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Joe's Stone Crab

11 Washington Ave. (First St.) Send to Phone
305-673-0365 | Menu
South Beach dining establishment still grandly satisfying for the claws of the stone crab.
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Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant Review

: This South Beach restaurant has been serving the distinctively sweet claw of the stone crab since the early 1900s. The founding family still owns and runs it on an entire city block below Fifth Street---formerly a sleepy, low-rise neighborhood, now booming with big buildings and nightlife. But the restaurant itself, despite renovation and expansion, remains gratifyingly simple. Something else has never changed: pandemonium from the get-go in trying to get a table (no reservations are accepted). If you’re not prepared to wait, cruise into Joe’s take-out next door and grab your crab to-go. Stay for a table, though, and you won’t be disappointed. Medium stone crabs (remember, stone crab in Florida means only the claw, by law) are best; the claws are a fine regional meal paired with Joe's creamy mustard dipping sauce and sides of hash browns and creamed spinach. Otherwise, the seafood and other entrées are unpretentious but good---and surprisingly affordable, especially one of South Beach's best kept secrets: Joe's fried chicken. Finish with the famous Key lime pie.

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