In the Mood for Joe’s Stone Crabs

Z and I got to Miami a bit before 11am and was able to check right into our hotel on Ocean Dr…. we unpacked and settled in… changed into warm weather clothes and tummies were a-gurgling. We already knew exactly where we were eating tho…. Stone Crabs… Joe’s Stone Crabs to be exact.

Can you believe it? I got DENIED sitting inside because I was too underdressed… who thought short shorts and a tube top would be underdressed in freaking MIAMI… and of all places, to eat STONE CRABS… time to get messy yo… it’s okay, the weather outside was FABULOUS…

Joe’s Stone Crabs
Joe’s Stone Crabs


We found a nice spot outside in the corner with an umbrella and started looking over the menu… our waiter came by with some bread….. they were all super garlicky and oniony. A bit too damp tho from the humid weather…. even the crisp bread was too chewy :T But they’re not called Joe’s BREAD, it’s STONE CRABS…

After taking out beer orders… we already knew what we wanted… so we ordered lunch immediately.

Thinking of getting the Bailout

But we wanted so much food our waiter said that ordering a la carte was more worth it…..

Baker’s 1/2 Dozen of Raw Oysters

They originally got the order wrong and brought out a Baker’s Dozen…..

They’re large and beautiful but not much flavor…. and the horseradish was grated too finely for our liking… I just smothered them in horseradish and tabasco and slurped them down. Oysters and oysters. Fresh oysters are always good – even tho bland.

Waiter TOTALLY forgot about our beer orders and came by again to ask if we wanted drinks.

Um. We ordered already.


I got a Stella

And Z got a Presidente

MMMMM Ice Cold Beers with Raw Oysters… the Aftermath:

After another short wait and admiring our neighbor’s Conch Fritters and Coconut Shrimp [we almost got some] we finally got our sides…. It kinda irked me out that they served, ALL of it, for us.

Hashbrowns and Grilled Tomatoes

SO not what I expected. The Hashbrowns tasted like Chow Mein from a chinese takeout place.. old grease.. soooo greasy and burnt [altho I love burnt] and the Grilled Tomatoes I didn’t expect mashed broccoli and cheddar all over them.. they were good but after a bite I saw orange grease oozing everywhere and it turned me off…. I barely touched our sides.. Z helped me eat mine tho :]

Plate 1: Stone Crabs Large

That’s it?

We tore thru it sooooo fast…..

So we had a Plate 2 : Stone Crabs Select

Bigger order, and just as tasty :D Maybe even sweeter, Z claims they had more crab flavor… I just thought everything was delicious…. love love love crabs…

AND THEN, the moment that Z had been waiting for since we got to Miami/SOBE….

Key Lime Pie

The crust was delicious and crunchy… not perfectly molded and store bought [less butter?] And the goop was sooo custardy and not as jello-like as usual. Perfectly sweet and tart… adore adore adore. Now I wanna go to Key West and eat the chocolate covered Key Lime Pie on a stick <3

Joe’s is TOTALLY a go-to place when you hit up South Beach!!!


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