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Our Story

The Original Lazy Lobster, under its current ownership, was started by our 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 bussing 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 our extended family and friends accusing us of insanity. Thankfully, the restaurant took off almost immediately and has been successful beyond our wildest dreams.


In 2014 together we opened Kacey’s Seafood & More in Sarasota and our 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.


We truly hope you enjoy your evening with us!                                 Michael & Catherine Garey

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the neighborhood choice for our guests and their families; proudly providing a casual atmosphere that consistently exceeds expectations. Great food, high energy and honest friendly people are the keys to our success.  Whether you’re seeking a casual night out or celebrating a special occasion,  you’re experience will ALWAYS BE GREAT!

To learn more about our other locations click the links below

7602 N Lockwood Ridge Rd.

Sarasota FL 34243

941 351 5515

4904 Fruitville Rd

Sarasota FL 34232

941 378 3644

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