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337 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
757-397-2728
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  • 35
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Seafood

I am a seafood lover. And since the Lobscouser had the most extensive seafood on the menu, I gave it a try. The seafood is wonderful. Melts in your mouth. I had the seafood platter broiled. Shrimp, scallops and fish were baked to perfection. The salad was good. The wine is reasonable I only wish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Mount Clemens, Michigan
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Mount Clemens, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I am a seafood lover. And since the Lobscouser had the most extensive seafood on the menu, I gave it a try. The seafood is wonderful. Melts in your mouth. I had the seafood platter broiled. Shrimp, scallops and fish were baked to perfection. The salad was good. The wine is reasonable I only wish they had a better house... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Made reservations for a group of 16. Staff was very accomodating to us coming late after event at Willette Hall and have only 12 people. Great seafood, quaint atmosphere. I will be back!

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Small, quaint, with a subtle atmosphere. You'll surely enjoy your visit. The food is high quality and consistent. Whether dropping in for lunch, business dinner, family gathering or a special date you'll not be disappointed. The owners have been a anchor for the downtown area too many years to count.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went for lunch with a plan to try some of this restaurant's heralded seafood. Perhaps this is a good choice for dinner, but I should have settled for a sandwich. The fried sea scallop entree consisted of five quarter sized scallops and bland saffron rice. The place itself was dark and musty and the wooden seats were hard and less... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Can't even give them one star based on the service received; but the system wouldn't let me save. A friend and I went for dinner and decided to have the Early Bird Specials since it was our first time visiting. I had the perfectly round fried scallops; she the crab cakes. When I entered the restaurant both servers were sitting... More 

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Smithfield
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal of soup, main meal with 2 sides and dessert. All was delicious. The best it was so inexpensive for what we had. The eggnog cheesecake with caramel sauce was great.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We just happened to come across this little jewel. The restaurant was small but the flavor was huge. They were serving She Crab soup, which was some of the best I have ever had. All of our seafood was cooked perfectly...melt in your mouth delicious!

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Hampton Roads
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a nice gem in Portsmouth. Small, but cozy, intimate and the food is really good! Visited for lunch with coworkers, but this is a great place for a quiet dinner with spouse.

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Fieldale, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

You will not be disappointed. The crab cakes were succulent, the flounder was tender and perfectly balanced. These people cook with care and pride.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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123 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What a find!. I still can't believe the prices, the portion sizes, and how delicious the food was. We were lokking for a quick and easy lunch, and we found it here. I had the ground sirloin, and my wife hat an entree salad with Shrimp, and the bill was under $17. This was probably the most inexpensive, great tasting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 337 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 757-397-2728

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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