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Joe's Stone Crab

11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Ranked #54 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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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Alaskan king crab legs, stone crab and lobster. It does't get much better than this. Great atmosphere and well worth the wait for a table (no reservations accepted).

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Miami Beach, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Joe's has never disappointed. Stone crab-nirvana at its best. Excellence in side dishes and wine selection. The wait is part of the charm. On weekdays, when there are no special events (like the boat show, holidays) there is almost no waiting for a late lunch.

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Miami, Florida
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280 reviews 280 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Grandfathered in to South Beach as a place to go,stone crab claws a speciality along with fish and more a unique accompaniment hash browns remains popular.From years of word of mouth recommendations it remains very popular to the point of filling up most nights,over the years i have visited as a guest of friends but in all truth I never... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This restaurant is one of the biggest restaurants i have ever been. There are customers and servers everywhere too. Stone crabs were very good but bit pricy. Its still worth it!

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Aventura, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a historic Miami restaurant. If you like stoen crabs look no further. They take no reservstions but it is well worth the wait. Nice bar to have a drink while waiting. I only go for stone crabs and have tried some side plates which have been really good. Only opens during stone crab season, so make sure you... More

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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Select choice of the Stone crab season every time. Be prepared to wait at the bar, unless you know someone at the door. Everything at Joe's is incredible, but I always get the Crab. They are probably one of the top restaurants turning tables in the US, so the crab is always coming out the kitchen, the place is like... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Bookbinders in Philadelphia is gone. Jimmy's and Pier 4 in Boston, gone. Great cities always have a trademark seafood restaurant. New York has the Ouster Bar, Chicago has Shaws and Miami has the original Joe's Stone Crab. I have been coming to Joes every year since 1970. You cannot miss fresh Stone Crab in season for six months. And this... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The best go-to restaurant on South Beach for excellent food, service, value and experience. Setting the bar for what a Stone Crab meal is all about, Joe's is more then just a Stone Crab restaurant. Some of the best seafood, chicken and steaks have also made Joe's one of the best deals on the beach.

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146 reviews 146 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Usually the stone crabs are excellent (not always). The waiters are old pros and make it all easy. It's all about the "fixings" here: the hashed browns, the creamed spinach, the cold slaw. It's a Miami Beach institution. If you can handle the crowds and the wait (or tip enough), it's a fun experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We hadn't visited in 20 years but were thrilled to see that Joe's Stone Crab was still a great place to dine. The atmosphere, with formal waiters, table linen, etc. conveys a feeling of old Miami Beach. We were a party of 3 adults and 2 children (7 and 8) for lunch. The menu was varied and there were enough... More

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