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5337 Gulf Dr, Ste 500, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217 (Gulf Drive & Holmes Blvd)
(941) 779-1000
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Located in the heart of Holmes Beach, Lobstahs brings New England Style...
Located in the heart of Holmes Beach, Lobstahs brings New England Style seafood to beautiful Anna Maria Island plus local seafood favorites. We take great pride in providing the freshest seafood. Our lobsters are flown in daily and we work with farmers and fishmongers to bring the best quality ingredients to our guests. Land lovers will find USDA steaks, chicken and pasta selections on our extensive menu. The largest cold water lobster tank on Anna Maria Island and the recipes created by Chef Patrick, have defined Lobstahs as a "destination restaurant" for diners from all over the world. Lobstahs is a "destination restaurant". Our extensive menus feature over 60 fresh and tantalizing items for all taste buds plus our kid's Lil Lobstahs Menu. Don't forget our daily specials too! Outdoor deck makes for a more open island dining experience. We can accommodate large tables and parties, catering, banquets and special events are our specialty. Planning to spend a day at the beach? Let us prepare an authentic Maine Lobster Bake for your family and friends. Whether you dine in or take away, the fare will always be excellent. Our catering department can handle your big events and catering needs with special attention. See our attached Sports Bar with large screen TVs. Pool, Shuffleboard and Darts.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 64
    Average
  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Surf and Turf

I have to admit I hesitated to eat at Lobstah's because of it's name and the fact that it is not on the water. However, on a cool rainy day, we made reservations and loved it. My mom ordered the Lobster Bisque and gave me a taste. It has lumps of crab in it and is yummy. I ordered the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Paulajcake
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I have to admit I hesitated to eat at Lobstah's because of it's name and the fact that it is not on the water. However, on a cool rainy day, we made reservations and loved it. My mom ordered the Lobster Bisque and gave me a taste. It has lumps of crab in it and is yummy. I ordered the... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

All around the experience was just odd. The food took an extremely long time to come out and when it was delivered our waiter explained our order had gone to a different table. He then told us all the bad things about the resturant. While the food was mediocre, the ambiance was weak by comparison and our waiter was nice,... More 

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Jeff L, Owner at Lobstahs, responded to this review

You are correct and the server was unprofessional. Mistakes sometimes happen and a manager should of been made aware of such by your server. We would of made it up to you. Sorry our server failed to perform in many ways. Corrective action has been taken. Please allow us to make it up to you and come back in. Ask... More 

Utica, New York
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We've tried this place a few times over the past couple of years. With two dining areas, it gives the appearance of being two distinct restaurants, a pub atmosphere in the back, and just a bit more upscaled place in the front with a nice bar. It's very popular but that appears to be more of a function of the... More 

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Jeff L, Owner at Lobstahs, responded to this review

I'm sorry you did not think there was good value with our lobsters. All our lobsters are brought in live from Maine. In 2014 lobsters hit an all time high and we maintained our prices .currently due to weather conditions limiting the fishermen being able to go out there is not only a shortage but prices have skyrocketed and there... More 

binghamton ny
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We ate 2 times at Lobstahs during our 2 week vacation on Anna Maria Island. The restaurant is quite popular and reservations are recommended. Both meals we had were very good. The best part of the meal was the lobster bisque. Quite outstanding, possibly one of the best we ever had. The entrees were also good but honestly not as... More 

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Anna Maria, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Lobstahs has just the right island vibe. Today Bob Marley and the Wailers was on the AV system and Rachael was our waitress. What more could we ask for? My wife devoured the sushi and raved about it. And she's not easy to please. Take it from her husband of 51 years. I had the Maine lobster roll which puts... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

From the outside the restaurant looks bigger and there is another connecting area that was not open but also didn't appear to have the same ambience as the front restaurant. If you want to eat at a table beginning at 5 you best make reservations even for the bar tables....definitely appeals to the older crowd at the early dinner hr.... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Great service from Rachael. Very much enjoyed the food. Enjoyed the atmosphere, the 'tiki' area is outfitted nicely!!

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Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Well this is the place to go on Anna Maria Island for lobster, bisque, roll, tails, salads all with lobster and all great! Stayed 2 weeks on the island and ate here 3 nights(5 of us) never had a bad meal! Service with a smile and easy to walk to location. Prices are reasonable. Nice bar

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Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Food service view all are average. They failed to tell me specials and it was not posted. There are much better places to get lobster with specials and views. Building and room was pleasant but nothing to remember. If you eat here you will probably forget all about it next week....

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Had a great "spur of the moment" meal. No booking no problem outside bring down the blinds and put on the heaters. racheal came along great recommendations for pre dinner cocktails ,wine and then the food lobster pasta fantastic .Thanks Rachael for making it a special night. The Aussies

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5337 Gulf Dr, Ste 500, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
    (Gulf Drive & Holmes Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: (941) 779-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Located in the heart of Holmes Beach, Lobstahs brings New England Style seafood to beautiful Anna Maria Island plus local seafood favorites. We take great pride in providing the freshest seafood. Our lobsters are flown in daily and we work with farmers and fishmongers to bring the best quality ingredients to our guests. Land lovers will find USDA steaks, chicken and pasta selections on our extensive menu. The largest cold water lobster tank on Anna Maria Island and the recipes created by Chef Patrick, have defined Lobstahs as a "destination restaurant" for diners from all over the world. Lobstahs is a "destination restaurant". Our extensive menus feature over 60 fresh and tantalizing items for all taste buds plus our kid's Lil Lobstahs Menu. Don't forget our daily specials too! Outdoor deck makes for a more open island dining experience. We can accommodate large tables and parties, catering, banquets and special events are our specialty. Planning to spend a day at the beach? Let us prepare an authentic Maine Lobster Bake for your family and friends. Whether you dine in or take away, the fare will always be excellent. Our catering department can handle your big events and catering needs with special attention. See our attached Sports Bar with large screen TVs. Pool, Shuffleboard and Darts.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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