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A & B Lobster House

700 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Ranked #72 of 357 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Aurora, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

The special was hog fish with two scallops and it was EXCELLENT! The chef really excelled here with some very interesting flavor combinations- a truly memorable dish. Presentation was also very nice. My finicky family loved it. The Brazil Snapper was disappointing. I would describe the dish as a thin breaded dry mess with no flavor. I thought about sending... More

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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We sat outside toward the harbour for lunch and had a very good meal. The kid's menu could be more varied.

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The location couldn't be better - the atmosphere couldn't be better - but the service and the food are over the top fantastic. This place is the real deal! Excellent!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you want a first class, white table cloth, fine dining experience in Key West, A&B is my number 1. The food was exceptional along with a great marina view. Has indoor and outdoor seating. The building is new and modern unlike a lot of the trendy older restaurants in the Keys; which means A&B has cool A/C in the... More

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I visit Key West Florida approximately two times per year for one month increments. A friend of mine recommended that I visit the A and B Lobster House. (This was February 2010) We now come to the Lobster House about 4-6 times per year. Service, view, food, & wine list are impeccable. I strongly recommend anyone who visits Key West... More

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133 reviews 133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

There was a group of 7 of us and everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was excellent and not rushed. The sea scallops were melt in your mouth good. The key lime pie was not as good as some I've had but the crime brûlée was wonderful.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went here after walking out of another restaurant due to bad service and menu choice and we were not disappointed, the food was tasty and service attentive and friendly. excellent setting make sure you try this one.

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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I dined and A and B Lobster house while in Key West on vacation. The service was wonderful and the food even better! I recommend getting a seat either outside or by a window. The marina below is really pretty.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had the scallops and the grouper and it was fantastic. We sat outside on the verandah and the setting was perfect. We plan to go back again tomorrow night and start with a drink the bar with all the leather upholstery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We went looking for a great dinner with good wine and no worry. We found it. Our waiter was great with spot on recommendation for wine and food. We had asked to sit outside so that we could enjoy the sights and sounds of the marina. Could not have been happier.

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