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Lobster Shop

4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
+1 253-759-2165
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (49 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with friends for dinner and we had the Ahi Tuna nachos for appetizer it was fresh & crispy delicious, the chioppiano was loaded with fish,mussels, clams & oysters again fresh and delicious my friend loved his Lobster Mac & Cheese. Great Bloody Mary's...More

Thank Tamie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone had wonderful food, cooked to perfection! Our table looked right out onto the water of Commencement Bay with the seals frolicking in front of us! Wonderful service also!

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner with the family. We were able to take advantage of the twilight menu. The twilight martinis were excellent. The cedar plank salmon was perfect, the shrimp special was almost perfect. I though the shrimp was a touch over cooked but tasty as can...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I traveled from out of state to visit family for his birthday. We spent a great deal of time researching places to eat (thank you TripAdvisor) and thankfully selected the Lobster Shop for our evening out. Our experience there was almost perfect...More

Thank Molly S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A group of friends met here for lunch. We had hoped to dine on the deck but the weather was windy and cold. Parking is free and easy. I had hoped that the Lobster Shop would have more lobster on their menu. I wanted a...More

Thank bczican
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent customer service, the variety of food was excellent. A great place to bring your family and visiting guests.

Thank 808honu
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you want a wonderful meal with excellent service and if you want to feel special, The Lobster Shop is for you! Spend a relaxing evening with your special someone at a fabulous restaurant with unparalleled views of Commencement bay. Watch the boats glide by...More

Thank travelcogirl
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We were huge fans of the quaint homey Dash Point Lobster Shop so were skeptical about the larger Ruston Way restaurant. But we finally decided we needed to give it a chance. And it was an amazing dining experience! We lucked out with a window...More

Thank narfishi
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A favorite on the harbor with lobster bisque that I have yet to find any to compare. Reservations are a must for a window seat.

Thank Kathy B
Management response:Responded 15 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review! The Lobster Bisque is definitely a favorite! :)

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Lobster Shop is an excellent choice for dining on Ruston Way. We have never been disappointed. Good happy hour too!

Thank Alessandra W
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Thank you Alessandra! We always love hearing from happy guests!

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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