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Best Restaurants to Break Your Diet in Miami

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Even the most disciplined among us have to indulge every now and then. Here are the places in Miami that are well worth the calorie count.

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  • Steakhouse South Beach
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    Red, The Steakhouse Map 119 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida | 305-534-3688
    Food27 Decor25 Service24 Cost$83
     

    No surprise here: it's all about the steak. Carnivores can choose from a dizzying array of cuts and even add a little surf to their turf if the mood strikes.

  • American Upper East Side
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    The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions Map 5132 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida | 305-758-9559
    Food25 Decor21 Service25 Cost$42
     

    We won't argue with ending your diet (and the day) with pig wings or fried mac 'n' cheese, but when a weekend menu includes crab hash and "Biskits 'n' Gravy," a case must be made for brunch being the biggest meal of the day.

  • Italian South Beach
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    Prime Italian Map 101 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, Florida | 305-695-8484
    Food24 Decor22 Service22 Cost$77
     

    The only thing better than an excellent meal is a lot of it. Expect generous portions of pasta, pizza, seafood, and of course, steak. The 48-oz. porterhouse says it's for two, but we won't judge you.

  • American South Beach
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    Barton G. The Restaurant Map 1427 West Ave, Miami Beach, Florida | 305-672-8881
    Food22 Decor25 Service23 Cost$74
     

    If you're going to break your diet, it should be as fun as possible, right? With props, sparklers, and other one-of-a-kind presentation methods, the experience here is as rich as the food.

  • American Upper East Side
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    Blue Collar Map 6730 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida | 305-756-0366
    Food21 Decor18 Service20 Cost$28
     

    With plenty of options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike (and a Heath Bar Bread Pudding that every person can agree on), this is some equal opportunity feasting.

  • Barbecue Wynwood
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    Pride and Joy Map 2800 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida | 305-456-9548
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    There's nothing like a plate of barbecue to make you forget why you ever went on a diet in the first place. With everything from burnt ends to hushpuppies, we suggest ordering liberally and maybe -- just maybe -- inviting a few friends to share.

  • Sushi Miami Beach
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    Pubbelly Sushi Map 1424 20th Street, Miami Beach, Florida | 305-531-9282
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    A far cry from your standard sushi joint, the menu is packed with words like "tempura," "butter," "cream cheese," "truffle oil," "spicy mayo," and "pork belly." In other words, deliciousness.

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