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A&B Lobster House
A&B Lobster House

A&B Lobster House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://aandblobsterhouse.com
  • Phone: (305) 294-5880
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Everyday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Philip Heimer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Simonton St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available to all guests of The A&B Lobster House. Parking is located directly behind the restaurant where Front Street meets the Gulf.
A word from A&B Lobster House
Enjoy the freshest seafood on the island delivered directly from our own fish market. As our name implies, we specialize in lobster, both from Maine and Florida, prepared with a delicate fusion of the classic and contemporary styles of our talented chefs. We are also renowned for our steaks, always prime choice. Dine outside on the wrap-around balcony or inside our timeless dining room, while our knowledgeable and attentive staff anticipates your every need and helps to make your experience unforgettable. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Appetizers were excellent! Waitress was extremely helpful with wine choices and very friendly."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Went on a recommendation from our breakfast waitress at our hotel. She swore it was the best place for grilled lobster. Crowd said it was good not great. A bit quiet but very nice inside. Great salads & piping hot bread."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My wife & I arrived and were promptly seated. We ordered appetizers and our entree's and were served our appetizers (Lobster Bisque - outstanding as always here). After waiting more than an hour for our entree's, I asked the server where our food was and was told the kitchen got backed up with a large table order and our food was still not ready. the restaurant was not full (several empty tables). I have dined here several times over the past 15 years and had never had a problem until this visit. The staff did not seem to care and their poor performance ruined our First Anniversary dinner. We left without having eaten in total disgust. if it were possible to leave less than 1 star, I certainly would. very disappointing."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My husband ordered the thermador, which was delicious, and I ordered the ribeye. I asked for it medium-well to ensure the fat marbling was rendered. The steak came out RARE! The took it back and it came out & cut into it, it was still medium-rare, and now cut into 3 pieces. He returned with my meal to the kitchen and my family continued to eat. He returned with those same 3 pieces of meat burnt and overcooked. The manager was pleasant and had another one cooked on the fly unfortunately it came out med-rare. I didn't bother sending it back. Just ate it after I cooked it at home. Basically- avoid steak."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Dinner overall was fantastic and we will most definitely return on our next visit to Key West. The appetizers we ordered were delicious... our entrees, mine was the ribeye and my partner ordered the black grouper. My steak was ordered medium rare but came out medium well, DESPITE that, it still tasted amazing. My partner rated the grouper a 7.8 out of 10, the grouper itself was good, but she wasn't a fan of the hollandaise sauce it had. For dessert we ordered a slice of the maple mascarpone cheesecake with berries, there was no maple detectable to either one of us. It was good, but I ordered it because of the maple, it just tasted like a plain cheesecake."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Extremely disappointing when reservation includes Birthday notice and the hostess reminded about wife's birthday at check in. It should NOT be necessary to remind the waiter of such. No special drink, no birthday desert .... nothing! The Brazil Nut-encrusted yellowtail snappper had overwhelming coating and rather dry. The lobster bisque had an overwhelming (burned) roux. The key line pie was unassuming with very runny whipped topping."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "After 6 days in Key West, we chose the A&B Lobster House as our last dinner. The Hogfish Snapper Oscar special was great, as was the stuffed lobster Oscar. It's an old-school place, with 40s music playing, and a clubby old bar to sit and smoke your favorite stogie. The service was great and attentive. So many dining options in the Key West, some better than others. This one was right in the middle."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "A good place to take your special girl the view and food is super good!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We highly recommend A&B for a special night out. Everything was delicious from soup to nuts..."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Overall, a good dinning experience. Somewhat limited menu but the lobster was very tasty. Worth trying."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great food, service, and atmosphere. You can not go wrong at the A&B. Even though it is on the water, now that it is summer time, you will be happier indoors. Go ahead and splurge and have lobster. We had the lobster Thermidor and the Florida grilled lobster tail. Delicious. The coconut rice was amazing. Be prepared to spend $100 per person and enjoy. Save room for an after dinner drink in their club bar, two fingers of single malt was only $12, the same price as a salad, and much more enjoyable !"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We were greeted by a friendly hostess and seated immediately. Be sure to request a table beside a window so you can enjoy the beautiful view of the waterfront. Our waiter was very pleasant, and we never felt rushed. My husband had the crab cakes, which he said were very good and I had the grouper which was absolutely delicious. Best I've ever had. We finished up with bananas foster for dessert, which was wonderful. Overall it was a perfect night. Highly recommend. A little pricey, but well worth it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Beautiful setting close to Mallory Square right on the Harbor. We went to see the Mallory Square sunset celebration & then to an 8:45pm dinner reservation. Even though it was warm, we recommend sitting outside overlooking the harbor. Don't miss out on the lobster escargot appetizer, that & a salad would fill you up. We ended up sharing an entree, which was plenty. The service was great as well as the food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The ambiance was pretty cool. We dined outside in the deck overlooking the marina. A little warm in June, but a decent breeze. Portions were large and tasted very good. My wife and I paid over $100 for two entrees and one glass of wine each. A little pricey, but I would go back."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I was greatly surprised and satisfied with service as well as the food. I don't eat seafood I went for my fiance who wanted to try lobster. I asked our waiter if it was possible to have chicken and pasta instead of shrimp and pasta since there was no chicken or meat on the menu, my options were none but surprisingly he was able to make the special request for me. I would definitely recommend this place and come again. Maybe i'll even try lobster since my fiance loved it. Thank you for a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This place officially makes #2 on our all time favorite list! Great food and view."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "beautiful restaurant in the marina, outside or inside seating, the food was all prepared flawlessly, great take on a ceasar salad served inside a bowl made of parmesan cheese, warm sourdough bread, amazing lobster crab cakes, twin lobster tails cooked perfectly, filet mignon grilled perfectly medium rare, a feast fit for royalty! they had a very extensive wine list and attractive attached lounge but was there by car so could not take advantage. there was a relaxed eatery downstairs as well."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We stop into A&B each year on our one night in Key West, they never let us down. Each year the food, service and everything is top notch. We are already looking forward to our visit next year."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My Husband and I went out for a date night and living in a resort town there are many restaurants to choose from so this time around we went for something a little more than just our usual dinner and movie. A & B was the perfect spot for us to have a lovely dinner over looking the marina and have wonderful food. The food was wonderful and our server Steven was great. He was very friendly and able to make suggestions on the menu items. My husband ordered a special, hog-fish Oscar that he said was amazing! I had a filet mignon that was outstanding. And the warm bread that came out as we waited for our entrees was out of this world! I look forward to going back again!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Best service...wonderful food...very low wait time..gorgeous views on to harbor."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was good, our 2nd visit. The meal & service were better the first time, but this visit wasnt terrible.Just didnt have the WOW that was amazing, after we left. Also we sat outside and once the sun went down, i couldnt even see my plate without the light on my phone. Every other table had a light above, not enough once it gets dark, in my opinion. We come every visit to Key West, and will give them another chance, next trip."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Third visit with customers in the past 2 years and will be back again with the next group. Our party of 7 had a variety of entrees and all cooked to perfection. Seafood is prepared with an appropriate variety/amount of seasoning/sauces to create special dishes. Steaks (2 diners) were flavorful as well and prepared as ordered. Wine list is extensive with all price ranges available to choose from. View this day was spectacular of the harbor and sunset. Great option to go more upscale vs. other local fare."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Thus place is heaven on earth!! Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and great food!!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Grouper Oscar was great! Steak was melt in your mouth! Great experience!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant with top notch food and views"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Alonzo & Berlin's Lobster House is able to provide an excellent formal dining experience without losing that laid back Key West feel. Like many of Key West's restaurants the delicious seafood is caught locally and prepared fresh daily...you CAN tell the difference. It's hard to beat the view from the outside patio and despite a bustling harbor walk the noise level is moderate allowing for conversation without shouting. I would definitely recommend A&B to anyone. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This place never disappoints. We make it a must every time we visit Key West. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "A&B is a fabulous Upscale Seafood on the right on the water. It is conveniently located on the pier. The atmosphere is classy yet comfortable. The service was first rate with great recommendations provided. Our party of 6 was well taken care of by the staff. The entrees were incredible and the desserts were even better. I have been to Key West several times and would definitely return to A&B."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed dining here. It is on the water. with a great view in the early evening. The wait staff was very knowledgeable. We would din here again."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This restaurant was highly recommended so we made a reservation for our wedding night dinner. The outside view was great; however, we were next to a large party that was loud and appeared to be inebriated, which ruined any romantic mood. The complimentary glasses of champagne were nice; Oysters Rockefeller appetizer was great. However, entrées came out that we did not order so we were then given complimentary Lobster Bisque while we waited. When the entrées came out a second time, the lobster pasta was actually missing the lobster due to a mix up in orders. We were also credited for that dinner. Attempts to remedy the situation were appreciated; however we just wanted a special wedding night dining experience, which we didn't get."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I would have given this place 5 stars but the night was ruined by our very rude waiter who decided his $20 tip wasn't enough and slammed the money envelope on our table and told us what he thought. When instead he could have casually leaned over to the one person who paid the bill and kindly mentioned the issue to see if maybe there had been a mistake in counting the money as the entire Bill was paid in cash. So unprofessional for such an upscale restaurant. Will not go back."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Original 1940s restaurant has great seafood selections and fresh whole lobsters. Outdoor balcony offers views of the marina and the boardwalk below."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Everything was great! Been here many times and A&B never disappoints. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Lobster was the best we had in Key West! The fresh bread and butter (in A&B mold) was so yummy! The Oysters Rockefeller were outstanding! The steak was not the best, so I advise to stick with what they're good at - lobster and seafood. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Definitely my favorite seafood place in Key West and maybe anywhere I have been. The food was amazing. I had the lobster pasta and would recommend it 1000 times."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food was delicious as was the wine. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and it was a wonderful experience. So glad we chose this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Three couples went to dinner. We all ordered different entrees including lobster thermidor filet mignon, fresh caught grouper and pasta. everyone individually raved about their food. only bummer was we wanted a table outside on their beautiful deck but there were three large parties already seated. no biggie but we would definitely try to get a table outside when we come back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Located at the end of the island by the water. My husband had the hog fish and I had the sesame encrusted tuna. Both were amazing. The crab!lobstsr appt wAs just ok. Would not choose that again.definTy would go back again. Did not eat lobster here. Way overpriced on their lobster tail choices."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Second time here and still good. Dinner with beautiful sunset. A little pricey but worth it. Certainly one of the few upscale restaurants in Key West. I plan to go back."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I live in Key West and go to A&B when I want a special outside dining experience. The scallop app is extraordinary. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014