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Old Port Lobster Shack

851 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1712
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Ranked #5 of 236 restaurants in Redwood City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
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86% Recommend
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English first
West Menlo Park, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I love this place for a lunch once in a while when I want to feel like a splurge..I always get the naked lobstah roll with two sides of cole slaw (no fries) and a glass of sauvignon blanc..sit outside on a picnic table and imagine the sea air. It is tunky but oh so good at at lunch can... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

WENT TO fisherman's Wharf in SF. It was absolutely crazy. Parking was $4.50 per half hour. Dissappointed so we headed back to our motel and just took a chnce by getting off in Redwood, CA. Was very well surprized. We found this place and it was outstanding. Not fancy but the food and service is unbelieveable. The Shrimp and oyster... More

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Redwood City, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Having lived in New England for the past 35 years, I have eaten a few lobster (lobstah) rolls in that period of time. Now that we live in CA, I was delighted to discover this gem of a place which will definitely satisfy that lobstah roll craving whenever it pops up. They do a great job!

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a locals favorite. It is a little hard to find. It is tucked into a strip mall that belies the food, but don't let that fool you. The food here is excellent. The only reason I didn't rate the restaurant as excellent is because of its front end -- it is quite popular and so there is frequently... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We ate lunch here a few days ago as my daughter (who lives in the area) had been to before. It's one of those places that you wouldn't give a second glance to since it is located in a strip mall behind/ next to an In N Out burger. Give it a second glance (or three or four)! They fly... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It s a cute enough little spot, very casual plastic fork kind of casual. We went we a group which was a bad idea. Not only do they not talk reservations you cant get a table till you have ordered. The lobster was shipped in from New England. Not what I'm looking for when I want fresh seafood.

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Näsbypark, Stockholms Län, Sweden
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went to this place after finding it on tripadvisor. Very good food in an easy going atmosphere. I sat outside in the sun and had a great Clam Showder to start with and a full main Lobster. The only thing I can not get used to is to eat Frensh Fries to Lobster... I will come back!

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Sacramento, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love coming here to Redwood City because of Old Port Lobster Shack. It's a nice find for sea food lovers and well worth the price.

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221 reviews 221 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This a routine stop for me now .,great food at a reasonable price . Not a fancy place , picnic tables is the norm inside but you will not be disappointed with the food . The service is also outstanding . You will not even have to go get drink refills . Great place that I go to every trip... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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216 reviews 216 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Old Port Lobster Shack is tucked away in a small strip mall,a real hidden gem for fans of east coast fresh lobster. I sampled a few different menu items on two separate dining occasions. The lobster rolls are delicious,taste the same as what you would find in the new england area and the prices are about the same as what... More

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