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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steaks, and Stone Crab


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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steaks, and Stone Crab

critical1 | | Dec 5, 2003 12:02 AM

My girlfriend and I just had the most wonderful meal at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steaks, and Stone Crab. To be fair, I never had the Joe’s in Miami, but it’s hard for me to believe that it can get be any better. If it is…I’m going to Miami the next chance I get.

We started with the Shrimp De Jonghe and the Fried Oysters. The shrimp is bread crumbed and cooked in an obscene amount of butter. How can you go wrong, right? It was insanely good. The fried oysters were perfect…real fresh, tasty batter, and just right. Then, we both had the stone crab bisque, which was great for me…but a tad too salty for my girlfriend.

Okay…the best part - the stone crabs. We both had the “select” size. My biggest pet peeve of seafood here is that I never get enough of it for the price I pay. Well, its not any different here. Its expensive (obscenely)…BUT its worth every penny. We enjoyed every millimeter of it, licking our fingers clean. The meat was sweet, fresh, and if it was the last thing I ate in my life…I’d die with a big ass smile.

But the surprising part. Since we did the surf and turf thing, I had the porterhouse and my gf had the filet. I expected a good steak. But what I got was perhaps one of the best steaks I have ever had. The prime meat was charred perfect (not over charred like G&G), the meat was naturally tender, and the taste was “beefy.” Alongside the steaks were some good sea salt and freshly grounded black pepper. A nice touch. If my experience is not a one off “good” night, I wouldn’t hesitate coming back here just for the steaks.

After the meal, I immediately told my girlfriend that she’s taking me here for my birthday.

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