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Knock Kneed Lobster

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3202 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-1602
+1 602-273-1068
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Eufaula, Alabama
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well the cafe was cute, across from the Jack in the Box. Inside seemed pleasant. Ordered 2 piece fish and chips. I am not a picky eater, and sorry for the unkind review but the fish was horrible and tasted old and rubbery. I didn't complain, just ate the fries and tried to tear all the batter off the fish... More 

Thank 1Cash
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198 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to try some fish tacos. Unfortunately when we arrived it was to discover they don't do tacos on Friday. We were bummed. Until our food came. We were confused at first when we walked in. You order at a cash register near the door. I ordered 1 fish and 2 shrimp with chips. He ordered... More 

Thank TNsnowflake
Phoenix, Arizona
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My family loves this place for the fish, shrimp and sides such as zucchini, fries, onion rings, and more. It's the best fish and chips I've eaten in the 24+ states I've travelled to. I especially love their sauce and eat it on my fish and on my fries.

Thank Yndiabonita
Grand River, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

good funky fish restaurant with many menu items and large servings. Budget prices, come as you are dressed. very causal. good fish art decor.

Thank Susan S
Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Stopped by for dinner after visiting the Phoenix Ale Brewery just down the street, Great fish tacos. Small clean restaurant great for families. Looks like they have Fish and chips for any sized family, saw huge piles of fillets on beds of cabbage constantly leaving the kitchen, will try next time.

Thank Gordon B
Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Around corner from my shop so I bring business associates here a couple of times a month. Always consistently good. Nothing fancy, just good food, good value.

Thank Joel M
Englishtown, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I have no idea of what the batter is that they use - but it isn't greasy at all - it is light and crispy - but not tempura. We walked there twice in our short 3 day stay in the Econo lodge just around the corner from this restaurant. Love it!!

Thank DuncanPhoebe
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The knock Kneed Lobster which is a Phoenix icon has been serving some of the best fish and chips around now has fish tacos. They use big hunks of Cod and the Mango-Ghost Pepper salsa is a must (get extra). They have been doing a little revamping to the outside which has been needed and the inside could use some... More 

Thank Lance M
New York
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

After reading several reviews we decided to try this family run restaurant. They are known for their fish tacos. They were really delicious. Soft flour tortillas filled with crisp, flaky, tender fish. Topped with slaw, cilantro and a ghost pepper salsa with just the right amount of heat. Wish I was eating one right now. :)

Thank Jim705
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I have to give this fun place five stars. It is SO DIFFICULT to find fried oysters on ANY MENU, but they have them here, and they were tasty. My sister liked her fish, as well. The fried zucchini pieces were yummy, too. Although it could not compete with fine dining, it has a fun decor and atmosphere, and as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3202 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-1602
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Central City
  • Neighbourhood: Central City
  • Phone Number: +1 602-273-1068

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?