I am not a foodie and will never claim to be, but I do live locally and decided to try somewhere new. 9 times out of 10 we will go to the Crab Trap in Somers Point, so we were expecting something equal to the food and service we get there. Unfortunately that wasn't the way it was. We went to the Lobster Loft even though our daughter told us not to, even as we were walking out the door.... They had half price appetizers at the bar so we sat there for one drink and split the seafood sampler. It was 3 shrimp poppers, 2 bacon wrapped scallops and 4 melon ball size crab balls. I pulled the pepper out of the popper but it was good I thought. The tiny crab ball had a lot of filler and little crab. Then we went and sat in the restaurant. They were expensive! Oone of us got the seafood in a vodka sauce over penne. It had crab, shrimp and scallops. There was very little sauce and boxed, unseasoned pasta. She said the shrimp were very good though and they were pretty big. I got the stuffed shrimp. Again, more filler than crab and they over did the spices trying to hide that fact. The shrimp were big and good though. You had your choice of soup or salad. Soup choices were Manhattan clam chowder or lentil. I got the lentil, which was really more of a veggie soup with lentils. It was ok, I ate about half of the bowl. Hubby didn't get the surf and turf because it was $57.00 and instead ordered the 8 oz NY strip steak, medium well. It was over well done and chewy. It had good flavor but you had a work out eating it. And it was $32.99! He ordered a bowl of their lobster bisque and if he ate more than 4 bites I would be surprised. He said it was awful and it tasted like they had burned the roux. The best part of his meal was the bread, which was very good, and the baked potato. The drinks were good, but very small. 2 of us had mixed drinks. They were 4 oz and his long island was 6 oz. We each had 2 drinks, he had 1 long island and 1 $4.00 beer, an appetizer and a crappy dinner and it was $157.00 without the tip. None of us took our leftovers home and I think we were all still hungry when we left. The food tasted like it came directly from US Food Service or Sysco Foods. Very dissapointed and won't be back.