Tequila, Mussels and a Breezy Patio in South Miami

Shelley's Would Like a Word With You and Your Date

By Ginger Harris ·
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By now, the tin foiled graveyard of leftovers in your refrigerator is dwindling.

Which can only mean one thing...

Time to get back to Florida's sea-plucked staples. Perhaps somewhere new.

Perhaps somewhere like Shelley's, a new South Miami seafood spot brimming with tequila and delicious things that hail from the ocean. It's open now. Bring a date. Check out the slideshow.   

Upon entering, the two of you will immediately notice the nod to Old Florida. A sailfish. Vintage artwork of herons. Lobster figures on the wall. Retro maps. It all works well with the white subway tiles, the paneled ceiling and the funky buoy-like lamps.

Carry on to the bar, grab a pair of barstools and begin the serious business of ordering a round of El Demonios with tequila, habanero and blackberry. Or a glass of frosé if you must. Right. Tequila it is.

The Florida-theme continues outdoors at the café seating beneath an overhang. There, in the balmy night, you'll spy things like cod fritters and speck-wrapped cobia on the menu that was created by a chef who worked alongside Jeff McInnis.

And to cap the night off, perhaps a little red-wine-and-black-pepper sorbet. 

Red wine without the sorbet also works.

Ginger Harris

On a typical Wednesday, Ginger Harris is likely seeking reposado tequila, squeezing her way to the front of a concert or jumping on the back of an Indian motorcycle. That’s just Wednesdays, though.


5845 Sunset Dr
South Miami, FL, 33143


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