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Lobster Pot Restaurant

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5157 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-1674
+1 941-349-2323
11:30 - 21:30
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Dover, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Mediocre food, poor service. Nice location in the center of The Village, with much better restaurants close by.

4 Thank shuse
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Maybe I ordered the wrong thing? Blue crab sandwich was very dry however my boyfriends from England and said their fish and chips were the best he's ever had. Luckily had zero wait for a 3pm lunch, heard the wait can be crazy because it's such a small place. Even though they were dead, they wouldn't allow us (two) sit... More 

1 Thank Heather L
LOBSTERPOT5157, General Manager at Lobster Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry that you weren't sat by the window, we apologize. I spoke with my staff about not holding tables. Maybe next time you come in you can try our Lobster bisque! More 

Waltham, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Neat experience eating at the Lobster Pot. If you love lobster, you will love the food here. And they give you generous portions of the claw when they serve their lobster salad or their lobster bisque with lobster chunks (you've got to get a cup or bowl of this--amazing, see pictures). Try to get a table on the street, and... More 

Thank William B
LOBSTERPOT5157, General Manager at Lobster Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you came in! We get a lot of love from our customers about our bisque. We appreciate you taking the time and writing about us. More 

Charlotte, NC
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I got off the bus at the Siesta key stop and was just walking around looking for seafood. The menu included lobster bisque and fish tacos so I went in. I just sat at the bar and ordered. A few couples, and other single diners came in while I was there. The service by Chris was nice. When I ordered... More 

Thank Gracebayclt
LOBSTERPOT5157, General Manager at Lobster Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

Well thank you for coming in. The fish tacos are also one of my favorite new items that we have added to the menu. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is one of the World's great beaches but it is hard to park nearby during tourist "Season", roughly February through April.

Thank jmccormjlm
LOBSTERPOT5157, General Manager at Lobster Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes, in season, parking on Siesta Key is difficult. We are hoping the County will change there minds and add additional parking someday. We do offer free valet after 5pm to help our customers. More 

Siesta Key, Florida
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166 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Nice little spot to eat in the Village. Always seems to be a wait, especially during the winter "snow bird" season. However, we got right in on an early Monday afternoon. Their food is as good as I've heard. The Shore Platter (mine was broiled). Precisely cooked. Very nice presentation. The seasoned rice was a nice accompaniment. I was really... More 

Thank JOHN L
LOBSTERPOT5157, General Manager at Lobster Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you came in for lunch. And our Key Lime pie is from a local bakery here in Sarasota called Floribbeans. We make sure we have it at all times since its been such a hit. More 

Plymouth, Michigan
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132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Their lobster rolls are as good as on Cape Cod!! Service was good, & efficient, selection was wide, but have the lobster roll!! Slaw, fries all good.

Thank Karen B
LOBSTERPOT5157, General Manager at Lobster Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

My father is originally from Cape Cod so we are so happy to hear that we are making our customers feel like they are in the Cape again. Thank you! More 

Greeley, Colorado
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Great view of the hustle and bustle of the main street. Casual dining in a Mom and Pop atmosphere. Food was above average...we all had the Lobster (six tails for the four of us). Not a big fan of the paprika sprinkle and thought it was a little under cooked. Service was superb and our table near the front of... More 

Thank ET-Greeley
LOBSTERPOT5157, General Manager at Lobster Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! We'll see you next time! More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

After a relatively long wait (Spring Break), we received really good food and excellent service. Walking distance if you are staying in Siesta Key. Parking is tough most of the time, but they have complimentary valet service just across the street which is a huge plus.

Thank Adam W
LOBSTERPOT5157, General Manager at Lobster Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes sorry you had to wait. Spring break is super busy so we really do appreciate it when our customers are so patient with the wait time. Glad it was worth the wait. Thank you! More 

Treasure Island, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Family seafood dinner was good. Arrived before 6 pm and the wait was 15 minutes. The place is small, but nice view of the street from tables in the front. Two of us had stuffed lobster dinners. We enjoyed the lobster but the stuffing was too rich. Sides were good. Apps of calamari (tender) and scallops Rockefeller were very nice.... More 

Thank Tara B
LOBSTERPOT5157, General Manager at Lobster Pot Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks! Our lobster prices do fluctuate throughout the year depending on the market. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
American, Seafood, Soups
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
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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