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Lobscouser Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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337 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
+1 757-397-2728
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an established location in downtown Portsmouth where you can get a decent homestyle meal at a reasonable price. And one of the few area restaurants that serve prime rib on a regular basis! However, I was totally grossed out by the cleanliness of the tables. There seems to have a fine layer of grease over EVERYTHING. The seating... More 

Thank Jessica F
Portsmouth, Virginia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

I have been going to Lobscouser for almost thirty years. They have always had the same owners who live near the restaurant. It literally is 'Mom and Pop'--He cooks, she seats the customers. They are very nice people. The food is good and the prices are reasonable.

Thank dcblonts
Charlottesville, Virginia
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We selected this restaurant as it was the first we called that could handle our group of 9 - and because of its rating on this site. Those of us that had the salmon were very happy. Very well prepared, moist and favorful. Nice dill sauce. I also had the grilled calamari apetizer and thought it was good but a... More 

Thank diane_marie1234
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I work close to Lobscouser and go there weekly for lunch, their lunchs range from 6-8 dollars with 2 sides, awesome food

Thank Frank R
virginia beach, va
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

My husband and I were at the Virginia Sports Museum and looked at trip advisor to find a restaurant within walking distance and saw the reviews for Lobscouser. The reviews were positive so we were excited to find a great new place. We did not have a reservation but the hostess sat us right away. Our waitress was very friendly... More 

Thank vaspiritcheer
North Carolina
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

My bride and I traveled up from NC to the big city to have dinner and attend a concert at the nearby pavilion. I checked out TA for the dining choices and came across Lobscouser. We got there early in an attempt to get a table...it didn't work. We were met by the Gate-Keeper, an unsmiling hostess who asked us... More 

Thank USCGRetired
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The restaurant is somewhat dated, decor a bit ragged. Service personnel as observed range from quite attentive to rather disengaged. However, our service was great and the food choices fit with our wishes for good and regional selections. We'd definitely have lunch or dinner again when we visit Portsmouth.

Thank Richard O
Portsmouth, Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you're looking for a excellent restaurant with good food, reasonable prices and friendly personal, located in the oldes Towne section of the city, then this is the place for you.

Thank Robert S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

After browsing several close by resturants we decided to eat here. A great choice. Amazing value with the early bird. Fried green tomatoes, tomato basil salad, fried flounder. Attentive service. Sorry we were just passing through or We would become regulars!

Thank pageezer
Greenbackville, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Wonderful variety of fish: salmon, tuna, flounder, and more in large portions at reasonable prices. The decor is classic vintage with glass tops over table cloths, wood booths, maroon ceilings and window treatments but it is clean and the lighting is fine. The waiter, Ross, was pleasant and efficient. When I couldn't decide between the fish entrees he suggested the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-397-2728

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?