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A & B Lobster House

700 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-5880
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Ranked #99 of 369 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Simonton St
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.
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Los Angeles
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was fine, but service was disappointing. They had us in & out of there in under an hour. Great if I was at McDonald's but not so good when I am paying over $100 for two for a "fine dining" experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A great space and very good food. It isn't inexpensive, but the service was fantastic -- even with a large party.

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Helsinki, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The A&B lobster house was exactly what I was looking for; a cosy, comfortable place that offers a delicious dinner, as well as very knowledgable staff. Try the tuna for a Japanese twist!

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

You'll find lots of restaurants in Key West, but for the real flavor of Key West, don't miss A & B. Located right on the pier with great views of the harbor, it looks like a lot of seafood restaurants, but you'll find that the food is reasonably priced, considering that you are ordering lobster, fish and steak. It's also... More 

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Greensburg, Indiana, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was a pleasant surprise. We have never dined here before after many trips to Key West.We expected more of a bar environment but this was very elegant in its own way,upstairs with a bay view, nice linens and great food and service. Our waitress was very professional.The food was outstanding,the menu is limited. The scollops were done to perfection.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We always enjoy the lobster dishes at the A&B Lobster House. My spouse always orders a 2 lb. Maine lobster because it is always available. Be sure to have reservations or you may be disappointed about getting in.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went for lobster dinner and ordered shrimps for starter and the whole Maine lobster for main. Huge lobster, nicely cooked and simple serving with butter and corn. Well worth the $60! Florida lobster tail also nice but Maine a better choice. Service not too pushy, quite refreshing after a couple of weeks in the US. ;)

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Overall, we had a great experience. We sat outside close to an open window. The view was beautiful. We started with the shrimp cocktail and the lobster/escargot pastry. Both were delicious! Our main course was the steak with potatoes. We enjoyed the flavor of the steak. The portion size was good enough to split. The waiter was ok- not overly... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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60 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We sat in the upstairs dining room. Very crowded but expected that. We thought the food just ok. They used a lot of sauce on the food which ruined the flavor of the dish. Service was just ok. Sorry, wouldn't go back.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

For my Dad's special day we wanted a great restaurant on the water-- found it!! They accommodated my Dad's handicap and sat us right on the water for a party of 10. Service from Sean the bartender and Rota the waitress was excellent! Good was good- lobster bisque needed more lobster-- grouper Oscar was very good. Steaks cooked perfectly and... More 

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Additional Information about A & B Lobster House

Address: 700 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-5880
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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