Joe's Stone Crab in Miami has a long and interesting history that dates back more than 90 years. The restaurant first opened in 1913 when Joe Weiss and his wife, Jennie, opened a small luncheonette in Miami Beach serving fresh fish sandwiches and fries. It wasn't until 1921 that Joe's crab restaurant in Miami started serving the stone crabs for which it's famous, boiled and cracked with a side of hash browns and coleslaw. They were a success then, and they're prepared the same way today and served with mustard sauce.
Joe's Stone Crab is currently celebrating the fifth generation of Weisses running the restaurant. Joe's is one of the best places to eat for anyone interested in local history, as through the years, movie stars, politicians, radio personalities, and even the notorious Al Capone dined at Joe's Stone Crab in Miami. No matter when you go, eating here is one of the things to do that shouldn't be missed during a Miami vacation.
The restaurant maintains a regular schedule from October until the middle of May, serving both lunch and dinner. From the middle of May through the beginning of August, Joe's Stone Crab serves dinner only. It's typically very busy on the weekend, and diners should be prepared for lengthy wait times for a table, as reservations are not accepted. However, it's well worth the wait, as Joe's crab restaurant in Miami is very popular with locals and visitors alike, and it has a reputation for serving the best stone crabs and key lime pie in the city.