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Joe's Stone Crab

Joe's Stone Crab

Seafood Restaurant, Coffee Shop, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
South Point, Miami Beach
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    This seafood restaurant is famous for their crab. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Gino B.
    "The stone crabs, creamed spinach and key lime pie are all amazing!"(113 Tips)
    Spiro V.
    "My go-to place every time I am in South Beach!"(12 Tips)
    Liz
    "Excellent stone crabs, grilled tomatoes, key lime pie, and service"(57 Tips)
    Lauren K.
    "The King Crab legs were also the best I've ever had."(12 Tips)
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 12, 2013
    If you're visiting Miami, this place is a MUST. There's almost always a wait for a table, so it's best to get Joe's to go to minimize the time before you can eat their incredible stone crab claws.
    Upvoted Jan 19
  • Brad H.heart icon on user image
    Brad HagerDecember 18, 2015
    Hands down the BEST restaurant in Miami. Impeccable food & service. So nostalgic you never want to leave. Stone crab claws are a MUST, king crab legs are awesome, key lime pie is to die for, ALL GOOD
    Upvoted Jan 20
  • Janet T.heart icon on user image
    Janet TabinOctober 30, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Most people know Joe's for stone crab, but their fresh fish and other seafood is also outstanding. And, interestingly, Joe's keeps a hamburger and fried chicken on the menu at a real bargain price!
    Upvoted Dec 31, 2023
  • Sung C.heart icon on user image
    Sung CFebruary 24, 2017
    A Miami institution and a must. Ordered two large orders and I was plenty for two folks with two sides. Unless you are eating other foods. The key lime pie is a must!
  • Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues
    Joe's Stone Crab is ranked #1 seafood restaurant in Miami Beach by Foursquare City Guide users and we know why... Three things to order: stone crab claws, grilled tomatoes and key lime pie.
  • Allain B.heart icon on user image
    Allain BarnettMay 1, 2018
    The stone crab great, but I'll be coming back for the key lime pie. I also enjoyed the crunchy kale salad and fried chicken. The staff are efficient, professional and attentive. Great place
  • JT T.heart icon on user image
    JT TeranDecember 3, 2014
    Lives up to the hype. The take-away section of the restaurant is more laid back and features just as great of food. Crab legs are priced based on market value, so they can be a bit expensive.
  • Solheart icon on user image
    SolDecember 31, 2018
    If you’re not getting stone crabs, go for the glazed salmon. The sauce is sweet and savory, and the fish is always fresh. Chopped salad and the tomato are classic starters.
  • Mei T.heart icon on user image
    Mei TamMarch 13, 2020
    The stone crabs are fresh and amazing!!!! The wait so staff were polite and friendly! The only disappointment was the long wait. But I am willing to come again!!! 🥰
  • Ashlyn W.
    Ashlyn WilliamsDecember 23, 2015
    If you want to try this place more than once it is a good idea to come for lunch. Walked up to the gentleman at the front about noon with a group of 5 at about 12 noon and he was ready to get us sat.
  • CNN
    CNNJune 22, 2015
    The legend goes it was Weiss who first served stone crabs claws, now a delicacy on menus throughout Florida. Read more
  • TripExpert
    TripExpertMay 25, 2015
    A historical Miami institution. "Medium stone crabs...are best; the claws are a fine regional meal paired with Joe's creamy mustard dipping sauce." -Gayot on TripExpert Read more
  • Zach H.heart icon on user image
    Zach HedrickNovember 17, 2015
    One word, OUTSTANDING. This is THE place to try in Miami Beach. Be sure to order the slaw as an app. Try the brussel sprouts as well!
  • Bill H.heart icon on user image
    Bill HollisFebruary 23, 2018
    Are you kidding me! Best restaurant ever! The crabs were amazing, topped off with spectacular potato pancakes, can’t say enough about our experience. Best meal in Miami! Btw Maria was awesome!
  • Nash A.heart icon on user image
    Nash AlsJuly 5, 2019
    obviously the stone crab is a must. and the lobester was good too. but make sure to leave some room for the lime pie 👍🏻
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GyllenstiernaDecember 22, 2016
    Get here at 6pm or risk waiting >1hr. Get the select stone crab, grilled tomatoes and key lime pie. Not cheap, but so good!
  • Miami New Times
    Miami New TimesJune 26, 2013
    Best of Miami 2013- Best Fried Chicken: Joes Take Away. At the inexpensive sister of Joes Stone Crab, try their Mahi-Mahi Sandwiches, fried Oysters and of course their famous Fried Chicken. Read more
  • Robin L.heart icon on user image
    Robin LeighbuchananOctober 18, 2012
    Fabulous dinner at Joe's. If you are ever in Miami, and even if you live there..Joe's is the one place to have an incredible Stone Crab meal. Best place to go for them.
  • Alyssa B.heart icon on user image
    Alyssa B.December 7, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    Frozen claws during late Sept but still good. Cannot miss this during a Miami visit!
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeDecember 29, 2023
    An institution. The creamed spinach is amazing. Not so much the wedge. Large claws only. Make ur life easier and jus eat at takeaway with less of a hassle
  • Jecee M.
    Jecee MedeirosNovember 17, 2013
    What else is one to say except you have to try the stone crabs. There is nothing else like these or the yummy creamy mustard dipping sauce they serve the stone crabs with. Five stars all the way
  • Phil M.heart icon on user image
    Phil MillerDecember 30, 2016
    This storied Miami Beach place is awesome in both the atmosphere (formal with all waitstaff in a tux), to the service to the food. A large selection at all price points.
  • Jean-Marc D.
    Jean-Marc DemersOctober 18, 2011
    If you enjoy food (and wine) as much as I do, you need to ask your waiter to take his time. Order your main after your appetizer is over, then you'll know you won't receive everything simultaneously.
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The stone crab claws are the best seafood in Miami, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Miami. Read more
  • Match T.
    Match ThisflyJuly 8, 2014
    The Killer King Crab Claws that you can have shipped to your door. Could eat these everyday with a chilled Cava or Presecco. Great staff. Really expensive but worth the splurge.
  • Valerie D.heart icon on user image
    Valerie DeeDecember 15, 2015
    Go on a weeknight and before 7pm for a short wait! We split one large order of the stone crabs plus one side of hash browns and one appetizer and it was plenty of food!
  • Matilda A.heart icon on user image
    Matilda ArmadouJuly 28, 2016
    If you are in miami and you want to have one of the best sea-meals of your life then visit joe's stone crab!dont think about the prices it is 100% value for money!!!
  • Jaclyn R.heart icon on user image
    Jaclyn RDecember 31, 2018
    South Florida staple so definitely worth the visit but not necessarily worth the crazy wait. Pro tip: know a guy
  • Dennis M.heart icon on user image
    Dennis MancinoAugust 3, 2015
    Best Stone Crab and Lobster around. Key Lime pie is the best north of key west, and if your into greens , the creamed spinach is a MUST! - Dennis Mancino
  • Judy K.heart icon on user image
    Judy KennedyMarch 25, 2015
    Appetizers were so good! The cold seafood platter was ok but not worth the 47$ at all! Strong drinks always a plus! Great experience !
  • Allie B.
    Allie BDecember 14, 2011
    Amazing food and great service. A South Beach classic that should not be missed. Splurge for the stone crab and try a mojito. You won't be disappointed.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagJuly 9, 2012
    The shrimp cocktail, sweeter and plumper than most you can score in the U.S., rim a chalice filled with a house-made sauce. Order the jumbo claws if they're in season and larges any other time.
  • Mattie S.heart icon on user image
    Mattie StegerMarch 3, 2016
    A must-do while you're in Miami! Never disappoints; & the service is great. GET THE KEY LIME PIE!🙌🏼
  • Sarah D.heart icon on user image
    Sarah DunnFebruary 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best stone crabs and key lime pie in Miami! They don't take reservations so leave time to enjoy the bar
  • Alex N.
    Alex NormanDecember 23, 2012
    The best value are the large stone crabs hands down. Every time I come I always make the mistake of getting the selects. Now it's officially on FS So no one will make the same mistake
  • Mari S.heart icon on user image
    Mari StormarMarch 22, 2019
    Historical place. Good service and famous stone crab clams. But was not blown away. More like an experience
  • Isabella K.heart icon on user image
    Isabella KayatSeptember 10, 2017
    Love this place. They don't take reservations. I would go for lunch because dinner can have long waits. Loved the stone crabs and artichoke
  • Mustafa K.heart icon on user image
    Mustafa K.March 17, 2022
    Jumbo crab was good, they have to work on their side orders thou… their hash brown recipe has room for improvement. Grilled tomatoes was cold, we would enjoy it more if they were fresh out of oven.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveApril 13, 2012
    Food blogger Deborah of DeborahShane.com recommends Joe's Stone Crab. "My favorites include baked clams, Alaskan crab claws with secret mustard sauce, Joe’s famous slaw, and, of course, Key lime pie."
  • Ellen N.heart icon on user image
    Ellen NewmanApril 14, 2015
    Lunch in January for anniversary. Everything was delist-oysters, crabs.Hubs had lobster roll AND crab cakes because he couldn't decide between the two.Comped us key lime pie.Great service.Expensive!!
  • BZB
    BZBDecember 15, 2012
    The Stone Crabs and lobster claws were delicious. The side of baked tomato with cheese on top is amazing, finished with chocolate brownie with icecream which I recommend you share.
  • Diana D.heart icon on user image
    Diana DlpJuly 13, 2013
    The large stone crab is amazing. Also the crab cakes and key lime pie!! Great place if you get to the restaurant before 6pm you won't have to wait in line.
  • Cristin G.
    Cristin GuentherJanuary 2, 2012
    OMFG Richard Is The BEST we LOVED HIM !!!! He gave us the best advice on what to order for our 1st time Was unbelievable Experience! We will be Back. 5 Star for sure and I do Not Give that often!!
  • John K.heart icon on user image
    John KeatingSeptember 22, 2021
    Amazing! A Keating family tradition for 30 years. The key lime pie is the worlds best. THIS IS MY FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT ON EARTH!
  • Dianne P.heart icon on user image
    Dianne ProctorJuly 29, 2012
    I love crab meat and Joe's has gigantic crab claws, crazy..They also every other kind of seafood you could want Word to the wise Joe's closes on August 5 and reopens October 1
  • Mike D.heart icon on user image
    Mike DizonDecember 30, 2011
    You absolutely must get the fried chicken. A hidden gem. The stone crabs are great too, but you already know that. If u want to skip the line, grease the maitre'd a $50 (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GohMay 10, 2013
    Stone crab claws and key lime pie definitely live up to the hype! Make sure you dress neatly and arrive early.
  • Dan A.
    Dan AltieriNovember 11, 2013
    Fried Chicken...yummy and I think the cheapest item on the dinner menu!?!? Go surf n turf with the crab n chicken to leave your wallet as happy as you belly!
  • Daniel U.heart icon on user image
    Daniel UgarteDecember 7, 2017
    My first time, and yes. The chicken lived up to and surpassed the expectations. Ah-mazing, especially with a bottle of Coca Cola. (y)
  • Maira G.
    Maira GarciaMay 1, 2013
    Little expensive, but really good. Best crab cake I had ever tried (and I order it a lot!). The macaroni with cheese and lobster is a nice and cheap choice!
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