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Old Port Lobster Shack

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851 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1712
650-366-2400
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fast Food Style Lobster

A yummy treat! I ate here alone, and was very pleased. It's the kind of place where you order at the counter and the food comes to you. Helpful cashier recommended the lobster roll, and I'm glad I followed his advice. A generous serving of fresh lobster, and very quick service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
YbarraK
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Bishop, California
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The lobster roll was good, the fries were good, the location was good. But $28 for a drink, fries, a mini-cup of slaw, and a scoop of lobster between a couple slices of sourdough was a bit much. Glad I went, doubt I'd hit it again.

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Bishop, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A yummy treat! I ate here alone, and was very pleased. It's the kind of place where you order at the counter and the food comes to you. Helpful cashier recommended the lobster roll, and I'm glad I followed his advice. A generous serving of fresh lobster, and very quick service.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Came here for dinner around 7 pm on Saturday and it was slightly crowded. The queue was about 15 min wait. Ordered clam chowder, lobster bisque, long neck clams, rolled lobster melt and 1.5 lb maine lobster. Clam chowder and maine lobster was excellent. Highly recommended. The rest were Ok . Cost us $100 total.

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Tampere, Finland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is good! The staff are very friendly, the food is great, and the atmosphere is excellent. The place also has a few tables outside, too bad they were all reserved when I went here. It seems to be a very popular place to go. I ordered Fried Clam Strips and a Maine Lobster Roll. Both were very good,... More 

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Sydney
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went here for a dinner with friends and my gosh it was good. The Lobster Mac n Cheese is out of this world, although incredibly rich and more than a couple of mouthful's and it would have been too much. The beef brisket is also awesome, as is their beer selection. A must visit if you're in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Food was great. service was superb. Restrooms extremely clean. And coctails perfectly made by an experienced bartender

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff and good food. Can get pretty crowded, you wait in line to order your food and then they bring it to the table.

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Redwood City, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

wife i got salad, kids ordered the crusted tilapia, and i ordered the lobster roll. If you want a good lobster roll but don't want to travel far (if living in peninsula) then this is the place. I like that it wasn't coated heavily with that mayo sauce. It did't come in a roll; more like a big texas toast... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a no fuss but fantastic place to eat. There lobster is bought in live from Maine and the cook fresh with no fuss. You come in order then seat yourself the food is then delivered and then your mouth becomes happy.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I think my photo will tell the story more than words, but if you like, as I do, a really fresh seafood salad with real lobster, crab and prawns, then get this. The Louie dressing is dialed in and the quality and quantity of the seafood is honest and bountiful. Lettuce was fresh and crisp. I'd order it again, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 851 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: 650-366-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?