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Lazy Lobster of Longboat

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5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Suite 102, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2069
+1 941-383-0440
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! We visited lazy lobster today for a family lunch, we're visiting from Ireland and WOW. The food was more than superb, chef J.R. put up some truly delicious food and server Corey was so nice. I would definitely visit again.

Thank Christine M
Bradenton, Florida, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed on Longboat Key this week for a little "staycation" and had the pleasure of dining at the Lazy Lobster. It's located in a strip mall about halfway up the island and the ambiance is very comfortable. It's not a large dining room and we had no reservation but were able to sit at a high top table in... More 

Thank Susan G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we visit Longboat Key we always eat at Lazy Lobster at least once if not more. Our 5 year old grandson likes eating here too. He and I have allergies and they are very accommodating. We continually have amazing meals. If you are there when we have our grandson you might notice us because he loves to battle his... More 

Thank Patti Y
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've gone to the lazy lobster multiple times. The food is always excellent and the service is very good. This last time I had the crabcakes on their early bird menu. It was excellent. They are very nice about allowing substitutions on the sides. The bread with spicy jam was also excellent. Drinks were well made, and the price was... More 

Thank AJ K
Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael the owner is always on site. Mike, our waiter, has a gift of great eyes and ears, comforting for those of us who are not so gifted. Together the lunch today was spot on! Seated indoors with a great view, our meals were well presented, piping hot and held quality ingredients. Both shrimp meals were outstanding. Mike (waiter) was... More 

Thank DrMike60
Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. The outside patio looked inviting but it was rainy the night I was there.

Thank Patsalem
Longboat Key, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I both enjoyed the coconut cod. The manager was friendly as always and made sure we were completely satisfied.

Thank SPageBrooks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going here for years, ever since they took over the restaurant. I'm still drawn back every month or two but it used to be every two weeks! The offerings on the menu have continually changed to the downside while the prices have continually increased, seemingly every time I go. Asking the management why this or that is no longer... More 

Thank Paz401
catherine_lobster, Owner at Lazy Lobster of Longboat, responded to this review

First and foremost, Thank You for your business! We are sorry to hear about your disappointment, but I would like to offer the following: Yes, we have had modest price increases aver the past 7 years. A cursory comparison of our prices from 2009 (when we opened) to today’s prices shows an average increase of between $2-$3 per item over... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am very surprised by the high number of good reviews for this restaurant and I suppose it just goes to illustrate the subjective nature of eating out. To be brief, the room itself is very dated - the floor is carpeted, the lighting is harsh and the decoration is old-fashioned. The location does not help as the small line... More 

Thank robbiefan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner tonight and was overwhelmed at the service and the food. My server, David was there right after I sat down and took my drink order while another server brought bread and there very delicious red pepper jelly. Had the potato crusted grouper with green beans and must say the fish was one of the best I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $38
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Suite 102, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2069
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0440
Our mission is to be the neighborhood choice for our guests and their families; proudly providing a casual atmosphere that consistently exceeds your expectations. Great food, high energy and honest friendly people are the keys to our success.  We’re a fun place to go where you can get anything you want and it will  ALWAYS BE GREAT!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?