About The Lobster Trap

In 2005, the Lobster Trap restaurant opened its doors in historic downtown Asheville, N.C. Since then, it has become the seafood destination for locals and visitors whose passion for fresh Maine lobsters, domestic oysters, mussels, clams, crabs and fish (including the award winning Sunburst trout) is exceeded only by that of owner Amy Beard and General Manager/Executive Chef Mike McCarty. The Lobster Trap is serious about seafood, which is why The Lobster Trap serves only fresh seafood, caught by trusted domestic purveyors, who practice sustainable fishing techniques. This commitment to quality and sustainable oceans has earned The Lobster Trap a partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. Go to to learn more about how Monterey Bay Aquarium works with its partners to transform the seafood marketplace in favor of environmentally responsible fisheries and aquaculture operations.


Physical Address

35 Patton Avenue
Asheville NC
(Buncombe County)

Phone (828) 350-0505
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We purchase from the following

Farms in this Guide

Peaceful Valley Farm

Additional Farms

  • Mitch Plemmons
  • Myco-Gardens


Artisan Foods
baked goods, beer, bread, cider, corn meal, grits, honey, hot sauce, jam, preserves, juice, maple syrup, pesto, pickles, salad dressing

Dairy & Eggs
butter, cheese, eggs, goat cheese, ice cream, milk

Fruits & Berries
apples, asian pears, black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, cherries, figs, grapes, kiwis, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, raspberries, strawberries, watermelons


dried herbs, fresh herbs

Meat, Fish & Fowl
beef, other fish, trout

Nuts & Seeds
sunflower seeds

arugula, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, cucumber, daikon, dry beans, edamame, eggplant, fava beans, garlic, ginger, green beans, green onions, horseradish, hot peppers, kale, leeks, lettuce, microgreens, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsnips, peas, pole beans, potatoes, pumpkins, radish, ramps, rhubarb, salad greens, salad mix, shallots, shell beans, spinach, summer squash, sweet corn, sweet peppers, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomatoes, turmeric, wasabi, watercress, winter squash




Store Hours

  • Sun. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Mon. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Tue. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Wed. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Thu. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri. 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Sat. 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM