Joe’s Stone Crab

For more than 100 years, a visit to Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach is a must when you’re in Miami. Back in 1913 Joe Weiss opened up a small lunch counter on Miami Beach before it even became a city, and famed Collins Avenue was little more than a dirt trail. This was Joe’s humble beginning.

Back then it was known for a good fish sandwich with fries; at the time, no one knew that stone crabs were edible.  When a Harvard researcher told Joe the crabs were edible he threw them in boiling water, then served them cracked and chilled with hash brown potatoes, Cole slaw, and mayo. They caught on and he hit the jackpot with a restaurant that’s still as popular after a century. Now the menu offers crab claws from Medium to Jumbo in size, King Crab Claws, prime meat and poultry, and Joe’s Combos.

And Joe’s Takeout is just as popular as the main restaurant!

Visit: 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-0365;