Miami Residents Dine Out the Most in South Florida; Romeo's Cafe, Nobu Have Highest Check Average

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Survey says: Romeo's Cafe is pricey.
It's official. Miamians dine out in restaurants more often than our neighbors in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

According to a survey on, a website that tracks consumer spending by analyzing credit card data, Miami residents eat at restaurants 21 percent more often than the U.S. average.

The data was complied from "billions of anonymous, aggregated credit card transactions" from households with at least five restaurant receipts in the past three years, excluding fast food outlets and bars. Cities were then ranked based on the average restaurant check.

While Miami ranked in at 21 percent above the national average, Boca Raton was hot on our heels at 19 percent. Our friends in Fort Lauderdale came in below the national average at -4, and Hollywood averaged -17 percent.

Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, came in at just the national average, with Dallas residents topping the list by dining out 91 percent more on average than any other city in the U.S.

A few more fun facts from the website shows the highest average restaurant check in Miami is Romeo's Cafe, with an average credit card check of $278, followed closely by Nobu Miami Beach with an average check of $244. On the flip side, Carrals on Biscayne was ranked as one of the lowest priced restaurants in Miami, with an average of $5.

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Location Info

Romeo's Cafe

2257 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Nobu Miami Beach

1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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who wants to go to a restaurant in Coral Gables...full of people not exciting enough to visit SOBE or Miami downtown places like DB Modern, Zuma & Il Gabbiano. 


Wtf is going on here? Both of those places are shit, just like 80% of the bullshit restaurants you will eat at here. Go eat some canned soup, you make me sick....


You will absolutely score on the first date if you take her to Romeo's Cafe.


Romeo's Cafe, seriously???Never even heard of that place...


Thankfully, not every one in Miami is a 20-something or someone who wishes they were still a 20-something. Romeo's Cafe is old school and not likely to appeal to the hipster crowd. The new places, especially DB Bistro Moderne, are perfectly fine spots, but not necessarily destined for long-lives.

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