MIA's Best Food & Snack Options
Food is always the perfect fuel for a long day of travel. Combined with a good coffee or a tasty juice, it can work wonders and make the journey more bearable. That's why we've put together a list of the best airport diners at Miami International Airport, so you can make the most of your layover!
Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, these spots will have you covered. And since they're all located within the airport, you won't have to worry about missing your flight!
See: full list of food and shopping options on the MIA Terminal Map
North Terminal (Concourse D)
There's nothing like a shot or ten of Cuban coffee to warm up after a long flight or before one if you're so inclined. The colorful Cuban sandwiches and the clamor in Spanish serve as a reminder that visitors aren't in Kansas anymore for only a few hours. The length of the line is obvious at this one near gate D20, but if it's too long, there's another 2 open at D44 and D5.
Sweet travelers of the foul air may now satisfy their cravings at Miami's newest dessert destination, South Beach bakery and brunch institution. D8
Shopping, Dining & Amenities
Whether you’re in a rush or have time to browse the food and shopping options that Miami Airport has to offer, you’ll probably find something that works for you. Airport restaurants allow travelers the convenience of sit-down table service, and many offer take-away meals to bring on board. If you’re looking for some reading material, a gift idea, or simply a cold beverage, you may find those within a small convenience store. Find the right available options for your visit to MIA Airport here, where you can locate stores, bars, cafes, or eateries, available before or after security checkpoints, and know what their daily hours of operation are.
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La Carreta Restaurant
At this Cuban-rooted eatery, pastelitos, croquetas, and Cuban sandwiches are served. You can get your order to go or sit at the bar and enjoy a mojito while you wait for your food. Just be careful not to drink too many or else you might miss your flight! D37
[D19] The restaurant is a contemporary Cuban place that serves the best ropa vieja in record time, according to its owners. A mojito is an essential part of any meal at Ku-Va. It's so Miami that you'll barely want to leave the airport.
Southern comfort food chain from the Yardbird crew, which runs popular South Beach eatery Yardbird, serves hearty dishes like breakfast burritos, salads, chicken and waffles, burgers, and sandwiches. D22
Shula’s Bar & Grill
A fast and easy venue, enjoy Don Shula's steak and other major player items. Our faves are the Miami Dolphins burger and the Fins Fries. The gator tail is also a must-try, as is the Shula's Steak Bowl. You can find this place at D17.
Central Terminal (Gates E, F, & G)
Viena [Terminal E]
Suppose you have some spare time, head to the airport's on-site hotel, and grab a drink at its bar. Guests can dine while watching the planes take off, such as spaghetti, flatbreads, salads, and other Italian specialties.
Budweiser Brewhouse [Terminal G]
Beers and snacks for those who want to catch the game or just relax before their flight. If you have time, enjoy a burger or sandwich with your beer.
Burger King [Terminal E]
Grab some burgers and fries to go, or sit and enjoy them in the restaurant. Either way, this is a good option if you need something quick and cheap.
Pizza Hut Express [Terminal E, G]
Pizza and pasta are on the menu at this fast-food chain, so you can get your Italian fix before your flight.
Cafe La Caretta - [Terminal E, first-floor arrivals]
This is a Cuban classics to-go spot, so you can pick up some food for the flight or enjoy a meal in the restaurant.
Cafe Versailles [Terminal F, E]
Sounds like deja vu, but this is a different location from the one in the North Terminal. This cafe is a good choice if you need a quick caffeine fix or want to grab a Cuban sandwich to go.
Chef Creole [E Pre-security]
Some of the best Haitian food in the city can be found at this airport eatery. If you have time, sit and enjoy a leisurely meal of chicken, rice and beans, or griot (fried pork).
Chili’s Too - [Terminal G]
Come to this Tex-Mex chain for some nachos, quesadillas, or fajitas before your flight. Try the margaritas if you're feeling festive.
South Terminal (H&J)
Bud Light Lounge [H12]
Beer and pub food are on the menu at this airport bar, so it's a good choice if you want to catch the game or just relax before your flight.
Bongos Cuban Cafe [H-J Connector]
Just like the name suggests, this is a good spot for Cuban food. You are invited to feast on dishes like ropa vieja, lechon asado, and Cuban sandwiches.
Corona Beach House [J11]
There's never too much beer at an airport, especially when it's from this Mexican brewery. Order a flight of beer to sample a variety of flavors, or go for a classic Corona.
Earl of Sandwich [J8]
Many, many varieties of sandwiches can be found at this chain, so it's a good choice if you need something quick and easy. Our faves are the Italian Stallion and the Turkey, Bacon, & Avocado.
Famous Famiglia [H-J Food Court]
They sell some of the best sandwiches, pizza by the slice, stromboli, and garlic rolls. Adding some Famous Famiglia to your MIA experience is a must.
Gilbert’s Food Bar [H-J Food Court, Terminal J]
From coffee and pastries to hearty dishes like chicken and waffles, this food court spot has something for everyone. Speaking of waffles, the blueberry ones are especially delicious.
So there you have it – the best airport diners at Miami Airport. No matter what you're in the mood for, you're sure to find something to suit your taste. So next time you're passing through Miami, be sure to stop by one of these great spots!