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Old Port Lobster Shack

3130 Alpine Road, Suite 300, Portola Valley, CA 94028
650.561.9500
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Cuisines: American, Seafood, Chowder, Sandwiches
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- Aug 5, 2014
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English first
Portola Valley, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant is located in a small shopping mall in Ladera, just west of 280. When you must have a lobster roll, this is *the* place to go. The menu includes lots of seafood dishes, which I've not sampled yet. The lobster roll always wins out. You can get the food to go, or enjoy it at one of the... More

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Los Altos, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Let me just say that I lived in Boston and spent many summers on Cape Cod. I'm a Fried Clam Fanatic, and for those of you in the know, that means, whole belly, Ipswich. Well, before finding the Old Port Lobster Shacks in Portola Valley and in Redwood City, I was forced to fly to Boston to satisfy my craving.... More

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Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Lobster Shack is in Portola Valley, California, about 2,700 miles from Maine. Nevertheless, they make a credible lobster roll that I really enjoyed. The Shack is also about 2 miles from the San Andreas Fault, which has the potential to make a meal at the shack very exciting. The only down site is that you pay Bay Area prices... More

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Today we enjoyed a real Maine Lobster roll in Redwood City. The Old Port Lobster Shack will take you back to Maine without the 5 hour flight. From the ambiance to the table decor it's all there. The only thing missing is a view of the ocean. "Escape to a little piece of Maine at our casual New England style... More

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Seattle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

This is good value for the money. You get lots of food and good BBQ quality taste. We didn't go for the lobster our first time but the pulled pork was a hit and the sauce was tasty. Worth a lunch trip.

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Dallas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I can hardly wait to speed out of SFO to the Old Port Lobster Shack! The Double Play Lobster Roll is a decadent pleasure, I get one Maine and one Naked.My husband loves the fish and chips. I wish they would branch out to Dallas. The food is not cheap but well worth every penny. Lots of sweet lobster on... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

A wonderful, funky place with superb lobster and lobster rolls. Very family and child oriented. Situated in a small, nice strip mall with indoor and outdoor seating at wooden tables. You order at the counter and food is brought to your table. Lobsters are fresh. Lobster rolls to die for. They also have good choices for kids. A fun place... More

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Portola Valley, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The Lobster Shack has added a number of items to the menu which warranted another try. We have had the brisket of beef plate several times. It is really good - not New York deli really good - but it is very tasty. The Mac-n-Cheese that accompanies it is simply delicious. And be sure to order some of their cole-slaw... More

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San Jose, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The portions are hot and tasty. Nothing remarkable about the recipe, but good for a quick lunch. The location is pleasant. There is no view, but you can sit outdoors and watch the families doing their shopping.

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Portola Valley, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

Does Portola Valley need a Lob-Stah shack? The food is good here, but for the same price you can have a nicer dining experience elsewhere. I paid $14.00 for Fish and Chips. I ordered at the counter and the kitchen server brought it to me at my little wooden table (Cape Cod style). The food was good, but I'm not... More

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