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Lazy Lobster of Longboat

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5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 102, Longboat Key, FL 34228
+1 941-383-0440
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 478
    Excellent
  • 227
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, service & atmosphere.

I had always assumed that the Lazy Lobster would be on the pricy & prentencious side. I was wrong. The food was fantastic, prepared well and presented beautifully. We looked out on the beautiful & tropically lush dining garden, where all tables were filled. Our waitperson was friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Oceanna W
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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I had always assumed that the Lazy Lobster would be on the pricy & prentencious side. I was wrong. The food was fantastic, prepared well and presented beautifully. We looked out on the beautiful & tropically lush dining garden, where all tables were filled. Our waitperson was friendly and knowledgable. A very good value and dining experience. I tell everyone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I LITERALLY DIG THIS PLACE. I come from the UK and can't tell you enough how much I love everything about this place, I lost my tooth here, to being given a homemade Christmas cookie by the staff. Welcoming, considerate and humorous are just some words I could use to describe this place!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful and beachy inside, and Eric the owner was great. The cocktails were awesome and the food was just right for the price.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fabulous Cuisine and wonderful service at the Lazy Lobster when we dined last Saturday night. The manager even came to each table to see how their dinner was, very friendly. The Shrimp Norma was to die for...Succulent shrimp wrapped in spinach,feta cheese and crabmeat then encroute in filo dough baked to perfection! Can't wait to go back next time down... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Longboat Key is beautiful. There is just one road running through. Dining options as you can expect are limited. Nonetheless this place deserves its relatively high trip-advisor placing. The food is good and reasonably priced. The scallops particularly are great. Decor and ambience are a little pre-Ramsay makeover but the food is the most important thing here. Service was lightning... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food was outstanding. Great choices of fish meals with nice surroundings. They serve rolls with an outstanding sauce. We asked about the sauce and they said it was their own and they had it for sale. We purchased two jars and took it back to Omaha.

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Absolutely delicious fare, and the staff was accommodating and beyond pleasant. This restaurant provides a higher end atmosphere, with fair prices. We will be back!

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We got this recommendation from a friend and although it was further than we were staying we gave it a shot!!! Needless to say we are going back again tomorrow!!! Food excellent, prepared as ordered and presented positively lovely! Server Gabriel was a dream catering to all our needs. Atmosphere gorgeous inside and out..happened on a special running for th... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Lazy Man Lobster is the best. It takes all the work out of eating a lobster and you can enjoy it so much more. The wait staff was amazing. We ate in the bar as we didn't have a reservation but you wouldn't know it. Very attentive and would definitely return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Went there last night having booked a table. Had to wait anyhow ! It was 20 - 25 minutes after we arrived before we were offered drinks (why do restaurants get this basic thing so wrong so often? ). Lobster was nice, the seared tuba was very good. Service remained pretty average throughout. Having been on vacation in the states... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 102, Longboat Key, FL 34228
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 38
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?