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“Overpriced and average”

A & B Lobster House
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Ranked #88 of 449 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Simonton St
Description: Enjoy the freshest seafood on the island delivered daily. As our name implies, we specialize in lobster, both from Maine and Florida. Our talented Chef Mick Pera expertly prepares a Fusion Cuisine which include Classic Lobster/Seafood House dishes along with French Bistro comfort food to delight all of the senses. We are also renowned for our steaks, always prime choice. Dine outside on the wrap-around balcony or join us in our timeless dining room, while our knowledgeable and attentive staff anticipate your every need and help to make your experience unforgettable.
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Nice location, but food was just average and overpriced. We had reservations for a party of 11 and got stuck in a corner with not much room to move and had a couple of people sitting on the corners of the table. Drinks were overpriced. Service was mediocre.

1  Thank bravotango
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

A & B Lobster House has the reputation as of being one of the best restaurants for a nice evening out in Key West. Locals know the "downstairs' is good and more moderately priced but, for an expensive but special evening, go upstairs. Having eaten downstairs on several occasions (we have family in Key West and return "home" frequently) we decided to take some friends out for a special treat as a thank you for their help. Yes, the atmosphere was better than downstairs and the tables were set for multiple courses but that is where, in my opinion, the specialness ended.
Our waitress was friendly and our food came out in a timely manner. She appeared completely on her own. At no time were our water glasses refilled nor were we checked on more than once or twice, once it was established that our food had arrived. We had to ask for silverware for one place setting and finally, at the end of the meal, were able to get a water refill. Our bill for four adults with two cocktails, one glass of wine , four entrees and two deserts was $300,....portions were adequate (filet was very small but good..not outstanding, seafood good but nothing exceptional). I hope this was an evening that they were just short staffed. We won't spend the extra $ to go "upstairs" again. Have heard wonderful things....may have missed the outstanding menu items? Maybe our expectations are higher in the Carolinas.

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2  Thank joy28504
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

At happy hour, the left side of the menu is 1/2 proce, but you have to ask about it. If you are a spring breaker, you will probably have paid full price - ha! We had peal-and-eat spricy cold shrimp, onion rings, calamari, and a few picyures of beer. The outside seating overlooking the marina is best. Stay downstairs as the upstairs is more upscale and not worth the price difference. We learned about this from a local bartender and always make a stop when we are here in the spring. It is fun to watch the people amble by on the adjacent boardwalk. Get there early (b4 5:00 pm) and enjoy happy hour through 6:30 pm.

2  Thank Rod H
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Food was very good and the location is fantastic overlooking the harbor. We sat outside and had a wonderful table. Only negative is that our waiter was less than enthusiastic when we didn't order appertizers or drinks and not very attentive. But after a day of enjoying downtown we just wanted entrees. It's an up scale restaurant with good food.

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Thank bigbit2u
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

my husband said, that AB has the best steaks he ever had, my shrimps were excellent too as I am a shrimp eater, fresh and crunchy, but get ready to pay, it's expensive, wonderful views ..

Thank EnajSB
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