There are plenty of places in Miami that make living in or visiting the city well worth it. The same could be said about our restaurants, where once you’ve had your taste of the culinary scene, you can’t help but want more! Taste Atlas recently released its list of 150 Most Legendary Restaurants in the World & Their Iconic Dishes, comprising of everything from family-run eateries to Michelin-starred establishments — and one longstanding Miami Beach spot made the list!
“These are establishments that have remained relevant and highly regarded in an ever-changing culinary landscape,” they state. “The focus is on real food with robust flavors, often using time-honored recipes passed down through generations.”
Of the 150 global names, Joe’s Stone Crab ranked 33rd and their stone crab claws, served chilled with a side of their signature mustard sauce, have been declared an iconic dish.
The legendary restaurant dates back to 1913, when Joe Weiss opened up a small lunch counter on Miami Beach, before it was even a city. Locals would stop in have top-notch fish sandwiches and fries and, eventually the tasty crustacean. Today, Joe’s is operated by the same family and are so well-known, it’s difficult to snag a reservation (and sorry, we don’t have the secret to getting seated immediately).
“This combination of historical significance, dedication to sustainable sourcing, and a dish that has captivated palates for generations, solidifies Joe’s Stone Crab as a beloved culinary landmark.” writes Taste Atlas.
With Miami Spice months making its anticipated return, now’s the perfect time to have (or try) Joe’s Stone Crab, which is participating for the first time this year. They’ll be serving $35 lunch, and $45-$60 dinner, where you can opt for their stone crab bisque, chicken and legendary key lime pie! Check out their Miami Spice menus here.
Other American establishments that made it on the list include Katz’s Delicatessen and Peter Luger Steak House in NYC, Hyman’s Seafood in Charleston, Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, The Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, Union Oyster House in Boston, and Mother’s Restaurant and Commander’s Palace in New Orleans.
You can see the full list of the world’s most legendary restaurants here.