolitan pizza spot hidden in an office building. The space is tiny, so there’s a large chance you’ll have to wait, but the star-shaped pizzas are worth it. You can’t go wrong with the Star Luca made with ricotta cheese, spicy salami calabrese, mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil.

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  • Bars
  • Café bars
  • South Beach
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Great people-watching and tasty colorful drinks happen here. Segafredo is one of the more popular spots on Lincoln thanks to quality and personality. In addition to the Monday through Friday happy hour from 5pm to 7pm, Segafredo is also known for its lovely apertivo. Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm, enjoy complimentary bites at the bar when you purchase a drink. How European!

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  • Restaurants
  • Cuban
  • South Beach
  • price 2 of 4

This local chain aims to channel a bit of tourist-friendly old Cuba. Croquetas, a media noche, ropa vieja—all the Cuban staples you’ve been told to try are on the menu. And they’re not half-bad either. Stop in during happy hour (Mon–Fri, 4–7pm) for 50-percent off select items.

Cross Alton Road to find this pretty straightforward casual Mexican joint serving up yummy elote, guac and—the main event—hefty tacos served in soft, flour tortillas. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. Stop in on Tuesdays and get any three tacos for only $11.

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Paul is a French café with sidewalk seating and a menu of sandwiches, salads and a pastry display that will taunt you mercilessly until you succumb to its macarons. Don’t just sit outside and wait for a server to come to you. At Paul, you order at the counter and then take a number back to your seat.

Though you’ll find sandwiches and salad on the menu, Spris is all about pizza. In addition to your usual suspects, Spris also tackles some tasty white pizzas with no tomato sauce. Spris runs a “beat the clock” special from 5:30pm to 7pm. The earlier you order, the cheaper your dish is.

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