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Lolo's Seafood Shack

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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


$5 - $15
Caribbean, Seafood

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Are you craving some seafood? How about a pile of sauce-covered shrimp or steamed snow crab? Maybe you're looking for the satisfying crunch of fried conch or a savory soft-shell crab sandwich. At Lolo's Seafood Shack, you can enjoy a taste of the coast - or the islands - without ever having to leave New York City! In the Caribbean islands, a "lolo" refers to a traditional restaurant where you can taste local dishes, seasonings, and flavors. In 2014, entrepreneur and hospitality guru Leticia Young partnered with executive chef Raymond Mohan to create Lolo's Seafood Shack. The goal was to introduce New Yorkers to the flavors of the Caribbean and provide a new twist on coastal seafood favorites.
$5 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Caribbean, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Delivery, Reservations
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved the flavors of the Salmon Sandwich served in a Johnny Cake, but oh the grease and the after effects of heartburn! Delicious but I'd need to visit here only once in a blue moon and maybe take a roll of paper towels to...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews I went to Lolo's and given the time, I decided to order from the Happy Hour Menu. I got the ribs, the shrimp and fries, the crab burger, and a pitcher of coconut rum punch. Where do I begin? Well the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank NelliJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little place is hip and friendly. All of the seafood boils are tasty and have just the right spice. The rum punch is a must-order. Make sure to order the Conch Fritters. And be prepared for a really friendly staff.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Very rustic place that's not big on looks but great on flavor. I had the coconut shrimp basket that came with garlic fries. I added an order of sweet potato wedges to my order. Gentleman that took our order at the counter was friendly and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TravelingMomma73
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Best seafood in nyc. With exceptional service and great drinks. Must try the lovster roll. Only fresh Maine lobster they use and jerk ribs, Belizean conch fritter, richardo glazed chicken wings. Crab cake basket

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Not happy! I have been in Phily where most places put their foot up in foods meaning they really put all efforts in. But this place came with high ratings however i beg the difference.. The meal i ordered was very bland. I ordered the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JeenieConcierge
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Lolo’s Is NOT all that. We paid $10 for TINY (I mean dental rinse cup size) Paloma’s that didn’t even taste like Paloma’s. The shrimp was fine but the garlic fries were utterly devoid of flavor. This place is very expensive for the quality of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

I'm a New Yorker and when I learned of Lolo's a few weeks back it stuck in my food register as a must stop. Lo and behold after two glorious hours at the Harlem Department of Motor Vehicles I found myself not far and ventured...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Traveled to NYC with my son for his 16th birthday. We had pizza several days in a row and he was looking for something different. He found LoLos online so we gave it a try. LoLos was very easy to find and conveniently located near...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Alison L
Reviewed May 27, 2018

So picture the interior of a beach shack restaurant in Jamaica with a few outside tables. That’s LoLo’s except it’s on West 116th Street. It is very small, with a few outside and inside tables that appear to be home made with 4x6s. You order...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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