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The Lobster Trap, Asheville, NC

The Lobster Trap

4.6
4.6
1508 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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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 1,508 people are saying

                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                            4.6
                                                                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                            • 4.7Food
                                                                                            • 4.7Service
                                                                                            • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                            • 4.2Value

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                                                                                              Ella

                                                                                              Raleigh

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                              Very good food, The crabcakes are excellent but very small portions. The collards were Fantastic. the seats were uncomfortable and the restaurant was a bit noisy. Thank you very much

                                                                                            2. DF

                                                                                              DonnaF

                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                              31 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              31 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              The Lobster Trap is always delicious and their staff is kind, friendly and efficient! Highly recommend!

                                                                                            3. DR

                                                                                              DavidR

                                                                                              Western NC

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Another fabulous experience at Lobster Trap. Every course was amazing, our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful, the beer and cider were first-rate. We had such a great time.

                                                                                            4. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Charleston

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Good great, service awesome !

                                                                                            5. M

                                                                                              Maggie

                                                                                              Cincinnati

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Food was excellent. Service was great, and had a wonderful guitar/singer.

                                                                                            6. t

                                                                                              tonys

                                                                                              Western NC

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Great atmosphere food and service restaurant was clean live music was cool

                                                                                            7. PZ

                                                                                              PeterZ

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Jordan at the bar was amazing and we loved our Lobsters and you must try the house Bloody Mary! A must go to dining experience

                                                                                            8. MH

                                                                                              MarcH

                                                                                              Western NC

                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Birthday dinner, my favorite place to celebrate my birthday

                                                                                            9. WM

                                                                                              WarrenM

                                                                                              Cleveland

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Love the Lobster Trap! Glad to see they are still in downtown Asheville and just as great as I remembered!

                                                                                            10. k

                                                                                              kansashighdriver

                                                                                              Kansas City

                                                                                              68 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              68 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                              This seafood place also knows how to do steak! We had the grilled oysters (8 large Gulf oysters with butter & cheese) and then shared an 11-oz strip steak. The steak was prepared at our requested rare+ temperature and was perfect. A bonus was the live music. Our waiter took very good care of us and wish me a happy birthday.

                                                                                            11. P

                                                                                              Pharoah

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                              We arrived at 9:05 for a 9:00 reservation. They close at 9:30, but they never made us feel rushed and the food was delicious.

                                                                                            12. LG

                                                                                              LGWvirginia

                                                                                              Richmond

                                                                                              54 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              54 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              We had a fabulous dinner with friends at Lobster Trap last weekend. Love the menu and fact that they have (excellent!) live music. Our server Brandon was very helpful and did a great job even tho he was super busy. Would definitely recommend!

                                                                                            13. H

                                                                                              Hmoss

                                                                                              Charleston

                                                                                              53 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              53 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              First time to eat here! We loved it! First of all, from the moment we met our server, Quinn, we were in great hands. He guided us through choosing all of our meals, and we were very happy from the starting seafood tower to the ending chocolate ganache cake and key lime pie! Loved the cheerful vibe there. We will be back!

                                                                                            14. MG

                                                                                              MichaelG

                                                                                              Western NC

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              One of our Asheville faves, and the best option for fresh seafood. Wonderful...

                                                                                            15. R

                                                                                              Reno

                                                                                              Dallas

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                              overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                                              I had the lobster Newburg and found it to be very disappointing. First the lobster wasn't very tender or tasty, secondly there was surprisingly very little in quantity. It was advertised as a whole Maine lobster and the total quantity of meat was at best a few forks of meat. My wife had the shrimp and grits and was well pleased with her meal. The service was good and the atmosphere was good but nothing remarkable. Given the cost, quantity and then quality of the meal I cannot recommend the Lobster Trap.

                                                                                            16. JJ

                                                                                              JonJoli

                                                                                              Indiana

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                              I do not recommend the place to anyone. Food: mussels were not cleaned; they were not checked prior to cooking, so they had sand and debris, unpleasant to eat, so we did not. The Large Shrimp dish bowl is a regular small 41/50 size shrimp. Nothing to say about it, really; it was edible, although half of them were not fully deveined, so we had to do it ourselves. The snow crab legs were so salty we could only eat some shells, which were somewhat protected from whatever oversalted brine they cooked them in. The crab meat was inedible. Service: Not sure if it was the end of his shift or if our waiter had too many tables, but service was slow, and he provided wrong information about the dish we asked about.

                                                                                            17. SE

                                                                                              StephenE

                                                                                              Western NC

                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                              The Lobster Trap offers consistently good seafood. I can recommend the lobster bisque as well as the crab cakes which appear small when you first see them but are absolutely delicious and fill you up quickly. The servers are attentive and helpful. Make a reservation and then sit back for some great seafood.

                                                                                            18. F

                                                                                              Flotown

                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                              52 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              52 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                              Enjoyable relaxed meal. My wife enjoyed the steamed Maine lobster, and the cioppino was very good as well. Loved the huge fat mussels! Service was friendly and efficient, even on a busy night.

                                                                                            19. BH

                                                                                              BobH

                                                                                              Portland

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                              Our server, Maggie, was outstanding! Helped us select a wine, with lobster, was just the right amount of attentive, even when very busy. A fun evening and truly enjoyed our anniversary dinner!

                                                                                            20. C

                                                                                              Crystal

                                                                                              West Palm Beach

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Food & service was absolutely amazing! You must go!

                                                                                            21. IW

                                                                                              ImeldaW

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                              Totally disappointed with the food . The lobster was probably overcooked so it was tough and hard to chew . Not what I expected. The lobster bisque was just so so . I’ve had better .

                                                                                              The Lobster TrapResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                              Thank you for your feedback, we'll look into the matter.

                                                                                            22. HH

                                                                                              HiltonHeadEd

                                                                                              Savannah

                                                                                              28 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              28 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              Wonderful food. Never had anything other than great meals here.

                                                                                            23. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Las Vegas

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Excellent seafood! We ate there 2 times in 1 week!

                                                                                            24. CS

                                                                                              CraigS

                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                              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!

                                                                                              The Lobster TrapResponded on May 18, 2022

                                                                                              Sounds like you may be allergic.

                                                                                            25. JL

                                                                                              JamesL

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                              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.

                                                                                            26. TD

                                                                                              TheDon

                                                                                              Charlotte

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                              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.

                                                                                            27. G

                                                                                              Goddess

                                                                                              Detroit

                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                            28. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Las Vegas

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Awesome cioppino!!!!

                                                                                            29. MR

                                                                                              MikeR

                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                            30. M

                                                                                              Mick

                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                              51 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              51 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Fun restaurant with a delicious menu and we were waited on by a lovely young lady.

                                                                                            31. GW

                                                                                              GeoffW

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                            32. SA

                                                                                              StephenA

                                                                                              Western NC

                                                                                              64 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              64 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                              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.

                                                                                            33. l

                                                                                              lowcountrync

                                                                                              Western NC

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Fresh fresh fresh oysters and the best service!

                                                                                            34. G

                                                                                              Gilbow

                                                                                              Naples

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

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

                                                                                            35. BG

                                                                                              BobG

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                              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.

                                                                                            36. MH

                                                                                              MargaretH

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                              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.

                                                                                            37. JB

                                                                                              JenniferB

                                                                                              Richmond

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                              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.

                                                                                            38. 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

                                                                                            39. 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.

                                                                                              The Lobster TrapResponded on May 18, 2022

                                                                                              Our prices reflect the current market.

                                                                                            40. 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.

                                                                                            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 1508 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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