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DD Trip Notes:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/16322 (2011)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/26692 (2012)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/49206 (2014)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/61082 (2015)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/72957 (2015)

Trip Reports:
@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
@srulky Mini TR for quick 3 day/2 night Jaunt down to Ft. Lauderdale/Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1354473#msg1354473
@Adam101 Chanukka '15 trip MIA & BNA https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=59271.0
@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
@Amusch low-key low-cost trip https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1413855;topicseen#msg1413855
@joe999 4 Days in Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1201938#msg1201938

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 #1290 on: February 07, 2014, 02:17:44 AM »
Tough to find in these parts :)
parts = Aventura + Boca.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1291 on: February 07, 2014, 09:37:52 AM »
House of Dog 41st Street?
99% of the time house of dogs does not have cholent. Go by you will see. If you come in Jan they say its too early in the season, come in Feb it's too late... They put it up for one week a season. My guess is to bring people in the door. Regardless they don't have cholent this week or next week. 

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« Reply #1292 on: February 07, 2014, 10:27:16 AM »
South Florida mini trip report:
Hilton beach resort in ft Lauderdale:beware staff are trained to misguide and deceive customers
In short I ordered & paid more for an ocean view junior suite but was given a side room with parcel ocean view when I went to manager showing the confermation print out stating oceanview he said u need pay more for "Ocean Front" employee at hotel hold me this is common practice at this hotel
Same story with forcing u to take valet parking at hotel for $32.95 per day "I'm quoting hotel staff again-there's no other parking anywhere around hotel with traffic enforcement going around all times giving parking tickets since u need to feed meteres every 4 hours including through out the night...
But driving back to hotel I drove around area and saw Plenty of street with no meter parking ablock away.Go Figure.
My room was filthy when I checked in had to call housekeeping to clean sticky and dirty counters and fridge.
Also hotel is not on the beach u need to cross over the main road to get to beach.
There's a koshe frozen yogurt place on the strip walking distance from hotel
House of dogs was very good but way too long of wait to order and about another half hour to get food
Beyond Shemtov on 41st/Alton Rd. always a hit anything we orderd was delicious A MUST!
Milky Cafe in south Florida a must! About 25 mins from WESTIN Diplomat.
Large large portions
Very friendly staff/owner came over to our table to make sure everything is to our liking
Makes his own dips,sauces on premises
Food was extraordinary delcious...fries are the real deal crispy with some sort of a coating,
Appetizer sampler plate had enough of each item for two.
Gnocchi in cream sauce was amazing
Rented with Enterprise with Chabad Code(Avis didn't want to honor Florida state discount code without Florida ID

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1293 on: February 07, 2014, 10:47:46 AM »

In short I ordered & paid more for an ocean view junior suite but was given a side room with parcel ocean view when I went to manager showing the confermation print out stating oceanview he said u need pay more for "Ocean Front" employee at hotel hold me this is common practice at this hotel
Same story with forcing u to take valet parking at hotel for $32.95 per day "I'm quoting hotel staff again-there's no other parking anywhere around hotel with traffic enforcement going around all times giving parking tickets since u need to feed meteres every 4 hours including through out the night...
But driving back to hotel I drove around area and saw Plenty of street with no meter parking ablock away.Go Figure.
My room was filthy when I checked in had to call housekeeping to clean sticky and dirty counters and fridge.
Also hotel is not on the beach u need to cross over the main road to get to beach.
AFAIK almost all of the hotels in the region offer "oceanview" rooms and "oceanfront" rooms. They are not the same thing, as you described. It's worth noting.

As far as the valet, yea they always rip you off. But again, that's pretty much every hotel in that region. You should've checked here first :)

And regarding the beach access- there is no hotel that is situated on the beach itself there (in ft lauderdale) due to the fact that the street (A1A) runs parallel to the beach. There isn't anything that the hotel can do about it. The closest they can be is right across the street. It can be disappointing though :(

Thanks for your trip report!

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1294 on: February 07, 2014, 04:50:05 PM »
Any body eat a Friday night meal by the caterer in Mimosa?

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1295 on: February 13, 2014, 12:12:57 AM »
Looking for a baby sitter for next week in Miami.

Anyone have a frum baby sitter that you can vouch for?

pm plz- probably not smart to post public

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« Reply #1296 on: February 13, 2014, 12:16:26 AM »
Looking for a baby sitter for next week in Miami.

Anyone have a frum baby sitter that you can vouch for?

pm plz- probably not smart to post public

Good call posting this here! I'm also looking for the same thing. Kids are 4 and 6. If anyone knows, please PM me.

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« Reply #1297 on: February 14, 2014, 06:18:48 AM »
Does anyone have any recommendations for finding a vacation home rental in the Tampa area?

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1299 on: February 15, 2014, 09:34:46 PM »
Thanks for the TR, hope to try milky cafe next time.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1300 on: February 16, 2014, 12:07:25 PM »
Milky Cafe in south Florida a must! About 25 mins from WESTIN Diplomat.
Large large portions
Very friendly staff/owner came over to our table to make sure everything is to our liking
Makes his own dips,sauces on premises
Food was extraordinary delcious...fries are the real deal crispy with some sort of a coating,
Appetizer sampler plate had enough of each item for two.
Gnocchi in cream sauce was amazing
Rented with Enterprise with Chabad Code(Avis didn't want to honor Florida state discount code without Florida ID


Where's Milky Café? I don't see it in the Wiki.
Also, I found National with the special considerably cheaper than Enterprise with Chabad. Am I missing something? I need the car 3/13-17. Thanks
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1301 on: February 16, 2014, 12:12:11 PM »
Where's Milky Café? I don't see it in the Wiki.
Also, I found National with the special considerably cheaper than Enterprise with Chabad. Am I missing something? I need the car 3/13-17. Thanks
Milky Cafe
http://www.milkycafe.com/
4579 N Pine Island Rd, Lauderhill 33351
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(954) 533-5325
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1302 on: February 16, 2014, 12:54:51 PM »
I don't see it in the Wiki.
Updated.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1303 on: February 19, 2014, 09:15:19 PM »
Is the frieze still kosher? Their recording says their open shabbos. .

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1304 on: February 19, 2014, 09:21:26 PM »
Is the frieze still kosher? Their recording says their open shabbos. .
kosher doesnt mean it has to be jewish owned... ie kosher dunkin donuts are open on shabbos