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The Lobster Trap

35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
+1 828-350-0505
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (258 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (34 reviews)
“crab cakes” (65 reviews)
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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 839 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is just a short Uber ride from Biltmore's Village Hotelon the Biltmore Estate. Food and service were excellent. A great place for Seafood. Kinda expensive but well worth it.

Thank Bjnor
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The seafood was excellent I had Lobster Newburg which is very very good seafood pasta, my husband had seafood linguine which was outstanding. Since I'm from Florida I know it fresh seafood taste like this was fresh. If you're ever in Asheville go to this...More

Thank JoAnn S
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wife and I enjoyed our meal at the Lobster Trap. The seafood was fresh (as advertised) and the service was very, very good. I had the shrimp and grits - excellent; wife had the lobster. We shared the lobster stuffed mushrooms and the lobster Mac...More

Thank Stephen B
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your business and review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the oysters, beer and lobster! The collards were great too!!This is a must visit when you are in Asheville!!

Thank bkclay123
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

With the great reviews, and the super busy downtown Asheville Saturday night, we were super surprised to get a seat without any wait at The Lobster Trap! And it just got better from there! I got the whole Maine lobster, and my husband got the...More

1  Thank SaintLexi
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for stopping in! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This little place has so much character and the food was amazing. My fiancée ordered the shrimp and grits and I enjoyed the pasta alfredo with shrimp and lobster. We also got the lobster mac and cheese to experiment, as well as the lobster bread....More

1  Thank NKrumah L
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I LOVE lobster and being from Florida which has the BEST lobster at Charley's Steakhouse in Tampa this place was awesome! I always compare to Charley's and I was NOT disappointed here! The oysters were better and bigger than the Red Stag Grill which we...More

Thank Virginia N
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am so glad we could stand up to your favorite spot! Thank you so much for your business, your awesome review, and for letting us know who your server was. Hope you had a great time in Asheville.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was truly the best seafood I've ever put in my mouth! We got the $189 Special which is 10 melt in your mouth , maple glazed, bacon wrapped scallops, 2 crab cakes, 24 raw oysters, 2 lobsters, 2 lbs of shrimp, clams & mussels....More

Thank GThreeGirls
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a wonderful review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would eat here again and would recommend it to anyone. I do recommend going early and getting appetizers at the bar while you wait for your table. You have to call/check in 1 hour before your going. They do not take reservations. We got...More

Thank jparrish1108
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great seafood. I had the Snapper and my friends had salmon and scallops. It was fresh, great preparation and the service was the best. The only complaint we had was the noise, there was a 3 pc. jazz ensemble playing, it was just...More

Thank Mella J
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We also felt that band was too loud and have spoken with them about it. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you on your anniversary!

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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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Two-Touring-The-US
July 10, 2016|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
yes--not a chain--very good for this type event
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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
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
  • 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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