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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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SHAREABLES
Fresh Clam Strips
cherrystone fried clam strips with citrus mayo
15
Peel and Eat Shrimp
thrown around with a bunch of Old Bay and served with cocktail sauce...finger lick'n good!
16
Fried Oysters Rockefella
Feel the Bling! Fried Oysters, spinach, vream, bacon, and parmesan
17
Lobster Cheese Fries
fries topped with our five-cheese sauce and Maine lobster... you're gonna need a fork!
18
Hot Crab Dip
hot lump crab dip served with our homemade Old Bay potato chips...a little crabby, a little cheesy!
17
Fried Calamari
Served with lemon aioli
15
Fried Pickles
served with chipotle mayo
9
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
with lobster caramel sauce
11
CHOWDAH
New England
creamy old-fashioned clam chowder.
Cup6.5
Bowl8.5
Down East
lobster, clam, haddock and mussels in a creamy tomato broth
Cup6.5
Bowl8.5
LOBSTER ROLLS
all rolls served on top of an authentic Maine style buttered and toasted bun, served with Brooklyn Brine nickle and your choice of fries
The Classic
"Maine Style" lobster salad tossed with a touch of mayo and topped with paprika and scallions
26
The Connecticut
lobster poached in butter and lemon, served warm and tossed with paprika and scallions
26
The Tuscan
lobster tossed in a basil vinaigrette
26
The BLT
lobster salad, chipotle mayo, and applewood smoked bacon topped with paprika and scallions
28
Fried Lobster Roll
fried lobster tossed in lobster caramel with kewpie mayo and scallions
26
THE MAINE EVENT
simply the best we have to offer, for two
The Maine Event
one shareable, two cups of chowdah or green salad, any two rolls (add $2 for BLT)
80
MAINES
Fish and Chips
fresh, wild-caught Atlantic white fish, beer battered and served with fries and coleslaw.
18
add 2oz lobster10
Lobster Mac and Cheese
Maine Lobster and organic pasta swimming in our five-cheese mac sauce
18
add 2oz extra lobster10
Seafood Pasta
bucatini pasta, clams, mussels and shrimp in a white wine sauce with cherry tomatoes, parmesan and fresh basil
22
add 2oz lobster10
Pan Seared Faroe Island Salmon
served with a bib lettuce, radish, cucumber tomato and avocado salad.
21
add 2 oz lobster10
SALADS
Cobbster Salad
Maine lobster, bacon, blue cheese, tomatoes, egg, crispy onions and avocado with blue cheese dressing
26
with chicken18
with shrimp19
add 2oz extra lobster10
Lobster Citrus Salad
Maine lobster, butter lettuce, citrus wedges, shaved fennel, tomato, onion, and radish with citrus vinaigrette
26
2oz extra lobster10
Little Gem Caesar Salad
classic Caesar with little gem lettuce
12
with lobster24
with chicken16
with shrimp18
with salmon21
SANDWICHES
choice of fries, potato salad or green salad
Hook Burger*
1/2 lb custom dry aged prime blend with lettuce, tomato, special sauce and American cheese
19
add bacon2
add 2oz lobster10
Crab Cake Sandwich
A mid-Atlantic classic made with fresh lump crab.
21
add 2 oz lobster10
Old Bay Fried Chicken Sandwich
Lettuce, tomato, Brooklyn Brine pickles and Old Baty citrus mayo
17
add 2 oz lobster10
Fried Clam Strip Roll
cherrystone fried clam strips with a spicy aioli
18
add 2oz lobster10
Surf and Turf Burger*
our Hook Burger plus LOBSTAH (and cheese sauce!)
29
add 2oz extra lobster10
The Lobster Clamwich
lobster salad topped with fried clams
21
add 2oz extra lobster10
Lobster Grilled Cheese
lobster, bacon, tomato, and cheddar
19
add 2oz extra lobster10
The Palmster
hearts of palm, celery and vegan mayo on a dairy-free grilled bun (vegan)
18
NEW ENGLAND STYLE BOILS
New England Seafood Boil
fresh clams, mussels, shrimp, sausage, corn and red potatoes
25
add a fresh 1.5 lb Maine lobster28
The Lobster Dinner
Swimming-in-the-tank-fresh Maine Lobster (1.5 lbs), boiled red potatoes, corn, slaw, and butter
Market Price
The Poundster
1 lb kings crab legs, 1 lobster, 2 rock crab claws, andouille sausage, clams, mussels, potatoes and corn on the cob, tossed in seasoned butter
85
SIDES
Mac and Cheese
8
Cheese Fries
9
French Fries
6
Potato Salad
3
Green Salad
5
Slaw
3
Little Gem Caesar Salad
6
BEVERAGES
Organic Maine Root Sodas
4
Lemonade
5
Iced Tea
4
Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee
5
Sponsored by: Red Hook Lobster Pound

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."
Giuditta A
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3. Great funky seafood restaurant
3. Great funky seafood restaurant
"Just go get a lobster roll and enjoy the experience"
Whyknott
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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Laura M
SUSANP3728, Owner at Red Hook Lobster Pound, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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.

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed June 18, 2019

We had a wonderful waitress who made our experience very pleasurable. She suggested we try both chowders, and they were both delicious, but I was very pleasantly surprised at how good the Down East Chowder was: flavorful and savory but light. I'd love to have...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank hkbuck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Rebecca H
SUSANP3728, Owner at Red Hook Lobster Pound, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Thank cool_satchmo
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...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank David R
Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

This review is for the red hook food truck that is by the Rockefeller center. We got the lobster roll and shrimp salad, both tasted good. Service was good though a bit slow for me, said they were just opening. We got some coupons from...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank TX0810
Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

We had The Poundster and it was delicious. It had snow crab legs, Rick crab claws, a 1 1/2 lbs lobster, mussels, clams, corn on the cob, potatoes etc. Perfect for sharing by 2 people. It was very tasty, though the garlic was a bit...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Worldtraveler1828
Reviewed August 23, 2019

There is a Red Hook Lobster Pound truck in front of my job. I Decided to treat myself to a Lobster Roll for lunch today. I'm not too happy!!! First of all, for the price the lobster roll should be a little bigger. Second, the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank MareMareb
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Delicious brunch, I loved it here. I took the NYC water ferry over from Wall St, Pier 11. So simple and quick and well worth the journey. The food was delicious and the server was very helpful with her recommendations and ensuring we were happy....More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank Robert T
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

From a hole-in-the-wall lobster roll joint to a full-fledged restaurant, this Red Hook institution keeps packing people in. Boiled lobster is delicious. So is the fried clam appetizer with aioli dip. You can also take out a live one and boil it at home. Today...More

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