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Lobster Shop South

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4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Lakewood, Washington, USA
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278 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I decided to try some new eateries during Restaurant Week so my spouse and I headed here on a miserable, rainy day for the $15 three course lunch. What a deal. We had creamy lobster bisque, steak salad and bread pudding accompanied by warm bread with dipping oil. Our server, Stephany made sure we were well cared for from start... More 

Thank Surfpinky
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yummy.. Great Menu selection. Nice size servings. GGGreat to share all the way to dessert. soooo much fun. Cant wait to visit again. Amazing view and atmosphere to compliment the exquisite food

Thank japonte20
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food were amazing. Beautiful views of the sound. Didn't have room for dessert but they sure sounded delicious.

Thank Adrienne C
olympia, wa
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my son and daughter in law out for a nice birthday dinner. Always a fine view from the waterfront, the food was excellent. Two of us had scallops and the third a seafood salad. Dessert was great and the beer on tap was good.

Thank willieronk
Tacoma, Washington
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 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 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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?