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Old Port Lobster Shack

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851 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94061
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Redwood City, California
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The Old Port Lobster Shack, formerly located on Veterans Blvd. has moved to co locate with the BBQ place at Woodside Plaza. You can get fish and chips, lobster roll or ribs. The place is bustling, casual and popular.

Thank Fritzikay
San Francisco
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286 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

It's rare to have a restaurant serving lobster in this area (no Red Lobster within half and hour) so this was a welcome addition, although always overpriced for everything on the menu, not just the lobster. Now the owner was caught embezzling and I thought it would fold, but instead it moved across town and combined with a BBQ place!... More 

Thank OmarKhayyam
Redwood City, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This place is so overrated and the lobster is not that great! Too pricey!!!!!! Went there once and will not go again!!!!!!

1 Thank Mary050746
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This used to be my birthday lunch restaurant. Love the lobster roll, just a bit expensive, but it is lobster. Then the restaurant closed....but alas it is now on Woodside Rd., and Massachusetts as part of Rack n Roll. Two great places "rolled" into one. Life is good again! There are servers, after you've ordered and paid at the counter.

Thank Goldie49er
Santa Cruz, California
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Note, they have moved to Woodside Plaza behind the Bank of America. They have great Whole Belly Clams and Rhode Island Chowder (red with tomato) I was introduced to Whole Belly Clams in Maine and the this is one of the only places to get them in California. They are very yummy. My husband loves the Rhode Island Chowder. Lots... More 

1 Thank Connie12
Paso Robles, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Is no one going to update the list of the locations that are still one and the one that is closed??? We went to the location listed on Veteran's Blvd. today only to find it closed? We had just driven 4 hours for a doctor's appointment at Stanford Med and were looking forward to a different kind of lunch. Not... More 

Thank Steve B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We often went to Lobster Shack when they were on Veterans Blvd. and liked it very much. Unfortunately the menu at the new location is much more limited with some of our favorites no longer available. They have greatly expanded the BBQ items, but have less seafood offerings. In addition the prices in have increased a fair amount, a lobster... More 

1 Thank mjbuckley
San Carlos, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We used to be regulars but...... We visited new location on Woodside rd. Just not the same. Higher prices and smaller portions. The lobster roll didn't taste as good either. New management is trying cut cost and quality is suffering. Wont be going back.

1 Thank jimratdog
Redwood City, California
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

First off they haven't updated their new address everywhere which I feel is poor management. Their new address is: 20 Woodside Plz Redwood City, CA 94061. Years ago I went here at the old location and my bf and I were blown away at how delicious everything was. We went all out. Each of us got Lobster Rolls, Lobster Bisque,... More 

1 Thank myroses2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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196 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

During March 2016, lobster shack had a 2 whole lobsters for usd $70. The lobsters are perfectly cooked, so the meat is not rubbery and tasteless. I have tried the crab cakes but they were not that great. Service is fast. I typically get a table fast because I go before 6 pm. Once I order it takes about 15... More 

Thank Keng Hian L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 851 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94061
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: 650-366-2400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?