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Joe's Stone Crab

11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Ranked #49 of 811 restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A landmark known for stone crabs, fine food and outstanding service. Started in 1913 and still owned and operated by the same family. Joe's provides the freshest stone crabs, seafood and more. Joe's Take Away is a smaller version of our original restaurant, which features all the specialities, plus amazing salads, sandwiches, specials and an early morning breakfast.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I went there with 4 friends for lunch. The maitre dead visited my table three times to tell me to hurry up and get out. We spent $400 on lunch and was pushed out saying they needed to turn tables. Go somewhere else. This place is an overpriced tourist trap. Rude, rude, rude. Food was cold and average. Truth is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

nice conch salad, also nice crab claws but same to be had in UK, so what's the fuss. the palm hearts salad and Key Lime pie were standard to boredom. hectic atmosphere may be loved by Americans but not by us

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

There is a Joe's Stone Crab take away and dine in. If your looking for fast and quick go for take away. It has most of the items on the menu minus wait time and could save a few bucks. We dined in and the service was excellent and food awesome! Go for the stone crab, we ordered the select... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It's difficult to wait in line for a seat inside the restaurant. However immediate service and seating at "take-out".

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent dinner at Joe's during our visit to Miami. Joe's is an institution in Miami and should be experienced first-hand. It is not possible to book a table, so make sure to turn up 60-90 minutes before you want to eat, ask for a table and go for a walk along the beach and the docks only... More

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We decided to eat dinner here at Joe's Stone Crab, based on the reviews here in TripAdvisor. I highly, highly recommend this restaurant. Yes it is a little pricey but so worth it. From the attention we rec'd to the outstanding Sea Bass and Grouper I just cant say enough. My friend and I were both "WOWed" We were a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The stone crab claws (large) were a good size, tasty as advertised. But it's the accompanying dishes that make this a mediocre experience. Cold state bread. Tasteless steamed veggies that recall stereotypical British cuisine. However the waiter recommended I change my order from the cheesecake to the key lime pie and he was 100% correct… it was outstanding. Fun atmosphere,... More

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Sticker, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

What can you say about Joe's Stone Crabs that has not been written before? It is The Destination Restaurant in Miami, open for 7 months of the year, seats nearly 800 people at any one time and grosses $38MM per annum! The stone crabs are delicious, the mustard mayonnaise deligthtful and the key lime pie beyond sublime. The waiting staff... More

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Cornwall, UK.
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Although we have been to Miami many times before, surprisingly this was our first visit to the institution that is Joe's Stone Crabs and it was truly worth waiting for! It is a bit tucked away at the bottom end of Ocean Drive/Collins but it's only 5-10 minutes walk from the main drag. There aren't any reservations allowed so either... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Each year the prices go up,some dishes get smaller (creamed spinach), some tables for 4 are ridiculously small, and fortunately this time not next to the bus boys station where they literally throw the plates into trays making a huge raquet. Apart from these details quality of the dishes all very good, service excellent, and the bar always rowdy and... More

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