8 Places to Find Rib-Sticking Comfort Food in Miami

By Carissa Chesanek  |  November 27, 2013
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Keeping it light for lunch? Head to Lippi. Hankering for something hearty? Well, we know just the spots. Here are our top eight picks for the most satisfying comfort food in Miami. 

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    Swine Southern Table & Bar

    This Coral Gables hot spot offers classic Southern-style food with an emphasis on smoked meats and fried “fixin's.” Everything from the wood-grilled pork cheeks with creamed hominy to the cornbread made with bacon lends a homey touch to this loft-style rustic space.

    2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd.; 786-360-6433

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    City Hall the Restaurant

    Inside this all-American eatery in Edgewater, you’ll find a relaxed bistro-type setting with hearty options at all times of the day. For dinner, there’s house-blend meatloaf served with chorizo-maple mac 'n' cheese, during lunch there's sliced corned beef on rye, and mushrooms and eggs stuffed in a puff pastry for brunch.

    2004 Biscayne Blvd.; 305-764-3130

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    Blue Collar

    If you're looking for hefty plates to help come back from Saturday all-nighter, this tiny hole-in-the-wall American will do the trick. It offers a large brunch menu full of pork and beans with fried eggs, lemon ricotta pancakes topped with fresh blueberries, and a duck "McMuffin" alongside a heaping portion of hash.

    6730 Biscayne Blvd.; (305) 756-0366

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    Tongue & Cheek

    This ingredient-driven South Beach hot spot presents a cozy, relaxed setting to match its equally comforting menu. The American fare consists of warm pretzels with a purple mustard to start, leading up to fried chicken either served with pickled red cabbage for dinner or cheddar waffles during brunch.

    431 Washington Ave.; 305-704-2900

  • Lorenzo 

    A brand new Italian venue to hit the South Beach scene, this quaint eatery lays on the charm with its warm lighting and intimate high-top tables. Going hand-in-hand with the welcoming atmosphere is an authentic Italian menu featuring wood-fired pizza, housemade gelato and Florida boar ragu gnocchi. 

    1776 Collins Ave.; 786-483-1796

  • Pubbelly

    This original Pubbelly Boys locale brings customers in with its lively ambiance and Asian gastropub-style dishes. Belly-warming staples include short rib and truffle dumplings, kimchi fried rice with pineapple, and the notorious pork belly served over butterscotch miso.

    1418 20th St.; 305-532-7555

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    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

    A Design District standard, this trendy space helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz offers an upscale take on traditional comfort food. Try the classics like chile chicken wings served with creamy cucumbers and braised beef cheeks with polenta, but don't shy away from the daily specials, including pork belly sandwiched in a toasted bun. 

    130 Northeast 40th St.; 305-573-5550 

  • The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions

    With its deer head-adorned walls and blazing fireplace, this comfy space not only stirs up a unique scene, but offers innovative food to match. Start off with the signature buttermilk biscuit made with honey-apple cider glaze, working your way toward the hickory smoked turkey leg with roasted pumpkin, or buttermilk-marinated nuggets with honey-mustard dipping sauce. 

    5132 Biscayne Blvd.; 305-758-9559