Where to Eat and Drink on Memorial Day Weekend 2024

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Miami knows how to do Memorial Day Weekend right: sun, surf, and a seriously delicious dining scene. If you’re looking to elevate your holiday eats, ditch the hot dogs and check out these great spots instead: 


This lively spot in the heart of Brickell is a perennial favorite for its expansive outdoor patio, perfect for soaking up the Miami sun with some tasty drinks. Barsecco is known for its globally inspired menu, innovative cocktails, and fun atmosphere. Here, you’ll find everything from pizzas and tacos to burgers, pastas, and more. Whether you’re catching up with friends or just enjoying a night out, Barsecco should be on your shortlist this holiday weekend. 

Grand Central

Blink, and you’ll miss it: Grand Central is a hidden gem in the Upper East Side that should be on everybody’s radar. The cozy American eatery is home to only a handful of tables, so reservations are strongly recommended. Should you be lucky enough to snag a seat, you’re in for a treat. You’ll enjoy a flavorful menu of highlights such as baked clams, salmon crudo, crab cake, sea bream, and truffle chicken pot pie. It’s a straightforward list of offerings, but chef Nuno Grullon kicks them up a notch—and then some. If you find an open table this Memorial Day weekend, get in there. 

El Turco

Prepare to be transported to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean at El Turco in Upper Buena Vista. This outdoor-only restaurant boasts Michelin-recognized fare that won’t break the bank. Their simit sandwiches (bagel sandwiches) are a favorite, as are their vegan and vegetarian bowls full of dips and other goodies. Don’t leave without trying their signature manti (dumplings). These tiny beef-stuffed wonders will leave you happy and full. Heck, everything is a hit. 


For a refined dining experience that will tantalize your taste buds, look no further than Hiyakawa. This elegant Japanese restaurant in Wynwood showcases exquisite sushi and modern Japanese cuisine, crafted with precision and artistry. The stylish ambiance sets the stage for a memorable meal.  Forget a la carte: Just get the tasting menu—a culinary journey that’s worth the premium price tag. This Memorial Day weekend, go all out. 


RedFarm is not your average Chinese restaurant. This playful Coconut Grove eatery takes dim sum to the next level with creative twists and modern dishes that will delight and surprise. Don’t miss their iconic Pac-Man dumplings, pastrami egg rolls, or any of their signature mains like the Peking duck or the BBQ’d beef fried rice. Even if you’re not hungry, pop in for a drink—this is one of the better bar programs in the neighborhood.  

RedFarm is located at 3131 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, FL 33133. For more information, visit their official website.

Tam Tam

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds at Tam Tam, a vibrant Vietnamese restaurant that’s putting Downtown Miami on the culinary map with the fresh and flavorful cuisine of Southeast Asia. Feast on the flavorful wings with fish sauce caramel, the tamarind glazed pork ribs with crushed peanuts, and jungle steak tartare to start. Then, get a main for the table—we’re fans of Mama’s whole steamed fish. When you’re done, finish up with the soursop pavlova or the silk road trifle. Make sure to take a peek at the fun wine list while you’re at it. FYI: The offerings here change regularly, so be on the lookout for new items. 

Tam Tam is located at 99 NW 1st St, Miami, FL 33128. For more information, visit their official website

Geoffrey Anderson

Geoffrey Anderson Jr. is a contributing/staff writer for Dish Miami. For over six years, he has covered the South Florida dining scene with his wife for the award-winning local food blog Miami Food Pug. When he's not writing about food, he's eating it—or attending rock concerts and traveling.

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