Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab Opening Jan. 31st – Have a Look Inside and at the Menu

750 15th Street, NW at H Street

The eagerly anticipated Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab located at the corner of 15th and H Street, NW is nearly here. They’ll be opening Friday the 31st. I had the opportunity to get an early look and early taste – and it’s well worth the wait.

You can now see the DC dinner menu here:

Joe’s DC Dinner Menu (PDF)

In addition to the Stone Crab for which they are famous, there are tons of other options – not just fancy stuff either – there is also a delicious fried chicken and a good looking cheeseburger (photos after the jump.)

You can read about the history of Joe’s here.

And the restoration of the space is incredible, thankfully they kept all the great details. Basically the space is split up a few ways. First when you enter the main hall you’ll see a large bar (where the full menu is also served) and lots of booths. Off the bar is a seperate dining area with more table and booth seating plus a more intimate bar. Upstairs is dominated by private dining rooms. Have a look.


Lots more photos after the jump.








Unfortunately I ate the Stone Crab claws before taking a photo 🙂 It was interesting to learn that unlike blue crabs, stone crabs you only eat the claws (the crabs actually are not killed, claws are removed and put back in the water). You dip them in their secret mustard sauce – so so good.








15 Comment

  • Wow! The space looks lovely. Since it’s not on the list of locations and the name is slightly different, can I assume that the Joe’s Stone Crab in Florida is NOT affiliated with this restaurant?

    • Nope, it’s a national chain and this restaurant is part of it.

      • Wrong–this chain (owned by Oprah) licenses the name and recipes from the original Miami location. The secret mustard sauce recipe, for example, is the same as the one in Miami. So while not the same, there is an affiliation.

      • It is owned by the same group that owns Wildfire Grill and Maggiano’s Little Italy.

    • The restaurant group licensed everything from the original Joe’s Stone Crab in South Beach. I believe this group already has one of these in Chicago.
      Not sure where this place sources their stone crabs (same as the original Joe’s in Miami?)
      This place will make money hand-over-fist.

  • Nice space. A little bit of Vegas for the expense account crowd.

  • I tried stone crab the last time I was in Florida. I wasn’t impressed – it tasted very bland to me. Give me my Maryland blue crabs any day instead of that crap from Florida!

    • Bland? Oh, you mean it didn’t need to be drenched in Old Bay to taste edible? And you didn’t have to spend 15 minutes picking it out of its shell for an ounce and half of meat.

      Ugh, I’m drooling at the thought of a sweet hunk of crab meat, so tasty all on its own or with just a dab of Joe’s delicious mustard sauce.

    • I have never had stone crab, and I like blue crab (picking crabs is def. fun with friends!), but a nice thing about stone crabs is they are not usually killed in the harvesting process. One claw is removed and the crab is released with the other claw to protect itself, find food, etc. The claws then regenerate.

  • An individual serving of coleslaw is $6.95. COLESLAW is $6.95. Not for me.

    • These kinds of restaurants are in towns like DC and Vegas because most of the people eating there never even look at the bill. It’s an expense account-type place.

  • I don;t often say this because it sounds weird, even to me, but I wish my wife had lived to see Joe’s come to DC. Her family was regulars at the original in Miami Beach and she did love the crab claws and pocket onion rolls. She would have been delighted beyond all reason. Sigh.

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