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A & B Lobster House

700 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040
305-294-5880
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Ranked #70 of 345 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
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 directly from our own fish market. As our name implies, we specialize in lobster, both from Maine and Florida, prepared with a delicate fusion of the classic and contemporary styles of our talented chefs. We are also renowned for our steaks, always prime choice. Dine outside on the wrap-around balcony or inside our timeless dining room, while our knowledgeable and attentive staff anticipates your every need and helps to make your experience unforgettable.
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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We had dinner at this restaurant on our first night (right across the street from our hotel, the Galleon Resort). Food was delicious and service was efficient. The menu is a bit pricey but worth it.

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

That is about the best thing I can say about A&B Lobster House, the conch fritters are great. The rest of the food was just very "eh". It was not bad but just not great either. The beer selection here for drafts is very poor too. They had like 1-2 IPA/Microbrews and the rest was watered down American crap. The... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our first dinner was at A & B and the everyone had a great time. The staff honored our request to eat outside on the second floor deck overlooking the marina and the waiter was very attentive and responsive to our wants and needs. The food was excellent especially the lobster thermidor and the grilled lobster tail. The atmosphere was... More

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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have been coming to Key West for the past 10 years and always eat A& B Lobster House. I ordered an old old time favorite tonight "Grouper Oscar" and it came out as a white blob, nothing similar to the dish I have enjoyed in past years. Service was excellent, the view beautiful, but the quality of the food... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We chose A&B Lobster House for our 30th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed! It was a lovely meal and the service was excellent!

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Whilst staying in Key West for a week we strolled the length of Duval up to the marina for a lovely evening at A & B. We had a table overlooking the marina, perfect setting to enjoy some very fine seafood. A & B is located upstairs above a less formal oyster bar, it has a Cigar bar inside, and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great food - pricey - but the best seafood we had in Key West. You can't go wrong with their specials.

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Buford, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Our party sat upstairs overlooking the marina. While the view was very nice, the service and food were not as expected. Over-priced and lacking in quality and taste, the food overall was not worth it. And, two of our party got sick later that night. Servce was not par with the cost. There are so many favorable options in Key... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Unbelievable location, excellent food and service. We had surf and turf of which was awesome. The menu was very diversified, the wine menu was very good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Food was good, but way too expensive. Way. Places just as good or better, but cheaper, can be found on Duvall Street. This place not even close to being worth the cost.

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