The Lobster Trap serves some of the finest, freshest Maine lobster in the Asheville area. Priding themselves after their namesake, The Lobster Trap's ... More
The Lobster Trap
The Lobster Trap serves some of the finest, freshest Maine lobster in the Asheville area. Priding themselves after their namesake, The Lobster Trap's menu serves up Maine lobster in a variety of dishes like lobster mac and cheese, lobster bisque and the Maine lobster roll. Their award-winning Maine-ly Greek Lobster Pasta, which features Maine lobster paired with olives, sun dried tomatoes, pepperoncini, white wine and cream sauce, deserves special recognition. The restaurant also has live music.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Lobster Trap. We took advantage of call ahead seating which gave us a big advantage on a busy Saturday night. Good food, a good Blues band and a wonderful server.
Whenever we are in Asheville, this is one restaurant we always get to. Great food, friendly service and, of course, good beer brewed in house. It may seem strange to eat seafood in the mountains, yet The Lobster Trap brings in fresh seafood daily. It s like the beach in the mountains -- the best of both worlds.
This was the WORSTcustomer service experience my wife and I have ever experienced. We called ahead, and were told that we should call back when we are ten minutes from arriving, because there was no wait. The person answering the phone, could not take our name, because they don t do that . OK, so we call back over and over again, as they wanted, but they had taken the phone off the hook! When we arrived, the pimple faced kid at the front, says, oh, it s going to be a 35 minute wait . I explained that this is why we called ahead, since they don t take reservations, but that the phone was off the hook! Nothing but a blank stare from the zero at the podium. And while we are waiting we noticed right at the podium, a big sign stating, We don t seat incomplete parties . What TERRIBLE customer service. Who do these guys assume they are? Clearly they aren t what they believe they are. We left immediately, and found some TERRIFIC food elsewhere. Don t bother with The Tourist Trap....I mean, The Lobster Trap.
My wife and I visited this resturant for Valentine s Day after finding it on the web. The place is small. Nearly half of the floor space is bar, kitchen and restrooms so arriving just after opening, the seating was already half full. We discussed the menu with our waitress to which she explained the the front page was seasonal selections by a Chef Mike and the following page was their usual fare. My wife, wanting lobster, and asked specific questions concerning the differences between a seasonal selection called Lobster Carbonara and the Wicked Lobster. The waitress indicated that the Wicked Lobster was a whole maine lobster in the shell whereas with the Carbonara, the lobster was out of the shell and distributed over the dish (and she used her hands to demonstrate this). You would think that with a dish, called Lobster Carbonara , that the primary ingredent would be lobster. The description on the menu listed lobster as the first ingredent along with fettucine noodles, peas and sliced mushrooms with a chesse sauce. Based on the description from the wait staff and the menu, I ordered this dish. The dish was 95% noodles, a half dozen mushroom slices and peas were included. There were a few tidbits of lobster like the chicken in Campbell s Chicken Noodle Soup. A more accurate name for this dish is Lobster Flavored Fettucine. This dish was $22 dollars which would be $7 at any Olive Garden or similar resturant with the same quality. My wife s dish was the whole lobster with two (2) sides which she enjoyed. The table adjacent to us got the whole lobster and crablegs. Both of those dishes appeared good. As a rating, my dish gets an F and my wife s an A. When I did not finish my dish the waitress asked if I wanted a box and I said no. She asked if I didn t like it and I said no as it was not what I was expecting, as it was not what I was lead to believe it was. Her only comment was sorry. I placed a note on the reciept including email address and telephone number in the designated locations. As of three (3) weeks, no response. Based on other reviews on this site, I don t expect one (1). Our bill including tip with no beverages, salads or bread was nearly $72. These are high-end prices. Quality of dishes should be more consistent.
WARNING - The Lobster Trap is appropriately named. This past Saturday, I went to the Lobster Trap with two friends. On the menu was listed oysters for $13.00 a dozen. All of us love oysters so we each bought a dozen and asked if they could be blue points (we really enjoy this type). After enjoying our oysters and a beer, we decided to get another dozen each. At $13.00 a dozen, we were okay with this price. So, six dozen oysters later, I received the bill. The charge was $24.00 a dozen for the oysters. We called the waitress over as to the discrepancy who immediately got the manager for us to discuss this exhorbitant bill ($195.00) for six dozen oysters and a few beers. The manager was demeaning, rude, and basically said that we were stuck with the bill and should know that blue points were more expensive. Well, the menu said oysters...it did not specify any particular type. So, no apology for false advertising, no discount, no free beer...NOTHING! Oh, and I forgot to mention that we were also charged an automatic 20% gratuity on our bill!!! It was a special weekend so they took it upon themselves to charge everyone who entered an automatic 20% gratuity. The three of us, will NEVER frequent this establishment again...and will certainly warn others not to do so as well. S Roy
been here twice living in asheville as a local and the food here is not that great. got the shrim and grits with a bottle of wine, snapper dinner and mussles as an app. mussles were plain and lack the zest as carrabas or local chains. snapper was over sauted and lacked an rich flavor i would expect in there marinade. also the shrimp and grits looked like a grit pudding not appitizing and not flavorfull. for a 90buck dinner i should have gone to bone fish....... will not be back
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