Joe’s Stone Crab first opened in 1913 and is the go to place for stone crabs. I always wanted to go there way back when I was a student at the University of Miami but it was too expensive. Over the years on trips to South Florida for whatever reason (long wait times, didn’t have time in schedule ) I never got the chance to go there.
Finally on Friday, after three decades of it first being on my radar, I got to eat at Joe’s Stone Crab. Got there even before they opened so walked around South Beach a little bit which is always a joy because of the Art Deco buildings. Visually Miami Beach is one of the best in the country.
For film buffs, part of The Mean Season (1985) was filmed at Joe’s Stone Crab.
And via Wikipedia, “according Restaurant Business Magazine reported in October 2014 that Joe’s Stone Crab ranked second in the nation in terms of revenue for 2013. The industry trade publication of record said the restaurant had $35.3 million in revenues in 2013.”
Apparently the stone crab business is a lucrative one.