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The Lobster

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Anchoring the beach end of the festive Santa Monica Pier, the Lobster usually teems with locals and tourists alike, who come here for the jubilant scene, the great view, and the seafood of chef Allyson Thurber. Start with lobster cocktail with tarragon-lemon aïoli, lobster clam chowder, or lobster salad with sweet corn pancakes. For entrées, the theme continues with both Maine and Pacific spiny varieties, but dishes like king salmon in herb sauce are equally satisfying. Request a table on the terrace, both for the views and an escape from the high-decibel interior.

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  • Reservations essential
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-14-2014

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    Excelletn seafood, limited view

    Our food was excellent. I was amazed at how much lobster and other expensive seafood was in my cioppino. However, we waited 40 minutes for a window table but ended up with one at which only one person had a good view. The tables are too close together.

    by mscarls, 1/1/08

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