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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

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (49)
Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (37)
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Scenic View (34)
Romantic (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Business Meals (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Cozy (15)
Authentic (12)
Worth the Drive (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Bar Seating (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Casual (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I had the prime rib and my wife had the scallops. Both were great. Finally also got around to trying the Key West ale it was great too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Server was arrogant, rude, patronizing, we almost walked out when he lashed on our kid who was playing with his napkin and inadvertedly touch the back of the gentleman at the next table. I told him not to speak to my son this way, and he gave us to someone else.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Our second trip to this place in three days. Look forward to our next trip the Key West and a visit To A & B!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We go here whenever in Key West. Great seafood. Not too fancy. Cool jazz bar for after dinner. Highly recommend it

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

This was the second time we chose to eat at A&B for 2 different trips. We have put it on our 'must do' list while in Key West. The menu offers something for everyone. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We love A&B.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful evening enjoyed with friends. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

EXCELLENT food & Service!! A must go to when in Key West- simply the best!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

We have dined at A&B a few times. This time left us a bit disappointed. Our waitress was less than helpful. We had to ask for a wine list and she had no input other than it's good. We ordered two bottles of wine. The food was okay. Our Strip steak was quite tough for Medium rare.

The experience was less than comfortable and for 220.00 it should have been better.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Dinner date and what a great surprise. Refered by a friend who dined here last week. Arrived about 30 min early so went downstairs and had some of the sweetest and freshest oysters ever. Dinner service by Casey was excellent. I had the best lobster and mushroom risotto and my wife loved her perfect crab cakes. Evening topped off with Bananas Foster. Can’t forget a great wine list. Coming back Friday night!

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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

It was our anniversary of 37 years of marriage. I was expecting some acknowledgement that we were celebrating a major event! We didn't.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Wish we could have been seated outside.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We love having dinner at A&B on every visit to Key West. Consistently excellent.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food. Erica was a fantastic server.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely Fabulous. The Food, service we're perfect. Philip is amazing, true gentleman.
Really a must visit.
I wish people would dress for a visit to a restaurant of this quality. I get it... it's Key West but come on.
Maybe a nice collared shirt, nice shorts - I don't need to see Men's feet when I'm eating.
I swim bare footed - I where big boy shoes when I take my Wife on a date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Our dinners ( both had Caribbean lobster tails) were excellent. We arrived 30 minutes before our reservation so we had to sit inside (the fans made us feel pretty cold on the inside ). Our waiter was wonderful. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our 2nd visit to A&B! The first time was about five years ago when a tropical evening thunderstorm resulted in us looking for shelter. This was a lucky find then and we looked forward to our next visit when we returned to Key West. Everything was top notch as we remembered it. The atmosphere, the service and the food set this establishment above most dining experiences. If your looking for a high end all around experience, visit the A&B Lobsterhouse during your Key West visit.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Key West)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were in Key West with some friends for a long weekend. Looking for a good meal. Saw this on line, made a reservation and went. Had a really good surf and turf and my wife also got a really great strip steak. Very good. A little pricey, but the food was good. Good time. Good service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Key West)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was amazing the food was delicious, and the drinks were amazing, our server was amazing and very friendly!!! Coming back again for sure

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

BEST NE CLAM CHOWDER IN America!!!

A person could live on their bread and butter!!!

Every dish is wonderful- steaks, seafood and chicken.

Only suggestion is to put soft sliders under chair legs to soften noise when chairs move

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great fine dining restaurant, on the water, right behind the tourist traps. Everything was excellent, except for the grouper "Oscar." The béarnaise sauce was rather bland ... quite tasteless, to be honest. Still, I would go back in a heartbeat.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent attentive service. Food pretty good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The view was wonderful but the food and service didn’t match the view!

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 (Key West)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Went for anniversary dinner. Dinner was outstanding we both had fish dishes, and were cooked to perfection. We ordered a dessert brûlée which had happy anniversary chocolate on top. I would have given it 5 Stars for ambiance out on the porch over the water, but it was windy and they had to have the plastic down, no fault of theirs- and would be 5 Stars if we had a view too on a less windy evening. Will definitely be back.

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 (Key West)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were on a weekend girls trip that my friends and i do annual. When i made the reservation, i specifically noted that we were celebrating a birthday that evening... hoping they would do something a little special, but nothing was mentioned or done... i was disappointed in that, matter. Our waiter was wonderful and did an outstanding job, i don’t blame him seeing as he isn’t the one that sees the reservation.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We chose A&B for a business dinner with clients , our experience was nothing short of perfect .
We were greeted and seated within seconds . Our server for the night was Luther. He is one of the main reasons for this review , We love him !!! He helped us choose wine and introduced us to the new items on the menu (which we loved) He took such good care of us , checked in often to see if we were happy or needed anything . The entire experience at A&B including the amazing food was A+,
we will be back !!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Cozy, Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a wonderful lobster Oscar meal with client.
Shaina the host was very friendly and helped us to great seats and came by to check to see how we were doing. Jen our waitress was fantastic. Also stopped at the bar and had a couple of martinis. Great all around service and food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful evening but we would have dropped much more cash in the bar if we had known it was open earlier than the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great service food was perfectly prepared sit outside I’d you can

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very good service very nice ambience the butter poached lobster tails were a bit overdone. the food in general was was good

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We both had filet mignon- Perfectly done! A lovely meal !!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Seafood over cooked and dry. Considering the expensive menu prices we expected a better prepared meal (and better portion size).

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 22, 2018

One of our favorite spots of all time!! The staff is outstanding and make you feel so at home. Love the escargot, lobster bisque and caesar salad and save room for the amazing bananas foster. Great spot for romantic evening but order slowly if you are not in a hurry. Food comes out very quickly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The appetizers, a salad and 3 soups, were brought out almost immediately after ordering. Our party of 4 was still having a drink before dinner.
The food was over done and did not have much taste. It wasn't worth 1/3 of the price they charged. On a scale of 1 to 10
I would rate this place a 1. It was an absolute tourist trap. Never again. A definite for the "must miss" list.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent experience top notch food and service! Our waiter Luther was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. I recommend this place without hesitation!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We have been to A&B many times,all excellent.This last time though one main dish..a fish was severely under cooked..almost raw.We will likely go back..give them another try.Our waiter ,Mark ,handled the situation like a professional..so that eased the ruined experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We love this restaurant. It was my second time here. I had the special, coconut crusted grouper with a wonderful sauce and 3 shrimp. Every part of the meal and dessert was super fabulous. I would not miss going here.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Key West)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food, service and setting. Worth the experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A & B does steak and lobster right. My wife and I were treated to top shelf service at an excellent restaurant that never disappoints. The oyster's rockefeller are the best on the island, and the steak and lobster thermidor were everything you'd want in those dishes. A nice rose recc'd by our server was just right, and it was so nice not to be rushed out, even though we were the last ones to close the place, and it was a little cold out.
Traditional at its best, we will be back again as soon as we can get back down to Key West.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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).

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