Joe’s Stone Crab is a legendary destination for its eponymous delicacy and the bib-wearing, claw-cracking fun that comes with it, but it’s also touristy, insanely crowded, and has a maddening no-reservations policy. Avoid the disappointment and take a cue from the locals by placing an order at the take-out window; they’ll pack everything you need for a picnic. Then walk to nearby South Pointe Park, a gorgeous, newly renovated seventeen-acre green space where you can feast on your crab and real key lime pie as the sun falls over the water.
4. Insider’s Tip
Published on Mar 31, 2011 as a web exclusive.