Old Port Lobster Shack Restaurant Review, Redwood City
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Old Port Lobster Shack
851 Veterans Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94063
Lobster Shack Redwood City
Lobster Shack focuses on bringing the New England lobster experience to the San Francisco Bay Area. It opened in 2006 and is located in a strip mall near Baker’s Square in Redwood City. They opened a location in Portola Valley in the middle of 2011. Lobster Shack flies in the lobsters from the East Coast several times a week. Lobster Shack has much more than lobster on the menu, seafood appetizers, BBQ, sandwiches, burgers, and seafood platters. They have BBQ’s on the weekends. We returned for a meal in May 2012 at the Portola Valley location.
Decor, Vibe – Lobster Shack has fun decor with birch picnic tables a la New England with bouys, fishing nets. During lunch, workers from nearby were eating. Outdoor seating for warmer days.
Lobster Shack Menu Pictures (Click to zoom in on menu)
Lobster Shack Menu
You order at the counter, receive a number, and wait for your order at a table.
Lobster Shack Picks:
The Naked Lobster Roll ($18.75) was lobster meat on a toasted roll with sides of fries, mayo, cole slaw, and drawn butter. It has massive amounts of tender but cold lobster on their specially baked nicely toasted and buttered buns. Perfect lobster flavor. Wish the Lobster Roll had a bigger bun as there was so much lobster. No need to slather mayo on this beast, as it dilutes the flavor too much. You can order the Maine Lobster Roll ($18.75) with the mayo mixed in. They do not drench the lobster in heavy mayo.
$4 upcharge adds a cup or mug of New England Clam Chowdah and a soda. The chowder was creamy and full of potatoes and clams. Pretty large mug.
Steamed Mussels ($14.75) in white wine and garlic herb butter was a large platter full of fresh mussels in a very nice broth. The included bread was on the greasy side, but proved to be essential in maximizing use of the awesome broth.
Steamed Maine Lobstah Dinner ($26.75) for 1 1/4 lb lobster, fries, corn on the cob, and coleslaw. Looked great and tasted even better. Messy but worth the effort. It is pretty easy getting the tail and claws off. They include a bib and instructions on how to rip it apart. Simple cooking style but why mess with a good thing? Be sure to eat the ugly guts inside the head..!
BBQ Brisket -Plate ($11.75) contained several slices of tender, smokey, BBQ beef along with a slightly spicy BBQ sauce. Surprisingly decent.
BBQ Pulled Pork Roll ($7.75) was situated on the same bun as the lobster roll. There was ample quantity of tender pork although they were sloppy with fat still mixed in. Their BBQ sauce was slightly zesty and could have used of work.
Lobster Shack serves up its namesake lobster extremely well. If you have a hankering for New England style seafood, head here. Kids menu available. Short wine list with glasses from $5, bottles from $15. Catering available.
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