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Lobster Shop South

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4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
2537592165
Today
11:30 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 100
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 30
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  • 10
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  • 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
A Pleasant Lunch or Dinner Place Along Tacoma's Waterfront

I like the sundown menu where two courses and three courses are offered for set prices, significantly lower than prices on the regular menu. As the name implies, this restaurant specializes in sea food. One of my favorites is grilled salmon which the chef cooks really well; it is never, never dry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Templeton, California
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Five of us sat under a broad umbrella on the deck overlooking the Sound for a relaxing happy hour. Calamari, clams, fries, salad, and chicken tacos were all sampled. Plate prices were mostly $5 or $7. Nice spot, nothing exceptional, everything just fine.

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Freeport, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful day for lunch outside on the deck! Gorgeous view.... The food was delicious. I had the Lobster Carbonara ! Out of this world. I'm dreaming of ot since returning to the Midwest! Would have loved to return for an evening experience. I will definately return on my next trip back. ;)

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Peoria, Arizona
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful happy hour menu. Small signature salad, really great calamari with great sauce, and good wine and beer selection. Burgers were great too! We plan to return!

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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I like the sundown menu where two courses and three courses are offered for set prices, significantly lower than prices on the regular menu. As the name implies, this restaurant specializes in sea food. One of my favorites is grilled salmon which the chef cooks really well; it is never, never dry. Another order I like is the calamari; it... More 

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Enumclaw, Washington, United States
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

They have a pretty good happy hour menu. Good atmosphere. More of an upscale dinner spot. They have outdoor seating over looking the sound which is nice on a warm night.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We really enjoy the food here. They have a 3-course twilight menu from 4:30 to 6:00pm which is very reasonably priced (was $21). We tried the Chicken dish which was scrumptious and the Aioli Prawns which was very tasty - right amount of spiciness. The New England clam chowder is also quite nice as well as the Lobster Shop signature... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We found this place on Trip Advisor and went based on the reviews. Everyone's meals were outstanding and we enjoyed the outside patio overlooking the bay.

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Oldtown, Idaho, United States
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

No they don't serve hot dogs and thank goodness because what they do serve will knock your socks off. We sat outside on the deck over looking the water for dinner. We started with the lobster bisque (best ever!) then enjoyed steak & lobster cooked to perfection. Incredible food, views and service.

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Osprey, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Dinner out with colleagues. Plenty of parking at front- easy access from road. Service at first was wonderful and my lemon meringue drink was fabulous- a recommendation of our server. I would definitely get it again. Fresh delicious bread on table- plenty for our group of 6. Restaurant was not full but for some reason they sat 2 large groups... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Oh My, the food was fantastic. The staff was Great. And they have Great Ginger Tea. Loved everything

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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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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, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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