Welcome to Lazy Lobster, a neighborhood treasure with casual atmosphere, pleasant friendly people and superb food. Lazy Lobster’s mission is to consistently exceed their clients’ expectations for their guests and their families. Lazy Lobster is a fun place to go where you can get anything you want and it will ALWAYS BE GREAT!
The Original Lazy Lobster, under its current ownership, was started by partners and dear friends Bob & Kay Fracalossy on June 25th 2007 at Tallevast and Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota where it still thrives today under their leadership.
The partnership between Bob Fracalossy and Michael Garey began years ago in 1979 at Café L’Europe on St. Armand’s Circle where Bob was the butcher and Michael was busing tables. Eventually, Bob became the Chef and Michael the General Manager. In 1994, they opened the original Café on the Bay at the Moorings Marina for the owners of Café L’Europe, where Bob remained as Chef for several years.
Michael and Bob reunited once more to open The Lazy Lobster of Longboat on October 15, 2009 during the peak of the economic downturn, in a location not necessarily kind to previous establishments, with many of their extended family and friends accusing them of insanity. Thankfully, the restaurant took off almost immediately and has been successful beyond their wildest dreams.
In 2014 together they opened Kacey’s Seafood & More in Sarasota and their latest venture, a partnership with the Alderson family – the owners of Tyler’s Gourmet Ice Cream – has finally brought locally owned, locally made homemade ice cream and gourmet chocolates to Longboat Key.
“Amazing food! We went to dinner at the lazy lobster on several occasions, the food is so delicious . Everything is home made. I’ve had salmon and shrimp there. It’s a very nice place to go. You can go for an early bird 4-5:15 which is enough food . Service was excellent. No complaints and can’t wait to go back…” – rosemarrieperrotti
“Lazy Lobster I and II are both outstanding. Friends who vacation annually on Longboat Key recommended Lazy Lobster to us a few years ago. My wife and I have enjoyed the Longboat Key locations’s ambiance and amenities on a couple of occasions. But we learned there is another Lazy Lobster location at 7602 Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota. So, on our most recent trip to sunny Florida, we dined at both Lazy Lobster restaurants.Both are excellent…accessible parking, friendly and attentive waitresses, expansive menu, fresh seafood, affordable prices. So what else do you want from a restaurant? Why Lazy Lobster? Because they specialize in Maine lobster, whether 1 1/4 pound of steamed lobster or broiled lobster tail or freshly steamed, out of the shell lobster or lobster risotto or lobster meat with scallops and shrimp or a lobster roll. But lobster is too rich for my blood, like crab. But we are more traditional. Give me a shrimp cocktail and a plate of fried shrimp and I’m in heaven. I also enjoy branzino, salmon, halibut and red snapper. My wife has her favorites, too, mostly grouper, tilapia and mahi-mahi. So you can imagine how delighted we were when we examined Lazy Lobster’s menu. For starters, we had lobster bisque, coconut shrimp and Caesar salad. My wife chose the potato crusted grouper while I opted for the polenta crusted salmon. In Florida, it’s hard to choose anything but seafood. And we usually stick to a more fish/less meat diet that is healthy and light and delicious. For dessert, key lime pie usually gets the nod in the Sunshine State. If you are a lobster aficionado, Lazy Lobster is your destination of choice. Even if you aren’t, you are sure to find something to satisfy your appetite.” – Taylor B.
“My birthday, it was the best, delicious Maine Lobster we ever ate! The 2 hour drive for a great restaurant, looking forward to our next visit! The scallops and bisque were great also! Thank you Ariadna and the manager! Great place!” – Annette S.
Come and enjoy this Lobster Heaven at:
7602 N. Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Sarasota Lazy Lobster Website:
Longboat Key location:
5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Longboat Key, FL 34228