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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” (47 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (49 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank 808honu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Lobster Shop is my first choice for dinning on the water front. The Twilight Menu is a great deal with dynamite selections Eat in the bar at happy hour and you can make up a very tasty, inexpensive meal from the happy hour menu....More

1  Thank J1037VQjoer
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Thank you for such a thoughtful and lovely review! We love providing a great experience for our guests.

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great evening at the Lobster Shop! Started in the Lounge with HH Silver City Brew and a Manhattan with REAL cherry from Oregon Dinner was meant to be Early Bird menu, but after looking at the Chefs Selections our minds were changed. Salads were grilled...More

Thank Dani K
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Happy belated birthday Dani! Thank you for spending it with us!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is our "go-to" place for special occasions. The twilight menu (early supper) is also very reasonably priced to get an appetizer, killer entre and dessert. When the weather is nice, the outside seating is just awesome.

Thank Keith S
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Thank you for the great review, Keith! We love our loyal locals!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Enjoyed the outside dining. Of course the lobster is amazing they have different sizes to select from

Thank Lorna N
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Thank you Lorna! Happy belated birthday!

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, stupendous situation and lovely staff. Recommend the wild salmon, lobster and the Key Lime pie. Coffee not the best!

Thank WizardWeeze
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Thank you for the 5-star review!

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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
30 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
  • E-mail
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