Being in a state surrounded by the water means that fresh seafood is a definite must, but with so many restaurant choices it can be difficult determining which place in Tampa will give you the best bang for your buck. We took the time to find the perfect place for your seafood craving; one specializing in everybody's favorite juicy treat from the ocean...Fresh Maine Lobster! Read more to see why For Fresh Maine Lobster in Tampa We Love Lobster Haven.
Ever imagined having soup with lobster, or a lobster filled wrap, or devouring a lobster itself bigger than your head? These are just a few of the many choices found at Lobster Haven in Tampa, which we think should be called 'Lobster Heaven' because of the many tasty ways they serve fresh Maine Lobsters at a very fair price! Ira Beaver. owner of Lobster Haven has been in the restaurant industry for 12 years, first working with sushi, Ira knows a thing or two about seafood! You can trust your tummy won't leave disappointed when dining at Lobster Haven. Around for 8 years, and with no plans to expand from their location at 12807 W Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa, find Lobster Haven after Countryway and before Racetrack Road.
When asked what makes this place unique from others, Ira mentioned Lobster Haven is primarily known for "New England seafood with a New Orleans twist", expressing how guests love knowing they are getting the freshest New England seafood and Maine lobsters right here at home in Tampa. The owner buys directly from the source, Ira serves only the freshest seafood! For Ira it's about serving his customer, in every way possible.
A local reviewer recently wrote: "Stopped into Lobster Haven after searching for a good lobster supplier online. I wanted to do a steamer pot for my mom's birthday and had no idea where to start. When we walked in Ira was super helpful off the bat. I was pretty clear that I had ZERO history with cooking live lobster or putting together a steamer pot. I honestly thought I would just be buying lobster and clams and have to get everything else at the supermarket. In 10 minutes (may not have even been that long) we walked out with lobster, clams, andouille, parboiled potatoes and corn, a complete set of directions with a drawing and Ira's phone number in case of emergency LOL. Amazing service and I'm still bummed that I didn't get more lobster because the price was ridiculously good. I'm gonna need a bigger pot :) Great success btw. Cooking live lobster was as easy as Ira said it would be! Thank you!! ~ Michele Palmer"
No worries, besides New England delicacies like 'Chowda', Crab Cakes, Lobster Rolls, and Buckets, you will also find Southern faves like Seared Scallops, the French Quarter Seafood Bake, Peel & Eat Shrimp and Ira's famous Bourbon Street Bread Pudding too! There is something for everybody at Lobster Haven on of the best seafood restaurants in Tampa!
Ira's mission with the restaurant is to always create a memorable experience for his guests. Every menu item has that Ira touch you are going to love! The appetizers alone will make your taste buds spin from joy. Our personal favorite is The Big Easy which includes crab meat topped with guacamole, Pico, and lettuce, and served with tortilla chips...yummy! If you like starting with soup, then you will love the three different chowders to choose from, clam, seafood, and lobster. Appetizer choices include Black Mussels, Shrimp Cocktail, and more! Eating light? Keep it small by ordering Ira's Fish Tacos, Crab Cake Sandwich, or a Lobster Roll, or you can go with one of the entrees such as the Maui Glazed Salmon, or the Snow Crab Dinner.
The restaurant also offers three buckets to choose from which each contain one Maine Lobster, six middle neck clams, 8 large shrimp, and sauteed black mussels. The Gold Bucket also includes a snow crab cluster, and the Silver bucket includes Crawfish. The Gold Bucket is pictured below:
Lobster Haven is perfect for people of all ages! Follow them on Facebook to receive news of their specials and stop by soon to see why for fresh Maine Lobster in Tampa we love Lobster Haven! Ira would love to meet you!