The much sought-after luscious Maine lobster has made a grand entrance onto our Suncoast eating scene. The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort and Michael’s on East are but two fine eateries offering attractive lobster pot specials. However, take a trip south on U.S. 41 to Bit of Boston in Venice for the best lobster roll this side of Bar Harbor, Maine.
Sharing a lobster with Roxanne Joffe.
New on the scene but residing in a traditionally attractive location (most recently Café on the Bay and Maureen’s before then) is The Lazy Lobster on Longboat Key. To be sure, this is a dining-up establishment, in a comfortable atmosphere with casual dining prices—all with fine-dining service. The Lazy Man Lobster at $19.95 is probably the best deal, since all the lobster labor is done for you. It’s served with drawn butter, and you also get to order twice the meat for $33.95. (Guess which option I chose!!)
Lobster hits the Sarasota dining scene at plenty of locations.
For those who are looking for a snuggy lobster night at home, think of going to the “fish guy” (Gary of Maggie’s Seafood) at the Farmer’s Market Downtown on Saturday mornings. ($8.99 lb.)
Even the desserts at Lazy Lobster make "dining up" a special experience.