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New England Lobster Company

824 Cowan Road, Burlingame, CA
650-873-9000
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Ranked #2 of 145 restaurants in Burlingame
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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199 reviews 199 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place is for a purist. If you are craving real lobster and crab - fresh and pure - this is the place for you. However, it would be a real stretch to call it a "restaurant". There is not a whole lot of cooking going on here. And whatever cooking is done is entirely uninspiring. The atmosphere is very... More

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Stopped here for dinner before a flight from SFO. The food was great. We had the nachos, shrimp tacos and lobster tails. Note, the atmosphere is picnic table style. They have the worst soda and the prices are high for what this place is.

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Bristol, TN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are staying at one of the hotels near SFO, this is the place to go. Excellent lobster rolls. Price is pretty decent, better deals during happy hour, however. Parking can be a challenge during peak hours.

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SF_California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Two of us went for a lobster roll lunch with lobster chowder at noon. The place was just starting to get busy but we got a table, one of the last one's left. Ordered our food and sat down to wait for it to be delivered. The chowder was really good, very creamy and tasty. The lobster rolls, with mayonnaise,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Out of the way place close to the marriott and westin. The lobster was delicious. Lobster chowder good, many said great, I thought it was good. Naked lobster roll was fresh and good. I did not eat bread and probably should have gotten a whole lobster. The market has lobster, crab, and shrimp. The menu is great and does have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Love this place. Came here 3 times in one week. The food is really good. Lobster is fresh, chips are great. Love sipping water out of the mason jars provided

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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I loved the casual, beachy feel to this restaurant and the many lobster dishes. You walk up and order from the counter and then sit at picnic tables. I ordered lite at this meal-- lobster taco and a cup of the lobster corn chowder. The chowder was thick and very good--super filling so the light taco on the side made... More

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San Francisco
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12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Relatively new as a restaurant, I've been buying lobsters from their wholesale place for years. Now, I can eat at their new restaurant and get live lobsters and chowder to go. It's tucked away near the airport, but it was packed when we went there for Sunday lunch a couple of weeks ago. Lobster salad was tasty. Homemade chips were... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I've eaten here twice now and loved it both times. This has to be the best kept secret in the area because it wasn't crowded either time I visited. And because it is a quick service restaurant, it was easy and comfortable to just drop in and grab a quick bite. I had the naked lobster roll and it was... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this place is a great stop on the way to or from SFO. Its super close and easy to get on and off the free way. Great selection and fairly good value. Picnic table eating. My lobster roll did not look as good as some others that were being eaten, not as full of chunky lobster. but it tasted great... More

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