Get your bibs ready. The famed Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant in South Beach reopens for the season on Thursday.
And this time it will be special, said Joe’s COO Stephen Sawitz. The eatery is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
“My great-grandfather opened this restaurant in 1913. It’s an honor and privilege to be here, almost 100 years later, to open it up for another season,” Sawitz said in a news release.
The restaurant, now on 11 Washington Ave., opened two years before the city of Miami Beach was incorporated.
“We’ve seen hurricanes and depressions and world championships and a whole city,” Sawitz said.
Beginning in January, the restaurant will begin its formal recognition of its 100th anniversary with several events.
Joe’s will also be inviting fans and patrons “to share their fondest memories of Joe’s Stone Crab at www.joesmemories.com.
For Thursday’s grand opening, guest diners can start arriving at 4 p.m. The first seating is 5 p.m.
Joe’s does not take reservations.