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Top Seafood Restaurants In South Florida

May 6, 2014 7:55 AM

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With the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Gulf of Mexico on the west, South Florida is surrounded by beautiful blue waters, delivering an abundance of fresh and delicious seafood. It’s no wonder why South Florida boasts so many great seafood restaurants. The chefs at these top-notch restaurants create fresh, mouth-watering delights, all sourced from the Florida coastline.

Area 31
EPIC Hotel, 16th Floor
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami , FL 33131
(305) 424-5234
www.area31restaurant.com

This restaurant was named after Fishing Area 31, the international fishing area encompassing the marine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Southeast Atlantic Coast, the Caribbean Sea and South America’s northeast coast. Here you can find the most delicious, fresh seafood and panoramic views of the surrounding waters. Area 31 sources all ingredients from local vendors, making it a friend to the local economy of South Florida. And don’t forget to start or end your meal with a delightful cocktail on the rooftop, Terrace Lounge.

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar
650 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 530-1915
www.therivermiami.com

River Oyster Bar came to be in 2003 and has been enticing patrons with a wide variety of undeniably delicious oysters and fresh-caught seafood from coastlines around the world ever since. The tiny restaurant boasts and elegant dining experience and the happy hour is nothing short of phenomenal. This seafood gem has become a local favorite right in the heart of Brickell.

Joe’s Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-0365
www.joesstonecrab.com

More than 100 years in the making, Joe’s Stone Crab has a reputation around South Florida for being the best of the best. No one should visit Miami without making a stop at this legendary eatery. With exquisite entrees, incredible ambiance and top notch service, it’s no surprise that this restaurant has endured the test of time.

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SEA
235 Commercial Blvd., Suite 105
Lauderdale By The Sea, FL 33308
(954) 533-2580
www.seatherestaurant.com

If you want to try something new and tantalizing each week, make SEA a weekly favorite. The menu changes every Monday through Thursday and boasts a casual elegance to fit any occasion. SEA’s entrees are not only pleasing to the palate, but Chef Tony Sindaco also ensures your gaze is entertained as well. His work with each dish is a masterpiece to be enjoyed by both the eyes and the tastebuds.

Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille
620 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 467-2555
www.wildsealasolas.com

Head inside the historic Riverside Hotel in downtown Fort Lauderdale to enjoy a new restaurant on the scene: Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille. This restaurant focuses on all-natural, organic and sustainable food sources to excite your senses with every dish. A seasonal menu is available to ensure your visits time and time again never get boring.

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Danielle C. Tworek holds a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and is a NASM certified personal trainer and weight loss specialist. Danielle’s health-focused articles have been featured on multiple top-ranked news and blog sites. Her work can also be found on Examiner.com.

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