6 Miami Restaurants Perfect for Walk-Ins

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Have your dinner plans changed? If you need a great last-minute replacement, these restaurants are always happy to serve you without reservation.

Costa Med

Key Biscayne may be out of the way for a lot of folks, but the food at Costa Med is always worth the trek. The Mediterranean restaurant serves up an array of tasty specialties that don’t disappoint. 

On the menu, guests can expect to find bites like French onion soup, steak tartare, octopus carpaccio, lobster ravioli, seared scallops and so much more. Whether you love seafood, meat, or plant-based cuisine, there’s something for everyone here – the same can also be said about the extensive wine menu. 

Mignonette 

Seafood lovers will be in heaven at Mignonette, Edgewater’s premier seafood joint. The cozy restaurant boasts a mouthwatering raw bar and fish selection, with favorites like chargrilled oysters, jumbo lump crab, middleneck clams, baked redfish, and crispy skin snapper. If you’re feeling fancy, consider the striped bass and black cod. There are very few non-seafood dishes here, so look elsewhere if you’re not a fan (although the prime dry-aged strip is delicious). Make sure to save room for the famous butterscotch Heath Bar bread pudding – that’s all we’ll say about that. 

Mignonette is located at 210 NE 18th Street, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, visit their official website

Mister-O1

With multiple locations throughout South Florida, Mister-O1 is perfect for any last-minute dinner pizza plans. What originally started as a South Beach secret has expanded its empire over the years to neighborhoods like Coconut Grove, Brickell, and Wynwood

The menu features traditional pies like margherita and pepperoni alongside more unique selections like the signature Star Luca, a star-shaped pizza stuffed with ricotta cheese, spicy salami calabrese, and other delights. Besides the pizzas, Mister-O1 serves up fun salads and calzones, and even has a burrata bar!

Mister-O1 has several locations throughout the tri-county area. For more information, visit their official website

RED South Beach

Thanks to its much larger digs on South of Fifth, guests can always count on RED South Beach for last-minute dinner plans; you should have no problem finding a seat at this spacious restaurant. 

This is a restaurant that needs no introduction, but we’ll give you one anyway: This is one of the best steakhouses in the city – period. The vast selection of cuts is impressive, but equally impressive is the rest of the menu. Pastas, seafood, salads, chops … the steak isn’t the only good thing here. 

Toscana Divino

When it comes to Italian food and wine, Toscana Divino should always be on your shortlist. The Brickell institution has impressed diners for years with its hearty pastas and other flavorful offerings – it’s one of Mary Brickell Village’s oldest tenants. And while restaurants come and go in the area, Toscana continues to succeed and innovate, switching up the menu every season.

That said, there are some items that tend to stick around because they’re so darn good, including the pici senesi with braised duck leg ragu, the mushroom risotto, and the exceptional vitello tonnato – thinly sliced milk-fed veal with a tuna-based sauce. Fun fact: The wine list has over a thousand bottles to choose from. That is not a typo.

The Wagyu Bar

Diners seeking a casual steakhouse experience will find it at The Wagyu Bar, a Coral Way standout. The Coral Gables steakhouse takes pride in its laidback vibes, but the menu is definitely serious about its steaks. Here, you’ll find a range of common cuts and harder-to-find selections, plus a wealth of knowledge about beef grading – you’re getting tasty food with a side of knowledge. There are other non-steak options available – and they’re all worth a look – but the real reason to come here is the steaks. Drinks-wise, expect beer, wine, and sake cocktails to round out your experience. 

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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