Lobstahs
Lobstahs

Lobstahs

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lobstahs.com/
  • Phone: (941) 779-1000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Patrick
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gulf Drive & Holmes Blvd
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Lobstahs
Located in the heart of Holmes Beach, Lobstahs brings New England Style seafood to beautiful Anna Maria Island. We take great pride in providing the freshest seafood. Our lobsters are flown in daily and we work with farmers and fishmongers to bring the best quality ingredients to our guests. Land lovers will find USDA steaks, chicken and pasta selections on our extensive menu. The largest cold water lobster tank on Anna Maria Island and the recipes created by Chef"s, have defined Lobstahs as a "destination restaurant" for diners from all over the world. Lobstahs is a "destination restaurant". Our extensive menus feature over 60 fresh and tantalizing items for all taste buds plus our kid's Lil Lobstahs Menu. Don't forget our daily specials too! Our dining room provides fun family atmosphere while our air conditioned indoor Tiki Hut and outdoor deck makes for a more open island dining experience.
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Lobstahs reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (6)special occasion (5)fit for foodies (5)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • order the lobster bisque!
    Queenie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Amazing lobster bisque. Burger cooked to perfection. Delicious! Service was excellent, our server was friendly and very knowledgeable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't mean our expectations. Food was so-so...
    921BlueeyesVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Went to Lobstah's expecting GREAT lobster. It was okay... Pricing was good, but the lobster was a little overcooked. My daughter ordered a steak, which was overcooked for Medium. Steaks are pricey and are so-so. I ordered a Pinot Noir (Steele). I've certainly have had better. Service was good, but after ordering a 1/2 wine bottle, our server put the cork and the bottle on my bread plate. Uh, that's not where they go! We made reservations and apparently ours was during an unexpected "rush". We waited about 5 minutes to be greeted and another 10 at the table. Food too a little too long to come out. The place is small inside but they seem to have a nice porch/patio w/heat lamps for outside dining. The highlight of the meal was the dessert. Their pastry chef hand makes several of their offerings, including the cheesecake, which was delicious and light. We also ordered a Butterscotch sundae which was good because no one offers Butterscotch anymore... Over all, I might go back, but won't make a regular appearance. I had a much better meal, and drink at the Sandbar over in Bradenton. Now that place will get my repeat business.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make this a regular spot
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Appetizers through dessert, all was really quite delicious - and had a lovely server as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choices
    seniormerc
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Second time for us at this restaurant. Took the kids here for their anniversary after having eaten there once before. They loved it . Every facet of the meal from beginning to end was excellent. From the bread with dipping sauce, the three fin fish, linguini and clams, lobster tail to the cheese cake mouth watering cheese balls.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    1FineDineVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Very casual but very good. Great service, staff was very attentive and happy to please. Selections were basic yet good and the food was clearly prepared with skill and pride.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Many Lobster Dishes to choice from
    DrPattyVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I was raised in the Northeast, this is the first place in the South that had Lobster Newburg on the menu! It was great and lots of it. Food and Service was great. We also found out when we were leaving that they have a great sports bar out back as well and patio dining. Only down side it is on Anna Marie Island but not on the water. Will for sure go back again! And bring family.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greatest Lobster Bisque!!
    Kris
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised. The lobster bisque was outstanding! The lobster roll is tops, as well. My friends were disappointed with their stuffed mushrooms, but very willing to share my lobster roll! I will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lobstahs is OK
    eracerx
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    But just OK. The Lobstah Nachos, a highlighted menu item, were OK, just OK. Our entrees were...OK, but just OK. Local landmark, I guess, but nothing to write home about
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  • Good choice
    lunchtime
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Four of us went there upon my selection, based on reviews. I was very happy with my decision. Excellent service. The manger came over and we let him know the girl who served us was great. We sat on stools, we will request a table next time which we will ,ore comfortable. Really delicious lobster macand cheese. The best on the island and we did try others. You will not be disappoin. Wish we had room for desert but we will go back ,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 61 reviews are from the Lobstahs reviews archive.
  • Excellent food, slow service.
    KMF3
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food at Lobstahs was excellent, they obviously have a great chef. We went on a Monday night and it seems they were understaffed because our service was very slow (although our waitress was very nice). We'll definitely go back regardless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Visitors
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our service was great! We enjoyed the appetizers, dinner menu, and dessert! All were fabulous! I would highly recommend Lobstahs to others!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Loved it, great food and service. Favorite place in AMI for dinner!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, service was horrible
    jolloz33
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We made reservations on line; I also called & confirmed with Ryan. We get there; no reservation per the hostess. No apology was made and tells us we will be seated as soon as she makes sure her staff is not over whelmed; what!!! Never in my life did I ever hear such a thing. Finally, twenty minutes later she says well I have a table for four, I will sit you there; like she is doing us a favor. We felt unwelcomed by the hostess & the chef who completely ignored us as he visited his regulars and his bigger parties. The only one who really turned things around for us was the waitress Karen. She provided excellent & professional service. The food was good; not great, the initial service was below average in my book. No thank you in the future!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch Stop
    Stihlbolts
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    A quick decision to give this restaurant a try turned into a very pleasant surprise for us. We were one of the 1st folks arriving for lunch, got a nice window seat facing the street. The young lady serving us was seasoned and knew her job and product line very well, made some marvelous recommendations and everyone left with a smile on their faces. Everyone had something different from fish to scallops to fried cheese sticks and all were top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but delicious!
    Lizlovesfood
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The stuffed mushroom appetizer was delicious but tiny. The cost was $15.00. The lobster roll was yummy but small. The food /cost ratio was a deal breaker.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good seafood & prices, kid friendly
    ChicagoRegularGuy
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We had the Lobster tail, Seafood Anna Maria and Fried Popcorn Shrimp (kids menu). Everything was tasty and served with a big smile. Server attention was good and prompt. Although the seafood quality might fall short of East coast standards in some people's minds, this is a really good place to take a family for a dinner. A neighborhood gem which we will return to on our next vacation here. We recommend you try it - you'll probably like it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gsiter
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Lobster bisque was fantastic!, loaded with lobster and I also had the lobster roll which was also very good, my wife ordered the sea bass which was also great. only negative that I could note was that when we arrived the hostess was now where to be found and we were ignored for about 10 minutes until a waiter came and took our name for dinner. Overall I felt it was a good experience and we will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • laurarn
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    While the service was not the best, the food made up for their lack of attention. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    FHFoodie1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was not our first visit here. Whenever we go to the shore we eat at this place. Very casual and friendly atmosphere with terrific service. They even put up with our two grandsons! The lobster is very fresh and beautifully prepared, with tasty side dishes. This place is a must stop when you are in Anna Maria.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Dinner
    AnnaMariaVacationer
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Lobstahs was an unexpected delicious dinner on our vacation! We especially enjoyed the lobster nachos. Our waitress was wonderful and not only helped with our selections, but also engaged us in friendly conversation about the island. We will return and recommend this restaurant many times over!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not New England
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Not surprising, but this was not quite New England-worthy. The lobster bisque was the highlight! The lobster roll was fine but not like any I had living in Boston. Convenient spot, if not especially scenic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Place!
    LarryG1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    What a find for our last evening of our vacation! Lobstahs was a delightful place and we and our friends loved it. If we had discovered it earlier in our stay, we would have definitely returned! Don't miss this restaurant. Prices are reasonable, portions are great and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Closed
    AMID
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We drove an hour to visit Lobstahs knowing we had Easter reservations so it would be a great day. We were on time and ready to enjoy our day out, but no lunch or brunch to be had. The restaurant was closed. Open Table & Lobstahs should confirm holiday hours. But not to worry, we fell in love with Waterfront. Great food and good times.
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  • Great last night on the island
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We enjoyed a family dinner our last night on Anna Maria Island. My teenagers had the best meal of the week there. I enjoyed my grouper but it was a little over cooked for my taste. Quite expensive dining for a family but a lovely special occasion restaurant with a lot of choices for delish lobster
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and tasty food!
    Kimfarrell168
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Rachel served my family of 4 at Lobstahs. She was fantastic. She had great recommendations for local fish. The cucumber and basil martini was delicious. We all had a delicious experience. Oh, the key lime pie was the best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, relaxing meal.
    Vacaydiner
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We had a great meal and all four diners enjoyed their dinner and shared appetizer. We made a reservation and our table was ready when we arrived. The staff was very accommodating. Our waitress was friendly and engaging even to my children. The table beside us asked for their entire meal (of perhaps 8) to be gluten free. Their request was met with a smile.
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    Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As a girl from New England,
    Todi4
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I was very pleased with the menu selections, I had a hard time selecting between all the yummy dishes. I had a dozen oysters on the half-shell, they were sweet and plump. I had the filet and lobster tail and was extremely happy with my meal. The service was excellent even though they were very busy. I will definitely return to this restaurant the next time I am in Holmes Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Mussels were excellent, lobster was delicious, service was really good, had reservations and was seated immediately. Lobster bisque was also really good, would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lobstahs on 4/8/2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Great waitress and was very quiet outside and good food....will go back next year.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Good Lunch for Four
    MDFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We stopped in for lunch while wandering around the coast while on vacation. My Mom's a lobstah lover so we thought it as perfect. Her lobstah roll was OK for being so far from New England, not the best but also not the worst! Mom's only complain was that it was a bit small. I had a nice salad with a well-prepared piece of salmon, my husband had the seafood salad which he said was good. My Dad had the best meal of the four, a very generous portion of fish and chips with a large platter of fried fish and fries. It was a good meal, but I would not go out of way to return.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice menu with many choices
    powercarsearchVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We tried several appetizers and entrees. Lobstah Nachos were great and others were very good too. I love the Open Table reservation option at a nice, casual spot on the island. Service was prompt. I heard the bar tender say that they have the best happy hour on AMI. We will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service
    RandH
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    A 3 hour dinner is not what we had in mind. Initially we had to get up and go ask the hostess to actually get a waiter to wait on us. We had to once again go find the waiter to wait on us. We had to wait 20 minutes between courses. The restaurant was not that busy. Very disappointing.
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  • Love Lobstahs!!!
    EdinaFoodie
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Awesome all around. Food, staff and ambiance great!!!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So noisy & pricey....
    luvdAMI
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    They didn't have our on line reservations but were nice & seared us after I showed my email confirmation. Our waitress was pushy & wanted us to order apps & dinner as soon as we sat....we ordered drinks & apps which were good, waited 30 minutes then had to remind waitress to take our order. Food was fair at best for the price. I have had better, my sisters fish was bland & pricey..more than the lobster my husband had. Will think twice before returning...to many other good places to try.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice dinner!
    Julie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Had a nice dinner here on our last nite on Anna Maria Island. My two daughters and I had great meals...They had Garlic Lobstah and I had a dish with various seafood over linguini. Nice atmosphere and our server was great!!! All the way around, a nice dinner! Would definitely recommend it and come back if we return to the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Nanc
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Service was extremely slow. Our waitress was both bar tending and waiting tables. It was difficult for her. Our food was not really hot when it did finally arrive after waiting 45 minutes ! Food was ordinary. I have had better food there in the past. Maybe popularity has eaten into the quality!!
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  • First timer
    NanaJean
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We chose to introduce our grandson to lobster after reading SOME reviews on line..First mistake..some of the food was good..IE the soup & lobster Mac & cheese the lobster was OVER cooked and cold when served. Now for SERVICE or the lack of it..I could not believe my eyes when I watched our server busing tables while we waited for some sign ANY sign that our food and my empty wine glass would become a priority..didn't HAPPEN! Lobstah's is charging top dollar for WHAT? Food NO..service NO. I left Never to return. I'm a retired restaurant owner...born and raised in the business.. management should be sent packing because if I had just one month in this beautiful facility I know I could make SO MUCH more happen. Ugh professionally made me SAD?
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  • Over priced
    Pappy73
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Ordered the twin Maine? tails. Very flat no flavor. Only 5 oz. ea. would of not mind the price if they were good. The Lobster bisque soup was very good but here again very pricy. We added extra lobster as suggested by our waiter Gary ( he's was great) just not worth what we paid for. Also our empty dishes sat on our table until the next meal arrived. We had to mover our own plates out of the way then hand them to the waitress. At least 4 servers walked by our table saw the plates and walked on by.
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  • Perfect
    yolichas
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Lobstahs is the perfect venue for a great lunch or dinner. The ambiance is exactly what you are hoping to find in a resort area - casual, fun, with great food. The menu is full of tempting descriptions. While you are waiting for your order, you will see the wait staff carrying orders to other lucky diners and you will be thinking, "Maybe I should have ordered that!" Everything looks so wonderful. When your order arrives, you will be happy you picked it - everything is soooo delicious. But, you'll be anxious to return so you can try something else. Nirvana for seafood/fish lovers. Too bad the traffic is usually so hellish getting to Anna Maria from Longboat Key.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location! Food, other
    Buzzy50
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Great location! Food, other than lobster was mediocre. Lobster was excellent! I would not choose this Restaurant again unless interested in lobster.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.