Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Joe's has its roots in Miami, and has been serving up steaks and stone crab for over a century. You can find this incarnation in the busy Forum Shops on the Strip.
Few restaurants handle large parties in Las Vegas as well as Joe's. Book Gigi's Room on the second level, which can accommodate up to 150 guests with a private bar and large windows looking out to the Strip. Jesse's Room seats up to 100, while the Rose Garden is a more flexible space for up to 200. The Boardroom seats 14 people for an intimate celebration or business dinner. No matter where you gather around the table, you'll want to sink your teeth into the Bone-in Filet and Joe's Famous Stone Crabs, which help make the restaurant one of the best in Vegas for seafood.
How to book: Call 702-792-9222 or inquire about large parties online.
The full name of the restaurant is Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, which should give you a hard-and-fast idea of what the place is all about. The concept began as a modest Miami Beach lunch counter in 1913, but eventually grew into a fine dining powerhouse. It's absolutely the best spot in Vegas for Florida stone crabs—specifically the claws, which are cracked open, revealing a meat similar to lobster that's dipped in mustard sauce. Florida's harvest season runs October to May, but the restaurant offers stone crabs year-round due to its extensive relationships with fisheries. Plump Alaskan crab legs, dipped in little more than butter, are nearly as good. Joe's is also popular for shrimp—chilled, stuffed with crab, or in a scampi-like Shrimp de Jonghe. Save enough room for some red meat too, specifically a whopping 16-ounce bone-in filet that packs in plenty of flavor despite the lean cut. Joe's Key Lime Pie, served as a full or half slice, is nearly as famous as the stone crabs.
How to book: Book a reservation online.