About Us

The legendary Joe’s Stone Crab first opened in Miami Beach in 1913. It all began when Joseph Weiss, the “Joe” of Joe’s Stone Crab, and his wife Jennie set up seven or eight tables on the front porch of the house they owned. More than 100 years later, Joe’s has become one of the most beloved and widely recognized restaurants in the world, famous for its Florida Stone Crab, signature sides and key lime pie. In 2000, a partnership was born between the Sawitz/Weiss family and founder of Lettuce Entertain You, Richard Melman. Together they opened Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab in Chicago, a sophisticated restaurant featuring a selection of prime steaks, quality seafood and the signature dishes of Joe’s Stone Crab. The restaurant quickly built a reputation as one of the most popular restaurants in Chicago. In 2004, Joe’s premiered in Las Vegas at the Forum Shops at Caesars, and in 2014, opened its doors in the heart of Washington DC, just steps from the White House.