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A&B Lobster House, Key West, FL

A&B Lobster House

4.7
4.7
4550 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

11:30 PM


Booked 55 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Lounge
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, 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 4,550 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Great for scenic views

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Seafood

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Most Booked

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Great for scenic views

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Seafood

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Most Booked

4,550 Reviews
  1. JaimeW

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service, really loud indoor dining.

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  2. donadip

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was not so nice and very cold She was not very sympathetic

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  3. LoriR

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Garrett is by far the best waiter! We will see him again in December! Yeah, Garrett!

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  4. Mernangel

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived on time for our 6pm reservation and seated immediately. Our waiter, Michael greeted us soon after and took our drink order as well as mentioned the dinner specials. First we enjoyed the lobster escargot appetizer followed by our salads and Lobster bisque. All were delicious. For our entrees we chose Crab cakes and Mushroom risotto topped with Pan seared scallops. Both flavorful and cooked perfectly. We did find the inside dining area to be quite loud which made it difficult to hear each other but that won’t keep us from returning in the future.

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  5. DonaldM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service overall Wine list could be better

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  6. CathyA

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice meal in a restaurant with a view. We had the grouper filet and the filet mignon. Both meals were delicious. Great selection of wine choices. Would definitely eat there again. Meal with tip was $182.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was great, highly recommend, great drinks, reasonably priced.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were excellent!! Filet cooked to perfection and the lobster bisque was one of the best I have ever had. Our waitress was so helpful and kind.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and service. Great setting on the docks in Key West. The backroom speak easy was really fun and a true throwback to a prior time. Loved it.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 star restaurant. Top notch service. Michael is excellent server. Knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Food was excellent.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Grouper Oscar was raw in middle and room temp. Arrived 5:30 reservation but service slow. Entire evening 2 people 2 hours with salad ,entree,desert and one drink. I will say my wife steak was very good.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was very good lobster was perfectly cooked filet was soft and very flavorful. Bartender was awesome. When we were eating to many staff members standing right by our table chatting . Then food was worth the price !

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  13. Gmck1984

    Houston

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with a party of 8; food and service were excellent. Fourth five different entrees were ordered and everyone enjoyed theirs. Clam chowder and salads were also delicious.

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  14. MaryR

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I enjoyed this place so much, we went twice in one week. The staff was attentive and kind. The food was fantastic, we both had the surf and turf, the filet melted in your mouth and the lobster was tender. Our second night my husband had Yellowtail snapper and I had Crab cakes, both meals did not disappoint. Can’t wait to go back next year.

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  15. Mykell

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One would think that a seafood restaurant would know how to cook seafood. I had the steak and lobster. The steak was very good. The lobster was way overcooked and very tough. My wife had the shrimp and scallops dinner. Shrimp were also way overcooked. The scallops were OK.

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  16. Sojourner

    Louisville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I have been coming to Key West for nearly 40 years, and last night’s meal may have been the best ever. She ate the grouper oscar while I (steak and potatoes guy) had one of the best filets I have ever eaten. Service was excellent, and the chocolate dessert was fabulous. A&B is a definite choice if you come to Key West. We will return in January, and A&B will be at the top of our list.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice venue for dining with good service, also close to walk Keywest after dinner.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! Tenderest steak I ever had. Would definitely recommend.

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  19. MrsH14

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a last minute reservation due to another plan for dinner not working out. We are so glad we ended up at A&B Lobster House! The menu has a varied selection of seafood and other options but is not overwhelming. Each course we had was beautifully plated, perfectly cooked and most of all, delicious. Our server Katie was attentive but not annoying and kept our water glasses filled throughout the meal. The restaurant has an old school, very classy feel to it. It is pricy, but worth every dollar. We would absolutely return here!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A stop yesterday night in this restaurant . A very good adress . We took lobster with crab topped . Incredible ! So don’t hesitate and go there !

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  21. PhilP

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our last night on the Island and couldn't have been a better experience! 2 couples, outside on the deck, enjoying each other and the surroundings. Great time had by all and we rated this out best dinner of the week! Don't miss!

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  22. MichelleB

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall summary is the restaurant was satisfactory,. Food and servic were acceptable, however not worth price or value expected. The view was spectacular. 

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  23. CassandraH

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Front the beginning to the end, excellent. Highly recommend.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our dining experience at A&B Lobster House. Our server was outstanding, friendly & knowledgeable. The lobster was delicious, the best ever. We finished our meal with Key Lime Pie for dessert. Excellent idea!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service, really nice restaurant with great ambience. Pricey but worth it.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenominal meal for party of 8. Waiter was delightful. Sat outside and enjoyed a breathtaking view.

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  27. GordonM

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    While we didn’t want a full-on meal, preferring to stack up some starters only, this establishment more than met our needs. Excellent lobster bisque, tasty roasted pear salad and beef carpaccio were a delight. Caesar salad less of a winner, but OK all the same. Great views, friendly service.

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  28. Huehue

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It is widely known that first impressions can make or break a customer's experience. Hence, it is imperative to pay attention to every detail, even if it's as insignificant as a can of Red Bull a customer brings. In my opinion, the steak lacked the desired flavor and could have used some salt and pepper. I would recommend trying the steak at Texas Roadhouse for a better experience. Although the server was excellent, the food failed to meet my expectations. The potato casserole was unappealing and seemed to have been made the previous day as it was greasy. Overall, I must say that A & B was a huge disappointment.

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  29. Gianluigi

    Naples

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had two dinner, back to back, by the restaurant. Both experiences were prefect about the food and the drinks. The first with the server from Moldavia was super, the second with the server from Russia was poor (only the service not the food). Next time hope to find the first and not the second server 😅

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  30. bethr

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was awesome. Knowledgeable, kind and super professional. Unfortunately my meal was sub par. The colassel Lobster tail was really off. Tasted like ammonia and was not edible , they took it off the bill and were very nice about it but that was a huge disappointment as that was the reason we were going to dine at A&B. The potatoes at gratin w my husband’s filet was not good and his filet was cold but he ate it anyway. All and all we spent over $200.00 on a sub par meal. Will not be going back anytime soon.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. The perfect place for a special dinner experience.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food n service. The server was very attentive, and very welcomed. We loved dessert.

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  33. Matt

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Spring dinner with a lot of varied food.everyone liked there food and the specials were great

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  34. LadyDi

    New York City

    252 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    252 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I shared the grouper and shrimp fettuccine and were both as AMAZING as the view. Highly recommend this restaurant. Service was excellent. Next time in Key West I will certainly return. We also had the chocolate cake which was also excellent. All in all a great view, great service, great food. You can't go wrong with dinner at A&B Lobster.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, but expensive. Overall very good and I would go again.

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  36. TommyH

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was attentive,informative and personable The food was excellent. Very fresh and beautiful presentation with large portions. We had Seabass with scallops, clam chowder, salads, and pasta with shrimp all delicious During menu was varied and pours were generous I Highly recommend you dining here.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dining experience! Delicious food and outstanding service.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish this is without a doubt the best meal on the Island. Worth every penny. I was born and raised here and this is the freshest seafood on the Island.

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  39. GillesG

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent local fish. Was very pleased with the overall experience.

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  40. KathyD

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really great experience all around! We had some Maine lobsters that were sweet and delicious. Great service

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FAQs

A&B Lobster House is rated 4.7 stars by 4550 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 55 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–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, 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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