1602 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Lobster - Homestead Business Directory

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Open 7 Days
Valet Parking & Street Parking

Message from the Business

Voted "Best Seafood" in Los Angeles by Citysearch voters!
Rich in history, "The Lobster" stands as a tribute to the family that built its reputation. Established as a Lobster Shack in 1923, the remaining original structure within the foundation and walls of the main entrance and footprint still stand at the corner of Ocean Avenue and the Pier. "Established in 1923", recessed in the corner stone, greets guests in the spirit and heritage that only belongs to "The Lobster". The menu is classic American seafood featuring whole live Maine lobsters. Guests can sit at any seat in the restaurant or bar area and enjoy 180 degree views of the spectacular Pacific Ocean, accented by it's breathtaking sunsets, even celebrate the sea spun sunset phenomena called the 'Green Flash'. The terrace provides fresh coastal air for those who love to dine outdoors.
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Top Sentiments among Lobster Reviewers

Love steamed lobster Fabulous crab cakes Fresh corn salad Best lobster dinner Delicious John Dory fish Great calamari Wonderful dishes Jumbo shrimps Extensive drink menu Like Jim Beam sauce

Customer Reviews (149 reviews)


on Yahoo Oct 12, 2009
We went to dine on Sunday, 10/11/09 and our wait was short, we received our water and bread by the bus boy ( Mexican kid) very promptly, after about 25 mins.(a long wait) the table next to us was filled and the waiter give... (more)

sasha felix

on Citysearch Sep 23, 2009
Food was good and the views of the sunset awesome. The ambience was great and so was the crowd. (more)


on Citysearch Jul 26, 2009
Love this place. (more)


on Citysearch Feb 01, 2009
The atmosphere is great- at the base of the Santa Monica pier, overlooking the ocean. The scene is very Santa Monica trendy. You do pay for the view. Went for DineLA, and they were out of Lobster! Terrible. Service... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 10, 2009
I'll start of by declaring that I'm a jaded West LA native who spends most of my dinners at restaurants, and comes from a family of European chefs. I initially passed off The Lobster as a tourist trap with a beautiful... (more)

Yamato y

on Yahoo Dec 31, 2008
The Lobster is one of my best restaurant, because when ate some steamed lobster, it was soft and warm and the taste was just great. So I would highly recommend this restaurant. (more)


on Citysearch Nov 29, 2008
First and foremost, I like The Lobster, just not the same way anymore. Probably will happily never return or at least never book a reservation again. If it is logistically convenient to walk in and have a drink or bite... (more)


on Yahoo Nov 13, 2008
The Lobster is one of my favorite restaurants. (more)


on Citysearch Nov 05, 2008
I went here for my bday and the food was very good. I'd the scallops and they're just delicious, and the fish was just really good. I loved the view even tough we did not get to sit at the window like I requested because... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 02, 2008
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on Citysearch Sep 19, 2008
Absolutely Fantastic! After a horrible experience at Tengu, "The Lobster" saved the day. I had a great time at this restaurant and the staff were just FANTASTIC! I loved it, and I look forward to coming back again.... (more)


on Citysearch Sep 19, 2008
Absolutely Fantastic! After a horrible experience at Tengu, "The Lobster" saved the day. I had a great time at this restaurant and the staff are just FANTASTIC! I love it and I look forward to coming back again.... (more)


on Yahoo Sep 16, 2008
mmmmmm I've been here a few times because I like the view and the decor. On any busy day you will wait a long time for a window table. The food/service has been good but not great for me and the prices are high.... (more)


on Citysearch Sep 14, 2008
We stopped by this place out of curiousity. We'd heard about it through many acquaintances and had recently read about their delicious Bloody Mary drink. Well, the drink was delicious.. not the best i've ever had,... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 14, 2008
I am glad that I read reviews on citysearch prior to going there for a dinner. Overall experience was nice but the service, as some have complained before, wasn't great. Our waiter did not introduce himself by his... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 13, 2008
This is literally on the beach at Santa Monica, at the foot of the pier, so it's great for dinner, or even just drinks at the bar. The service was excellent, as was the food. Okay, so this isn't the cheapest place, but it's... (more)

Love to eat

on Yahoo Jul 31, 2008
We just had a business dinner for 18 at The Lobster. They accommodated every need, the service was impeccable, and the food was fabulous. Every person raved about their meal and the service. My wine glass was never... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 28, 2008
Came here for drinks on a Friday evening. The rock music was a little loud and the place was quite dark inside, but my drinks were mixed well, and it was cool to people-watch Pier visitors on the patio. Plus, there was a... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 27, 2008
Romantic restaurant with a great view of Santa Monica Pier, the beach and beautiful Santa Monica Mountains to the West along the coast of Malibu. A bit touristy and overpriced for what you get. Been here twice now and... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 03, 2008
My husband and I ventured to the Lobster on the 4th of July and we were delighted to have a table at the window overlooking the Santa Monica Pier. We had the dungeness Crab ?Louis? Cocktail and it was delicious for an... (more)
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