13. Waffle Fries at Shuckers Bar and Grill

Categories: Best of Miami
As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com. After the jump, find our other choices.

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Dolphin fingers and fries at Shuckers Bar and Grill
13. Waffle Fries at Shuckers Bar and Grill

Shuckers has a lot of selling points. It's an outdoor bar on Biscayne Bay. There are TVs set to whatever sport is on the air. The fish is fresh and the wings are great. But the fries, crispy on the outside, moist after you take a bite, are the dark horse at this joint.

These thick waffle fries are so flavorful that it's almost a waste to put ketchup on them. They come out fresh so they're always warm and crunchy. It's a mystery how they turn out so good, because there is never any visible salt or seasoning added after being cooked. They hit your tongue with a burst of happiness, never oily but with all of the flavor of something deep fried. The large, flat shape of these potatoes makes them extra enjoyable -- you can take three or four bites out of every fry, so it feels like you're eating more than you actually have in front of you. This part may be all psychological, but who cares?

It doesn't really matter how they make them though. What's important is that they come with almost every meal here, or you can order a side of them ($2.95). Be careful though -- the portions might look sizeable, but after your first fry you'll be shielding them from other quick fingers.

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15. Dim Sum at Hakkasan
16. Masas de Puerco From David's Cafe
17. Sweet Soy Marinated Skirt Steak at China Grill
18. Duck, Duck, Quail at Haven Gastro-Lounge
19. Spicy Octopus at Katana's
20. Pineapple Fried Rice at Mr. Yum
21. Oyster Pie at Red Light Little River
22. Falafel at Romelia Restaurant & Deli
23. Quattro Formaggi Pizza at Andiamo
24. Vegan Curried "Chicken" Salad at Books & Books
25. Budín de Pollo at Rosa Mexicano South Beach
26. Mille Feuille at Sardinia Enoteca
27. New York Spicy Tuna Roll at Toni's Sushi Bar
28. Banana Nutella Crepe at A La Folie
29. Fish and Chips at Churchill's Pub
30. Crispy Rice Cake at Michael's Genuine
31. Sweet Caroline at Mr. Good Stuff
32. Kurobata Pork Belly at Makoto
33. Shack Burger at Shake Shack
34. Mahi Sandwich at Area 31
35. Crab Cake at La Bottega by Carmen Trigueros
36. Leek Dumplings at Tropical Chinese
37. Chicharrón at El Palacio de los Jugos
38. Baked Brie en Croute at Perricone's Marketplace & Cafe
39. Local Farmer's Delight at 1500 Degrees
40. Baked Alaska at Michy's
41. Lifefood Gourmet's Raw and Vegan Vegetable Pizza
42. Pulled Pork Sandwich at Sparky's Roadside Barbecue
43. Fettuccini & Garden Mushrooms at Peacock Garden Cafe
44. Spinach Gnocchi at Cavatelli Italian Trattoria
45. Chicken and Rice Soup at Lemoni
46. Lasagna di Pesce at Mai Tardi
47. Banh Cuon at Hy Vong
48. SoBe Vegetarian Pizza at Spartico
49. Samosas at Thali Indian & Thai Cuisine
50. Carnitas Taco at Orale Taqueria Mexicana
51. Meatball at Prime Italian
52. Portobello Burger at Latin Burger
53. Ravioli di Aragosta at Caffe da Vinci
54. Grouper Ceviche at Blue Door Fish
55.Fancy Bacon Cheddar Turkey Burger at Oneburger
56. Joey Pizza at Joey's
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59. Steak Chow Fun at Gigi
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61. Duck Confit at DB Bistro Moderne
62. Seared Scallops at Bistro One LR at Ritz-Carlton South Beach
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65. Apricot Tart at Essensia at the Palms
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67. Cinnamon Bun at Solo
68. Herb-Crusted Salmon at Lulu
69. McBelly at Pubbelly
70. Queso de Cabra al Horno (Baked Goat Cheese with Tomatoes) at Tapas y Tintos
71. Tapas at Xixón
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73. Yum Yum and Earth Day Tacos at Nacho Bizness
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88. Grilled Scallops with Pickled Plum at Zuma
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99. Leek Soup at Buena Vista Deli
100. Dumplings at Chow Down Grill

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Shuckers Bar & Grill

1819 79th Str Causeway, Miami Beach, FL

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Ethan
Ethan

Are you kidding me??? Are you seriously adding frozen french fries that anybody can buy in a costco or in terms of Shuckers, Sysco.  You guys can do much better...or at least I used to think that of the New Times.  Hey, maybe next year you guys will make your magazine THAT much more smaller. 

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