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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” (254 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (34 reviews)
“crab cakes” (64 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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291 - 300 of 828 reviews

Reviewed November 30, 2015

Personally, I go French style and drink Muscadet with my raw oysters, but fortunately the restaurant had a good bottle of that too. Oyster sampler was great - we got the cold water selection for $24 rather than the Gulf selection ($15) - still a...More

Thank LoulaGod
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2015

Thank you for sharing. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed November 29, 2015

Whenever we are in Asheville, we go here. Best lobster outside of New England. There is usually a wait but it is worth it. The staff is wonderful and the food is excellent.

Thank Laura F
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2015

Thanks so much for being a repeat customer!

Reviewed November 24, 2015

The food was very good as was the service. We would and will go back the next time we are through Asheville, NC. This was a new experience for us even though we have been to Asheville many, many times. The prices were good.

Thank BigGavin
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2015

We are so glad that you gave us a try! We hope you had a wonderful trip to Asheville!

Reviewed November 23, 2015

The atmosphere was really nice. The food was excellent. We have appetizers and split a meal. We were stuffed. There is an open kitchen and a huge tank with lobster. The place was very busy even late afternoon so that was a good sign. Our...More

Thank Ann T
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2015

Thank you for your business and great review!

Reviewed November 19, 2015

Decided to dine at the Lobster Trap. I was a little hesistant based on some of the reviews that were so so. We visited early October. We arrived at the restaurant a little after 5. The crowd was not as bad. FYI, there is a...More

Thank KayoTn
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2015

Thank you for coming in and for writing a nice review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé suggested dinner at the Lobster Trap on our anniversary weekend since he had been there before and liked it . We called ahead to see if they took reservations and we were told to call 30-45 min ahead and they will put us...More

Thank teacher249
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2015

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for choosing us for your celebration. We charge a $3 fee to split a meal because we add a little to the plates so both plates are full and look appetizing. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed November 13, 2015

We enjoyed a fabulous seafood dinner here. Our waitress was very friendly and shared places to visit. My husband's ciopinno was marvelous. I loved my trout. I would eat there again.

Thank rosanneselfon
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2015

Thank you for the wonderful review and for your business!

Reviewed November 12, 2015

My husband & I stopped in for a late night bite. We each ordered a beer and split the shrimp & grits. One of the best we've ever had.

Thank neveragainwillIgo
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2015

We are so glad you stopped in! Thank you for the nice compliment!

Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Came into town looking for a great meal and found it. We had the surf & turf with the whole lobster and lobster Mac & Cheese. It was scrumptious. Then to top it off we had the tuxedo cake....Oh My Goodness!!! Thanks to Brandon for...More

Thank Laurie M
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

Thank you for your review and your business! We appreciate you mentioning your server's name. We are so glad that Brandon took good care of you.

Reviewed November 5, 2015

Our son gave my husband a gift card for The Lobster Trap- he lives in Denver, which just lets you know what a reputation this fine restaurant has! We were staying in downtown Asheville and had an easy walk from our hotel to what was...More

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thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

Happy birthday! A big thank you to your son for sending a gift card all the way from Denver. We are flattered that you chose The Lobster Trap for your birthday dinner and are so glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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Janet M
July 20, 2017|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Looking at their menu, i don't see a kids menu but they are very accommodating so i am sure they will do something. The seafood here is excellent and service is outstanding. i had the Lobster Roll and it was perfect.
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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
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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
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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