Where to eat without a reservation during Art Basel

For those that snoozed on reservations during Art Basel


Keep this guide handy when looking for where to eat without a reservation during Art Basel.

Some of you have a busy weekend ahead and we just want to make sure you’re properly fed. Whether you’re taking in the art or need to grab a quick lunch with a client, this guide is for you. Show the folks from out of town, a more laid-back side of Miami. These restaurants and food concepts don’t require reservations. Some are great options for big groups. And all are great for quick bites. We’ve also mapped out how far they are from some of the biggest art fairs. Highlighting thirteen-minute walks or less, you know because parking will suck this weekend. Order at the counter and thank us later.



Address: 2335 N Miami Ave
Cuisine: Food market
Thirteen-minute walk to Red Dot Art Fair

Oasis is a casual open-air venue with plenty of space, lounge seating, various food vendors, and a full stage. There’s a mix of New York City eateries that made their way south including Italian sandwich shop, Alidoro as well as local favorites like Mr. Mandolin, a greek street food concept by the Mandolin team. If you need a drink in your hand, head over to the colorful Tower Bar at Oasis to freshen up.

If you’re looking for air conditioning and sushi, you have two options: Poke OG and Miss Crispy Rice. Poke OG, is a fast-casual spot for sushi boxes and poke bowls. For a sushi bar experience, filled with handrolls and different variations of crispy rice, check out Miss Crispy Rice. Reservations are available for Miss Crispy Rice.


Address: 2600 NW 2nd Ave
Cuisine: Food market
Eight-minute walk to Red Dot Art Fair 
Thirteen-minute walk to Bakehouse Art Complex

Brooklyn’s outdoor food market, Smorgasburg located in Wynwood houses around 40 food vendors, some local and others from NYC & LA. During Art Week, they’ll be open Friday, December 2 from 6 PM to 12 PM; Saturday, December 3 from 12 PM to 7 PM; and Sunday, December 4 from 12 PM to 7 PM.

Stop by for a picnic table situation with wine, cocktails, and music by the Krus Kitchen team. Miami food concepts that we love include The Lazy Oysters, Drinking Pig BBQ, Coney Burger, Tran An, The Maíz Project, Tacos el Porky, and Il Maestro Pizzaiolo.


Address: 143 NW 23rd St
Cuisine: Japanese
Eleven-minute walk to Red Dot Art Fair

If you’re looking for somewhere to wrap up your busy day, Wynwood’s Asian food hall serves food until 2 AM and drinks until 3 AM. They also have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Our favorite concept inside of 1-800 Lucky is B-Side Sushi. From the creators of Itamae, this sushi bar taps into Nikkei flavors offering Octopus Tiradito, Tuna Cebiche, and the Lost in Translation roll with tuna, salmon, avocado, tobiko, crispy quinoa, and aji amarillo mayo.


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Address: 140 NE 39th St Suite 241
Cuisine: Food hall
Seven-minute walk to de la Cruz Collection
Three-minute walk to Bottega Veneta Installation

If you find yourself in the Design District without a reservation and a big group of people you need to feed, stop by the MIA Market. There are all sorts of options that include Mexican, Italian and Vietnamese. If you’re craving sushi we recommend stopping by Yasu Tanaka. Chef Yasu is serving some of the freshest nigiri and handrolls in town.

Our favorite new Spanish concept, Bocadoro has also recently opened in the MIA Market. It blew our minds with its classic tortilla & also the special tortilla of the day, black truffle & brie. Both were perfect in color, texture, and slightly runny in the center. They also have an amazing sandwich section. We recommend El Tonato with roast beef, tonato sauce, and arugula. All of their sandwiches are made in toasted Spanish Pan de Cristal. Don’t skip the homemade Basque Cheesecake for dessert.


Address: 81 NE 40th St
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi
Three-minute walk to Locust Projects
Four-minute walk to de la Cruz Collection

With more than 10 years of experience at some of Miami’s top Asian restaurants, Deniz Aktug, Juan Mercado, and Khristian Lara are serving fresh and inventive sushi out of a food truck parked in the Design District. Some of our favorites include the Salmon Belly Nigiri with torched belly nigiri, truffle oil yuzu mayo, and lime zest as well as the We Love the Sunset Sushi Roll with tuna, salmon, scallions, yuzukosho mayo, and avocado.



Address: 1351 Collins Ave
Cuisine: Mexican
Four-minute walk to Untitled Art Fair 
Eleven-minute walk to Scope Art Show

Taquiza has two locations in Miami Beach. But for this Art Week outing, you’re going to the one on South Beach for a casual beachy vibe.

Grab some barbacoa tacos with braised brisket and some carnitas tacos with slow-cooked pork. If you’re looking for something with queso, try the squash blossom quesadilla with crispy cotija and melted chihuahua cheese. Don’t skip the most amazing totopos made with blue masa corn tortillas.


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Address: 1601 Drexel Ave
Cuisine: Food hall
Eight-minute walk to the Art Basel Fair

Time Out Market Miami is a food hall curated by Time Out Magazine with outposts in Lisbon and Brooklyn. In Miami, local vendors include  Neapolitan-style pizzas by Pizzella, burgers, shakes, and fries by Little Liberty, and noodles, buns, and pho by Pho Mo. If you’re looking for a boozy situation they also have a full bar.


Address: 1504 Bay Rd #106
Cuisine: Café

Bebito’s is your breakfast stop before you start your busy day. It’s also great if you need to catch up on some emails. They have chicken and short rib croquetas, for those out-of-towners asking, “what’s a croqueta?” They have breakfast sandwiches, scrambled eggs, and a nova tostada with shaved cucumber tzatziki, beet puree, pickled white onion with a soft egg. If you’re looking for something lighter, go for the almond butter tostada with fresh banana and Native Guy wildflower honey.

Bebito’s has also teamed up with Rocky’s Matcha and Minor Figures oat milk for a pop-up with Soho Beach House featuring artisanal coffee, Rocky’s Matcha, and unique pastries from 10 AM – 6 PM daily until December 4th. You can also add Vital Tonics, our favorite CBD to any of your beverages to chill out.


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Address: 11 Washington Ave
Cuisine: Seafood

You know it, you love it and it’s a local favorite for a reason. Besides being a historic spot for over a century now, Joe’s Stone Crab remains the ever-highly anticipated place to eat when they open for a season.

The food at Joe’s Takeout is the same quality as their fine-dining restaurant, and perfect for those that don’t have a reservation.

Joe’s is recognized nationwide for its Stone Crabs. We always go for the select size and dip them into the mustard sauce. You also can’t miss Joe’s Fried 1/2 Chicken, the Stone Crab Bisque, and the ice-cold slice of Key Lime Pie. 



Address: 8250 NE 2nd Ave
Cuisine: American

Located in Little River, this nano-brewery serves great beer and food. It’s close enough off to Art Week but far enough that you’ll need a car to get there.

Every dish on the menu is a perfect example of how good a classic can be. Get yourself the Country Cuban Sandwich with roasted Duroc pork, Benton’s age country ham, Swiss cheese, mustard, pickles, and an emulsified lechon jus. And if that didn’t already have you drooling try their Chicago Dog with relish, onion, mustard, tomato, pickles, pepper, and celery salt on a milk bread poppy bun. We also love their Club Sandwich with house-smoked turkey, Benton’s bacon, Boston Bibb, beefsteak tomato, and a herb mayo on a toasted milk bread.


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Address: 1101 NW 23rd St
Cuisine: NY-style craft sandwiches

Frankie and Wally, the Italian American takeout concept offering chunky craft sandwiches is parked right in front of Superblue Miami across the street from the Rubell Museum in Allapattah. During art week they will be open until Saturday from 11 AM -4 PM (pick-up and dine-in only).

After you check out the large-scale immersive art installations park yourself outside at their food truck set up with a limited sandwich menu that includes The Wally with golden roasted turkey, muenster, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, mayo, spicy mustard, oil, and vinegar.

Where to eat without a reservation during Art Basel
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