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Lobster Trap Restaurant

North York
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1962 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
647 352 0680
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
The Food is still okay, the Service is okay, but the Place needs a facelift

The delightfully friendly and mature hostess was also doing double duty on table service. The kitchen forgot about a mussels appetizer (one of three), then after a reminder brought it together with the main courses. It's a first world problem, no doubt, but the mussels were also on the small side... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Toronto, Canada
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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822 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

They make a decent lobster for anyone who will not cook live lobster for themselves. I do so I feel my lobster is better. I generally don't like to order food I cook better than the restaurant so this wasn't a huge hit for me. Having said that most people will like this place. Good but I'm picky when it... More 

Thank wasntme58
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Once a legacy, this place has never received an update in decades. The food is way over priced and not even average at best. Spend you money and time elsewhere, anywhere.

1 Thank stickmomchauffeur
Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The delightfully friendly and mature hostess was also doing double duty on table service. The kitchen forgot about a mussels appetizer (one of three), then after a reminder brought it together with the main courses. It's a first world problem, no doubt, but the mussels were also on the small side. Again, a somewhat minor issue. The oysters/half-shell appetizer I... More 

1 Thank Agitater
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have been coming to this restaurant since I was a child and as I'm about to retire, that means a long time. The surroundings are tired and the carpets gross. But never mind I said the food is always good. Well it's not. The lobster bisque was $11.00 so I expect a lot from a soup at that price.... More 

2 Thank Pegasus12345
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have visited Halifax before for just the lobster and I must say I still like the lobster they serve here at Lobster Trap! The seasoning is amazing and very tasty! I love their Lobster bisque!

Thank nicadelapaz
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Management goes above and beyond to make your meal a very memorable one. My brother has been telling me about the food for years, he treated me to dinner. I was really impressed with the food quality. I know the décor is outdated, but I went for the food. I will go back in a heartbeat.

Thank happyhillToronto
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354 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Old furnishings. Dead air conditioning. Not enough waitstaff. Slow service. One bottle of each wine so they could not bring a second. But worse: the lobster was overcooked and chewy. This used to be our favorite. Best to let old memories fade. Let this place die on its own.

1 Thank Lawrence2300
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

First of all, I need to tell you I'm a Maritimer although living in Toronto. And of course Lobster is a delicious offering to me. So driving past The Lobster Trap restaurant on a frequent basis I said, each time, to my soulmate "we should go there". Finally, early one evening, parked the car in the lot just behind, we... More 

1 Thank ogamo
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We useally go for special occasions, and the food is always good and fresh, the service is always great, my enlaws have been going here for the longest of times, It is too bad for the bad reviews they are not as bad as some people say, from my 7 years of going here they are reasonable in most ways... More 

Thank mike i
Whitby Ontario
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

my husband and I were big fans of the old lobster trap. We moved away but I always wanted to go back to eat there and so we did on Feb,15 2015. We arrived at 5pm it was so cold you could not take your coat off. The new owner was sitting up little block heaters. The owner took our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1962 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighborhood: North York
  • Phone Number: 647 352 0680

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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