Ten Best Comfort Food Dishes in Miami

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Carina Ost
Crabby melt.
Have you ever experienced real culinary comfort? The kind of food that gives you a hug and reminds you of home and family, speaking to your heart as well as your taste buds?

Comfort foods vary, but the ones with cheese, carbs, grease, meat, fat, salt and/or sugar reign supreme. They touch that soft spot and send you to the comfort zone. Here are the ten best in Miami.

See also: Miami's Ten Best Late-Night Eats

Carina Ost
Sweet innocence.
10. Cookies and milk at Swine Southern Table & Bar
We weren't all blessed with a family that would provide milk and cookies as an after-school snack. Have no fear -- Swine can make up for it in adulthood with homemade Oreos and bourbon-spiked milk ($10). The black-and-white sandwich cookies come filled with white chocolate, and you can wash away the embarrassing black crumbs (and your troubles) with ice-cold bourbon milk sipped through a swirled chocolate straw. Still not feeling better? Strawberries and a dark chocolate dipping sauce sweeten the deal.

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Emily Codik
Cheap chicken.
9. Fried chicken at Joe's Takeaway
If you associate Joe's only with fancy waiters, stone crabs, and key lime pie, head to the neighboring gourmet to-go shop. A fried half-chicken costs only $5.95. When you are looking for comfort, a bucket of KFC, an eight-piece box from Publix, or Krispy Krunchy's "crack chicken" will do. However, Joe's has the best seasoned breading and crisp exterior combined with moist interior. It is also a fraction of the price of other food at Joe's, so you can be comforted by the same great quality with more padding in your wallet.

Location Info

Swine Southern Table & Bar

2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Joe's Takeaway

11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


2003 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Blue Collar

6730 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Fireman Derek's World-Famous Pies

2600 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Federal Food Drink & Provisions

5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Crackers Casual Dining

78 Canal St., Miami Springs, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sweet Dogs

4749 SW 8th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Ms. Cheezious

Various locations/Food truck, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Marcela M Rubio
Marcela M Rubio

Michelle Miller the Hobo Frito Pie made the list. Gotta go!

Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos

Complete B.S. Very biased. La Carreta or Palacio de los Jugos blows any one of those away for comfort food by far. And you know it.

Lais Villamur
Lais Villamur

Rafael Moret as soon as these 60 days are over it's going down!

Rafael Moret
Rafael Moret

Lais Villamur hot dogs with mac and cheese and grilled cheese and crab

chuck.strouse moderator editor

JC, Interesting.What dishes?

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