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Our Story 2017-07-05T12:16:21+00:00
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Our Story

Mike and Norma Shelow opened Mike’s at Venetia in 1989 in Downtown Miami, an area begging for a friendly, convenient lunch spot that wouldn’t break the bank. With a background in baking, Mike and his brother jumped on the opportunity to open a restaurant. The core values established in those early years still ring true today: family first, tradition and home-cooking at a home cost.

After almost 30 years of business, Mike’s is still considered Miami’s best kept secret: a home away from home for locals and travelers alike. The culture is one of a kind, with a unique and familiar atmosphere that welcomes guests from all walks of life. With a massive bar, 20+ HD TV’s for sports fans, and food & beverage specials that value the customer first, the Shelow’s have honored their commitment to clientele.

Our Team

Mike’s prides itself on a strong team of loyal employees that have been working at the restaurant since its beginning years, always complimented by new staff members through the turnover of the local service industry. A friendly staff expertly services the indoor bar, restaurant and outdoor patio. Mike’s is equipped to host a wide range of celebrations including birthdays, sporting events, reunions and holidays.

The Mike’s team extends to all areas of business, which includes a growing online presence. Credits for this website’s stunning photography go to Vanessa Viera, an expert videographer, photographer and editor based in Miami, Florida. Find her work online at www.SunnyVPhotography.com.