Our daughter attended a nearby university and frequented the Monty's in Coconut Grove. Having walked the marina along Alton out to South Pointe Park ( a great walk), we found this location on our last visit but didn't have time to stop.
it is right along the boardwalk and has a large seating area with elevated tables as well as some tables right on the boardwalk. Beautiful yachts are docked right there but it also affords you a view of departing cruise ships and other Miami boating activities.
We arrived at Happy hour and each ordered Pain Killers #3.... Supposedly 3 shots of rum to a large 16 oz cup. Since I had two, I think I can fairly say I doubt there was that amount of alcohol....but at $6 each( Happy hour) they were delicious! The waitress was efficient enough checking back several times to get our food order but we wanted to enjoy the views so held off a bit. I ordered she crab soup, something I've only had before in Charleston, SC and Kiaweh Island and wasn't expecting much. It was EXCELLENT!!! It was a perfect balance of creaminess and body. I was pleasantly surprised and would return for this!
My husband ordered the Mahi sandwich and a simple green salad. he thought the fish sandwich was good enough. I ordered the calamari and wish I had checked Trip advisor before ordering and I would have read the May 1 review about how horrible this choice would be. It was literally inedible... And I rarely leave my meal. Two couples around us complained about their meal choices. I am not sure I can even describe the calamari other to the say they were large thin rings with absolutely no flavor and a chewy dry texture. I've had great calamari but honestly this was so bad that even if I had nothing to compare it to, I'd give it a 1.
Prices for South Beach are fair enough with the fish sandwich with fries $16 and the soup a steal at $7!
Monty's in South Beach is a great spot offering an enjoyable marina side seating option. Visit for happy hour and enjoy a PK 3 and she crab soup but maybe move on for the rest of your dinner.