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“Great King Crab legs!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lobster Pot Restaurant

Lobster Pot Restaurant
5157 Ocean Boulevard, Siesta Key, FL 34242-1674
(941) 349-2323
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Ranked #16 of 35 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on Siesta Key in beautiful Sarasota, we bring you the finest tastes of New England. Enjoy a delightful dining experience in our main dining room or our patio. As winners of "Taste of Sarasota," we still carry on the New England tradition of excellence. While here we hope you'll enjoy your "Old Cape Cod" and Florida dining experience! We purchase fresh seafood daily from only the finest fisherman in our native areas and also Florida. All of our live lobsters are from Bar Harbor and Boothbay Maine. While specializing in New England seafood and of course lobster, we also offer local seafood, steaks, chops, chicken, pasta and salads. Several of our recipes have been passed down from the owner’s family including our award winning signature baked stuffed lobster duchess, which is oven-baked Maine lobster stuffed with chunky seafood. Also using family recipes are our terrific homemade soups, including lobster bisque, New England clam chowder and the wonderful Portuguese kale soup.
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“Great King Crab legs!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Positives - server, crab legs, Caesar salad, cole slaw, applesauce, mashed potatoes, prices
Negatives - key lime pie, lobster stuffing
Would definitely go back!

Visited January 2014
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newington, ct
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“old ipswich clams”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

couldn't wait to go there last night - i am from new england and love fried whole belly clams - believe me, these weren't - first of all, they were over-cooked - and if there were a belly in one of these clams they were hard to find- and over cooked so badly the dinner was ruined - also, they were old clams - left a bad taste in one's mouth - i can't tell you how disappointed i was - just awful - the good news - the feta greek salad was pretty good - won't go back -

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bradenton, Florida
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“So fresh....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Local caught red snapper...so delicious! The Maine lobster tasted as if it had just been flown in...oh, it had!

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LOBSTERPOT5157, Owner at Lobster Pot Restaurant, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Glad you were impressed with our seafood! Fresh is the name of the game over here. Hope to have you at our table again soon!

All the best,

Tony
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Dallas, Texas
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“So good went two nights in a row”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Very friendly wait staff not a long wait and the best seafood we have eaten in Siesta Key during our month long stay. The Salmon Rockerfeller was vey good, cooked to perfection and not overly heavy. The Portuguese soup was so flavorful. The lazy lobster and lobster raviolis served with a side of lobster good. The huge Portuguese seafood served on a bed of linguini was excellent. I enjoyed the lobster bisque but would recommend that you choose to have extra lobster added to it. Both nights we were so satisfied we didn't have room to try the desserts.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not our First Choice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

We tried to find a seat in several different restaurants before giving up and trying the Lobster Pot. I had the Lobster Salad Sandwich - tons of lobster - but still left me hungry (which is unusual). My daughter ordered the chicken and cheese quesadilla - it was HUGE and tasty. One diner ordered the bean and cheese nachos, and they were also voted delicious. Our last dinner had a blackened fish sand which (Mahi?) and it was okay. Service was not too slow or too fast. Server was pleasant. Facility was clean. Really, it was just average overall, but certainly a positive experience.

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