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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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“brunch” (48 reviews)
“lobster” (57 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
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Reviewed yesterday

Checked in for 6:45 reservation and were told the table would be ready in 10". Went to the bar for a drink. At 7, asked the bartender if she could check for us; she returned, and told us that somehow our reservation had been canceled...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are willing to splurge a little, there are few restaurants in Tacoma that can match the food at the Lobster shop. Excellent waterfront views enhance the food as well. service can be slow at busy times, but overall is still excellent.

Thank charlesodonnell
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for happy hour and the appetizers were very tasty. My husband especially loves the hand cut fresh made French fries! Sliders/hamburger and chowder were good too!

Thank kathleenP1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I see the few number of not great reviews, can't imagine why!! It begins with a very nicely designed restaurant with terrific views, whether its lunch or dinner, then the food is and has been for a long time, really very good, so is the...More

Thank whatatripwehad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great date place. Very , very busy resutrant. Beautiful water view if you get lucky enough to sit there. Foods pretty good and the serice isn't to bad, their just really busy so thei5r slow. Other than thatNice Resturant.

1  Thank AnnA2160
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made reservations for 3. I didnt ask for a window seat but received one upon seating! Excellent service. My friend brought her own wine ( $10. cork fee) The Food was great. I will take a friend there shortly for her birthday lunch!

Thank brewer10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disclosure: My first date with my wife was at the Lobster Shop, Dash Point (now closed), so I have sentimental feelings for the restaurant. I have been going to the Lobster Shop for many years, and try to go there as often as possible whenever...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happy hour is always spectacular here.. Lobster bisque is always a favorite of mine, with a drizzle of sherry on top.. So we will always frequent here, in the summer, for happy hour.. Excellent prices too... Bit The last time we went in for the...More

Thank Leshertz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lobster Shop is one of the area's better restaurants for seafood. The view always impresses while the food and service are consistently good.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were great and the food better than I expected. We had lunch with friends we had not seen for some time and we were not rushed as we got caught up. Will come again no question.

1  Thank larrydavis0908
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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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
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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