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Lobster Shop South

4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
2537592165
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Ranked #5 of 668 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
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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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Great view, good service, excellent crab cakes. But we had issues with Lobster linguini which had an overpowering flavour of smokey bacon and cream in the sauce. Disappointing!

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Eugene
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The lobster bisque ($8)was not as I expected. Had more of a tomato base then the creamy texture I've had in the past. Very complex with lots of herbs. The shrimp and crab spread ($14)was superb. Small BLT salad just right amount of dressing ($8) lobster Carbonero ($30) delicious but had too many peppercorns for my liking.

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Seattle, Washington
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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Lobster Shop first opened years and years ago over at Dash Point. This is their second location and easier to get to, right on the waterfront. We eat here for special occasions and it's always excellent if a bit pricey. The king salmon was wonderful, as was the lobster carbonara on the special menu. It has great views overlooking... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been going to both the original and south shop since they opened. I have always had a great meal and wonderful service. It continues to be my favorite.

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Tacoma, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I discovered this great place about a year ago, I wanted Oysters on the half shell, should be easy to find in this region? Not so easy anymore, many places no longer offer them, shortage of qualified schuckers I have been told. I received a warm welcome and a positive confirmation that I had come to the right place to... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My daughter took me to their Sunday brunch for a belated Father's Day present. The day was crystal clear and view of the coastal range and Mr. Rainier was perfect. The food selection was excellent and wait staff very helpful and friendly. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Tacoma and Seattle area.

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Lakewood, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is our "Go To" restaurant for special occasions, out-of-town visitors, early-bird dinners, Sunday brunch. Great seafood and atmosphere, service is usually great too. The "twilight dinners" (early bird) are a fabulous bargain... The Sunday brunch is the best in the area!

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Yelm, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was my wife's birthday and this restaurant is always high on our list to eat at. Food was amazing. Our server was terrific. We had an absolutely wonderful experience. Order what you like it's all good! Highly recommended! Thank you so very much.

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Manchester, Washington, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We popped into the Lobster Shop without a reservation on a Tuesday evening about 5:45 pm and were shown a window booth in the corner (windows on 2 sides).... We were greeted warmly by our server, offered the twilight menu (soup or salad, entree and dessert) at a wonderful price point, and repeatedly checked on (but not too often) to... More 

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Just had yet another great meal in this restaurant. The Salmon was terrific and my wife really enjoyed the Lobster linguine. The staff was very attentive and highly knowledgeable about their product. Good wine list with some notable reds from the Pacific Northwest. Sit by the windows if possible to get a great view. However this time of year it... More 

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Additional Information about Lobster Shop South

Address: 4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 2537592165
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood

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