Happy birthday, America! On the Fourth of July, we celebrate our nation's birthday with flags, parades, fireworks, and plenty of food.
From lavish buffets to old-fashioned hot-dog cookouts, here are the best places to feast with your family and watch some fireworks.
Drink $4 Trump Moscow mules all day on the Fourth.
1200 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 107, Miami
B Square Burgers, Booze & Chops
Indulge in a lobster bake July 1 through 4. Get a 1 1/4-pound lobster, clams, shrimp, potatoes, and corn on the cob for $29.95. For reservations, call 954-999-5216.
1021 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Fireworks at the Biltmore
Beginning at 5 p.m. July 4, enjoy an open bar and a Stars and Stripes barbecue dinner before watching the Biltmore's famous fireworks at 9 p.m. Pricing is $180 for adults and $50 for children ages 12 and younger. VIP tables of ten are available for $1,700.
Independence Day Barbecue at Faena Miami Beach
The Faena will host a barbecue Sunday, July 2. From noon to 7 p.m., enjoy food from the property's hot-dog and burger cart, beer and cocktails, and live music from Sarah Packiam. Guests can opt for a bar package that includes unlimited drinks or a barbecue-and-beach package that offers burgers, hot dogs, and reserved beach chairs. For reservations, visit opentable.com.
Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach
July 4 from 11 a.m. to sundown, enjoy Independence Day-themed food and cocktails that include a Hyde burger, Wagyu hot dogs, corn on the cob, and other food. Special red, white, and blue shots will be offered too.
Kiki on the River
Beginning at noon July 4, Kiki on the River will celebrate with a special menu of Greek-inspired America classics such as a Greek-style burger ($18), topped with shredded Kefalograviera cheese on a brioche bun; chicken souvlaki ($21); churrasco steak ($22); and dry-rubbed baby-back ribs ($24) finished with Ladolemono sauce. The celebrations continue well past sunset, when Kiki’s guests will be treated to a private fireworks show on the Miami River. Special cocktails include the River Spritz and berry mojito pitchers ($58).
450 NW North River Dr., Miami
Fire on the Fourth at North Shore Park
Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue at Miami Beach's annual Fire on the Fourth. Beginning at 11 a.m., enjoy fare from food trucks and music by Spam Allstars, Inner Circle, and the Wailers. Fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m.
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Rosé, White & Blue at Sugar
Starting at 4 p.m. July 4, enjoy rosé specials and music by DJ Lazaro Casanova, along with a gorgeous view of Miami at the bar atop the East, Miami.
Rusty Pelican Fourth of July Celebration
The Pelican will host its annual Fourth of July celebration with food, drinks, and fireworks viewing. For $55 per adult (including two drink tickets for beer or wine) and $25 per child, enjoy an evening of live entertainment, dancing, and party favors. From 7 to 10 p.m., a buffet will include grilled mahi-mahi, St. Louis ribs, prime rib, grilled yellow corn, and mac 'n' cheese. For reservations, call 305-361-3818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seaspice will host a nautical-themed fete all day July 2. Enjoy live entertainment, Moët & Chandon champagne, and surprise performances throughout the evening. The celebration will be capped off with fireworks from the restaurant's river views.
Starting at 6:30 July 4, Villa Azur will transform into an old-school American diner with rollerskating greeters, live entertainment, and music by DJ Yez. Guests will enjoy special offerings of traditional American favorites such as burger sliders, hot dogs, and Independence Day-inspired cocktails.