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Red Hook Lobster Pound

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. One awesome Lobster Roll !!!
1. One awesome Lobster Roll !!!
"We can't remember a better Lobster roll !"
jsolo50_50
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2. Best Lobster in NYC
2. Best Lobster in NYC
"Quality/price just the best."
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3. Great funky seafood restaurant
3. Great funky seafood restaurant
"Just go get a lobster roll and enjoy the experience"
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About
Serving fresh New England Seafood and the best crustacean in the nation. We are a family restaurant that has been internationally recognized as serving some of the best lobster south of Maine. We serve a full menu ranging from fresh fish specials, to the famous Hook Burger that has been lauded as one of the best in the city, to specialty frozen drinks and craft and local beer. We are family friendly and can host large groups. We are one block from the NYC Ferry stop in Red Hook and right next to the B 61 bus. In warmer weather we have outdoor tables that are pet friendly.
PRICE RANGE
$14 - $65
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This places serves an excellent lobster roll (almost as good as some of the lobster pounds in Maine) and lobster mac'n cheese. I was also impressed with the fact it serves Allagash White beer on tap, which is one of my favorites. I agree with...the poster that said the prices are high, even for lobster. My visit was pre-pandemic (unfortunately, I forgot to do a write-up at the time).More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 27, 2020 via mobile

Since NYC is on PAUSE due to the coronavirus global pandemic, we are in town for my birthday instead of traveling. We've been preparing our own meals for weeks but decided to order out as a treat. We ordered our usual lobster rolls with Brussels...sprouts and everything turned out great. The fries were still hot and crunchy which I suspect means there is no traffic since so many people are at home. It's definitely not the same as visiting in person but we did enjoy it.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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SUSANP3728, Owner at Red Hook Lobster Pound, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2020

We feel honored to have been a part of your birthday celebrating, even if it was a little different this year! We hope we can all celebrate in person again soon!

Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

We stopped here on a Saturday night and ordered to go while on our way back to Staten Island from spending time bowling in the the city. My husband and son went in and ordered to go and they were so nice and gave my...son a drink while they waited. We have been to burger and lobster and Luke’s lobster but this place really stood out. The lobster roll was delicious and the fries that came with it stood fresh 25min later. It was all worth every pennyMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020

I've been here twice in the past year and, although the service is very pleasant, and the lobster fresh, the prices are high ($26 for a lobster roll - and the bun wasn't even toasted!!).More

Date of visit: May 2019
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SUSANP3728, Owner at Red Hook Lobster Pound, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

Lobster is super expensive, and we only buy the best. I am sorry you feel like it is overpriced but based on the market price, we feel that it is fair. (Also that price does include a pickle and a side). We do hope that...More

Reviewed December 28, 2019

We made an outing from Manhattan to Red Hook, Brooklyn by taking the IKEA Ferry from Pier 11 down on Wall Street. We walked about 15 blocks to Van Brunt to have lobsters at Red Hook Lobster Pound. We ordered the lobster boil and added...$10 for clams, mussels, shrimp and sausage. Very pleased--and really, there was more than enough food without the add-on. Very friendly family place. We went back to IKEA for dessert and took the ferry back to Manhattan. A very fun day. We returned after dark and enjoyed spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2019

We met American friends here Lovely varied menu. scrubbed tables.Excellent Lobster. Nice atmosphere easy to talk there wheelchair friendly Nice staff.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a Tuesday evening. Had eaten here once before on a weekend night during summer when it was mobbed. Food is excellent Brussel sprouts are delish. Lobster rolls are the bomb but the seafood boil with lobster was even better! My...friend had crab stuffed lobster which she said was scrumptious. The service is great & loved that there weren’t many other patrons making it a relaxing wonderful meal.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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SUSANP3728, Owner at Red Hook Lobster Pound, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2019

Thank you so much for the very kind review! We're so thrilled that you had such a great experience here! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 23, 2019

My husband found this restaurant before we travelled to New York and oh, how it was worth travelling to Brooklyn for, this amazing little gem of a place is a must visit. The staff are super lovely and the service was fab. The lobster rolls...are the nest I've ever tasted - we had the fried lobster and the lobster BLT. My son has the seafood pasta. All of the food was so fresh, tasty and moreish. I would highly recommend the Red Hook Lobster Pound.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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SUSANP3728, Owner at Red Hook Lobster Pound, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2019

We're so thrilled that you had a great time! We hope to see you on your next visit to New York!

Reviewed October 15, 2019

We enjoyed the dishes we ordered from their outlet at the Smorgasburg park in Brooklyn. Service was prompt and prices were reasonable

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

This is a little out of the way place very near the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. We had lunch here before we got on the boat for our cruise. There were 8 of us and we had a little bit of everything and all of it...was great. This is definitely a place worth trying.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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they substitute a lettuce wrap for bun if you want them to
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