101 Years of Amazing Stone CrabsMay 17, 2013
For the past 101 years, Joe’s Stone Crab has been a staple in the luxury market of Miami. This is a world-famous restaurant with the best stone crab you will find. Featuring plenty of famous recipes, including the crab cake, key lime pie and apple pie, no trip to Miami is complete without dining at Joe’s.
Nothing compares to the meal you will experience at Joe’s with amazing potato dishes, excellent cole slaw and the secret key lime pie recipe, which has been a deep secret for many years. Whether you just want to experience the unique stone crab dishes or you’re looking for one of the secret recipes, this is a dining choice you must add to your list.
Why Stone Crabs?
Stone Crabs are not only a delicious choice for your meal, but also one of the most sustainable types of seafood you can find. Only one claw is removed at a time because the crab needs the other one to defend itself. Females are never declawed, hooks are never used and these crabs are never speared in their capture.
After the claw is removed, which can weigh up to 25 ounces and makes up about half the crab’s weight, the stone crab is returned to the water. The removed claw will actually regenerate and takes about one to two years to return to the legal size for harvest. Season for stone crabs in Florida runs from October 15th to May 15th and this is the best time to stop into Joe’s for a plate of claws.
Joe’s is open from May 15th to July 28th from 6pm to 10pm Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and from 6pm to 11pm Friday and Saturday. When in season, from October 11th to May 12th, Joe’s is open for lunch from 11:30am to 2pm, Tuesday through Saturday, open for dinner from 5pm to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and from 5pm to 11pm Friday and Saturday.