Food & Drink

Prime 112, Joe’s Stone Crab keep rolling in dough

Steak at Prime 112 in South Beach.
Steak at Prime 112 in South Beach.

Three Miami-Dade restaurants — Joe’s Stone Crab, Prime 112 and Makoto — are among the 100 highest-grossing independent eateries in the country, according to a new report from Restaurant Business magazine.

By the numbers:

▪ Joe’s (11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach), No. 3 on the Top 100, reported gross sales of $36.1 million in 2014. It served 345,000 meals at an average check price of $85 a person. Joe’s slipped a spot from last year’s rankings, when it was No. 2, but brought in about $800,000 more than it did the previous year.

▪ Prime 112 (112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach), No. 9, pulled in $23.5 million in 2014. The 182-seat steakhouse served 220,000 diners at about $115 a person. Prime moved down three spots from last year’s list, when it reported a gross of $23.3 million.

▪ Makoto (9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour), No. 92, grossed $12.4 million, serving 221,000 meals with a check average of $60. It is the Stephen Starr restaurant’s first time in the Top 100.

Also, the Rustic Inn Crabhouse (4331 Anglers Ave., Dania Beach) was No. 56 on this year’s list, grossing $15 million through more than 580,000 meals about $26 each. It was recently acquired by a New York-based restaurant group, making it ineligible for next year’s rankings of independently owned businesses.

Two Florida restaurants situated near Walt Disney World —Fulton’s Crab House (No. 13, $21.1 million) and Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe (No. 36, $16.5 million) — also earned spots on the top-grossing list.

Repeating at No. 1 on the list: Tao Asian Bistro in Las Vegas, which reported $47 million in sales, serving 450,000 diners.

Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor: 305-376-4624, @EvanBenn

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