Favorite Dishes

95. Lobster Roll at Joe's Stone Crab Take-Away

As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com. After the jump, find our other choices.


95. Lobster Roll at Joe's Stone Crab Take-Away

Joe's Stone Crab Take-Away has long been one of the Beach's best stops for quality food-to-go. Reason: Consistently fresh, delicious food, and some of the finest sandwiches in town. Yet even among these praiseworthy sandwiches, none is as satisfying as the lobster roll.


The substantial bun -- not a flimsy hot dog roll -- is buttered, lightly griddled, and generously overflowing with chunks of lobster meat tossed with minced celery, salt and pepper, and lemon-tinged mayonnaise. That's it. No cheap filler. A stack of homemade potato chips gets served alongside. Price is $15.95, which is expensive for a sandwich, but cheap for a bonafide gastronomic thrill.

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