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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, 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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  • 54
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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
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Great food, wine, and a terrific server. Always a mainstay on any Key West trip and again did not disappoint. Lobster and meat entree's were done to perfection. Good wine list with something for everyone. Great bar for after dinner drinks and cigars located just off the restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
smcd225
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Lake Worth, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Lake Worth, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great food, wine, and a terrific server. Always a mainstay on any Key West trip and again did not disappoint. Lobster and meat entree's were done to perfection. Good wine list with something for everyone. Great bar for after dinner drinks and cigars located just off the restaurant.

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kentucky
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66 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Our experience here could be summed up as come for the view but be prepared for the rude. From the moment we arrived and shown to our table the hostess was rude. We had a large party of 12 and they had us crammed in so tight not everyone could fit. We asked if they could add a small 4... More 

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Key West, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I was so pleased with the food. Seriously…the appetizers and entrée were the best I have had. The salad is served in a special “cheese shell”. You have to try it! The shell is crispy and nice. The Tuna Tataki is fresh and amazing. My entree was brazil nut snapper (lightly crusted in brazil nut flour and served with a... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Hyatt Resort & Spa in Key West and walked over to A & B Lobster house. Wow! We sat outside, which is on the 2nd floor of a dock. The weather was beautiful and our server was wonderful! We ordered the Scallops as a starter and it was great! There were only 3 scallops, but they... More 

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smrgmgr, Director of Operations at A & B Lobster House, responded to this review

Thank you for your response, The Scallops are delicious, glad you enjoyed them too! More 

Pembroke Pines, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

First, I want to address some of the previous not so flattering comments. Been going to this great place for years and while I know there can be bugs in any restaurant we've never seen one. Second, value is off the charts. I am a foodie who eats out often. Look at the places I have reviewed. The value here... More 

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smrgmgr, Director of Operations at A & B Lobster House, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and very valued patronage! Please join us again and again. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

A & B Lobster used to be a great restaurant with 5 star service, food and atmosphere. I used to eat there every night during my 1 week per month stays in Key West. Unfortunately the staff has been replaced by east Europeans to maximize profit. The is no food too spoiled to serve, no behavior rude enough. I've had... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I thought this place was going to be wonderful! Sat at bar! Within 15 minutes there were 3 cockroaches crawling on the bar as our food was being delivered. Bartenders just laughed it off. We were horrified and just left. Don't go to this tourist trip froma frequent from a Key West Visitor!!

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Houston, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is good spot for an outdoor meal. The deck seating looks out at the marina, and the restaurant's atmosphere is great. We had a group of 10, and the service was very good despite the group size. The lobster bisque and the grouper were fantastic, and everyone else seemed to enjoy their food as well. Be careful with the... More 

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Westboro, Ma
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant came to us by a reccomendation. We arrived at your pace on Saturday at 6:40 and were seated on the outside porch right outsde the bar. We were aware that the restaurant was pricey but we decided to spend our 40th an iversary with you. When our waiter came to our table he was polite but by the... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I dined at the A & B Lobster House with some friends for their very special post-wedding dinner, and I thought it was exceptional! I just read a few other reviews, and I am actually shocked that others did not have the same experience we did. I found the food and the service to be well beyond... 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: Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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