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About Permanently Closed - Lobstah's

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed

8764 E State Road 70
Bradenton, FL 34202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Italian, Prime Rib

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(813) 555-1212

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Lobstah's - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

3.6

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (140)
Good for Groups (94)
Fit for Foodies (85)
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Kid-friendly (74)
Special Occasion (66)
Great for Lunch (57)
Great for Outdoor Dining (48)
Hot Spot (27)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Late-night Find (24)
Romantic (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Casual (13)
Great for Brunch (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Healthy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Live Sports (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 10, 2017

The restaurant was permanently closed for business.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Lobstahs closed for good the day or 2 before our reservation. So I was wondering how I made a reservation And got a confirmation #. We arrived and we're very surprised

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Lobstahs is now permanently closed for business! They apparently closed the day of our reservation.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Made an Open Table confirmed reservation for 1:00 pm Father's Day only to arrive and find out they were closed and did not open until 4:00 pm. Went to the Sandbar instead. Disappointing - wanted "lobstah".

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The restaurant called us 25 minutes after we booked online and cancelled our reservation- they said they were closing at 830 and we were booked at 7pm. They said there was no way for them to service us and they were turning our business away. Quite disappointing. We went look for other places to eat.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Disappointing. The restaurant is closing soon, and they have shortened the menu to eliminate (among other things) the principal item we went there for - seared ahi tuna. Nothing else appealed to us, so we excused ourselves and left without ordering.
In addition, while the OpenTable site showed tables available only after 9pm, when we arrived the place was nearly deserted - only about 4 tables in use in the entire restaurant - and the staff told us it had been that way all day. Not sure if this fault is attributable to Lobstahs' or OpenTable, but had we known we could have come much earlier. Disappointing again...

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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Got a phone call from them almost immediately telling me they close at 7:00 now until June 15 then closing their doors for good.☹️

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Open Table let us make a reservation but the restaurant was not open. Apparently they have changed to summer hours but did not notify Open Table.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Visiting from out of town. Our server Joe was phenomenal.

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 (Naples)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Very good food. Friendly staff.
If you need a reservation, I recommend calling instead of using Open Table. (The Open Table on-line reservations do not seem to make it to the book they keep near the door.) Just an observation.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This is the second time that we have done an Open Table reservation at Lobstah's and they don't have the reservation when we arrive. Even after I showed the email reminder to the host, he said, "Well, we don't have it." FYI--the restaurant was nearly empty Easter evening. He said, "All I can do is seat you at a high top." When I asked to speak to the manager, he said that he WAS the manager. I said, "Well a manager would try to make this right." He then, all of a sudden, had a booth for us. However, the booth was in the sports bar section of the restaurant, with no air conditioning, no apology, nothing. His only excuse was that the woman who does the Open Table reservations was not there. The food is usually exceptional there, but mine was lukewarm when it arrived, as was my husband's, and the "special drink" of a creamsicle just tasted like vodka and orange juice---ice was melted already by the time it arrived at our table.....just felt very second class. We live within walking distance of Lobstah's and it had been a favorite of ours, but there are plenty of other places that treat you the right way.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This was a Easter Sunday brunch that was good.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Waitress was very friendly, had the lobster mac n'cheese and it was fantastic. Been here a few times and always enjoy it.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We stopped here for a later (9:30 pm) dinner on Anna Maria. We had a nice experience. Food was good, but not exceptional.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The food at Lostahs is always so good and consistent! The fried shrimp dinner is one of the best on Anna Maria and ironically their steak is always excellent. The Maine lobster is so very good! The only room for improvement is service. On this visit, our server was standing around talking to other employees and never brought bread and we had to ask for refills versus being asked. I just dislike to have to keep asking. Then we were served one wrong meal, then had to wait for the other. Then the bill had our meals plus the wrong meal on it, which was corrected. But he food is always great and consistently good. If service is slow, order a Painkiller cocktail!😀

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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 24, 2017

WE ENJOYED MEETING OUR FAMILY AT LOBSTAHS. STAFF WAS VERY ACCOMMODATING AND WE WERE QUICKLY SEATED IN A DESIRABLE SPOT. FOOD WAS ALL ENJOYABLE AND THE EVENING WAS MADE WONDERFUL BY OUR EXCELLENT SERVER, JESSICA. SHE WAS VERY PATIENT AND DID EVERYTHING SHE COULD TO MEET OUR REQUESTS.

THE ONLY DRAWBACK FOR US WAS THE LACK OF ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE FOR HANDICAPPED DINERS. WE HAD TWO PEOPLE WITH US WHO HAD TREMENDOUS DIFFICULTY MANAGING THE STAIRS AT THE ENTRANCE. THERE WAS NO EASY ACCESS FROM THE STREET TO THAT STAIRWAY EITHER. OUR TWO INDIVIDUALS WERE VERY NERVOUS AND ALMOST FELL TRYING TO ENTER THE RESTAURANT. YOU REALLY NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 20, 2017

The service was terrible, ordered drinks, he brought the wrong one, then finally after he said they didn't have what I asked for, even though it was on menu.. to they don't sell it anymore (just had it there a couple nights ago) to asking someone else, and low and behold they had it... no biggy... then he spilled his beer swimming tray all over me and my purse....then our order? They ran out of French fries so they put potato chips on our plate, never saying a word till asked, oh they ran out, so we asked for something else got potatoes half way through our meal....coleslaw had pineapple in it, which I am deadly allergic too ... it was not listed on menu

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Tasty bar style food with lots of lobster choices in keeping with the name of the restaurant. Lobster bisque was good tasting but rather thick in consistency, perhaps on the stove too long. Lobster rolls were very good as were the frites. Service was off a bit - slow to seat us and then server delivered appetizers and entrees all at the same time. No idea why he did that.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 14, 2017

We really enjoyed it. Great Bloody Mary. Fresh oysters and grouper were really good.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We were a party of 3, I had the lobster stuffed tomato...it was delicious, another had salmon piccata and it was delicious, and my husband had the buttered lobster roll and was very disappointed. The flavor was good but it was tiny with a very large portion of french fries. We dined there last Feb. and he had that and was very much looking forward to enjoying it again. We're from Massachusetts so we know what a good lobster roll is!!!!! The service was wonderful!!!!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Great seafood in the style of New England with warmer weather! Excellent lobster rolls, very good experienced servers, and prices are pretty good for Anna Maria. We have been here several times and plan to return. Casual, friendly beach atmosphere. Recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Oysters were very small not worth having, lobster mac was small and not much lobster in it.Also service was slow and your place wasnt even full.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 6, 2017

I had the Lobster Tails Diablo. Sauce was too pungent and strong for the delicate flavour of the seafood.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Good food, fine table service, but the reception was delayed and not very welcoming.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Nice menu very attentive service. We just had burgers. Very good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Just ok ... tried lots of restaurants whilst staying on Aana Maria and Lobstahs was probably the most disappointing. Not cheap and not special. Food was ok but not exceptional and the restaurant lacked atmosphere. Wine by the glass at least $2 dearer than in other restaurants and not as good. Much preferred Feast which is nearby and same - or cheaper - cost but more atmospheric and far better food. Sorry!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Loved the lobster roll and bisque. Really close to what I used to coming from New England. Great job, very friendly staff. I will certainly go back when we visit again. Really enjoyed it a lot!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Entrees were very good. We were seated in close proximity to bar, where the noise level was above average.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We were lucky to get a table. They had no record of our reservation. They seated us near a noisy bar with high seats and table. Waitress was very good. Food was so-so.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Lobstahs was always a restaurant we wanted to try while on Anna Maria Island. Food was excellent. Attentive wait staff. Atmosphere and ambience go with the name. Many seafood restaurants to try here and Lobstahs is one of the best.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We had Valentine's dinner with son and daughter in law. Grouper and lobster was very good. Moderately priced for island dining.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Service was terrible. Took 1/2 just to get our drinks. Server seemed "out of it", couldn't communicate coherently. Menu has changed since last visit. The Valentines menu, the night we were there was disappointing. They were out of almost everything we wanted and it was a very early dinner reservation. Our table was right next to kitchen door, so between the kitchen noise and traffic, poor service and very average food quality, we were very disappointed. This place has gone downhill on every level . Won't return .

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went for Valentines Day. The lobster rolls are amazing!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Lobstah's was fine but when we arrived they did not have our reservation made through Open Table. Fortunately , they were able to seat us.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 5, 2017

We atarted with the lobster bisque, small cup, nice amount of lobster but very thick. I had blackened grouper, pricey but fresh and very good.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2017

very disappointed! We made a reservation for 7, got there at 6:30 and approached the host. Our name was not showing on the list, was told those emails go to their phones and sometimes they dont see them!!!!
The option was wait until a table opened up, or sit outside. Because it was a pleasant evening, we chose to sit outside. I ordered a capucchino, it took about 20 minutes to be served, and the coffee was cold! At that point we had ordered, so when the waiter came with the food, I told him my coffee was cold. He asked if I wanted another one (dumb question) I said yes.
The food came, both dishes were lukewarm!!! My experience is that restaurants offer some kind of bread or salad. There was nothing but the meal. Food was just ok. We both did not finish meal.
It took forever for waitress to come by with the bill, and another eternity for our card to be picked up for bill. Considering all the hooplah we heard about this restaurant, we felt we wasted our money (not to mention we drove in from Bradenton, we could have found a better meal in our area. Never again!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Great food. Great for Our party of six people. Many good choices to choose from- something for everyone. We all loved our dishes. Good beer and wine selections.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Great local restaurant with Island ambiance. Good food moderately priced. Casual dining at its best.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Delicious dishes, beautifully garnished. Great place to celebrate a birthday.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Other than the extra meat lobster bisque, which was very good, I wouldn't recommend anything. Don't count on much lobster in the lobster dishes.

Tags: Bar Seating
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