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About The Station House Restaurant - Lantana
Located in what was once the old train depot in Lantana, The Station House Restaurant has become one of the most renowned establishments for authentic Maine lobsters in the state of Florida. The Station House opened its doors in 1993 and since then has been a favorite of both locals and seasonal visitors for many years.
With a diverse and delicious menu, relaxed elegance, extensive wine list and great service, there is truly something for everyone at the Station House Restaurant.
Lantana, FL 33462
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 10:00pm
N. 3rd St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Station House Restaurant - Lantana Ratings and Reviews
have eaten there for many years but have not eaten there lately. Different ownership, the menu has contracted. Not as many appetizers and entrees as were previously offered. Lobster bisque was very generic and not good. Lobster was good, but at $29 for a 1 1/4 lb, not great value. All other entrees were pricey and the menu prices have gone up substantially since my last visit. Service, however, was excellent.
We were really looking forward to our anniversary dinner and one of us was disappointed. The Lobster Boil was good and plentiful but the pasta and lobster was a small portion. There was only 5 small pieces of lobster and not much pasta. It may have been homemade pasta but for $30.00 it should have been a larger serving. I shared my plate that had a good size lobster, 3 huge shrimp, mucho mussels, cherrystone clams, andouille sausage (spicy), 2 medium potatoes and 2 pieces of corn for $40.00. Do you see my point?
Service was great, our waiter was excellent, salad was perfect, crisp and the Blue Cheese dressing was to die for.
Times change and so has the Station House. Disclaimer: I was a frequent diner under the previous owner's tenure. I was so excited about finally having the time to visit the Station House having dined there at least 8 times a year for about 10 years and I wanted my friend who is local to have the same great experience I always had so when I asked him to join me for their twin lobster special, he jumped at the opportunity. But alas, no more twin lobster special - and honestly, that did put me off. We ordered the seafood boil - some clams, shrimp and mussels in a broth (more on that later) topped with a 1.25 lobster. There was certainly enough food, but I will rate the meal as meh. Old Bay seasoning was pretty much the only thing that we could taste and being a New Englander, I cannot imagine ever ruining a good lobster with such a heavy spice. Crabs go quite well with Old Bay, but I'm a lobster purist. Great lobsters should be steamed plain with maybe a little drawn butter (or not - that's an individual choice). The old wait staff looks like they are all gone - new owner=new wait staff. I did not appreciate our waiter mansplaining lobster to me and why the twin special is no longer offered. Though the service was good, the mansplaining was insulting - especially to someone who started cracking her own lobsters at 3 years old! Here's what's the same and still good - the bruschetta is fantastic as is the peppercorn salad dressing (on a very tiny salad). The cocktails are still good. And what's the same and not so good? The hostesses are so very young and I'm not sure if they are encouraged to dress like they could work at Hooters, but they do. I will give Station House one more try and will re-review in the near future. But 2 strikes...we'll see.
We were a party of three celebrating my birthday but our waiter was not going to allow us a comp birthday dessert that a few other tables received for their particular special occasions.
He finally did come over with a dessert and had a nasty attitude when he placed it on our table.
He actually charged the other lady in our party for the dessert.
I advised the general manager Charlie about this incident and he was kind enough to offer us a free round of drinks when we return next visit. That was very professional and perhaps our waiter, Sean could use a teaching session from his management team.
We'll be back again and we'll celebrate another occasion soon at The Station House in Lantana, FL.
I went for the ALL you can eat lobster that was $65. Per person. I called at least 5 Times to inquire about the price no return call. I would not have gone had I known the price. I stayed for the 5 Small lobster Tails
at $40. Nothing to write home about, the corn was sour . The waiter was Arrogant. NOTHING LIKE GOING OUT FOR DINNER AND THE WAITER is Condescending. So After a glass of wine and the 5 lobster takes I hit their $65. NUMBER. LOL
I had the unlimited lobster feast and was pleasantly surprised. The first plate consisted of 2 pound and a quarter lobsters, small ear of corn, 2 boiled potatoes and coleslaw. After that the lobsters were brought one at a time. Our female server, whose name I don't remember, was busy as can be, but always was right there with another lobster. The lobsters were tender and sweet. Yes, I am thinking about going back on the 19th for another feast. $65.00. We had wine and delicious desserts. We were two women and were surprised that a 20% gratuity was added to our check. Since the service was good, and that's what I usually tip, I let it go. All in all, it was a great experience
The focus here is "Lobster" and I admit to having ordered grouper. The dish was presented with 4 asparagus and begun with a salad which was no more than lettuce with a couple of cherry tomatoes. I might not have thought so badly had the piece of fish had some flavor.
Perhaps, the "Lobster" dishes are better.
This was a WONDERFUL experience from beginning to end. I had been there in the past but this was new for my business partner. Right from the get go the waitress was pleasant yet well informed without being overbearing as i have experienced at other restaurants. I know this is a small detail, yet not. The soft drinks were refilled without request. They just appeared at the appropriate time. Service was exemplary yet not intrusive. We both enjoyed the fish tank next to our table as well as a couple at the table opposite ours. The lobsters were out of this world! I always enjoy a lobster with its own zip code! I shall return! Actually, we both will. He was duly impressed as well.
We have been coming there for many years to celebrate our special occasions and have always enjoyed the experience!!
The last 2 times we were there, we noticed many changes in menu. Some of our favorite dishes were gone such as shrimp francaise, panko shrimp and one of our guests did not even enjoy the 1 1/2 lb. lobster which was always a hit! Lobster with linguine was very chewy, another lobster dish, (scampi) sauce was very "soupy." Pasta was not appetizing at all! None of the four people enjoyed their meal!
I have never written a negative review about a restaurant, but felt obliged to do this! Dining experience was a big disappointment and we won't be returning any time soon unless we hear about changes in menu and taste of food goes back to the "good ole days!"
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