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Lobscouser Restaurant

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337 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
757-397-2728
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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My wife and I ate here while she was in Portsmouth at a business conference. We had shrimp and steak. It was properly prepared and tasty. The service was excellent. This is a nice quiet restaurant where you can hear the person talking to you. Nice and clean. Go for a walk down on the river when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
Stickman9
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Chestertown, Maryland
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Houston, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh seafoood. Local favorite. Quiet dining with good service. Scallops, shrimp, crab were all wonderfully prepared. Enjoyed thoroughly.

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Thank James W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

High quality seafood at very reasonable prices. Consistently good service and always delicious. Lots of daily specials, great wine deals, save room for dessert. We are regulars and are never disappointed.

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Thank Katherine D
Chestertown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

My wife and I ate here while she was in Portsmouth at a business conference. We had shrimp and steak. It was properly prepared and tasty. The service was excellent. This is a nice quiet restaurant where you can hear the person talking to you. Nice and clean. Go for a walk down on the river when you're done.

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1 Thank Stickman9
Billings, Montana
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This restaurant serves great food at reasonable prices, especially their lunch! We had fish that was excellent, with sides, and of course, hush puppies that were very good. Servers were friendly. They have a fun atmosphere - decorated for halloween right now. It was always busy when we were there. We ate there for dinner, and went back for lunch... More 

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Thank augustgoil2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday night. We were seated & FORGOTTEN. After 25 minutes of not even a glass of water and seeing that water was brought to a couple that were hugged by restaurant worker & served water, we left! Perhaps this is a restaurant that has need of help or only prefers locals? Cannot recommend.

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Thank Windishore
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

I rave about this place ever since i moved to virginia... Its cheap the food is good and the service is great. The owner appears to be an older woman who at times appears can be a little bi polar.... But the staff is always smiling and happy to see u... I will continue eating here....

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Thank jose l
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a great Olde Towne Portsmouth restaurant. The staff is always friendly and the service is good. Lobscouser provides an appealing menu and routinely has specials. My mother and I recently dined here for lunch on my birthday. The meals that we ordered were delicious and filling. We always have an enjoyable experience when we dine at this restaurant.... More 

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Thank Timeshare V
Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have taken several clients here for lunch meetings and they never fail to serve an outstanding meal at a great price.

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Thank Coralie D
Portsmouth, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I can't find an entree that I like here. The sides are amazing though. The tomato salad, hushpuppies, and greens are great. The service is fantastic. I want to like it, but the entrees are mediocre. The early bird specials are really inexpensive.

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Thank DDRUSN
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

During a recent weekend visit to Portsmouth , we walked by Lobscouser after just finishing lunch at another local restaurant. We decided to stop and look at the menu because we were planning on going out to dinner that night. The menu had some good choices at very reasonable prices. We cam back later that evening and we were pleasantly... 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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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