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A & B Lobster House

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700 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040 (Simonton St)
+1 305-294-5880
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Enjoy the freshest seafood on the island delivered daily. As our name...
Enjoy the freshest seafood on the island delivered daily. As our name implies, we specialize in lobster, both from Maine and Florida. Our talented Chef Mick Pera expertly prepares a Fusion Cuisine which include Classic Lobster/Seafood House dishes along with French Bistro comfort food to delight all of the senses. We are also renowned for our steaks, always prime choice. Dine outside on the wrap-around balcony or join us in our timeless dining room, while our knowledgeable and attentive staff anticipate your every need and help to make your experience unforgettable.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service

The food was very good. It's a huge dining area, so we went early without a reservation and had no problem. The pasta that we ordered was outstanding

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food was very good. It's a huge dining area, so we went early without a reservation and had no problem. The pasta that we ordered was outstanding

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Worth the price, excellent preparation of dishes, all 3 different plates were OUTSTANDING. HIGHLY recommend restaurant and their LOBSTER BISQUE.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

delicious, great service, food, and fun, maybe a little $ but u pay for what u get . we wanted to have fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I had the scallops with brie cream sauce for starters and the special menu lobster with chorizo mash for the main course. Both were spectacularly good in terms of flavours and portion size. We sat outside and watched an amazing lightning storm move towards us as we dined. Staff were polite and very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had heard from locals that this was a great place to go for Lobster Bisque, so we went! I am so glad we did. We went into the bar since we only wanted drinks and bisque. Emily was our bartender. She was very friendly and gave us impeccable service. Bisque was great as we were told. There is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We eat here every time we come to Key West and we have never had a bad meal and service has always been excellent! I grew up with my family being in commercial fishing and stone crabbing and we grouper fish for fun as much as possible. This is honestly the only restaurant I have been to so far that... More 

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Maplewood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Dark, classic feel--it's a location waiting for a dramatic thunderstorm outside. If you're tired of the heat and shorts, head on up. My wife got the lobster tail, and it rocked. The hogfish catch of the day was fantastic as well as the Oysters Rockefeller. Professional and friendly wait staff made it a perfect night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went for the filet and was not disappointed. Love the view, service. Food was wonderful. Enjoyed our 1 year anniversary overlooking the water. Will be back again.

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Charlottesville, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not the usual dive in Key West (which we love), this is a fairly high class joint. Both the surf and turf were excellent. And the waitress was first rate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had a great surf and turf here. Sat outside looking at the water and beautiful boats. It was a wonderful evening. I have tried key lime pie just about everywhere and these guys have my favorite, hands down. The crust is thin and light, with emphasis on a perfectly tart key lime center. Look forward to returning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040
    (Simonton St)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-5880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Enjoy the freshest seafood on the island delivered daily. As our name implies, we specialize in lobster, both from Maine and Florida. Our talented Chef Mick Pera expertly prepares a Fusion Cuisine which include Classic Lobster/Seafood House dishes along with French Bistro comfort food to delight all of the senses. We are also renowned for our steaks, always prime choice. Dine outside on the wrap-around balcony or join us in our timeless dining room, while our knowledgeable and attentive staff anticipate your every need and help to make your experience unforgettable.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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