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Golden Rule Seafood



Name: Tiffany Foxx 
Restaurant Pick: Ristorante Fratelli Miliano
Reviewed: Golden Rule Seafood

visited Golden Rule Seafood on 2 occasions. My first attempt was on Tuesday evening for dinner. However, after walking through the empty outdoor area and parking lot, I was disappointed to find the restaurant was closed for renovations. I re-visited on Friday and was not disappointed.

From outside, it appeared the establishment was packed as there was limited parking available. I wasn’t quite sure where the appropriate entrance was and decided to take the same path I had earlier in the week. For a first timer, it was slightly confusing finding your way as I walked through a vacant deck, wound to the left, and finally emptied out into the outdoor seating area. I didn’t see a hostess desk and must have looked confused. Vanessa eagerly came to my rescue, greeted me with a big smile, and told me I could grab a seat anywhere. Although it was very hot outside that day, the deck was well-cooled with fans and equipped with TVs which made it more than tolerable. I had no problem sitting outside for close to 2 hours which is unusual for me.

To start, I ordered the clam chowder as it’s one of my favorite soups and not commonly placed on menus near me. The bowl came out quickly and was big enough to eat alone for lunch. It also did not have a ton of bacon (as I’ve seen elsewhere) or potatoes, which was great. The taste was different than what I’m accustomed to but good nonetheless. Before I could reach the bottom of my soup bowl, my tuna poke bowl came out. I didn’t mind the quickness as the staff was very attentive and prompt (my water and tea glasses were never empty). The amount of tuna was easily twice the size of what I normally get when ordering poke bowls around town. It included all of the standard trappings of cucumber, avocado, seaweed salad, and spicy mayo. The tuna was fresh and well-seasoned – not overly salty.

To finish, I ended with a slice of cheesecake that was good, not great. A decent close to a solid meal. Pricing was more than fair (at just about $35) given the quality and amount of food.

Before leaving, I also visited the market portion of the restaurant that featured a variety of fresh seafood (including crabs that looked like they were to die for) and the accompaniments. There was a small amount of indoor seating and a bar area as well. The memorabilia seemed to be a fun hodgepodge of maritime items from the coast of Florida giving plenty of charm to the marketplace. This was definitely a no-frills experience and it was all about the food. Vanessa and her colleagues ensured I had everything I needed and checked in on multiple occasions. I definitely look forward to visiting Golden Rule on my next trip to South Miami and will bring a cooler to haul some of the seafood from the market back to downtown.

Name: Joseph Allen 
Restaurant Pick: Golden Rule Seafood
Reviewed: Golden Rule Seafood

The service was good. There is very little parking. We sat outside because of the fish market smells. The price was a little high for lunch, but the portions were good. I love seafood and the atmosphere was good. It was like I was in Key West.

Name: Rolando Tapanes 
Restaurant Pick: Bachour
Reviewed: Golden Rule Seafood

We drove down to Palmetto Bay not knowing of the location and before we knew it, we were there. Parking was very easily accessible, and we entered off of the highway. We initially stepped into the fish market and were surprised that it was empty as the parking lot was full. We then discovered that there was outside seating and were totally surprised by what we found. The location automatically transported you to a tropical island. The atmosphere was relaxed. There was live music and it was very family friendly. We were given a table immediately and our server was very friendly and approachable. We ordered some cocktails and appetizers while we reviewed the menu. The service was quick and very good. The buffalo shrimp appetizer ordered by our daughter was delicious. We all shared that as well as the special crab cakes made with stone crab. We then placed our orders for our entrees. While we waited, we enjoyed the music and the atmosphere. The servers constantly came by to check to see if we needed anything.

Once the entrees arrived, we made sure to try everything. Again, the shrimp tacos ordered by my daughter were the best. The portion sizes were large. My snapper was deep fried and came with collard greens which were delicious as well as with grits which my wife described as “just like you would get in North Carolina”. We then moved on to dessert. Both offerings were very good, but the ladies in my family definitely preferred the brownie skillet. All in all, a very enjoyable evening. It was a good value for what we received, and we would definitely go back if we were in southern Dade.

Restaurant Information

Location: : 17505 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami, FL
Parking: Private Lot
Phone: 305-235-0661
Restaurant Owners: Pamela Mullins, Walter Flores
Executive Chef: Generric Kyles
Pastry Chef: N/A

Type of Cuisine: Seafood
Signature Dishes: Stone crabs, conch, snapper
Vegetarian Options: Yes
Alcohol Served: Full Bar
Corkage Fee: $10
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours: 
Monday– 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Tuesday– 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM 
Wedensday– 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM 
Thursday– 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM 
Friday– 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM 
Saturday– 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM 
Sunday– 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM 

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Prix Fix Menu: N/A
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: No
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $30-50
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $30-50
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? All major credit cards
Accept Reservations: Yes
Need Reservations: No
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: Day of or before

Accommodations for Children: Yes
Dining Style: Casual
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 200 seats
Accommodate Groups: Yes
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: Outdoor waterfall feature
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Entertainment: Yes - live music some evenings