Family Vacation in Miami – Top picks for a happy midday meal

The restaurant scene in the Miami Beach, Florida area has exploded over the past few years. The city’s restaurants range from upscale, outdoor seating by the beach to family-friendly restaurants and healthy vegan cafés. If you’re on a family vacation in Miami, here is a combination of restaurants that serve delectable meals to boost your appetite and satisfy your taste buds.

Family and Kids-Friendly Restaurants

Shake Shack is located on 1111 Lincoln Road on Lenox Avenue in Miami Beach. This restaurant is known for the best-tasting signature milkshakes and well-seasoned burgers. If you’re into Key Lime Pie and custard pies for dessert, they offer a great selection.
Shake Shack opens at 11 AM–11 PM Sun – Thurs. and Fri & Sat 11 AM–12 AM.

Then you have Bristol’s Burgers. Bristol’s is a waterfront restaurant with a laid-back atmosphere. They’re located at 3460 S. Ocean Drive in Hollywood, Florida.

They’re not only known for their fully-loaded beef burgers and their famous NYC Reuben sandwich (chopped pastrami) – they provide a ‘free’ state-of-the-art video arcade. This is the perfect solution for keeping kids occupied while you kick back, relax and enjoy your meal.

Just keep in mind, their hours are Mon – Fri: 5 PM–11 PM and Sat & Sun: 12 PM–11 PM

If you’re looking for a change of pace from burger joints, Tacology is a good choice. The restaurant is located in Brickell City Centre (4th Floor),
701 South Miami Ave. in Miami.

Tacology specializes is authentic tasting Mexican food. Their menu items range from home-made corn tortillas, guacamole, and chips to delicious Salads.

Keep in mind, it can get pretty crowded, so you will need to book reservations in advance to guarantee a table. They are open 12 PM–11 PM Sun – Thurs and Fri & Sat 12 PM–12 AM

Pizza Restaurants

Miami Beach has great tasting pizza. All pizza is not created equally. Here are our top picks:

Pizza Bar is a modern, hip, bar-style restaurant specializing in thin-crust pizza and subs.
The restaurant is located at 1627 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.

They are known for their scrumptious, Italian-style pizza pies. They allow you to create your own pizza or choose one of their famous Meat Lovers pizza (Italian sausage, Applewood smoked bacon, honey cured ham, and etc.) in extra large or XXL.

The Pizza Bar is open Mon – Fri 11 AM–2 AM and Thurs – Sun 11 AM–3:59 AM

If you crave for New York style pizza, Mom’s New York Pizza makes delicious pizza by the slice or pie. They serve thin-crust pizza pies, calzones, sandwiches, salads, and wings. We suggest ordering take-out because space is very limited.

The restaurant is located at 1059 Collins Ave #106
Miami Beach. They offer delivery Mon – Fri 12 PM–11 PM.

If you’re planning to rent at Vacation Apartments while on a family vacation in Miami, you might set up an improvised lunch right in your own kitchen and serve it on a private balcony with a scenic view. But when you are not up for cooking, and cannot settle on a choice of meals, you won’t go wrong with our next recommendations.

All-you-can-eat buffet

Ginza Japanese Buffet has an assortment of Japanese and Chinese dishes ranging from Sushi to Hibachi and Seafood. They also serve American dishes.
Ginza Japanese Buffet, is located at 16153 Biscayne Blvd, North, Miami Beach. and Open Sun-Sat 11:30 AM–3:30 PM 5–10 PM.

If you’re seeking an upscale restaurant, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse is a Brazilian all-you-can-eat meat with a carved table-side. They also have an impressive salad bar.

The restaurant is located at 836 1st St, Miami Beach. Their hours are 12 PM–2:30 & 5:30–10:30 Mon – Thurs and Fri 12 PM–2:30 & 5:30– 11 PM and Sat 11:30 AM–11 PM and Sun 12 PM– 9 PM.

Jumbo Buffet Chinese serves everyday comfort foods at economical prices. This all-you-can-eat restaurant has something for everyone – for lunch and dinner. They even serve Vegetarian and healthy dishes, which brings us to our next and last favorite Miami Beach restaurants.

The buffet restaurant is located at Jumbo Buffet Chinese, 13699 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami Beach. They’re open Sun – Thurs 11 AM– 10:30 PM and Fri – Sat 11 AM–11 PM.

If you’re looking for vegan-friendly cafés and restaurants, Miami Beach has plenty to choose from. But, if you’re looking for 100% vegan food, Plant Theory Botanical Burger Café offers an assortment of delicious foods to choose from.

Their popular menu items include hot veggie sandwiches, wraps, coconut bacon and vegan mozzarella. Plant Theory provides outdoor seating overlooking a beautiful botanical garden. They serve a healthy selection of non-–GMO, plant-based foods at reasonable prices. You can dine-in, take-out or order delivery via GrubHub.

They are located at 808 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. They are open Mon – Fri 12 PM–8 PM and Sat and Sun 9 AM–4 PM.

Special Picks for Vegetarians

If you are a vegetarian and you want a quick bite to eat, Milk Gone Nuts has rave reviews. They’re known for their wholesome veggie wraps with quinoa and avocado. Their protein-filled ice-pops are to die for, especially during the hot summer months. Try their healthy mouthwatering fruit smoothies and raw veggie smoothies.

Milk Gone Nuts is located at 1840 Alton Rd, Miami Beach. They are open Mon – Fri 8 AM–6 PM and Sat 8 AM–6 PM – Closed Sunday’s.

Well, there you have it – the best places to eat,on a Family vacation in Miami! Have you eaten at a great Miami Beach restaurant lately? What do you recommend?