Best Restaurants: Open since 1913, Joe's Stone Crab is a legend in Miami. In fact, they say you haven't truly visited South Florida until you've been to Joe's. Stick out the typical two-hour wait, and you'll be amply rewarded with some of the best stone crab known to man, mouthwatering sides like hash browns and creamed spinach and phenomenal Key Lime Pie. Another thing Joe's is known for is impeccable service. It's rumored that servers here own their own sections, making the opportunity coveted, as evidenced by the extreme attention to detail and general welcoming nature of the staff. Joe's is open full hours during stone crab season (October to May).
Seafood: Open since 1913, Joe's Stone Crab is a legend in Miami. In fact, they say you haven't truly visited South Florida until you've been to Joe's. Stick out the lengthy wait, and you'll be amply rewarded with some of the best stone crab known to man, mouthwatering sides like hash browns and creamed spinach, plus desserts like the phenomenal key lime pie. Joe's is open full hours during stone crab season (October to May). Want a really good long-timer trick or two? Visit during off hours (yes, that means dining at 4 p.m.); order the fried chicken (it's a hidden secret but it's some of the best in town); and don't ever try to visit during the first or last few days of stone crab season (you'll be mobbed, and the claws will be small and, if a hurricane has recently passed through in October, previously frozen).
Take Out: This legendary restaurant, open since 1913, has become a Miami institution. They say you haven't visited South Florida until you have been to Joe's. Stick out the typical two-hour wait and you'll be amply rewarded with some of the best stone crab known to man, great side dishes like hash browns and creamed spinach, and the phenomenal, ultimate Key Lime Pie. If you don't like crabs, follow the lead of Bill Clinton and try the fried chicken. Joe's is open full hours during stone crab season, from October through May, and opens for 2-3 months during the summer with a limited menu in the bar area.
Local Expert Priscilla Blossom Says:
Best Restaurants: "For wait times under two hours, try and arrive prior to 7 p.m. However, since the restaurant is so popular, the bar turns into an experience all its own and provides the perfect prelude to an amazing dinner."
Seafood: "Joe's is legendary for seasonal shellfish as well as two-hour waits. Have a snack beforehand."
Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: This local staple opened over a century ago. Visit and be a part of Miami's culinary history.
Best for Seafood Because: Being a successful and uber-popular seafood restaurant for over a century makes this local hotspot worth of 10Best status.
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