Went to Ballyhoo for the first time over the weekend in Key Largo on Mile Marker 97.8. I'm not a big fan of Stone Crab, but everyone else was doing it at the table and figured I'd regret not going for the experience. Food came with a decent salad, side dish, drawn butter, mustard sauce and lemon wedges. The place was not bad, did not smell like seafood (ie fresh) and the claws were pretty darn good. They also throw in all you can eat snow crab legs for the price. Most patrons were eating something else so I figure the food must be pretty good.
Now, this might not be Joe's, and you may need to peel the claws yourself (they are pre cracked) but I thought it was pretty darn tasty and unbeatable for the price. Also the servers kept them coming relentlessly for the duration of the meal. Just thought I'd remind everyone we're in season. If you're in the mood for a delicious and messy meal, it might be worth taking a look.