Where to Eat During Miami Swim Week 2024

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Miami Swim Week is in full swing, with the city buzzing with fashionistas, influencers, and food enthusiasts alike. Amidst the runway shows and beach parties, make sure you stop and enjoy some grub at these South Florida hotspots.

CJ’s Crab Shack

Located on Miami Beach’s famous Ocean Drive, CJ’s Crab Shack offers a taste of the sea with a laid-back ambiance perfect for unwinding after a day of Miami Swim Week festivities. Known for its quality dishes and generous portions, CJ’s is a must-visit this week and year-round.

Start your culinary journey with their delicious crab cakes, then move on to one of the main attractions: snow crab. There are plenty of non-crab options, too, like shrimp, grouper, and other tasty seafood. Pair your meal with a refreshing cocktail from their extensive drink menu, and don’t forget to save room for dessert – and a nap.


For those craving a taste of Japan amidst the Miami heat, Kissaki is the place to be. Situated in South of Fifth on Miami Beach, this upscale sushi spot offers a modern twist on traditional Japanese cuisine, making it a top choice for discerning diners during Miami Swim Week.

Here, skilled chefs artfully prepare a selection of the freshest sushi and sashimi, showcasing the beauty and simplicity of Japanese cuisine. From melt-in-your-mouth nigiri to fresh rolls bursting with flavor, each bite at Kissaki is a delight.

Enhance your sushi feast with a glass of premium sake or a martini from their extensive drink menu and soak in the vibrant ambiance of this stylish eatery.


Step into Macchialina, where Miami’s vibrant energy meets classic Italian flavors, now with a newly expanded dining room. The neighborhood gem recently underwent renovations, offering patrons an enhanced dining experience while maintaining its signature charm. Chef Michael Pirolo’s menu is a tribute to the flavors of Italy’s regions, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients and expertly crafted dishes.

From the exceptional handmade pastas to the mouthwatering meats, guests are in for a treat. Can’t make up your mind? Take advantage of the tasting menu with an optional wine pairing – it’s one of the best values on this side of town. And, of course, you need to have the tiramisu.

Macchialina is located at 820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website

RED South Beach

Located in the trendy South of Fifth neighborhood, RED South Beach seamlessly blends haute couture with haute cuisine, making it a favorite among fashion-forward diners during Miami Swim Week. Expect a classic steakhouse menu that also has its fair share of tasty twists.

Start your evening with their tantalizing tuna tartare, artfully presented and bursting with fresh flavors. For the main course, indulge in any of their Certified Angus Beef cuts cooked to perfection; combine it with RED’s famous four-cheese mac for the ultimate pairing. Make sure to complement your meal with a glass of fine wine from their curated selection – the wine list is phenomenal.


Transport yourself to the sun-drenched shores of Spain at Tropezón, a charming tapas bar nestled in Española Way. With its warm ambiance and authentic Spanish dishes, Tropezón offers a taste of Iberian indulgence during the excitement of Miami Swim Week. Expect to find paella, patatas bravas, pan con tomate, grilled squid, and other classics. Bar-wise, the place is a gin paradise. Even if you’re not the biggest gin fan, there’s so much variety that you’re bound to find something to your liking.

Tropezón is located at 512 Española Way, 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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