Ten Best Dining Counters in Miami

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Ain't no counter long enough.
We all know the appeal of your designated stool at a bar where everybody knows your name, but the enjoyment of the perfect counter is often overlooked. When you get spectacular food coupled with a peek into the kitchen, a chat with the chef, and so much more beyond a typical dining experience, it is truly magical.

When you don't want to be isolated at a table or are dining solo, counters and bars are a saving grace. Some counters are just for standing, others offer free bites, and some come with sage chefs.

Here we count down the ten best counters in Miami to get your food on.

See also: Best of Miami 2014: Here are Some of the People That Made Food Great

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The dudes behind the counter.
10. Blackbrick
If you were ever told that you don't want to see the kitchen of your favorite Chinese restaurant, at Blackbrick you most certainly do. Richard Hales and his 63-year-old chef from Hong Kong, Ivan, work their magic with farm-fresh produce hitting the sizzling wok. If you sit at the counter in the back, you can watch them dazzle while they watch you enjoying their creations. It is a healthy give-and-take relationship with the blurred lines of the counter.

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Stick to the oyster bar.
9. The River Seafood and Oyster Bar
Leave it to the River to carry the ocean's treasures. Take a seat at the oyster bar and expect to be wowed. If you want to get into a better mood, head there for happy hour, grab a dozen, and slide those babies down your gullet. A seat at this special counter reminds you that when life hands you oysters, shuck it! (That pearl of wisdom is a freebie.)

Location Info

Blackbrick

3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar

650 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Islas Canarias

285 NW 27th Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

S&S Diner

1757 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sushi Deli

1412 79th St. Causeway, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Josh's Delicatessen and Appetizing

9517 Harding Ave., Surfside, FL

Category: Restaurant

La Sandwicherie

229 14th St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

La Camaronera Fish Market

1952 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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24 comments
Frank Castle
Frank Castle

now this is a good article, le sanwichie is excellent, been there acouple of times

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Myles Cypen
Myles Cypen

Luncheon Counters of the Third Kind.

jkranites
jkranites

I have eaten at La Sandwicherie with French friends, and it is rally the best on South Beach. highly recommend

Johanna Cardoza
Johanna Cardoza

Aura Barahona I've been to some of these already but yeap down!

Emily Scott
Emily Scott

What they said was true, If you get it to go it's just not the same. Vittorio Lino Levi Damien Damian Doss

Vittorio Lino Levi
Vittorio Lino Levi

I haven't even looked at the article. They're just the best, dude! That's it. Emily Scott

Sean Drake
Sean Drake

Gigi Miami should have been in this list

marcpink13
marcpink13

You should have had El Rey De Las Fritas on 8 st and 18 ave. Delicious fritas by way of counter.

mokilynn
mokilynn

Gigi counter late night is the best tho. 

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