Where to Dine on Key Biscayne

By Kara Franker | Aug 2, 2016

Great restaurants on Key Biscayne

Drive over the scenic Rickenbacker Causeway, and you’ll end up on the sophisticated island of Key Biscayne. Perfectly positioned off the coast of mainland Miami, with idyllic Downtown views, Key Biscayne is an oasis of opulent neighborhoods, golden sand beaches and chic, but low-key vibes.

And in between its palm-lined streets and popular attractions, like Crandon Park and Miami Seaquarium, you’ll find a range of casual and fine-dining restaurants that reflect the neighborhood’s international residents. All promise good food, an intimate ambiance, top-notch service, and if you’re lucky, Key Biscayne’s dazzling bay views.

Dune Burgers on the Beach

Located at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Dune Burgers on the Beach is a casual, beachfront eatery that embodies all of the elegance of a lazy afternoon in St. Tropez. Take a seat on one of its plush sofas, in a sparkling-white cabana, and take in the ocean views as you sip on a glass of chilled rosé. Open for lunch and dinner, Dune has a menu of gourmet burgers designed to both impress and satisfy: like its Kobe Sliders topped with foie gras, baby arugula, balsamic and roasted onions, or the Mediterranean Burger, which tops a Prime beef patty with prosciutto, manchego and pesto sauce. 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Cantina Beach

If you’re craving authentic Mexican food, then head to Cantina Beach, also at The Ritz. As Miami’s only oceanfront Mexican restaurant, this casual-meets-chic al fresco spot serves up coastal Mexican cuisine and Latin fare in a beautiful setting. Choose from favorites like guacamole, chiote-rubbed chicken flautitas and Al Carbón tacos with skirt steak, poblano peppers and queso fresco, and pair it with a “Millionaire’s Margarita". Cantina Beach is open for both lunch and dinner, and is home to South Florida’s largest tequila collection. 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Kebo Restaurant

Open for lunch and dinner, Kebo Restaurant serves Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine with a twist. Start your feast with soup, like Lentil Pardinia’s with Iberico Ham and red Spanish sausage, and move onto octopus and crab paella, grilled Mediterranean Norway lobster, or oxtail stew with a “secret sauce” and crispy potatoes. Order a nice glass of Spanish cava, wine or sangria, and you’ll be planning your next trip back in no time. 200 Crandon Boulevard #104, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Rusty Pelican

Rusty Pelican is one of Miami’s most iconic spots. Known for its elegant, waterfront setting and floor-to-ceiling windows with impeccable views, this popular restaurant is perfect for happy hour, dinner or brunch. Pair your views with an Agava Sunset cocktail (Zignum Mezcal, passion fruit, lemon, lime, raspberry and agave nectar), and choose from Rusty Pelican’s extensive menu of contemporary American fare. If you’re there for dinner, hit the raw bar or order a sharing plate: like the Rusty Pelican Board for Two, which comes with whole fried snapper, lobster risotto, CAB New York Strip and smoked sweet plantain mash. On Sunday, indulge in brunch. The crab cake or filet mignon benedict are two favorites, as are the hazelnut chocolate ricotta pancakes and pork belly waffle sandwich. 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

El Gran Inka

Started in Costa Rica, El Gran Inka is an authentic Peruvian restaurant that serves traditional Peruvian fare with a twist. Choose from ceviches, tiraditos, Parihuela soup, or endless amounts of seafood and meat dishes, order a classic pisco sour, and listen as the friendly wait staff regales you with the facts about Peruvian customs. Bringing a taste of the Peruvian empire to Key Biscayne, the restaurant décor features original Nazca paintings and masks that offer a peek into Peru’s ancient past. 606 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

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