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Lobster Shop South

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4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Tacoma, Washington
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where our small wedding party had diner after the wedding a few years back. We returned a few days ago to celebrate our anniversary. The staff was excellent and added a nice little extra to our meal. The diner was excellent as well. Make a reservation and get a window seat if you can.

Thank Dave M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visit the Lobster Shop often with friends. The food is always wonderful! I particularly like the prawns and their signature salad. A dinner there can be relatively economical if you go during the Twilight Menu time. The location right on the water is fabulous whether you are sitting inside or outside. Highly recommend!

Thank Beth L
University Place
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to the Lobster Shop for a long time. (Both the original on Dash Point and the Ruston Way Shop) It's where we love to take out-of-town guests to enjoy great food, attentive-knowledgeable wait-staff and sunsets on Puget Sound. Everything is first rate here, and the attention to detail is evident. Denny Driscoll has been doing things right... More 

Thank Douglas B
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to the lounge during happy hour & appetizers are discounted & the calamari is out of this world.

Thank Brenda C
Puyallup, Washington
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117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For years we considered the lobster shop brunch to be an excellent value. It was our special Sunday with the kids. A few years ago the quality declined and we quit going. After reading recent reviews we decided to try it today. Smoked salmon was great as always. But, after that it could be any cheap buffet. At 33 bucks,... More 

Thank Mark V
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance of this restaurant is very upscale and so are the prices. Bring special friends here or celebrate a milestone with family. Fresh seafood dominates the menu. Wait staff are very attentive; presentation is professional.

Thank sccfsac
Level Contributor
84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views are great and the Sunday brunch was great. King crab legs, corn pudding, prime rib were some favorites but it's huge selection and delicious. Planning to return!

Thank Susan H
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a late lunch we found the Lobster Shop serving only a happy hour menu from 3 pm to 4:30 pm. What a great deal! Not only reduced prices from the bar but a tasty appetizer menu featuring fresh seafood options. Relaxed deck seating permitted several rounds of drinks and appetizers. We finished up with a take out order... More 

Thank David M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the "twilight special " and it was delicious! Since I eat "gluten free", I hoped I could find something good and I did! The flourless chocolate cake was so good! We had shrimp and fish fry(calamari)! The waiter was very helpful with my gluten free selections, too! We would return!

Thank Virginia C
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently dined on the deck, enjoying a wonderful view, terrific service and delicious food. The seafood salad was the perfect portion of seafood and was served per my specific requests.

Thank BLPC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 2537592165

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