Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is the culmination of a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You and Joe's Stone Crab, the legendary seafood restaurant of Miami Beach. Joe's features an extensive selection of seafood, flown in fresh daily, to complement the world's finest Florida Stone Crab claws. Joe's also features signature prime steaks, hand-carved by master butchers such as our 24 oz. Bone-In Rib Eye. Matched with Joe's famous side dishes, dinner only gets better when capped with a slice of key lime pie. Enjoy a generous cocktail in the bustling lounge or the tuxedo-clad service of the clubby dining room.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.8

Joe's is consistently one of the best steakhouses in town, and you shouldn't even order steak. Stone crabs are where it's at.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday date

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente trato!! Nos festejaron nuestro aniversario con un pastel

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es sin duda, el mejor restaurante de Chicago

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was very good. Had the mahi mahi special and it was good (not great). Would’ve been better with a little sauce with mushrooms. But overall, great choice.

D
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant. We go there every year for our anniversary and other special occasions. Wish we could go everynight. Food is always terrific and service is exceptional. Russ was our waiter and we will ask for him everytime. Stone crabs, lobster and crab legs are terrific and Lyannaise potatoes are to die for. My husband had the dry aged bone in ribeye and said it the best steak he has every eaten.

BS
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joes got everything right We split a lot of items so that we could experience more dishes. We started with a half dozen oysters and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about both. We then split a wedge salad. Sounds pretty typical for a steak and crab restaurant so far but it wasn’t The oysters came with a mignonette sauce of shaved ice The salad came with two dressings and crisp pork belly cubes and chopped cherry tomatoes and avocado.

I had crab stuffed baked shrimp that was cooked perfectly. The stuffing was just about all crab. Everything was moist and tender and hot. My husband had the skirt steak. It was a perfect half inch steak done to his liking

We finished with the Havana Dream pie which was to die for with tres leches with caramel custard and dulce de Lethe. Then the chocolate pie

Wonderful food and service.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed an excellent birthday dinner for our niece. She says the chocolate brownie birthday treat was the best ever!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t go here often but when I do, I always have a grear time. The food is good and the service is impeccable. I haven’t had better fried chicken anywhere else in Chicago.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Comida muy rica y buen servicio, solo un poco apretados los espacios

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PE
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single time, the meal is perfection! The food is perfectly cooked, and the service is top notch. Glasses are always full, shells emptied and hot towels promptly presented. Starting when you walk through the door, the maitre’d sets the tone, and the training and strong management is apparent. We will keep coming, because it is the one restaurant that never disappoints!

h
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was for 5:30 so we went to bar for happy hour which was over at 5pm. My only complaint was that I would love for it to have been at least until 5:30. Our server, Chris was very friendly and we never felt rushed at all. We had the petite filet and asked for medium which was cooked perfectly! Steak was tender and delicious. We also split an order of mac n cheese which was very good. Ambience was very nice with waiters in suits and bow ties making it very classy. This was our first visit to Chicago so we were offered the Key Lime Pie complimentary. If ever in Chicago again would definitely return and would also refer to anyone going to Chicago.

C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with great food/service.....no complaints!!!!

CC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always recommend Joe's as a favorite and made a point to go there when we were in town.

h
Indiana
70 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I had high hopes for our second visit to Joe's. Maybe this was a one-off, but both entrees missed their respective marks by a country mile. We arrived early, and were "greeted" by a host who both never acknowledged our presence, nor interrupted his telephone conversation. Definitely NOT a good omen. It was the luncheon hour and my better half and I had read great reviews of Joe's fried chicken; many columnists and bloggers have sung its praises. Either these people have never SEEN a chicken; live, fried, or otherwise, or they've never had really GOOD fried chicken to use as a standard. Sad to say, I have had more palatable offerings in a certain fast-food restaurant who's mascot wears a white suit and sports a like-color beard and mustache. What was served to us at Joe's was mediocre, dry, bread-laden, and salty. In short, uninspiring. Fish and Chips was likewise ho-hum; looked and tasted suspiciously like food-service fare. (HINT: if the pieces are all EXACTLY the same size...) The only redeemer was the Key Lime Pie which, alas, was too little, too late. There are those who will question the logic of ordering fried chicken with fish and chips in a steak and seafood restaurant. My response? You'd better be on your game for every item that's printed and served on your menu. If not, it will come back to haunt you.

j
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are lots of great, hip and trendy restaurants in Chicago. But few have the whole package - impeccable service, fabulous atmosphere, and outstanding cuisine. Joe's has it all and then some. We have made it a tradition to take my 83 year old mother to Joe's on her birthday and the staff goes above and beyond. Love this restaurant!

EK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I usually have amazing service. This night I didn’t have the same kind of service. Food was amazing as always.

G
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente todo

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WR
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and server was exceptional-Mercedes (I think) made our night exceptional!

B
Fayetteville
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, wine and dirty martinis. Mary was awesome!

C
Washington DC
646 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevin was terrific. Recommended watermelon salad was incredibly delicious. Fried chicken and sweet corn were outstanding. Joe’s is a must stop.

BW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a repeat customer and I am never disappointed!! Our waitperson, Liz was VERY good! We'll be back as often as possible!

k
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Chicago - period!!

KH
Memphis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, impeccable service, and great selection!!

SD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it. It was my first time there with my mother. We went there to Celebrate her birthday. The management staff was so nice to us. The atmosphere was beautiful. The food was delicious. I will be going back to Joe’s in September for my birthday. Also my mom and I loved our server. His name is Wayne. He is so kind and friendly. He treats you like you have been a regular for years. Wayne is very attentive to your every need. He made my 78 year old mom laugh and smile. Which she doesn't do much of that since we lost my dad. ThankYou Joe’s and thanks again Wayne for making my moms birthday fabulous. PS Wayne my mom said she can't wait to come next month and see you her son 😊 Wayne keep up the good work you are a asset to this company. See you next month. Ms Douglas

T
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was superb, The food was outstanding. Our server went out his way to accomodate us. A great dinning experience.

b
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seafood pasta was excellent. I also appreciated the complimentary key lime pie that also very good.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. The service and ambiance was outstanding. Our server Liz was awesome.

M
London
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I’ve had in a long time! Would definitely recommend.

S
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located near our hotel the Inn of Chicago and the Magnificent Mile, Joe's Seafood was the perfect fancy dinner location for us. The restaurant was somehow both intimate and festive. The menu selection and meals themselves were excellent. I highly recommend the crab stuffed shrimp, lyonnaise potatoes, green beans amandine and key line pie for dessert. They gave us free pie just because it was our first time at Joe's. The entire experience was definitely a highlight of our trip.

d
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had the best waiter i ever had.so imformative,so alert..the best

r
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

once again we are not disappointed! the service and food were both excellent and our friends from out of town thought it was one of the best restaurants they ever ate at. it's always very consistent and Steve Green (our waiter) helps make the evening very memorable!

c
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best meal at Joe's!! We had the large Stone crabs, dover sole, sweet corn, and four cheese Mac. Everything was delicious!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesomeness! Our waitress was AMAZING and made our out of town special occasion very special! We both had the petite filet and shared Jenny's potatoes, the fried green tomatoes, and had DESSERT on top of all that! The banana creme pie and the peanut butter pie are to die for! Thank goodness we had a long walk back to our hotel to walk most of it off! We would do it all over again! Thank you for an amazing birthday celebration! We will definitely be back!! It was our second time here and there will be many more to come! Such a classy restaurant!

LB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to beat Joe's for an extraordinary lunch or dinner. Food and service never misses. Great for a group because the steaks are just as outstanding as any of the seafood options, plenty of options for everyone. I rate the value as "good" only because I'd feel bad for anyone to not look at the menu and get an idea of their price point before they make reservations. We eat here often, we bring groups here however I'm sensitive to the reality that not every family has the budget for Joe's. On the other hand there are a lot of restaurants at this price point that are no where near as good. Salads and sides are plenty big to share, Miso Sea Bass always a hit, the bone in fillet is the best in the COUNTRY. Trust the wait staff and feel free to ask questions, in our experience they are not just knowledgeable but because everything is top notch they won't steer you to something just because the kitchen needs to push it.

MS
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my parents 65th wedding Anniversary and the staff was incredible! Management made sure we were all taken care of and super accommodating!

The food is exceptional! Bone in steaks to Dover sole and everythingbin between! You can’t go wrong!!!
Five stars and 10 stars if they would allow it!

KW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent Joe's because the food and service are always excellent and consistent. We have never been disappointed.

p
Key West
35 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dover sole was excellent. Mahi Mahi special was very good. We had a party of 6 & everyone was pleased with their meals.

PG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joedette was a great server who was knowledgable and efficient. Especially loved the king crab-so very
delicious. Eric is a great manager and very personable to his customers. All the food was delicious and we will return again.

DD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I go to Joes at least 8 times a year. This time I was a bit disappointed. I felt the table service was not as good as usual. It was a little cold, and I was not impressed. Especially since we spent almost a thousand dollars including tip. I will go back but hope my experience will be better.

DR
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jim and the Joe’s team was great!

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