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Lobster Shop South

4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
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Ranked #7 of 660 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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
Puyallup, Washington
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Special brunch with family. First, if it was under $20 this would be five stars. But for 28 the deserts are sparse, the omelette not as nice as staying at an embassy suites and the range if dishes small. They do have outstanding smoked salmon and fantastic coffee!

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Tacoma, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We took my parents here for their anniversary. Both my mom and I had lobster and it was perfectly cooked. My steak was tasty and cooked perfect. We will be back for sure.

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near Portland, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Attractive restaurant located over the water with great views of Commencement Bay, the Olympics and Mt. Rainier. The Twilight Menu is a good value. Tasty pesto-type olive oil served with the sourdough bread, excellent salad with sugared pecans and blue cheese crumbles, and just-the-right spice prawns served with potatoes and arugula. It was so much food we could only eat... More

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Peoria, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Excellent seafood meals which I have enjoyed over the years. Food quality is always fresh, and consistent. The Lobster hop always a wide selection of fresh shell fish and fish. Soups and salads are also tasty and filling. Staff members are friendly, courteous, and professional. If the weather is favorable eat on the outside deck wonderful views of Puget Sound... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
Top Contributor
466 reviews 466 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The day was sunny and clear and the view was simply outstanding. Their crabmeat sandwich was outstanding as was their clam chowder soup.

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Pac NW
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I'm torn on the rating. The bar and bartenders are fantastic. The atmosphere is lovely. The food, however, is way overpriced for the quality. The steak I had was almost inedible. I probably wouldn't go back unless my friends choose it.

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Way out on the far side of Tacoma the Lobster Shop (not a shop at all), is a well appointed and very good restaurant. The food was presented beautifully, it was delicious, the setting was knock-out, the on-tap beer was good. No complaints, just delight.

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If your a lobster head, come on down. I had to have a doggie bag to bring home my un-eaten leftover lobster. But hey, I got to I before the dog. A wonderful restaurant with fantastic foods. Order what you like it's all good! Highly recommended! ~David

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Phoenix, Arizona
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visited this gem with our Washington friends. Couples night out! The food was excellent and our wine matched up well with our selections. The location is great being right next to the water. Our service was average but this did not affect our overall experience as it was about our time with friends. The food was excellent although pricey even... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Lobster Shop has one heck of a beautiful restaurant. Unfortunately, they act like they know that and it'll serve them well. The view, the property, wow. Awesome. Everything else, mediocre at best. Seriously, I am lucky to spend a lot of my year touring some great restaurants, and this is not one of them. Despite the multimillion dollar investment in... More

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