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About A&B Lobster House

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, 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.

700 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Everyday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Simonton St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 294-5880

Website:
http://aandblobsterhouse.com/

Executive Chef:
Mick Pera

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

A&B Lobster House Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (22)
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Romantic (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Authentic (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Casual (3)
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Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent service food wine. Staff outgoing and friendly. Love the atmosphere. It does get somewhat noisy at times

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent! Our food was amazing as was the service and view. We visit Key West often and always go here. The Jumbo Scallops are
Perfect!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

We went to A&B for my husbands birthday. We have been there on several other occasions and he loves to get their lobster and as always it delivered. He cleaned the lobster out! As always A&B's delivers great food and atmosphere. The staff here is always professional and friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

We were there for my daughter wedding weekend. We made reservation for 21 people. And every thing was wonderful could not have asked for anything more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Dinner was spectacular Sof Shell Crab not so much!

Service was besr ever experienced i KW (25) yrs I am a Director at Galleon so glad our holiday party is here

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful ambiance. Food and service were great. Highly recommend !!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fabulous! Most do if ever in Key West.
Everything was perfect which made for the beginning of a wonderful evening.
Thank you

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I have dined here once before and had a good experience with both the food and service, but sadly this time our party was disappointed. The restaurant was essentially dead and yet our service was very slow to say the least. The drinks were not refilled consistently, my steak was average at best. My scallops were very good and the sauce was quite tasty. the overall speed of service was horrible. The view was nice but wish the food and service had matched it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Key Lime Martinis were awesome. Had too many. Now having trouble remembering what I ate. But it must have been good. We have never had a bad meal here. Our server, Luther, was the best.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a great meal. We sat on the patio over looking the marina. Had lobster and stone crabs. Banana foster for desert.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We went here for my boyfriend's birthday. This restaurant and another were recommended, after looking at both menus we opted for A & B. We are quite pleased with our choice. The server was very attentive, the ambiance was perfect and the food exquisite. We will definitely return and would recommend this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very good. Service was excellent. The food was outstanding! This was our 4th time and it gets better each time. An excellent choice for filet mignon and lobster. The stone crab claws are great as well.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We found this restaurant by accident! There are two restaurants one on the ground floor which is causal and Berlin’s is upstairs.
You can eat inside or outside overlooking the ocean! Both equally nice, white linens in and out. Great service by Luther!
Hubby had a New York Strip Steak cooked to perfection and I had the Sea Bass special it was amazing with shrimp and asparagus! We started with a shrimp cocktail which looked like the one in the movie Beetle Juice! This means the shrimp were huge and delicious!! Definitely going back next time we are in Key West!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Luther is the best waiter ever!! He went above and beyond. Food can be awesome anywhere but great service is harder to find.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Boat race celebration

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I made a return visit but this time with friends. Our soup was cold. Our mash potatoes were hard and cold. My crab cakes were luke warm. The coffee was cold and my friends got water for tea and only got a half cup of warm water. Asked for more hot water to be topped off and it was still warm and again only filled half way. Did not want to say anything to waitress. She seemed new but very nice but feel for the money we paid there should have been more attention to detail.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Key West. Top quality food with impeccable service

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Lobster was under cooked. Not sure how this can happen at a "Lobster" restaurant. My wife had the scallops which she really enjoyed. The service was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

A must for those seeking fine dining in Key West. Have had many dinners here as a tourist through the years and have never been disappointed. The waitstaff is always top notch.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Key West)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Don't get me wrong. The food was "good".
There was nothing "bad" about anything (I had the filet and my husband the Maine lobster). However, for a tab of close to $150.00 without alcohol or a tip, I expect something more.
I expect an actual "dining experience".
What we experienced was a very tender steak and a tasty piece of lobster.
That's it. Nothing more.
Even the service was mediocre.
Nothing bad but nothing great.
Overall, a big disappointment.

Tags: Waterfront, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 30, 2017

41st anniversary

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Filet mignon was very good. They even brought me a side of au'poivre sauce. yellow tail was not that good though.
Service was good. Everyone was very nice. We usually go every year and almost did not because of some bad reviews. I think perhaps people have it confused with the restaurant downstairs????? A&B is the upstairs, more fine dining.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great legendary spot on the Bight Just go try it You will not be disappointed

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 (Key West)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were celebrating my wife's birthday. This is one of our favorite formal restaurants for special occasions. The service was nice and relaxed, just as we like it. My daughter ordered the New England clam chowder, and couldn't eat more thatg a few spoons. It was mush too thick and spiced very strangely,- unlike any New England clam chowder she has ever eaten (and she lived in New England many years. The waiter took the full plate from her and didn't ask her if there was any reason why she didn't eat it. My wife ordered the Lobster thermadore and only ate the chunks of lobster because she really didn't like the souce. It may be just taste, but I defintely was a bit dissapointed.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service from Steven

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Never got to try it. Although the restaurant stated they were open till 9:30 pm on their website and I was able to make a reservation on open table, I received a phone call, 20 minutes later, stating they decided to close at 8 pm that night. We had to find an alternative and Willie T's was wonderful and fun!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I came there for a weekend to check out some property decided to stop there and eat the food was overpriced but good and the view was great

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went for the first time tonight and we loved every bite! The key lime cream cocktail was excellent. We are out on the balcony and Philip was a great server. The small plate scallops were melt in your mouth and the lobster bisque had just the right flavor. The Filet and lobster surf and turf was cooked perfectly. Simply can’t wait to go again!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was amazing. The service was excellent. I ordered the grouper special of the night. The fish was cooked to perfection, mashed potatoes creamy and the green beans cooked just right. Everything was fresh and delicious. You will love this place.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Sit on the south side outside if it's not too hot if you can handle it! Everything is amazing- we are locals//?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

There was a lobster claw RUBBER BAND in my crab cake!!! And the manager nevet came by to apologize to us. Only our server did and he was an exceptional server! A b gets a D! Very disappointed in the kitchen staff and management!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food and service. Entrees perfectly done. Offered free dessert for our anniversary. Great location

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Luther was a wonderful friendly server who take very good care of us.
Wine list was great.
Food was awesome!
A wonderful place to visit for my birthday dinner!

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great Lobster, lovely location overlooking the Marina but a little pricey

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Awesome everything.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Good time never been

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 (Key West)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We were told about this place from a friend of ours and we were very excited to try it out for our anniversary. The food was delicious and our waitress was lovely. Would highly recommend it.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very good food

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Overall a great dinner experience
Sunset was not viewable but overview of the harbor is quite nice.

Dark & Stormy martini was a great beginning...along with the lobster bisque.

Lobster was terrific
Right sized; great flavors

Scallops were same - size, texture, taste were outstanding

Overall a dinner worth remembering
$$$ is correct

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Went while we were on vacation and dined upstairs ... it's the best

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