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Lobster Shop

4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
+1 253-759-2165
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (51 reviews)
“lobster” (61 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 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent service and food. Very warm environment and beautiful view. A bit pricey but worth the dollars.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank weidner1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views, attentive and friendly servers, disappointing food. My guess is the chef got their start in fast food and fell in love with the deep fryer. Why take fresh and delicious seafood local from the NW and throw it in old fyer grease. There...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank slappy42
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure who our server was; he didn't not tell us his name. Very loud person. We ordered drinks and calamari as an appetizer, but it came before our drinks, which took a long time. Appetizer was comp'd. Good. Two of four drink reorders were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RAMWashington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here 3 times, always good food and always beautiful view. Service is great and it's a nice place to relax with a drink.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ScottJenn05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading reviews, we decided on this place to treat our friends to dinner. So disappointed in the service. Order drinks with appetizer to start ... appetizer arrives and NO DRINKS. Continue on with meal --- soups warm and not hot. Order more drinks to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barbara8211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only is the view amazing, but the atmosphere is very elegant and the food delicious and unique. Definitely impressive for clients or family/friends.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sheryl M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got into a bar table with no reservations on a Saturday night. Staff was super friendly and the food was yummy!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KGodinez
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Personally this is my favorite restaurant on Ruston Way. There lobster bisque is absolutely outstanding and I highly recommend it. Make sure to finish off with the crème brûlée. This service has always been outstanding and the other patrons are very respectful. If you want...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JasonH682
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Small bar area but views are incredible. Happy hour was a great value; poke nachos and the double pour martini are highly recommended. Staff was friendly and very attentive. Was not a fan of the salmon cakes. Will return for dinner during my next trip.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karon W
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Why do great venues often have mediocre cuisine? Such is the case with the Lobster Shop, good ambience and good service but cuisine reminiscent of Denny’s. Eat somewhere else.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 863glenng
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December 22, 2018|
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Response from LowCarbZone | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Come as you are, but some other diners will likely be well dressed.
Gina S
August 4, 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.
March 7, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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