The Lobster

$ $ $
1602 Ocean Ave (at the Pier)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9294
12:00pm - 9:00pm
12:00pm - 9:00pm
12:00pm - 9:00pm
12:00pm - 9:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 9:00pm



  • 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!
  • , -!
  • 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.

Nearby places

1432 Palisades Beach Rd (at Colorado Ave)
1202 3rd Street Promenade
395 Santa Monica Pl (at 3rd St.)