Quick Sea Bites

Be It Ever So Humble

Quick Sea Bites
Fish & Chips

The old Irish pub John Martin’s is back on the Mile, with a bright new facelift. Fortunately for diehards, they still serve traditional Irish pub grub. That includes fish & chips, which consists of chunks of cod deep-fried in a Guinness beer batter ($18). Crunchy on the outside, soft within, and served with fries and mushy peas. 253 Miracle Mile. 305.209.0609

A Stone’s Throw Away

Quick Sea Bites
Jumbo Stone Crab Claws

Crab lovers need look no further than MKT Kitchen, where Holy Crab offers Alaskan king, snow, and Dungeness crab – plus that seasonal delight, stone crab claws. Have them delivered to your door within a day of being caught – or in just two hours if you live in their express delivery zone. The jumbo stone crab claws with mustard sauce ($76.99/lb) are deliciously addicting. 1831 Ponce de Leon Blvd. 305.781.4808

Courtyard Seared

Quick Sea Bites
St. Tropez Salad

Being Italian automatically confers comfort food status to Villagio restaurant in Merrick Park; being able to sit outside makes it more so. The menu includes a large array of seafood, including a tasty St. Tropez salad of seared yellowfin tuna on a bed of romaine with potatoes, string beans, boiled eggs, and artichokes ($24.95). 358 San Lorenzo Ave. 305.447.8144

The Whole Deal

Whole Fried Snapper

Khaosan Road, the updated version of what we knew for years as Bangkok, Bangkok, continues to wow us with their authentic Thai dishes that go way beyond the typical Pad Thai and green curries. One of them is the whole fried snapper bathed in sweet chili sauce (market price, $20-$30). Superb. 157 Giralda Ave. 305.444.2397

Patience Required

Seafood Paella

Good things come to those who wait. In the case of Bellmont Spanish Restaurant, that means about 25 minutes to prepare one of their wonderful servings of Paella de Mariscos ($25), aka seafood paella, with its mix of saffron rice, calamari, shrimp, mussels, clams, and lobster. Muy auténtico. 339 Miracle Mile. 786.502.4684

2 thoughts on “Quick Sea Bites

  • January 11, 2023 at 11:34 am

    Love all these local spots! Holy Crab has the freshest stone crabs delivered right to you doorstep or for pickup 🦀❤️

    Thanks for the mention!

  • January 11, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    I love ordering stone crabs from Holy Crab at MKT Kitchen! The best in Miami.

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