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Lobster Haven

#220 of 1,843 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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Valrico, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lobster Haven is not a fancy restaurant, but the staff is friendly and the food is fantastic. Lobster was cooked to perfection and even the corn on the cob was perfect. We ordered an order of Bread Pudding to go, because we were so full, but after one taste, it never made it home.

Thank Wonmot
Oldsmar, Florida
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151 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have passed this place many times and never stopped in for a meal. I missed out on a lot!! Good sized lobsters and other great seafood. Try the smoked fish spread. WOW!!! Our server was great and it added to our experience. There is a dining area on the one side which was great to relax and enjoy our... More 

Thank dms_563
Wildwood, Missouri
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very Casual dining here, one waitress (incredibly friendly and helpful and funny), seafood market on one side with large tanks of fresh lobsters and freezers full of options. On the other side is a little bar with a few tables, decorated in French Market, New Orleans style. Great selection of beers and enough choices of wine to make everyone happy.... More 

Thank WildwoodCorgis
Clermont, Florida
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very near RV resort we stayed in. Offers soups, gumbo, sandwiches, and plates. Soups were homemade and over-salted. Oysters were over-priced for the size. A few of the oysters shouldn't have been served as they were bad. They did replace the bad ones. Fairly good sized plates of food for the money.

Thank SweetPea2bk
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Hard to find unless your looking. I highly recommend the search. Lobster Haven is a fish market and restaurant. You can get lobsters steamed to go or eat in. We have been to Maine many many times and this is as close to a lobster pound as you can get. The lobster chowder is out of this world. Big pieces... More 

Thank Danielle F
Parrish, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Although this is a fish market, don't let the outside fool you. The food here is as good and as fresh as it gets. I had the twin lobster deal which was delicious, and my husband had the bronze bucket that he equally enjoyed. We also shared the smoked fish spread that I had read a review on that was... More 

Thank anitasails23
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

What a relaxing and cozy atmosphere at this restaurant. The wait staff is hilarious, but respectful. They made you feel at home, but special. Waitresses, Melissa and Ian, are hilarious and welcoming. When we first walked in, I was invited got a really friendly guy whose name I never caught) to come check out the unusually large lobsters in their... More 

Thank Stacy K
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to grab some lobster. I was gonna leave them a better review until I realized from looking at some of the pics that they left out my potato salad/Cole slaw that you get with your order. I ordered some conch fritters and a lobster roll with fries. Everything was good except for the one mishap... More 

Thank Anthony T
New Port Richey, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Terrible service...rude server!! Food was mediocre at best and the place is smelly and filthy!!! This place is truly disgusting!!!

1 Thank bhopkins62
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228 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Twins were on special so that's what we had. To get the "deal" you just had to sign up for their online newsletter. The two one pound lobsters were boiled and perfectly cooked. Came with sides of red bliss potatoes cut in chunks and topped with garlic and an ear of corn on the cob. Good thing we were casual... More 

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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, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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?