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Lobster Shop South

4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
2537592165
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Ranked #11 of 646 restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Federal Way, Washington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Located on the water, The Lobster Shop has fantastic views of the Sound. We have eaten there several time. The restaurant is well appointed & the service is efficient. The twilight menu is a bargain @ 3 courses for $20.00. There have been occasional problems with the fish being overcooked, but generally the food is well prepared. There is an... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Seafood salad was pre tossed with a cloyingly sweet orange vinaigrette. I had to order a side of vinegar to correct the balance. The maple glazed salmon was tasteless, dry, and overcooked. Common fish and chips for $24. Service was wonderful. The view is spectacular. We visit A few times each year in hopes that the food will improve. Such... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Lobster Shop is the best restaurant in Tacoma. We enjoy their Twilight menu between 4:30-6PM, which offers several entrees with an appetizer, a salad or soup and dessert for under $20. The view of Puget Sound is wonderful, especially on a sunny breezy Wednesday evening in summer when local sailboats race from Brown's Point toward the restaurant - so... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I recently moved to Tacoma and I have been disappointed with the selection of nice restaurants in the area. My first experience with the Lobster Shop was at lunch and I was truly impressed with the romantic ambiance, professional service and fresh selection of seafood. Since then I have returned several times for happy hour as well as a lovely... More

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Seattle
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love the service, the view is spectacular, the food is great - but there is not enough lobster on it for a restaurant called "Lobster Shop" - what, no lobster roll?? The lobster bisque is really yummy. C'mon Lobster Shop, please put a New England style lobster roll on the menu so I can give you 5 stars!

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Tacoma WA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Lobster Shop South has long been our favorite restaurant in Tacoma. Every visit has revealed a menu filled with items, beautifully prepared including that little extra that elevates the dish above the level of a simple dinner out. In summer, the deck is a wonderful place to watch the sunset and share a cocktail before your dinner reservation. It... More

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Tacoma, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Lobster Shop has a great menu--their crab cakes are excellent as is their salmon dishes. The sauce/oil with the bread is out of this world! Wonderful service, amazing view at all times of the year--one of my favorites in the whole Puget Sound area.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The Lobster Shop is in such a wonderful location that all you can do is relax and enjoy a good meal. We started with an oyster shot (so fresh and tasty, also only $3.00), then we had some wonderful chowder and lobster bisque along with fresh fish and scallops for dinner. What delightful evening.

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Coldwater, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I stumbled upon this place while traveling for work. The views were amazing and lobster bisque was even more amazing. If I ever find myself in Tacoma again, this will definitely be on my list of places to eat!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

We chose Lobster Shop by the blindfold dart method, made our reservation, and arrived at an overcrowded parking lot, which lowered our expectations way down. our table was waiting. the service was efficient but not hurried. our meals were fresh and quite tasty. it was very Anthony's of Seattle like. Same owners perhaps? We would go back even these large... More

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