No, that second glass of wine isn’t fogging your memory — restaurant tabs are more expensive in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area than almost everywhere else in the country.
The average bill at a Miami restaurant is $43, according to The Strawhecker Group’s new study out Wednesday. Only three major U.S. cities charge more: Las Vegas, New York and Honolulu.
Sarasota and Fort Myers weigh in at 11th and 12th, respectively, for most expensive meals. The average bill in both cities is about $39.
Depending on the city, the price of a meal can vary by 67 percent, according to a news release. The national average for a meal in one of the country’s 100 largest cities is $33.
The Strawhecker Group, a consultancy firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, used data from its consumer spending database of 3 million merchants to determine rankings.