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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
  • Email: info@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 WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "first off love to place reservations on OpenTable! A&B is an amazing place for any occasion. Bria was our server and made us feel welcomed. They have an amazing wine and martini list. Food was amazing. Enjoyed my first scallop as well as our first try at hog fish. Both were impeccable and will recommend them to anyone! If your looking for a great dinner, than this is your spot!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The service was superb and the good was great. It was a bit pricey but with the money for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Been going to A&B for the last 13 years. I am a local. Not sure what has happened but it has gone down hill. Steaks over cooked. Lobster chewy. It's as if everyone gave up. No one cares anymore they are staying alive because the tourist do not know where to go. Ask a local they can send you to way better for steak, like 951 or the Strip House. For seafood not even sure where to start its Key West. Don't pay high end prices though for this quality of food and service. Very sad it was a family favorite."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "7 us us ladies on a girl's getaway enjoyed our fancy dinner. It was higher priced than other restaurants, but worth it. Two of us ordered the grilles lobster @ $37.95 was scrumptious and certainly justified the price. The coconut pecan rice side dish that came with most meals was very flavorful. Those of you with shellfish allergies you will be done. One of our group alerted the staff and they were accommadating. We would go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Hollandaise sauce served with steak was almost a "gel." Like it came from a packet mix. Steak was good, but slightly overcooked. Service was professional but not particularly friendly. Nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Really special place for a relaxing dinner. Food was very good and service awesome. It was my birthday and they gave me a complimentary dessert, very thoughtful. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "A&B is by far a wonderful dinning experience. Sitting on the wrap around outdoor patio overlooking the marina is a beautiful thing. The food is top notch and the service couldn't be better. I definitely recommend A&B."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We ate outside on a beautiful night. Overlooking the harbor and a great sunset. Food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "When making reservation, I indicated dinner wasto celebrate a special 70th birthday and another special occasion(diners' first time to Key West.) No mention was made by server or hostess. Too bad because food was good, aside from dessert and the restaurant is lovely. Our take home doggie bag never materialized(2 of us are locals.) This is pretty pricey and by no means was it commensurate with the experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Pricey but excellent food and service. Doesn't Look like much from the outside but def worth it. Entry way has very smokey smell."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Dined with 4 adults and 2 children 13 months olds. Kids were not running around or throwing anything, basically talking like 13 month olds. The waitress went table to table appologizing for the kids being in the restaurant and making noise. If kids were a problem why allow the reservation or even supply high chairs. Very disappointed"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten hear many times and I am always happy with the experience. From the attentive wait staff to the delicious food and extensive wine list, what more could a person ask. We bring guests here and they always enjoy it. Sitting on the Porch iin the evening is just beautiful as it over looks the marina. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We had dinner on the balcony and enjoyed a fabulous view overlooking the marina. The service was excellent as was the food. I had the Florida lobster grilled and my dining partner had a filet. Both were delicious. Will definitely return when in key west."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The A&B Lobster House is a very special place. Definitely try to get there before the sun goes down to enjoy the gorgeous view. The service was impeccable. Our drinks and meal were served almost immediately. The food was out of this world delicious. My husband ordered the Key West Shrimp pasta plate. WOW! I ordered the nut encrusted yellowtail snapper. Again WOW! For dessert we shared the crème brulee which was amazing. If you want a special evening with a fabulous view, wonderful service and delicious food then this is the place for you. Just be prepared to pay for it. The prices are very high but well worth the experience. We will be back next year."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have celebrated many special occasionals here including my mother's 75th birthday, my sister in laws anniversary and my best friends birthday as well as many other wonderful meals. Admittedly we have not dined here in about a year because of issues last time. We tried it again because I love the ambience here. I don't know if the management has changed or ownership has changed but the menu has changed and so did the prices. We don't mind paying the price if our service is excellent as well as the food including portion size. I will send a private note to the restaurant because we were very very disappointed . As one other diner wrote in a review, there are too many other wonderful restaurants in Key West to waste a night here."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to treat ourselves to a few days of sun and nice meals. A&B was our first dinner in the Keys and we weren't disappointed. We were seated outside overlooking the harbour. Great food, super service and overall satisfying experience. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We didn't have a bad experience here, but wish we had made a different choice for our last night in Key West. Reminded us of 1960s high style decor, rather staid and quiet, a little dull. Service was impeccable but subdued. We weren't looking for Duval frivolity but this place needs a breath of life. Next door parking was free by showing our dinner receipt--a nice touch when parking is so dear in K.W. Menu was heavy on lobster choices, but really, what do you expect when the name is A&B Lobster House?"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We were. I visiting Key West for a few days. A & B was recommended and we were so glad we ate there. Food was delicious, view was great and wait staff were right there. Will definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Please ask your guests to speak in polite tones. Cell phone use during dinner annoying. Children screaming annoying."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "When booking a reservation here, one should request outdoor seating if you desire to dine outside."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Delicious food and atmosphere. A little pricey but worth it! Plan on going back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Had a table directly over the noisey bar, when I specifically requested a quiet one. Ordered shrimp pasta after being told it was similar to scampi. It was similar to alfredo. Terrible. Could not eat it. Prices of the food are way too high for the quality. Save your money and dine elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "If you want the place your parents (or grandparents) went for a"big night out" this is it. Service was great. When I told waitress my pasta with shrimp and vegetables had no shrimp she immediately replaced it. The white linens made the place feel really "dressed up". The food was fine. Just no special flavors here."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Great selection of food, great presentation, hot on arrival, Wonderful service. Good atmosphere. Will definitely go back and recommend everyone to go there. ."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We were disappointed that the restaurant would not honor our request for a table outside even though we booked a month in advance and requested an outside table. When inquiring about our request the girl at the desk ignored us and showed us to an inside table saying there were none available even though there was one unoccupied."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "lovely wraparound porch for outside dining, inside attractive white table cloth place. On the water with wonderful view for sunsets. Gracious service, good food and attentive staff all around. Elevator for those needing/preferring it."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We loved the food. The lobster bisque was the best we have ever had. The lobster tail with coconut rice was very good as well. The key lime pie was awesome!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "First time at A&B but it won't be our last. The service we received from Reed was excellent and the food was delicious! I had the Black Grouper with the hollandaise sauce on the side.My wife had the Yellow-Fin Tuna and it was just as good. It was a little pricy but we always feel that as long as the experience is good, it is worth it. I would guess that this restaurant is probably one of the top five in KW."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Decent food, but the service was forgetful. They forgot about us, and now we have now forgot about going back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were staying at the Hyatt which is just next door. Read the the reviews and decided to give it a try. My husband and I both had steak which was cooked perfect. The Key West pink shrimp were also very good. Great place for outdoor dining with a nice view of the Marina."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "On KW for a week, tried several places, this was head and shoulders above the rest. Great service and a beautiful harbor view, even on a rainy evening, this is the place to go if you want to remember a special dining experience on your vacation. Try the Bananas Foster for dessert."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Just the (2) of us after our ceremony on the beach. Requested a more quiet intimate location but very busy. Food was good . Just seemed chaiotic but in good location on the marina"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "EAT ON SECOND FLOOR IF U WANT A CLASSY SETTING. MAKE A RESERVATION. SERVER WAS GOOD BUT WHEN A TABLE OF 7-8 SHOWED UP HE FORGOT ABOUT US. NEED FOR STAFF?"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "A&B is certainly at the top of the list for incredible food and ambiance. We've been coming to Key West for 10 years now and have dinner here at least 2-3 times with each visit. The service is always exceptional and the views of the marina at sunset are wonderful. Whether seafood or steak, everything is fresh and delicious. Don't forget to try a couple desserts, they are amazing."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Outstanding waterfront dining. Personalized service / attention to detail. Seafood was superb especially the Yellowtail Snapper. Be sure to obtain early reservations for the sunset views. Management stopped at the table to inquire about our experience and assure that any requests were handled in an efficient manner. Will dine again on any return trip to Key West."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Food was Cold. Portions were almost nonexistent. Extremely over priced. Will never go back"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Excellent Food. Outdoor seating overlooking the harbor and wharf."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We were so disappointed. We knew it was going to be expensive, but my husband wanted lobster. We ordered the lobster escargot for starters, which was good. So, you would think the rest of the meal would follow suit. I ordered a filet, which was tender but funny tecture. Vegetables were cold and potato was not to my liking at all. My husband's lobster was tough and over cooked. They explained that is the texture of Florida lobster. I can't agree as we have had lobster and it's not that tough. Sorry, A&B, can't go back."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We have been going here for years. the food is always great at the service matches it. Sitting outside you get a wonderful view of the marina. Highly recommend A&B."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The service and good was top of the line! We had seafood, lobster and mussels, and it was so good! Great service, and they where very helpful and nice."
    Dined on 2/20/2014