The Lobster

Sitting high on a bluff where Route 66 meets the Pacific Ocean overlooking the Santa Monica Pier, The Lobster is an internationally recognized seafood and fine dining establishment. As a landmark restaurant with nearly a century of quality service, The Lobster specializes in Maine and California spiny lobsters, in addition to entrees composed of fresh, seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.

The Lobster is a popular destination for Los Angeles locals, visitors, families and groups looking for the ideal place to enjoy casual fine dining while celebrating special moments in true California style. We invite you to relax, take in the stunning ocean views from our beautifully appointed, glass-walled dining room, and enjoy an unparalleled seafood dining experience.

After many years of successful business, The Lobster has become a Santa Monica institution, serving as a cornerstone and internationally recognized landmark adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier.

Welcome to The Lobster!

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Monday – Friday


Begins at 11:30am

Monday – Sunday


   Begins at 4:30pm

Monday – Sunday

“A long list of high quality seafood is available from fresh Maine Lobster to Wild Salmon varieties.
For a seafood dinner in Santa Monica, it doesn’t get much better.”

 – Los Angeles Times

Plan Your Event With Us

The Lobster is the perfect venue to host your birthday, anniversary, baby shower or private dinner.  We can accommodate buyouts for up to 150 people sit down and up to 220 standing cocktail/buffet reception.  We have a private room for groups up to 50 and a private room for groups up to 100 people.

We offer a wide variety of menu items, wines and specialty cocktails. With the restaurant being all glass, every table has a great view!  Click the button below and fill out our simple form and our event specialist will contact you within 24 hours or call (310) 458-9294.

Plan Your Event

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