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Lobster Shop South

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4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
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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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My trip to Seattle would not have been complete, without a visit To the Lobster Shop! My brother told us of this place, and it is no doubt the best Brunch I have ever had. Smoked salmon, oyster shooters, lobster mac and cheese. Creme Brole, decadent desserts, key lime parfaits, miniature Eclairs, eggs benedict, shrimp, and crab legs. All topped... More 

Thank Daniel D
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son and I recently ate here (July 2016) got a table outside - beautiful waterfront view! We ordered the lobster stuffed mushrooms and were shocked when they came to see they had a delectable filling with fennel and other exquisite tastes - and especially shocked to see them topped with HUGE chunks of lobster meat! The best tasting appetizer... More 

Thank MargieBGH
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a restaurant you don't want to miss. Great location great food and great service. I am not a seafood lover and had a prime rib dip sandwich. The best I have ever had. The other in the party all had the seafood and raved about how good it was.

Thank Janmac77
United States
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a table by the window with the water view. Service is always excellent. Most recent visit was two days ago and had the Halibut Fish and Chips. Fish was done perfectly and the fries were really good. The side coleslaw was perfect! Was dry and crunchy - the way I like it. Recommend highly.

Thank 2Ready2Retire
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was average. Salmon was a bit drier than usual in the west coast and smaller portion. Bit loud. Lovely view of Mt. Rainer.

Thank Rosemary M
Puyallup, Washington
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate and enjoy the nice weather on the water. Nice views and nice seating on the deck overlooking the water. The Lobster Claw dink was a little sweet for my taste but still good. Lobster stuffed mushrooms were very good and large. I enjoyed the Maple king salmon I believe which was just right. My fiancé... More 

Thank Blk14Q5
Puyallup, Washington
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always an excellent experience. Great service, outstanding food, and the view is fantastic. Try the Twilight Special you will not be disappointed.

Thank Cloudyman65
Tacoma, Washington
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love when I go to dinner, ask a question, and a waiter can actually answer the question and engage in the discussion. I had a wonderful farewell brunch with a great friend of mine. The food was fabulous, the wine was good, and the views were priceless on the patio. The only reason I didn't give it a 5... More 

Thank Tamara G
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress was very attentive and the food was great. The Hawaiian Mahi Mahi is definitely recommended. The atmosphere is nice because it's a waterfront property with a fantastic view of the Bay.

Thank Akiah P
vashon, wa
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

A great place to celebrate birthdays. Our waitress was very attentive yet not overly so. Food was good. My husband had his celebratory lobster and I had the cod. We split their signature salad, plenty for two people. The calamari appetizer was awesome. Disappointed to hear that they are phasing out the free birthday dinner program...so we paid full price... More 

Thank Terrie K

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
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
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 2537592165

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