Miami's Over-the-Top Dining: Monster Burgers, $1k Sushi

By Carissa Chesanek  |  March 10, 2014

While Miami might be known for its über-flashy scene in and out of the club, there are also plenty of excessive dining options to chew on. Here are eight overindulgent dining treats this Magic City has to offer. 

  • Jumbo Patty: Burger & Beer Joint

    This South Florida burger chain offers one of the biggest patties we've encountered: the MotherBurger ($125), the 10-lb. certified Angus beef that's served on a couch-cushion-sized bun, topped with all the traditional (normal-sized) fixin's like onions and pickles. 

    1766 Bay Rd.; 305-672-3287

  • Extreme Libations: Barton G. - The Restaurant

    This South Beach venue is known for its over-the-top presentations, especially its smoky liquid nitrogen cocktails ($17 and up) made at the Below-Zero Nitro-Bar - think the vanilla-vodka-infused Sin-Sation with rose-petal nectar. It looks like something a scientist-slash-fashionista might create.

    1427 West Ave.; 305-672-8881

  • Extravagant Setting: The Forge

    With its purple, "melting" chandeliers and churchlike stainless steel windows, this dramatically designed Miami Beach steakhouse has decor as exorbitant as the food it serves (think lobster, peanut butter and jelly sandwich on toasted brioche for $17).  

    432 Forty-First St.; 305-538-8533

  • Ultrasweet Sips: Serendipity

    When you're looking to have your cake and drink it too, this Lincoln Road ice cream shop has the super-sweet cocktail to get the job done: the Cake Martini ($12) made with birthday cake vodka topped with rainbow sprinkles and chunks of vanilla cake.

    1102 Lincoln Rd.; 305-403-2210

  • Super-Sized Slices: Pizza Bar

    Whether you're craving late-night delivery or prefer to eat inside this cozy SoFi pizzeria, you'll be able to tackle its signature extra-large slices ($5 and up) and 30-in. pies ($32 for cheese) no matter what you dine on.

    1627 Collins Ave.; 305-672-6880

  • Serious Sushi: SAIA

    At this Fort Lauderdale spot, the monster Rock Your Boat sushi boat ($999) is filled with various rolls, like Fire Dragon made with spicy tuna and eel sauce, along with 100 pieces of sashimi. You'll need to order it seven days in advance, but we're betting your assistant can handle that. 

    999 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd.; 954-302-5252

  • Dangerous Desserts: Prime One Twelve

    Known for its lively bar scene and A-list clientele, this South Beach hot spot also has some of the most decadent desserts in town, including the extra-indulgent chocolate and peanut butter s'mores made with masses of vanilla ice cream ($15).

    112 Ocean Dr.; 305-532-8112

  • Massive Meat: Shula’s Steak House

    This Miami Beach steakhouse knows a thing or two about big beef - they have a club that's devoted to it - and its massive 48-oz. porterhouse ($86) is one worth trying to devour, even if it's with a few other people at your table. 

    5225 Collins Ave.; 305-341-6565