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http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/16322 (2011)
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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
Winn Dixie - 20417 Biscayne Blvd, 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 #9795 on: November 21, 2019, 07:25:15 AM »
Look at the Quarzo hotel Bal Harbour.

Or Airbnb.
Quarzo looks amazing! Thanks for the suggestion. Do you know anyone who has gone for shabbos and/or whether or not it has any shabbos issues?

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Quarzo looks amazing! Thanks for the suggestion. Do you know anyone who has gone for shabbos and/or whether or not it has any shabbos issues?
I know once guy that loves it for shabbos, but no details. Sorry. Let me know if you end up there, might have a DO that shabbos :)
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« Reply #9797 on: November 21, 2019, 03:04:42 PM »
Marriott villas at Doral. Out of town a little but you're getting a whole nice apartment for your certificate. Right next to Trump International Doral.

Anyone know how this is possible i thought the certificate only works for places that are up to 35k a night.?

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Any ideas of a nice place within 6 hours of Miami Beach that would be a good place for the weekend? I have 3 days off and could use 35k a night at Marriott also have some Hyatt but not as much...

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« Reply #9799 on: November 21, 2019, 07:52:46 PM »
Anyone know how this is possible i thought the certificate only works for places that are up to 35k a night.?
That's right, so what is your question?

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Where are good places for kids around Boca area that are cheap or free? I know about Sugar Sand Park..

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Any ideas of a nice place within 6 hours of Miami Beach that would be a good place for the weekend? I have 3 days off and could use 35k a night at Marriott also have some Hyatt but not as much...
Key West, Orlando, Cape Canaveral, Sanibel Island, st augustine all great spots. Lots of other options.
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Key West, Orlando, Cape Canaveral, Sanibel Island, st augustine all great spots. Lots of other options.
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Does anyone have a recent review JW Marriot Miami Brickell? Does anyone have info on the renovations there?

How about Marriot Biscayne Bay?

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« Reply #9804 on: November 25, 2019, 02:34:26 PM »
Hi never been to Miami and looking for some advice i read the wiki but looking for some advice from the locals.  Planning on trip to Miami during mid winter break with my 4 boys from Thur to motze shabbos but not sure where to stay.  My goal is to be next to  preferably a sephardic shul(especially for shabbat) but cost is a factor.   Should I look to rent a house with a pool(but prices look to be north of $300 per night?), stay in a hotel(I have marriot points, IHG, hilton)?

The advantage of a house is the private pool as hotel pools may be packed and mixed etc...?


any advice on my housing options? which part of Miami etc...?

also landing in FLL at about 844 a.m. any shot at finding a sharachit minyan?
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Any shuls with an earlier mincha minyan (1PM?) on legal holidays in the Boca/Deerfield Beach vicinity? Need to say kaddish and have a 4PM flight in FLL on 12/25. I don't see anything on godaven.

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Any shuls with an earlier mincha minyan (1PM?) on legal holidays in the Boca/Deerfield Beach vicinity? Need to say kaddish and have a 4PM flight in FLL on 12/25. I don't see anything on godaven.
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9807 on: November 25, 2019, 06:14:11 PM »
Hi never been to Miami and looking for some advice i read the wiki but looking for some advice from the locals.  Planning on trip to Miami during mid winter break with my 4 boys from Thur to motze shabbos but not sure where to stay.  My goal is to be next to  preferably a sephardic shul(especially for shabbat) but cost is a factor.   Should I look to rent a house with a pool(but prices look to be north of $300 per night?), stay in a hotel(I have marriot points, IHG, hilton)?

The advantage of a house is the private pool as hotel pools may be packed and mixed etc...?


any advice on my housing options? which part of Miami etc...?

also landing in FLL at about 844 a.m. any shot at finding a sharachit minyan?

Will I save lots of $ if I go through airbnb?  any assistance would be appreciated?


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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9808 on: November 25, 2019, 06:31:33 PM »
Hi never been to Miami and looking for some advice i read the wiki but looking for some advice from the locals.  Planning on trip to Miami during mid winter break with my 4 boys from Thur to motze shabbos but not sure where to stay.  My goal is to be next to  preferably a sephardic shul(especially for shabbat) but cost is a factor.   Should I look to rent a house with a pool(but prices look to be north of $300 per night?), stay in a hotel(I have marriot points, IHG, hilton)?
There are 3 sephardic Shuls 1 in each main area so you can have 1 wherever you decide to stay
You have the Safra Shul in Turnberry (with several Marriott hotels within walking distance
You have the magen david of Bal Harbour which also has a few Marriotts within walking distance
There is a sephardic shul on 41st street as well and again there are some Marriott properties nearby as well as Hilton

The advantage of a house is the private pool as hotel pools may be packed and mixed etc...?

yes that is the advantage. Expect all pools to be packed in Miami for Mid winter break. A house with a private pool near a shul will not be cheap in mid winter. $300 a night is a bargain for that

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« Reply #9809 on: November 25, 2019, 07:17:14 PM »


You have the magen david of Bal Harbour which also has a few Marriotts within walking distance
Magen David is Aram Sobah. There are two  more in Surfside. Or Oziel on Harding (Morrocan), and The Shul has one (Nusach Yerushalmi, I think).