Lobster Shop South
The Lobster Shop restaurants have been operating since 1977, offering some of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite seafood dishes.
The restaurant sits over the waters of Commencement Bay, offering breathtaking views of both Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountain Range.
During the summer months the restaurant offers outdoor dining and with a dock available for boaters, makes for an excellent day getaway.
Lobster Shop has always been the place where the South Sound loves to celebrate; whether a birthday, anniversary or promotion you just can't beat the atmosphere.
Annually rated by the well known Zagat Survey, Lobster Shop takes a great deal of pride in making sure that every experience is a memorable one. We look forward to serving you soon.
maine lobster, parmesan cheese, shaved onions, artichoke hearts, crostini
rich lobster stock, sweet vermouth, cream
We sat on the patio with a breathtaking view of Mt Ranier. The device was well and the food yummy. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience.
We've been coming to Lobster shop for years. Quality has always been good. Service always good. View outstanding. That's why we keep coming back.
I was nervous with covid Lobster shop might close. I'm glad they're still open.
Had the best service and we were running late, and they were able to work us right in. The food was amazing we had 4 different dinners and everyone was impressed with the food. We will start going here more, can not find better service and food.
The food and service were outstanding as usual.
Love this place for a hungry foodie. The Prawn Aglio is a must try....sauce to die for!
Did not disappoint. Excellent food combined with superior service!
Great food, great service, great view. They did a great job with the COVID restrictions too.
Loved it! Had such a great experience all around!
Everyone enjoyed their meal- service was great, beautiful restaurant!
Wonderful in every regard
The service was incredible. I had family visiting from out of state and they claimed it was perhaps one of the best meals they ever had. Everything regarding COVID precautions was clearly explained. The meal was great and we had a wonderful time.
We were seated at a window right by the water. Our waitress was very attentive. Food was fresh and cooked to order. Hostesses were pleasant and friendly. Great date night!!
Great place for a romantic dinner. The food is always fresh, hot, and delicious.
We had a great experience for my wife’s birthday dinner.
Wonderful lunch great selection. Very impressed with the portions and sometimes when you order something with lobster you maybe see a tad but we got a lovely selection. We didn’t have a great of service as last time. We went about 3 weeks ago and had such wonderful service it made us want to return. This time was rather aloof never got checked on etc. like the soup was quite cold but no one ever came back to check on us. I know it’s hard right now.
The staff was fantastic and the food was delicious! Thank you so much for making our 22nd Wedding Anniversary that much more memorable!
The restaurant was beautiful. The service was great. The food and drinks were delicious. Would definitely recommend the lavender lemon drop. Can’t wait to go again!
I had the Carbonara. It had definitely set a bit and was way overcooked. The lobster on top was very dry and chewy. My wife had the salmon which was fattier than normal but otherwise okay. The quinoa mixture wasn’t bad, just wasn’t very good and did not pair well with the salmon. The chowder and lobster bisque we had were very good. The blackberry cobbler was quite good as well. Service and ambiance was very nice as usual but for $171 I would have expected better quality food. The food quality and presentation just seemed rushed. We have been there several times and have always raved about the quality. Unfortunately this time was a misstep.
I just want to thank you for such a lovely evening while taking our Mother (84) and our Son (37) out for Birthday dinner. They have celebrated there Birthday, 9/13, together every year and you made it so special this year. The crab, prawns, salmon was cooked to perfection. And the desserts were amazing. Thanks again for helping us create this memory, especially during these difficult times with COVID. Linda Buetow
Great food and creative cocktails. I would recommend the seafood sampler platter as starter.
Great food and service! We were greeted and seated right away. Scallops and Halibut were excellent.
Very slow service, wasn’t happy with the staff, the food was ok but not for the price. I excepted way more for what I was paying..
The food was delicious and the server was very friendly and efficient. I go there every year for my birthday and I think they are getting better every year!
Lobster Shop did an exceptional job maintaining safety and health code regulations due to Covid. Will absolutely go back!! Service was top-notch! The food as always is first-rate as was the wine selection and cocktails!
First time out since, well...everything was very good, with exception of the potato dish served with our filets. Very bland, and unremarkable. Our server (Justin) was very attentive, and left us with a very favorable impression. We love the Lobster Shop, and we’ll be back again soon!
We had a great lunch for our granddaughters birthday. The appetizer platter was perfect for sharing. The Cedar Planked Salmon was beyond delicious and my husband inhaled the scallop special. Our server was very good and the seating was spacious.
Tried outdoor dinning. Muse and quiet. Great to show off to our out of town guests.
Friend from Minnesota in town visiting.
Excellent food and environment! Friendly staff! Looking forward to our next dining experience.
Enjoyed a nice meal seated outside on the terrace. Our server Honor W. was so nice. We wanted to enjoy the sunny day & have our drinks first, then appetizer before meal. She didn’t rush us like some places try to. Our Lobster dip w/bread definitely delicious. Husband ordered the 3/4 pound crab leg dinner & it was a huge leg of crab. Big chunks of crab meat, easy too eat as they split the shell down the middle for you. My crab Louie salad was loaded with huge chunks of crab. They also have someone that comes out & completely cleans the tables with sanitizers after a party leaves.
The Lobster Carbonara was delicious, a must try. The Lobster Bisque was also just as good.
Our server was absolutely friendly and very informative with the menu!
You can’t beat the view from the Lobster Shop. The staff was very careful to observe current safety standards.
The weather was perfect and we were able to sit outside. The waiter was wonderful and there was no hurry for us at all to leave. Will come back.
W love the Lobster Shop. Good, service and location is awesome.
This was our first time eating out at a restaurant during this time of COVID, so using OpenTable to make a reservation was easy, arrived about 5 minutes before to check-in. At that time we asked if we could sit outside on the patio, they were happy to accommodate that request, only needed to wait another 5 minutes to make it happen. We waited out front to give space and were quickly found and taken to our table. Hand sanitizing spots in convenient locations, tables spaced out and we felt very comfortable. Staff were friendly and food was great.
Scallops were cooked perfectly just melted in your mouth. Lobster was perfect.
Our family of five sat on the outdoor pier/patio for lunch on a beautiful day. My husband and I celebrated 14 years. The seafood was fresh but our waiter goofed on my order and mixed up our bill with another table. That said, we had a great experience and the everyone enjoyed the food.
Justice our server was excellent and the food was A+ - Great view
We were visiting from AZ. We had 3.5 hours time to use up for lunch. We chose Lobster Shop. Service was Really Good and Leah was perfect in allowing our dragged out slow pace meal. Food was good ( Halibut was a bit dry). Timing from the kitchen was perfect and presentation was beautiful. Variety and Options were many, Excellent selections for lunch hour. Would we do it again? In a heart beat!
Lobster Shop South is rated 4.6 stars by 2926 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.