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The 13 Best Calamari Restaurants Near Miami

Updated: May 10, 2022

Are you a sucker for a good plate of squid? These Miami eateries serve the best calamari in town. We analyzed the top review sites and diner and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of calamari spots. Treat yourself to salt and pepper squid and spicy calamari at these top Seafood options in Miami.

Find the perfect Calamari spot

Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market

American, $$, MiamiAmerican, $$Miami, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Palat Miami

Italian, $$, MiamiItalian, $$Miami, Little Haiti
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Mandolin Aegean Bistro

Mediterranean, $$, MiamiMediterranean, $$Miami, Little Haiti
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Fratelli Milano

Italian, $$, MiamiItalian, $$Miami, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Fratellino

Italian, $$, MiamiItalian, $$Miami
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Las Tapas de Rosa

Spanish, $$, MiamiSpanish, $$Miami, Little Havana
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Original Crab House

American, $$, MiamiAmerican, $$Miami
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Catch Of The Day

Cuban, $$, MiamiCuban, $$Miami, Flagami
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Tap 42 - Miami

American, $$, MiamiAmerican, $$Miami, Wynwood - Edgewater
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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Casa Juancho

Spanish, $$$, MiamiSpanish, $$$Miami, Alameda - West Flagler
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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Sushi Maki

Asian, $$, MiamiAsian, $$Miami
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Casablanca On the Bay

Peruvian, $$, MiamiPeruvian, $$Miami, Downtown
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0
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If you travel further

Costa Med Bistro + Wine

Mediterranean, $$, Key BiscayneMediterranean, $$Key Biscayne
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How does it work?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Calamari craving shouldn't be a full-time job. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 16799 Miami restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 790 top lists and articles from the likes of Three Best Rated, Eater and Infatuation. These spots have been featured in Three Best Rated - 3 Best Seafood Restaurants in Miami, FL, Eater - Where to Feast on Greek Food in South Florida and Infatuation - Miami’s Best Seafood Markets. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Most common questions

Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Palat Miami, and Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market have outdoor seating and calamari in Miami.

Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Palat Miami, and Fratelli Milano are the highest-rated calamari spots that are good for a date night in Miami.

Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Palat Miami, and Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market are the highest-rated calamari spots for dinner in Miami.

Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Palat Miami, and Fratelli Milano are the highest-rated upscale spots for calamari in Miami.

Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Palat Miami, and Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market are the highest-rated calamari spots that are good for groups in Miami.

Drink pairing tips for Calamari

  • Riesling and crab curry


    A white wine and some nice, tasty crab curry - specifically a Riesling - go really well together. This drink will help bring out the most of the spicy in your food, trust us!

  • The ideal pairing for yellow tail

    Experts suggest pairing a yellow tail with a glass of Chenin Blanc, a popular white wine.


Fun facts about Calamari

  • The record holder

    On March 23, 2005, Thailand’s Calamari fans celebrated a new world record by the seafood stick, weighing 110 pounds.

  • October = Calamari festival

    Calling all the Calamari lovers! Did you know that there is an annual festival for Calamari in The United States? We are already planning our next trip.

  • The priciest dish

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $3,082,610 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, bluefin tuna?

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