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Lobster Trap Restaurant

1962 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
647 352 0680
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Ranked #3,680 of 6,589 restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Seafood
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English first
Thornhill, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Birthday dinner for our 23 year old son. My wife used to go here quite often with her family but admitted it had been awhile. Well the first issue I had upon arrival was the tired, worn and frankly not all that clean appearance. My wife said it was just as she remembered it when she lived around the corner... More

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TORONTO
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I really expected more, especially for the price. First problem there is no sign at the door advising that the staff will seat you so my partner and I waited for a good 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. The decor is beyond outdated. Our waitress was negligent and we paid $62 for a steak, lobster tail and baked potato... More

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Toronto
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I first went to this restaurant over 20 years ago when I was in highschool. My dad found out about it and it was a gem! We used to love seeing the lobster tank full to the brim. Although I left Toronto in 1990, any time I was in town, we would make an effort to go there. I moved... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I wrote a review of this restaurant years ago and said it was THE BEST! Well I am sad to say that due to the retirement of the original owner this is no longer the case. There is a long story about the sale of this restaurant to 2 people who then had a falling out and there are now... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Prices have skyrocketed here with a 1.5 lb Lobster now $45! WOW! Decor as everyone else states is poor and 1980's, when we first started coming here, nothing has changed except the floor which is currently 8 yrs old! We arrived early at 5:15 and were the only people here. Owner seated us with menus and left. 5 minutes later... More

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T.o.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Honestly I have never felt ripped off at any restaurant as much as I did when I left this place. The restaurant as I understand it was a great place in the 80's and 90's. Forward to 2014 not so much. The décor has not changed in decades which is fine if the food was good. It wasn't. The steamed... More

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

New management seems to have lost the special atmosphere with poor renovations. Bad service and the food was not very good. Never going back there. Expensive.

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Toronto
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

i haven't been for years but went with a couple friends that bought a groupon. Place was jammed, im sure 90% had a coupon. Service was slow and rushed, lobster was dry. Much better options for lobster just north of the city.

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Like seemingly everyone who walks through their doors these days, we went to The Lobster Trap because of a DealFind voucher. For a restaurant that is reputed to have fantastic lobster, we were looking forward to it and were disappointed in the experience. The food is good, but this is far eclipsed by shoddy management, understaffing and lack of proper... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This past weekend, my boyfriend and I visited the Lobster Trap for the first time, as I had purchased a TeamBuy voucher for $25 towards $50 of food. I called in advance to make a reservation, to which the owner said they were fully booked, but pleaded for us to come anyway and they will take care of us. When... More

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