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Lazy Lobster of Longboat

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5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Suite 102, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2069
+1 941-383-0440
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stop here every time we visit Longboat because the fish is fresh, service is good, and the prices reasonable. If you can eat late, like we did at 8:30, a reservation won't be difficult during peak season. This time we got Swordfish "Delaney" and Potato Crusted Grouper. Both were outstanding. Our server was Gabriel and he... More 

Thank Hank H
Seminole, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this spot kind of tucked away and it was just what the doctor ordered. Enjoyed the crab cakes with feta scallion mashed potatoes and green beans. Perfect portion size and delish! Came with two dinner rolls that happened to be my favorite kind so I was bad and ate both. I happened to get their during their "early dinner"... More 

Thank C_minor_53
Lewes, Delaware
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went early for dinner and it was packed! Entrees were the Lazy Lobster and Fish and Chips- both very good. Nice friendly wait staff.

Thank Kenneth S
Lilburn, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For years we resisted going to the Lazy Lobster because it is in a strip center across the street from the beach. What a mistake that was! The food here is wonderful and we missed out for several years. Now we go at least twice each time we are in Longboat Key. We watch the sunset at the condo and... More 

Thank lilburnite
Hawthorne NJ
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always go to Lazy Lobster when we are in Longboat Key. The food is great and the service is great!

Thank bhuebner47
Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a pleasant surprise sitting outside in a lovely garden patio. The lobster tacos were very good and plentiful. A little heavy on the sauce for my taste. Drowned out the lobster. A solid and decent place to eat. Not fine dining but a fine spot.

Thank ToxOut_Foodie
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come before 5 pm for great food and drinks. The key can be expensive so this is nice. Coconut cod and crab cakes, lobster tacos, you will love them all. The service is friendly casual,. If you want to sit on the patio in nice weather make a reservation. There was a 90 minute wait at 530. Even on a... More 

Thank mimidyk
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to eat at this well managed place. An extensive menu, fine food and good service. Love the swordfish...dining on the patio is wonderful.

Thank Bob v
Holmes Beach, Florida
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at Lazy Lobster three or four times over the last few years. Each time it was a pleasant experience, with good food and nice ambience. We've never been out on the deck, but assume it's equally as nice. The food is better than average and the service is normally also good, except when it's packed and during... More 

Thank HBeachTraveler
St. Augustine, Florida
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked in, asked for a table of two, 30-40 minute wait - no reservation, hung out at the bar, great bartenders, 20 minutes later we were seated, our dishes were superb, service was good and ambience was terrific, will definitely come back

Thank Karlpeter2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$38
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Suite 102, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2069
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0440
Our mission is to be the neighborhood choice for our guests and their families; proudly providing a casual atmosphere that consistently exceeds your expectations. Great food, high energy and honest friendly people are the keys to our success.  We’re a fun place to go where you can get anything you want and it will  ALWAYS BE GREAT!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?