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The Lobster Trap, Asheville, NC

The Lobster Trap

4.6
4.6
1484 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Discover Ashville's freshest seafood at The Lobster Trap. This casual eatery, located in historic downtown Ashville, specializes in seafood, delighting locals and tourists alike with a tantalizing array of dishes. The Lobster Trap's seafood is incredibly fresh and sourced from trusted, domestic providers, using sustainable techniques. Salads feature fresh, seasonal produce, served with homemade dressings. The Lobster Trap's menu showcases dozens of seafood specialties, including oysters, fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, mussels and, of course, lobster. Instead of traditional entrees, the inventive menu features "Maine courses", featuring everything from lobster rolls to clambakes and Lobster Newburg, as well as regional seafood dishes like cioppino and shrimp and grits, plus steak and surf and turf entrees. Large and small bite dishes, including an award-winning Sunburst Trout dish, are available for sharing.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 350-0505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mike McCarty

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Oysters on the Half Shell

  • Gulf Coast

    • per dozen$17.00
  • Cold Water Oysters

    • per dozen$32.00

Specials Small Bites

  • Oyster Rockefeller$14.00

    Eight gulf oysters on the half shell topped with a mixture of fresh watercress, garlic, parsley and Pernod. Baked in the oven and topped with Hollandaise and bread crumbs. (contains raw egg)

    • Baked Oysters$14.00

      Eight gulf oysters baked with Swiss chard topped with remoulade and crispy smoked bacon. (GF)

      • Grilled Oysters$15.00

        Eight gulf oysters grilled with parmesan, butter and grilled lemon

        Appetizers

        • Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms$10.00

          Button Mushrooms stuffed with lobster, cheese and herbs.

          • Trap Corn Bread$7.00

            Sweet corn bread made with local corn meal, honey and eggs.

            • City Bakery Barley Baguette

              City Bakery French Baguette served with whole butter. (V)

              • 1/2 loaf$3.00
              • loaf$6.00
            • Maple Bacon Scallops$12.00

              Half dozen bacon-wrapped scallops with Maine maple syrup.

              • Steam Bowl-Clams$14.00

                Clams (12) served with broth and a slice of baguette. (GF)

                • Steam Bowl-Mussels$12.00

                  Mussels (24) served with broth and slice of baguette. (GF) Variations: French style, Mediterranean style, Creole style- all $14

                  • Steam Bowl-Clams and Mussels$16.00

                    Mixed Clams (8) and Mussels (16) with broth and slice of baguette. (GF)

                    • Steam Bowl-Large Shrimp$13.00

                      Large Shrimp (1/2 lb) steamed with Old Bay seasoning and served with drawn butter and cocktail sauce. (GF)

                      • Crab Dip$19.00

                        Crab, pimentos, cream cheese, tabasco and old bay. Served with toast points

                        Soup & Salad

                        • Lobster Bisque

                          A Maine classic prepared in the traditional manner.

                          • Cup$8.00
                          • Bowl$12.00
                        • Bibb Salad$9.00

                          Crisp bibb lettuce with peaches, green chickpeas, pickled onion, almonds, goat cheese and champagne vinaigrette.

                          • Trap House Salad$8.00

                            Fresh seasonal vegetables. (V) (GF) Choice of: housemade cranberry vinaigrette (V) (GF), caesar, toasted sesame vinaigrette (V), bleu cheese (V), ranch dressing(V)

                            • Ceasar Salad$8.00

                              Crisp romaine, creamy Caesar dressing, parmesan, croutons, and cheese.

                              • Add Grilled Salmon$21.00
                              • Add Shrimp$13.00
                              • Add Lobster$23.00

                            Chilled Seafood Towers

                            • TRIPLE TOWER$110.00

                              A three tiered tower with a pound of snow crab legs, one Chick lobster, half a pound of shrimp, eight Little Neck clams, Jonah Crab with chipotle mustard ailoli and a dozen Gulf Coast oysters.

                              • DOUBLE TOWER

                                A two tiered tower with your choice of a pound of snow crab legs or a Chick Lobster with six Little Neck clams, half a pound of shrimp, Jonah Crab with chipotle mustard aioli and a dozen Gulf Coast oysters.

                                • Lobster$75.00
                                • Crab$89.00

                              Maine Courses

                              • Wicked Good Maine Lobster

                                From Tom's trap to our trap to your trap. Steamed and served in the shell with corn and new potatoes. (GF)

                                • Single$43.00
                                • Double$85.00
                                • Lobster & Crab$90.00
                              • Snow Crab$44.00

                                One pound of snow crab legs served with corn and new potatoes. (GF)

                                • Lobster Newburg$42.00

                                  A whole stripped Maine Lobster sauteed in a sherry cream sauce and served over a puff pastry with sauteed haricot vert and crushed pecans.

                                  • Maine Lobster Roll$31.00

                                    Fresh sweet Maine Lobster (4oz's) chilled and served on a locally made brioche bun. Also available lightly dressed with mayo based sauce on request.

                                    • Trap Crab Cakes$33.00

                                      Two fresh lump crab cakes over house tarter sauce and served with vinegar slaw and corn pudding.

                                      • Cioppino$27.00

                                        Mussels, clams, linguica sausage, pieces of Crab legs and smoked fish simmered in a herb tomato broth. (GF)

                                        • Blue Ridge Shrimp and Grits$25.00

                                          Sauteed sweet shrimp and creamy white heirloom grits from Peaceful Valley Farms with a bit of cheddar cheese and topped with Benton's bacon. (GF)

                                          • NY Strip$28.00

                                            11 oz. cut of Prime NY strip cooked to order with grilled broccolini, fingerling potato and demi glace. (GF)

                                            • Surf and Turf$67.00

                                              Grilled Prime NY Strip cooked to order with choice of whole Maine Lobster or up charge for snow crab, with grilled broccolini and fingerling pototoes. (GF)

                                              • The Lobster Trap Clam Bake

                                                Lobster, shrimp, mussels, littleneck clams, new potatoes and corn on the cob. (GF)

                                                • Clam Bake for one$60.00
                                                • Clam Bake for two$89.00
                                                • Lobster and Legs$100.00
                                                • Double Legs$109.00
                                              • Poseidon's Platter$82.00

                                                Jumbo stuffed lobster tail, 6 oz New York strip, whipped mashed potatoes, shaved brussels sprouts, tarragon beurre blanc

                                                • Parmesan Crusted Lobster Tail$65.00

                                                  Panko and parmesan crusted Maine lobster tail served with sour cream and chive mashed potatoes, broccolini and topped with a dijon cream sauce.

                                                  • The Lobster Trap Feast$189.00

                                                    24 Oysters, 2 Crab Cakes, Maple Bacon Scallops, 1 lb. Shrimp, 2 Lobsters, 1 lb. snow crab, 24 Mussels, 12 Clams, Corn and new potatoes and a Whole Baguette.

                                                    Specials Large Bites

                                                    • Grilled Maine Lobster$48.00

                                                      Lobster off the grill with charred lemon and comeback sauce. Served with corn and new potatoes

                                                      • Verlasso Salmon$29.00

                                                        Grilled salmon, salted edamame, quinoa, honey roasted baby carrots and korean bbq sauce.

                                                        • Sunburst Trout$29.00

                                                          Almond crusted grilled trout with apple chutney cauliflower puree, sautéed brussel sprouts and lardons

                                                          Sides For Sharing

                                                          • Grilled Broccolini$7.00

                                                            • Rosemary-Parmesan Roasted Fingerling Potatoes$7.00

                                                              • Collard Greens w/ smoked ham$7.00

                                                                • Award Winning Lobster Macaroni and Cheese$10.00

                                                                  Beers on Draught

                                                                  • Boojum 'Galaxy Far Far Away' N.E. IPA

                                                                    • Bold Rock Dry

                                                                      • NoDa Pale

                                                                        • Westbrook Boysenberry Plum Sour

                                                                          • Pisgah Brown Ale

                                                                            • French Broad Kolsch

                                                                              • French Broad Cherry Nitro Stout

                                                                                Kid's Menu

                                                                                • Fish Sticks with One Side$7.00

                                                                                  • Cheese Quesadilla$5.00

                                                                                    • Lobster Macaroni & Cheese$7.00

                                                                                      • Grilled Hot Dog with One Side$5.00

                                                                                        • Shrimp Scampi with Linguini$7.00

                                                                                          • White Cheese Pizza$6.00

                                                                                            Last updated: May 7, 2022

                                                                                            What 1,484 people are saying

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                                                                                            4.6
                                                                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                            • 4.6Food
                                                                                            • 4.7Service
                                                                                            • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                            • 4.3Value

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                                                                                              CraigS

                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                              overall2food1service5ambience3

                                                                                              May 15th, 2022 We ate there last night and I ordered a dozen gulf oysters 25 minutes later I had to go the bathroom several times. I was lucky to make to are hotel that was close. Off my list when I come back to Asheville in the summer and fall. Don’t buy oysters or wear depends!

                                                                                            2. JL

                                                                                              JamesL

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              This is the second time that my wife and I have eaten there when we visit Asheville. It does not disappoint. Our server was very good and so friendly. Our food was top notch and served perfectly. We will keep the Lobster Trap on our must do's list when we visit.

                                                                                            3. TD

                                                                                              TheDon

                                                                                              Charlotte

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Our first visit to the lobster trap last month had us wanting to return When we returned last night (after a 1.5 hour drive from our home) we were not disappointed. Once again the food and service were excellent. We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation but were seated immediately which was very nice. Our server Brandon did a good job and we enjoyed everything about our meal. And the live music was a bonus. Can’t wait to return.

                                                                                            4. G

                                                                                              Goddess

                                                                                              Detroit

                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              We are visitors from out of town. Lobster Trap came highly recommended. You did not disappoint

                                                                                            5. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Awesome cioppino!!!!

                                                                                            6. MR

                                                                                              MikeR

                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              First time in Asheville and suggested from Biltmore tour employee. Glad to get heads up on reservations needed

                                                                                            7. GW

                                                                                              GeoffW

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Incredible food and service every single time we come, we love this place, it’s our go to!

                                                                                            8. SA

                                                                                              StephenA

                                                                                              Western NC

                                                                                              64 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              64 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                              overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                              Food (oysters, lobster rolls) generally fine, but house salad lacked the advertised assorted vegetables. Wrong wine served, but quickly corrected. Service somewhat spotty, but adequate. The place is extremely noisy, and you shouldn’t go there expecting to be able to have a conversation with your table mate.

                                                                                            9. l

                                                                                              lowcountrync

                                                                                              Western NC

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Fresh fresh fresh oysters and the best service!

                                                                                            10. G

                                                                                              Gilbow

                                                                                              Naples

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                              If you are looking for a New England seafood meal, this is definitely a good choice.

                                                                                            11. BG

                                                                                              BobG

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              This was a spur of the moment dinner decision. We made our reservation 20 minutes before we were seated. Our server was great! He chatted us up and we discussed oysters at length! It was a really enjoyable evening and we will definitely go back.

                                                                                            12. MH

                                                                                              MargaretH

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              I live in Charlotte. When we have out of town guests we visit Biltmore and finish the day at The Lobster Trap. There are many nearby parking options and nice shops if you have extra time. The food is always very good, service is helpful with lobster newbies. Always a hit.

                                                                                            13. JB

                                                                                              JenniferB

                                                                                              Richmond

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Visiting Asheville. Good food. Appetizers of clams and bacon wrapped scallops were delicious. For the main course, I had shrimp and grits, husband had one of the platters that included mussels, lobster, shrimp and clams. Large portions, and server helped crack the lobster.

                                                                                            14. N

                                                                                              Nicole

                                                                                              Vancouver

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              The food is always great and the servers are very courteous. One of our favorite places to eat. eb

                                                                                            15. SS

                                                                                              SallyS

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                              This place was ok. But for what they charge, I would expect better than ok. I don't drop $150 on dinner for 2 (1 drink each, no salads, desserts, or appetizers) very often, so I would expect a little more. Food was ok, portions small, and waiters in t-shirts with their bellies hanging out.

                                                                                            16. SS

                                                                                              SarahS

                                                                                              Las Vegas

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Exceptional service and outstanding support staff. Always the best experience.

                                                                                            17. LG

                                                                                              LGWvirginia

                                                                                              Richmond

                                                                                              53 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              53 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              After too long away, we returned to Lobster Trap for Mother’s Day dinner - this place is better than ever! Great live music, as always, and we had excellent service (thanks, caytlyn!) and delicious food (gulf oysters, steamed clams, whole Maine lobster, mussels and oysters Rockefeller). Parking can be a hassle but it’s worth a visit to this downtown hotspot. Definitely recommend!

                                                                                            18. AS

                                                                                              AbbeyS

                                                                                              Nashville

                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Food was excellent and it’s a great vibe inside. We especially enjoyed the live music

                                                                                            19. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Cincinnati

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Had dinner here one evening during our week in Asheville. Live music played which was an excellent addition to the overall atmosphere. Sadly the music ended at 8pm, to our disappointment. The food was incredible and the staff was lively and personable. Overall excellent experience and highly recommended.

                                                                                            20. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              This was our first visit to Asheville. We found this restaurant on our hotel’s reconvened dinning list and were happy we went. Nice atmosphere, friendly servers and great food!! Will definitely go again next time we’re back in Asheville.

                                                                                            21. KL

                                                                                              KristenL

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                              There was nothing wrong with the experience, there just wasn't a lot to compliment. Some of the dishes were great, some were just okay. The server was nice, some of the staff really looked like they hated their jobs. The music level was sort of loud where we were sitting but the musicians were pleasant. I'd go back, I don't really have any complaints. I just wouldn't try the same meals again.

                                                                                            22. FA

                                                                                              FrankA

                                                                                              Indiana

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              This is an outstanding seafood restaurant. We will make it a “must visit” on our next trip to Asheville.

                                                                                            23. M

                                                                                              Murph

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                              My wife decided to try a restaurant in Asheville one night while visiting the Biltmore. We are from Ohio, so with not many good seafood restaurants in Ohio, we definitely wanted some seafood. We started with crab dip and bacon wrapped scallops. For entrees, we had the shrimp and grits and snow crab legs. ALL WERE COOKED PERFECTLY! I would recommend this place if you are a local or a visitor. Only draw back was that the crab cakes were not actually lump crab meat, but shredded. So we did not order. Having lived in Maryland previously, were are very picky about crabcakes.

                                                                                            24. e

                                                                                              eatsoutalot

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Great food,

                                                                                            25. MR

                                                                                              MicheleR

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              We enjoyed our visit to the Lobster Trap. Our Waiter was very kind and assisted us in making our choice for dinner. He recommended a very nice wine. We had a very fun "date night"!!

                                                                                            26. BJ

                                                                                              BrookeJ

                                                                                              Western NC

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              This is my favorite place to eat, can’t wait to go back!!! David at the Bar was incredible. We always look forward to seeing him when we come!!!

                                                                                            27. J

                                                                                              Josie

                                                                                              Indiana

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              Unique restaurant. Our waiter was outstanding and took very good care of us.

                                                                                            28. CP

                                                                                              CatherineP

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              I took my husband here for his birthday. He ordered the half pound shrimp and a dozen oysters, I ordered the shrimp and grits. We also ordered the maple bacon wrapped scallops( ammazzzzinggggg). I got the French martini and it was very good! Everything was amazing and our waiter was very attentive, cannot wait to go back!

                                                                                            29. LM

                                                                                              LMSD

                                                                                              Memphis/West TN

                                                                                              46 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              46 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              If you love seafood, you must go! Wonderful service and food! Fresh oysters, mussels, scallops and Lobster. Live back ground music was perfect too!

                                                                                            30. E

                                                                                              Eric

                                                                                              Minneapolis

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                              To start, it would not be fair if I didn’t disclose the server stated they were down two waitstaff the night we dined. We were initially really excited to dine here after reading good reviews and having it recommended. We checked in early and were asked to wait. We were seated in a table for two near the entrance. We both ordered the Old Fashioned and then two small bites. The scallops came out and were not hot but lukewarm. Good flavor but an odd combination. The oysters came out markedly later and were barely warm and looked as if they had been under a heat lamp for a while as the sauce has developed a skin. Ultimately, they had good flavor and weren’t gritty but definitely needed the lemon. What was supposed to be the highlight of the meal was unfortunately the biggest letdown. We both ordered the overstuffed lobster roll and for it to be heated. The rolls came out as pictured. While they had good flavor, the lobster meat was small and definitely needed the drawn butter. For the price point, especially being “overstuffed”, lots of opportunity to improve upon this offering. Finally, the service. As mentioned, our server acknowledged the issues with service and said they were short staffed. Our server was kind and patient. She took our order and made an effort to keep up informed. However, it seems a general lack of organization during our visit. While walking to the restroom, there were multiple plates, hot and cold, awaiting delivery. A runner or a cool without a task at the moment would hugely benefit in situation like the night we visited. For the price point, over $250, we excepted a much higher caliper of food and service.

                                                                                            31. PM

                                                                                              PhyllisM

                                                                                              Jackson Hole

                                                                                              18 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              18 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience2

                                                                                              Food was amazing. Wait staff was very good and efficient. They had live music which was annoying. Musician was a terrible vocalist and very loud. Lower volume of instrumental only would hav been preferred. NO music would have been best. Whole restaurant could use a good cleaning and paint job. Probably wouldn’t return in spite of food and service quality

                                                                                            32. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Western NC

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Great experience as always

                                                                                            33. s

                                                                                              scotta

                                                                                              Nashville

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              Always go here when in town. They surprise us every time. Always great food and service. And some Live is always nice.

                                                                                            34. JB

                                                                                              JimBo

                                                                                              Charlotte

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                              overall1food3service2ambience1

                                                                                              We arrived 4:30 for 5:10 reservation. I needed a restroom, but was refused on insistence nobody allowed in prior to 5:00. Upon entry, exactly at 5:00, witnessed vast majority of about 20 souls in line were walk-ins. This restaurant so filthy that I simply could not enjoy my meal. The employees' wardrobe consisted of a logo T-Shirt and you-name-it on the bottom. Most 'uniforms' appeared to have been unwashed for quite some time. An absolute shame, as this was my effort at a Birthday surprise for my wife. With Masks having just become optional in NC, not a single employee wore a mask. No consideration for we two Seniors [in our masks when not eating]. I don't recall if this joint was recommended by Open Table or Trip Advisor, but shame on whomever.

                                                                                            35. GC

                                                                                              GaryC

                                                                                              Western NC

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Amazing as always, the food was to die for and the service, second to none.

                                                                                            36. DD

                                                                                              DebbieD

                                                                                              Miami

                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                              Friends in from out of town

                                                                                            37. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Fantastic meal, this was a birthday dinner and we were very well pleased. we have been here before ut it had been years. great food, our server David was extremely pleasant and helpful.

                                                                                            38. ND

                                                                                              NatalieD

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Our service and food was great! We had a large party and there was something for everyone

                                                                                            39. F

                                                                                              Foodie

                                                                                              Orlando

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                              Celebrating anniversary

                                                                                            40. CM

                                                                                              CaitlinM

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              Amazing food. Best crab cakes in town. Very loud atmosphere.

                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                            You can order delivery directly from The Lobster Trap using the Order Online button. The Lobster Trap also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 350-0505.

                                                                                            The Lobster Trap is rated 4.6 stars by 1484 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                            Google Map for The Lobster Trap

                                                                                            35 Patton Ave Asheville, NC 28801

                                                                                            Dining areas

                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                                              Asheville

                                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                                              Dinner
                                                                                              Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                                                              Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                              Seafood

                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                                              Casual Dress

                                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                                              Street Parking

                                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                            • Executive chef

                                                                                              Mike McCarty

                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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