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A&B Lobster House, Key West, FL

A&B Lobster House

4.7
4.7
3489 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
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, Certified Prime Angus Beef. 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 294-5880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    A&B Lobster House party planners can make your special event a night to remember! From small intimate dinners to large, private parties, A&B delivers a truly memorable dining experience. Feel free to email or call the number above to check on availability and options for your event.

  • Private party contact

    ablobsterparty@gmail.com: (305) 294-4902

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Cross street

    Simonton St

  • Parking details

    Gated Lot adjacent to restaurant

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,489 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Seafood

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Most Booked

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Seafood

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Most Booked

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  1. DF

    DavidF

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant and bar, friendly and efficient staff, excellent food - Shrimp Cocktail Lobster Bisque and Caribbean Lobster Tail all fabulous. Would highly recommend
  2. S

    Shaye

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Sarah, was excellent. Portions were slightly small for pricing. I had the tuna steak. My husband had the grouper Oscar. Mine was better. His was extremely small with just an okay presentation.
  3. E

    Excellent

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Parking in Key West is abysmal! Plan on it and arrive early!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Would not recommend. Felt rushed to place the order for our entrees. Our server told us that it would take 20 minutes for the chef to prep the meal and another 30 minutes to cook. After that statement our expectations were very high and we thought we were in for quite the dining experience …well, no more than 10 minutes later the entrees were served, grouper was cold, dry and bland, the lobster risotto was “soupy” not creamy and bland. The price you pay per entree did not reflect on the meals that were served. Will never return here. Stay away!
  5. D

    Debbie

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a beautiful place and the food was fabulous’
  6. D

    Darnold

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been here many times first time having the Lobster! It was amazing. We had just a tail and my Girl had the whole Lobster.. did not disappoint!!
  7. M

    Mick

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cuisine that lives up to high expectations! We always make the A&B Lobster House a stop when we are in Key West. …and there is no better way to start the evening than with a cocktail in Berlins.
  8. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated us on time and server met our needs during the entire dining experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant was amazing. The food was delicious. Everything was great in the restaurant except for some guests that were being extremely loud and rowdy. One of them was throwing pieces of napkin paper to another table full of young ladies who are just trying to enjoy their time. When approached by the manager this gentleman completely lied and said he didn’t do it. They were asked to leave the restaurant since they were seen by others. I commend the staff for handling the situation.
  10. s

    stevez

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The food was not good at all. Told them and they did nothing and really did not care. Lobster was rubbery and the fish was cold.
  11. LW

    LolaW

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Espresso martini was awesome. Definitely go with the lobster and escargot appetizer.
  12. AR

    AnyeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good moment, thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’nn
  13. BK

    BenK

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We had a few different dishes: the 2lb lobster was over cooked and rubbery. My youngest son got the filet mignon and it was a little dry. The lobster Thermidor had too much sauce and the ocotillos appetizer was also over cooked. The lobster bisque was good but would have liked more lobster. The lobster Oscar was excellent and the escargot appetizer was delicious. The smoked rum drink was great! I had it with the Cherry wood and it came out with a lot of smoke in the glass. Very cool.
  14. R

    Ringo

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent at A&B.
  15. H

    Hcriv

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Not really worth the price. High end, high cost restaurants should have lucisous flavorful well prepared meals. Grouper Oscar was dry and lacked flavor. Mashed potatoes had more flavor than grouper.
  16. SB

    StephanieB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu choices. The lobster tail was out of this world.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall I would not recommend this restaurant. While it was not horrible it was definitely not great. We have eaten at tons of fine dining establishments and while this one appears to be one on the surface. The service and food quality was not a fine dining experience. The positive things are the location and the views which are beautiful. The restaurant overall had a nice Decor and atmosphere. Our waiter while efficient at his job; was not very friendly. At times acted like we were an inconvenience. Never asked us how our food was. Did not properly clean the table between courses. The food was ok. The lobster bisque was too heavy and felt like it had been sitting there all day. Very very thick and very little lobster. The Cesar salad was good. The grouper Oscar my husband had was pretty good. I had the cilantro seared grouper special and it was bland and clearly not seared. But overcooked in the oven. Overall was not horrible. But for price vs quality I will not return. Much better places to eat at in key west!
  18. L

    Localtourist

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice, upscale restaurant without the stuffyness. Great atmosphere for intimate setting or dinner with the family. Excellent serving staff.
  19. DA

    DavidA

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday!! The server was impeccable as well as all the other service. Food was excellent!!
  20. BP

    BetsyP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our time and meal. Can’t wait to go back! Our waiter was a doll too. Jared I forget the name but he’s from CT. Thank you!
  21. CL

    ChristinaL

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants in Key West! Food was superb and service impeccable. Well worth the cost for the ambiance of overlooking the marina and enjoying a beautiful dining experience in this wonderful city. I look forward to going there again!
  22. WG

    WendyG

    Miami

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious, views can't be beat and Elizabeth is one of the finest waitresses we have ever come across!
  23. MC

    MC11

    Key West

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and views of the Harbor
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Everything was simply fine.
  25. JH

    JaclynH

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster Oscar was incredible! Key lime martini was also exceptional. Highly recommend!
  26. BM

    BobbyM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our visit, service was exceptional and food was so delicious. Highly recommend the shrimp Alfredo amazing.
  27. HB

    HalseyB

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always fantastic. Truly is good food and great service. We always go when we are in town and will continue to do so.
  28. MY

    MarkY

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Very noisy, poor food quality & presentation! Highly overpriced. Will never come back nor recommend!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always visit A&B. Best view and Lobster in the Keys.
  30. L

    Lindsey

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top notch, food was absolutely delicious and location is beautiful! Everyone should make this a stop in the Key West trip!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cool spot. Felt historic, excellent service and delicious food. Would have been nice to see a stricter dress code.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The space was nice and the food was very good. Service was a little slow as they were very busy.
  33. S

    Sjaz

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Beautiful surroundings. Great drinks. Does oak dish was tile fish. It’s preparation was just not good. Have had time fish previously, so I know it’s a good tasting piece of fish. This was not
  34. M

    Mark

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been here several times. Each time the food has been fantastic. The wait staff is always prompt. More importantly to me is the accuracy of the food and they do not disappoint. I would go here for either a romantic dinner with a great view a casual family outing.
  35. TC

    TomC

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, great atmosphere, amazing food, but be prepared to pay for all this high-end quality. We went for our anniversary, had an amazing dinner we will never forget and were treated like royalty but left with $250 less in my wallet.
  36. BM

    BranMan

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Great drinks, great view on the second floor balcony overlooking the marina. Great surf and turf!
  37. AN

    ANNIE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Fantastic meal and presentation. A little pricy but worth it especially for a special occasion.
  38. SP

    SoPep

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you have one restaurant to try in Key West, this is the one. The view, the food… everything! The terrace is also a must
  39. JN

    JenniferN

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service! The food was excellent.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing birthday dinner

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

A&B Lobster House is rated 4.7 stars by 3489 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today
Google Map for A&B Lobster House

700 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Simonton St

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Gated Lot adjacent to restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 294-5880

  • Private party facilities

    A&B Lobster House party planners can make your special event a night to remember! From small intimate dinners to large, private parties, A&B delivers a truly memorable dining experience. Feel free to email or call the number above to check on availability and options for your event.

  • Private party contact

    ablobsterparty@gmail.com: (305) 294-4902

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