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41st and Collins Area
Four Points by Sheraton (category 5) (Shabbos friendly) (To become Category 4 March 1, 2016)
Courtyard by Marriott
Holiday Inn
Best Western Atlantic Beach Resort
Eden Roc

Bal Harbour/Surfside
St Regis

Turnberry Isle Resort (Marriott)

Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa (Leaving SPG 10/30/14)

Fort Lauderdale
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and Spa
W Fort Lauderdale

Waldorf Astoria
Boca Hilton Suites

Rent a villa/apartment


41st and Collins Area
Shemtov's Pizza (Dairy)
Miami Beach Chocolates (Dairy)
House of Dog (Meat)
Rare Bistro (Meat) (also offers eat in Shabbos meals)
Lenny's (Pizza) (They have Multiple locations)
Asi's Grill
Carlos & Gabby's
Grill House (Meat)
17 Restaurant and Sushi Bar (Dairy)
Tasti Cafe (Dairy/not CY)
Bagel Time (Dairy) -off 41st street, on Alton Rd.
Kikar Tel Aviv, for eat in Shabbos meals

Bal Harbour/Surfside
Cine Citta Cafe (Dairy)
Kosh (Meat)
Harbour Grill (Meat)
26 Sushi & Tapas – (dairy restaurant)
B&H Pizza (lunch, dinner, delivery & takeout)
Café Vert (dairy breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
The Backyard BBQ & Brew (meat restaurant)
Rolling Pin Bakery (parve)
Serendipity Yogurt Cafe (Dairy. Not everything is CY)
Newtime Catering (Takeout food, Shabbos and Yom Tov Meals)

Aventura/North Miami Beach/Sunny Isles
China Bistro (Meat)
Foozo (Dairy)
Fresko (Dairy)
Fuego (Meat) moved to aventure
Grill Time (Meat)
Mozart Cafe -multiple locations (Dairy)
Mozart Grill (Meat)
Soho Asian Grill (Meat)
Holy Bagel (dairy) (fast food style inexpensive)

The Frieze -Dairy (non cholov yisroe) Ice Cream and parve Sorbet
Grand Cafe -Stirling Road- Hollywood (Israeli breakfast joint, not c"Y )

Lauderhill/Coral Springs

Milky Cafe - 4579 N Pine Island Rd, Lauderhill 33351 (At 44th St)
(954) 533-5325

Sunrise Pita - 2680 N University Dr, Sunrise, FL 33322
(954) 748-0090

Boca Raton
Asia (Meat. 3.5/5)
Mozart Cafe (Dairy. 4/5. Nice outdoor area too)
Jon's Place (pizza)
Pita N Go 4.5/5
Boca Kosher Bagel (Dairy 4/5)
Boca Grill
Century Grill (Meat 4/5)
Menchies (Dairy. 5/5. Incredible non C'Y frozen yogurt)
Orchid's Garden Chinese (Meat 4/5)
Butcher Block Grill (Meat 4/5)

Butcher Block Grill, Asia, and Mozart are adjacent to each other at the Fountains Center at Camino Real.

Mozart Cafe (open till 2 AM)
L'chaim Asian Cuisine & Steakhouse
Sara's Pizza
Grand Cafe (not CY)
Pita Plus

Fort Lauderdale
Cafe Emunah (next door to chabad)


41st and Collins Area
Kastner's Market

Bal Harbour/Surfside
Kosher land
Publix (regular big supermarket - Some Kosher items are available)

Sara's Tent -Aventura
Kosher Kingdom - Aventura


Fort Lauderdale

Kosher Marketplace , with full take out
22191 North Powerline Road, (561) 391-3318
Winn-Dixie (Kosher take-out, bakery,meat,fish,pizza, large kosher section)
7024 Beracasa Way, (561) 368-5442

Delray Beach
Glick's Kosher Market, with full take out - now under ORB
7351 W. Atlantic Avenue, (561) 637-5771

Things to do
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Miami Zoo
Jungle Island
Lincoln Road Mall
Bal Harbour Shops
Aventura Mall
Sawgrass Mills outlets - Ft. Lauderdale
Lion Country Safari
rent bikes
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Kayak or canoe
Scuba diving by the keys

JJ1000's list of top restaurants and dishes in Miami:

1. Fuego: Flatbreads are a must, then the back ribs, pastrami egg rolls, smores dessert, perfect date drink are good.

2. 26: Sushi pizza is  a must I prefer it with baked salmon, then the Passion Mojito, Sushi Teriyaki tempuraed, Cilantro Aioli dip and truffle fires, all of their soups are good.

3. Zak The Baker. Menu changes too often to recommend stuff.

4. Kosh: Chocolate souffle is good.

5. Foozo: Foozolis, the caprese foozoli with extra balsamic sauce, their pastas are good as well.

Also notable unique places are The Freeze which makes ices, serendipity makes ice cream (there is one next door to ZTB now), and Miami Beach Chocolates turtles and bark.
« Last edited by jj1000 on December 21, 2016, 02:29:54 PM »

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #6180 on: April 08, 2017, 11:22:33 PM »
Is there a store in the Bal Harbor or aventura area that sells a hotplate ?
If yes around how much?
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« Reply #6181 on: April 08, 2017, 11:43:48 PM »
Is there a store in the Bal Harbor or aventura area that sells a hotplate ?
If yes around how much?
probably the kosher supermarket. Sarah's tent has it as well.  I don't know the prices but don't expect it to be cheap

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« Reply #6183 on: April 19, 2017, 01:12:50 PM »
Couple questions - going to be in Miami in December for 3 nights, and contemplating using my 3 Ritz nights. Options I see are RC Ft. Lauderdale or Coconut Grove? Has anyone stayed at either of these that might have a preference of one over another (with a Gold account)? Also, which would be better for kids, in terms of pool (hopefully if weather is nice) or activities. Also, which would be more accessible to Kosher food (only kid friendly so don't need upscale).