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“A lovely location and decent kitchen in right hands” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lobster Shop South on Soundview - CLOSED

Lobster Shop South on Soundview
6912 Soundview Dr. NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
253-927-1513
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Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Grand Island, Nebraska
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261 restaurant reviews
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“A lovely location and decent kitchen in right hands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We have eaten at the Lobster shop over many, many years. Favorites have been the bisque and crab dip. In the right hands, the food has been about the best in the South Sound (Copperleaf at Seatac is now our favorite). But with chef turnover, things can change. The view over the water is very nice and at Christmas time, they decorate a tree on the dock. I can't imagine a more festive yet peaceful spot for a meal in the area.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Gig Harbor, WA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is a small restaurant on the water in Dash Point. It has been here for years, and though it takes a bit of hunting to find it, you will not be disappointed. Excellent seafood. In fact, it reminds me we need to go back. Better than the Lobster Shop South, though they are owned by the same people.

Visited December 2011
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Tacoma, Washington
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Small, intement,great setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Has been here for years and you always need a reservation well in advance. What more can I say.

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Seattle, Washington
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Maybe the New Menu is the Solution”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The Lobster Shop used to be a favorite local restaurant. The lobster bisque couldn't be beat and the Twilight Menu was a good value.

About two years ago the service declined and the food was inconsistent. How many ways can you screw up crab cakes?

A new executive chef was just hired and I have my hopes up.

Visited February 2012
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Ellicott City
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“NIce place and nice service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

The restaurant is has a very warm atmosphere with the rock bar and rock walls. The service is fine and the food is fine.
Bar selection is large but expensive on many selections. But, if you are willing to pay it they are willing to sell it.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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