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“Good for admiring architecture, beach parks, watch out for cigars and monster bar drinks” 4 of 5 stars
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Ocean Drive
Eighth Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL (Flamingo / Lummus)
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“Good for admiring architecture, beach parks, watch out for cigars and monster bar drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Having lived near restaurant row in the theater district of Manhattan for many years, the town side of of Ocean Drive reminded me of the pre-theater crowds on the sidewalk at dinner time. The hosts are the typical soliciting types, the food and drinks all look the same. That said, Bongos at Larios was fine after a day of walking around for the experience. Service there was ok. Food was good.

Stay on the beach side of the street and admire the buildings -- pretty when lit at night. The crowd seems to be more of the 2 Coronas in a Margarita bowl type, but I once was young and in love with alcohol in mass quantities, so I can't judge. The Clevelander & Mangos looked like a spring break mecca. Lummus park is a nice place to chill under the palms, maybe rent a bike to ride on the beach path behind.

Welcome center in the area very nice.

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“the decadence of the fashion models and Versace”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

the restaurant are teririble and people asking you if you want to get in and see the menu, offering drinks, etc is very annoieng, you cant walk in peace, still the architercture is amazind despite the shopping mall atmosphere

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“VISIT ONLY IF YOU EXPECT TO RUN INTO TONY MONTANA...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The perfect tourist trap, ugly people, bad restaurants, noisy... there is nothing glamourous or interesting here, maybe the Versace Mansion but thats it...

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“Typical tourist beach area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I suppose you have to walk down Ocean Drive once in your life to say you've been there, but after that there is nothing to bring you back. The Art Deco hotels are beautiful and the parks along the ocean are unexpected. However, all Ocean Drive restaurant staff must work on commission because they are extremely rude and obnoxious trying to get you to eat at their particular restaurant. I only are at two but they appear to be all over priced. I recommend you walk on the other side of the street and just enjoy the views without stopping.

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“Lots of fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I stayed in this area, but even if you're not, you should make the trip out at least one day to this area. Located just off the beach and lined with outdoor restaurants/cafes/bars, this area is a lot of fun. Lots of happy hour specials, so if you spend the morning on the beach/Lummus Park, then decide to have lunch and a drink, you'll have a good time. Be warned: the food offered at most places is not exactly gourmet, and the hostesses are a little pushy about getting you to eat at their venue. You can easily just walk on the other side of the street to avoid them, which is better anyway because then you get a better view of the art deco architecture.

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