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The Lobster Trap

35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
+1 828-350-0505
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster” (307 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (39 reviews)
“crab cakes” (73 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Healthy, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
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1 - 10 of 982 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are visiting from Indiana and were in the mood for seafood and The Lobster Trap was a perfect choice! It was destiny with getting a parking spot at the front door, seated immediately, and then Robert waited on us. He was...More

1  Thank Happyredhead
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! So glad that Robert took good care of you and you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very cool North Carolina Seafood Restaurant! I had the lobster and it was delicious! All the appetizers were delicious too. The bartender was really nice. The service there was really great! We would visit again! Recommend!

Thank Branda G
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and the bartender!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here at the recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed! The food was great, nice portions, and service was superb. I'll definitely be back in the future!

Thank Brent W
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing and please let your friend know how much we appreciate his/her recommending us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 1st restaurant we ate in when we stayed in Ashville and it had a great laid back feel to it, and great tasty food. The staff were really helpful with some great recommendations.

Thank Julie C
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for giving us a try! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent meal at The Lobster Trap. Bacon wrapped scallops were delicious and the cioppino was outstanding-full of seafood and a tasty broth. Service was great and our server Robert extremely helpful. We will return.

1  Thank Candido M
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review and your business! We are so glad that Robert took good care of you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

WONDERFUL meals, FABULOUS server (Robert) This is probably our favorite restaurant ever. Highly recommend this! Wish we lived closer

Thank cd272016
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad that Robert took good care of you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chose The Lobster Trap based on its rating on TripAdvisor; thanks to everyone who recommended it. We had a 30 minute wait once we got there (even with call ahead seating) but the bartenders were attentive and genuinely friendly so it didn’t seem like that...More

Thank Marty G
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Big thank you from The Lobster Trap for recommending us on TripAdvisor! So glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed August 14, 2018

Wife loves lobster, I don't so I try to get a good non seafood dish to make her happy. She got a great lobster, I got an alfredo pasta. Her's was great , mine was fine. Place was packed on a Tuesday nite, they had...More

Thank rrossjr
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your business and great review!

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

After the drive from atlanta, and a stop at Cherokee casino, our weekend adventure to Asheville started at the Libster Trap. My friend had been before. My Manhattan cocktail was made perfectly. I had the crab cakes. Well made not too cakey, the vinegar based...More

Thank Oggies_gal
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping by on your girls night out!! We appreciate your business and your nice review!

Reviewed August 10, 2018

The entire experience was just AVERAGE. I had crab legs. not hot and soggy. wife had the lobster newburg and again said it was ok. service was good once we sat at the bar but drinks were not a good pour for the price.

Thank Frank H
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So sorry you were disappointed. I will share your review with the staff and we will discuss. Thank you for the feedback.

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Naadeen
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Joshua C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!!!
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jlm129flo
July 20, 2017|
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Response from Ben R | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing a kid's menu; just call and ask. The lobster mac 'n cheese would be excellent for that; other sides and appetizers as well.
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rera1307
November 30, 2016|
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Response from thelobstertrap | Property representative |
Yes. We have several gluten free options that are indicated on the menu. Make sure to let your server know about any dietary needs. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $50
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
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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