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“A must if you are in South Beach, but go early!” 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 #45 of 844 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $80
Cuisines: French, American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“A must if you are in South Beach, but go early!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Joe’s Stone Crab is as good as the reviews state. My wife who frequented Joe’s when she lived in Florida, said it was a must for us to eat their on our trip to Miami. We got their about 30 minutes after they opened and were seated immediately. Now if you show up around 7:00PM be prepared for a long wait, as in an hour +. We ordered a rose wine from Provence, France priced at about $40, which was fruity and tasty and a perfect complement to our fish dishes. Our first dish was raw oysters – six from the east coast and 12 from the west coast – delicious. My wife and I then shared snapper, a small order of hash browns (wish we had ordered the French fries, the looked much better), which were so so. Instead of dessert we each had a salad, I had the blue cheese wedge – wonderful. My wife had the house salad with Joe’s special balsamic dressing.

The writers who criticized Joe’s I simply don’t understand. Excellent food (except for the hash browns), excellent atmosphere and excellent service. As to tipping, Joe’s does NOT add a tip as many restaurants do in Miami. Gosh is a 15% to 20% tip to much to ask. I believe the people that weren’t pleased with tipping must be foreigners. Heck I don’t complain about the 17% VAT charges when I go to Europe. So, if the service is good, open the pocket book a little wider.

  • Visited May 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“AMAZING seafood, unique election ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Went to Joe's takeaway and it exceeded my expectations. The location was what attracted us to the restaurant, since it is only a few minutes walking distance from the beach. The menu was full of delicious seafood, the crab was great and the seafood chowder was the best I have ever eaten. The atmosphere is unique, as there is a huge bar in the middle and customers walk up to the counter and order their take away. Plenty of seating inside, whether you sit at the bar or at the other tables. Best seafood in South beach for sure, I would highly recommend it for anyone that is visiting.

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“Amazing meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Eat at the take out side, it's the regular menu but cheaper and quicker. Loved the crab cakes and ceviche. Fun experience for the family.

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“Overpriced place”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

No admittance with strollers. If you with baby you can seat only outside with reduced menu. High prices for mediocre dishes. Ordinary crabs and side dishes. Nothing special.

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“Go for the Claws”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed some large claws before the place closed for the season. The red chowder was outstanding. The lobster tail was a hit at the table too. Not just a regular crab joint.....this place is special.

  • Visited May 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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