A&B Lobster House

4.6
1427 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Everyday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(305) 294-5880
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mick Pera
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Simonton St
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6
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4.6
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5.0Dined 8 hours ago

We had a great meal! The grouper special with the diver scallops were perfectly cooked, delicious and made a gorgeous presentation. Our server, Casey was professional and cordial. We loved the whole evening and will be back on our next visit to KW.

Lauren Savignac, Alexandria, VA

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4.0Dined a day ago

very good place

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Took a nice casual drive to Key West for our anniversary. The restaurant’s ambiance is super nice. The food was really good.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great seafood! Lobster is to die for! Service is outstanding. Ask for Luther he is the best waiter ever!

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Awesome service. Luther was terrific - very friendly and super helpful. Food was very average. The Florida lobster and octopus paella had a lot of the seafood over cooked in it - very chewy / dry depending on the seafood item in question - also very small portions of lobster and octopus (dish title) for almost $50 for the entree. A lot of the restaurants we went to close by gave larger portions of seafood and seemed fresher and better cooked for similar prices. Great ambiance and service which definitely more than saved the evening. The shrimp cocktail as an app was great and bananas foster was very good at the end.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Wonderful dinner, everything was perfect. Our server, Jennnifer was great and helpful with suggestions, along with the other servers. Love the old school ambiance in the lounge!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Our server Nick was fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Food and service excellent! Would go again for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Superb in every respect. Outstanding food (filet & lobster, lobster & wild mushroom risotto) was exceeded only by impeccable service. Nice view of the harbor enhances the overall experience.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The whole dining experience was fantastic. We went there as a party of 6. All loved their meals. Our server Luther made it a great night.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The three of us thoroughly enjoyed our lobster and grouper dishes! Great service and food!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great food- had the special (hogfish) and pink shrimp- so delicious! Luther was our server and did a great job. We celebrated a birthday and they did a nice surprise dessert!

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I read in many reviews the service was not great, as was the case with our waiter Philip. The food was fantastic! Had chowder and lobster/escargot for apps, lobster oscar & mahi for dinner finished with bananas fosters. Personalized service for the cost, dont expect it. I didn't see any waiters/waitresses too outgoing.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

A beautiful restaurant in a perfect setting. Food was very good, but a little overpriced considering portion size/content. (They must make amazing margins). Service was so/so. Our waiter was a nice guy but not very attentive. I think I would have felt better about the prices had the service been amazing. Overall I would eat here again and I would say it’s worth trying for anyone who likes lobster:

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great food. Great service. Awesome place for that special night out.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We were disappointed in the Gulf Lobster as we like local fish. We should have done Grouper or Snapper as the lobster was a bit under-cooked and lacked the flavor of the New England variety. All else was great. Good location and service was good , if harried do to large parties.
Overall we were not displeased. We just should have ordered something else.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Service was ok not the best but I guess it is the keys.
Food was ok I’ve had better but I’ve also had way worse.
The location was amazing

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Our waiter, Luther, one of the best waiters ever!!! He was congenial, informative, low key charming and real !!!! Hold onto him!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

It was wonderful!!!

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Nice atmosphere but the menu is somewhat tired and outdated. Our waiter never told us his name and it was obvious he could care less about his work.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

service was great food was very good with the exception of some of the dishes needed more seasoning, however overall it was a very good dining experience at an old established Key West location

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Delicious!! Wonderful experience as always!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We are frequent locals that love A&B LOBSTER.service and food are wonderful. Atmosphere is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fabulous way to spend Mother’s Day!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Celebration dinner. Well taken care of by everyone there. Must get the ahi.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

DJ, our server, was excellent as usual. Food was exceptional! Ambiance overlooking the marina amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Key West! We have been coming to Key West almost every year since our honeymoon over 27 years ago. We found this restaurant many years ago and it is a must on our trip. Food is just wonderful. A very romantic and the waiters and waitresses have always been great. We always get a water view at sunset. Watching the boats come in is very relaxing and enjoyable. We usually try to eat there at least twice on our trips. Can't wait until next year.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Visiting Key West. Meal was delicious- location great! Can’t wait to go back sometime.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, and a great waiter--Luther! Highly recommend!!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The food was ok. I got a lobster bake and had to ask for a towel to clean up after. I feel like that should have been an automatic after I was finished. The wait staff was not friendly and was throwing shade at other staff.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Restaurant was clean and wait staff was friendly. Food, however, was not what I expected from a Key West establishment as the risotto was very bland and the side dishes were average at best. With so many fantastic restaurants serving fresh sea food on KW, I would be hard pressed to visit A&B again.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

70th birthday

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The atmosphere was very nice but the dishes were more of a show then something I would rave about. My lobster was smal. Probably around 6 oz and it was over cooked. My wife’s dish was a nicer portion of a lobster tale with crab meat but the lobster was soft and mushy. So the excitement of going here was pretty much a let down for my wife’s Birthday and that we couldn’t wait to have the lobster. Oh well

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Wonderful dinner. Good service.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Later dining to follow an event (sunset cruise) that was suggested by a lodge we were staying. I and my wife both had the lobster thermidor. It was the best I'd ever had. The service was excellent and the ambiance was nice.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great location overlooking the Bight if you are seated on the veranda, great waiter, great food. Not pretentious but good.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Amazing food and wine, had a great time!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Wedding night

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

They made my birthday extra special especially our waiter Luther.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

A last minute reservation but treated as if we’d been on the books for months. Wonderful all around and a gorgeous view of a full moon, too. We enjoyed every bite. Thank you!

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