Going out in groups captures the best and worst aspects of nights out to dinner. You get the experience of dining on excellent food with some of your favorite people. But you also have to deal with some of the logistical nuisances that come with eating with a large group. Do they have space for large groups? Is there a long wait for large groups? If so, how far in advance must your party be there? How does the restaurant deal with large checks? This can be a lot to think about, so we thought we could help you about a bit. So, here's our list of the best restaurants for group dining in Miami. 

The Butcher Shop 

If you're looking for a laid-back, relaxed lunch or dinner spot good for meetups, or a good birthday restaurant in Miami this is the place. The Butcher Shop is a concept merging retail, restaurant, and Beer Garden into a unique experience for your party. There are few restaurants in Wynwood better prepared for large groups than The Butcher Shop with its spacious seating, large tables, plenty of drinks and a butcher's case with an assortment of meats.  

A cross between exquisite traditional Peruvian dishes with a modern presentation, CEVICHE 105 is a pleasant, chill environment to spend quality time with a dozen or so of your favorite people. The restaurant's combination of excellent service and better food ensures an efficient, enjoyable experience. As a best of Miami restataurant for parties of 20 or more don't expect any issues with half the table receiving their orders before the other half, or slow service. And with its open, spacious seating arrangement, you'll have plenty of leg and elbow room, too. 

Drunken Dragon

Drunken Dragon is the first Korean BBQ restaurant in South Beach. Other than its excellent service, the restaurant's do-it-yourself method of tableside and preparation makes it an ideal group dinner location. You don't have to wait for your order if you're the one completing it, right? And as a preferred meeting place for Miami's chic 20 and 30-somethings, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better place for you and your crew to grab dinner and drinks before exploring the nightlife in South Beach

Versailles Restaurant

Versailles Restaurant, The World’s Most Famous Cuban Restaurant, is a Miami institution. It has been serving tasty Cuban cuisine and culture to South Floridians and tourists alike for four decades. And if you've ever visited Latina American countries, or eaten with their families, you know that meals are often communal affairs. You get every bit of that sense of community here with a warm welcome, homemade experience, and service catering to large groups. 

Tap Tap

If you've never had Haitian food, you and your friends are in for a treat. Tap Tap offers up traditional Haitian cuisine with South Beach polish and sheen. This spot is spacious and bright with large tables and entrees big and hearty enough to share. So, bring your appetite, your friends, and be prepared to ask for a doggy bag. 
If you and your clan are out and about and looking for restaurants in Brickell that can handle a group, paying Truluck's a visit is indeed worth your time. It's everything you'd expect from its trendy decor and quality dishes. And how could you go wrong with an upscale seafood and steak restaurant? If you want surf and turf, they have you and your crew covered with speedy service. Fine dining may not typically be associated with big parties, but Truluck's is easily one of the best restaurants for group dining in Miami. 

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

Whether you're a crew of cultural adventurers or a seasoned foodie (or a mix of both), Wynwood's favorite kitchen is worth a visit. The Wynwood Kitchen is centrally located near the neighborhood's busiest bars and clubs in Wynwood, making it an ideal dining spot for large swaths of boisterous bar hoppers in need of some post-brew munchies. So why not head over with your friends after your Sunday Funday or a midweek happy hour? 

Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant

Another Miami institution, Joe's Stone Crab is a seafood lover's nirvana. And an ideal spot in Miami for group dining because Joe's regularly welcomes families and groups of friends eager to learn what makes this place so special. 

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant

Group dining works best when it involves sharing. Everyone gets to sample and dabble in different dishes and flavors, and it usually lowers the cost of the meals, too. Few restaurants are better for sharing than the famed Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. These seafood experts take you on a gastric adventure tough to top. Especially if you're a shrimp lover. 

Crazy About You

With its unique lounge setting and picturesque waterfront dining, Crazy About You provides a fantastic dining experience. It's the rare venue that combines Brickell's glamour with a relaxed atmosphere. It's an extraordinary achievement, and it works fabulously. You and your group of hungry diners will want to come dressed to impress. But you'll also appreciate the warm, elegant decor and thoughtful service. 

Like we said earlier, group dining can be a fun, but a hectic experience. People show up late; others are picky about the menu selections. Planning these group events can often feel more stressful than they are worth. But maybe limiting your search to this diverse set of restaurants, which are among the best restaurants for group dining in Miami, will help you figure out the logistics.
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