American Lobster

4.4
139 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Here at American Lobster, our daily goal is to create, serve and enjoy fine food. We love fresh food, flavorful food, food that’s in season, and food that’s distinct. Every morning before opening American Lobster's kitchen, we stock our shelves with market fresh ingredients, so that the food we serve you is as fresh and flavorful as can be. We welcome you to our restaurant, and wish you a hearty appetite.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
What 139 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PAmom
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good but too pricey!
Service was fine.

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I had a party of 7 and we all liked the food but felt it was over priced. Our server was outstanding and the reasturant was immaculate! We did purchase up sales like alchohol and deserts but quanity/quality versus price just wasn't there for us. We would go back so I definitely think you should try it out.

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caseyw
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food waa amazing. Fresh lobster cooked to perfection Wait staff extremely friendly and helped each other with their respective duties.

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GilmoreA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Everything was very good except the time it took to get our food. The appetizers were very slow in coming and we waited about an hour to get the main course. We arrived about 1:05 and did not leave until after 3.00 and we didn't linger or have desert. Too long!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day was excellent due to the great food and stellar service. We were sat early when we arrived ahead of our reservation time. The staff were courteous and accommodating.

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Stephanie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good cocktails. The specials and competitively priced. Though the lobster tails were a little mushy on the bottoms but not a huge deal. Everything from the apps to the entrees was delicious.

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StephanieF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice experience. Good food and good service!

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Heather
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maggie was our server and she was exceptional! Very personable and knowledgeable about the menu

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JasonT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been wanting to eat here since they’ve opened. Finally had the chance and zero regrets! Awesome food, server was great. Overall good night. Will definitely be back!

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Dave
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great- so many awesome choices. Will be going again

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AlexandraR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Just ok..nothing special. Ambience none. It wasn’t really what we expected .

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DavidS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow. Dinner for four took two hours. Food was good, waitress was nice and well mannered but not attentive to our table’s needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding.

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EmilyV
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow and steak did not come out cooked properly

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vipWillyR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was our third visit and the first visit on a Saturday night. Because they were very busy, the service seemed to suffer from other visits. The noise level was above what we had experienced on previous visits.

We would definitely return, but we would not return on a Saturday.

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AaronD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Save yourself the drive and money! Half our order was cold, the other half was burnt. Our waitress seemed to disappear for long periods of time. Our overall experience took longer than two hours.

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KenDe
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Quantity & quality of food should have been better to match the pricing. Understaffed so extremely slow. However, waitress was great just but slow due to not enough wait staff.

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BeckyW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the clam special on a Sunday! They were very good and service was excellent! Will be telling all my friends and we will be back!

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vipBonnieG
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food good service plenty of menu items for everybodys taste

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ChristopherY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Well our experience started off bad when we ordered our drinks. My wife ordered a beer and I ordered a Long Island Ice Tea. When the drinks arrived mine came with fruit which still had a piece of the sticker on it that was starting to detach in my drink. We ordered appetizers and salads that came out in the proper amount of time. Afterwards the dinners came out and the waitress dropped them off and left. My wife ordered a lobster tail and it came out not fully cooked all the way through. Mean while our waitress was nowhere to be found. She finally showed up because 2 other tables came in for here to service. We got her attention and she took the lobster tail back to get another one done the proper way. In the mean while she never did bring out dinner rolls to our table and the only reason that we noticed is that the 2 new tables all got rolls with their orders. The new lobster tail dinner came out well after I had finished my meal. She never made any other attempt to come over and try to calm the situation. Never asked if we wanted dessert at this point we were just disappointed and wanted to get out of there. On the way out the manager stopped us and talked to us about our experience and said the she would remove the lobster tail dinner from our bill and refund the money. She said it was no right that that happened to us and we should not pay for it. I asked her about the dinner rolls and she din not know about that and I also told her that the bar tender needs to remove the stickers when cutting fruit for drinks. Left a very unpleasant experience for our anniversary dinner.

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BobW
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food served was excellent. At our table we had Scallops, Lobster, Crab Cakes and Lobster Mac & Cheese, all were delicious and well presented. Menu is at a higher price point, but overall well worth it.

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LisaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Our reservations were for 5:15. My husband got an appetizer which was good. We waited 50 minutes for our entrees. My husband ordered surf & turf, with the steak being cooked medium. I came medium well. I ordered flounder stuffed with crab meat. The flounder was over cooked. It was dry & very crispy on the bottom. We paid approximately $120.00 for our dinner. For the price we paid, I could have went to another local establishment & had a fantastic meal. I feel the meals were overpriced & not very good. Our waitress was Ashley & she was fantastic. I don't think we will be going back to American Lobster again.

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vipDennisr
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cheese burger, lobster Mac and cheese, everything was great.

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NicholeI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was pretty good, but definitely not one of the best places I've eaten at. Pretty moderate at best. The spinach and cheese crab bread bowl was SO GOOD and the very best part. 2 negatives were the lobster bisque soup which tasted like literally nothing. Just nothing. And thr lobster in my entrée was tough. Everything else was just okay. Our waitress was very friendly, timely, and polite though. Our dinner salad was forgotten though.. so she boxed it up for us to go.

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BobB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Lobster Trio dinner in along time. great drinks and soup.

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Esteeman
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Location is convenient to get to. Parking is plentiful. Host and hostesses are cheerful and welcoming. Restaurant has a comfortable vibe to it as soon as you walk into the dining room.

The service was attentive and friendly. (Ask for Kim's section, she'll make the experience all the more enjoyable) The bar is generous when making your cocktails.

The food selections are diverse and ALL are delicious (we did a big sampling on our visit)

No matter the bill at the end, you will walk out satisfied you got your monies worth!

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Robin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! I've been here about 5 times in 2 months. LOVE IT!!!!

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KimberlyJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised. Everyone was so very nice and thorough. Food was excellent! Will most definitely be dining there again.

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Pocono
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been here a few times. Never dissatisfied.

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BLUE
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quality food presented nicely at a good value

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vipDennisr
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are 2nd visit, love this place 😍

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BrentW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Great atmosphere. Definitely reccomend.

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JoeK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was good needed to be much hotter. Was just barely warm. Staff should have come back to check a few minutes after delivering the food. Did not come back until we were almost half way done with the meal. Over all it was ok. Maybe just an off night. May give it another try at a later date.

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Lambchop
Poconos
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, you must come to experience. So pleasant to enjoy fine dining, a real art.

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HeatherH
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot for family meals and even date night! The staff is the best and the food is just as amazing as the service. I dream about their garlic butter! The manager is so accommodating and is so great with our children. 10/10 recommend every time!

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michelleb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Lobster tails were very small and flat. We were sitting almost 45 minutes before appetizers came out. We were trying to be sympathetic with recent re opening but it did take over an hour and 15 minutes to get our dinner. The vegetables were the best thing about the meal. We probably will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Kim, our server was exceptional! The food was amazing, try the calamari with flavorful aioli sauce, salads were great try the wasabi style dressing, if you’re into that. The drinks the great grapefruits was awesome, the house Malbec wine was so good. Dinner...the shrimp & crab scampi was delicious & the fish & chips also so. The cheesecake is so great! Dined there during covid, and even with a short staff Kim, our server was awesome and friendly. Also, noteworthy, the restrooms were nice and clean & had real paper towels (hate those dryers!). The place was clean & friendly and casual. I loved I can eat a “fancy” dinner in casual clothes, with great service & food! Was not a fan of the atmosphere, bust that is NOT why I dine somewhere. Totally recommend American Lobster! 4 ⭐️

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CaseyK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and the service was excellent. The lighting and atmosphere was very calming. The fish tank is a beautiful and perfectly placed.

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SallyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and our kids enjoyed the aquarium.

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placidm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress name was Kim she was very very good I could not ask for a better waitress and the food was excellent atmosphere was excellent we will definitely be there again

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from American Lobster using the Order Online button. American Lobster also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 881-4031.

American Lobster is rated 4.4 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

American Lobster does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/american-lobster-1420-jacobsburg-rd/giftcards?utmCampaign=onlineOrdering.

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.