After spending a full day in a chaotic crowd under the hot sun as EDM blasts through monumental speakers, post-Ultra Music Festival mornings can be tough. There are two options when it comes to a culinary cure: Detox with light, clean fare and fresh-pressed juices, or go for all things cheesy, greasy, and deep-fried. From diners to a bagel shop to an organic eatery, these restaurants offer the best recovery meals. So when Miami’s party scene gives you a night to remember – or not – the restaurant scene is there to take the edge off the next day.
The comfort food at S&S can cure even the nastiest of hangovers.
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5. S&S Diner
Miami’s oldest diner serves all the curing food favorites that are worth getting out of bed for. A recovery breakfast is no time for calorie counting, so order a big ol' omelet and the signature oversize pancakes. S&S is an especially solid choice after nights of excessive spending, because the menu is filled with combo deals like biscuits, eggs, and gravy for $7.95 and French toast and eggs with potatoes or grits for $8.95. Of course, there’s also the trusty egg sandwich ($4.25), a guaranteed postparty pick-me-up.
Blue Collar's breakfast, including the pork and beans, can ease those morning-after blues.
4. Blue Collar
Looking to nurse a hangover with a bit more dignity? After a long night out, Blue Collar has the comfort food you crave in a cozy, charming atmosphere. It serves traditional breakfast items with a modern twist; lemon ricotta pancakes ($17) and the Duck “McMuffin” ($19) are just two of the menu’s playful and satisfying dishes. Or skip the breakfast options and go for the Mac ($16), because there’s really nothing that four flavorful cheeses melted with bacon can’t fix.
When the bagel craving calls, head to Toasted Bagelry & Deli.
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A hefty serving of carbs is just what the doctor ordered after a three-day music festival or a South Beach all-nighter. Toasted
Under the Mango Tree offers all kinds of fresh breakfast items to revive you on a rough morning.
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2. Under the Mango Tree
This juice bar is a go-to for locals seeking a fresh boost of energy, so it’s ideal for a morning-after meal. Under the Mango Tree’s healing fare includes açaí bowls with organic ingredients and veggie melts on dark German bread. The creamy, colorful smoothies create a delicious blend of sweetness and vitamin-packed superfoods, like in the Marley (banana, almond milk, kale spinach, and peanut butter) for $6. Pair one with an Extra Strength Tylenol and a tall glass of water to feel good as new. And if your hangover has put you on bed rest, Under the Mango Tree delivers.
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Jimmy's Eastside Diner has all the classic comfort food you expect from a great diner.
1. Jimmy’s Eastside Diner
There’s just something special about a classic diner. Maybe it’s the endearing details — vinyl booths, tile flooring, vintage lighting — or the familiarity of the fare. Whatever the reason, that signature charm is guaranteed to lift your spirits even after a long night out. Jimmy’s Eastside Diner captures all the crucial ingredients for a great diner in a city where such establishments are few and far between. At Jimmy’s, even out-of-towners can feel like neighborhood regulars, and this welcoming vibe makes this spot a perfect hungover-breakfast destination. No judgment, just honest comfort food at affordable prices. Choose one of the breakfast deals, like the No. 2: two eggs, Jimmy’s jumbo country sausage, home fries or hash browns, toast, and orange juice. They’re all under $10 and served until closing at 4 p.m., so feel free to wait till 3 o’clock to roll out of bed.