Remembering Florida’s New England Oyster House Chain

May 27, 2011


Once a popular Florida chain. The New England Oyster House apparently still isn’t around, but in the 1960s and 1970s, they had locations all over South Florida.

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19 Responses to “Remembering Florida’s New England Oyster House Chain”

  1. Pate on May 28th, 2011 7:46 am

    My mom’s favorite place growing up. They had her New England lobster and S. African lobster tails.

  2. Michael Gagne on June 3rd, 2011 3:15 pm

    We are here now, both of us ate here as children with our parents, we met in 1986 we both loved the new england oyster house, its called little havana now. How times have changed

  3. Kim Youngen on November 15th, 2011 3:00 pm

    I actually worked at the New England Oyster House in Sarasota during the early 1970’s during the summer. I was a great atmosphere. Loved it.

  4. Stan Cook on March 16th, 2012 8:29 pm

    Used to love eating there

  5. Louis Nardelli on June 19th, 2012 4:01 am

    My 1st job as an assistant manager in North Miami Beach. Met the love of my life, Roseanna, walking in the rain with the one I love….we were so young…lol

  6. Nancy on August 31st, 2012 7:07 pm

    It was great food, and a great atmosphere in West Palm Beach. But most especially ~~ The Grogs~~ don’t remember what they were made of, but as newly weds in the 70’s, we enjoyed many evenings at The New England Oyster House.

  7. CHARLES BRYANT on November 14th, 2012 5:45 pm


  8. mary richards on June 8th, 2013 12:19 pm

    I worked the neoh for two years in fort lauderdale. I can still remember their lobster newberg, my favorite. that was when employees ate meals free.

  9. Gale Bostick on July 16th, 2013 2:56 pm

    Met the love of my life at the New England Oyster in Coral Gables. Great times!

  10. Robby Long on December 24th, 2013 4:52 pm

    The best Coleslaw, hands down!!

  11. Michael Nussbaum on January 5th, 2014 2:11 pm

    Did anyone remember my mom Renate and her friend Sue who worked at coral gable and south Miami NE oyster house ?

  12. Buslady on March 15th, 2014 3:45 pm

    First time I had lobster was prob at the dania one when I was I little. I love lobster since ….

  13. Susan Williams on April 22nd, 2014 1:42 pm

    Worked at the homestead location in 1980 as a waitress. Fun times! PiƱa coladas in pineapples! Then moved to coral gables location as head hostess. Met great peeps! Only bad memory was being robbed at the cash register with a gun 2 feet from my chest at the cash register. I’ll never forget that guy backing down the entry and holding my breath until he got out the door!

  14. Sandy Beaches on July 25th, 2014 1:19 pm

    I worked at the Deerfield Beach location from 1969-1970. I was a cook and had a hot romance with a line girl. I’d sure like to know what she’s up to now….Debbie

  15. ASW on August 21st, 2014 8:36 pm

    What year was the Hollywood Florida location in operation

  16. Laura Hickey on October 13th, 2014 9:52 am

    I remember Renate, I worked at the one in Perrine and South Miami, With Elsa, Pat Robbins.

  17. steve on November 10th, 2014 11:46 am

    I worked at the New England Oyster House in lantana/malanapan area, was my first restaurant job, started as dish washer and worked into the raw bar, that was my favorite spot.. eventually work my way to the line when we found out tye restaurant was closing. Great memories. .

  18. William Palmer on December 11th, 2014 3:54 pm

    I worked at neoh for ten years as a manager at many locations in south florida . Mr Loffler was the owner and always said he went from flying to frying as he had been a pilot in ww2. the chain grew from the original one to a total of 21. its to bad the chain has gone . the Chesapeake on 36 street was the largest one .

  19. James Ostmann on January 27th, 2015 6:42 pm

    My family in Silver Spring MD knew the owner, Lenny Loffler (sp?), his wife was the daughter of my parents’ friends, the Mills. It was boom time and Lenny had a Cessna 310 that he would fly up to Maryland in. Long gone now, as this was in the 1950’s.

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