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The Lobster Trap

35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
+1 828-350-0505
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (271 reviews)
“crab cakes” (66 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
Healthy, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
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1 - 10 of 864 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I went to the Lobster Trap in Asheville with my wife for our 30th wedding anniversary on 10/15/2017 and I ordered the Sea Scallops once the dinner arrived I realized that you only receive 4 sea scallops no sides and the price is 29,00 dollars...More

Thank joel g
Reviewed 5 days ago

Monday night we walked from our B and B to Lobster Trap!!! Had a few minute wait but we got some beverages at the bar !! Our waiter (sorry cant remember his name) he was spectacular!!! Our dinner was fantastic!! Scallops, fish and soup.. is...More

Thank terri1957
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and your business! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Been to the restaurant multiple times and it is always good. Great choices of raw oysters craft beers. Always get the king crab and lobster tails. They do not take reservations but you can put your name on the wait list and hang out and...More

Thank Marilyn B
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for being a repeat customer! We really appreciate your business and review!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

JUST HAPPENED TO WALK BY....we walked in and was impressed. Sat at the oyster bar. Ate raw oysters and they were super fresh and the assortment was great. Also ate lobster brushetta appetizer. LOVED IT! Great experience!

Thank Mercy A
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your business and review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here last night. After waiting and hour, seems normal for a Friday, we both had soup and an entree. She had the butternut squash that she thought was marginal. I, on the other hand had the best lobster bisque...More

1  Thank David R
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your great suggestion! I think adding some starch to this dish is a wonderful idea. I will pass this along to our chef. We really appreciate the feedback and are so glad you came in.

Reviewed 1 week ago

That's my wife's statement when she took a bite of the maple bacon wrapped scallops, and I think I agree. I don't know how they managed to cook it fast enough to crisp the bacon without overcooking the scallops, but they did. The scallops were...More

Thank thetractorman
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so glad you came in! Thank you for the review and your business!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner , and since we had to wait a lil decided to have a beer at the bar , the bar is nice and well stocked , the restaraunt is loud not sure why maybe the acoustics . There was a...More

Thank PETE K
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate your business and review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great good , right downtown Asheville,NC. Best bartender Matt. Here in Asheville and have gone 3 times for dinner.

Thank Gail B
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visits! Thank you for sharing!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Music was on tap for us and the food was excellent - the halibut was outstanding buton a cold plate the rest was cold - same with my wife's trout

Thank uniquepartofparadise
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. I will discuss the plates with kitchen. We normally store the plates next to the heat lamps. Thanks!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a table of six on a recent Sunday night. A group of friends that gets together frequently at local restaurants. When we were seated, the band must have been on break. They began playing a few minutes later. Because the music (the band...More

Thank AHappyTraveler52
thelobstertrap, Owner at The Lobster Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. I spoke with Mike, who you corresponded with regarding the sound issue. As I believe he mentioned to you, we did have a technician from Musician's Workshop come out and adjust the volume of the sound equipment and speakers so...More

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jlm129flo
21 July 2017|
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Response from Ben R | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing a kid's menu; just call and ask. The lobster mac 'n cheese would be excellent for that; other sides and appetizers as well.
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rera1307
1 December 2016|
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Response from thelobstertrap | Property representative |
Yes. We have several gluten free options that are indicated on the menu. Make sure to let your server know about any dietary needs. Thanks!
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Two-Touring-The-US
11 July 2016|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
yes--not a chain--very good for this type event
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-350-0505
  • E-mail
Description
Since its opening in 2005, The Lobster Trap has been Asheville's premier seafood restaurant, and with good reason. The menu only features fresh seafood caught by trusted domestic purveyors and prepared in ways that showcase the delicate flavors and textures of fish, lobster, crabs, shrimp, oysters and clams. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in the heart of downtown Asheville, The Lobster Trap features live entertainment from local musicians every night. To that, add locally brewed Oyster House beers, craft cocktails, seafood-friendly wines and southern hospitality and you have The Lobster Trap's formula for success.
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