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Nov 22, 2009 08:33 AM

Joe's Stone Crab - Dress Code

Hi all,

I'm planning on going to Joe's Stone Crab next Wed (day before thxgiving). This is our first time there. I noticed that there is a dress code.

For men, would a nice pair of jeans work with a nice polo or button down, or are dress slacks + button down shirt a "must"?


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  1. Years ago there was a dress shorts, etc. That's gone by the wayside. You see people dressed in business attire or even now in shorts, although that's not too common. So, yes, a nice pair of jeans and a button down or polo would definitely be fine. Enjoy!

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    1. re: zook

      On Miami Beach it's pretty much anything goes.....Nice shorts and shirt work just about anywhere.....MB is very casual generally speaking.......The night clubs are stricter though....they routinely turn away NBA superstars that try to get in wearing shorts and flip-flops.....and they don't care how much Cristal they're going to buy!...LOL.....


    2. This is South Florida...You arent supposed to have anything but shorts and shirts!

      1. Whether there's a dress code or not, I don't think I'd go to Joe's in shorts and flip-flops and I don't think you'll see many people that do. Keep in mind it is no reservations, and the maitre'd may exercise some "discretion" in how people are seated. If you look like a peasant you may be treated like one. Nice jeans and polo would be fine, dress slacks + buttondown unnecessary.

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        1. re: Frodnesor

          Did they start allowing shorts? I know for a fact they never used to be allowed in the main dining room. Joe's is not a crab shack. Servers wear tuxedos!

          1. re: netmover

            FWIW I had an absolute perfect meal at Joe's last week...semi casual dress and all...super tasty crab, lobster, scallops, ahrimp, oysters, drinks and the hash brown was good for dinner and again at breakfast- love this place

            1. re: netmover

              I don't know of a specific dress code but I do know I'm not accustomed to seeing people in shorts in the dining room.

              1. re: Frodnesor

                We were there on Sunday evening, casual dress is fine, but they
                do frown on those that wear shorts........even though there are always a few!

          2. I just had dinner there on Monday and I didn't see anyone in shorts, but that's not to say they aren't allowed. Joe's has such a nice atmosphere with it's tuxedoed waiters and red-jacketed busboys that I think people just understand that it is a special restaurant with a special atmosphere deserving of respect - hard and fast rules or no. Enjoy your meal - we had a fabulous time and I highly recommend the Dr. Loosen Riesling on their by-the-glass list (it was not offered by the bottle, for some reason, but I bet you could buy it that way if you asked) - the wine is perfect with the stone crab and mustard sauce!