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

4.8
3786 reviews
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Seafood
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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 the 24 oz. Bone-In Rib Eye or Bone-in Filet Mignon. Matched with Joe's famous side dishes, dinner only gets better when capped with a slice of key lime pie. Enjoy a cocktail in the bustling lounge or the tuxedo-clad service of the dining room.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse, American
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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
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Phone number
(202) 489-0140
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Morvis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th and H
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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.
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Public transit
Closest metro stop is McPherson Square.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Lauren or Kelly at joesdcparties@leye.com for all of your private party needs.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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.

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What 3786 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great crab delicious steak ,best ever, shrimp stuffed
With crabmeat even good fish and chips! Dessert is a culinary experience! . Even we were party of 4, we ordered 5 desserts . Chocolate Chocolate pie and
Havana’s Cake. Our favorites .Banana Cream pie lots of bananas . Last key lime pie was a disappointment.

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RR
Washington DC
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal excellent service a bit pricey but well worth it

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Washington DC
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding
Wife and I enjoyed very much

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New York Area
3.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had the crab stuffed shrimp which were too lemony. In fact the lemon overpowered the dish. The crab was mushy.

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RD
Washington DC
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot basically for any occasion. The service is great and the wait staff truly make you feel as if you are their only customer.

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Washington DC
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always super service and fantastic dining!

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London
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night with friends! The best part of the night was how well our waitress Bridgett treated us. She was fantastic! The best food, great location! Amazing drinks, Madagascar shrimp!!! Crab, steak, oysters!!! We had it all and it was amazing!!!

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BB
New York Area
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my best friend to dinner for his birthday. Joe’s never fails to deliver excellence!

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BM
Washington DC
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday. The grilled octopus and stone crabs were delicious. The service was great. Will come back.

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Birmingham
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service (Jeff) was beyond excellent, as was the meal. Went for our anniversary and could not have asked for a better experience.

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PN
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal! Staff suggested mashed potatoes (similar to a “twice baked potato”) and the peanut butter pie...both incredible! Key lime pie was also exquisite!

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Washington DC
3.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I have enjoyed Joe's on previous occasions but, after this visit; I do not expect I will return. There are many better places to spend your money and get a much better meal.
Service was inauspicious from the not-to-be-bothered host to the perfunctory and inattentive waiter. The tables are crowded together, the noise level an unpleasant din, and food meh - especially for the price: out of season stone crabs were not comparable to fresh, despite waiter's assurances; lamb could have been mistaken for beef without flavor or juiciness; branzino dull, stuffed shrimp dry. The plates are unadorned and all vegetables and salads ala carte: the creamed spinach lacking in taste though the onion strings were good and the baked potato suitable. Cocktails were slow to arrive. My martini was undersized, my wife's drink requested on rocks was returned to be poured over ice. The desserts were very good: the key lime pie pleased a Floridian, the peanut butter pie deemed superior, and the fudge pie excellent, though the special raspberry pie was left mostly uneaten.

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SB
Western NC
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe's is one of the best restaurants in the world. Food is spectacular, service is impeccable, setting is super. If I could pick one restaurant to go have dinner, it would be Joe's!

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New York Area
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great food!

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CD
Tampa
4.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Food and service is very good,however its extreamly expensive

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DH
Philadelphia
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All staff were friendly and accommodating. Excellent service.

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fantastic night! Delicious food with great service.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very nice and talkative without overdoing it. We we not rushed at all throughout our meal. The food was great. Since it was July the Stone Crabs were cryovac frozen and not exactly perfect, but since it had been months since our last batch, more than passable.

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PE
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the old-world ambiance. Very professional reception and seating. Excellent waiter, David.

Even though David worked hard to create a relaxing meal, we felt rushed. Having waited tables myself, I noticed he lacked the necessary back up staff for the number of tables/guests for which he was responsible and for the detailed service expected in a high-end restaurant.

The sommelier never approached us. Once we asked, it was too late in the meal to order a bottle of wine. Instead I asked her for 2 glasses of a big, bold red to enjoy with our steaks. I don’t know what red we were served, but it didn’t fit our request.

The food, oysters, Madagascar Shrimp, the Whale, the shared large bone-in ribeye, the creamed spinach, and the baked potato were all very good. The desserts, coconut cream and key lime pies were very disappointing, not good. The espresso and cappuccino were delish.

To spend $267, including tip, we expect excellence across the board. It wasn’t there on our visit.

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JC
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in DC for three nights - went to Joe's FOUR times! We will be back next time in town!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The restaurant was quiet and pleasant.

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NP
Washington DC
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our server was lackadaisical and disappeared for long stretches to hang out with other servers at the bar at the back of the dining room. It took an eternity to get our bill. I specifically asked if the bottle I was considering was a Super Tuscan and was told it was Sangiovese. After it was open and we began drinking I realized the waiter was completely incorrect, and I assume he steered me towards the wine because it was the most expensive selection I was contemplating. I tried to use an OpenTable gift card and it caused all sorts of issues when we attempted to close our check. Food was standard steakhouse fare, and given the poor service not worth the cost.

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Sydney / NSW
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was good. Our server was excellent. It is very expensive but also popular

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Atlantic City
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We come here frequently, usually during the week, and decided to go on a Saturday night. That was a mistake. The service was exceptionally slow. Our wait

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best place to eat in DC and has the best steak out of everywhere I’ve been in the United States. Definitely worth visiting! You will not be disappointed.

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OT
Washington DC
2.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Huge disappointment in comparison to previous visits. Overpriced, lower quality. Will not likely return.

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FJ
Washington DC
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The Madagascar Shrimp (seasonal) and stone crab were both awesome! We also got the Chilean sea bass and lamp chops. The sea bass is on par with other decent restaurants that offer it, though it doesn't come with much of a side (very few mushrooms and bok choy). The seasoning on the lamb chops were good, and so was the chimichurri on top (not overpowering), but they undercooked it - I got closer to rare than the medium-rare on 2 of the 3 chops. I didn't send it back. The chocolate pie at the end was great, and they offer a half-size pie slice for those who don't want a massive dessert.

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NO
Washington DC
2.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We entered the restaurant and were greeted by three people standing in an elevated desk area. They were very amiable and made us feel welcome from the very beginning. We were seated without a reservation in a nice booth. Our initial server (older male gentleman) was helpful and attentive. We gave him our appetizer and drink order as support staff delivered water and bread. Five minutes later a young girl appeared with the gentleman and said she would be our server. We repeated the orders and had a bit of a time helping her get it right. We ordered our main dish (seafood pasta and grilled halibut) and she was on her way. Our drink order didn't arrive for 15 minutes and the appetizers 10 minutes after that. The oysters Rockefeller was baked (I anticipated it cold) and the fried calamari was ok but nothing special. Our main dishes came out 20 minutes later. Her halibut was alone on the plate with no sides, which she would have had to order separately. My pasta was good with lots of shrimp and lobster. To this point we were both a bit disappointed with our experience. Nothing terrible, but nothing to compliment either. I was hoping coffee and dessert would be better and save the experience. Not to be ... the coffee was ok (not terrible) and the key lime pie was obviously store bought and no with no real presentation. For the $150.00 ($21 tip included) I was anything but impressed. Maybe it was the fact that Saturday at 4 Pm is not a good time to be dining since the dinner crowd was not scheduled until and the lunch crowd was just finishing up. I cannot in good conscience recommend this restaurant based on this one experience. it is a respectable establishment with good food (albeit at high prices). I consider Clyde's in Chinatown a much better bargain, both for service and price.

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar for a late night dinner with a friend. Our bartender, Brett, was phenomenal. Made sure we were taken care of and engaged in conversation. We laughed all night.

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Washington DC
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

For our party of seven, it was a nice change of pace. Since it was National Fried Chicken Day, three of our party participated in the 2-course lunch. Although the rest of the party had seafood, none of us were neglected. We left the meal well served, very satisfied, and (for the chicken lovers) leftovers for the weekend!

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DJ
Miami
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was cooked to perfection. Our cocktails before dinner were as requested. Our waiter, Ivan, knows his menu and protected us from our food allergy.

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Birmingham
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ivan was a top notch server and every element of our meal was fabulous! We will be back for sure!!!

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SM
Toledo
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Waiter meant well but was clueless. We asked for an Amstel Light and was given a Miller light. He said he decided to make that change on his own because they did not have Amstel Light and he took the liberty of choosing a beer he thought was comparable. Those beers are not comparable. Never asked if this switch was acceptable. Also, had to nag him repeatedly to fill waters. I feel like I should NEVER have to ask for water at a nice restaurant. He forgot other things thru out the meal. Now food wise, it was delish! Would recommend based upon food.

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Tahoe
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Food. Best Service!

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Orlando
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe’s is always amazing. The food was excellent. Service outstanding. One of our favorite places when going to DC!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, we had an excellent server and the food was delicious.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as Joe’s in Miami and Vegas - EXCELLENT!

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Detroit
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David was the best server ever

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Key West
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous!! Oysters were so good followed by the filet prepared perfectly!!

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers are very smart, they know when to show up and when not to, when to speak and when not to. Impressive!

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