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The Lobster Trap

35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314 (Downtown Asheville)
828-350-0505
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Ranked #52 of 626 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Description: Famous for flying fresh seafood in from the coast, using fresh produce from local farmers, and featuring fresh music from local musicians, The Lobster Trap introduced fresh beer in 2009 with the launch of Oyster House Brewing Company. Be sure to sample the Moonstone Stout.
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We had not tried this restaurant, why I don't know. We had a great meal. We had the lobster roll and the lobster mac and cheese. I would go back for the mac and cheese alone. They have all kinds of seafood, clams, mussells, oysters and lobster. You really can't go wrong here unless you don't like seafood. It is... More

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

I am so glad you gave us a try! Thanks for your business and your nice review. We hope to see you again! More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere and staff were absolutely wonderful! The food was fabulous and as good if not better than any upscale beachside seafood restaurant. Date and I had king crab legs which are served with corn and potatoes all of which was delicious and cooked perfectly.

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful compliment! We appreciate your business and kind words. More

PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Want great seafood that makes you think you're near the ocean? Want an amazing server who knows the menu, is incredibly customer-centric, and who is just great all around? Settle for nothing less than the Lobster Trap and Jess. She is awesome!!!!!

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

You are awesome! Thanks for the great review and mentioning your server's name. More

TN
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband, our son and his girlfriend and I had a fabulous meal here. We asked the folks at the front desk of our hotel for a recommendation for a restaurant that had good seafood, they did not hesitate - just sent us to the Lobster Trap. We had shrimp and grits, trout, crab cakes, and a lobster roll. Let... More

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

I am so glad you came to visit us and we really appreciate your great review. Happy you enjoyed your lobster roll! Hope you had a great trip to Asheville. More

NC
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As my boyfriend puts it - we ordered pretty basic food which would be hard to mess up. Even so, the food was good. Getting right to it: I ordered the Alaskan King Crab with corn on the cob and 2 boiled potatoes for $32 My boyfriend ordered the Maine Lobster also with corn on the cob and boiled potatoes... More

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thanks for your detailed review! We really appreciate knowing what you ordered and especially appreciate that you mentioned your server's name. We love to recognize our staff. Thank you for splurging with us! More

Coopersburg
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

The lobster trap has parking across the street, and was a mile from our bed and breakfast. We were seated immediately, it was about 8:00 pm, it was still full of diners. The staff was very friendly, and we were seated in a booth, which was a little noisy, since the kitchen is right across. Asked to be seated up... More

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thanks for your mobile review! I am so glad you enjoyed your shrimp and grits. We really appreciate your business and kind words. Glad you were okay being in the back where all the action is. Hope to see you again! More

Germantown, TN
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We went there last night and wanted a great lobster. I didn't want to dig it out of the shell, so I ordered Lobster Newberg. So a whole lobster with a nice sauce on a puff pastry, wow! My husband the lobster roll and it was also amazing. And we both had the watermelon gazpacho, both refreshing and delicious. I... More

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your mobile review. You ordered both of my favorite meals! I am so glad you enjoyed them! We can't thank you enough for your kind words. Hope you enjoyed your trip to Asheville. More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We loved the lobster trap. One of the best seafood meals we have had, so fresh! The trout cheese dip was awesome. We split to double stack of crab legs to a order of crab legs and whole lobster. It was awesome and plentiful. Side items were potatoes and corn on cob. Dessert menu was little limited and not very... More

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your business and kind words! We also appreciate you mentioning what you ordered. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! More

Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My spouse and I shared a steamed lobster. Combined with a salad and their lobster bisque it was a fine meal. Our server Corinne was very attentive and friendly, so if wanting fresh seafood in a pleasant atmosphere, this is a must-try. I believe they have nightly live bands or individuals performing. The parking lot was nicely located right across... More

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thanks for your business and great review! We appreciate you mentioning what you ordered and your server's name. It is important to us to provide feedback to our staff. Hope you had a great trip to Asheville. More

Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The best lobster around.....First time to go there and we were very pleased ....I ate and ate and ate......A must place to go if you haven't been.....

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thanks for trying us out and for writing such a great review! We love seeing positive feedback from our local Asheville folks! Look forward to seeing you again. More

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