Miami Restaurants Approved to Reopen to Dine-In Customers

Published on May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Beginning today, May 27, restaurants in the City of Miami are permitted to reopen to dine-in customers, with a number of strict health safety rules in effect. Among other rules, restaurant capacity will be capped at 50% of maximum approved occupancy and masks and social distancing rules will be in full effect. The move is part of Phase I of the City’s Stand Up, Miami phased reactivation plan, which was initiated last week, when several categories of non-essential businesses and a limited number of City parks reopened.   

“Restaurants are a big part of our local economy, directly employing thousands of Miamians, and we are ready to begin carefully reopening them to dine-in customers,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “To that end, there are number of rules in place to help safeguard both restaurant employees and customers and limit the continued spread of COVID-19, which is still present in our community. I’m calling on all Miamians to do their part to follow these rules and keep each other safe.”

Dine-In Restaurant Rules
Following is an overview of the primary rules that all restaurants – and diners – must abide by for dine-in service. These rules will remain in effect until further notice and will be strictly enforced by the City of Miami. 

  • Restaurant capacity is capped at 50% of maximum approved occupancy
  • Diners must wait outside or in their car until called by host for seating
  • Facemasks are required at all times, unless seated at table
  • Social distancing rules are in effect at all times inside and outside, unless seated at table
  • No parties larger than four allowed, except household parties which are capped at six
  • Restaurant bars remain closed
  • Valet parking service is prohibited

To review the full list of dine-in restaurant rules, please click here. For more information about the Stand Up, Miami phased reactivation plan, please visit See documents below to view the full emergency order and notice regarding restaurants reopening.

Restaurants Approved to Reopen for Dine-In Service(PDF, 2MB)