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Australian in Miami looking for sushi and stone crab

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jacklz Nov 17, 2009 04:14 PM

Hi,

I am coming to the states after a long time in South America and am really keen to get my sushi and crab fix while i am in Miami.

I heard that Stone Crab and Sushi is quite good and available in Miami..... I am staying in the south Beach area and was hoping to eat some of this...

I preferably like ALL YOU CAN EAT if possible as i am a backpacker and eat two meals a day. If any one can provide some tips or information regarding to this it would be appreciated.

tnx

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    Leza RE: jacklz Oct 21, 2010 08:52 AM

    Hello Jackiz. Beach native who spent 25 years in San Fran/Seattle- u want all u can eat stone crabs- go straight up AIA to Original "Billy's" on Hollywood Beach. 1. Hollywood rocks for fun and a great boardwalk, beach. 2. Billy was married to Joe's owner Jessie's daughter and does and did all the SoFla cranking. 3 and best for last he offers ALL U CAN EAT! Stay at the Marriott right across the street on Hollywood Beach for another great bar/room and service! Sushi again u can do SOBE MANDARIN ORIENTAL - wooooah! Perfecto! Or while in Hollywood, go west on Sheridan Street and N. 46th Ave on your right near Post Haste Pharmacy. Locals Rave!! Happy hour too! It's 4.5 miles max in distance and Billys iss near the draw bridge on the intercoastal at Hollywood Blvd. See it like.a native or get little for ur buck. But Joes is an institution and Mandarin is 5 Star, both are Zagat/Michelin blue chips. I just prefer big bang for buck, leisurely dining pace, great if not better food and portions an locals who are approachable! G'Day! Good luck!

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      estragon RE: Leza Oct 29, 2010 10:50 AM

      OK, 'Hounds, is this reply for real, or does it smell of self-promotion? I am staying in Hollywood, and have the same question: where, anywhere between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, to go for stone crabs. Food in Hollywood is mostly horrible to mediocre, looking for help....

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        southocean RE: estragon Oct 29, 2010 11:50 AM

        If you're looking for AYCE stone crabs, Billy's is good, Catfish Dewey's is good, and Kitchen 305, in sunny Isles Beach, is good.

        Stone crab preparation is so simple and basic, unless the critters aren't fresh, you can't go too far wrong anywhere you go.

        If you go all the way to Joe's, don't get the stone crabs -- get the fried chicken!

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        Catfish Deweys
        4003 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

        Kitchen 305
        16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

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          estragon RE: southocean Oct 29, 2010 02:02 PM

          Thanks, Southoccean. Any other recos around here? I hear the Cuban place in Hallandale Beach is good. What else?

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            southocean RE: estragon Oct 29, 2010 10:33 PM

            The original venue of Padrino's is in Hallandale. They formed a small chain, but the original is going strong. Food's good, not great, but authentic. It's been open for 30 years -- they must be doing something right!

            Further south, on A-1-A, in Sunny Isles Beach, I'd recommend Timo, for Med/Ital/Continental food, in a classy setting, with a waitstaff that knows what they're doing.

            More in the area? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6660...

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            Timo Restaurant
            17624 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles, FL 33160

            Padrino's Restaurant
            2500 E Hallandale Beach Blvd Ste I, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

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