Where to Celebrate July 4th Weekend in Miami

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As the Fourth of July approaches, Miami’s culinary scene is ready with a diverse array of dining options to satisfy every palate. Whether you’re seeking a casual beachside seafood feast, an elegant steakhouse experience, or a taste of international flavors, the Magic City has you covered. 

Here are several Miami hotspots that promise to elevate your Independence Day weekend with delicious food. 

Amara at Paraiso

Miami’s iconic waterfront destination, Amara at Paraiso, by James Beard Award Winning Chef Michael Schwartz, is lighting things up for the Fourth of July. Friends and families can spark things up the holiday this year with a festive evening filled with music, sparklers, fireworks and their spin on a traditional BBQ. Throughout the evening, Executive Chef Ivan Barros and recent winner of Food Network’s cooking competition series, Ciao House will be preparing specialty items on an outdoor grill. 

Offerings include a Uruguayan delicacy: a Chivito Sandwich topped with filet mignon, bacon, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, aioli, and a fried egg; a refreshing Watermelon Salad tossed with whipped feta, salsa macha, toasted pumpkin seeds, and mint; and Caviar Corn Dogs. 

Other highlights include their signature Amara Burger, topped with applewood-smoked bacon, aged cheddar, tomato, bib lettuce, and mayo, served with French fries ($30). 

During the Independence Day feast, diners can get into the holiday spirit with sparklers and beats by DJ Astro. As Amara at Paraiso also has some of the views in town, guests will get a front-row seat for the neighboring firework shows. 

Amara at Paraiso is located at 3101 NE 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website


Barsecco in Brickell is the perfect place to toast to freedom with a spritz in hand. Their extensive menu of globally inspired plates and creative cocktails makes for a delicious and festive meal. Come early and beat the crowds for a leisurely happy hour, come later and close out the evening festivities in style, or visit the next day and nurse the hangover with a late lunch. The choice is yours. 

Barsecco is located at 1421 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

It’s a Red Hot Bodega Summer! Get star-spangled hammered this 4th of July weekend: Bodega is getting the weekend started early with 4th of July festivities starting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5. Enjoy DJ sets and live entertainment at all Bodega locations, plus Red Hot Summer Specials, including $10 Casamigos shots, $300 Casamigos Blanco bottles, and $350 Casamigos Reposado bottles. 

The party continues into the weekend on July 6 with a very special performance taking place exclusively at Bodega’s Coconut Grove location, where DJ Damaged Goods will be spinning all evening, starting at 9 p.m. until closing hours.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila has multiple locations throughout South Florida. For more information, visit their official website

CJ’s Crab Shack

For a classic American seafood feast, head to CJ’s Crab Shack on the iconic Ocean Drive. This lively spot serves up generous portions of fresh crab in all its glorious forms—from crab cakes and crab dip to crab legs and snow crab plates. Their menu also features other seafood favorites like fried shrimp, po’ boys, and calamari if crab isn’t your thing. Best of all, the beachfront view makes it ideal for people- and firework-watching. 

CJ’s Crab Shack is located at 600 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.

Ironside Pizza

Celebrate the red, white, and delicious at Ironside Pizza this 4th of July weekend. Their delectable pizzas, made with the freshest of fresh ingredients, are always a crowd-pleaser and perfect for sharing; we recommend ordering a few to get the best bang for your buck and palate. Maybe you’re craving a classic pepperoni or maybe something a little more adventurous like a speck gorgonzola pie. Whatever the case, Ironside Pizza has you covered with over a dozen pizzas to choose from—plus plenty of non-pizza options as well. 

Ironside Pizza is located at 7580 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33138. For more information, visit

their official website.


Embark on a culinary journey to Japan at Kissaki, a chic Miami Beach destination that puts its own modern spin on Asian cuisine. You can choose an omakase experience or an a la carte affair, but the result is the same: exquisite food that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg on South Beach. From to-die-for sushi to innovative small plates and substantial mains, each dish is a masterpiece. Come hungry. 

Kissaki is located at 500 South Pointe Dr., Suite 160, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.

Kuba Cabana

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Kuba Cabana, located in CityPlace Doral! Join them for a patriotic celebration featuring two unique cocktails just for the occasion. Try the Stars and Stripes cocktail, made with tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice, grenadine, and blue curaçao, garnished with cherries. Or enjoy the Red, White & Blue martini, prepared with vodka, freshly squeezed lime juice, simple syrup, and grenadine, topped with cherries and blueberry, both priced at $18 and only available on the 4th of July.

Guests can also take advantage of their happy hour specials from 5 pm to 7 pm, with 50% off signature cocktails, select wine by the glass, and beer and delicious bites for $3, $6, and $9, including tuna tartare, wagyu carpaccio, their famous ceviche, and more. 

Kuba Cabana is located at 3450 NW 83rd Ave #140, Doral, FL 33122. For more information, visit their official website

Magic 13 Brewing Co.

Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at Magic 13 Brewing Co. with the opportunity to step back in time to the ’80s on Friday, July 5, starting at 7 p.m. The evening will be unforgettable, with live music from Boys Don’t Cry, delicious food, craft beverages, and retro decor. 

Groove to the iconic sounds of the ’80s, compete in the best ’80s outfit contest, and enjoy a wonderland of neon lights and retro posters. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast, a foodie, or simply looking for a great time, Magic 13 Brewing Co. welcomes everyone, including kids, with open arms and a vibrant atmosphere. 

Magic 13 Brewing Co. is located at 340 NE 61st St, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Michael’s Genuine, a Design District dining destination in Miami, by James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michael Schwartz. For Independence Day, Executive Chef Bradley Heron and the culinary team are putting some innovative twists on classic BBQ-inspired fare. 

Guests will be able to enjoy dishes like a homemade Corn Dog with mango mustard sauce ($16), and Brisket Sandwich filled with bourbon smoked brisket, cheddar cheese, a fried cage-free egg, and cabbage slaw sandwiched on a honey biscuit made from scratch served with pickled okra ($29). To get into the holiday spirit, order the Freedom Fizz mixed with Four Walls whiskey infused with sweet pepper and jalapeño, fresh lime juice, and ginger beer ($19). 

Fourth of July specials will be available all day from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink is located at 130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website

RED South Beach

For a more upscale dining experience on the July 4th weekend, RED Steakhouse on South Beach is a top choice. Their expertly prepared steaks, sourced from the finest cuts of beef, are cooked to perfection and a match made in heaven with decadent sides like mac and cheese, creamed corn, and fried asparagus.

If steak isn’t your thing, their menu also features fresh seafood, pasta dishes, and an extensive wine list. For the holiday, RED is also serving up a special BBQ menu; doors open at 4 p.m., so either come early or make a reservation to secure your spot. 

RED South Beach is located at 801 South Pointe Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. 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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