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Lobster Shop South

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4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
2537592165
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 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, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Nice spot. Good Food. Good Service

Spent an evening here while in Tacoma on business. Wait staff goes the extra mile to insure your experience is a good one. Nice wines, Nice food and an incredible ambiance. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed the evening. From Wine to Desserts it was a memorable experience. A+++++

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Don T
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Dallas, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been going to brunch here for the past two years with my sister and a few friends here and there, and I have never been disappointed. I absolutely love the corned beef hash, smoked salmon, French toast, crab legs, clam chowder, seafood salad, and so much more. The service is always great. They go above and beyond to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

So, I dined at this restaurant in April, and unfortunately, the experience did not leave me wanting to return. This is sad, because I have dined here previously with a group, and I THOROUGHLY enjoyed that experience. The location and atmosphere within the restaurant is TOP NOTCH! Sadly, it was the food that just did not measure up this time... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We have been here before years ago. They have updated the decor beautifully. Came here for our anniversary hoping that The Lobster Shop would live up to its name - literally. We chose it above all others because we were looking forward to amazing seafood - and lobster of course. I had the salmon which was cooked well but lacked... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Spent an evening here while in Tacoma on business. Wait staff goes the extra mile to insure your experience is a good one. Nice wines, Nice food and an incredible ambiance. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed the evening. From Wine to Desserts it was a memorable experience. A+++++

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

It was a very nice cozy restaurant we visited. The seafood were delicious! I loved the apptizer platter! The fish n chips were fantastic! The fried shrimps coating were thin and crisp with tons of flavors! We came to this particlular restaurant 3 times already! Will be back for more delicious food! Did I mention the beautiful view of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

thought we would try this out Saturday afternoon. Beautiful setting. Excellent service. The food was only average. Probably wouldn't go back because of the food.

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

They have one of the best brunches in Tacoma. The usual breakfast things with custom omelets. Fresh seafood and pasterie with fruit what's not to like. Their lunches are a good choice when walking the waterfront or a special occasion.

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Graham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have been here a couple of times. The food is always excellent, the view is beautiful, family friendly, and the service is exceptional. I have always had a great dinning experience here and would recommend it to anyone. Especially for special occasions.

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Seattle
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129 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Lobster Shop is all about the view of Puget Sound ... plus a little about the food. Yes, the seafood here is pretty good, although my swordfish was overcooked, meaning it was real dry. The server was efficient, not too friendly, but very attentive. The prices were a bit high given the portion served, but again the quality was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Bill over 2 bills for two. That's a drink each, wine, starter and dinner. Oysters on half shell, excellent. Presentation great. Ordered seafood Trio. Lobster, salmon, shrimp, mashed potatoes, broccoli. Meal arrived Luke warm. Dipping butter starting to solidify. Salmon overdone. Lobster cold. Sending back to overcook seemed beyond reason. Ate cold dinner. Only warm food was the shrimp buried... More 

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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