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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
750 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Born from the original and century-old Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab has expanded the name and brand with locations in Chicago, Las Vegas and now the nation’s capital under the leadership of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. The DC location features prime steaks, seafood and many of the classics from the original in Miami. The signature bone-in rib eye (20 oz., $49.95), filet (16 oz., $52.95) and New York Strip (20 oz., $54.95) are hand-carved exclusively for Joe’s, while the famed stone crabs are harvested from the Gulf of Mexico one claw at a time, just as founder Joe Weiss and his wife Jennie did 90 years ago. A partnership with the Weiss family and Richard Melman’s company led to the expansion of the brand and the Chicago opening in 2000. Judging by the more than 1,200 people who attended the grand opening party for the DC location in late January, this one is off to a fine start.