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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
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the LS and ended up with the last parking spot! What?!! Great location, classic design, and warm place to hang out for a good meal. Happy hour is everyday until 6pm and their menu is fabulous. Sit at the bar to avoid the wait. Great bartender who is by herself and doing it all! Amazing. Shiny glasses, clean... More 

Thank Kelley M
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful setting, waterfront, great Happy Hour menu. Outstanding, friendly staff. Outside deck dinning area on the water.

Thank Mike P
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167 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this restaurant. Great views of Commencement Bay. Try their Happy Hour. Reasonable prices, great food. Loved the lobster quesadilla

Thank crystal27
Cuernavaca, Mexico
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lobster Shop is a very cozzy place, with a nice view to the water, I´ve gone both times at night. Go for happy hour and enjoy appetizers and drinks at the bar! The staff is very friendly, the king crab legs are delicious as well as everything else!

Thank JessicaChapman
Port Orchard, Washington
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife and I enjoyed lunch on a sunny winter afternoon after dropping our daughter, son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren off at the airport, ending what was a loooooong Christmas vacation at our home. The Lobster Shop was the perfect stop for us because everything was absolutely perfect. It's a beautiful, well-appointed restaurant with plenty of view seating overlooking Commencement Bay.... More 

Thank juvemeister
Kent, Washington
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203 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, this is on "Restaurant Row" along the waterfront and we were surprised while we were there, to watch the Christmas boat parade from the nice table given us near the windows. The lobster crustini was delicious. The lobster bisque was okay, but lacked lobster flavor - certainly not "to die for". But maybe I'm being unfair by comparing it... More 

Thank Arthur B
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The Lobster Bisque is to die for, the view is pretty awesome too! One of my favorite places for fresh seafood in a beautiful setting.

Thank Ilovegr8Htls
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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?