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Lobster Shop South

4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
+1 253-759-2165
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
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Reviewed yesterday

I attempted to make reservations three times for a party of four for Saturday evening. I was placed on hold two times and the staff member never came back onto the line to assist with the call. I called a third time and was finally...More

Thank Carrie W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Expensive, great view, great decor and delicious food. Service was exceptional. Go and enjoy. When you walk in you look out large windows across the bay.

Thank Will V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined here with my wife because my friend who lives in Tacoma said, "Lobster Shop is my favorite in the city." Now I know why. Superb service. Superb view. The food was perfection. I enjoyed the halibut Oscar. OMG! Sue loved the crab cakes,...More

Thank robinbayvillage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made reservations for 8pm, but got there way too early. We asked to be seated earlier if a bar table opened up. Within 30 minutes we were seated with one of the best views at a table outside.

Thank Aj101710
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited The Lobster Shop a few days ago with my family, while in Tacoma for my daughter's graduation. Located on the waterfront, or actually on the water, it has a perfect view of the Puget Sound. The food was fantastic, and beyond our already...More

Thank John Christian Ø
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met family there for dinner. We had drinks at the bar after arriving early. The lady bartender made our drinks to perfection. Our dinners were delicious and the scenery was great.

Thank Pravin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really great. Right on the water, we coould see all the way to Seattle. Worth a visit. Also enjoyed the drive up to see a bit more of Tacoma.

Thank ttp620
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. The Lobster Bisque, Maine Lobster and Ginger Crusted King Salmon were our favorites.

Thank sgstarner
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great food (hello, lobster bisque!), great view. Take your mom, take your grandpa, but if you're under fifty, go to a more "with it" place for your big event dinner. Full disclosure: I'm over fifty and I find it a bit stodgy, so judge for...More

1  Thank PNWTrav
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The Lobster Shop South, right on the Tacoma Waterfront, offers a quiet, romantic space with a water view, and a wide variety of glorious fresh seafood offerings. Their desserts are fabulous, too!

Thank 588wilmagw
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What is the attire here? Would I feel out of place in jeans and a polo? Thanks!
8 March 2017|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
During the summer you can get buy on the deck with a polo and jeans, but inside you at least want to wear office casual. That's not to say you won't get served, but if you want to blend in ratchet it up a notch
Special date night - is this the kind of place where a lady can dress up a bit and feel like she had an elegant evening?
30 September 2016|
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Response from Virginia C | Reviewed this property |
judy o
prices on menu
30 December 2014|
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Response from Sandy B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others. Lobster Shop is mid high in price but the food it serves is high quality and consistently the service and food is great. In the summer time I love to go early, sit on their deck and order happy hour... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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