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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 68
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  • 18
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  • 4
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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 Early Bird

We've been going to Lazy Lobster for years. The prices are high, but reasonable at Early Bird time. Terrific dishes included Crabcakes, lobster bisque, lobster (of course!). Top shelf - Kettel One martinis for $5. Owner always asks about your experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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NPR, FL
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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NPR, FL
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Lazy Lobster for years. The prices are high, but reasonable at Early Bird time. Terrific dishes included Crabcakes, lobster bisque, lobster (of course!). Top shelf - Kettel One martinis for $5. Owner always asks about your experience.

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Went there for dinner w/ another couple. I ordered a lobster bisque and a Maine lobster. They were both very good (and if that was the sole basis of the review, I would give it a 4). My wife, who is gluten intolerant ordered a salad and, after discussions w/ the waiter, the Bar Harbor Combo; the waiter indicated the... More 

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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We highly recommend this place to eat on Longboat Key. The lobster is delicious and reasonably priced. My only issue is with quality of the dining experience . The service is so speedy that you are in and out within an hour . That's not what OI am looking for ain an evening dinner dining experience . Such a pity... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My daughter found a shard of plastic in her dessert. When we told the waiter he said "that has happened before" the manager came over and apologized and said the plastic lids sometimes break and they are working on it with the local supplier and only comped that dessert. I was concerned that my daughter may have swallowed other pieces... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place was recommended by a store clerk in St. Armands circle. We were a little skeptical but decided to try it anyway. It was fabulous! I had the flounder francaise and it was the best I've ever had! Our waitress was very attentive and when back in the area will definitely stop by again!

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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I had the best Salmon by far on the island. Prepared wonderfully. My husband had the fried shrimp..holy cow they were huge and very tasty. Our waitress was on point at all times.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Taking in the sights of Longboat key and in the mood for seafood. Look no further as this restaurant is sure to please. We were seated immediately without a reservation. Our server was attentive and efficient. Our meals included a seafood combination platter that was delicious, a seafood pasta dish, BBQ rib and coconut shrimp platter and lobster tacos. All... More 

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Sebring, Florida USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A week before our dining day, I called the Lazy Lobster and made reservations. I told them it was not our first time dining with them and we selected specially to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. This voice congratulated me and said they were looking forward in seeing us. We arrived on time (in a rain storm) and said we had... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I dined at the Lazy Lobster of Longboat during our off season (July) vacation. We unfortunately could not arrive early enough for the specials that are offered from 4:00 - 5:30, so we ordered from the regular, full-priced dining menu. The restaurant has a large waiting area that was empty on the night of our visit. It... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I am a local. I can eat anywhere in the area. We have great restaurants in SRQ, but I choose Lazy Lobster for consistently good food, great service and fair prices. Eating outside is a must if weather permits. The flounder is my favorite, but shrimp dishes are outstanding! Lobster on occasion...special ones. Small bar, not noisy and you never... More 

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Additional Information about Lazy Lobster of Longboat

Address: 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 102, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Phone Number: +1 941-383-0440
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 38
Cuisine: Seafood

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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: Scenic view, Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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