A&B Lobster House

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Seafood
Enjoy the freshest seafood on the island delivered daily. 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, Certified Prime Angus Beef. 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.
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vipLouie
Key West
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Disappointed with lobster dinner. Lobster tail was small and the rest of the platter was nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Menu was limited due to reopening. Strip steak was excellent, crab legs were super salty and shrimp in fettuccine were overcooked. Bread delish, only two desserts none with chocolate which didn’t go over well since it was my sons 18th bday. Waiter did bring a key lime pie no charge so we could sing which was nice. View is nice but nothing special for Kw.
Total bill over $220 for 3 people is too much. Won’t be running back.

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DebraF
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Service are always top of the line. We enjoyed every moment and every bite!

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PeterB
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as Always!!!!

Sat outside, weather was great, and service and quality was even better!

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adbc
Key West
18 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view of the Harbor! Great service and superb food.

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vipJohnV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Food was mediocre cocktails were not tasty

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vipLindaT
Key West
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the lobster! 3 of us had it and 1 had the snapper, which was also great. Lots of area to social distance, beautiful setting overlooking the harbor. Staff was super friendly and service was great. We had been there several times over the years, but it was the first time for our friends. Great time had by all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Casey was terrific. The food was exceptional. Pricey but worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

waiter service was very good , food also very good , we had a lobster special it was way over priced , very nice place stick with cheaper dishes

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vipJeffreyB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and meal overall. No complaints. Chowder and Bisque are phenomenal. All dishes had huge lumps of lobster throughout. They definitely don't skimp on the quantity. Massive king crab legs, well prepared. Would go back again in a future trip.

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Mikey
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was celebrating a birthday. The food was excellent. The lobster thermidor was gorgeous. Would recommend for a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere.

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mathewb
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food perfect....Staff attentive and very welcoming

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th anniversary. I saw other tables getting a special dessert with sparklers, I was surprised they didn’t send one to our table.

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StanleyR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate a little on the early side, sat down at 6:15. The service was fantastic, and the food was presented very well. The most important part is the food was also fantastic. Yes a little expensive but well worth it. Would go back and would recommend.

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MariaV
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cake ever!

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OliverZ
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Essen war echt gut aber der Service war echt schlecht !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tuna appetizer was a little veiny but overall everything was delicious!!

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vipBarakA
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my # 1 spot in Key West . I will be back .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hermoso lugar y muy buena atención!
Comida exquisita.

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GregL
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Key West.
A & B is a must dining experience

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JimH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the whole experience. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luther was the best!!! Very attentive and knowledgeable and his recommendations of what food to order were spot on.

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vipSkyguyFL
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious shrimp cocktail, chilled and crisp extra large in size. Both dinner entrees where served hot and very tasty. Service was a little rushed Bieber it was a very busy night. Highly recommend.

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BillK
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

If you’re looking for the restaurant that your upper middle class and beyond parents would have enjoyed, this is it. Seems a little out of place on the docks in Key West. Food was fine. Nothing outstanding. Decent wine list. Good service. Just that it’s really old school. And price wise, certainly out of range for the masses. Your rich old grandma would have gone here.

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viptTravelerJohn
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were disappointed.
We enjoyed the New England Clam Chowder before and were looking forward to having it again. We were disappointed. It had changed. The chowder was too thick and tasted different. We think there was too much cream and flour in it. We commented to the waiter and when we did not finish it, he took it off our bill. Our thanks for that.
The rest of the food was good. My wife had grouper and I had crab cakes which were very good. The broccolini was cold and I did not care for the mashed potatoes but in every other way the service and food were fine.
We will go back but we will not order the chowder nor mashed potatoes.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. I got the lobster thermidor and my wife got the grouper oscar

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MaryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We went there twice while we were on vacation, the first time was excellent our waitress couldn’t have been better! The food was outstanding, everything was fantastic! The next time was horrible our waiter was rude and could care less about anything & the food was not as good either.

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marlenef
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Fabulous food, atmosphere and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always ask for Luther he’s the best

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, view and our server Luther made it all happen perfectly! Excellent side bar waiting area that was very comfortable and inviting.

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vipDaynaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. One of the best meals we've had in the keys. The grouper was amazing.

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vipMarshL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding at A&B. Unique Caesar salad with Parmesan wrap and lots of anchovies, shrimp cocktail with massive shrimp and sauce with extra kick horseradish dollop separate in the middle. The reason for coming was the Maine Lobster, which looked bigger than indicated on the menu and was properly cooked and very sweet , the Grouper was very tasty too. Excellent wine selection and attention to detail. Parking was available on their pay lot at a reasonable for Key West price. You have to go there if you are spending time in Key West and want a great dining experience..

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I dined there for our honeymoon.....setting up the reservation was simple and the staff were waiting for us when we arrived. That sat us in a quiet romantic spot and the wait staff was attentive and outstanding....we wanted for nothing. The Alaskan Crab leg was enormous and perfectly cracked so you did not have to struggle getting to the meat. Everything we had from the crab to the seafood Au Gratin was exceptional. You access the restaurant from a small stairway on the North side of the building and proceed up the stairs, they have a small bar and seating area that overlooks the marina and it is dark, quiet and comfortable. 5 stars all the way, we will be back.

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TimM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server and food was excellent. All and all we thought it was well worth it

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vipPonsie
Toronto
64 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and cuisine was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had a date night while in town visiting! The food was top notch and the service was fantastic! A&B is always such a delight.

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vipAllisonR
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My husband and I really enjoyed this restaurant not to mention our first initials are A and B. It has a romantic vibe and charm for a high end restaurant that is definitely not pretentious. We enjoy fine dining experiences. It was a windy evening so unfortunately we could not sit outside as planned but inside ambiance was great too. The food was excellent and my husband and I had tuna and scallops but definitely plenty of lobster options. We definitely recommend for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were great!! Even better was our server , Luther!! He was very attentive and made sure we had what we needed, our drinks never got low ! Great location to walk around after a filling dinner too.

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A&B Lobster House is rated 4.6 stars by 2107 OpenTable diners.

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