Family & History

The History of the Miami & Ft. Lauderdale Areas Most Famous Seafood Restaurant

Billy has spent more than 35 years learning about and working with stone crabs. Soon after moving with his parents to South Florida in 1967, Billy went to work for Joe’s as the manager of the company’s wholesale division. Several years later, Billy left Joe’s Stone Crabs to open a wholesale and retail stone crab business of his own in Miami Springs.

A restaurant on the premises with an all-you-can-eat* stone crabs concept soon followed. For many years, Billy’s Stone Crab on the Circle in the Springs was an institution. In 1981, Billy sold that restaurant and opened Billy’s on Biscayne Bay, a waterfront seafood restaurant on the 79th Street Causeway in Miami, a much larger facility right on the water. In 1995, he opened Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant in Hollywood, another fine spot for waterfront dining.

The emergence of overnight refrigerated carriers in the mid 1980s made it possible to ship fresh stone crab claws in a single day to customers all over the United States. Billy supplies hotels, restaurants, country clubs, as well as consumers with fresh stone crabs and seafood from around the Nation.

Today Billy and his wife Elena run the restaurant as a family team and enjoy spending time together brainstorming, reinventing and refining the family business. Billy himself and his family finds much inspiration from loving the South Florida Waters, fishing, boating and traveling wide. Their day-to-day involvement and dedication to the Restaurant ’s success and the family business is the outlet of their passion for creating an extraordinary experience in peoples lives by providing top quality old fashioned elegant dining in the heart of Hollywood, the South Florida tourist destination and ensuring top quality, healthy seafood for tourists and locals alike.

The Miami Ft. Lauderdale Areas Best Seafood Restaurant

Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant & Market is located at 400 North Ocean Drive, on the Intracoastal Waterway in Hollywood. Call 954-923-2300 for information.

* All you can eat is subject to availability, please call ahead to confirm.