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American Lobster

4.4
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37 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Here at American Lobster, our daily goal is to create, serve and enjoy fine food. We love fresh food, flavorful food, food that’s in season, and food that’s distinct. Every morning before opening American Lobster's kitchen, we stock our shelves with market fresh ingredients, so that the food we serve you is as fresh and flavorful as can be. We welcome you to our restaurant, and wish you a hearty appetite.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 37 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mark
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome! Portions were very generous. A friend had the filet and said it absolutely melted in her mouth. Mashed potatoes were out of this world! All meals were received piping hot. Server was very attentive. Overall a wonderful meal and a great night out in a beautiful restaurant. The aquarium adds a lovely touch to the experience. Will absolutely be recommending this restaurant to friends and relatives. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service with excellent food. Generous portions!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was wonderful. The food and service was great. We will definitely be going to that restaurant many times in the future.

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Sunflower86
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time at American Lobster. We were greeted as soon as we entered and seated by a large salt water aquarium, which I must say really was awesome. The server was absolutely phenomenal. Great knowledge of the menu. The food was outstanding and portions were generous. Dessert was out of this world. We really enjoyed ourselves and will be back real soon with friends and family.

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meredithm
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations to celebrate our wedding anniversary and try American Lobster since it is recently opened. The food was absolutely fantastic. Our waitress, Laura, was attentive and helpful. It was a wonderful experience for a night adult dinner. There is a kids menu but we felt this restaurant was definitely geared for a nicer dining experience preferably for adults. The meals were a little pricey, but we were out for a special meal so we didn't mind.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great good. Proper distancing between tables. Semi knowledgeable waitstaff. Super NIce
Manager.

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Peaches
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The French fries were awful. A funny tasting seasoning and soggy. The cole slaw was mushy and had an odd flavor. The drink was awesome. But $18 for fish and chips is too high priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant around 10/10 recommend the cheese steak starter and paella

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Nodman
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good fresh Seafood. Good Service. Clean facility. Nice menu options. Good specials.

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

+The Wild berry salad was outstanding. Would get again.
+Lobster rolls were really good. Mostly lobster with very little if any filler. The portion of two was generous.
-The house salad was poor - mesclun lettuce was tasteless, only 1 grape tomato CUT IN HALF, 2 of the tiniest slices of cucumber and some shredded carrot. Tried to eat it but pushed it aside. Maybe iceberg or a slaw instead.
-Fish and chips, fish was greasy, so that was a disappointment.
+Key lime pie was delicious,
+coffee was fresh and hot
+Our Waiter, Gaston, was fabulous and friendly.
+Background music was our generation (70’s) and we really enjoyed it.
-Price was a bit high for seniors,
+but we were eligible for Veteran discount so that helped.
+Good parking and loved the special spots for veterans
Overall we will try it again
They are new and times are difficult. Just need to work out a few thing.

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Kayanna
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was really good. Atmosphere indoors was quiet and the ambience was on par with what you’d expect from a restaurant with these prices. However, they gave us really tiny mussels. Wasn’t worth the value. Service was okay. The server kept bringing one drink and walking away we kept trying to order and it was hassle flagging here down despite their being few people in the restaurant.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. My wife and I will definitely be coming back!!!!

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annepaulina
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Service was excellent! Can't wait to go back again.

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SamIam
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm not a seafood person but the filet was very good and my parents liked the seafood.

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vipDineTheWorld
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The menu is impressive. The food is fair to good quality but for the price

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was delicious but far too expensive for the little food you get. Service was poor. Very slow and no one really there. Not many options for sides. Don’t think it was worth all the money spent...

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WendyE
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This was our first time patronizing American Lobster. The food was good. Portions were a bit small. I usually take leftovers home, not this time. Personally compared to other similar restaurants it was rather pricey for the potions and quality. It’s fair.

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Allen
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, our waitress was terrific. However I would like to suggest that you put cushions on your chairs, they are very hard and get uncomfortable very soon.

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GlennS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited 55 minutes to get meal after the appetizer was cleared. Well done steak was warm, fish and chips arrived luke warm at best, lobster tail room temperature, and lobster rolls were stale. Lobster Mac and cheese was good but the lobster bisque was poor in taste and room temperature.

Go elsewhere.

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Jamie
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service. Food was great. The vibe was missing for us. It could have been a Seafood place, a diner, a steakhouse, or anything else. I missed the ambiance of a seafood experience

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toms
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved it! Food was so fresh and delicious and so were the drinks. Service was spot on. Crab cakes and lobster tail... wow! Can’t wait to go back and try other dishes.

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up eating inside although they have a tent and tables for outside seating. The food was excellent. The waitress was very attentive and we enjoyed our dinner. Prices are a little high but it is seafood.

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JimL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice atmosphere. 1.5 lb lobster meal was excellent!

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LanceC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be returning to dine here. Our server, Ashley B, was just as pleasant as the atmosphere!!

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MariaZ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I was disappointed with the service. I made reservations for 7pm and my party and myself had to wait to be seated. The hostess took a party who didn't have reservations to be seated before us. Then after we ordered twice before the actual order came, someone else's meal was brought to me. They placed it in front of me then came back and I was told it was someone else's meal. It just happened it was the same meal I ordered. The food was ok. I was not impressed. Then we were told they were short staffed. Hopefully this isn't the case if they are fully staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

For a 4.9 star restaurant my expectations were very high. The food did not met my expectations. Staff was amazing.

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JylC
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! The staff were welcoming and friendly!

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CathyLiz
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & service we will definitely go back again. Crab cakes excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Service was top notch!

JW
JoyW1958
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner! Everything was fabulous, including the service. We will be regular customers!!

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LocalEater
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great friendly service, outdoor dining was pleasant, good pricing for the portion sizes you get (bigger than expected).

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Verry good i had a great time it was a very friendly environment and very comfortable

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service was slow the food was great the wait was long

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JeffreyW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place! Presentation was beautiful! Amazing blackened salmon and my husband’s cowboy cut steak was delicious! My dirty martini was to die for. Our server Michelle was wonderful. We can’t wait to return and bring our friends!

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JennW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

We made an outside reservation for 7 at 6:30. We waited until 8:27 to receive our actual meals, so we ate in the dark. It was hard to even see what was on our plates.

Our server was sweet and attentive, but we were very disappointed in the delay. And the food was just okay...nothing special considering we spent over $200.

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vipChristineB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous!

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Jack
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Wonderful service. Will definitely be back.

FAQs

American Lobster offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 881-4031.

American Lobster is rated 4.4 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

American Lobster does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/american-lobster-1420-jacobsburg-rd/giftcards?utmCampaign=onlineOrdering.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.