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Lobster Shop South

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4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
+1 253-759-2165
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All the staff were gracious, engaging and attentive. My wife's Maine lobster tail and my 1/2" thick cut of prime rib were absolutely superb. The restaurant virtually hums with good vibes as people come and go, enjoying the food and fellowship. The decor is waterfront casual, but is beautifully maintained. We were told a remodel is coming soon. I suspect... More 

Thank Don E
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to this place many times and are never disappointed. The servers are professional and very knowledgeable, always willing to offer a good suggestion of something new or special. Love the view and the food is outstanding!

Thank Marie D
Graham, Washington
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our third trip in the last year and this time we were disappointed. Our server did not know the difference in the three types of lobster offered nor knew more than four desserts. I would say she was new but her lack of friendliness and tired behavior suggested otherwise. Wow...what happened to the oysters!! They were tiny even for the... More 

Thank Jeremy J
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always take people for special occasion to the Lobster Shop. You will not find better service, food is always good, and the price is a great value for the excellent setting, service, and food. They will make your dinning experience memorable. If you really want an excellent value for your money do the Sunday Brunch.

Thank pkaapana
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love this place! Quiet, romantic and never let down by the food. Also has the best brunch in town. Amazing deck views in the summer as your right on the water.

Thank Chris F
Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Far and away Tacoma's best restaurant, food and service are excellent and the setting right on the water is gorgeous. Try the Sunday brunch, super good!

Thank PatriceMcD
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took a business associate out to the Lobster shop for appetizers and drinks and both were excellent. The wait staff was friendly and polite. Will definitely stop there again when the chance comes up either for business or close friends.

Thank Greg M
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lobster shop is a great seafood restaurant right on the ruston way waterfront. I love their salmon and they have the best side dishes!

Thank Kristina B
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered my favorite, scallops, and right away I knew something was wrong. I just couldn't figure out what it was, so I kept eating, because we had already waited so long and I was starving. Then I figured it out, they were raw! Very undercooked. Hubby wouldn't let me tell the server as it was a business gathering. But ugh,... More 

Thank Miriam W
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's been awhile since we had visited, not sure why. We arrived early for dinner, so we perused the 2 menus they gave us, one was for a twilight dinner, 2 courses for $21 and 3 courses for 23. Wow, can't beat that! So, we ordered a wonderful salad with greens and walnuts and bleu cheese, then for our main... More 

Thank Sherry H

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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, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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: +1 253-759-2165

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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?