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“Hot tourist spot on South Beach....but....” 3 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 #51 of 840 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.
Binghamton, New York
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“Hot tourist spot on South Beach....but....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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 ambiance, but often very loud! Not a great place for a quiet romantic dinner, but definitely worth trying at least once. Especially, if it's for a special occasion!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottetown, Canada
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“Service declining”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This used to be one of my favourite places to visit when I was in Miami Beach. The long waits have been around for a while, but once you were in, the service used to be better.
The last visit it felt like we were in an assembly line. The wine was off, and they practically pitched the food on the table, and then came by with the bill. It is overcrowded, very noisy, and lacking any atmosphere now.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“OK, but expected something special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This restaurant was very much recommended by several American friends as a 'landmark place'. I know most Americans have a different view on 'cuisine' than I have, and maybe that explains why I think it was OK, but nothing special. It's big, crowded, noisy, sort of cheapish in some respects, the food was OK and the waiter was nice. But it's more about quantity than about quality.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great King Crab”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went for dinner to this typical place for Crab in South Beach. They offered, as they tend to do, King Crab and it was really delicious.

Visited August 2014
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Someone suggested it as a landmark in Miami so we thought we'd give it a go. They don't take reservations so we had to wait for an hour but it was definitely worth it! Great food, amazing atmosphere and their staff are so helpful and polite. Highly recommend it.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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