Fourth of July Fireworks and Fare: Where to Dine and Watch the Big Shows
While grabbing a blanket and packing a picnic is fun, sometimes you just want to watch the fireworks at a restaurant, cocktail in hand. Whether you head to these restaurants before the big show or stay for an intimate view of the colorful night sky, these are the restaurants (and one boat) with the best fireworks-watching deals in Miami.
Photo by Laine Doss
Before heading to the beach to watch the fireworks, stop at Lure Fishbar for some traditional Independence Day seafood. Specials include steamed shrimp with charred lemon ($15.50) and grilled lobster with chili-garlic butter, grilled corn and fingerling potatoes ($24). For dessert, try their take on all-American apple pie -- made into an empanada and served with maple whipped cream ($11 for four). The restaurant opens at 6 p.m. for dinner.
The Hotel of South Beach
Courtesy of The Hotel of South Beach Rooftop deck fireworks viewing.
A rooftop barbecue complete with live DJ starts at 7 p.m., so you can enjoy your favorite grilled items and a few cocktails before having a prime view for the fireworks that start at 9 p.m.
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL
146 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL
1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL
801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
1601 Collins Avenue., Miami Beach, FL
401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL