On our 13th wedding anniversary weekend, we found ourselves in Miami Beach craving great seafood in a more local, casual atmosphere. You know the kind of place – the one where shorts and a makeup-less face wouldn’t raise eyebrows. One of my travel industry colleagues suggested Stiltsville Fish Bar located in the heart of the Sunset Harbor neighborhood. It’s only fitting that once we arrived, we ordered a round of drinks with me opting for the Sunset Harbor cocktail and David choosing the Walking on Stilts. The drinks were deliciously strong, so we quickly decided to fill our stomachs with a few small plates.
I quickly discovered why Stiltsville was one of the six South Florida semifinalists for the James Beard Award. The green eggs and ham (green deviled eggs with crunchy, country ham and pickles) did not disappoint with an impressive level of creaminess. The kataifi-wrapped coconut shrimp and fish wings were ultra-fresh and bursting with flavor. The presentation impressed, and our taste buds were delighted by every dish.
We had a great evening of amazing food and top-notch service from our waiter, Nicholas, so it was an easy decision to book a table at Stiltsville again for the next night of our trip. Pro tip: Sometimes when a restaurant is this good, there’s no reason to try somewhere else. So on your next adventure to Miami Beach, leave the fishing to the pros and head over to Stiltsville Fish Bar.
Wander here: http://stiltsvillefishbar.com