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About Lobster Shop South
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.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Seafood, American, Northwest
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Lobster Shop has ample parking available in its own lot with no charge to our guests.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Ann Marie Myers: (253) 759-2165
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
Lobster Shop South Ratings and Reviews
Made it early for our 6:45 reservation and were seated quickly and early 😀. Our waitress was top notch, attentive and all our food was served quickly and with suggestions that didn’t feel like an “upsell”.
We started with a prawn cocktail and lobster bisque a with a big of Sherry (try it), my husband tried to lick the bowl clean he liked it so much!! For me I️ must say the cocktail sauce had the right amount of spice and flavor.
Dinner was the crab cakes which should be noted were Beautiful and not all filler!! I️ had the lobster tail with a lightly dressed arugula salad. There were potatoes there also but it was unnecessary. The lobster tail serving was large and prepared well. Sweet and yummy.
We finished with a decaf cappuccino and shared a piece of peanut butter pie (waitress recommended) the peanut butter filling was delish and the whip cream yummy, the only unnecessary thing was the chocolate and caramel syrup which just took away from the yummy pie!!
We had an early dinner here before attending a concert at the Tacoma Dome. We had a table right next to the window and the view was gorgeous. The food was amazing! Everything we tried was incredible. We had a variety of starters and entrees and everyone tasted everything. I booked this online without any personal recommendations so was hoping it would be good. We had a really wonderful experience and will definitely be returning when we’re in Tacoma again!
My mother, her husband and I were having a long awaited Saturday afternoon lunch. The service was brisk, yet unobtrusive. We were not rushed nor hovered over. The food was amazing. All three of us cleaned our plates (which is unusual for the other two). The bread that came with the meal was the perfect Italian style. The only problems were that they had a hard time finding me some black tea. We will go back!
Server did an outstanding job, she explained all options to us, made recommendations, gave us ample time to make our choices. Further, she was very attentive throughout our visit and refilled our beverages without interruption.
Our meal was outstanding and enjoyed by all.
One of our favorite places to dine in Tacoma.
For a first experience, the Brunch at Lobster Shop was awesome! The food was spectacular, and there was something for everyone - from healthy to naughty choices! Also, the atmosphere, service and views get high marks too. We are definitely coming back for Brunch again!
Took friends from Hawaii and Virginia here on a Saturday evening; it worked out great and they appreciated the water view. We were there early so were able to take advantage of their sunset special, which was delicious. Our wait person was very nice. If you come on Saturday, I highly recommend you have early reservations (like before 6 pm), because they got very crowded as the evening progressed.
Menu not as good as before and cost up. If going to charge more have items that are worth the price. Sat at a table under roof leak with no apologies or to be moved. Should not sit ten people in a booth setting. Service poor as one server with all big parties. Very disappointed with this trip to celebrate birthday.
Great agilo prawns on twilight dinner. Great view of the water.
Only problem was the front desk who told our brother that we hadn’t arrived. We sat waiting for him 20 minutes until he took the initiative to come in the dining and look for us. (We had gone to look for him but he waited outside so we didn’t see him in the lobby.) Not a great start.
We took our son to celebrate his birthday- with his traditional birthday food- lobster. We went for an early dinner (around 5) and the hostess was already a bit frazzled. We started with fried calamari- which was very good. We ordered our salads, entrees and desert from the 'twilight' menu, as well as two cocktails.
My son ordered the 'surf and turf', with a small lobster tail and medium rare steak. He reported the lobster was still cold in the middle, and the steak was brown all the way through. Overall, the food was okay, but not worth $175 for 3 people.
This might be a good place for drinks and appetizers, but we won't be back for dinner.
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