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“Well worth it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Stone Crab

Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
3056730365
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Ranked #53 of 843 Restaurants in Miami Beach
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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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Well worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Overall excellent! We got there a little after 5pm. They were already mostly filled. Service and meals were excellent no complaints!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch on New Year's Day , we had jumbo stone crabs which were outstanding . We also had the fried chicken and has browns, everything was terrific including the service .

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“Good food but LOOOOOOONG lines!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a historic restaurant (opened in 1913) near the south tip of Miami Beach. Try the varous forms of crab! The food - especially seafood - tastes great, the staff was friendly and extremely efficient. Only downpoint: very long wait (we arrived at 4:30-ish and only got a table around 7 pm). Tip: if you are there with kids and have to kill time go to the south tip park, there is an excellent playground.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Joe has to try harder”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We had not been to Joe's for some years and we really looked forward to it. The building and decoration are a perfect mix of classic Florida. The waiting staff are attentive and can even be friendly and funny. The food is .... well, you go there for the stone crabs and that's what you eat, stone crab with hash browns. But wait, Joe has decided to fill your plate with something green and ugly. Something lacking any aroma or taste whatsoever. Creamy spinach they call it. Why would Joe compliment your plate with something so out of place? An otherwise fine meal ruined by lack of culinary common sense. What a pity.

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“Very disappointing dinner”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Arrived at 5.00 for dinner it was already chaos. After being seated our unfriendly waitress oversold us when ordering Lobster, she said the sides of spinach were great only to find the lobster anyway came with spinach. After waiting 45 minutes for our food the lobster was cold and had to be sent back TWICE to be reheated. Obviously it would taste terrible after being reheated twice. My Tuna steak was tasteless. The waitress offered us complimentary deserts and coffee as compensation. I said I would take an Expresso and she said no it only could be for American coffee, wow after a bad $39,99 terrible lobster why offer coffee and not allow Expresso.

Rather go to their take away section.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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