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Lobster Shop South

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4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5315
+1 253-759-2165
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was great and service was great!! A little pricey but everything was excellent so I have nothing to complain about. Very friendly and attentive waitstaff.

Thank Sherry R
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love simple food. The Lobster Shop South can pull me off an hour drive home for salsa verde and french bread or a cup of lobster bisque. Food that seemed haughty for me has become my splurge. Ihe view from almost anywhere in the 'Raunt is great. Food on the deck outside, when it's dry out, is an equal... More 

Thank Mo S
Westport, Washington
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lobster Shop on Ruston Way is always our go to place when returning to Tacoma. great food, but the service was very slow.

Thank Marigupen
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to this restaurant for dinner two or three times a year. My always picks it for her birthday and that's where she wants to go whenever I take her out. The food is good and we get more than enough to eat. We all took some leftovers home with us this last time. Three dinners that included two... More 

Thank desirees667
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favored places to go to in Tacoma. Yes,it's expensive, but it's on the water, and on a sunny day, I'm just happy here, and never miss the money for the experience. The foods above average, the drinks proper, and the environment is enchanting. It's a choose that never goes wrong!!!!! It make for a perfect Mother's Day,... More 

Thank trasiep568
Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh seafood and great drinks in Tacoma. The clam chowder, king salmon dish and grilled shrimp bowl, flourless chocolate cake were good. Arrive before 6 to order from a $23 (as of Nov 2016) 2-course or 3-course menu.

Thank sarlsar
Mobile, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

With suggestions from a very attentive server, I had seared scallops with risotto accompanied by a delicious lemon meringue martini. A beautiful view of the sunset made the meal complete. Several restaurants are on this road, but I would highly recommend stopping here.

Thank Kelly L
Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

16 of us went from an assisted living, some in wheelchairs some on walkers. The help was extremely helpful and nice getting everyone seated and putting walkers out of the way. We went to Early bird dining menu. Dinners were $21.00, $23.00 and $28.00. The food was good. The steak was excellent and the patience of the waiter was extra... More 

Thank _elsiegraham404
Lakewood, Washington, USA
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283 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I decided to try some new eateries during Restaurant Week so my spouse and I headed here on a miserable, rainy day for the $15 three course lunch. What a deal. We had creamy lobster bisque, steak salad and bread pudding accompanied by warm bread with dipping oil. Our server, Stephany made sure we were well cared for from start... More 

Thank Surfpinky
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Yummy.. Great Menu selection. Nice size servings. GGGreat to share all the way to dessert. soooo much fun. Cant wait to visit again. Amazing view and atmosphere to compliment the exquisite food

Thank japonte20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?