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Lobster Shop South

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4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
2537592165
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
consistently good meals

I've eaten at the Lobster Shop over the past several years. The fare is consistently good and service excellent. They have a "sundowner" menu that ends a 6 pm that have a set price salad, entree, and desert choices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jim M
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've eaten at the Lobster Shop over the past several years. The fare is consistently good and service excellent. They have a "sundowner" menu that ends a 6 pm that have a set price salad, entree, and desert choices.

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Thank Jim M
Tacoma, Washington
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159 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lobster Shop is many a Tacoma family's choice for a special occasion meal. The view is gorgeous and the menu is decadent with its Lobster Bisque, Pan Seared Scallops, Maple Glazed Salmon, and enormous Prawn Cocktail - to name just a few things. While there are entrees in the $15 range, a better rule of thumb is about $25 unless... More 

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Thank jay s
Olympia, Washington
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wanted to enjoy my dinner here. It had been recommended by a friend who knows I am picky. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and seated on a window with a view of the lights on the water. So far, so good. Our server had a great personality and tolerated our bad jokes - even better. Then... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always great food. They are very accommodating for a little larger groups. They also have a great happy hour. The view is fabulous and has outdoor seating.

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Thank joywarren
PORT ORCHARD
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fourth visit to The Lobster Shop in the last 8 months or so, and I have to say that every time has worked out just great. Today my wife and I showed up for lunch around noon without a reservation. We were seated immediately and our server showed up shortly thereafter. As I found during previous visit, everybody who... More 

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Thank SCUTSFARKAS
Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here on two occasions. The first was for a weekend brunch, which was actually a breakfast buffet that was pretty good. Selection was wide with various breakfast staples such as eggs, sausage, pancakes etc...but, they also served a wide variety of seafood and had a made to order omelette station as well. Mimosas were also available with... More 

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Thank TravelQueen90211
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anniversary lobsters with good soup (his lobster bisque) & salad (my roasted pear), descent drinks & beautiful environment.

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Thank Meredith R
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way to Seattle we found an appetite and decided to give it a try… Seductive view, adequate service and a FANTASTIC brunch. A variety of fresh and tasty seafood options, plus salads, soups, bisque, meats and a delightful selection of desserts. I feasted on mussels, crab legs and smoked salmon, and entertained my sweet tooth with the chocolate... More 

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Thank Daniela M
Tacoma, Washington
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had close family friends come to town on Christmas day. We were taken to what I found out later was the best seat in the restaurant on the corner with full view of the sound. (there are no bad tables) The meal was spectacular from Appetizers of baked brie and wasters to the prime rib and lobster tail. The... More 

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Thank Dale H
Bonney Lake, Washington, United States
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view, food was good but not great. Had the Fish and Chips and was not wowed. Was good but nothing to write home about. Chowder was very good.

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Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 2537592165

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?