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The Lobster Trap

35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
+1 828-350-0505
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (277 reviews)
“crab cakes” (67 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
Healthy, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
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1 - 10 of 895 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped after having a very disappointing meal at another restaurant. We were glad we did, just had appetizers but it was fantastic, I have only been a few time but every time I go I ask myself , why have I not been back...More

Thank Miguel C
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed your appetizers! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came here for dinner while visiting Asheville for our anniversary. We were lucky enough to snag two seats at the bar since the wait was a hour and a half at 6pm on a Saturday. We ordered the bacon wrapped scallops...More

Thank jafedd
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your anniversary celebration with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your review and your business!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking so forward to a wonderful meal, wow, how I was disappointed. We both ordered the surf and turf, I have found when ordering steak out in order to avoid the dreaded send back, I order medium-well, my wife ordered medium. They both...More

Thank ibafalcon
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so sorry you were disappointed with your meal. I hope you let your server know so you were not charged. I have shared your review with the staff and we will be more diligent about our steaks in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our experience was absolutely amazing. Our waiter was very helpful & attentive. We both had lobster, shrimp & clams. I've never had better lobster!! We have been to several seafood joints .. this is our favorite & we will be back!!

Thank michele o
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your business and wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arriving rather late to Asheville NC, my wife and I decided to eat a late supper at The Lobster Trap. Since it was a Sunday evening, we had no wait and could practically picked out any table in the restaurant. The establishment is decorated...More

Thank DignanAgnew
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in and for sharing your experience! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. I will share your comments with the kitchen. Hope you had a great trip to Asheville!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I come here often and it is always excellent. Best oysters and seafood anywhere! Even the kids love it! Staff is attentive and helpful....opened a whole Lobster for our 10 year old son at the table! Great restaurant. You won’t be disappointed.

Thank Amy C
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing and for being a repeat customer! So glad your family enjoys The Lobster Trap!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this little seafood gem by chance on our way up to Bryson City for a weekend getaway - we are so glad that we did! It is a very cozy restaurant with a very fresh coastal feel. It reminds you of being in...More

Thank NatashaBolden
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful review! I can't tell you how much we appreciate your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. I will share your review with the staff. We hope you will find an excuse to return to Asheville!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy Delicious Seafood! Oysters Rockefeller Rocked! Whole Maine Lobster Perfectly Prepared! Grouper Moist Tender! Entree Like Low Country Boil Cooked For Best Flavor! Great Friendly Service! Clean! Get there when they open to avoid the lines

Thank pirate013
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your business and great review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this restaurant may be a little hard to find, don't let the small store front appearance convince you not to try this place. Seating is limited and the bar area is tiny, but the food is remarkable. Our server, Brandon, was very personable and...More

Thank lani474
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate your business and the feedback!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for linen, crystal and silver service this is not your place. Food excellent. Service attentive and knowledgeable. About 6 different oyster selections from MA and CT. Also Gulf oysters available. Great selection of craft beers. Cup of soup served in a...More

Thank billyjeanne
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and business! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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jlm129flo
21 July 2017|
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Response from Ben R | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing a kid's menu; just call and ask. The lobster mac 'n cheese would be excellent for that; other sides and appetizers as well.
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rera1307
1 December 2016|
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Response from thelobstertrap | Property representative |
Yes. We have several gluten free options that are indicated on the menu. Make sure to let your server know about any dietary needs. Thanks!
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Two-Touring-The-US
10 July 2016|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
yes--not a chain--very good for this type event
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-350-0505
  • E-mail
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.
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