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Lobscouser Restaurant

337 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
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Ranked #17 of 164 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $0 - $20
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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72% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you love crab cakes, this is definitely the place for you. The prices are reasonable and the place is folksy--like walking back to an earlier era!

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Sumter, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We traveled to Portsmouth for a family vacation and were looking forward to a delicious fresh seafood meal. The menu choices were dull and unimpressive. There wasn't much creativity in the dishes/recipes. The food was bland without any spices/seasoning and the portions were surprisingly small. It was a very disappointing meal.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended by the hotel I stayed at and the previous trip advisor reviews were quite positive. However, my visit was quite different. The staff was not friendly at all and the service was very slow. The food was bland (salmon dinner) and I received the wrong dessert that was ordered for takeout. The meals are large,... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went on a Monday night when they opened at 5pm. Easy curbside free parking. Our waiter, Skip, was phenomenal! Very knowledgeable about the menu & the specials. Very professional, efficient & friendly! Hubby had the lobster Gabriel & I had the fried shrimp, both were excellent! Seafood was cooked to perfection, fresh sautéed spinach & the BEST hush puppies... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

First of all it was our first visit but definitely will not be the last, we were greeted at the door and they were hoping busy. I didn't expect a whole lot but boy was I surprised, the food was great, the service was impeccable and you can't beat the prices. I had broiled scallops, our friends had fried shrimp,... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Located in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the decor and size are quaint! Indicative of the area. The food and service are out of this world! They have undoubtedly the best flounder, fried oysters but our now favorite dish is the CRAB MEAT PORTSMOUTH!!!! The crab puffs for appetizers are the best! Again service is the best also! Becoming our favorite local... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Lobscouser is not a big place, and it fills up fast. (Also, if you are on the frugal side, the early bird special is $8.99 for an entree and two sides, and they brought us a bowl of hush puppies. Back when I lived in the area, I went to Lobscouser occasionally, but I hadn't been back in years. I... More

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Smithfield, VA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

After spending the week in Baltimore MD working a trade show and eating overpriced Baltimore seafood, I suggested to the wine queen that we head to Lobscouser. Boy, am I glad we did! In Baltimore, I was paying $36 for a decent bottle of wine. We got decent wine at Lobscouser for $12 per bottle. Not fancy stuff, but quite... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here several times and have NEVER been disappointed with the quality, quanity and value for our meals. Consistantly, good!

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portsmouth, va 23703
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have been here several times and never had a bad meal. The prices are reasonable, service is good, staff is friendly. What's not to like???? It is always busy at dinner so it is best to make a reservation. It is a little small but we will continue to go here as it is one of our favorite places... More

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