Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The 1982 Miami News Restaurant Poll

Thirty years ago, the Miami News published the results of their 2nd annual restaurant poll that asked readers to name their favorite Miami restaurants by category.

Some of the places to grab first place honors in 1982 Miami were....

  • Barbecue: Tony Roma's.

  • Steak: Daphne's at the Sheraton River House at 3900 NW 21st Street.

  • Seafood: Joe's Stone Crab.

  • Health food: Unicorn Natural Food Restaurant.
  • Here's the full list:

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    Click here to read the complete story at Google News Archives.


    1. I like that, LUMS. HA! The one that was in the Grove!!

    2. The funny thing is that Tony Roma's never served any BBQ!

    3. Tony Roma's was ribs. Loved their beef ribs.

    4. Pizza at either My Pi in Sunny Isles or Figaro's on 163rd. Best doughnuts, hands down Krispy Kreme on 163rd.

    5. I miss Smittys! and Lila's! and Le Festival. but i think chef is still at Le provencal in the gables. I think Monty's and Joe's and Benihana might be the only of these still open, House of India closed a year or two ago.


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