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@Yehuda's 1st trip to Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=63986.0
@Yehuda Miami Weekend Getaway at SRBH https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=100169.0
@Alexsei Surfside 2018 https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1896122#msg1896122
@Alexsei Surfside/Bay Harbor 2019 https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg2055841#msg2055841
@jj1000 ideal foodie oriented day in Miami based on what I've had/done so far https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1387809;topicseen#msg1387809
@BOOKY trip report for Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1062268;topicseen#msg1062268
@jack Short trip report https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg745120;topicseen#msg745120
@Chachem Balaileh South Florida mini trip report https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg726747;topicseen#msg726747
@dealfinder85 somewhat of a TR https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1059208#msg1059208
@JayR 3 Days In Florida https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=50450.msg1088383#msg1088383
@AJK Labor Day Hop https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=55342.0
@twentie4hrs Miami Beach for a Relaxing 4 days (Including Shabbos) https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=59239.0
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@mgoldhammer18 A different kind of trip to Miami beach https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=61518.0
@shnoz Quick TR from N Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg790875;topicseen#msg790875
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Hotels

41st and Collins Area
Four Points by Sheraton (category 5) (Shabbos friendly)
Lexington
Courtyard by Marriott
Holiday Inn
Best Western Atlantic Beach Resort
Fontainebleau
Eden Roc
Alexander
Confidante (Hyatt)

Bal Harbour/Surfside/Bay harbor - Walking Distance To Shul
hotels in walking distance to shul:

Surfside:
Residence Inn by Marriott $$ (confirmed shabbos friendly)
Four Seasons $$$ Ocean front hotel
Sun Harbour Boutique Hotel $$
Grand Beach Surfside $$ Ocean front hotel
Grand Beach Surfside West $$

Bal Harbour:
St Regis $$$ Ocean front hotel
Ritz Carlton $$$ Ocean front hotel
Bal Harbour Quarzo $$ inter-coastal front hotel
Sea View $$ Ocean front hotel

Bay Harbour:
Grand beach Bay Harbour $$ inter-coastal front hotel
TRYP by Wyhndam $
The Landon $

Aventura
Turnberry Isle Resort (Marriott)

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


Fort Lauderdale
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and Spa
W Fort Lauderdale
Hyatt Place
Hyatt House

Boca
Waldorf Astoria
Boca Hilton Suites


Rent a villa/apartment
horarentals.com
floridakoshervilla.com
northmiamirental.com
northmiamivilla.com
lxure.com
reservekosher.com
flamingokosher.com
motelchai.com


 
Miami Kosher Restaurants 

map with kosher restaurants under Kosher Miami
http://koshermiami.org/
41st and Collins Area
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotes
Miami Beach’s Chocolate Dairy  $$$                                                          
Lenny’s Pizza                      Dairy      $      Yes                                             Multipule Locations   
Asi’s Grill                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Carlos & Gabby's                      Meat      $      Yes                                                     
Grill House                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
MONTEFIORE CAFE              Dairy      ???      Yes                                               
17 Restaurant & Sushi Bar        Dairy      $$$                                                  
Tasti Cafe              Dairy Not CY      ???      Yes                                               
Bagel Time              Dairy      $      Yes                                             off 41st street, on Alton Rd. 
Asi’s Grill                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Kikar Tel Aviv                      Meat      ???           ???                                          Shabbos Meals



Bal Harbor / Surfside / Bay Harbor
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotesCertificationOnline Ordering
Cine Cite Cafe Dairy  $$YesClick HereCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelOKUberEats
Nona Pizza And Bakery (New 2019) Dairy  $$???Cholov Yisroel / Pas Yisroel??????
Cafe Vert              Dairy   $$Yes Click HereCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelOKEat24
Rustiko Dairy  $$Could Work Click Here   KMChowNow
26 Sushi& Tapas        Dairy   $$$YesClick Here   KMUberEats
Serendipity Yogurt Cafe    Dairy  $YesClick Here    KMUberEats
Yossi's Out Of Home Pizza Dairy  $YesClick HereCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelTheShulCall/WA (786) 352-1913
Rachel's Baked Goods & Dips Parve  $YesClick HereFree Delivery???Call/Text (786) 447-9809
Harbor Grill                      Meat   $$$No                                   KM???
Harbor Bistro                      Meat   $$$NoClick Here    KMEat24 pickup Only
Kosh                  Meat   $$$NoClick Here    KM???
Chai Wok                  Meat   $$YesClick Here    KMUberEats/GrubHub/ChowNow/Eat24
The Backyard BBQ & Brew                      Meat   $$$Yes Click Here   KM???
The Carrot                      Meat   $$???                                  KMUberEats/GrubHub/Eat24
Chez Rene Et Gabin Bal Harbour Meat $$Yes                                 KMUberEats
Meat Bar (New 2019) Meat ??????                                 ??????
Surf-n-sides Meat $$                                 MDKComing Soon
Mesa Bal Harbour        Meat/Sushi   $$$No                                  OKPickup only
Rolling Pin Bakery              Parve   $Yes                                  StarK???
Kosherland+Maven baker Grocery bakery and deli???Yes                               Shabbos Packages+Free Hot PlateKMDeli Has online ordering
Newtime Catering Meat   ??????                               Takeout/Shabbos MealsKM
BON Chocolatier Bay Harbor Parve $$???Click HereVegan Chocolate BoutiqueKMPickUp Only

Shabbos Meals in Bal Harbour/Surfside
  • Kosher Kingdom Takeout (15 drive)
  • KosherLand Takeout (free hotplate)
  • Esti Englander - Pickup in NMB (305) 502-4611
  • Backyard BBQ Friday Night Meal Service
  • Kosh Friday Night Meal Service
  • Mesa Friday Night Meal Service
  • Chez Rene Friday Night Meal Service
  • For Shabbat day people usually eat in the SHUL

Shabbos Friendly Hotels in Bal Harbour/Surfside
  • Residence Inn Surfside

Aventura/North Miami Beach/Sunny Isles
Name Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotesCertificationOnline Ordering
Fresko Dairy     $$$                                                          
China Bistro                      Meat      $$$              No                                             
Dixie BBQ    Meat     $      Yes                                               
Foozo    Dairy     $      Yes                                               
Fuego                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Grill Time                        Meat      ???      Yes                                                     
Mozart Grill                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Holy Bagel              Parve/Dairy      ???      Yes                                               
Soho Asian Grill        Meat      ???                                                  
Mozart Cafe              Dairy      $$      Yes                                               
The Frieze              Dairy Not CY      ???      Yes                                               
Vgan    Vegan     $$                                                     
Grand Cafe              Dairy Not CY      ???      Yes                                             Stirling Road- Hollywood, Israeli breakfast joint 


Boca Raton
Name StylePrice    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotesCertificationOnline Ordering
Mozart CafeDairy. 4/5$$???     Nice outdoor area tooORB???
Jon's Place (pizza)Dairy$Yes     ---???
Pita N GoDairy 4.5/5??????     They currently have a unreliable hechsher according to R Goldberg of BRS/ORB??????
BOCA BAGEL FACTORY CAFEDairy 4/5??????     ORB???
MenchiesDairy 5/5??????Incredible non C'Y frozen yogurt??????
AsiaMeat. 4/5$$???     ORB???
Boca GrillMeat??????     ORB???
Century GrillMeat 4/5??????     ORB???
Orchid's Garden ChineseMeat 4/5??????     ??????
Butcher Block GrillMeat 4/5$$$???     ORB???
Ditmas Kitchen BocaMeat&Sushi??????     ORB???

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

Hollywood
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotesCertificationOnline Ordering
Mozart Cafe (open till 2 AM), Kid Friendly, $$.
Levy's, Kid Friendly, $$.
L'chaim Asian Cuisine & Steakhouse, Kid Friendly, $.
Sara's Pizza
Grand Cafe (not CY)
Pita Plus


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


Fort Lauderdale
Cafe Emunah (next door to chabad)



Supermarkets

41st and Collins Area
Kastner's Market
Kosher Price Market. 460 West 41st St. (305) 763-8524

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


Aventura
Sara's Tent -Aventura
Kosher Kingdom - Aventura


Hollywood


Fort Lauderdale


Boca
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
Seaquarium
Jungle Island
Lincoln Road Mall
Bal Harbour Shops
Aventura Mall
Sawgrass Mills outlets - Ft. Lauderdale
Lion Country Safari
rent bikes
watersports
Gulfstream
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Segway
Kayak or canoe
Hanglidng
Scuba diving by the keys

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

1. Backyard BBQ (New chef in mid 2017 totally new menu): Burnt ends, 2nd cut brisket, Dinosaur Rib, BBQ Sundae, BBQ Burger, Lemon/Apple/Smores desserts.

2. Fuego: Flatbreads are a must, then the back ribs, pastrami egg rolls, smores dessert, perfect date drink are good. (Update March 2017, the app chef and bbq chef isn't there anymore and the quality has been spotty from recent reviews.)

3. 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.

4. Zak The Baker. Menu changes too often to recommend stuff. Not Cholov Yisroel.

5. Kosh: Chocolate souffle and korean beef with extra sauce are good.

6. 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.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1230 on: January 30, 2014, 07:39:53 AM »
the Sheraton suites was a great, low cost SPG place with a bedroom , bathro and a sleep sofa in the room that you first walk into - for your 2 boys.

They have either 2 q or a king in the master,
Chisaron is that the bathroom is in he master, so if your boys are out of diapers they need to go into ur room for bathroom.
Chisaron #2 is that it's more north - past ft Lauderdale or nearby -
Shuls are a bit of a drive, but Euro Fusion, Cafe Emunah, etc.. all good.

Also it's set up that when kids are asleep you can go down to the bar and the rooms/halls are all open air so you can see all 6-8 floors - Nice fountain, stream with fish and turtles in lobby and near bar -
A free trip for the kids..
hard to explain layout , but prob on their site or I can post pics:
4,000 SPG per night :)
Place is called Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek
Def will check it out. Thanks

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1231 on: January 30, 2014, 11:09:58 AM »
Will be in south beach soon. I'm looking for a minyan shachris at about 8:30. Any suggestions?

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1232 on: January 30, 2014, 12:04:39 PM »
Will be in south beach soon. I'm looking for a minyan shachris at about 8:30. Any suggestions?
here is Chabad of South Beach.
prob have a minyan:
http://www.chabad.org/centers/default_cdo/aid/269232/jewish/Chabad-in-South-Beach.htm

Their website shows 5:30 Mincha: http://www.chabadinsouthbeach.com/
i see a 7:45 shacharis and breakfast..
cool map of all locations here - maybe a nearby shul/chabad house has an 8 or 8:30 : http://www.chabad.org/centers/default_cdo/city/Miami%20Beach/state/Florida/country/USA/jewish/Chabad-Lubavitch.htm

this place looks closest - As many Yshivas, Zals, and Mesivtas, they may have an 8:30/8:45 minyan 
Call: 17330 Northwest 7th Avenue • Miami, FL 33169 • 305-653-8770
http://www.lecfl.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/243685/jewish/Yeshiva-Gedolah-Rabbinical-College.htm
we did that near Coral Springs once - davened with mesivta at 8:45 -  had to drive, but was better than a 7:00am shacharis.
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1233 on: January 30, 2014, 12:06:08 PM »
Thanx!

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1234 on: January 31, 2014, 04:45:29 AM »

here is Chabad of South Beach. 
prob have a minyan:
http://www.chabad.org/centers/default_cdo/aid/269232/jewish/Chabad-in-South-Beach.htm

Their website shows 5:30 Mincha: http://www.chabadinsouthbeach.com/ 
i see a 7:45 shacharis and breakfast..
cool map of all locations here - maybe a nearby shul/chabad house has an 8 or 8:30 : http://www.chabad.org/centers/default_cdo/city/Miami%20Beach/state/Florida/country/USA/jewish/Chab
ad-Lubavitch.htm

this place looks closest - As many Yshivas, Zals, and Mesivtas, they may have an 8:30/8:45 minyan  
Call: 17330 Northwest 7th Avenue • Miami, FL 33169 • 305-653-8770
http://www.lecfl.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/243685/jewish/Yeshiva-Gedolah-Rabbinical-College.htm
we did that near Coral Springs once - davened with mesivta at 8:45 -  had to drive, but was better than a 7:00am shacharis.

How can the last one be the closest if it's in Miami, FL and not even in Miami Beach? Coral Springs is a half hour drive from south beach, he's better off davening in the 41st Street area that is a 10 min drive.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1235 on: January 31, 2014, 08:39:42 AM »
How can the last one be the closest if it's in Miami, FL and not even in Miami Beach? Coral Springs is a half hour drive from south beach, he's better off davening in the 41st Street area that is a 10 min drive.
on the map, that spot looked closest to the south beach spot.
Coral Springs looked further.
He can choose whatever links he'd like,
however, I'd recommend calling in advance if it is a mesivta -
while it's never been an issue for me, there may be a school one day that doesn't permit people 'off the street' to join/enter building - for safety/security reasons..
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1236 on: January 31, 2014, 10:17:41 AM »
Going to be in Miami for 4 nights with 2 little kids. Any recommendations as Where to stay? -decent place. Probably suite with 2 rooms have points to burn. Would spend up to about 250 per night too if needed.  after all my searching I'm just confused by now.
If your going with your children & will need more than one room why don't you rent a house in North Miami Beach with a private pool?

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1237 on: January 31, 2014, 10:53:04 AM »
If your going with your children & will need more than one room why don't you rent a house in North Miami Beach with a private pool?
+1
that's true for his $250 per night budget; would love a private pool.
You have a link for that?

Or, for free (4,000 spg points per night) they can get a 2 room suite with outdoor pool,
fitness room, bar, and indoor stream.. def more budget accomodations, but we managed to spend $100+
on dinner each night..  ;)
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1238 on: February 01, 2014, 03:00:40 PM »
on the map, that spot looked closest to the south beach spot.
Coral Springs looked further.
He can choose whatever links he'd like,
however, I'd recommend calling in advance if it is a mesivta -
while it's never been an issue for me, there may be a school one day that doesn't permit people 'off the street' to join/enter building - for safety/security reasons..

The Lubavitch yeshiva on 15th and Alton should have a minyan around that time.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1239 on: February 01, 2014, 10:44:24 PM »
What are the recommended family friendly restaurants? Fort Lauderdale and Miami

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1240 on: February 01, 2014, 10:51:44 PM »
What are the recommended family friendly restaurants? Fort Lauderdale and Miami
look in the wiki.
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1241 on: February 01, 2014, 11:16:42 PM »
Which are good to bring kids to? Considering cost and atmosphere

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1242 on: February 02, 2014, 12:05:15 AM »
Which are good to bring kids to? Considering cost and atmosphere
pita hut (meat) and shem tovs (dairy) in miami

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1243 on: February 02, 2014, 12:14:50 AM »
Which are good to bring kids to? Considering cost and atmosphere
we liked Cafe Emunah, too - in Fort Lauderdale
Delicious food and amazing desserts. (Desserts were pricey at $10 each, but fresh, rich, and memorable)
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1244 on: February 02, 2014, 12:24:41 AM »
Is there a heimeshe car service or something that can take my wife and 2.kids from mia to the days Inn 41st area? Tia!