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Lobster Shop South

4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
+1 253-759-2165
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful setting on water on Commencement Bay. Crab cakes are beyond wonderful. Best ever. Lobster bisque is a favorite and I love their signature salad. Never had a bad item off their menus. Wonderful fresh seafood.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first visit and we had a good meal, very prompt and polite service and really liked the interior space and the amazing views. I had seared scallops with macadamia nuts and my husband had halibut and chips. My scallops were fresh and...More

Thank jsnover
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ruston Way for years was a run down stretch of water front that the city bought and turned it into prime real estate with a pedestrian path running the entire length, lawns and spots for several restaurants. While touring the area with local relatives and...More

Thank chaslin19
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another wonderful waterfront restaurant. The food is always good no matter what is selected. Like doing the Twilight Dinners and the choices are wide and varied. Always an excellent choice for enjoyable dining.

Thank pattyreda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For Easter, they provide a free dinner for seniors. They welcome you with amazing service. There are people from the community that come in and help seat and serve everyone with excellence. We would like to thank you all for your service.

Thank swtlouise
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was excellent. Lovely atmosphere, seated immediately. The buffet was extraordinary. They smoke their own lox so don't miss them. They have a made to order salmon lox eggs benedict that was perfection! The food was overall excellent with a large variety. Dessert bar was...More

1  Thank anna7331
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for our anniversary. Like another reviewer mentioned, they "lost" our reservation. However it was not busy and they sat us right away on the deck. They were out of several wines by the glass and a few menu items - which we...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and good service. Everything our party ordered was delicious! Chowder was excellent and the halibut ... yum! While not a cheap place to eat - more reasonably priced than others for better quality. Oh, and did I mention the view!? Sat outside and...More

Thank PJ B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were looking forward to a meal overlooking the water, however they only serve very small snacks mid afternoon. Such a shame as we had already researched the menu and thought it looked interesting. Our bill came to over $60 for 3 drinks and 3...More

Thank at72015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this place at the last minute to celebrate an event in our lives. We were not disappointed by the food, the service or the view, but the place felt a little bit like a country club restaurant...a bit snooty. It had nothing to...More

Thank utopia929
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8 March 2017|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
During the summer you can get buy on the deck with a polo and jeans, but inside you at least want to wear office casual. That's not to say you won't get served, but if you want to blend in ratchet it up a notch
30 September 2016|
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30 December 2014|
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Response from Sandy B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others. Lobster Shop is mid high in price but the food it serves is high quality and consistently the service and food is great. In the summer time I love to go early, sit on their deck and order happy hour... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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