Where to Refuel After Your Run

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CJ's Crab Shack

So you’ve gone for a run, and now you’re hungry? We’ve got you covered: These post-run hotspots are perfect for refueling without undoing all your hard work (unless you want to).

CJ’s Crab Shack

If you’re running on Ocean Drive, avoid stopping into one of the dozens of tourist traps on the iconic strip. Instead, head into a local favorite: CJ’s Crab Shack.

We know what you’re thinking: crab after a run? But don’t let the name fool you: There are a ton of non-crab options to enjoy as you recover. The blackened shrimp salad or chicken salad is a nice, refreshing dish, and the blackened grouper sandwich is perfect if you want something a little more substantial.

You can never go wrong with salmon here, either. There is a full bar, too, if you feel like treating yourself.

The Lobster Shack

Few places are as nice to run as the South Pointe area. And few places are as nice to eat at as The Lobster Shack. The sibling to CJ’s Crab Shack, the restaurant focuses on—you guessed it—lobster.

Once you’re done with your run, stop by for yummy selections like seared tuna salad, lobster taco, and the eatery’s signature lobster rolls. And just like its sister concept, The Lobster Shack has no shortage of beer, wine, and liquor—just sayin’.

Paperfish Sushi

In the mood for sushi after a run? Get yourself to Paperfish Sushi. The eatery has two outposts—Miami Beach and Brickell—and each one will leave you impressed. Paperfish fuses Japanese and Peruvian influences, so expect to find a number of ceviches and tiraditos on the menu, along with bountiful rolls.

What we love the most about this place is the prices—you’re getting high-quality fish at prices that won’t break your budget. And if you come during happy hour, you’re saving even more cash.

RED South Beach

Craving something luxurious and satisfying after an evening run? Look no further than RED South Beach. This acclaimed steakhouse has been voted “Top 10 Steakhouses in America” for a reason! Indulge in their crowd-pleasing menu featuring melt-in-your-mouth filet mignon, decadent mac and cheese, and other delectable offerings. Their vibrant menu, coupled with impeccable service, never disappoints; be on the lookout for weekly specials. 

Toscana Divino

Toscana Divino is a Brickell gem serving authentic Italian fare, perfect for rewarding yourself after a long run. Their menu boasts a wide range of homemade pastas, hearty entrees, and delectable desserts, all of which will help you reload on carbs. Looking for something lighter? Go elsewhere—this is one place where you don’t want to limit yourself. Whether you’re a solo runner or fueling up with a group, Toscana Divino has got you covered.

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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