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Lobscouser Restaurant

337 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
+1 757-397-2728
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (21 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
337 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Longtime family owned restaurant. Consistently good food and service. Reasonably priced lunch and dinner with early bird dinner prices. Family and group friendly. A Portsmouth gem!!!

Thank maidenhead2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read many Trip Advisor reviews so I thought I’d give this place a try. I walked in and immediately fell in love with the Christmas decor in July and the Irish music playing in the background! What??!! LOL!! I tried looking around at other...More

Thank Winnie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu had plenty of choice and the fish was well cooked and fresh. We enjoyed the seafood platter and the options to have fish cooked in different ways. My blackened fish was very acceptable.

Thank KateandSteve
Reviewed 8 July 2018

This restaurant is located at High Street in downtown. You have to try the Pecan Encrusted Tilapia over rice, definitely a 5-star.

Thank SactoKPH
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

I came here for lunch after a busy day touring a Olde Town Portsmouth based on the many positive reviews. I was not disappointed. We were promptly greeted and seated. The place itself is not fancy but was more what I would call quirky as...More

Thank Virginia P
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this local food favorite. Fresh fish and great scallops. A must try if in the Portsmouth area.

Thank Islanders2006
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is a quaint little restaurant in Olde Town Portsmouth. We only had appetizers which were very good. The spicy scallops were very spicy but the fruit sauce on the bottom off sets the spiciness. We also had the calamari which were good also. No...More

Thank LeeannLikesFood
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We are in town to visit our son that in the hospital so we were looking for a restaurant that was close and not expensive. Found this place and was very happy with it. We went right at 5:00pm and were able to get the...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Lobscouser is our Go To restaurant in Portsmouth. Over the years we've come to know a little about the folks who make the place great, it's a family run business with extremely low staff turnover (unusual for a restaurant!) and they genuinely care about their...More

Thank WeekendWarrier
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Reasonably priced, good service, decent portions. No complaints-it has been around for awhile, for good reason.

Thank DubBee
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25 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jen0416 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is not that large. It is very quaint and cozy just not as open for that many people. It is divided in two sections. The only other thought I had was if you spoke to the owner to rent out the entire venue for... More
21 December 2015|
Response from DDRUSN | Reviewed this property |
Closed 24-26 Dec, so no.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-397-2728
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