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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: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Dinner with a view

It appeared most of the tables had great views of the Sound. Our meals were delicious and the drinks were marvelous and inventive. They also have a good wine selection. We'd definitely return to the Lobster Shop when back in Tacoma.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Ron C
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It appeared most of the tables had great views of the Sound. Our meals were delicious and the drinks were marvelous and inventive. They also have a good wine selection. We'd definitely return to the Lobster Shop when back in Tacoma.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoy their lobster bisque and fresh fish dishes and love the view overlooking Puget Sound/Commencement Bay. We usually order a variety of different dishes so we can try each others. In the spring/summer we like to sit on the patio. Great service and ambiance.

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The name of this place says is all! First,the restaurant has spectacular views even at night. I started with the lobster stuffed mushrooms, and my hubby the lobster bisque. Both were out of control. The bisque was clearly homemade and creamy. I had the Australian lobster which I learned is my new favorite kind of lobster. It tastes more like... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Great area and great food!!! I was not sure at first, because after moving from WA. I only knew and had eaten at the location in Browns point.. But, this is a

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The lobster dip was amazing as well as the steamed clams. There was a lot of us and we dined on the outdoor deck which was a wonderful atmosphere. The server was very nice & took great care of us. Would recommend for anyone who enjoys food.

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We dined at the Lobster Shop last evening. The setting out by the water is beautiful. You could see Mt Rainier as well as the sunset. The bread and herb dip is a great way to start. We had their lobster dip which was delicious. Both blended the ingredients so well it was hard to tell what was the exact... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Everything was great, especially the seafood items. We especially enjoyed the crab legs, oyster shooters, shrimp, prime rib and clam chowder. The desserts were wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We got our whole group of ten family members together at the Lob for the last dinner of our reunion. The staff gave us a great view table (on short notice, with the help of management) and provided excellent service. The food was fabulous! I had halibut topped with lobster -- yum! The lobster bisque with added sherry is excellent... More 

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very good food and fair service. The deck views are great and the beer was cold. Food was good. Get there early and there is a less expensive menu. Plenty of parking, but if I didn't have my GPS it would have been difficult to find as I was a visitor to the area.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Went for happy hour and as always great service and yummy drinks and food! We have been here a few times and they never disappoint.

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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?