Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant

Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant in Miami Beach, established in 1913, is a historic dining destination known for its stone crabs, fresh seafood, and steaks, offering an exquisite dining experience with impeccable service, a variety of dining options, and signature desserts.

Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant
Food & Drink

Before Miami's South Beach (SoBe) area became famous for its glamour, Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant was already a beloved spot for seafood enthusiasts, both locals and visitors. Founded in 1913, two years before the incorporation of Miami Beach, Joe’s has been a culinary landmark for over a century. Originally "Joe's Restaurant," started by Joe and Jennie Weiss, it served seafood from their front porch. The discovery of stone crabs in 1920 by Joe, following a suggestion from a Harvard ichthyologist, marked the beginning of the restaurant’s fame, making stone crabs a staple in Miami. Today, Joe's is renowned for its stone crabs, fresh seafood, and excellent steaks, thanks to a partnership with a Florida cattle ranch.

Upon arrival, the restaurant’s grandeur and attention to detail are immediately apparent, offering a superb dining experience. Guests are welcomed by a lush patio, with the option to dine outdoors. Inside, the ambiance is enriched by a hand-carved mahogany bar, brass accents, and terrazzo floors, setting the stage for an unforgettable seafood adventure. Joe's prides itself on exceptional service, with a team that includes staff members boasting over 30 years of experience.

For those seeking a formal dining experience, Joe's offers three dining rooms and even a chance to dine in the "East Wing," reminiscent of the original front porch. The menu caters to diverse tastes, featuring not only its signature stone crabs but also other seafood options, steaks, and an award-winning fried chicken. Dessert highlights include the Key lime pie and Joe’s Apple Pie, each a testament to Joe’s culinary excellence.

For quicker meals, Joe’s Take Away next door provides a variety of seafood, sandwiches, and salads perfect for beach picnics. Moreover, Joe’s Shipping Department offers nationwide overnight shipping, Monday to Friday. A visit to this iconic Miami Beach restaurant is a must for an authentic taste of the city's rich culinary history.