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Lobster Shop South

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4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
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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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
Seattle, Washington, United States
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have had lunch and dinner at the Lobster shop recently. Both were very good. I love lobster and so am always looking for good restaurants and this one is one of the best. It sits on the water front where you can see boats traveling up Puget Sound. The Lobster bisque is outstanding. The entrees were all very good.... More 

Thank Mary W
Tacoma, Washington
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently visited the Lobster shop for Happy Hour, a couple of times recently. Have been there many times in the past for Early Bird dinner, which was always good. The Happy Hour had a nice selections of reasonably priced appetizers, or small meals. Everything we had was good, especially the prawns: nice sized and very tasty. The drinks on... More 

Thank BigJohnP
Tacoma, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoy dining at Lobster shop on a regular basis. Great atmosphere, excellent food and service.

Thank sonar123
Tacoma, Washington
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No reservations but managed up get the last table on the deck. Beautiful night, great drinks and amazing food. We do come here a lot for happy hour.

Thank joywarren
Tacoma, Washington
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband treated me to dinner for my birthday at my favorite restaurant. We selected dinner from the Twilight Menu, which included salad or soup, the main entree, and dessert. Lovely evening, excellent views, great service, and delicious food!

Thank E J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the cost I think there are better choices in the area. The building is nice and available parking. Food was just ok, we didn't walk away and say "I'm coming back".

1 Thank Karen D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view, wonderful food. Vert reasonable prices and excellent service. Who could ask for anything more !

Thank Sallie H
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I went here for Sunday brunch while in the area on vacation. We weren't disappointed, although we arrived at just after 1 and weren't really feeling the traditional breakfast items. There were plenty of other offerings for us to try. The food was very good, but short of excellent, even for a buffet-style brunch. Excellent views from both... More 

Thank Gary F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious PNW food, great views, and amazing service THAT'S The Lobster Shop. I've never had a bad meal and you can add a crab cake to anything. They have some of the best crab cakes-crab minus all that other unnecessary fill. Bring a great dining companion because these guys definitely provide the right ambience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Seafood
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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 98402-5315
  • 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?