While some restaurants focus on small sharing plates, others focus on giving you as much food as possible. When you’re feeling extra hungry or just want a tremendous value, try these seven spots known for giant portions.
When it comes to comfort food, Blue Collar is hard to beat. The MiMo gem goes all out with hefty portions that will have you full all day long. Pork and beans, shrimp and grits, Cuban sandwich spring rolls, Philly cheesesteak, and spicy oxtail are just a few of the items that will satisfy even the most discerning of diners. Pro tip: Keep an eye on the daily specials with rotating selections of ribs, parms, and braised dishes.
Blue Collar is located at 6730 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33138. For more information, visit their official website.
One place that doesn’t skimp on size is Clutch Burger. The Coral Gables burger joint is well known for delivering big flavors and big portions. With burger names like the Volcano Burger (spice, spice, and more spice) and the lamb-based Spartan, you know what you’re getting into. A fork and knife are pretty much required, and one burger can easily feed two people. Expect leftovers galore.
Clutch Burger is located at 146 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For more information, visit their official website.
Another spot notorious for large plates: La Placita. The Puerto Rican eatery serves up a ton of favorites like empanadillas, cod fritters, croquettes, and more. These appetizers can easily double as entrees—and the entrees can double as lunch and dinner. Order a whole fried snapper, a chicken Milanesa or churrasco, and you’re set for the rest of the day.
La Placita is located at 6789 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33138. For more information, visit their official website.
Meat lovers will find plenty to like at Miami Beach’s Little Brazil. The cozy Brazilian joint has made a name for itself with picanha (top sirloin steak) and other meaty options like beef parmesan, beef stroganoff, and steak and eggs. Not feeling like meat? No worries: There are several seafood and poultry options to nosh on, too. No matter what you order, expect to leave full; you’re getting a great value.
Little Brazil is located at 6984 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141. For more information, visit their official website.
RED South Beach
If you’ve never been to RED South Beach, you should know that chef Peter Vauthy will make sure you roll out of here. The iconic steakhouse features an extensive menu of succulent cuts as well as an array of other flavorful fare. Whether you’re a big meat eater, a seafood lover, or just want some satisfying pasta, Red has you covered. Some menu favorites include lobster fra diavolo, the c.a.b. filet mignon, and the wild king salmon. Come hungry.
RED South Beach is located at 801 South Pointe Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
The Wagyu Bar
Another steakhouse spot that’s big on value is The Wagyu Bar. The Coral Gables steakhouse offers up a mouthwatering variety of steaks—with a twist. This restaurant places a big emphasis on educating the consumer, and you’ll find exhaustive background information about these cuts throughout the menu. Ribeye, New York Strip, filet mignon, tomahawk… They have it all. There are also burgers and non-steak items if that’s more your style.
The Wagyu Bar is located at 2257 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145. For more information, visit their official website.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Southern food is known for being heavy, and the sizeable cuisine at Yardbird is no exception. The Miami Beach staple is the place to go for filling up on buttermilk biscuits, chicken and waffles, lobster mac and St. Louis ribs—and then some. Larger parties don’t need more than a handful of selections to walk out of Yardbird with a huge grin and a happy stomach. This place is not for the faint of heart.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is located at 1600 Lenox Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.