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The Lobster Trap

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$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
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35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
+1 828-350-0505
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here with our 6 year old son. We did call ahead seating on a Sat night and only had to wait about 30 minutes. The waitress, Jess, was fantastic. She answered all of our questions and gave us great appetizer and dinner recommendations. My son even asked to "pet" a lobster and she took the... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly, great portions. We split the lobster bruschetta and crab cakes. The lobster bruschetta was delicious, rich and a large portion for an appetizer. Crab cakes were fantastic. Would definitely go again. We sat at the bar and had great service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seafood could not be fresher or higher quality if it was served dockside. The space is cozy and neat, a fun and friendly place with attentive, personable service. The Lobster Trap is highly regarded in the area and on any given evening it's as likely to be filled with locals as with tourists. This is an oyster mecca with... More 

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Thank Chris B
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! We really appreciate your kind words and are so glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Hampton, Tennessee
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138 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is somewhat upscale dining with midrange pricing for amazingly fresh and well prepared seafood. I had the baked oysters which were very good. I also had the bacon wrapped maple syrup glazed scallops which were an amazing treat. The savory bacon with the sweetness of the syrup along with the subtle sweetness the scallops offer were a perfect... More 

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Thank Joe P
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Richmond, VA
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon this place and so glad we did. Service was great. Our waiter Robert was perfect balance of helpful and non intrusive. Started with grilled broccolini and fried oysters then followed with steam shrimp and bacon wrapped scallops. Finished with cioppino. Everything yummy. Wish I lived closer to come here more often.

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Thank makabla
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thank you! We really appreciate your business and review! More 

Milledgeville, Georgia
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent! Great selection of raw oysters and libations! The service is outstanding! Great choice if you find yourself crying seafood and you happen to be in the mountains.

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another fantastic dining experience at The Lobster Trap!!! The food and the service [Kristy] were great!!! Everything was fresh and full of amazing flavor.

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing! We really appreciate your business! More 

Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding food and if you have a hotel in the downtown area, this is in walking distance. My husband said the Lobster roll was the best he has had. I had the muscles and asked if they could throw some shrimp in there...no problem...In fact anything we asked....yes no problem. Do not miss this restaurant. They do not take reservations... More 

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing! We really appreciate your business and your wonderful review! More 

Verona, Italy
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful surprise! I was expecting this to be like a chain restaurant, but was very wrong. The food, service, and atmosphere is great at The Lobster Trap. Try the Bloody Mary. It is filled with jumbo shrimp, olives and all sorts of goodies - almost a meal in itself. The signature lobster dishes are yummy and as good... More 

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for sharing! More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a true lobster house serving fresh lobster, king crab, raw oysters, etc. Everything was fantastic. World class food, staff and atmosphere. They do not take reservations. It is first come first serve so on Friday or Saturday night drop by early, give them your cell and go enjoy a cocktail at a nearby pub. Your table will be... More 

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Thank Winston R
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your business and for recommending us! We are really glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $50
Cuisine
Healthy, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-350-0505
Description
Since its opening in 2005, The Lobster Trap has been Asheville's premier seafood restaurant, and with good reason. The menu only features fresh seafood caught by trusted domestic purveyors and prepared in ways that showcase the delicate flavors and textures of fish, lobster, crabs, shrimp, oysters and clams. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in the heart of downtown Asheville, The Lobster Trap features live entertainment from local musicians every night. To that, add locally brewed Oyster House beers, craft cocktails, seafood-friendly wines and southern hospitality and you have The Lobster Trap's formula for success.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?