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Joe's Stone Crab

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11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
3056730365
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A landmark known for stone crabs, fine food and outstanding service...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Local Institution with phenomenal stone crab!

You cannot miss going to Joe's Stone Crab - tourists and locals alike flock for their incredible stone crab - in three different sizes! I am a purist and savor the simple stone crab claws with drawn butter and lemon - although the sides are delicious and plentiful. My husband doesn't even like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

When it comes to stone crabs there's only one place and that's Joes. However, going there for dinner is often a horror show. That's because of the two hour lines and the mob scene. Why not just avoid it all and go for a relaxing lunch? That's what we did and it was a delightful experience. And here's another secret:... More 

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St. Catharines, Ontario
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The seafood is amazing. The key lime pie is even better. We stop at the takeout if we have no time to dine. If you want a more casual experience visit the takeout section. It has a section to dine in. The actual restaurant is more formal and is perfect for a special occasion.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

You cannot miss going to Joe's Stone Crab - tourists and locals alike flock for their incredible stone crab - in three different sizes! I am a purist and savor the simple stone crab claws with drawn butter and lemon - although the sides are delicious and plentiful. My husband doesn't even like stone crab and he loved them, along... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had been recommended Joe's by family as it's meant to be a favourite of the family. We decided to try. Firstly if you don't know Miami very well it's really a destination so if you get there and decide you want to go somewhere else you need to find a cab or drive nothing else much in the direct... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were enjoying our last day of FL/SoBe vacation and we had yet to try this famous restaurant. So we went there on lunchtime and stayed outside with the other more leisurely dressed folks. I ordered the medium-sized stonecrab while my girlfriend had the mixed plate with stone- and king crabs as well as shrimp ceviche. We shared mushrooms as... More 

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

When we were down in Florida we decided to meet friends at Joe's, since neither of us had been there and we both have been hearing about it for years and years. I am not a stone crab man so I asked my wife to help me with the review. First of all this restaurant is packed. Be prepared to... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I have been first time in Miami, but it was not the first time when I tried crabs (I have eaten a lot of them on Cuba, Bali and United Arab Emirates). But I can say surely for 10000000000% that I have never seen so huge and tried before this kind of crabs with such interesting and tasty sauces. It... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Been here several times. The eggs are served with grease or oil all over them. Even complained and they say they have to use grease to cook the eggs. A 4 star restaurant does not serve greasy eggs. Even the egg whites have grease all over them. The turkey bacon was served the same way covered with grease. The table... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I guess this restaurant is one of the must things to do in Miami. If I try to think what makes this a special restaurant, I'd have to say, it's certainly not the food. It must be the long wait 1-2 hours, or maybe the crab- the fact that they are more expensive than other places. Anyhow, this is a... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Must experience if visiting or residing in Miami Beach. King crab, creamed spinach and key lime pie a must. It's not cheap but what is considered cheap in Miami Beach! Above all you get what you pay for and what fresh seafood isn't priced high... Love this place and will certainly return regardless of for business or pleasure because the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: 3056730365

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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