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“Excellent lobster rolls, but be prepared for sticker shock” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brooklyn Fish Camp

Brooklyn Fish Camp
162 5th Ave, Ste 2, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4414
718-783-3264
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Ranked #1,212 of 4,604 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Bellevue, Washington
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“Excellent lobster rolls, but be prepared for sticker shock”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Four of us stopped here for lunch and all made the same choice: lobster rolls! If you’re willing to splurge (“market price” is the rule), you won’t be disappointed. The toasted, buttered rolls were stuffed with big chunks of lobster meat, and the accompaniment was a heaping pile of excellent shoestring fries. We also shared a plate of spicy Vidalia onion rings—best I’ve had in many years! But this quality comes at a price (even though the decor is not at all upscale). Our bill for four was $139, not including tip. The menu has lots of other choices, so you're not obliged to empty your wallet. But if you really, really have a yearning for a lobster roll, this is a great choice.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
NYC, ny
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“seafood delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

we enjoyed the restaurant from beginning to end: food was excellent and fresh; service was great and wait staff was friendly and accommodating. we had fantastic oysters which were icy cold and briny, although pricey at $3.50 per oyster, but definitely worth it. all of our party enjoyed their entrees as well. note: the bar serves only wine and beer.

will absolutely return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GreatCthulhu
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“the worlds most expensive bad gumbo”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I've been to fish camp a couple of times and always regarded the fare as solid if overpriced, especially considering the tiny "European-style" portions (to be expected in a enclave of dimwitted socialist craft-beer lentil-eating hipsters like Park Slope). I'm inspired to write this review by the jaw-droppingly terrible gumbo I was served on Valentines Day, there with my wife and daughter. Imagine some congealed slop with miscellaneous chunks of imitation crab meat poured over Uncle Ben's Minute Rice and microwaved for thrity seconds, and there you pretty much have the dump's interpretation of the cajun classic. The crown on this slough of medocrity was the lukewarm crab thrust into the top of the rice. I am pretty sure it was meant as an extravagant decoration, not to consume because it contained no meat. At any rate, absolutely disgusting and had I not been there on a special day I would have sent it back to the kitchen and demanded a full refund. I am out $100 for this disgraceful meal; dear reader, do not make the same mistake and out of town visitors, please do not be lured to the commie streets of park slope by the claims that its food scene is world class. It isn't. It's a big crappp sandwich. Escept for the taco truck that's at the corner of fifth and union on weekdays and Two Toms on Union and Fourth.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Very good fried oyster sandwich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I recently stopped in to the Brooklyn Fish Camp after leaving the nearby Barclay Center. It was around 9PM and not very crowded, so my friend and I sat at the bar and ordered a couple of fried oyster sandwiches call Po Boy.(I believe) We sat and watch some basketball, had a few beers on tap and eagerly awaited the coming of the food.
The sandwiches were delicious, a bit pricey. I had the cole slaw as a side dish and my friend had the home cut fries, which were thinly sliced and not greasy at all.
The atmosphere of the fish camp is very hospitable, the service is always excellent. I've never had a bad experience here and have going for a few years. Highly recommended

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn NY
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great seafood, just don't mind the wait”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Love this place, unfortunately i've waited for a table, more than i've eaten here. I've simply learned to go on off nights, when people aren't entertaining out of town friends and family. Fish is always fresh, menu options are always consistent and tasty. Prices could be a bit better.

Visited May 2012
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