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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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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2880 on: February 11, 2015, 07:29:55 AM »
Flying out of FLL tonight @ 8
any suggestions for the closest restaurant near the airport?
Thx

Cafe Emunah is close. (dairy + sushi) There may be closer places....

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2881 on: February 11, 2015, 09:58:33 AM »
Here's somewhat of a TR
got in motzai shabbos, rented from Alamo, and went to stay at the residence inn fort lauderdale weston.  Davened by Chabad of Weston, under 10 minutes away.  Visited Sawgrass and then ate by Sarah's (we wanted pizza in hollywood area). played a little bit at the seminole classic casino, and then drove down to miami beach.  Drove around there a little, and then davened mincha mariv by Beth Israel.  Then it was time to use the living social coupon at Capri.  It was 2 of us, and we "had" to spend 50. I asked if it was pre tax 50 and the guy told us if our overall bill would be 70 after tax and tip we would be safe. Ya so i knew that was over exaggerating.  We ordered $49.80 worth of food and they didnt give us a problem. they included 18%  gratuity (and of course left a line for a tip on the final bill). After tax and tip, the bill came out to $63.25.  Subtract the 50, add on the $11.75 which was the cost of the coupon, and our ~$50 worth of food, plus tax and tip, came out to $25. o ya, the food was pretty good.  Then we drove back to the Weston.
Next day davened at Chabad, and then we headed back to Miami.  Drove around a bit and went to Lenny's pizza, very big slices.  Walked on the boardwalk, met a friend, and then went to the thriller boat ride.  Walking up to the counter i quickly bought a groupon, bringing the cost of 2 tickets from 72 to 38.40. (they added on 5 bucks of taxes).  The boat ride was awesome. they take you around really fast, the mansions are magnificent (and who cares if they do or do not belong to who they say it does), and you will get very wet.
Drove back to the Hilton homewood suites by the airport, davened by YI of hollywood, ate by pita plus, which has nice sized potions, returned our car by the airport, and called the hotel's complimentary shuttle to pick us up.
morning flight back to jfk in the morning and the shuttle driver said its a little chilly this morning, referring to the 65 degree 7 am weather in fort lauderdale. poor floridians

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2882 on: February 11, 2015, 12:16:25 PM »
There are people on DDF who know of some apts. in Tower 41 in Miami. It's expensive, but they are mostly modern apts.
 There are Ashkenazi and Sephardi minyanim in the building, (Shabbos elevator), an outdoor pool with separate hours, Rare serves KFP meals on-site, a play area, basketball and it's 2 blocks from the Atlantic.
Thank you. This sounds like a good option. Any idea how I could get in touch with the Tower 41 people with the appartments?

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2883 on: February 11, 2015, 01:56:02 PM »
Any recommendations  for the best upscale meat rest. in miami area for tonight? TIA

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« Reply #2884 on: February 11, 2015, 01:57:11 PM »
Any reccomendations for the best upscale meat rest. in miami area for tonight? TIA

Kosh seems to be the most recommended on here. I went last week and was very happy with the food.
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2885 on: February 11, 2015, 02:26:10 PM »
Looking for a shul rec in South Florida.
Can anyone tell me of shul in Boca or Hollywood that has Kiddush club, or at least has liquor at the main Kiddush.
That and youth groups for kids would be a plus.
Thanks.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2886 on: February 11, 2015, 06:44:05 PM »
Any minyunim near China bistro in Aventura

There is a Young Israel shul on the second floor of the very same mall that the restaurant is in!

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2887 on: February 11, 2015, 07:16:15 PM »
Any kosher food near Lincoln mall?

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2888 on: February 11, 2015, 07:20:10 PM »
Any kosher food near Lincoln mall?
The frieze ice cream and sorbet. 17 is close by and there is also a schwarma place close

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2889 on: February 11, 2015, 10:06:31 PM »
Thank you. This sounds like a good option. Any idea how I could get in touch with the Tower 41 people with the appartments?

One person posted here on DDF -- but it was $3K for Pesach for a 2 BR.
I know that they have "official" agents in the building there to work with that -- however it's possible that adds to the cost.... There are also I owners there now who leave and rent direct.

I'll get a few numbers and PM you. In the meantime the FL locals prob know more information....

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2890 on: February 12, 2015, 10:29:44 AM »
Just came back from Miami, was great! I'll try to write a trip report soon.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2891 on: February 12, 2015, 11:37:31 AM »
Looking for a shul rec in South Florida.
Can anyone tell me of shul in Boca or Hollywood that has Kiddush club, or at least has liquor at the main Kiddush.
That and youth groups for kids would be a plus.
Thanks.
Should I be concerned that you're asking about kiddush club and youth groups in the same breath?  ;D

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2892 on: February 12, 2015, 12:23:26 PM »
Should I be concerned that you're asking about kiddush club and youth groups in the same breath?  ;D
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2893 on: February 12, 2015, 12:52:37 PM »

Flying out of FLL tonight @ 8
any suggestions for the closest restaurant near the airport?
Thx

Levy's on Sheridan St, and Pita Plus on Stirling Rd are probably the closest.

They do have kosher meals for sale in the airport now, from Kosher Central.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #2894 on: February 12, 2015, 12:52:04 PM »

Flying out of FLL tonight @ 8
any suggestions for the closest restaurant near the airport?
Thx

Levy's on Sheridan St, and Pita Plus on Stirling Rd are probably the closest.

They do have kosher meals for sale in the airport now, from Kosher Central.