The Lobster

Row 1

1602 Ocean Ave (at the Pier)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9294
$ $ $
Mon–Thu, Sun: 11:30 AM–9:30 PM Fri–Sat: 11:30 AM–10:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • The clam chowder is legit. There are actual clams. ACTUAL CLAMS IN THEIR LITTLE CLAM SHELL!!! FREAKED ME OUT BUT TASTED LIKE A FRESH OCEAN!
  • Excellent crab cakes. With a great view of the Santa Monica Pier and beach.
  • The lobster is just sooooo yummy
  • The view at sunset from a window table.
  • Have the lobster corn dogs! If you ask nicely, they'll make them for you even when it's outside happy hour.
  • Good view. Very nice tomato soup and clams, but too spicy.
  • Great place! Love the food! Very crowded seating. Great view
  • The bar is the most fun in the area
  • Wonderful seafood with a beautiful view and great happy hour!
  • 6" lobster roll on happy hour menu for $12. Sounds steep but HEAPS of lobster piled on top! Delicious homemade pickled cucumbers on side. Yum. Cocktails are strong & good HH variety.
  • Happy hour is the best time to go. Great food and drink specials. Loved the Santa Monica lobster roll. Mark, the bartender, is great!
  • best seat..any place at the bar. The bartenders there are the BEST! love them.
  • The customers arrive in waves, just like the surf outside. By the time guests get to the table, they want their food now. And the kitchen gives it to them.
  • I don't known why but the California lobster doesn't taste as good as the Maine lobsters
  • Tasty lobster roll!
  • Love the oysters on a half shell and the lobster!
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  • Ask for the "special" house Cabernet. It's off the chains.
  • Clams and mussels with a great view.
  • The clam is as good as the one at Watergrill, if not better.