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The Lobster

Neighborhood: Pier/Ocean Ave
1602 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Lobster is one of very few Santa Monica restaurants that’s been around for almost a century, and for good reason! The ideal location on Ocean Avenue means this restaurant that sits high atop a hill has beautiful panoramic views of the famous Santa Monica Pier and beach. These features make it perfect for any event from a rehearsal dinner to a large work luncheon.

Choose from Maine or California spiny lobster specialties, or from the host of other meals made from locally sourced produce and fresh seasonal ingredients. The menu at this Santa Monica restaurant has been thoughtfully created by celebrity Chef Govind Armstrong.

The Lobster Santa Monica serves lunch, dinner, dessert and a wonderful happy hour that can include a free unforgettable sunset if your timing is right! For a memorable dining experience with classic California ambiance, this Santa Monica restaurant is a must-try.

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  • Family-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Group Dining/Private Banquet Space
  • Hours Open - Monday: 11:30am-10pm
  • Hours Open - Tuesday: 11:30am-10pm
  • Hours Open - Wednesday: 11:30am-10pm
  • Hours Open - Thursday: 11:30am-10pm
  • Hours Open - Friday: 11:30am-11pm
  • Hours Open - Saturday: 11:30am-11pm
  • Hours Open - Sunday: 11am-10pm
  • Parking Cost: 10.00
  • Parking Available: Paid
  • WiFi Available: Free
  • Maximum Private Capacity: 52 patio for buyout, 150 seated, 225 cocktail flow
  • Restaurant Capacity (Seated): 150

Yelp Rating

  • The Lobster made me realize why I never liked lobster before: because I've never had quality, FRESH lobster until I came here. First of all, Chris, our... Full Review

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

  • Went to this restaurant while on vacation from Connecticut recently. The prices are ridiculously high. That said, the lobster salad was delicious, the texture of the lobster was perfect, just the... Full Review

  • I have been going to the Lobster since they opened. Always a great experience with great food and service. We brought some friends as a special gift. I understand the covid restrictions but the food... Full Review

  • Ordered the lobster roll ... absolutely could not taste any lobster. French fries were good. Four of us, we all agreed, food was so-so, poor for the price. Shrimp cocktail was actually pretty bad. Full Review