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A&B Lobster House, Key West, FL

A&B Lobster House

4.6
4.6
4389 Reviews
$50 and over
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 and Wagyu 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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Lounge
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 294-5880
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    A&B Lobster House party planners can make your special event a night to remember! From small intimate dinners to large, private parties, A&B delivers a truly memorable dining experience. Feel free to email or call the number above to check on availability and options for your event.
  • Private party contact
    ablobsterparty@gmail.com: (305) 294-4902
  • Neighborhood
    Key West
  • Cross street
    Simonton St
  • Parking details
    Gated Lot adjacent to restaurant
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,389 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Good for business meals

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Seafood

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Most Booked

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Good for business meals

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Seafood

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Most Booked

4,383 Reviews
  1. kas1123

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quaint restaurant near the marina. Food and service was great!

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  2. markd

    Key West

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience,service and food , great spot

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal I had in Key West during this trip. Would recommend. Fish was delicious!

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  4. JamesL

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, a lovely view of the marina & great food! Our server was professional & very friendly. Good wine list, great cocktails.

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  5. Jim79

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really loud, obnoxious group near us. There was nothing the restaurant could do about it. The food was great and Michael did a fantastic job as a server. Very kind.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steven did a fantastic job. Treated us well. We never felt rushed we could take our time.

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  7. CMGram

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Executive Chef was hospitalized recently, sorry to say… and the star rating drops way down. Go when he’s back. Complete waste of money last night. Lovely service, though.

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  8. DianeC

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and food. Cant say enough about our experience there- will be a wonderful memory always and the highlight of our trip to the keys right after sunset in Mallory Square.

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  10. JillI

    Coastal Georgia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful dinner with friends. Our server was great and friendly. The lobster bisque was rich and delicious. Three of us ordered the grouper with hollandaise and it was outstanding. We would definitely recommend having dinner here.

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  11. bruno

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Tasty pasta dish but $39 for shrimp and fettuccini is a bit much lol. Small salad for a a not-so-small price. Definitely on the loud side.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The fish entrees were excellent….however I decided to go for the Filet Mignon….not a good choice. I e had much better for the price. This is a “fish” restaurant….not steak. My Lobster Bisque soup was excellent. Very expensive….

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  13. KurtC

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best steaks I ever had. The atmosphere is great and the servers were very professional and attentive. Highly Recommend.

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  14. JasonG

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent, except the cost! Waitress was wonderful food tasted great, but was very expensive!

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  15. davidh

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Great marina view. Service excellent. Recommend sitting on balcony for view.

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  16. NatPadget

    Atlanta Metro

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been long-time customers and looking forward to our typical satisfactory experience. Food was very good as was service (Mike); however, the off-menu appetizer suggested to us (two giant crab claws) were billed to us at $114 per serving. I don’t mind paying good money for a good experience, but this was outrageous. We will think twice before returning.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything took forever. Food was like warm or cold. Lobster was overcooked. Green beans weren’t trimmed. Not worth the money in my opinion.

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  18. Raz1

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Natalia, our waitress was amazing. Very attentive and we were there for a special occasion and it was nice she acknowledged the occasion, made us feel special and even gave us a complimentary desert to celebrate. 100% recommend and Natalia deserves recognition for amazing service.

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  19. MalieaP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing. Expected great seafood and for the price it was should have been. This was “fast food”. Soup was cold, lobster over cooked and the drawn butter was in a cup and not kept warm. Not as all worth the money. We will not be back nor will we recommend it.

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  20. JoannC

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster tail was great but the coconut rice was undercooked. Couldn’t eat it. It was awful.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server and great food. Awesome to watch all the boats coming and going.

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  22. SharonJ

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful! The service, the food, the vibe, it was all fantastic!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food …. Atmosphere was awesome Service was excellent and quick

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous Caribbean lobster and key lime pie! Our waiter was top notch and the ambience was perfect for date night for this old married couple. ☺️

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  25. VincentT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very impressed with the waiter paying attention to details. Food was incredible. Great experience!

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  26. Carob

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone should experience the food & service here; top notch dining!

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  27. JDan

    Key West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The Caribbean Lobster Thermidor was terrific. The wait staff was great. Unfortunately, this is one of the loudest restaurants I've ever visited. Definitely the loudest finer dining establishment. I was actually quite shocked. Servers were literally yelling out specials to their tables and diners were practically shouting at each other. It was more like a pub/bar atmosphere. I asked the hostess if we could sit out on the covered balcony area outside the main dining room because I have hearing issues and loud background noise gives me instant headaches. I was told there was nothing available in that area. There were two tables I saw that were clearly open. I understand the considerations involved with seating a restaurant, but when a customer makes a request for reasons other than simple preference, I think they should be honored. Because of the noise we had to get through our meal and leave, rather than truly savor our lobster, which was disappointing.

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  28. ChrisB

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, staff attentive not intrusive, great dinner experience.

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  29. GeorgeS

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply outstanding Valentine’s Day evening..the atmosphere, the food, the charming Berlin lounge/bar, the table I had requested, and especially the people who make the place special..the manager and all the staff. I will return for sure.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful lobster dinner on Valentines Day. Service was wonderful and food was outstanding.

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  31. Marc

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love A&B. This time, though, while I reserved noting that it was my wife’s birthday and that she was gluten free, the dessert was not. The waiter was disturbed that no one told him about the gluten issue or the bi. He overheard us talking about the birthday- he was great. The menu is well labeled, but if we’re not diligent in asking, the key lime pie could have caused us a real problem. We will be back next year, but it’s important to make sure restaurants are vigilant.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Lots of fun! Good for families and friends

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  33. avalon26

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Casey, our server was efficient, personable and enhanced and excellent dinner.

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  34. MichaelA

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would come back again, but would think twice about it. The service and location and ambiance were great. The food was a little disappointing. Obviously subjective. Everybody’s a food critic. But my Caribbean lobster “Oscar” was cooked dry and the hollandaise finish was over kill. Was hoping to enjoy the subtle sweet taste of fresh lobster. Didn’t get it this time and overpaid. My wife got the filet steak and enjoyed that. Cocktails were fantastic. Really liked the service. Might try elsewhere next time.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! The waiter was great and made good friends while we were there!

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  36. PamN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner! Our waitress was excellent. The king crab legs were delicious and the oysters Rockefeller was excellent! Highly recommend.

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  37. Tomb

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was fantastic and the food was incredible. Highly recomend if your looking for something a little more high end.

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  38. MichaelB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was fantastic. We sat outside and the view was beautiful. Our service was excellent.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was okay at a price that should’ve been great. Afterwards we both got ill.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting - we never feel rushed and love a cocktail first in the Lounge ! A&B is such a special place

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

A&B Lobster House is rated 4.6 stars by 4389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 62 times today
Google Map for A&B Lobster House

700 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Simonton St
  • Neighborhood
    Key West
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Lounge
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Gated Lot adjacent to restaurant
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (305) 294-5880
  • Private party facilities
    A&B Lobster House party planners can make your special event a night to remember! From small intimate dinners to large, private parties, A&B delivers a truly memorable dining experience. Feel free to email or call the number above to check on availability and options for your event.
  • Private party contact
    ablobsterparty@gmail.com: (305) 294-4902
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