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.
Alaskan King Crab Legs
One pound of real deal with corn on the cob, new potatoes and drawn butter. (GF)
Eight gulf oysters grilled with parmesan, butter and grilled lemon
Service was outstanding. Food was beyond our expectations.
Would eat there every night if we were locals
Had to wait outside in the cold even with reservation due to “social distancing” even though no one was waiting inside. Food was terrible and overpriced. Left mid meal and ate somewhere else.
Our apologies that your experience was not what you had hoped for as we certainly attempt to make every guests feel special. Please take care and we hope you give us another chance in the future.
Food was fabulous. So glad we were able to get reservations
We're happy you were able to get your reservations as well! Thank you!
We had a reservation and still had to wait 45 mins +. The host said he was seating people in the order they arrived. What is the point of having a reservation?!
Hello, I looked up your reservation and Opentable tells me that you arrived 23 minutes late for your reservation. Looks like you were sat as soon as we were able to find an available table for you. I recommend trying to arrive as on time as possible otherwise it will affect what time you get seated. Thank you for your business and our apologies for any confusion.
Excellent service, food was great and a wonderful atmosphere! Will definitely be back!
James was our waiter. He was very good. Our dinner was great. The drinks were great. We had a great experience.
The grilled oysters, maple-bacon scallops, grilled lobster and Lobster newburg were all outstanding!! The lobster bisque had excellent flavor, but could have used a few chunks of lobster in it. Excellent service, casual setting. We will return. Bravo
Thank you so much, this means a lot! We look forward to having you back soon.
The seafood that was cooked well (both the grilled and steamed lobster, the clams and mussels) was excellent. The king crab and shrimp, however were grossly overcooked and inedible. A mixed bag. May give them one more shot.
Excellent meal and great Lobster!
Thanks so much!
Jessie was our waitress, and she made our first experience great. The food was so good we are going back Thursday.
This is fantastic, thank you so much! Jessie is great and glad she made you all feel at home!
All around great experience! The key lime pie was to die for.
This was our second time eating here. The service is excellent and their Covid practices are excellent.
I recommend the Oysters Rockefeller and the stuffed mushrooms. Next time we go we are going to skip the entrée and just get appetizers and small plates. We will definitely go back the next time we are in town.
Thank you! We look forward to having you all back again soon!
The food was very good. A little on the pricier side but we will definitely go back sometime.
We appreciate your business and look forward to having you back!
Great service! The oysters were very good and our server help with suggestions.
Love the Lobster Trap!! You can always count on a delicious meal ❤️
Thank you! We look forward to having you back!
It was awesome
Food as mediocre at best. Sloppy looking staff and a noisy bar
We apologize you didn't enjoy your experience with us. In the colder months some staff will be wearing a sweatshirt which we typically offer a uniformed one, but a specific size isn't always available. Some gusts can get loud and we always try to politely ask them to keep it down. Thanks for you feedback.
Excellent!!! We will be back!!
We went for Valentines Day weekend. It was wonderful! The atmosphere was easy and fun. Our waiter was superb. The food was delicious from the appetizers to dessert. We can’t wait to come visit Asheville and The Lobster Trap again!
Thank you for coming in and glad you enjoyed everything. Looking forward to having you back again soon!
Food and service were both outstanding. Try the Keylime pie!
Thank you! We're very proud of our house made Keylime!
This place is the real deal for fresh, delicious steamed lobster and mussels and for oysters on the half shell! Its the ONLY place in the AVL area to eat shellfish! Great wine selection, also! Wait-staff are top-notch! GO THERE!
Thank you so much! We're very proud of what we do and love when it pays off with awesome guests like yourself. We hope to see you again soon!
We were seated within 5 min. of reservation. Hostess was very nice and because I am handicapped she set us close to the door for ease of access . We ordered Steak dinner and Trout dinner. Both meals were very good. Steak was cooked to requested doneness, and trout was very moist and flakey. Sides were ok. No one left hungry. Noise level was loud.
Thank you for coming in and glad you enjoyed evening. It was a bit of celebratory weekend for folks, but we'll definitely work on the noise level, thanks. Hope to see you again soon!
Highly recommend! Great food, huge portions, wonderful staff! Following Covid protocol, limiting tables, TIP WELL!!
Thank you so much for coming in. We really appreciate your business and look forward to having you back soon!
Food was exceptional and service was great. We especially enjoyed our server, Brandon, who was very knowledgeable and personable.
Thank you! We'll pass along the kind words to Brandon. Hope to see you again soon.
Overall our experience was okay, which was disappointing since we were really looking forward to it. The Lobster Bisque had no lobster in it and our entrees took a while to be served. Everything we got for dinner was steamed, so we just thought it was odd for how long it took with them not being very busy on a weeknight.
The staff was very pleasant, the restaurant was clean, and the cocktails were good.
We went for my birthday & had a wonderful evening
The food and service were outstanding as usual. Catlyn did an excellent job with our reservation and attending to our needs. We always eat here when we are in Asheville and we are never disappointed.
Thank you for the compliment! We'll pass along your kind words to Caytlyn. Looking forward to having you all back soon.
Food was OK. Not amazing. Service was good. Casual atmosphere.
The Lobster Trap is one of our favorite restaurants. It is a higher price point than many are accustomed but the food is fresh and delicious, service is excellent (especially Brandon) and will worth whatever it costs.
Thank you for such a high compliment, it's much appreciated!
Very fresh and very delicious!!! Server was knowledgeable and pleasant!
Thank you! Hope to see again soon.
Service staff very friendly. Food was good especially for seafood not on the coast.
The food and services were very good. It wasn’t easy to find a parking spot though. Especially if you arrived before 6pm.
Thank you and glad you enjoyed everything. Unfortunately parking is out of our hands, but we recommend parking in one of the parking garages as it eliminates much of the hassle of trying to find street parking.
The food was very tasty and the ambiance was good for a date night (dimly lit and intimate). My only “complaint” was it took a few minutes after first being seated for a server to come to the table. The server who ended up coming was also the hostess. She could have been a bit more attentive throughout our meal, but she was still very friendly and nice. Overall a really nice experience and I’d definitely eat there again!
Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed everything. We're always looking to improve, so thanks for your feedback.
Best seafood I have ever had, and I am from New England!
Thank you! That means a lot!
Authentic seafood, friendly service and fair prices. We will return.
Thanks so much! We look forward to having you back soon.
It was for my moms birthday, the food and service was amazing ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you! Glad you chose to celebrate with us!
OMG! Outstanding experience.
- Appetizer - Baked Oysters
- Drinks - Old fashioned Bourbons
- Mains - Lobster Newburg, Surf & Turf with Scallops
-Dessert - Key Lime Pie
Slight discomfort as many employees hustled around us, yet no one acknowledged us.
Dinner for 2 with drinks and tax was $185 + $37 tip.
Top end fee for top end food, drinks, and ambience.
Highly recommend, and I will return, albeit a few months from now!
Thank you so much for the kind words and glad that you enjoyed everything! We will work with staff about acknowledgement of gusts while working around them. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Take care.
food and staff excellent will go again when we are in Ashville
Thanks you! Look forward to having you back soon!
Always good, great service!
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 476 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.