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Lobster Shop South

4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
+1 253-759-2165
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

The Lobster Shop on Ruston Way is always our go to place when returning to Tacoma. great food, but the service was very slow.

Thank Marigupen
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We go to this restaurant for dinner two or three times a year. My always picks it for her birthday and that's where she wants to go whenever I take her out. The food is good and we get more than enough to eat. We...More

Thank desirees667
Reviewed November 14, 2016

One of my favored places to go to in Tacoma. Yes,it's expensive, but it's on the water, and on a sunny day, I'm just happy here, and never miss the money for the experience. The foods above average, the drinks proper, and the environment is...More

Thank trasiep568
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Fresh seafood and great drinks in Tacoma. The clam chowder, king salmon dish and grilled shrimp bowl, flourless chocolate cake were good. Arrive before 6 to order from a $23 (as of Nov 2016) 2-course or 3-course menu.

Thank sarlsar
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

With suggestions from a very attentive server, I had seared scallops with risotto accompanied by a delicious lemon meringue martini. A beautiful view of the sunset made the meal complete. Several restaurants are on this road, but I would highly recommend stopping here.

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed October 27, 2016

16 of us went from an assisted living, some in wheelchairs some on walkers. The help was extremely helpful and nice getting everyone seated and putting walkers out of the way. We went to Early bird dining menu. Dinners were $21.00, $23.00 and $28.00. The...More

Thank _elsiegraham404
Reviewed October 20, 2016 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...More

Thank Surfpinky
Reviewed October 12, 2016

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
Reviewed October 6, 2016 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
Reviewed October 4, 2016

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...More

Thank willieronk
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the attire here? Would I feel out of place in jeans and a polo? Thanks!
March 7, 2017|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
During the summer you can get buy on the deck with a polo and jeans, but inside you at least want to wear office casual. That's not to say you won't get served, but if you want to blend in ratchet it up a notch
Special date night - is this the kind of place where a lady can dress up a bit and feel like she had an elegant evening?
September 30, 2016|
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Response from Virginia C | Reviewed this property |
judy o
prices on menu
December 29, 2014|
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Response from Sandy B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others. Lobster Shop is mid high in price but the food it serves is high quality and consistently the service and food is great. In the summer time I love to go early, sit on their deck and order happy hour... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
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
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, 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: +1 253-759-2165
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