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Lobscouser Restaurant

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337 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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North Carolina
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank JPCurtisfam
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

First a disclaimer: Lobscouser's is a regular lunch stop for me -- I have never had the opportunity to eat dinner there. Now for the good stuff. If you find yourself in Old Town Portsmouth at lunchtime, I would highly recommend giving Lobscouser's a try. They feature lunch specials that are probably some of the best deals in Tidewater. No... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Outdated and dark inside, our waiter was fine but the lady that seated us and checked on us was not very friendly. I asked for a few alterations to the food that they couldn't accommodate. The food came out very fast. We had crab cake and salmon, tasted good.

Thank 0lga5
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Went with a girlfriend and was so impressed. My husband doesnt like seafood so when I make a lunch date I make sure seafood is on the menu. I had a hard time deciding but for the value why not order more than one. My friend and I ordered two different things and shared. Definitely a place I want to... More 

Thank Ktandrews
Denton, Texas
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Don't let the older decor fool you, the food is great. We enjoyed everything we ordered, especially the soup and crab dip. We had very good service too!

Thank Kevin R
Monson, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service! Food was great and a real value for the price! Loved the Hush Huppies that were served before our meal.

Thank Lori P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 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?