Best Places to Watch the Dolphins Opener in Miami

The Miami Dolphins open the season this Sunday at home against the New England Patriots at 1 p.m. And it seems the same old questions loom: Will quarterback Ryan Tannehill improve? Will the offensive line hold it together? Do we have a running game? Is Bill Lazor's new offense going to bring some excitement, and scoring?

As the Fins start the 2015 season, here are some of the best places to enjoy the game with good food and good company.

5. Sports Grill

This hotspot features some serious specials including Bud Light and Miller Light pitchers for $8.99, Coors Light buckets are 5 for $25, Corona and Corona Light as well as Heineken and Heineken Light are five for $20. For craft beer drinkers there are 11 varieties offered at five for $25. Some of the craft beer choices are Blue Point Toasted Lager, Recreation Ale by Terrapin, Rad from 6 Point, and Avalanche from Breckenridge. For the liquor drinkers, it's $5 all day for margaritas, Jameson, Fireball, and Jaeger. There will be 27 TVs with the game on and a free raffle ticket giveaway for the following Dolphins game.

4. Duffy's

Duffy's has upped its game this year with a new bloody mary special that comes with a bacon cheeseburger for $7 as well as the added Francho's which are fries dripping with chili, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo. The side order of Francho's is $2.99 and a whole order is $4.99. As always, Duffy's offers two-for-one on all liquor drinks except for shots. The football beer specials are Corona Light on draft for $3 a pint or $4 for a stadium mug, which is a pint-and-half. Heineken is $2.75 per pint, Coors Light $2.25 per pint, the specialty drink of Blue Moon and Grand Marnier is being offered at $5 per pint. PBR will also be sold 2 for $4. The Jacked Up burger has been brought back with pepper-crusted bacon, a half-pound of meat with pimento cheese on a pretzel bun.

3. Sandbar Sports Grill

Sandbar is opening the season with $4 Miller Light and Coors Light cans. There are 18 beers on tap including Monkey Fist, Lagunitas, Sweetwater 420, and Fat Tire. They offer $3 SoCo and lime shots as well as optimal viewing of the Dolphins game with two big-screen projectors and 26 TVs.

2. Shuckers Waterfront Grill

The triumphant return of a Miami landmark, Shuckers is once again a favorite Dolphin watching watering hole. It has reopened with a new deck and all new interiors, but the same old fantastic view. Thirty-seven TVs inside the covered area of this waterfront grill and the perfect backdrop of the bay could easily make this the number one spot. Longboard beer pitchers are $13.99 and the Malibu Tropical bucket of 32 ounces of five different Malibu rums at $13. There's a friendly staff and breezes off the bay with plenty of docking for boaters. The new additions to the menu are the fish taco made with mahi-mahi, a shrimp po' boy, and a wood-roasted prime rib sandwich.

1. Will Call

Will Call is touchdown-ready offering buckets of Bud Light at five for $20 and Corona at four for $20 on Sundays. Daily offerings are their $3 Fireball shots and $2.50 for Bud Light draft. For $5 you can enjoy three burger sliders, six wings, a hummus, and pita plate or nachos. The bar has 22 TVs in total.

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