Joe's Stone Crab

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Photograph: Alys Tomlinson
South Beach

South Florida’s most famous restaurant, Joe’s (which turned 100 in 2013) is as much a Miami must-see as Ocean Drive. It attracts locals, tourists and celebs, serving seasonal stone crabs (October–May) with a "secret" sauce, garlic creamed spinach, fried sweet potatoes, coleslaw and hash browns. If you don’t like seafood, try the fried chicken, or the liver and onions. Joe’s doesn’t take reservations, so be prepared for a horrendously long wait, first to register your name, then for a table. Alternatively, if you can’t face that, just go with takeaway from the adjacent shop.

Venue name: Joe's Stone Crab
Address: 11 Washington Avenue
at 1st Street

Opening hours: 6–10pm Mon–Thu, Sun; 6–11pm Fri, Sat (hours can vary seasonally; call ahead)
Transport: Bus H, W
Price: Main courses $15–$60
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