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Joe's Stone Crab

11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Ranked #53 of 843 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We've been to Joe's several times, most because it's my husbands favorite in Miami. The service is great, the wait so long, the food is good. I thinks good to go to once, but you have decide if it's worth the wait.

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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

While I put a date on the review, I have eaten at this restaurant many times and make it a point to eat there every time I'm in Miami. This is one of my favorite all time restaurants. The stone crabs are their marquee item and they are superb. They will also ship them and I have gotten them several... More

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Nieuw-Vennep, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A must eat for sea food lovers. It is very popular among locals... and thus very busy. Tip: if the restaurant has no place, go to the take away - which has wonderful food and a big bar and some small tables where you can eat.

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Every big city has its share of "must see" attractions that tempt you to brave huge crowds in order to experience them for yourself. This is one of those places. Joe's is an institution in Miami Beach, serving fresh, cold stone crab claws along with steakhouse fare on par with what you would find in New York City. The food... More

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Edwards, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Yes Joe's is the place to eat Stone Crabs. Forget about everything else! Worth the wait. Silverware review clean! Service exceptional! Bring an appetite and plenty of plastic because this place is not for rookie spenders. Joe's pretty much holds the market for Stone Crabs with it's fleet of boats and they have 5 sizes available. I usually go for... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Huge place close to south beach but traffic is a bit of a headache! Delicious food and snow crabs when in season (starts Oct).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Going to Joes is going back in time, you feel the History of this place. Together with the best and freshest stone crabs and original side dishes it's always a culinary expierence. The waiters are very professional, so service is impeccable. I strongly recommend Joe's and can't wait for the season to start.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Take out is better than sit down restaurant. Expensive restaurant. Food ok. Seen and be seen. Take out better

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

The crabs here are my favorite. Get prepared to pay, but worth every penny. The wine bottles areVERY affordable though.

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Binghamton, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This place is an institution on South Beach. Maybe a place you want to visit once, so you can say you've eaten there! As with any hot spot, expect a long wait to get a table. Make sure you call for a reservation in advance. The staff is always efficient and knowledgeable, but I think the food is over-priced. Nice... More

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