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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

5
4
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2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (34)
Scenic View (27)
Special Occasion (25)
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Good for a Date (23)
Romantic (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Authentic (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Worth the Drive (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Casual (5)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Key West)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, service and setting. Worth the experience

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·Dined 4 days ago

Normally a good choice. Clam chowder was too dry (could eat with a fork). The grouper with crab was a little dry (both fish and crab).

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Key West)·Dined 4 days ago

Lobster tail and clam chowder were both excellent; Key Lime pie a bit lacking in taste. Service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Extraordinary service, extraordinary fresh sea food and great ambience can always be counted on at A&B. I've been dining at this restaurant for 5+ years and I have never been disappointed and our dinner this past Friday night was no exception. Just outstanding!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Hostess was overwhelmed we wanted to sit inside even though we had a reservation. The server didn’t ask us why we were dining there.(two birthdays) He didn’t provide us with a wine menu -we had to ask for it. Waited a long time order, then when we ordered our main meal, asked us if we wanted any add ons...pushy. Food was excellent and atmosphere was great.

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 (Key West)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely restaurant that doesn’t disappoint. Good food, nice surroundings, excellent service. The tuna tataki entree is especially good, one of my favorites at this place. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Key West)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Outstanding meal and service! We have lived just outside of key West for years now and used to go to A&B loster house often but just don't get to downtown key West as much as we'd like these days. Dining there was an excellent memory of how great it still is. Loved my lobster bisque and steak au poivre! Just as good as I remembered it. Guess this means we'll have to make the trip into key West more often..thank you A &B for the continued outstanding dining and service that we always remembered!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our meal was exceptional. Lobster bisque was velvety and delicious. Scallops cooked perfectly. Butter lobster was amazing. Chowder was great. Tomato mozzarella salad very fresh. No complaints. Excellent service. Our waiter was very accommodating with our group of seven. Took pictures and was very friendly overall. Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The only negative comment I have is I ordered an old fashioned cocktail and it tasted weird. I found out they used artificial sweetener instead of muddled sugar in the drink. The bartender remade the drink and it was better but not up to a craft cocktail drink. Stick with wine. The food was delicious and the waitress attentive. The restaurant is very large and can be noisy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was absolutely amazing!

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 (London)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was very disappointing for the price I paid. I had the scallops to start which were nice served with fennel but ruined with the addition of basil and balsamic dressing. The lobster was over cooked and could have been prepared better

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It was our 30th anniversary celebration. The grouper, scallops, lobster, bananas flambé, all delicious!! Mango Mojito is a must! This place served us the best meal we have had in Key West!

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We went for dinner while on vacation and both had the special that evening which was a Pablo crusted Grouper with scallops, it was delicious!!!! Would definitely recommend as a nice quiet Romantic dinner or a fun night of dining!!!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our meal was outstanding. we had oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer. They were some of the best I've ever eaten. We split a Cesar Salad which was awesome. We both had Filet Mignon for an entrée. The steaks were perfectly cooked.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Key West)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It's a high class restaurant in Key West. Not the norm for this great town. We went for New Years Eve dinner and thought it was the perfect spot to dress up a little. I had the prime rib. Never a bad choice. Not a high end cut like you might find at an expensive steak house but this is Key West. My wife had the scallops and she loved them.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our group consisted of five people, we were seated promptly. Server came right away and took drink orders which arrived quickly. Menu was reviewed for any questions. Salads and appetizers were spot on with appropriate time before entrees arrived. I had the lobster bake which was outstanding others in our party ordered crab cakes, and grouper Oscar..great restaurant will certainly go back if we are ever in Key West again!

Tags: Waterfront, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and helpful service. Adjust your scale of 1-10 to Key West casual when it comes to attire! It is a very nice restaurant but casual attire was the look of the evening! We dined on the balcony overlooking the slips and it was very nice ambiance. Recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great! Loved the service and food!

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 29, 2017

What a wonderful place to have dinner. We've been in town a little over a week, and with do many options, we decided to go back a second time. Everything was fabulous, the lobster bisque and scallops are great starters. Lobster thermidor, filet, & lobster tails were amazing. Finish off with a great after dinner Martini. I would definitely recommend trying this place, you won't go wrong.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful service and excellent food! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Scenic View, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Overpriced overproduced food. We went for the view but there are so many other worthy places in Key West

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very pleasant experience. Food was great! The night view by the Barbour was also impressive. Will recommend.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Awesome view, food and service...one of my favorites in Key West!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Good service, good views and excellent food. Would come again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Meal and service was real good. We will definitely return.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great spot!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We ate here Christmas dinner. The restaurant is overlooking the water. Nicely decorated. The service was very good. The food was very tasty and nicely served. The prices are moderate. I recommend this place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything was wonderful, if you like seafood, you can't go wrong here. Lobster Bisque was great, lobster thermidor was very good as well. I would recommend this to anyone.
Merry Christmas

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was outstanding as was the service. Our waiter was exceptional and really made us feel like VIPS!. We had a wonderfully delicious and festive Christmas Eve dinner. The view of the boats in the harbor area added to the exceptional evening we had.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Perfect again!!! Our favorite special occasion restraurant, never disappoints. Classic old school seafood and steaks, with the service and plush atmosphere to match. When the weather is good sitting outside overlooking the bight is very enjoyable.

Everything we've ever had is amazing, I think we've tried almost everything. Standout entrees are the lobster thermidor, scallops and the filet (beef) is to die for. I have a hard time deciding on a salad, love the wedge and their house salad has the tastiest dressing. Lobster bisque delicious, rich and creamy with lots of lobster. Love the sourdough bread they serve when seated. Extensive wine list, high end wines are reasonably priced.

Bananas foster dessert, so much better than the original! Kevin is a fabulous waiter, though when he's not available service has always been equally wonderful with other servers.

Always enjoy a cocktail or 2 with Gage at the bar. Really enjoy listening to Bria as well. This place is consistently great.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 24, 2017

With one small exception, everything was wonderful. We had a great time. I was disappointed by the way the person who seated us responded to my request to move one table away from the one next to where some children were seated. She very huffily told me that she could make no changes although there appeared to be plenty of tables. I thought she was rude in manner. Started my experience off with poor feelings. But the great waiter (Nick, I think) was so wonderful that the greeter/seater woman was quickly forgotten.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was wonderful

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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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