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Joe Allen - CLOSED

Map & Directions 1787 Purdy Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • American, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Sun-Thu 11:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Highly Recommended
  • Meters, Street


Miami New Times' Description

Despite being located just a Manolo Blahnik's throw from the bustle, hustle, and flow of Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road, Joe Allen is more about grits than glitz. The square dining room with a long bar at the entrance is comfortable and casual rather than intimidating... and designed to within an inch of its life -- a study in cool grays and warm dark woods with an American bistro feel. The food is similarly bistrolike, including all of your hearty, comforting favorites: thick, juicy burgers; a big slab of meat loaf with mashed potatoes and gravy; tender sautéed calf's liver with more mashers; skirt steak with tangy chimichurri. The kitchen also turns out an excellent caesar salad and thin-crusted pizzas that are better than the stuff of many local pizzerias. Try the goat cheese with mozzarella, spinach, roasted garlic, and tomatoes, then go on to a luscious New Orleans bread pudding for dessert.

Member Reviews

  • caterina.falcone2 wrote a review for Joe Allen
    on 06/23/10

    Casual, but good quality dining.

  • Salome5 wrote a review for Joe Allen
    on 05/20/10

    Casual - unassuming restaurant on South Beach that offers affordable American fare without any fuss.

  • bpbnewtimesbestof wrote a review for Joe Allen
    on 05/06/09

    Its name lined in globe lights, the Entrada stands as a final vestige of old Florida motels. From Federal Highway you might mistake it for another piece of crumbling Floridiana, but inside the cocktail lounge around 2 a.m. you'll find it's ever so much more. Grab a seat in one of the stackable metal chairs that fences in the sunken bar and order a dirt-cheap drink from a plastic... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • JC on 08/14/10

    Another locals' favorite. This is where you can get all American comfort food. You can't go wrong with anything in the menu. Big portions !

  • Claudia C. on 05/16/10

    The Calamari is amazing and so is the Arnold Palmer

  • Juan U. on 07/20/10

    Go to Joe Allen for great cocktails before dinner. Don't forget the berry tart for dessert!

  • Elizette M. on 02/14/10

    Salmon is incredible. Coffee is extra strong.

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