Nearly every other year since my husband and I have met, we’ve travelled to the coast of Miami- to soak up some sun, enjoy the soft crab season and the lobster.
Having visited Joe Stone Crabs several times previously, we knew the drill. You get there way before the opening time and just wait patiently till its 17:00. As the time came closer to the evening service an influx of customers joined the queue.
The receptionist took our name and asked us to wait till we were seated. Luckily, as we where the firsts in the queue, we didn’t have to wait much. Joe’s has the typical American style-dining layout. The tables are covered with white clean iron pressed sheets and wooden chairs. There’s no room for more imagination in this place. You come, you eat and then you leave. Mostly importantly you’d enjoy the food and the service. Don’t go expecting to see something else.
If you love oysters and seafood then you have come to the right place. The fresh wild oyster served here has to be the only oysters in the world that is so rich in flavour served with fresh crushed garlic in lemon juice. The pair goes well hand in hand. If you’ve travelled all this way then you might was well forget that diet plan you began on Monday morning and enjoy the richness of the food along with the sauces.
The jumbo crabs and lobster can be quite tricky for those novices’, however, a helping hand is always at hand here. During this evening, as one might of guessed there wasn’t much talking, apart from the odd sounds from both of us, “Hmmm… Oh my god… Ooohh wowww”, as we dived into each item on the table. You get the picture, right?
Moving swiftly on, we was recommended the ‘Key Lime Pie’, by the waiter as well as the reviews we have read previously online. As we were both too stuffed to order two separate pies we just got the one to share. Glad we did, as the portions here are clearly for two European standards. I personally didn’t think the pie was anything special, but I’m also not a fan of citrus fruits in any deserts. However, my other half thought it was great. Well, I just think his easily pleased.