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Review of Lobster Haven

Lobster Haven
Ranked #212 of 2,418 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Came cause reviews seemed to be good. The ambiance didn't matter but Lobster was tough & stringy. I paid extra for a salad.. it consisted of spinach & tomato & cucumber. No cheese or croutons. Was a dissapointment!!!!!!

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Iowa
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“top lobster eatery”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Hunger for Maine lobster drove us to seek out Lobster Haven. Since we never judge a restaurant by it's storefront, we were not put off by it's "shack" appearance. My husband and I were only in Tampa for a week, but we dined here three times. They have tank after tank of lobsters, clams, oysters, etc. in aerated salt water. The freshness of the lobster was evident in the sweet, tender meat, cooked to perfection. Even the corn on the cob was fresh, not frozen. Also, the mustard based potato salad was a good contrast to the sweetness of the lobster meat. We topped off our last meal there with an absolute wonderful key lime pie. The waitress was friendly and helpful. Can't wait to return to the area.

  • Visited January 2014
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Clearwater, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“The Best Source of Maine Lobster in Tampa Bay area”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

For true Maine lobster aficionados this is the best source for Maine lobster in the Tampa Bay area. Coming from New England I appreciate the difference and these lobsters are flown in fresh and maintained in salt water tanks. I have eaten in only once since we prefer bringing them home and making a pile of shells by the time we are done. Except for the sound of traffic going by you could close your eyes and picture yourself on a pier somewhere in Maine enjoying the best seafood around.

  • Visited December 2013
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tampa
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Where did the lobster go?”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

This was the only place you could go and get all the lobster you wanted.
They even explained the difference between the hard shell and soft shell
lobsters and what season they were available. But now, no more all the
lobster you want. They say that it's too expensive. This restaurant makes
all their seafood taste great. I think that people would pay what-ever for
good seafood. So, how about it, bring it back, people will come!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank luv2travel33549
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“More of a place to buy good seafood than eat it.”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

The seafood was fresh and tasted great but the restaurant needs a little sprucing up. The staff were super friendly and helpful. The next time I need lobsters or clams I will surely go here to get them.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Jonathan D
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