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“Great Location, Great Food”

Lock 'N Key Restaurant & Pub
Ranked #7 of 108 Restaurants in Englewood
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Atamanchuk family and the entire staff welcome you to the Lock-N-Key where every entree is a “Specialty of the House.” Our menu items are made fresh from the finest available sources and prepared with loving care by our talented chefs. Please inform your server of any special request and we will do our best to accommodate you. Great food at great prices. Great entertainment several nights a week. Catch your favorite team on one of our many TVs with your friends or rival comrades. Soak up our gorgeous sunsets or come for lunch and glory in the warmth of Florida. No matter what the reason… we’ve got a table ready just for you. If you close your eyes you’ll hear the sounds of small waves tumbling on the gulf sand, the clatter of silverware as patrons dine, and some pleasant chatter amongst friends during a break in the evening’s musical entertainment. Your taste buds are stimulated by the smells of cooking garlic and steak searing on a grill, mixing with fresh odors coming from the salt-water beach across the street, and your body is caressed by a warm Florida breeze.
Englewood, Florida
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Location, Great Food”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

The Lock and Key has excellent food and drinks...If you dine there, or drop in for some drinks and live music, sit outside in their covered patio.... It's located right across the street from the beach, and the breeze from the ocean, and casual feel are really great... The dining room inside really lacks any ambience at all for a Restaurant with a five star location, but the food is always excellent, and the service is great....

  • Visited November 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Priced right”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

For the price, the food is good, filling, and well prepared. Portions are good, taste is good, side dishes are done well. Overall price is fair for value served. Note, somewhat noisy, so not for couples are looking for conversation, maybe those married too long

Visited December 2013
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Trenton, Michigan
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Great location, average food and service.”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Tried the Lock and Key Pub based on reviews. Took family of four there. Food was just average, I had the Carribean Chicken sandwich which had very little Carribean spices, may wife had the Pulled Pork nachos and loved them. We ate in the non-air conditioned portion which is nothing more than brown plastic picnic tables and plastic lawn chairs.

Server was Jessica. She was nice but a little slow, appetizers did not come out until just minutes before our entrees. Prices are somewhat high and are certainly not reflective of the expected quality for such pricing. Family of four spent $75 on lunch, with nothing to drink other than soft drinks.

  • Visited December 2013
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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing recommendation”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We're staying at the Wanna B Inn down the street from Lock and Key. They recommended L&K as a "great seafood place".
We were disappointed in the quality of the food, the poor service, and the presentation. Our server told us that we could still do the 6 by 6 special (order special entrees by 6pm) at 6:00 on the dot and then charged us full price.
We will never be back and we will be sure to NOT recommend them to anyone.

  • Visited December 2013
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Truckee, California
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Bar food at best. Skip it. ”
Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Bowl if gumbo soup taste like left over fish meat, shredded, with nearly no flavor other than some heat from chile powder or something.

Soft shell crab. Ok, but nothing special. Served with chips. Fried taliapia fingers, fishy smelling. Patty melt was ok, but pretty mediocre too.


Service mediocre. Personality of waitress was not very friendly or accommodating. Had to ask for check. No visit from waitress after we relieved our food.

Overall, a mediocre grill and bar with good atmosphere. I'd skip it and try somewhere else. Especially for the price.

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