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Lobster Haven

#234 of 1,873 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12807 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33635-9650
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Dunedin, Florida
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As I reported earlier, this is primarily a lobster MARKET. I returned to try their "Maine" fare, I purchased 2, 1 3/4 pound live lobsters to take home and stuff/bake. They make it very easy to choose, the lobsters are divided into size categories, and priced accordingly. Prices are well marked, so there are no surprises. If you need some... More 

Thank Kenneth H
Spring Hill, Florida
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219 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a lobster roll and after googling what was available in Tampa we came to this place. It's a fish market/ sea food restaurant. The Roll was $22 and not bad served with chips and slaw . I don't do slaw and asked what else I could get and she said Broccoli of course no mention of... More 

Thank alozam
Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$21.95 for a SMALL lobster sandwich. The $28.95 poor mans lobster was served with cold corn on the cob & cold potatoes. Sent the sides back & they were cold again. One waitress for the entire restaurant & the service was slow. The drinks were never re-filled. Everything on the menus is $5-10 dollars over priced. The fish & chips... More 

Thank jeff b
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was really good a few months ago. It took us an hour to get our food which was cold. The waitress has an "it's not my fault attitude". Sad to see a nice little place fail

Thank Dan P
Cedar Key FL
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small fresh fish market and restaurant, with the freshest seafood around these parts. Lobster rolls, crabcakes, etc. Market has good variety of locally caught fish as well as fresh fish from "up north."

Thank Bevbac
Clearwater, Florida
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small place with a very rustic interior. The food however is excellent and the service is absolutely superb. We had a last minute get together on Monday night and googled the place, never been there before. It was an great experience. We ordered fried shrimp, crab cakes, lobster package with clams and mussels. We had side hot... More 

Thank Vanessa W
Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I was surprised that there was a New England style seafood place near my friend's house in Oldsmar. I was down to play some golf and ended up enjoying the food just as much. This place reminded me of seafood stores in New England. It's primarily takeout but you can eat there. Definitely not fancy. But the seafood is very... More 

Thank jammer24too
Dunedin, Florida
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Ok....first, this is primarily a lobster market. Live, priced according to size. But, in addition, they have added some home cooked foods, and all are delicious. On several occasions I've tried the lobster chowder, clam chowder, and crab cakes. This trip I had the New Orleans Seafood platter, and my wife had the steamed peel and eat shrimp. Portion size... More 

Thank Kenneth H
Spring Hill, Florida
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401 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We went based on all the good reviews, and I wanted to enjoy my lunch. The server was welcoming, but the food wasn't as good as other seafood places. There are so many places where you sit by the water and enjoy better seafood. The appearance of the place was not inviting. I don't think you should have to walk... More 

Thank Batmom7
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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116 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Lobster roll for lunch. Thought I was in Maine! It was delish. Wife's crab cake sandwich was too. That the clam chowder was thick with clams and flavor. Not a fancy place, it overlooks a highway. Go for the food, not for the fancy Florida seafood atmosphere.

Thank Rick S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12807 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33635-9650
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-855-2888

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