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Map & Directions 1418 20th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Miami New Times' Description

The quiet block of 20th Street between Purdy and West Avenues in South Beach has given aspiring restaurateurs nothing but headaches. Nowadays folks are gathering beneath Pubbelly's high loft ceilings, leaning against the exposed brick walls, and waiting for one of the three-dozen seats or dozen bar stools to open up. So how did the Asian-accented gastropubs's three young owners succeed where others could not? By offering fresh, creative, flavor-packed cuisine in a cozy urban-tavern setting, with attentive service and the one thing those failed ventures did not: value. Of course, it helps that Pubbelly embraces popular dining trends such as Asian food, small plates, gastropubs, and pork belly. The small menu manages to encompass 30-plus items, and half a dozen of them contain belly meat from the pig. On the low end, the $6 McBelly packs a lot of flavor into a small bun via pickles, shaved onions, and kim chee barbecue sauce atop meaty slaps of fatty pork. It's just one of a dozen "small plates" that anchor the bill of fare. Belly beckons in the Pubbelly ramen - lemongrass broth bolstered by bean sprouts, ramen noodles, moistly poached pork belly, and a runny poached egg. Other modes of making a meal here include raw bar items, plates of imported hams such as jamon serrano, ravioli-like dumplings (try the ones with duck and pumpkin butter), side vegetables, and choice of a few entrée-size plates ($25 to $29). On the pub side: more than a dozen bottled beers, 14-ounce draughts, two dozen boutique red and white wines($30 to $79), and a rotating list of sakes. Service is personable and attentive, and the vibe is friendly in a neighborly sort of way.

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  • Eater on 07/27/11

    In one (non) word: McBelly. 'nuff said. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Miami New Times on 03/03/11

    Everything on the menu is delicious! Try the pork belly sandwich (order 2) and the pork belly dumplings.

  • Miami New Times on 06/13/11

    Best of Miami 2011 Winner for Best Restaurant on the Beach! A truly locals' spot - the McBelly with kimchi ($6) and forget about your diet, bc everything on menu is delish.

  • AskMen on 11/01/11

    The menu can best be described as Japanese with a tapas twist -- think pork belly-and-clam rolls served with kimchi coleslaw.

  • BestOf on 09/12/11

    Winner of Best Restaurant in South Beach 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/miami

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