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Lobster Shop South

4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
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Ranked #6 of 673 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

No really. This is one of the best brunches I have ever had. From seafood to anything you can imagine... They have it. On days like Mother's Day, etc, have a reservation. If it is not a holiday you should not need a reservation. Their dinner is also delicious, try the lemon meringue pie martini it is to die for.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Decided to give The Lobster Shop another try. Have been going there since its existence and food and service has gone down hill in the past years. Big mistake, food terrible, service just as bad. sure miss the lobster shop at dash point. won't be going back anytime soon...

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Tacoma, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This restaurant has been around for quite a while. It remains a go to place for a very good lunch or dinner with excellent atmosphere and view. It is very inviting if you want a place that is quiet and you can actually talk with those at the same table and no need to shout to be heard. The service... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The menu has a nice variety of choices. Everyone in our party of 6 enjoyed their meals. The service was professional. Lots of tables along the window with great views. Outdoor patio is large as well. Worth a visit.

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Grapeview, Washington
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205 reviews 205 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We enjoyed lunch sitting at a window overlooking the water on a sunny day in winter. The food was very good...my crab cakes were full of crab and my wife loved her lobster bisque. The wine was a nice sized glass for the price. Our waiter was friendly and helpful with suggestions of entrees. The only reason not to give... More 

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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

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
11 reviews 11 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
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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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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