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Reviewed 8 March 2024

If you are looking for a different type of sandwich then The Lobster Shack is for you. The lobster sandwich is indeed loaded with lobster and memorable. Just keep in mind that the sandwich is a bit pricy.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Hole in the wall joint with perfect Lobster rolls. Buttery, fresh and large! We enjoyed them. Easy, fast, a perfect quick lunch!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

Ya know I wrote a review and I was trying to keep it short and sweet. I then was notified that the owner of the business felt the need to try and report my review because it was negative. They have forced me to jump...through 17 separate hoops to re-leave this review so here it is…. this place is a freaking scam. I paid almost $15 for what was ramekin sized portion of lobster bisque. Whatever you do do not come here… not only was it wildly expensive, but it was also pretty disgusting. My previous review said bland, but now that I’ve had to rewrite it and I’m rethinking it it truly was actually just not even good at all. To be clear I am leaving this review for the lobster shack on South Street in Key West Florida. Don’t freaking try to report this one more time by saying I am leaving it about multiple locations. You are a sham of a business goodbyeMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

Best Lobster Roll I ever had, extremely fresh and the sauce are perfect allowing you to taste the lobster meat on all its flavor. Must go place in Key west.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2024 via mobile

This is an unassuming place, a true little shack. Take away or dine in at one of the few tables. It’s a cozy atmosphere. Friendly service, only a few lobster roll choices and we debated between the lobster grilled cheese and the lobster BLT roll....The BLT won. So much lobster meat, lots of claw meat. Good bacon. It’s not cheap but the quality is top notch.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

The absolute best lobster roll that I have ever eaten. Don’t miss this little walk up gem in Key West. Food, vibe and views hit for the cycle!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

The best Lobster in town that everyone should go and try whether with family members or friends. The portion is big and its lobster.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

We managed to arrive in Key West on a rare stormy day. Making the most of things, we decided to visit the Butterfly Conservatory (highly recommend!) and saw that the lobster shack was nearby. It’s been on our list to try, but we are typically...lounging by the pool during their hours of operation. Don’t be like us and miss the opportunity. My all time fave lobster roll is at a place in Half Moon Bay, California—Sam’s Chowder House—this one is at least as good and maybe a little better. No muss, no fuss, just a well-filled lobster roll. If you like a lobster roll, you’ll love these! Cannot recommend them enough.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

Extremely overpriced ( even for Key West) for an average streetfood. We went based on the TripAdvisor reviews but were surprised by the high price and small portions of street food we got. Lobster was cold, coconut shrimp (4-5 pieces for 21$) was average

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

Fantastic, large lobster roll, with lobster chilled and presented with either butter or mayo. Located on South Street, just east of Duval Street. Note that it is closed Sunday and Monday, and maybe Tuesday.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

Cool place. Good rolls, but I would say it's even/average with other island lobster rolls. Service from young lady was great and welcoming. Watch their hours - closes early.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

We absolutely loved the Key West Lobster Roll! A must try when in Key West! We were sad we only discovered this the day before our departure, but we stayed until they opened at 11 am on the day we left just to order it...one more time! So much lobster on the delicious grilled bread! One of the best things we ate while in the Keys!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023

My lobster sandwich was wonderful& so much lobster!! Great! Extra friendly staff! Will definitely go eat there again!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

Amazing!! We have been to Key West several times and this was our first visit here. It was soooo good! The Lobster is fresh and delicious! Great atmosphere and excellent service! Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Had the Diablo. Was really good. Maybe a bit more Diablo but good. Service was quick and friendly. A must if you are in the area.

Date of visit: August 2023
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It's on the south side of Key West and the port is on the north side, but it's just a short car ride or 1/2 hour walk.....You should walk Duvall Street anyway!!
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I don’t think they deliver. It’s a walk-up stand. Easy to grab an order to go and walk it back to your hotel though.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4

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