“Most seafood should be simply threatened with heat and then celebrated with joy.”
–Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet
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 all about seafood. Don’t look for chicken here. This is where fresh seafood is thoughtfully prepared in ways that honor its delicate flavors and textures. This is where fun, food and hospitality abound and where the oysters are always fresh. So come join Mike and Amy in a celebration of seafood. Raise a glass, crack a claw, shuck a shell, and lift a fork to the best that our domestic oceans, rivers and lakes have to offer.
Click on the image to learn more about The Lobster Trap restaurant in Asheville. Meet Executive Chef Mike McCarty as he talks about our philosophy and the way our seafood is prepared.