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The Hairy Lobster

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900 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3206
+1 971-229-1166
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lobster” (32 reviews)
“hanger steak” (9 reviews)
“gnocchi” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
900 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3206
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Reviewed yesterday

The Hairy Lobster is so good that almost every time we try another place, we say, We should have gone to THL. The stuffed trout is amazing and the lobster is a special treat and perfectly cooked (unlike almost every lobster I've eaten in western...More

Thank aaardvark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best meal ever - had the Chefs choice - which turned out to be about 12 of their appetizers each with enough for the 10 of us - great way to sample, to get different tastes and not having to pick individual appetizer ps and...More

Thank Mbf007ca
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for happy hour and stayed for dinner. This is a place I would recommend to anyone visiting the Pearl district and we'll definitely be back.

Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hairy Lobster offers a Sharing Menu that apparently changes every day. We chose three offerings from the daily fare: a green bean salad with an anchovy dressing that was superb, a shredded cabbage "pancake" that was crunchy and delicious, and a rich fish dish...More

Thank shmacculloch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I eat a lot of good food in a lot of places. So I end up going for simple dishes done well. Which is why I am glad I didn’t know much about this place before stumbling per chance upon it. Because I for sure...More

Thank Guavalicious
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve eaten in a lot of wonderful restaurants. We did not expect this level of amazing. Wow. We went out hungry after a long day and just wanted to eat. And we fell into food nirvana.

Thank objectwizard
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

I don’t understand why this gem of a restaurant isn’t on more lists...the pork brisket was delicious: fall apart tender with a savory sauce to match. And incredibly inventive cocktails...I must admit that I think the name may be a turn-off.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Every dish we ate at the Hairy Lobster was memorable. They had three large platters to choose from and ten+ smaller dishes for sharing. The hot rolls and lavender honey butter was to die for. I highly recommend getting these. The cocktails were also expertly...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Portland for a long weekend and came here for dinner. We had a great experience! Our server Edward was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was all delicious with interesting flavor combinations. They serve plates to share so come...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Maybe going there solo wasn’t the best choice. For a fish restaurant it seems the menu was limited. The cheese plate was delicious. However, the coconut shrimp would have been fine but it was served sitting in the curry sauce over the Kennebeck chips. The...More

Thank Flowbleu
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3206
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 971-229-1166
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