The Lobster
1602 Ocean avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9294
Cross Streets: Ocean avenue & Colorado
Parking:  Valet
Cuisine: Seafood, American
Services: Private Dining, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
"The Lobster" has long been an unofficial historical landmark, nearly as recognizable as the Santa Monica Pier sign. The original restaurant was built in 1923, and remained open until 1985. The 900 square foot seafood market style restaurant was very popular with the local Santa Monica residents and Pier visitors. A constant out the door was a tribute to it's popularity. The restaurant had a menu that had over 60 fresh seafood items. The seating capacity was only 30 seats, most of which were countertop seating around the outside perimeter.

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. At night, "The Lobster" enjoys the Santa Monica Pier aglow at it's feet.
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Restaurant Style
Business Casual
Dress Code
Business Casual
Sunday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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Payment Methods
Cash, Visa, American Express, Discover, Diner's Card, JCB
Meals Served
Brunch, Brunch, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Dessert
Full Bar
Happy Hour
Monday - Friday 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Price Range
$$$$ ($26-$30)
Private Dining, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Date Place, Outdoor Seating, Power Lunches, Romantic, Waterfront View
Crab Cakes
Private Dining available.