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The Lobster Place

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Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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75 9th Avenue, Chelsea Market, New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-255-5672
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9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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Freshest seafood, best prices

This is definitely the best place for fresh seafood you can get in Manhattan. A must for every seafood lover!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is definitely the best place for fresh seafood you can get in Manhattan. A must for every seafood lover!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boys (& us) really enjoyed the entire place! It's got every type of fresh fish & crustacean you can imagine. Plus fresh sushi & chowders/bisques. They also cook fresh lobsters for you in the back (& serve w/ butter). The lobster bisque was amazing! The Pilsner was good too. We will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lobster alive...cooked in 4 minutes...for 25 US...sushi very very fresh...glass of chardonnay at 8 US...we need to come back here

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fantastic and fun. A fish market with chowder, fresh lobster, sushi and all sorts of seafood. It was lovely. It was very crowded but definitely was part of the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stopped here for something to eat, whilst wandering around Chelsea Market, and we both decided to go for the lobster roll. It was absolutely delicious and could definitely taste how fresh the lobster was. Quite liked the fact that the place was half restaurant and half seafood shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a 2lb lobster between two - stand near the front and get a glass of wine to go with the delicious food! Oysters are delicious too - good for those not used to them as you can find a more approachable mollusc

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's something great about seeing fresh fish expertly turned into sushi right in front of you, which you can then buy and eat within minutes. It might be called The Lobster Place, but the sushi is incredible, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's like a huge clean market place where you get to choose the seafood you want, or ready made/ packed sushi, sashimi, salads etc. The lobster is a must eat that's reasonably priced. Only drawback is there is not enough sittings. Most if not all the patrons had to eat standing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife was walking by went to alone and asked me to write about. Said it was beyond words and was going to take me there but ran out of time. Said employees very very gracious and food was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a long walk around the city and stumbled upon the Chelsea Market and The Lobster Place. Huge pieces of lobster & bread so good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 9th Avenue, Chelsea Market, New York City, NY 10011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-255-5672

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen


Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm

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