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Lobster Trap Restaurant

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1962 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5M 4A1, Canada
647 352 0680
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have quite a funny story about our experience here. In the past five years, I would have rated it 5 stars. It is a family favourite and it has now become customary to go here for my birthday dinner. In the past, we always had excellent food and excellent service. I went on Aug 9th for my birthday and... More 

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Thank Mimi D
toronto
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent. The hostess / owner went out of her way to ensure every thing was perfect for our romantic evening. Yes the place could use a face lift .but so could a lot of resturant's in the city.

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Thank purplerosewood
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lobster & bisque period! What was a unique cozy lobster shack back over 40 years is now screaming for a make over! The entire place is tired old and dirty!!!! The lobster trap was my large extended families favorite place to celebrate any event over 2lb lobster dinners + delicious lobster bisque and endless garlic rolls!!!! However now in... More 

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Thank David C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped on Avenue at Lobster Trap to eat a lobster meal wanting to try a different restaurant other than the big names like Red Lobster we're tire of the same old menu there . We were so disappointed and do not recommend this place to any others my wife and I had a lobster tail with... More 

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Thank Brittany N
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

my family came to eat dinner at this establishment and it was just bad . we had reservations so we didn't wait in line but there was no one there to begin with. we placed our order and the lady was nice but she didn't even asks us if we wanted anything to drink so we didn't order any. we... More 

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1 Thank Denz M
Uxbridge, Canada
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We ate at the Lobster Trap last Saturday night to celebrate a birthday. We all had Lobster Bisque which was excellent. Various appetizers were ordered. All of them (oysters, escargot, garlic shrimp) were very tasty, but each one was served at a different time, rather sequentially. Main meals included lobster tails and crabs legs - again excellent. Service was extraordinarily... More 

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Thank UxbridgeAnne
Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This place has been around for "eons" and still has the best lobster around - moist, succulent, sweet and flavourful. Just yummy. Then the seafood pasta - wow! Rich sauce melds plump mussels, lobster chunks, scrumptious langostines with perfectly cooked linguine. Just delightful. I've also heard about the amazing bisque, too... Yes, it seems the place has not been cleaned... More 

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Thank AMsays
Washington DC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

First, not a single dollar has been spent on cleaning or upgrades in 20 years. Dirty windows, floor, restrooms. Greeted by a cart of bustubs at entry and empty lobster tank. One server on Saturday night, slow service. Drink prices are RIDICULOUS! See picture of drink menu. $9 budweiser? $10 rum and coke? $16 glass of $5/bottle wine? I thought... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We went for a lobster dinner which was well prepared. They included a lobster chowder free. It was also good. A very poor salad of lettuce and tomato with a few cucumbers was included. Garlic bread was also served which was tasty. The second dish was salmon and Australian halibut. This was poached and the halibut was sent back inedible.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Only one waiter serving the whole restaurant and one helper (bus girl). We ordered a plate of mussels and 1.5 lbs of lobster. Both dishes came was cold. Told the waitress, she brought it back to the kitchen, came back is over cooked and not warm at all. I guess the microwave not function well. The quality of the lobster... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1962 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario M5M 4A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighborhood: North York
  • Phone Number: 647 352 0680

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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