As Miami's restaurant scene flourishes, diners have watched many locally grown concepts mature into sought-after dining destinations. Thanks to heightened demand, five of the Magic City's most prominent eateries have announced openings beyond Miami.
From Fort Myers and West Palm Beach to Brooklyn, D.C., and the Dominican Republic, here are five homegrown restaurants representing Miami outside the 305.
1. Izzy's Fish & Oyster
Izzy's Fish & Oyster, known for its homey, traditional Northeastern food in Miami Beach's SoFi neighborhood, will expand to Fort Myers. Through a partnership with the National Restaurant Group, Izzy’s is set to open at the end of April on First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Created by chef/owner Jamie DeRosa, the menu will offer many of the staples at the Miami Beach flagship, including the Maine lobster roll, fish 'n' chips, and steamed or grilled lobster, along with a few new additions.
2. Coyo Taco
Wynwood's popular taco joint, Coyo, which opened an outpost in Brickell, will debut a location in the Dominican Republic sometime this year. According to chef/owner Scott Linquist, he and partner Sven Vogtland have close friends in Santo Domingo and received multiple requests to open a restaurant in the area. The setup will be similar to that at the Miami original, but the menu will be adapted to include locally sourced fish and meat.