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Lobster Shop

4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
+1 253-759-2165
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (58 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Small bar area but views are incredible. Happy hour was a great value; poke nachos and the double pour martini are highly recommended. Staff was friendly and very attentive. Was not a fan of the salmon cakes. Will return for dinner during my next trip.

Thank Karon W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Why do great venues often have mediocre cuisine? Such is the case with the Lobster Shop, good ambience and good service but cuisine reminiscent of Denny’s. Eat somewhere else.

Thank 863glenng
Reviewed 1 week ago

The calamari steak strip appetizer was nicely prepared and delicious. We probably were just there on an off night but I expect much better attention to the cooking of a meal that will run over $50 per person before tip and without alcohol. This place...More

Thank LowCarbZone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Not too noisy. Comfortable place nice decor. Calamari was fantastic! Lobster dip incredible. Had the mahi mahi special. Light, tasty, can’t make it at home. Lobster carbonara was great. Different twist on a classic. Would return. Would be a regular if we lived...More

Thank timb811
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our anniversary and we hadn't been there in ages. Glad we made a reservation. It was very crowded but the service was very much on schedule and flowed smoothly. We didn't have to wait for a drink, our food, or even dessert.

Thank Carmen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy our visits there. They have an especially nice Happy Hour menu. Seating is limited however. It's a small place.

Thank MikeInTacoma
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The food was superior, but the view was spectacular. The early dinner special was spot on. Serving and selection was lovely. This was our first visit, but not the last. Service was outstanding. Water glasses were kept full with feeling too closely monitored.

Thank Sherrie L
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We went to the Lobster Shop for their Twilight Dinner at 4:30 pm with my cousin and her husband. The service was fabulous and our server spent a great deal of time explaining the menu. Caesar salad had absolutely no flavor. My cousin said the...More

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

In route to take care of business in Tacoma, we decided to try the lobster shop in Reston. We have heard many reviews from friends that it was a must. I has been ordered to plank salmon, and a glass of white wine. I ordered...More

Thank Anita W
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We loved the vibe, views and terrific cuisine! We enjoyed crafted mocktails, halibut, seafood trio, salmon and vegetarian pasta! The desserts were awesome blueberry cobbler, flourless chocolate cake and coconut home made ice cream! We will be back as it’s our favorite place close to...More

Thank vallartafan
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Gina S
4 August 2017|
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Response from PJB892 | Reviewed this property |
One of our party had steak and it was very good - tender and cooked perfectly.
8 March 2017|
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Response from Mo S | Reviewed this property |
Lots of polo shirts and button downs with khaki's or jeans for the guys, casual tanks and tops with shorts, skirts or jeans for the ladies during the day. Evenings are the same except for folks who are having a special... More
30 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-759-2165
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