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“Best cold water oysters I've had in a while!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Lobster Trap

The Lobster Trap
Ranked #26 of 775 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Healthy, American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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.
2 reviews
“Best cold water oysters I've had in a while!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

We went for dinner last night- Brussel sprouts, lobster Mac and cheese, stuffed mushrooms,bisque, steamed shrimp, oysters, dirty blonde beer plus the band made for one of the best nights in asheville.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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36 reviews
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“Awesome special occasion dinner spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

We met friends there for my birthday dinner. No reservations but we were able to call ahead on that day for a table. Parking across the street was one of those put your $3 in a box kind of lots, very convenient. They have a full bar where our friends were waiting for us. We sat next to the stage where one man played guitar and was quite good at singing requested songs. We started with oysters rock and raw oysters (both were yummy). 6 of us had Lobster for dinner and one had Duck & Scallops (again everything very yummy!) Our server was funny and personable ... took our picture and even introduced us to new customers who were also celebrating a birthday. We all agree that we will return!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Crystal M
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Asheville, NC
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58 reviews
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“Good food at reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

One of the best places for seafood in WNC. Good specials every night of the week. Often has good live local music. Noisy

Visited March 2012
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Georgia
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42 reviews
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“Great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We really liked the food here, and the service was good despite a SUPER busy night and the fact we didn't have a reservation. We had the oyster sampler and enjoyed them, plus the lobster bisque and plates. I would say the plates are big and very rich - I left almost too full to enjoy the rest of the evening!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Jenniebeth
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“Great beer, great music, and even better food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Found the restaurant by accident (wanting the brewery only) and it was amazing. Shared a bunch of appetizers and and ny strip. Everything was excellent!!! Favorites were baked oysters, maple bacon scallops, crab cakes, and the seafood bratwurst. Great prices and live music on the weekends. Cool atmosphere and great service. Ask for Katie!!

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