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The Lobster Pot

5157 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-1674
+1 941-349-2323
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster pot” (253 reviews)
“cornbread” (77 reviews)
“seafood” (146 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5157 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-1674
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11 - 20 of 1,004 reviews

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had eaten at Lobster Pot about 4yrs ago and I had never forgotten the lobster Bisque so when we visited this year I was so wanting the bisque. I was very disappointed it was watery and did not have very much lobster in it...More

Thank vitagrl
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

we enjoyed a thursday night dinner (slow night at lobster pot) here so much we came back for a friday dinner. background from waitress: around july 4th, the restaurant's front dining area was hit by a car it truck, putting 25 seats out of commission...More

Thank rufustravels
LOBSTERPOT5157, Owner at The Lobster Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hello, it’s shocking to see you write a review about a server dropping off your check when you received your entrees. We do not train our staff as a Sunday breakfast restaurant. You may be exaggerating about the check drop off. That said I did...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We came here after reading the reviews and seeing it ranked so high. The fried grouper was really good and wasn't greasy like a lot of places. The crab cakes were some of the best we've tried and my wife got the crab stuffed shrimp...More

Thank Reacher13
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I was looking for good Florida seafood we took a drive down to Siesta Key and this place had the best trip advisor ratings (duped again). It was okay, very small. My lobster roll came on a hot dog bun.....

1  Thank Traveltoeat17
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We loved the lobster pot last year so we returned. The space is super small and the hostess was kinda dry (no personality). The food was just ok. Probably going to skip it next year on our annual vacation. It's an expensive experience for just...More

Thank melena99
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Had a getaway at siesta key. We were looking forward to a nice seafood dinner and this rated #1 of 54 seafood places. How did this rate so high???? Extremely bland dishes- zero flavor!!!! Spend your money somewhere else!! Worst seafood experience we've had! A...More

2  Thank Aaron A
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was the worst dinner experience. The lobster bisque has no flavor whatsoever. The pasta had zero flavor and 6 tiny shrimps. The other pasta was floating in sauce! This place was a HUGE letdown! Do not waste your $ here!

1  Thank becky629
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I like how fresh the lobster is at the Lobster Pot, but it can get busy. I live on the Key #IslandLife and I love going to this place when I want sea food or I go to Gabbiano's.

Thank MickyCarbone
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Our food was amazing and the portions are large. Will be back in January. I had the salmon Monte Carlo the flavor was amazing. My daughter had the crab cakes they were delicious! Our waitress was great.

Thank gsav2017
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The food was not good even if we would've been charged half price. I would've rather had my anniversary meal at Red Lobster.

1  Thank GPiercy
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Gloria H
29 May 2016|
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Response from Bill N | Reviewed this property |
There Webb page indicates they take reservations only for large parties. Call them if you like 1-941-349-2323.
Gloria H
29 May 2016|
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Response from ZeebruggeExplorer | Reviewed this property |
I think that you just walk in. I did not try to make a reservation.
Charles R
5 June 2015|
Response from Bill N | Reviewed this property |
They only take reservations for "large" groups. This info is from their Webb page.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5157 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-1674
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-349-2323
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Located on Siesta Key in beautiful Sarasota, we bring you the finest tastes of New England. Enjoy a delightful dining experience in our main dining room or our patio. As winners of "Taste of Sarasota," we still carry on the New England tradition of excellence. While here we hope you'll enjoy your "Old Cape Cod" and Florida dining experience! We purchase fresh seafood daily from only the finest fisherman in our native areas and also Florida. All of our live lobsters are from Bar Harbor and Boothbay Maine. While specializing in New England seafood and of course lobster, we also offer local seafood, steaks, chops, chicken, pasta and salads. Several of our recipes have been passed down from the owner’s family including our award winning signature baked stuffed lobster duchess, which is oven-baked Maine lobster stuffed with chunky seafood. Also using family recipes are our terrific homemade soups, including lobster bisque, New England clam chowder and the wonderful Portuguese kale soup.
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