Fourth of July Fireworks and Fare: Where to Dine and Watch the Big Shows

Categories: Holidays

Photo by Laine Doss
Fireworks from the Rusty Pelican.
On Fourth of July, nearly every city in South Florida celebrates with spectacular fireworks in the evening.

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.

See also: Fourth of July Cocktails: A Toast to Our Founding Fathers

Photo by Laine Doss
Lure Fishbar
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.

Courtesy of The Hotel of South Beach
Rooftop deck fireworks viewing.
The Hotel of South Beach
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.

Location Info

Rusty Pelican

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL

Category: Restaurant

Biscayne Tavern

146 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Florida Cookery

1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Hotel of South Beach

801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Lure Fishbar

1601 Collins Avenue., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bayside Marketplace

401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: General

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