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“A Wonderful Place or Lunch Too” 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 #37 of 985 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
East Lansing, Michigan
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Place or Lunch Too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We were going to have lunch at Joe's Stone Crab and the main dining room was not open for lunch. However, the "cafe" next door was open. It was wonderful. Free taste tests for salads, soups, etc. Place your order, wait for your number THEN you are allowed to go next door to the outdoor dining. What a lovely experience. The "cafe" is rather noisy and busy. Outside is another world.

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Lanexa, Virginia
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Legenday restaurant still Great! Yes, the fried chicken is only $5.95.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Although the stones crabs are a delicacy and priced accordingly, your meal doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. We were shocked to see that also on the menu was the 1/2 fried chicken for $5.95. We thought it was a typo but were told that the owner thinks everything should be priced accordingly and "how much does chicked cost". Jeaninr our waitress was awesome - she's been there 20 years and I loved how she said the "she was on our side" to make sure we didn't overdo it and order too much food. She really helped to make the meal.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Crabs aren't the only awesome dish.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Outstanding food and great atmosphere. While they are known for their stone crabs, their hash browns and fried green tomatoes are outstanding as well. Suggest you start with the chopped salad which is awesome.

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“Live in miami, had never been, and will never go back”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I expected a long wait and huge crowds, so that didn't bother us. What really bothers me is that they call my name for a table so I lose my spot at the bar only to stand in line for 15 minutes (just leave me at the bar until our table is ready!) On top of that it's like you are sitting in a cafeteria - loud crowded, ppl always zipping by. The "experience" everyone talks about is subpar already.

Cue the waitress. Might as well have been a monkey wearing a tuxedo. No intro, didnt know anything about the menu, or seafood at all for that matter, checked on us maybe once, water glasses were empty for ten minutes at a time. A complete joke. The bus boys had more personality and we literally told them that and thanked them.

We ordered surf & turf, select stone claws, chopped salad, and sauteed mushrooms. I've had beef jerky that was more tender than joe's medium rare filet. The lobster was tough, not succulent. The mushrooms were cold. Salad was ok, but I don't give too much credit for not screwing up a salad. The stone crabs were good but not better than anywhere else that I would go to get stone crab for a third/half the price.

We expected the bill to have gratuity included after the way we were treated. After 4 drinks and all that food, our total money wasted on an over-hyped, over-priced, and under-delivered "experience" was $250 not including tip. We gave them $20 which was for the barkeep and busboys and wrote that on the check. I doubt management will read it.

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Los Angeles, California
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A must go to restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Where do I start??? Beautiful setting, amazing staff that wait on you hand and foot without being in your face. You must order the famous Stone Crab Claws, fried green tomatoes and the chowder. Portions are huge so great way to share. We went for lunch as we had heard they do not take reservations and are really busy and long wait at night. A one hundred year old, family owned restaurant only open in the fall and winter. 5 stars

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