• Top Places
  • All
Natalia Molina

The Alibi

Map & Directions 218 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • American, Burgers, Pizza, Sandwiches
  • Daily 5pm-5am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Meters, Street


Miami New Times' Description

Does a Philly cheesesteak sandwich — thinly sliced rib eye, grilled onions, and Cheez Whiz on an Amoroso roll imported from Philadelphia — taste better at 3 in the morning than at any other time? No. It tastes better at 3 in the morning because you are eating it at the Alibi, a food concession within funky SoBe hangout bar Lost Weekend. It tastes better because co-owner Bill Sisca is from Philadelphia and partner John Ross is a CIA-trained chef. Two more reasons: It costs just $8.95, and you are eating it with a side of the freshly made crinkle-cut fries ($4.95) with an available side ($1 extra) such as chipotle or truffle oil or more of that Cheez Whiz (can you really ever have too much?). Plus you are getting a taste of your mate's shrimp poboy sandwich. It tastes better at 3 in the morning because you are keeping the night alive by ordering drinks from the bar while you goof around at the pool table and you are already thinking of capping off your late-night Dagwood-inspired binge with one of John's girlfriend Kristie's now-famous strawberry shortcake cupcakes — another house specialty — and of course you'll buy a second cupcake because (A) they're so good and (B) it's one for $3 but two for $5,and you'll wonder if it wouldn't make sense if you took a bacon-chicken Philly or an all-beef hot dog to go (only five bucks!), because at that point, it'll be around 5 in the morning (closing time at the Alibi), and breakfast will be, let's face it, just around the corner.

Member Reviews

  • Jill361 wrote a review for The Alibi
    on 05/30/10

    Located inside Lost Weekend, this place is a hidden gem. Even though they are open until 5am (which is great when you work late or are just out late), the food at The Alibi is amazing at any time of day. Also, if you're from Philly you will appreciate this place even more than those who have not had the pleasure of tasting Philly's delicious fare.

  • kaijhmon1 wrote a review for The Alibi
    on 05/30/10

    The ONLY place in Miami that even comes close to making a real Philly Cheesesteak. Get.One.Now.

Your Review:

Your Rating:


Tips from foursquare

  • Miami New Times on 12/07/10

    Best Late-Night Dining: The menu features Philly cheese steaks, po' boys, pulled-pork sandwiches, and burgers -- all the stuff that tastes even better after a few drinks.

  • John R. on 03/01/11

    Fat Tuesday, March 8th we will be having our 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil from 5pm-10pm. King Cake, Po'Boys, Hurricanes and of course Crawfish!!

  • Billy S. on 06/13/10

    Best Bar Food on the Beach. Try the Philly Cheesesteak!!! As real as it gets!

  • Mike H. on 06/22/10

    There is NO better Philly cheese steak in Miami. Period. That last period was redundant.

  • Billy S. on 06/15/10

    Voted Best Miami Late Night Dinning by New Times!

Check out The Alibi on Foursquare

More American Restaurants in Miami

See More American Restaurants in Miami

Reviews and News

Best Of Awards


Upcoming Events Here

  • Daily

More American Restaurants

Today's Daily Deal

Five Days of Lunch and Dinner Delivery from Fit2Go Healthy Gourmet ($100 value) View more Voice Daily Deals

Events Nearby

Restaurants Nearby

See More Restaurants