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“Exactly what the name implies” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nantucket Lobster Trap

Nantucket Lobster Trap
23 Washington Street, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-4200
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Ranked #75 of 122 Restaurants in Nantucket
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Menlo Park, California
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Exactly what the name implies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Your basic lobster house. Loud, friendly, full of kids. If you are looking for great lobster, good cocktails, fast service, come here. If you want a quiet dinner with your sweetie, with exquisite, subtly flavored fusion cuisine, go somewhere else.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“The Small Things Count”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

I thought the Lobster Trap was good, but certainly not great. I had the Clambake which met my expectations. However, my wife was unhappy because they gave her a smaller lobster than she ordered -- they claimed it was the right size but it clearly wasn't -- and then were skimpy on the asparagus, of all things. They gave us a "family style" plate of 10 spears for four people and then didn't immediately fix the problem when it was pointed out. I never understand businesses that nickel and dime customers on the small stuff.

The restaurant was expensive, but not by Nantucket standards. Service was friendly and attentive. Parking is tough.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Huntsville, Alabama
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Still the place to go for lobster”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Tables are crowded and the place is noisey, but very good lobster. Price is reasonable under Nantucket standards. Service is good. I recommend it for informal dining.

Visited July 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Reasonable prices for Lobster”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Walking distance from downtown - just East of the horse fountain. Cool, lobster-pound looking atmosphere, good food especially the Lobster, and most importantly, good prices - dining on Nantucket is quite expensive so I found this place to be a big band for the buck.

Visited July 2011
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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“Delicious Lobster!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We had a delicious lobster meal - the lobster was so darn sweet and cooked to perfection. Casual surroundings, bibs provided and very pleasant wait staff. Highly recommend.

Visited May 2012
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