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“"Best Food on City Island"”

City Island Lobster House
Ranked #7 of 1,266 Restaurants in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited the Lobster House and were treated like family. The owner, JoJo, and the wait staff were friendly and extremely accommodating. We ate outside on the deck. It was a scenic and pleasant seating. Everyone enjoyed their meals, Recommendations: seafood salad appetizer, garden salad, blue crabs steamed in bay seasoning (OUTSTANDING!!), shrimp fra diavolo, lobster tails and scallops. All entrees were fresh and deliciously prepared.

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Thank Christine P
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went here for lunch based on the recommendations but was very disappointed. Yes, the portions were large and the service was very good. But the food was poor. They first served a salad drenched in balsamic. It was inedible. The New England clam chowder was pasty. The lobster tail was completely flavorless and the drawn butter served with it seemed mixed with water. Corn on the cob was comparable to KFC. Not fresh. Coleslaw was okay. The french fries were mediocre at best. Fish and chips were a big portion with fish not very good, though the chips were really very good. Dessert was included so you do get your money's worth if you are here just to fill up. But if you want a fine dining experience, this is not place.

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2  Thank mskittycat
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went for a surprise Mother's day dinner. At first we thought we'd be waiting for hours to eat due to the crowds of people in front. When we were directed to the back of the restaurant we were shocked to see it was empty!!! We were seated outside which had an awesome view. It has a very private feel. The waitress was so pleasant. My son was cold because of the water and she brought him some table cloths to wrap himself. This in my book is EXCELLENT customer service!!! I ordered the scallops and jumbo shrimp. The plate was the size of a serving tray. Huge portions even for the kids. Delicious food great service. We will definitely be going back sooner than later.

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2  Thank Janel R
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

My family has been to this Lobster House a few times, so we where pretty sure about how things would be and we were not disappointed. I know how busy City Island can get especially on the weekend so we dined early (as the place filled up quickly). The restaurant was neat and clean, the service was good, the food was fresh and plentiful and the prices not bad at all considering we had sea food. I would and have recommended this place to people and as long as things don't change I will continue to do so (all you have to see is the long lines trying to get in the place on a Friday or Saturday night). The only thing I didn't like was that since this place caters to many, you will see a lot of families with small children (and not all people teach their kids how to behave in public).

1  Thank Westchester NY T
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

A large group of retired teachers, some 50 of us, made the stop at City Island Lobster House. We had just spent the day at the Botanical gardens and were tired and hungry. This was a late lunch affair. We were fed to the gills. The owner manager met us as we got off the bus. He was so well prepared that he had balloons on our tables waiting for us. The food started as soon as we sat, and did not end until the coffee was served. He was a gracious host. The staff were high energy and eager to make the event satisfying. The place is clean and bright. The food was rightly done, flavorful, and properly made. I had the lobster tail. That was tender and beautifully presented. Two at our table had the Broiled lobster, and one had Chicken Parmigian. No one went away hungry. Some took "doggy bags" home. You will not be disappointed here, they won't let you be. There goal was to please, and they did.

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Thank ChrisDCarlson
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