The Lobster Trap
Steamed Maine lobster mixed with sauteed jumbo scallops, blackened shrimp and sauteed asparagus topped with parmesan. Finished with a smoked butter and rosemary sauce.
Eight gulf oysters grilled with parmesan, butter and grilled lemon
Alaskan King Crab Legs
One pound of real deal with corn on the cob, new potatoes and drawn butter. (GF)
Jess was amazing as always. We love coming here. Great food & worth the price.
The food & service was outstanding! We had a wonderful time celebrating our bride to be!
Loved it! Really, really, really, loved the he'll out a it!
Excellent food. Fantastic service. We were there for our anniversary. I had the surf and turf. It was so good. Steak done perfectly. My husband had the shrimp and grits. Best grits I’ve ever tried. The server was helpful and appropriately attentive. I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys seafood.
Party of 8 from out of town. Really enjoyed the food!
Always dependable , always good
Food was fresh and delicious, staff super friendly and helpful, atmosphere cool and relaxed. Great evening.
Maggie was excellent, helped us with our first “whole” lobster experience!! They are fresh, flown in daily. Food was amazing, try the maple bacon scallops for an app ! Will definitely be back.
Great service, also, because Asheville is following social distance guidelines we felt very comfortable eating in this restaurant. Food was very good!
We had a great evening with great service! Our server took time to answer any questions we had and the menu was awesome - do yourself a favor and get the lobster dinner!
Very fine evening celebrating an Anniversary, enjoyed the experience
This is our fifth trip to the "Lobster Trap" and we had a wonderful time. It was my wife's 78th birthday and she had a wonderful time. Our server was the bartender as we sat on the bandstand, and she was fantastic. We had 4 dozen oysters and my wife had one lobster and I had two. The beverages were great as well as the oysters, the lobsters were not as good as previous. The shells were soft and spongy and the meat was on the chewy side, but my wife was enjoying the occasion so I kept my thoughts private. All in all, it was an enjoyable evening, just not completely up to par. We'll be back to give it a try in June when I turn 78.
We had a wonderful dinner for our 48th anniversary. Jess gave us superb service. The food was amazing.
Intimate atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff.
Wonderful seafood. Great spot, and super arr we ice.
Every bite was beyond amazing! We are so excited to discover this restaurant! Highly recommend!
Thank you so much! So happy you found us and we look forward to seeing you again!
The lobster was delicious! So was the lobster bisque, and my red wine. However, the potatoes delivered in a bowl with the corn weren't quite done, and eating off the cob didn't lend itself to 'fine dining'. My husband's steak was so-so, as were his potatoes and broccoli. On the whole we did enjoy ourselves, but aren't likely to return.
Food is always am axing here and service is great. such a gem hidden in the mountains where you would not think to find fresh seafood.
Thanks you so much!
Our waitress was spot on with recommendations and service. Our food was excellent and plentiful. Oysters were cool and fresh.
Went for dinner - had lobster - over cooked, rubbery. Sides were good. Lobster stuffed mushroom appetizer was great! Wait staff was attentive and nice.
Ok, here goes my post. We are from Nashville and are here on a business trip. Before we left I checked out reviews and menus of other restaurants. Then I came across the Lobster Trap. I saw the menu and it is everything I LOVE.
Once we arrived we were very nicely greeted. Our reservation wasn’t until 6pm and we arrived a bit early. They had a table available and happily seated us ahead of time.
Our server was David. He greeted us promptly and very welcoming. Helped us pick some good local beers to go with dinner. We started off with 1/2 dozen raw oyster and the grilled oysters with fresh parmigiana and butter. Fantastic!!! Next up we ordered the steamed clam and mussels in a white wine broth. Those clams were so delicious. The muscles were amazing also. Then we ordered our main meal. I ordered the grilled lobster. Y’all, I’ve been grilling my lobsters over camp fires and grills for years and if you don’t know what your doing they can become very dry. Well let me tell you THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING!! I was comfortably full at this point but I just knew if the desserts were as fantastic as the rest of the meal I had to try it. My all time favorite is bread pudding. I’m picky about my bread pudding. It was pure joy in my mouth!!
Bonus, while we were eating I had perfect view of the Chucking King Trevor! I was in awe of how fast he was shucking those oysters.
The price for our meal completely shocked us. We have eaten in a lot of very fine dining restaurants and have never received the flavor and quality of a meal like this at this price.
Way to go you guys. You truly deserve at 10 start rating! And please come open a Lobster Trap in Nashville!!
We really can't thank you enough! Our team works so hard every day and we really appreciate these kind words!
Awesome place to dine. Great atmosphere and customer service!
This place was recommended to us as a good place for a celebratory dinner. It’s more like a glorified bar.
Service was not great. Seafood was fine but pretty bland. Atmosphere was much more laid back than we expected.
Food was good, especially the seared scallops and lobster newberg. Our table unfortunately was set up on what is the music stage, and there was old equipment piled up around us plus a dead plant in a pot and random table with plate/condiment storage. Not the nicest immediate surroundings.
Food was excellent. Service was adequate. Our server was very personable.
Booked on open table and in preferences requested patio seating. On arrival was told they did not take reservations for patio seating. This needs to be conveyed before or during booking.
Thank you for coming in, we appreciate your business. We'll look into this issue.
We had a reservation for 5 at 8:30. Didn't know they closed at 9, but everything was amazing. Would definitely recommend.
Thanks for coming in!
Seafood no flavor,order a plate out of crab leg,order another plate out of scallops
Excellent food and excellent service. We will definitely go back and recommend others to visit
Overall, this is a good restaurant. The food was excellent, and the service was good. My main complaint is I felt it was overpriced. Also, the restaurant was very noisy. Felt pretty crowded and cramped. But, the delicious food did outweigh the cons.
Outstanding experience from our server, food, atmosphere. We had a great time entertaining our family from Houston Texas.
Awesome lobster, cornbread and steak. Service was excellent.
A lot better than expected. Recommend the surf and turf with whole lobster and crab legs.
Great tasting food in an atmosphere that is comfortable and relaxed.
Fantastic food and great service!
Jessica was a phenomenal server!
Always a favorite, and Brandon is the best waiter EVER
Several people recommended we eat at The Lobster Trap when they heard we were going to Asheville. It didn’t disappoint! Food and service were great and still being Covid, they followed social distancing rules which made us feel very comfortable eating there.
In Asheville this restaurant is the #1 restauuant for Maine lobster and Alaskan king crab. Great food and service. Hope they continue with Bluegrass music entertainment in the future. Happy to know they take reservations now.
We thank you so much and really appreciate the compliment as it means a lot to us! We will pass this on to our staff.
Will not disappoint, food was fantastic and the best sangria ever!
You can order delivery directly from The Lobster Trap using the Order Online button. The Lobster Trap also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 350-0505.
The Lobster Trap is rated 4.7 stars by 540 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.