Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Go Oz!A fantastic meal of stone crab, king crab, and Halibut, made doubly enjoyable by our wonderful host and waiter, Oz. truly a wonderful dining experience.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place definitely hasThis place definitely has some of the best stone crabs one can have in Chicago.
The bone in ribeye steak was absolutely delicious.
Will definitely come back and try more stuff on
the menu.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways, always good!!We have been to Joe's many many times and every time - they deliver!! We enjoy eating at Joe's and they're great w/the kids!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT FOOD, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE!GREAT, DELICIOUSLY WONDERFUL FOOD, IN HEARTY PORTIONS. THE EXPERIENCE IS COMPLETED BY PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY SERVICE! MAKE SURE TO TRY THE TEMPURA LOBSTER TAILS AND JOES ALL GREENS SALAD, THE PEELED , MARINATED TOMATOS, IN THE SALAD, WERE TRULY AMAZING, PACKED WITH FLAVOR! WOW! THEN TOP IT OFF WITH CHOCOLATE FUDGE PIE! YOU WILL BE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR TASTEBUDS!
THEN GO DO ZUMBA!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day DinnerIn the main dining room, space was tight. Expected on Mothers Day, but awkward for the server John... But, he was fantastic.
Had small kids with us & he was kind and patient with / to them.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood at its bestWhile the steak was very good, there are alot of steakhouses in Chicago which doesn't realy make it stand out. But thir seafood is a must. Anything in the menu that is seafood is delicious. Especially the stone crabs, they are a MUST!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but not greatJoe's is a very good restaurant, but this time, the food was not as good as it usually is. usually the steaks here are outstanding, but this time, my ribeye was only good. The taste wasn't as good as previous times; maybe it was because I am used to greatness here. Definitely a good restaurant, but it wasn't excellent like it has been in the past.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place, great foodI loved the place, very near to the "magnificent mile" Michigan Avenue. You enter in a real bar, previous to the sober, large, nice decorated and high ceiling dining room. Food was excellent, don't miss the stone crabs, but every dish proposed is worth trying it.
bon appétit!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an extremely enjoyableWe had an extremely enjoyable Mother's day brunch at Joe's. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Mother's Day MainstayWe take Mom here every year for Mother's Day. The experience is always awesome. My favorite steakhouse for sure. I've never gotten anything bad off the menu. And the desserts are top notch as well.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best steaks I haveOne of the best steaks I have ever had! Service was great.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Service and Amazing FoodI have visited the Miami location and the Chicago location equals and in some cases, exceeds the original.
The server was wonderful and very informative. Never hovering, never rushing, just great friendly service.
The food is amazing and fresh, well prepared and simple. Don't hide the flavor of such fresh seafood with sauces and add-ons. We enjoyed the stone crabs and if you enjoy it, try the Crab Bisque. It is amazing.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMspecial placeWe've been here before and came back because we loved it so much the last time. We were again very happy with everything. We had a great waiter and our food was wonderful. We especially liked the dover sole with a brown butter sauce that was to die for. The mashed potatoes are awesome. We would come back here again and again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Best I have had in Chicago for seafood A memorable dinner we hope to repeat soon5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service, seafood & atmosphereWe had a fabulous dinner, great service and lovely ambience. Since it was my birthday, I splurged once again on the amazing coconut cream pie! Thank you to Joe's for always making dinner special.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came on a weekday for anWe came on a weekday for an early Mother's Day celebration. The service was very professional and the plates were all done very well.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways consistently excellentAlways consistently excellent in all aspects. One of our favorite go to restaurants. Never disappointed and never leave hungry. Personnel always pleasant and eager to please. Love it.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI never write reviews, butI never write reviews, but took a moment for this one... Food and service were exceptional!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWowedThis is a great place for any occasion. They have fantastic fish, and steaks, the wine list has a super selection for all palettes and desserts should be ordered even if you are full. The service is second to none. Loved our server. Service is not stiff and our guy was so helpful. We were treated like superstars. Thanks again for a wonderful meal!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious food!This is by far one of my favorite restaurants! I have been here many times and even to the Miami location and have never left unsatisfied! The steaks are melt in your mouth good. I also had the coconut creme pie which was also good. I would highly reccomend this restaurant. We went there with our 8 month old son and they were very accomodating with high chairs and it was kid friendly! We will be going back again.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazingI ordered surf and turf. The steak was cooked perfectly as I'd asked for it to be. The lobster was well presented and easy to extract from the shell. The service was very attentive and we actually changed the number or people in our reservation and the restaurant was very accommodating. The knowledge of the wines was impressive and good suggestions were made on the type of wine we liked which would also compliment the food. Would also recommend the pudding!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome food!!!!!Food was awesome!!! Waiter, not so much. We waited over 20 minutes just to order our food.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAverage meal - above average priceWhile the service we got was excellent the food was just average. I ordered the salmon and my wife ordered the Crab Claws. The salmon piece was small and undercooked. According to the chef - "that is the way this fish is served". I sent it back and it returned more cooked but still underdone. My wife enjoyed her Crab Claws. We ordered desert - Chocolate Pie and Key Lime pie. Both were outstanding!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthday dinner at Joe'sI took my husband to Joe's for his birthday - he ordered the aged ribeye and I ordered the New York strip steak. They were perfectly cooked to order, extremely juicy, seasoned well, and still hot when they arrived at the table. The sides and appetizers were amazing - grilled asparagus, Jennie's potatoes (highly recommended), a cup of crab bisque and lump crab cake. Our server was attentive with drinks and suggestions, but still left us alone enough to eat in peace without being bothered every 5 minutes.
Side note - this place warrants more than casual dress. Some patrons strolled in with jeans and a t-shirt, while the servers are dressed in formal black uniform. Your server shouldn't be dressed better than you, so wear something nice!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in ChicagoThis is my husband's and mine all time favorite restaurant. We eat at Joe's for every special occassion.The food is fantastic as is the service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place to EatMenu is superb. Wine list is huge. Great place for seafood & steak.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Review for Good ReasonI had read consistently great reviews for Joe's and it didn't fail to live up to those in our first visit either. Stone crabs were delectable and worth the cost. Steak has to be among the best in the city. Service was impeccable. The best thing about Joe's is that you get top notch food and service without the pretentiousness of other restaurants of the same caliber. A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENT Food & ServiceThis food experience deserves more than 5 stars. The petite filet mignon and king crab were absolutely the best I have had! You did not have to work for the crab meat which is always an annoyance when ordering crab. My husband ordered the filet and lobster which was also divine. We shared the Mac & cheese - I sooo wish I could cook Mac & cheese like that! Although we did not have much room for dessert, we decided to order one and share but our server suggested ordering two different halves of one piece. I requested the coconut cream pie while my husband ordered the peanut butter pie, and since it was our first visit to Joe's, they brought us a slice of their popular key lime pie - HOLY SMOKES ! All three samplings were sinful!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely for StonersStone crabs and hash browns are the reason to go to Joe's. The crabs are the best, the hash is special, and oh yes the Martinis are quite good. Great place to take friends to impress w quality food , friendly service, and a decor from back in the day.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMbusiness dinnerIn town for a conference and took a couple clients. The waite staff is very attentive, the food excellent, the drinks well prepared and the wine list extensive. Our group selected different drinks so I chose wine by the glass and had a heavenly Pinot Noir. Typical of this type establishment you pay a premium and we got premium. I'll go back when in Chicago again.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMJoe's Seafood was great.Joe's Seafood was great. The combination of an outstanding main course (T-bone Halibut with pepper sauce) and great service made our evening dinner a memorable occasion.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great dinner at Joe'sHad a great dinner at Joe's for our anniversary. Glad we had $200 in Lettuce gift cards, because the grand total for the evening was $335! The fish is incredibly fresh, but be prepared for a very simple presentation.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodGreat service, great food and great location. The food was outstanding. Fresh fish. It's a big crowded when you go into the resturant. Make sure to make a reservation as the place is always busy. Saw the Chicago Bulls team there and it was nice to see them as well.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic as always. WeFantastic as always. We were running a half our late because of traffic and they held our reservation as seated us when we arrived. Service was amazing.!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 3rd time back.This was our 3rd time back. This time around we brought our friends with. Both of us were celebrating our aniversaries. The Sea Bass was out of this world as well as the crab cakes. Everything that we all ate was awesome. Can not rave enough about Joes. The serivce was outstanding. Our waiter took really good care of us and very knowledgable of the menu. The atmopshere was very cozy and the lighting was just right. I would recommend Joe's to everyone espeically if you like seafood and steaks. Ten thumbs up!.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM"Sole" foodGreat food. The stone crab is superb, but expensive. Try the Dover Sole.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond to None!As always, the food was heavenly, and the service was second to none. I had the sea bass, and it was absolutely the best I have ever had.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFavourite RestaurantI visit this restaurant every time I am in Chicago, it is my favourite4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dining experience!Outstanding dining experience! Food and service was wonderful.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI decided to take my administrativeI decided to take my administrative staff to administrative professionals day. The food was great.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were downtown due to myWe were downtown due to my daughter having heart surgery the next day at Lurie's Children's Hospital and our server Andy was wonderful and made our daughter feel special and we thank him so much for that. He was fantastic! Would ask for his section again.
Thank you!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and serviceFantastic food and service (as always). Love going there & will continue to until they give me a reason not to (and I have been going there for nearly 10 years). Still the best steak in Chicago.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Joe's!My husband, adult son, and I all agree - Joe's is our favorite restaurant in Chicago. Apparently, many people agree with us because it is always crowded! One must make a reservation and arrive on time!
Our favorites are the bone-in rib eye and, as a side, the mac and cheese, but we have never had anything that wasn't delicious. One exception: I would not order the roasted corn as a side-dish. It is OK, but just simply corn. They used to offer creamed corn which was much better.
For a special night out, I highly recommend Joe's!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways outstanding food...loveAlways outstanding food...love the stone crabs, salad and sides!! Great wine selection too!! A must every time I am in Chicago.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best!This is a wonderful restaurant. All of their staff is well educated and anxious to please their customers. The food is simple and outstanding.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy hubby had the bone in filetMy hubby had the bone in filet and loved it, we shared a side of the four cheese mac, which just might be the best I have ever had. I had the lobster tails which were good but very pricey. I had a half order of the peanut butter pie and it was delicious. My hubby had a half order of the banana cream pie and he loved it. Nice wine list. The service was stellar.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood in the city ofBest seafood in the city of Chicago with good service thrown , most of the time. The maitre d is good here but the "seater" can be a problem that must be dealt with. On the occasions when it is just my mother and I versus the entire family ( read between the lines, a male in attendance), I find that certain people try to shuttle us off to a bad table( view of the bar, view of entrance to the kitchen) but I speak up, obtain an acceptable table where I immediately order a drink to put that bad experience behind me. Once seated, we consistently love the menu- both seafood and steak along with the vegetable chopped salad ( yumm) and wonderful grilled asparagus . Try the corn when they have, truely a treat ! And don't forget the key lime pie!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful but rushedAlways wonderful. However this time the server rushed us. It was not packed at the time.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and a great timeGreat food and a great time with friends. Wine selection excellent and sea food can't be beat.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMpricey - but good food andpricey - but good food and service. Went there for a business lunch and enjoyed the experience.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AM