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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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    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
Like a trip back to Maine

I really enjoyed the traditional Lobster roll and Chowder... so neat to find these great treats in a casual counter service restaurant! The Lobster roll was pure meat... no fillers!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
MNDaveC
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Honokaa, Hawaii
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent service. Fast and efficient. I got the lobster louie salad. Lots of lobster and supper delicious.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the traditional Lobster roll and Chowder... so neat to find these great treats in a casual counter service restaurant! The Lobster roll was pure meat... no fillers!

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What a great place to eat....the lobster was excellent....great atmosphere and the staff is excellent and very accommodating.. was very happy with the food...

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Food is great here. Although this will hit your wallet like a brick through a window. The food is really good and in a weird way worth the price, but only on those "I feel like dropping a dime" kinda of nights.

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We absolutely love bringing our family here and bring out of town guests as well. The food is great (try the lobster mac 'n cheese!) and the staff are great. The lobster sandwich is FABULOUS. We love our local little restaurant. :)

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Redwood City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've never been disappointed. The clam chowder, too. At $26 for both, it's not cheap, but the lobster is special, at least around here. Come at noon, expect to wait in line a bit. That said, it is quick and friendly. Picnic tables, inside and out.

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Calistoga
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten at Old Port Lobster Shack many times and have never been disappointing in the food. From their lobster rolls, to their clam chowder to their crab and lobster Louis, everything is delicious and fresh. I was also fortunate to be invited to a New Year's Eve party that was catered by them and once again all of... More 

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Mountain View
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This Redwood City venue was the winner of SF's Lobster Roll competition. Definitely worth trying, plus they have great crab, lobster, and other seafood.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ok it will be obvious right away that the lobster roll is the best, possibly this side of New England. But the lobster bisque, made from the left over shells (yes that is an ingredient in bisque) is divine. You would expect that flavor at a white tablecloth restaurant. If you miss your Friday night fish fry, east coasters and... More 

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CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Service is so so, food is okay, but for fast casual chowder it's not bad. The owners have another place in town, a BBQ, and it's actually worse.

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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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