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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, Reservations, Dessert
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 262
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 49
    Terrible
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
Couldn't be better!

This is one of the better dining experiences we have ever had, and we have traveled the world. Awesome view, on the water, great staff incredible food. A MUST in Key West!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Rick C
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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1,122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is one of the better dining experiences we have ever had, and we have traveled the world. Awesome view, on the water, great staff incredible food. A MUST in Key West!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Picture this, driving with the family from Miami over beautiful and scenic road and planning to go for best place in town for seafood and lobster. The restaurant is definitely in a prime location place but with a mediocre food and service! We ordered a glass of Chardonnay and they served it from a pitcher. This type of service you... More 

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108 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had a wonderful dining experience here. I enjoyed the scallops. The duck meatball appetizer was good also. Other entrees enjoyed at our table were the Florida lobster and crab cakes. The crab cakes were meaty and delicious. The shrimp martini appetizer and desserts were scrumptious. Inside and outside dining are available here but if your determined to sit outside,... More 

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Seaford, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I went to A & B in 2012 and it was great, this time the food was below average. We like the location, had an outside table overlooking the marina and the service was fine, they are definitely not warm and welcoming but I go to eat not make friends. I went with 12 people (7 adults, 5 kids) so... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Go with the seafood. The lobster and crab were fresh, very very fresh! They could've held back on the hollandais sauce as it over powered the seafood as you can see from the picture. Overall great food.

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ST. CROIX
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

During a recent stay in Key West, our special meal was at A & B Lobster House. The service was good, a nice view from the upstairs porch, and the food was fine, but not special. At the prices they are charging I had expected something better! Portions were small and for the money I was disappointed.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This restaurant has everything - beautiful classic ambience (without being stuffy), great location, great views, wonderful service and terrific food. Have eaten here on prior trips to Key West and always enjoyed it, and our dinner this time did not disappoint. We had a great table inside (our choice) but right at a window with a nice view of the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The location is great and a table outside overlooking the marina a must. However, service was slow and whilst the food was good we felt it was expensive and not value for money.

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Key West
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176 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was a spectacular experience from the time we were seated by our lovely server to the last bite of the Bananas Foster two hours later. We started with the shrimp cocktail. The shrimp were large and good. We then had the tomato and mozzarella salad and a house salad. Good choices. For the entrees we had the seared yellow... More 

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killington, vt
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went here for hubby's birthday, it was amazing! Sat outside on the deck, beautiful view weather was spectacular. Did enjoy a cocktail in the cigar bar beforehand, wonderful dirty martini. For an appetizer we had the lobster escargot, to die for! Bread basket was awesome. Iceberg wedge was perfectly executed. My entree was lobster thermidor, OMG rich heavenly over the... More 

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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