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Lazy Lobster of Longboat

5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Suite 102, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2069
+1 941-383-0440
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Suite 102, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2069
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Reviewed yesterday

We were recommended to try this restaurant by friends. It is good quality and the waiting staff are friendly. Only downside is that it isn't on the gulf side.

Thank Sue5127
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been going here for years and it just gets better and better - best place on longboat key - something for every one on the menu- very reasonably priced

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 3 days ago

...but underwhelming. Not terribly creative or memorable. While the staging is nice there is no Gulf of bay view. Ultimately it felt a bit claustrophobic.

Thank Randall H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wait staff is excellent, food is very good. We like the fish and chips very much. The outside eating area is very nice and most of the time is easy to get in before 6:00PM.

Thank LB701
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went there for dinner based on a recommendation of some friends. We split an order of their lobster mac and cheese as an appetizer. The taste was great but it could have used a little more lobster in it. I had the twin tails...More

Thank Aleda S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thankfully we visited after the high season or it would have been almost impossible to get in her die to the fabulous food. First time here for lunch and it was great. Started with their lobster bisque.Big chunks of lobster. The chicken salad was a...More

Thank mfcMinneapolis
Reviewed 6 days ago

We weren't sure where to get reservations for Mother's Day dinner, and the lazy lobster accomodated us! The food was AMAZING! They had a special Mother's Day menu and the horseradish crusted salmon was truly scrumptious! The garden patio area was beautiful. The wait staff...More

Thank K D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice dinner here, food was good, service good and prices fair. It is a nice scene, indoor and/or outdoor seating. Very nice on a warm summers night. Nice menu.

Thank morgan s
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were vacationing nearby we decide to give LL a try. Arrived early evening having previously made a reservation. We were seated promptly on the outside patio area. Drinks were ordered and brought fairly quickly. We ate from the 'early bird menu' and were...More

Thank katrinamac12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As winter residents of Longboat Key, hubby and I have visited Lazy Lobster many times over the years. Our last visit motivated me to review this restaurant again. This restaurant is very busy during season and they suggest you either make a reservation or arrive...More

Thank egrlbk
Michael G, Owner at Lazy Lobster of Longboat, responded to this review

Hello egrlbk, As owner of this restaurant, reading this review is the worst way to begin this day, but I thank you very much for writing it. I apologize for the experience you, and your husband had recently, and thank you for your repeat business...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you do take out orders?
7 August 2016|
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Response from Michael G | Property representative |
We do! Please allow 20-25 minutes for preparation. Lobster Scargot is the only item not available for take out. Thank you!
Are they open for lunch i.e. noon onwards? Their web site times implies no, yet elsewhere lunch is mentioned?
16 March 2016|
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Response from FloridaTravelfan | Reviewed this property |
Yes they open for lunch. Dinner is very busy in season. But lunch is a bit less crowded.
Bill D
Can you accommodate 16 quest in a private or semi private dining venue?
3 December 2015|
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Response from Judy F | Reviewed this property |
I would think that they would be happy to do,that for you, but you would have to make reservations well in advance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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!