The Lobster serves up shell food by the sea shore

The Lobster restaurant at Santa Monica Pier is an icon of the city, with a history dating to its start as a causal seafood shack back in the 1920’s, and since then the famed eatery has gone through many iterations to become the fine dining establishment it is today.

The Lobster owes its lasting success to its legacy of passionate owners and visionaries who wanted to create a dining experience equal to the status of one of the region’s most recognizable symbols of California life, simply known by locals as “The Pier.”


As the name implies, the restaurant is known for its shell food dishes, such as Crab Cakes Benedict with Schaner’s Poached Eggs, Windrose Farm Smoked Chili Hollandaise, Arugula, Dried Tomatoes & Fennel Salad for brunch and Crab Taquitos with Avocado Puree, Pico de Gallo & Wild Arugula for happy hour.


With its variety of lobster and crab dishes on its daily menu, the Lobster proves that there’s no wrong way (or time) to indulge in this classic crustacean.

For those who enjoy their seafood more traditionally prepared, The Lobster serves up favorite standards like The Lobster’s Steamed Alaskan Golden King Crab with Lemon & Drawn Butter and Chilled Dungeness Crab with Lemon and Sweet Mustard.

Besides the exquisite menu, the restaurant recently underwent a renovation to update its interior, as it has periodically through its history, to please a discerning clientele with elegant surroundings that match the spectacular views outside.

As expected with a five-star fine dining establishment, the service is always superb, and with the location at the corner of Ocean Avenue and the Pier in Santa Monica, the window tables overlooking the beach are prime seating for viewing magnificent sunsets, and of course unique people watching that only can be experienced in LA.