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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” (58 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 1 week ago

The food was superior, but the view was spectacular. The early dinner special was spot on. Serving and selection was lovely. This was our first visit, but not the last. Service was outstanding. Water glasses were kept full with feeling too closely monitored.

Thank Sherrie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Lobster Shop for their Twilight Dinner at 4:30 pm with my cousin and her husband. The service was fabulous and our server spent a great deal of time explaining the menu. Caesar salad had absolutely no flavor. My cousin said the...More

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In route to take care of business in Tacoma, we decided to try the lobster shop in Reston. We have heard many reviews from friends that it was a must. I has been ordered to plank salmon, and a glass of white wine. I ordered...More

Thank Anita W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the vibe, views and terrific cuisine! We enjoyed crafted mocktails, halibut, seafood trio, salmon and vegetarian pasta! The desserts were awesome blueberry cobbler, flourless chocolate cake and coconut home made ice cream! We will be back as it’s our favorite place close to...More

Thank vallartafan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just like the title says. Very clean and very fresh. What more do you need? Thanks for the amazing dinner. Aaron Wernli

Thank aaronwernli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The online menu is old...prices are much higher. You pay for the great view (and it is stupendous) but I left feeling like I had paid double for what was offered (I had the King Salmon on cedar plank..the salmon was delicious but the rice...More

Thank EricaLeB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful halibut and salmon with yummy sauces and sides. Lobster Bisque was super rich and flavorful. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Online menu needs update since prices were significantly higher on several dishes. Not too busy on weeknight.

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I think my title says it all. Stuffed Mushrooms were my appetizer—hard to mess up right? Mushrooms, crab, breadcrumbs, white wine, garlic, spices, should be pretty easy for a place that calls itself the “Lobster Shop”. Sorry, these tasted like they were made in a...More

Thank Ajijah
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Checked in for 6:45 reservation and were told the table would be ready in 10". Went to the bar for a drink. At 7, asked the bartender if she could check for us; she returned, and told us that somehow our reservation had been canceled...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed September 16, 2018

If you are willing to splurge a little, there are few restaurants in Tacoma that can match the food at the Lobster shop. Excellent waterfront views enhance the food as well. service can be slow at busy times, but overall is still excellent.

Thank charlesodonnell
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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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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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