About Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is the culmination of a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You and Joe's Stone Crab, the legendary seafood restaurant of Miami Beach. Joe's features an extensive selection of seafood, flown in fresh daily, to complement the world's finest Florida Stone Crab claws. Joe's also features signature prime steaks, hand-carved by master butchers such as our 24 oz. Bone-In Rib Eye. Matched with Joe's famous side dishes, dinner only gets better when capped with a slice of key lime pie. Enjoy a generous cocktail in the bustling lounge or the tuxedo-clad service of the dining room.

750-15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Everyday 11:30am-4:00pm


Brunch: Sat-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday-Saturday 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
15th and H

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 489-0140

Website:
http://www.joes.net/

Parking Details:
Joe's is located at the southwest corner of 15th Street and H Street NW. Due to traffic restrictions valet parking is available on H Street after 6PM at $12 per vehicle. Before 6PM we recommend garage parking located just East of 15th Street. LAZ Parking, 1412 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, $10 after 5:00 PM OR PMI Parking, 1401 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, $10 after 5:00 PM.

Public Transit:
Closest metro stop is McPherson Square.

Executive Chef:
Chris Morvis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Lauren or Kelly at joesdcparties@leye.com for all of your private party needs.

Private Dining

Joe's offers five stylishly decorated private spaces. Jesse’s Room, is the most intimate private space, with restored floor to ceiling vintage millwork and a marble fireplace. At the top of a floating staircase, the mezzanine level is devoted to private dining with dedicated kitchen and full bar.

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

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4.7

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4.7

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4.3

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (204)
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Business Meals (157)
Good for Birthdays (127)
Romantic (106)
Fit for Foodies (95)
Bar Seating (80)
Notable Wine List (79)
Worth the Drive (74)
Good for Groups (68)
Vibrant Bar Scene (65)
Pre/post Theatre (58)
Great for Lunch (57)
Happy Hour (57)
People Watching (50)
Handcrafted Cocktails (46)
Authentic (45)
Hot Spot (45)
Quiet Conversation (42)
Fun (41)
Cozy (37)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Comfort Food (31)
Casual (29)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Great for Brunch (22)
Tasting Menu (22)
Late-night Find (18)
Paleo Friendly (15)
Seasonal (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Healthy (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Great Beer (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Disabled Access (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Scenic View (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Live Sports (3)
Organic (3)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Ross, server was very good

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·Dined 4 days ago

This is one of me and my husbands favorite restaurants in dc.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food lots of choices on the menu. They are a little stingy when you ask for extra breAd The stone crabs are amazing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food and experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband, daughter and I had a DELICIOUS dinner at Joe's. I loved how the entire staff told us to "have a good time" from the minute we walked in the door until we were seated at our table. We definitely indulged and every bite was delicious. These were the highlights - stone crab claws, crab legs, lobster tail (my favorite), Madagascar shrimp and the Boston cream pie. Our waiter was excellent. Great dinner!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Took my boyfriend for his birthday and we had an amazing time. Every waiter, host, every single person said happy birthday to him. Our waiter was knowledgeable and did an amazing job explaining the dishes. It was an experience and one he won't soon forget...Thank you!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Came for the stone crab but was blown away by the food (ahi tuna filet; sea bass; crispy brussels sprouts; any of the pie) and the service (Seven was excellent. The man knew his menu, the area, the restaurant; easy to talk to and he listens to what is said.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent branzino, shrimp, fries and cornbread. Califlower sidedish was fine but I wouldn’t order again. Lovely upscale setting.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was good, but priced a bit high even for downtown DC. The service was friendly but a bit rushed. Because it is such a loud dining room it was difficult for us to talk without raising our voices.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The service - from greeting at the front door to coat check upon exit - was outstanding and the food matched the service, as usual. Adam Harman and his team did a magnificent job with all aspects of an important, but fun, business meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Nice, well-located restaurant with good food but ... non-visitors friendly. If you have not arrived altogether, those who arrived have to wait in a small entrance lobby or to take a seat at the bar. But in the latter case when the last person arrives you have to sit at the bar waiting to pay.... It would be more convenient to get the table and order some drinks

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Best steak salad in D.C., and a lovely place all around. Good for groups, particularly at lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

It is on the pricier side, but is undeniably one of the best dining experiences I have EVER had. Save this restaurant for someone special.

From the opening cocktails and appetizers and to the entrees and desserts, we were more than pleased. Be sure to try their signature stone crab and mustard-based sauce and, of course, a perfectly-portioned steak. After filling your bellies with all of that goodness, you should have just enough room for the delightful key lime pie.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great fine dining!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

After going to Joe's in Miami, my fiancee and I were pleasantly surprised with the Sunday happy hour and the overall prices. We spent under $120 and took home 4 to go boxed of food! Great value, service and ambiance. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

After living in Miami and enjoying authentic Joe’s stone crabs for 4 years, I was really looking forward to enjoying the same stone crabs now that they finally arrived in my hometown of DC. So I took my 13 year old son to brunch at Joe’s on Sunday, with the promise that he will love stone crabs as much as I do. Both of us are “foodies” so my son’s palate is more sophisticated than most kids his age. We love trying new things and Joe’s did not disappoint...but unfortunately the stone crabs did.

Although practically everything else lived up to the original Joe’s standards (really great!), unfortunately the stone crabs were not nearly as fresh as they should have been. They seemed to have been flash frozen (perhaps to travel to DC) and then thawed out before serving. The meat was not as tender or tasty as they are when you get them in Miami. On the one hand transporting them could be an excuse, on the other hand, if that was enough of an excuse then all of the top restaurants that fly in seafood should have the same “thawed out” tasting seafood, but they don’t. At this price, the quality should be maintained.

If there is any way that Joe’s can fly them up faster without changing the texture of the crab that would be ideal...especially when customers are paying $50-100 for only 5-9 claws. I would appreciate a reply with any suggestions Joe’s may have. Thanks!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

As always, when in Washington, I try to get to Joe's. The service was on point as usual. Loved the stone crabs, soup, sweet potato fries and of course, the famous Joe's Key Lime pie. Look forward to returning in March

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was a wonderful experience. Fortunately I was given a gift card to finally dine at Joe's. It is much too expensive for our budget but it was really a pleasure to have the opportunity to dine is such a wonderful place with delicious food and outstanding service. I hope next Christmas to receive another so we can do the same!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I came here for my birthday and had a wonderful experience. We were sat at one of the best seats in the house with a great view of the lower floor. From start to finish, the food was magnificent. We ordered the grill seafood platter and the 8oz steak which was great. The wine selection was also very good and complimented the meals perfectly. I will definitely be dining here again.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Perfectly cooked food, service was most excellent and desserts were out of this world. Honestly one of my best experiences dining out.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I am a fan of Joe's. I now have a new appreciation after sitting in the section managed by the waiter Robert. He was outstanding! Going forward, I will always request to be seated in his area, if it is available. Stellar service. As always, the maître d' team was wonderful.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, mature and sophisticated ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Fun, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

My go to place in DC. Not better place in town. I’m a Joe’s guy through and through

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very enjoyable evening. Service and food was excellent, as always. Very friendly comfortable atmosphere.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on January 3, 2018

OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER were excellent. The Beef Wellington was excellent as was the crab stuffed shrimp. However, the potatoes Lyonnaise, strong tasting with the onions, although delicious, did not go well with the shrimp and normally the server would have suggested another more subtle dish. As this was a birthday occasion a delicious cake (with candle) was presented at the end of the meal, a nice treat.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food and Service were outstanding! Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for my wife’s birthday, our 4th visit to Joes. Not as good as past experiences. Staff did not bring their A game. Food was two degrees too cold from being sent back. Expect more for $300+ for two dinners

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good dinner. Just what I expected. Pricy but worth it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The was a first class restaurant in all core categories.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We love this place! Food and service is always excellent and even our kids, 8 and 13, love it, too.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I cannot give this visit five stars because most of our steaks were overcooked. Three of the four steaks ordered at our table were not edible and had to be sent back. Our waiter forgot to take my husbands order and he had to go find the waiter to place his order. We were a table of 8 but how do you forget one of the adults at the table? Once the filets were recooked they were perfect but half the table was done with their dinner by then.

Desserts were awesome as usual.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Bergisches Land)·Dined on December 30, 2017

War ein toller Abend, der Platz war zwar nicht optimal zu nahe an der Küche
aber es war ein Erlebnis.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our server was excellent and recommended several dishes and we could not of been happier with everything!! Food was excellent and we will definitely return on our next visit into DC!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was phenomenal. The food and service here is great, I would recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and service would highly recommend it! We went there for our anniversary and they made the occasion special for us.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

I have been to this restaurant twice and both times were great. Once was for a birthday and the other a date. The staff is very kind and attentive and the food was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Outstanding! Dave our waiter was delightful and extremely knowledgeable when answering our questions. We loved him. Ricky was in training and he went above and beyond his call of service. He can fly on his own — he did not appear to need further training. What a very delightful and warm young man. We always have the best experience at Joe’s! This restaurant is one of our top five best in the US.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We love Joe's. They have the best clam chowder in town. Our server, Crystal, was very attentive. We enjoyed the Madagascar shrimp, Tuna fillet, more Madagascar shrimp, cole slow, and key lime pie. The valet parking is available after 6p and there are parking lots close by, so if you want to do valet parking, make your reservation after 6p.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service is excellent !
And food is good...
The Ambience is good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food generally was great, and the server was very informed. There is a table, however, that has a cold draft, which we sat near but asked to be moved, and did. Nonetheless, I would recommend the restaurant for special occasions.

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