Richmond >Food & Dining > Byram's Lobster House
3215 W Broad St, Richmond, VA | Directions 2323037.566192 -77.475214
Neighborhoods: The Museum District, Carytown - Museum District - Scotts Addition
It was a good salad – My husband and I recently went on a getaway weekend in Richmond. We wanted to have a great dinner. We went to Byrams lobster house because I wanted Lobster. All I can say is the salad, dessert and coffee were great! We ordered fried oysters for an appetizer, I do believe they were from the river; Not only were they old but they had been fried to death! We both ordered specials of the day. I had the stuffed half lobster and NY strip, my husband the grilled trio, 3 different fish broiled. Sounds good!
When they brought the plates, the 3 fish portions were a little small, when I removed the stuffing from my lobster it was anorexic! I had to scrape the meat off of the shell. This was really over cooked and just ruined the lobster. We received free dessert because of this. I never did get a properly cooked lobster.
The next morning my husband had some kind of allergic reaction, his lips are swollen. We had to cut our trip short and come home.
Do not eat at this resturant, Gordon Ramsey needs to intervene. He would cuss up a storm if he went to this place.
It is overpriced and they do not have good seafood.They should not call themselves a Lobster house since they obviously cannot cook a lobster!
worst food ever!!!! – i took a very good friend to bryams for i thought was great food little did i know it was the worst food and the seafood was very very very old i didn't eat much thinking i would be in the hospital and was bad for my friend the portions were very little 4 the price it took over an hour and 15 min. 4 dinnerserver was nasty there were charges i didn't understand i ask 4 a manager only to be told he's 2 busy to talk well the over charges came out of the tip which i gave none and i never do that i tip 25%they need the bbb and food inspector don't go if you value your health and wallet please city close this place!!!!!!!
SEE, FOOD – Just the other day i came here, I knew where it was its right there on Broad. This dude i know had came and left by the time i got there but who cares im ready to break bad on some lobster at this point! Picked out the lobster out that big tank they got and i picked out a moose of a lobster, named it Clarence. Well me and Clarence went to town, after they took Clarence back in the back and cooked that dude. Slapped some butter on it. The manager said i looked great and it was normal. Some old dude came about real close to ruining everything for me by ordering oysters and it smelled like F.....A.....R.....T.......T..........S. Anyway was real good lobster tale and i went and smoked a stoge out back and walked my rear end home.
Comfort was 1 hour + wait so we decided to try something else, and picked byram's because we'd driven past it so many times and always wondered if it was any good. Wonder no more, it is the worst seafood in Richmond by far.
Conch cake appetizer was gross. $7 a glass house wine isn't insane, but still on pricey side. Took about an hour from when we ordered our entrees till they arrived. I got a lobster, $41 for 1.5 lbs, awfully expensive considering it was cooked to the consistency of shoe leather.
My wife got the broiled seafood platter, which consisted of a clam that was dead (didn't open), two rubbery scallops, 1 large tasteless unidentifiable fish filet, and 2 oysters that smelled like f a r t s. Needless to say she barely touched her meal.
If you're thinking about going to Byram's Lobster House, just go to taco bell or something instead.
Extremely Overpriced! – My family and I recently visited Byram's to celebrate my sister's graduation from VCU - no one had eaten there before, but we thought it would be a good idea since it was close to the Siegel Center...we were mistaken. Our group showed up for dinner at 4:30, so that we would have plenty of time for food before my sister had to leave to be at her graduation at 6:15. Although we were the only people dining at the time, we had one waiter serving us (15 people). While looking at the menu trying to pick an appetizer, we were "advised" by the waiter that he could get us a sampler platter. We agreed, and were served with two plates of food about 25 minutes later. Our meals took over an hour to arrive, causing my sister to leave without getting her meal! When our separate bills arrived, we were ASTONISHED to find that the restaurant had charged everyone $8.95 for the sampler platter - that's right, per person...to a total of $134.25!!! This was brought to the waiters attention, but he couldn't have cared less that he was gouging my family! The manager was asked to come out to speak with us, but the only compromise he lent us was that he would take $8 off of all of our bills...basically $40 off the entire check. Therefore, we were still charged $94.25 for an APPETIZER!!!! Never in my life have I ever felt so cheated when it came to eating a meal at a restaurant! The sampler platter was not listed on the menu, but the manager swore that his waiter had told us about the charge before we ordered it - and in his mind, the customer is not always right...we were also told that the owner would come and speak to us, but he never showed up. In my mind, if the owner was there, he should have come out to discuss the problem with his customers! If not, he should respond to my mother's email - she sent it to him 2 weeks ago! He should not be in business if he thinks cheating customers is how business should be run!!!!!
THE WORST SEAFOOD IN RICHMOND..... – My recent visit to Byrams was the worst experience that any one could have in a restaurant. I will begin by saying that the waitress was not polite or friendly at all, actually she had an attitude. I had order the broiled seafood platter for $19.95 and as soon as the waitress put the plate in front of me I told my husband " this food looks nasty and actually where is the food??? Those were the smallest portions I have ever seen, especially for that price. The fact that I was raised by a professional fisherman in the caribbean islands (who sells fresh seafood to the best restaurants in the area) trust me, I know how seafood is suppose to look, smell and taste. The fish was bland and with no flavor at all, the oysters looked dryed and old, I didn't even tasted the rest of the food fearing of getting sick. I told the waitress that I was not going to eat that food because it was Nasty, at that point she told me that she was going to tell the manager. Few minutes later she came back with an attitude and told me that the manager stated that the food was good and that nothing was wrong with it and that I had to pay the full price for it even if I didn't eat it. I told her that I was not going to pay him for that nasty food. Then once she went back and told him that he came by the table, not to ask me what was wrong but to tell me that what I had order was his very popular dish and that no one had ever complain about it. I told him that provably those customers didn't know how seafood was supposed to taste and that I was not going to pay for such a horrible dish and service. He then told me that he was going to take care of it so when the ticket came I notice that he was charging us $6.95 and I asked why the charge and the waitress told us that he had charged us for the salad and the hard baked potato that I only had about 3 pieces of it because it was uncooked. I had never been to a restaurant as filty and with such a poor service and horrible food quality.
Excellent! – We were extremely impressed for our first visit. The restaurant is located almost directly under the Channel 6 News tower on West Broad Street. The interior is nicely decorated in Greek. The staff was friendly and professional. The food was very fresh and delicious. The ambience is romantic but is good for families. We would highly recommend it again - bring your appetite, as the portions are large.
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