The Crazy Lobster Destin

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75 reviews
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Looking for a place to fuel up with drinks and fresh or fried seafood, find your feast today overlooking the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay at Poppy’s Crazy Lobster. Share a Steamed Seafood Bucket with your pals, or satisfy your own appetite by keeping it all to yourself—a 2-lb. lobster, snow crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, corn on the cob, potatoes, and sausage all seasoned to pure perfection. Taste some of our New Orleans’ favorites like Crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, and red beans, or our local specialties such as blackened Redfish, pan seared Amberjack or lobster fettuccine. The signature drinks and full service bar will keep the good times Rollin; Poppy’s Voodoo Juice, an all-time favorite and refreshing tropical cocktail. Live music keeps the restaurant hopping nightly with a variety of musicians and local talents

Reservations made through Open Table will only be held for up to 15 minutes
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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice sunset. Good food.

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c
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, recommend eating upstairs

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S
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We were sat and never greeted by our server. We told the hostess and she quickly found our server. We ordered the bayou boil, which was crab and shrimp. It was just okay. The crab and shrimp were over cooked a bit. Our server took our order and never returned, not to check on us or refill drinks. I had to track him down to get our check. And then the bathroom..... I guess it’s under construction, the sinks were lying on the floor and holes on all the walls and the only way to dry your hands was an extremely dirty Dyson air blade.

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BA
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a late reservation but still had to wait to be seated, even when the restaurant was notoriously empty.
The spring evening was perfect so, we sat outside, listened to the live musician on the little plaza.
Our server had a tick accent but he was great. Food was good too.

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J
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant for a casual bite while on vacation. Shrimp and grits were good. “Alligator“ rolls were sausage with just enough alligator to call it that.

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AA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and a great setting at the Village! The service was very good

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation for 7p.m. Our entire party arrived at 6:55pm and we were informed that they had a full house and it would be a 45 minute wait. I am not sure why they use reservations if they do not honor them. I will not go back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst dining experience ever! I will never return.

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Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Literally the worst experience!
From the hostess too busy talking to her boyfriend to help us, to the very unkind waitress.
We actually got up and left.

The wait staff seems stressed out and were very agitated.
The whole place was a nightmare.

Definitely not a repeat place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with a relaxed environment! Sits in the Miramar Wharf

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GD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

More casual than expected. Little noisy with the TVs than expected with bar in line of sight. I’ve grown up on creole/Cajun cooking in NOLA. Gumbo was good texture and flavor, but overly salty and my grandmother was often heavy with the salt so for me to say salty, it was. Shrimp creole had potential, good flavor, shrimp were fresh, but sauce was thin and seemed to be missing something- maybe a heavier well blended spices/vegetables. Hush puppies were served on a bed of warm shredded lettuce with some mediocre remoulade sauce. Hostess was very nice. Waitress seemed a bit short or perhaps short-handed. Long drive to try it out. Manager was present but not engaging and seemed a bit nervous. Might have been an off Saturday night for the staff.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food for the price

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was a party of 10 and we only had one waiter and he said he was new. He don’t know the menu at all. I ask what type of oysters they have he said let me check and never return. My wife and I ordered the lobster town with and extra lobster. It only had 3 mussels in it with one missing its meat. The shrimp was over cool and the both lobsters was reheated not cook to order. After talking to the manager she said we could’ve pick our own lobster. Yet we wasn’t informed. A waitress told us the cook the lobsters in the morning and reheat them so that not cooked to order. The lobster shell was soft like a rubber shell. After my wife look online she saw that there try to apologize and give you free dessert. I would’ve like my food cook right. For $236 I was looking for a meal to tell all my friends and coworkers and not how bad it was. Oh the water never refilled my tea or water and his tip was $35. WOW....I don’t know if it was a black thing for the way we was treated because it took over a hour to get our food. I have never felt like that in my life yet it’s sad that I do. Or the waiter knowing he would he a good tip regardless. I would NEVER go there again in my life or tell anyone to try it. Hell I was so upset with my self for getting my friends to come there. It was like missing the game winning field goal so disappointing.

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the live music and the outside seating. The weather cooperated and we were able to enjoy our whole experience. The meal was spectacular and our waitress was really helpful and responsive.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun Place to Eat!

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RG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food! Everyone went out of their way to make sure we had a perfect evening. From the manager to our waiter and bartender!! They were all great ans extremely nice. Would recommend 100%

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was very nice, the best part of the meal. The lobster was a little bland and overcooked and I've had much better shrimp. However, the snow crab legs were very good. A little pricy, but at least three portion was big

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The food is terrible.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s the off season so getting a table was not a problem. Service was good and the atmosphere is relaxed.

Drinks were good. My martinis were perfect. Not much of a wine list. Ordered their version of the bang bang shrimp. It was ok. Also had the chargrilled oysters and they were also ok.

I hade the fettuccine lobster and my wife had the steak and lobster.

The lobster was dried out. It should be noted they serve a true half lobster in the shell that’s cut right down the middle. Both mine and my wife’s lobster was dried out- as if it had been sitting under the warming lamp all evening. My wife’s steak medallions were average.

The best part of dinner was the key lime pie that was out of this world but overall I -

DON’T RECOMMEND

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KP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had made reservations for inside but there was a large group that was very loud of like 20 people so I sat outside. There was live music outside but it was enjoyable and not irritating like the group inside. The service was excellent. On top of everything and very friendly. If your there in the fall it’s nice to sit outside but I was sweating like crazy. It has a beautiful view of the bay and there are lights strung up to make it romantic.

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MM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Dustin was our waiter on the evening that we enjoyed this lovely, campy space. He made the event quite memorable. Although this is not a white table cloth fine dining establishment, he gave us while glove service!!

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Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 3

Food quality was poor for the price charge. We had the Mahi Orleans and the jambalaya. The rating should have been a 2 to 3 star at best.

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G
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were seated outdoors and treated to a great sunset. The waitress was attentive. The redfish and mahi mahi were very good. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a casual Florida dining experience.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner and Mindie was very patient and helpful choosing from the menu! Great view! Great food! Great service!

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S
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

This place was great. You must try the gator bites.

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KP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was over cooked and the service was slow. The server either had to many tables or was not very good. the steak we ordered med rare and it was at least med done... the manager kept checking on table next to us but never us.

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t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were seated outdoors as requested. We didn't realize that outdoor seating is "family style" so you may be seated right next to people you don't know; however that did not become an issue as it was not super busy and there was plenty of room at the tables. The server apparently was not told that we had been seated, therefore after about 20 minutes of waiting, we flagged down a server handling another table and he intercepted her as she was giving the bill to the people at one of the other tables. After that, the service was very good. We ordered several items on the menu. The creole pasta, calamari and lobster bisque were very good. We would not recommend the seafood creole, as it was bland and not spicy like creole sauce should be should be and the rice was more like risotto al dente. All in all, we probably would not return there, but would go to the sister restaurant next door, Hammerheads, which has a better menu and better view.

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KD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

View was nice, but the food was just ok. Nothing special.

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Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good but over priced. Service was bad. Took 15 mins to get a glass of wine. Wine was served in a plastic cup, I had to ask for a glass.

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BL
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We sat outside and enjoyed the music and view.

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HH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Absolute worst service in Destin. We were all served out food at different times and they forgot 2 of our group member's meals. I told the manager and she was helpless. We will never return even though the food was decent but very expensive.

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DM
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food and atmosphere. We really enjoyed it. Service was not bad. A tad pricey but all in all it was good.

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TF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Make a reservation ... for what? We were seated 30 mins after the reservation and then ate an hour after that! It was not crowded but instead the wait staff was exhausted and clearly annoyed by the busy vacation traffic of the restaurant by the end of the night.

My son waited so long to eat he didn’t want to by the time the food came. My husband’s order was wrong it was a waste of time.

Left overs were good the next day. That’s about it! I suggest eating locally and not at the popular tourist attractions that are promoted in all the magazines and on billboards.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent, we really enjoy to go there, at the service was very good

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JR
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was absolutely perfect. Everything everyone got was delicious. The service however was some of the worst we have ever experienced. It wasn’t even worth the “gratuity” they include on large parties. We will visit again I just hope the service will be better

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AT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service wasn’t good. Food took forever. Everyone was disorganized. Our food was good but we won’t go back.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The reviews were pretty good, so maybe my expectations were really high. But while the food was “ok”, I didn’t think it was worth the $120 bill at the end of the meal. Our server was great though, very friendly and super prompt! We sat outside on the 2nd story deck with a great view of the bay and dock, which was so pretty.

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DW
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great mean at the Crazy Lobster aka Poppy's. We had a second floor outside table that overlooked Choctawahatchie Bay. Very good scenic view of the Bay at dusk.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!!!! It is a great atmosphere and the staff was very friendly. We wanted outside seating so it was a little louder because of the outside band at Hammerhead’s but we really enjoyed the music. ❤️

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Very poorly organized. Even with reservation, that they said they could not find, we waited 40 min to be seated in a very non busy environment. Food so so. Would not go back.

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