Best Places To Eat Before The Game In South Florida

May 27, 2014 7:55 AM

Source: Will Call

The Florida Marlins are South Florida’s home team but their games aren’t popular with every hometown baseball fan. For those who love the game (and still love the Marlins), these five restaurants in the South Florida area offer great dining experiences and a memorable social ambiance for all fans to watch a baseball game.

The Filling Station & Garage Bar

95 S.E. 2nd St.
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 425-1990
www.thefillingstationmiami.comsIn the heart of downtown Miami is the Filling Station, with a great menu to offer to customers. It is located just south of Bayfront Park off the I-95 exit into downtown and its menu has all kinds of food to chow down on before, after and during the baseball game. Choose from chicken wings, chili or mouthwatering tater tots (bacon jalapeno cheese or pulled pork cheese & sour cream). The rest of the menu is filled with burgers, sandwiches and chicken and the Garage Bar is stocked with varied craft beers to accompany the food.

Will Call Miami

700 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 577-5900
www.willcallmiami.comWill Call Miami has a signature name for anyone who wants to eat at a sports bar. “Will Call” is the office where patrons will pick up tickets that are purchased online, over the phone or through a ticket broker and held for them before entering the stadium at any professional sports event. It is across from the American Airlines Arena where the World Champion Miami Heat play basketball and is located in Miami’s Downtown District which is beginning to rival Miami Beach as a popular hangout spot for tourists and natives. The bar has more than 20 TVs to watch any game and fields DJs and bands for others who are tagging along with a group of diehard fans and would like to have something else to watch.

Sweet Dogs

4749 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33134
(305) 448-4900
www.sweetdogs.netA great place to order hot dogs and take them to your house to watch the game is Sweet Dogs. Simply filled with a menu of hot dogs along with other sides you could get at a baseball game, Sweet Dogs gives customers the experience of being at the stadium with its delicious Nathan’s Brand hot dogs. There are four hot dog orders inspired from the local professional sports teams — the Marlin, the Panther, the Heat and the Dolphin. The U is an order inspired by the beloved University of Miami athletic teams. On game day, customers should order the Marlin which contains fried egg, sweet plantains, guava barbeque sauce, chopped onions and “papitas” (finely chopped french fries). Take 20 of them to the house to enjoy with friends and family while watching the baseball game.

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Shuck N’ Dive

650 N. Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 462-0088 of the most popular restaurant hangouts in South Florida and a local favorite for watching any professional sports event is Shuck N’ Dive. The restaurant serves Cajun/Creole-style meals (cajun gumbo, red beans and rice, creole lump crab) and other traditional sports menu items with a Cajun theme. It is located on US 1/Federal Highway near downtown Ft. Lauderdale and Las Olas Boulevard.

World Famous Parrot Lounge

911 Sunrise Lane
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 563-1493 customers since 1970, the World Famous Parrot Lounge is a great place on Ft. Lauderdale Beach to watch a baseball game. The selection of craft beers tantalizes every customer to sit and enjoy the carbs from the hops and barley without ordering from the menu. The menu offers Philly cheesesteaks, cheese fries, mahi-mahi and other great selections. It shows Philadelphia Eagles games and Dolphins games during the football season and Penn State college football games as well.

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Eric L Labrador is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. His work can be found on

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