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Lobster Shop

4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
+1 253-759-2165
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (48 reviews)
“lobster” (55 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went again and found the staff disorganized and not on point The food was better and unfortunately this type of restaurant should not run hot and cold Consistent service and food quality should be the norm As an example when we arrived for early...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I had a date night and decided to try a seafood place in Tacoma. It was crowded so we had a glass of wine in the bar...and were seated in about 20 minutes...no problem since it was a Saturday night. We ate...More

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 2 days ago

what a gorgeous place, the view is spectacular. we sat outside the service was amazing our server Rachel was fabulous, very professional and friendly. the appetizers were beautiful and tasted amazing. prawn cocktail, rock mussels, lobster bisque, brochette and d-crapese. all amazing. the salad- crab...More

Thank joselito1959
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here on a whim while killing some time before a wedding and loved it so much we brought family back the next day! On our first visit we enjoyed the amazing view on the deck along with the amazing lobster rolls and fish and...More

Thank ErinVM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service great. Highly recommend especially for out of town visitors. Had the seasonal halibut and berry cobbler & creme brulee desserts.

Thank m W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 12 for a great birthday gathering. They offer a twilight menu at a discounted price from normal menu from 4:30 this about 6 Good food been here multiple times. My steak was over cooked but taken back for another attempt. It happens. Great...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for Sunday brunch. Made reservations two weeks in advance. Seafood was fresh (Dungeness crab legs, shrimp, salmon, steamer clams, oyster shooters, etc.). Omelet station, waffle station, carving station. A bit pricey, but everything was tasty. The buffet line was not too busy (no...More

Thank TropicGirl36
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We compared several of the restaurants that are lined up along this road by the water. The Lobster Shop is one of the most expensive if not the most expensive and their lunch menu is not much cheaper than dinner. The food was good though,...More

Thank hcmjkm
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This is our go-to favorite restaurant on Tacoma’s waterfront. Food is always delicious, great service and the views are stunning. The early bird specials are a great way to go. We have also enjoyed the brunch, really great!

Thank calandtinacarpenter
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I came for a graduation lunch but have also just dropped in for happy hour dates. Entrees have all been hits in my experience. Single best calamari I’ve ever had.

Thank Brandon H
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Gina S
5 August 2017|
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Response from PJB892 | Reviewed this property |
One of our party had steak and it was very good - tender and cooked perfectly.
8 March 2017|
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Response from Mo S | Reviewed this property |
Lots of polo shirts and button downs with khaki's or jeans for the guys, casual tanks and tops with shorts, skirts or jeans for the ladies during the day. Evenings are the same except for folks who are having a special... More
1 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-759-2165
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