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Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant

Map & Directions 11 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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305-673-0365
  • American, Seafood
  • Sun 4pm-10pm, Mon 5pm-10pm, Tue-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Business Dining, Catering, Kid Friendly, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot Available, Valet

Description

Miami New Times' Description

You know Joe's by now. You know about the storied history, the gloriously sweet stone crabs, the notorious wait to get in. Often overlooked are its consistently good food, truly professional service, free parking (or just $4 for valet), surprising affordability (excepting the crabs), and stately ambiance that only a restaurant large enough to seat 450 can provide. Tuxedoed waiters whirl through the rooms with oval trays of food held high above their heads, and the ebullient buzz of diners subtly occupies the air like the intangible gathering of ions before a thunderstorm, yet it's difficult to imagine so sizable a dining room being any cozier. Stone crabs are, of course, the mainstay of Joe's menu, and somehow they seem to taste a little fresher and sweeter here. The rest of the menu doesn't disappoint. And nearly everybody orders Joe's key lime pie for dessert, renowned as the best in town.

 
Member Reviews

  • salome4
    on 09/29/11
    5

    At 99 years old, this gem of a restaurant stands the test of time. Delicious food, attentive service and excellent atmosphere make this a classic.

  • Marqus wrote a review for Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant
    on 12/30/10
    4

    Can this place really be worth standing around and waiting to get into? I hate being put off waiting for anything, but in this case the answer is yes. However, to avoid that, one might consider lunch. Their stone crab is everything they say it is and though their sides are good too, it is all about the stone crab....nothing else. It's fresh, done to perfection and complimented... More >>

  • on 12/15/10
    4

    those of you love the seafood..here comes the joe stone crab

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Tips from foursquare

  • Eater on 01/13/11

    A South Beach stone crab institution that's always mobbed, no matter what the economy is like. Home of the original Miami Beach power lunch. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Travel Channel on 10/11/11

    Adam had Joe’s Jumbo Stone Crab Claws. A Miami must! As seen on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food Nation.

  • Epicurious on 08/23/10

    The wait at this famous eatery can be very long (no reservation policy), but the food is worth the wait! Crack a few claws open and dip into a creamy mustard sauce for crab heaven.

  • Miami New Times on 01/03/11

    I am a little obsessed w/Joe's Take-Away! The extra seating on the veranda is perfect for a quick, casual meal.

  • AskMen on 04/01/11

    Open just nine months out of the year, and its namesake and signature dish is only in season for six -- meaning that from October 15 to May 15, tables here are hard to come by, but worth it.

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