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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 Beachís Chocolate Dairy  $$$                                                          
Lennyís Pizza                      Dairy      $      Yes                                             Multipule Locations   
Asiís Grill                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Carlos & Gabby's                      Meat      $      Yes                                                     
Grill House                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
MONTEFIORE CAFE              Dairy      ???      Yes                                               
17 Restaurant & Sushi Bar        Dairy      $$$                                                  
Tasti Cafe              Dairy Not CY      ???      Yes                                               
Bagel Time              Dairy      $      Yes                                             off 41st street, on Alton Rd. 
Asiís 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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« Reply #1380 on: March 04, 2014, 11:26:02 AM »
Sushi wise, fresco gets my vote + united milage dining double dip!
Will have to try it out!
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1381 on: March 04, 2014, 11:27:28 AM »
I'm not a PG fan either.
If I wanted a group dinner I'd crash a wedding.
I agree.

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« Reply #1382 on: March 04, 2014, 11:28:28 AM »
IME HoD was really good! Got burgers not dogs, and they were the best I ever had.

Rare was incredible, IMO it competes w any steakhouse in NYC, even Mikes.

Grill Time doesn't even come Remotely close! Food was bland. (Baby chicken and Beef Skewers)

Euro Fusion was an lackluster experience for me, but to be fair I got the Eggplant Parmesan w/o the Parmesan. The blooming onion was pretty good, but I think Dougies (Catskills) sauce is better.
1. No way are the burgers comparable to ABC, Milt's, or Clubhouse A"H.
But they're good.

2. I did enjoy rare, but better than Mike's?

3. But they give you freeeeee salads, it's amaaaaaaaazing...

4. Maybe next time get the Parmesan without the Eggplant?
Did you get the sushi at Euro Fusion?
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« Reply #1383 on: March 04, 2014, 11:29:55 AM »
1. No way are the burgers comparable to ABC, Milt's, or Clubhouse A"H.
But they're good.

2. I did enjoy rare, but better than Mike's?

3. But they give you freeeeee salads, it's amaaaaaaaazing...

4. Maybe next time get the Parmesan without the Eggplant?
Did you get the sushi at Euro Fusion?
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1384 on: March 04, 2014, 11:34:00 AM »
Grill Time doesn't even come Remotely close! Food was bland. (Baby chicken and Beef Skewers)

Grill Time had great Korean Steak.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1385 on: March 04, 2014, 12:30:00 PM »
I was not a big fan of HOD, but I can't judge because I'm not a huge burger or hot dog guy.

Not a major fan either but it was a fun meal and something different from the typical restaurant experience.
IMHO definitely worth trying, but wouldn't write a major review on what to order or how "amazing" the food was.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1386 on: March 04, 2014, 12:36:30 PM »
Does HG still charge the mandatory 18% tip with the new 2014 tax laws meant to end that practice?
Be sure to watch out as they also leave the tip line blank on the CC slip and have recommended tips listed even though they already put the tip into the bill.

Then again this is the same place that charges 18% tip by default on pickup orders, lies about frozen non-homemade food, and stacks their tables so that you're practically eating on top of strangers.



In my experience, all the Kosher places in Surfside try pulling the same shtick. They only take off the charge if you notice

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Vile.
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« Reply #1388 on: March 04, 2014, 03:30:37 PM »
Btw, Euro Fusion also has great prices.
We had a family lunch there this past Sunday and the bill was ~$20 per person. And we don't order cheaply ;)

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1389 on: March 04, 2014, 06:57:22 PM »
Will have to try it out!

I was really not impressed with Fresco at all.  Service was terrible, food was mediocre... They have a mandatory 18% tip for parties of 2(!!)+.

In contrast, we really enjoyed Euro Fusion- food was fantastic, service was great!

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1390 on: March 04, 2014, 07:43:06 PM »
Btw, Euro Fusion also has great prices.
We had a family lunch there this past Sunday and the bill was ~$20 per person. And we don't order cheaply ;)
Was just there this morning and paid 65 for breakfast and lunch for 3 people.
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1391 on: March 04, 2014, 08:07:35 PM »
In Fll waiting for my flight back  :-\
Just a quick TR.
Stayed in th westin diplomat hollywood fl. Got a Great room with ocean view and club access for 18,700 points 1st night, second night no club access was 16,000. Hotel is unbelievable gets a five star rating from me,everything about it is simply amazing etc.etc..... Club lounge is great  amazing terraces with views and some kosher food like bagels etc... (ask to see certificate for bagels )they told me lox was kosher as well. they have paper plates and cutlery available. Didnt have enough points for lounge second day. Food -we ate in rare two thumbs downn :-[ :-[
The waiter tries to push you to the most expensive steak and to buy sides as well etc...i got so fed up just ordered a burger wasn't good at all,wings and popcorn chicken were decent as well as the salad. Motzart cafe is good pizza and sushi were great, pasta wasn't.
The winner hands down was fresko We ate there twice everything was simply delicious
Crab salad wrap,3 or 4 cheese pizza, sushi, salmon burger, are all just amazing goat cheese salad is particularly fantastic!!!!!!
Highly recommended (no i don't own this place or know who does).
Grill time was good got the rib eye, it was great! wife got the kids burger was good as well. I didnt particularly care for the free salads.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #1392 on: March 04, 2014, 08:15:29 PM »
Also seeing lebron go off for 61 is pretty cool!
waching the game live my wife commented, the game just looks so easy for him.
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« Reply #1393 on: March 04, 2014, 08:20:23 PM »
Mmm love me some Fresko!
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« Reply #1394 on: March 04, 2014, 08:24:26 PM »
So if I have two dinners, one lunch, and one brunch, where would you recommend, assuming I am going to HoD for the lunch?

Figure Fresko for brunch, HG for one dinner, EF for another dinner?

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