BEST FOOD COURTBayside Marketplace401 Biscayne Boulevard
www.baysidemarketplace.com Don't be fooled by the bright colors, the guy with the parrots, the gambling ships and tour boats, the generic mall stores, the kiosks overflowing with Miami fun-in-the-sun gear. Bayside Marketplace is more than just a tourist trap. Locals who work downtown know this, and they come here for the food. French Crêpes, Starbucks, Kelly's Cajun Grill, and Latin American Café are all here. You'll also find the Teriyaki Temple, Yeung's Lotus Express, and the Middle East Connection. Just outside the actual food court (south wing, second floor) you'll find table service at the venerable Nicaraguan steakhouse Los Ranchos, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Snappers Bar and Grill, Captain Joe's Seafood, Chili's, Lombardi's Ristorante, and Hooters. Most of these establishments either feature gorgeous views or outdoor seating where you can dine and gaze at the marina, the port, and the bay.