Four South Florida restaurants are the most famous in the state.

When it comes to signature restaurants, South Florida beats the rest of the state.

Recently, the website went viral Travel to Discover has made a distribution of the best restaurants in Florida, and four of them are in the southern part of the state.

If you live here you won’t be surprised what is included.

Naturally, Joe’s Stone Crab, in Miami Beach, tops the list, because it has attracted hordes of tourists and Miamians since it opened in 1913. Joe’s “could be the most famous restaurant in Florida,” informs the website and informs the audience. who delve into “a seafood dining adventure at Joe’s menu of seafood, steaks and fried chicken.”

Note: Miamians know that the half-fried chicken ($8.95) is great, especially at the drive-thru window. Add to your order fries ($14.95) and creamed spinach ($11.95), and skip the wait for a table. (Pro tip: Toss your potatoes and spinach with your eggs the next morning and thank us later.)

Most of us, however, go straight to rock. This year, the season opens on October 15. Being a holiday this time of year, Joe’s will be closed for dinner until October 14, so plan accordingly (lunch service resumes the October 20).

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Not even COVID-19 can close the small window at Versailles, which was recently named one of the most iconic restaurants in Florida. Al Diaz one

Also on the list of the most iconic is Miami’s Versailles, a culinary icon since 1971. Travel to Discover recommend the ham croquettes, midnight and black beans with rice or, if you are in a hurry, stop at the window for pastries and coffee.

Key West’s Blue Heaven, famous for it return the chicken, is the starting point for an important key lime pie journey, according to the listing. It’s not bad advice. If you are a tourist in Key West, it is the law that you cross here. The restaurant, which opened in 1992, closed in September but reopened for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dinner on October 1.

Key West’s Blue Heaven Restaurant is located in historic Bahama Village. Heaven

South Florida’s last landmark is Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant, which opened in 1956. The website calls the vintage-designed place “a childhood dream come true,” and it’s not wrong: the This is the place to go for the big stars. , banana splits and milkshakes. You can order burgers, fries or wraps, though we wish you luck keeping the kids focused on something other than dessert.

Other Florida restaurants on the list are Bern’s Steakhouse, in Tampa; Columbia Restaurant, in Ybor City; Victoria & Albert’s, in Orlando; Hunt’s Oyster Bar, in Panama City; Yoder’s Restaurant & Amish Village, in Sarasota; McGuire’s Irish Pub, in Pensacola; The Old Spanish Sugar Mill, in De Leon Springs; and O’Steens, in St. Augustine.

Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor in Dania Beach also serves burgers, hot dogs and wraps, but most people go for the ice cream. Miami Herald Records

Want to know more

Joe’s Stone Crab: 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; reopens October 14-15, 2022; Joe’s Takeaway is open Wednesday through Sunday; at

Versailles: 3555 SW Eighth Street, Miami;

Blue Heaven: 729 Thomas St., Key West; reopens October 1, 2022;

Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant: 128 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach;

This story was originally published on 09.09.2022 09:30 TSI

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