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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
10:00 PM
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Lobster Shop South

4.6
1791 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront (65)
  • Special Occasion (59)
  • Scenic View (57)
Welcome to Lobster Shop, located on Ruston Way on the waterfront in Tacoma.

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 1:30pm

Easter Sunday: all day buffet 8:30am - 6:30pm
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Phone number
(253) 759-2165
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Olivares
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Private party facilities
We have two excellent rooms for private parties. Each room can hold up to 40 persons, great for company or family functions. Rooms are available most days and nights of the week. Please call us directly for additional information.
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Private party contact
Ann Marie Myers: (253) 759-2165
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
The Lobster Shop has ample parking available in its own lot with no charge to our guests.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1791 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Naomi 
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

Overall great experience. Just a quick suggestion, for reservations with a request mentioned in the reservation -- if the request could be communicated to the wait-staff that ends up assigned to the table so it can be taken care of if possible, that would be above and beyond



Thank you for the great experience as always!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined 2 days ago

The food is getting cheapened up. Not as much out, what is isn’t as fresh looking. The man that was at the carving station was so rude. Also, the workers look sloppy, and unkempt.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

We were very happy with our dinners. We had 3 children under 10. All went well

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Are great meal! Lobster bisque is so delicious. Tried the salmon cakes and would definitely go back to have them again.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Utterly fantastic and a premier seafood restaurant. Service, view and table fair is not matched in the Northwest. It has become our "go to" celebration location.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Was very nice overall. I had the planked salmon only came with rice and a few pieces of asparagus and was pretty spendy for what was on my plate. It was good don't get me wrong but if it wasn't for the bread I would not have had enough. For the price it would have been nice to have a salad that didn't cost extra. I would go again.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We were seated within minutes of arriving at the Lobster Shop. Our server was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious.

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BarbtheFoodie (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We love the food here. Second time in about a month. This time the service was a bit off. Mistakes on orders as well as our drinks sat empty after the first round. We all would have liked another drink but it was never offered.

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Shelly 
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

The view was wonderful as well as the food.
All the staff was professional yet personable.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

The Lobster Shop is ideal for a special occasion because the food and service is always top notch. Happy hour is also fun.

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